image via LIFE Magazine photo archive
Edith Shain, who was one of the subjects in the classic World War II photograph of a sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square in August 1945, has passed away at the age of 91 (via Reuters). This news got us to thinking about how photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt’s V-J Day photograph, featuring Shain, is truly one of the most iconic images in the history of photography. What other photos come to mind when you think of iconic shots? What about Steve McCurry’s “Afghan Girl,” which was published on the June 1985 cover of National Geographic? Perhaps The Beatles’ “Abbey Road” album cover image, taken by Iain Macmillan?
image via National Geographic 100 Best Pictures
image via beatles.com
“Hope For Charity” © Didik suhartono, 2010 entry, Picture This: We Can End Poverty
The United Nations Development Programme, along with Olympus and the Agence France-Presse Foundation, have launched the second annual Picture This photo contest in Johannesburg, South Africa. Picture This: We Can End Poverty seeks to show the inspirational work that is being done in many countries to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, eight goals agreed on by world leaders to halve extreme poverty by 2015. The first, second and third place winners in each of the two categories—professional photo and amateur photo—will win an Olympus E-P2. The first prize winners and the People’s Choice winner will be flown to New York for an awards ceremony. The first prize winner in the professional category will also be eligible for a fellowship through The AFP Foundation. For more information, visit the official contest page.
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Renowned New York fine art photographer, Barbara Bordnick, who was profiled in the Spring ‘09 issue of DP, is offering workshops on photographing flowers in her Manhattan studio this summer. More information below…
A Summer Flower Photography Workshop
By Barbara Bordnick
Come join Barbara Bordnick for an extraordinary weekend workshop on photographing flowers in her Manhattan studio, located in the historic Photo/Flat Iron District of Manhattan. She is the author of three innovative, best-selling books of photographs of flowers: SEARCHINGS: Secret Landscapes of Flowers Volumes I, II & III.
Ms. Bordnick is a renowned fashion, portrait, nude and floral photographer who has taught workshops all over the world. Due to the popularity of her weekend workshop in flower photography, she has added another: June 26 & 27, 2010
To keep each workshop as intimate and hands-on as possible, only six students per workshop will be admitted. Along with demonstrations of lighting and set-up techniques for shooting flowers in the studio, the workshops begin with a trip to the New York City wholesale flower market to choose flowers. Each student will go home with a gorgeous, archival pigment print of her/his own work.
“It was more than I could have ever imagined—an experience of a lifetime. Thank you for your warm hospitality and your willingness to share some of the Bordnick tricks of the trade.” – P.M., Sacramento, CA
“I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed being with you in your studio in New York. I came home inspired and encouraged. I wish we could all come back one weekend a month.” – D.W., Dallas, TX
“The real challenge was to develop our vision, hear what each flower is saying, and translate that into our photographs.” – E.S., Cachoeiro, Brazil
The cost of each workshop is $950.00. *To hold a reservation e-mail email@example.com and send a $450.00 deposit.
For out-of-town participants, the elegant W Hotel has agreed to make rooms available for a special discount price of $229.00 per night.
*Mail deposit payable to Barbara Bordnick at 39 East 19th Street, New York NY 10003
Many Traveled Roads: An Interview with Harvey Stein
Text by Robert A. Schaefer, Jr.
Images © Harvey Stein
Although I have known photographer Harvey Stein since 2000, when we were introduced at Fotofest in Houston, Texas, for a long while I hadn’t had an opportunity to talk to him about the many facets of his photography. Attending an opening at the new photography gallery, Umbrella Arts, in the East Village in New York City (where Harvey is curator), I recently had the opportunity to find out more about him and the directions his involvement with photography has gone.
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Energizer and National Geographic have teamed up again to present The 2010 Ultimate Photo Contest. The winning photo will be featured in an Energizer ad in the December 2010 issue of National Geographic magazine. More from Energizer below. Visit the official contest website to learn more and enter.
Energizer 2010 Ultimate Photo Contest
Do you have a winning shot? Send in your best photos—in categories like Animals/Wildlife, Travel, and Weather—for a chance to win a National Geographic Expeditions trip for two to Greece! The winning photo will also be featured in an Energizer ad in the December issue of National Geographic magazine.
This year, the Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest is all about you. Send in your photos, rate contest entries, see how your favorites are doing, and ask award-winning photographer and contest judge Jim Richardson your photography questions.
There’s no question about one thing: To get the best shot, you need the best equipment. That’s where Energizer comes in. Energizer® Ultimate Lithium AA and AAA batteries are the world’s longest lasting batteries in high-tech devices. They last up to eight times longer than Energizer® MAX® in digital cameras (results vary by camera), you can take your mind off your batteries and focus on capturing that winning photo.