Souvid Datta’s fall from grace: fakery and plagiarism parading as journalism

May 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Datta violates one of the most basic and fundamental ethical laws of photojournalism: the need for authenticity.

Is “poverty-porn” a misnomer?

May 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Photographs showing human suffering and rights abuses are fundamentally different. They show something that should not exist, and yet it does.

How to scan and preserve your 35mm negatives

March 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Thinking about digitizing your old negatives? You'll love sharing them with your family and friends.

The interactive meaning of images: distance, contact and facial affect

February 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Photography is littered with references to cultural codes. Depending on their context, they influence how images and subjects become associated with stereotypes in the minds of viewers.

How photography works as a vehicle for memory

January 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Photography is often used as a tool to help us remember the past. Images themselves, are obviously static and yet they bring such a strong feeling of time passing.

Why a photograph can never be a true representation of reality

January 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Photography has often been linked to objectivity, cited as the closest thing in art to a 'true' representation of 'reality' — 'proof', a 'reliable witness', having 'been there', from the 'spectator's viewpoint'.

Kerry James Marshall’s immense retrospective opens at the Met Breuer

October 28th, 2016|0 Comments

Kerry James Marshall’s immense retrospective just opened and It’s one of the most affecting and important exhibitions by any living American artist yet.

The “photographer of freaks” — unpacking the exploitative side of Diane Arbus

September 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Diane Arbus in Central Park. Photo: Tod Papageorge, 1967. Diane Arbus is luminary photographer of the 20th century whose morally layered images have divided critics for years. Arbus had a privileged upper-class upbringing

Frederick Wiseman premieres ‘In Jackson Heights’ at MIFF

August 6th, 2016|0 Comments

In his latest documentary, Wiseman directs his lens to Jackson Heights, a culturally diverse neighborhood, in Queens, New York City, where 167 languages are spoken.