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Vlad Florut
· November 8, 2016
A great place to find quality works by emerging photographers.
Marcel State
· December 14, 2016
Sper ca pe viitor sa ajunga mai mult decat o simpla pagina.
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In a world where camera skills have become ubiquitous, our personal viewpoint or 'brand' has become so much more important. I believe photobooks are one of the ...best ways to do this as a photographer. In this I share my view on why and how
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Today, I want to talk about the importance of building your own personal brand in photography and what it can do for you. Personally, I love how self-publishing has changed the photobook world. Sur…
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One of America’s greatest photographers has died. An industry pays him tribute
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“This is a story about dominatrix Pour Vivre and her activities in St. Petersburg, Russia. The “Know” or “Theme” — a name that BDSM is called in Russian-speaking circles.
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Photo of the Day - Mihai Ciama,
on CRITICAL MESS.

Photo of the Day – Mihai Ciama 18 May 2017 Cristian Bassa Photo of the Day copyright Mihai Ciama, Barcelona, Spain, November, 201600000 2016colordogspainstreettree
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Suchitra Vijayan added 3 new photos.

I wonder what photographer's who enter competitions regularly think about the fees involved in many of the contests.

Thought 1:
In an industry that pays less t...han minimum wage for most freelancers, how is it sustainable to pay a fee to have your work looked at? How is it even ethical that you don't pay people for their work?

This is what the Lens Culture/ Magnum email states:

"LensCulture and legendary photography agency Magnum Photos are seeking the best in global contemporary photography for the second annual Magnum Photography Awards. Photographers working at all levels, of all ages and all cultures, are encouraged to take part in this worldwide celebration of talented image-makers!" -- if this is a celebration of talent, shouldn't talent be remunerated?

This is what this year's Magnum Photography Awards 2017 promises the winner

1. "During the competition, our official media partner BBC Culture will be sharing top submissions with their global audience of 3.5 million." -- so you are paying BBC to feature your image.

2. "All the Winners, Finalists and Jurors’ Picks will be digitally exhibited at the Photographers’ Gallery in London." -- what does digitally exhibited mean?

3. "These Awards aim to offer an unprecedented level of international exposure from two of the largest organisations in the photographic community. So, don’t delay, enter now!"
Nope! Not really. Magnum today is an increasingly irrelevant mammoth with a great archive. And Lens culture resembles a fraternity with no ethics.

So 60$ to entre your work, if you win, you get BBC and gallery to exhibit your work without paying the photographer. Yes. There is also a cash prize.

The political economy of exposure and "having the right people look at your work" still seems to have great currency.

Thought 2:
I wonder if any of the many hundreds if not thousands of photographers who were appalled by Lens culture's dubious use of Datta's images, who lamented the loss of ethics will boycott the Lens Culture / Magnum competitions this year.

Thought 3:
Does anyone have numbers and figures on how much money is made through these contests?

update:

Apparently, you also get banal advice like, "EXCLUSIVE DOWNLOAD! Over 60 pages of advice from Magnum Photographers - Wear Good Shoes" No shit Sherlock!

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Reuters Pictures added 3 new photos.

Seven years into Greece's deepening economic crisis, the Argyros family is emblematic of the poverty of austerity: http://reut.rs/2pR3HKl

by Albert Adrian.

Albert Adrian Vrabiuta – Dacia (ongoing project) 13 May 2017 Cristian Bassa Project copyright  Albert Adrian Vrabiuta from the ongoing project “Dacia” facebook comunity page: Dacia – auto turismul copilariei 00000 bucharestcarcolordaciadocumentaryongoingprojectromania
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Isa Gelb posted a photo on Tumblr.
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Maier Romulus

proteste PSD (Cotroceni)- "floricica dansatoare"

On a long, straight stretch of rural road in southern Greece, a little reminder of death stands among the long grass.

Flanked by plastic flowers and illuminated... after sunset by solar-powered lights, such miniature shrines are a common sight in a country that has one of the European Union's worst road fatality rates.

Shrines mark tragedy on Greece's deadly roads: http://apne.ws/2pG9nX9 Photos by Petros Giannakouris

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Photographer who felt like they were abusing child when taking child abuse pics keeps going because 'photojournalism'. Then wins 15 awards for the work. Really? WTF is going on? https://www.duckrabbit.info/…/photography-world-still-need…/

Noor’s Nina Berman writing on NYT’s Lens blog: Photojournalist Sandra Hoyn talking to Cosmopolitan about her work in Bangladesh featuring children sold and forced to have sex. Photos from the series published in the Washington Post here. Who has awarded pictures from this body of work: 2017 Sony…
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Photo of the Day - Maria Kappatou, on CRITICAL MESS.

Photo of the Day – Maria Kappatou 10 May 2017 Cristian Bassa Photo of the Day copyright Maria Kappatou, Athens, Greece, February, 201500000 2015athensblack and whitegreeceportraitstreet
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Dm Delureanu to Fotoclubul Mircea FARIA Craiova

Prin Craiova lui Cristi Tranca, anii 80- Casa Dr. Sava Lazarescu

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Dacia - auto turismul copilariei added 4 new photos to the album: Cele mai rare modele de Dacia – Dacia MD87.

Dacia MD87 este un prototip dezvoltat de inginerul Nicolae Cosmescu. Modelul MD87 utilizează o caroserie modificată Dacia Sport, motorul fiind mutat în spate, î...n timp ce în față au rămas doar radiatorul și roata de rezervă. Cablul ambreiajului are o lungime de 3 m, ceea ce a făcut dificilă împingerea pedalei ambreiajului. A fost fixat făcându-l hidraulic.

Întreaga mașină a fost făcută în 3 luni și ar fi putut lua mai puțin de atât dacă Ing. Cosmescu ar fi fost mulțumit de vopseaua roșie inițială a coupe-ului. MD sunt inițialele soției și fiului inginerului: Monica și Dragoș. O versiune ulterioară avea faruri ascunse.

Prototipul a fost inspirat de modelul Ford GT40. Putem observa și nume similare. Acesta trebuie să fie cel mai valoros vehicul Dacia fabricat vreodată, însă nu se mai știe nimic de nici un autoturism.

Sursa: http://romaniancar.com, https://ro.wikipedia.org
Sursa foto: http://romaniancar.com

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Albert Adrian Vrabiuta – Dacia (ongoing project) 8 May 2017 Cristian Bassa Project copyright  Albert Adrian Vrabiuta from the ongoing project “Dacia” facebook comunity page: Dacia – auto turismul copilariei 00000 bucharestcarcolordaciadocumentaryongoingprojectromania
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