Yes, it may seem a little early for “Best of Year” round-ups but Reuters has just posted an excellent look back at its favorite photos of 2010.
What we like about this gallery is that along with culling together a diverse group of favorites, the images include extensive captions from the photographers themselves about the circumstances behind the shots. Check out the revealing write-up below from photographer Dylan Martinez on how he made this serendipitous image from the Reuters gallery.
“Never leave home without your camera. Well, luckily on this summer’s day I didn’t. It was late evening and I had a sudden desire for an ice cream. As I strolled to the very nice “gelateria” near my house I could hear the thud of what I think is still called ‘house music.’ My family and I had just returned from holiday that afternoon and were unaware that a music festival was taking place on Clapham Common – a large park some five minutes from home. As I walked to get my ice cream I noticed this couple, obviously in high spirits and blissfully unaware of all around them. I picked up my camera, a quiet unassuming Nikon D700. I pointed, focused and guessed the light. I then bought my ice cream and tried to look for another picture, but it’s hard to shoot with one hand holding a cone.” Nikon D700, lens 50mm, f1.8, 1/60 sec, ISO 1000
Don McCullin, 81, the London-born war photographer who covered conflict in Northern Ireland, Cyprus, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Cambodia and, most recently, Iraq, has been awarded a knighthood. McCullin was one of a handful British citizens who received the award as part of the New Year Honours list issued by the Queen of England. McCullin told the... More ›
For the cover story in the current issue of New York magazine, Platon made portraits of 44 immigrants, ranging in age from one month to 91 years old. His portraits of the subjects, photographed singly and in groups, fill nine pages in the annual “Reasons to Love New York” issue. Platon photographed the parade of... More ›
Hacking is much in the news of late, but the Freedom of the Press Foundation is concerned about a less visible, yet no-less-vital, aspect of information security: the security of digital cameras. Or, more accurately, the lack thereof. The Foundation has published a letter from over 150 documentary filmmakers and photographers that calls on the major... More ›