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LOOK3 2015: Walter Iooss Jr. Shares Advice and Lessons from His Encounters with Great Athletes

Posted by on Monday June 15, 2015 | Events, Fun, Photojournalism

Walter Iooss Jr, a sports photography superstar for more than 50 years, regaled a 2015 LOOK3 audience on Friday with some of the best tales from his storied career. Steve Fine, former director of photography at Sport Illustrated, joined Iooss on stage at the Paramount Theater in Charlottesville to prompt Iooss about his encounters with... More

With $10,000 Grant, Photographer Orchestrates Panoramic of Mile-Long Street

Posted by on Monday November 17, 2014 | Fun

Photographer Sean Busher was looking for a project to herald the return of The Light Factory—a non-profit gallery and photo education center in Charlotte, North Carolina–when he hit upon an audacious idea: Recruit dozens of volunteers to create two panoramic images of both sides of Charlotte’s historic main drag. With months of preparation and a... More

“How Come This Stuff Isn’t Animated?” The Story of Mr. GIF

Posted by on Thursday October 2, 2014 | Celebrity, Fun, Social Media/Web, Uncategorized, Video

Mr. GIF wants to animate the Internet. The creative duo has made photographing and illustrating GIFs—the 27-year-old bitmap image format that supports crude animation—their calling card. They’re the team that Marc Ecko, Evian and Transamerica tap when they need to quickly make strong, easily shareable moving images for whatever they’re selling. In just a few short years, they evolved from... More

New $10K Grant Will Send Newborn Babies Home From Hospital As Photo Collectors

Posted by on Monday September 15, 2014 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Fine Art, Fun

A new $10,000 grant to support programs that engage new audiences with photography has been awarded to Pittsburgh photographer Matthew Conboy. The photographer won the grant, which was established by the non-profit Crusade for Art, for a proposal to send newborn babies at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh home with signed prints from local photographers.... More

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue a Key to Walter Iooss’s Access to Top Athletes

Posted by on Wednesday October 9, 2013 | Celebrity, Fun

When you’re trying to get access to top professional athletes, there’s no calling card like a steady gig shooting swimsuit models for Sports Illustrated. Walter Iooss Jr, whom we interviewed in our October issue about his close professional relationship with basketball legend Michael Jordan, has been photographing sports and athletes for 50 years, and photographing... More

Eggleston to Photo Community: Don’t Bother Me

Posted by on Tuesday April 23, 2013 | Fine Art, Fun

Reclusive photographer William Eggleston has deigned to take a few written questions from photographers, curators, and fans, and the questions, along with his responses, were published yesterday in British newspaper The Independent. Among those who posed questions were Martin Parr, Nina Berman, Alec Soth, Jason Evans, Tate Modern photo curator Simon Baker, and Brett Rogers,... More