Great Weekend Reads in Photography & Filmmaking

Posted by on Friday December 29, 2017 | Media

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“There is nothing more wonderful than a book. It may be a message to us from the dead, from human souls we never saw who lived perhaps thousands of miles away, and yet these little sheets of paper speak to us, arouse us, teach us, open our hearts and in turn open their hearts to us like brothers.” 
― Charles Kingsley


The Defining Photos of 2017 Were of Protest – Quartz

2017’s Viral Photos and the Photographer’s Behind Them – RF

The Best Photos of 2017 – From the People Who Shot Them – Guardian

The Brain’s Bandwidth for Visual Images Is Very Limited – Aeon

Unpacking Avedon – On Portraits

How ‘Hubris Syndrome’ Destroys Creativity – Creative Review

The Indie Film Community Picks Its Faves – IndieWire

A Camera Phone Collab for the Met Museum – PDN

The Street Photography of Hugh Rawson – Street Photography

Heart-Wrenching Images from Equal Rights Battle – Lens

Magnum Photographers Reveal Their Contact Sheets – FS

You Should Infuse Your Personality in Your Brand – FStoppers

How to Have Fewer Regrets – New York Times

10 Most Politically Explosive Documentaries of the Year – NFS

Bergman’s Forgotten Masterpiece – Sense of Cinema

Our Best Photo Stories of 2017 – Wired

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With a monthly audience of 30 million visitors, Refinery 29 has a lot of content funneling through the pipelines, and photo director Toby Kaufmann is there to make sure the images help tell the story. We speak with Kaufmann to learn what Refinery 29 looks for in photography and photographers.