For someone who says 99 percent of street photography is about failure, Alex Webb has had a notably successful career. From his early work in Haiti and along the United States-Mexico border, to recent projects in the United States Rust Belt, Mr. Webb, a member of Magnum Photos, had produced a deep archive of images rich in color and complexity. James Estrin recently discussed with him how his work has evolved over the last four decades
The winners have just been announced of this year’s National Geographic photo contest. The Society received more than 22,000 entries from over 150 countries. Presented here are the winners from the three categories of People, Places, and Nature, captions provided by the photographers
“Surveillance Camera Man” is an anonymous fellow who wanders the streets and malls of Seattle with a handheld camcorder, walking up to people and recording them — in particular, recording their reactions to being recorded. He answers their questions with bland, deadpan statements (“It’s OK, I’m just recording video”), and sometimes mentions that there are lots of other (non-human-carried) cameras recording his subjects.
The purpose of this project is to look through the changing society of Pakistan and the upward spiral of violence this country has fallen into since September 2001. A spyral that is driven by something invisible, its first target being the people. Something that risks to invest us all.
Edingwe, Dragon, City Train, Mbokotomo : the “legends” of Congolese wrestling invent themselves on a daily basis in the outskirts of Kinshasa.
The Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, founded in 1964, is an annual international showcase for the very best nature photography
Finishing “Yangtze – The Long River” required three years and five trips to China, “a place that is moving and changing so fast that it can only be unnatural,” he said.
I use a form of robotic image acquisition. I usually set up a camera very much like a scientific experiment, to obtain technically optimized input, triggering the shutter automatically whenever suitable subjects enter the field of view. Those images, typically recorded by the thousands during the first stage of a project, are the building blocks for a different kind of creation.
In 12 months, he traveled along the Pan-American Highway from Terra del Fuego in Patagonia to Deadhorse in Northern Alaska.
Lens Culture is pleased to present a high-resolution slideshow preview of 276 photographs that will be featured at Paris Photo 2012 in November. This is the largest and most important photography art fair in Europe — so in many ways, this is what the international art market looks like right now for photography.