Photography as we know it has been shaped by both great photographers and from thinkers who have had the courage to share their creative ideas and take bold risks. In this article, we’ll be covering 7 important figures (among many others that exist) who have influenced photography with their ideas more than with their photographs. […]
Author: Federico Alegria
Federico has a decade of experience in documentary photography, and is a University Professor in photography and research methodology. He's a scientist studying the social uses of photography in contemporary culture who writes about photography and develops documentary projects. Other activities Federico is involved in photography are curation, critique, education, mentoring, outreach and reviews. Get to know him better here.
We have previously discussed the main reason that long-exposure photography is so appealing – because of how it presents the world in front of us, but in ways which are impossible to see with the naked eye. In this new article, we’ll see the work of five photographers who have been working with long exposures in […]
Long exposures enable us to see otherwise impossible-to-see worlds with our own eyes. Thanks to long exposures, we can capture movement in a fixed image. Our eyes are capable of recording moments as stills in our brain, but since we cannot see movement as a fixed image, long-exposure photography triggers our imagination, and that’s perhaps […]
Photography has evolved dramatically in technology and image exposure capabilities. This has resulted in a generous democratization that has brought the craft and discipline closer to the people. But since we are constantly bombarded with visual content (photographs and video), and despite the fact that I’m not against the democratization of the medium, a question […]
Frames are the portion of “land” in which any masterpiece can live. They define the boundaries in which a scene resides, and they can be seen in natural forms thanks to beautiful oddities found on a regular basis. Frames can be found everywhere – from natural places, to serendipitous and unconscious arrangements of things fashioned […]
Between 1935 and 1943, photographers from the U.S. government’s Farm Security Administration (FSA) were assigned to travel across their country to document poverty with the sole purpose of introducing America to Americans. Examining the images produced during this politically driven effort best known as the “New Deal” takes us to precious levels of intimate reality. […]