Photography

September 19, 2017

Spectacular “Light Bouquets” Captured From Japan’s Summer Fireworks Festivals

Every year in Japan, spring’s cherry blossoms burst into summer's colorful flames known as “hanabi taikai,” which partially translates to “flowers of fire.” The 200 fireworks shows are part of an annual tradition dating back to the 18th century. Pyrotechnics across the country compete to create the best spectacle, lighting up the nighttime skies with utter beauty.

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September 18, 2017

World’s Largest Photo Contest Announces This Year’s Amazing Winners

The largest photography contest in the world, the EyeEm Photography Awards, has just announced the winners of its 2017 edition. Selecting from the pool of 100 finalists, photographers across five categories, as well as grand prize and community choice winners, beat over 88,000 photographers for prizes. An esteemed panel of judges—including experts from National Geographic Traveler, iGNANT, and the BBC—selected the winners, which were announced during Sunday's awards ceremony in Berlin, Germany.

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September 15, 2017

Man Transforms a $200 Camper Trailer into a Giant Functional Camera and Darkroom

There’s been an explosion of popularity, over the past many years, for on-the-spot photo booths. A staple at weddings and other special events, they create charming mementos of that particular time. Photographer Brendan Barry created his own DIY photo booth, but he went above and beyond the small enclosures we’re used to seeing. Instead, he transformed a camper trailer into a giant camera and portable darkroom.

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September 13, 2017

Interview: Photographer Spends 15 Years Capturing Images of People Surrounded by Their Belongings

For the past 15 years, Japanese artist Mami Kiyoshi has been carrying out her unique project New Reading Portraits. By asking people to pose with their belongings, she creates an intimate view into their world. As her models expose themselves to the camera through their physical possessions, they also open themselves emotionally through this artistic show and tell. Kiyoshi began her journey into fine art photography when she was still a student at the Musashino Art University.

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