October 5, 2019

Interview: One Photographer’s Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Rise of the Obamas

Photographer Callie Shell knows politics. Not only did she spend eight years as the official photographer of Al Gore while he served as Vice President, but she also followed John Kerry during his 2004 presidential campaign on assignment for TIME. It was during that time that she met Barack Obama, when he was still a Senator from Illinois who was several years from embarking on his rise to the White House.

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May 7, 2019

Interview: Photographer Documents Bond Between Last Two Northern White Rhinos and Their Caretakers

American photojournalist Justin Mott is using the power of photography to shed light on important stories of animal conservation. Mott’s long-term project Kindred Guardians is a look at the men and women who dedicate their lives to saving wildlife. This personal project, which is entirely self-funded, had Mott hopping on a plane to Kenya in order to document the last two northern white rhinos in existence.

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February 20, 2019

World Press Photo Announces Nominees for the 2019 Photojournalism Contest

After culling through more than 78,000 photographs from over 4,700 photographers, the expert judges of the World Press Photo contest have announced the finalists of the 2019 competition. The panelists have selected 43 photographers from 23 countries to represent the best in photojournalism, with women making up 32% of the finalists. This is a great increase from the previous year, when only 12% of the nominees were female.

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December 3, 2018

A Photojournalist’s Inside View of the Deadly California Wildfires

For over twenty years, photojournalist Noah Berger has literally placed himself in the line of fire to gather news footage of the United States’ worst wildfires. Each year, he spends roughly six months documenting fire season, using his skills as a photojournalist to capture both the destruction of these events and the heroism of the firefighters who work tirelessly to combat them.

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