Leica’s Classic Noctilux-M 50 f/1.2 Lens Camera Will Cost You a Cool $16,395

Leica Noctilux-M 50 f/1.2 ASPH. Silver Chrome (limited edition) The First Noctilux LensIn 1966, the Noctilux 50 f/1.2 astounded expo visitors and the trade press when it debuted with its positively revolutionary optical capabilities. The lens offered a maximum aperture that was enormous by the standards of the time, in conjunction with an exceptional optical … Continue reading Leica’s Classic Noctilux-M 50 f/1.2 Lens Camera Will Cost You a Cool $16,395

Invitation to apply to SANEF’s relief fund — third round

The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) would like to invite journalists struggling as a result of the Covid crisis to apply for the third round of the Media Relief Fund. We encourage all freelancers, contract journalists, reporters, photographers and production staff in multimedia, print and broadcast who have lost their jobs and income to submit … Continue reading Invitation to apply to SANEF’s relief fund — third round

Lakin Ogunbanwo’s “e wá wo mi” reflects on the nuance of identity – that of the brides and his home country.

Weddings in Nigeria have swelled into a thriving industry, with massive guest lists and color-coordinated wedding parties. A wedding is “very loud, very grand, and it’s a huge celebration,” where families and communities come together, Ogunbanwo said. Often there are two ceremonies, one with more traditional attire and ceremonies, and another more akin to Western … Continue reading Lakin Ogunbanwo’s “e wá wo mi” reflects on the nuance of identity – that of the brides and his home country.

A New Wave of African Photographers

From Stephen Tayo, who is known for turning his stylish lens on everything from celebrities to deceptively mundane aspects of Nigerian culture, and Aida Muleneh’s searing images of her native Ethiopia, some of which are a part of the permanent collection at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art, to Yves Sambu, who captures the … Continue reading A New Wave of African Photographers

How a Group of Black Photographers in Harlem Decided to Build Their Own Art Ecosystem

Kamoinge was fused from two groups of Black photographers at a joint meeting in 1963. Among the inaugural members were Albert Fennar, Herb Randall, Shawn Walker, and Louis Draper, all working photographers who, as Draper himself put it, were “well acquainted with the barriers which prevented Black photographers a voice within the usual communication.” The … Continue reading How a Group of Black Photographers in Harlem Decided to Build Their Own Art Ecosystem

Intimate Portraits Capture the Beauty of Ethiopia’s Suri Tribe Women

Risking safety to travel to areas where inter-tribal fighting is still common, Jurukovski has visited the Suri many times. By setting her subjects against simple, black backdrops, she removes any visual distractions from the people she photographs and manages to pay respectful homage to the women and their culture. The Surma are known for their … Continue reading Intimate Portraits Capture the Beauty of Ethiopia’s Suri Tribe Women

Hi-Res Photos of Jupiter’s Swirling Atmosphere

NASA's Juno space probe has provided us with a wealth of information about the solar system's largest planet. In particular, its JunoCam—which beams back photographs taken by the probe—has allowed the public to see incredible visuals of Jupiter. NASA has highlighted one image in particular from Juno's 25th flyby of the planet, also known as a perijove. … Continue reading Hi-Res Photos of Jupiter’s Swirling Atmosphere

The 2021 World Press Photo Contests is Here and Here’s how to Join

What is it? The 2021 Digital Storytelling Contest and Photo Contest is a annual contest that recognizes and celebrate the best visual journalism produced over the last year. An independent jury selects the prize-winning photographs and productions. "This year presents a first for the World Press Photo Foundation. Every year we look forward to welcoming … Continue reading The 2021 World Press Photo Contests is Here and Here’s how to Join

Artist, Ngadi Smart, Captures Black Sensuality, Sexuality & Culture Through Striking Photography

"My latest photography series was a story I shot for Atmos Magazine's second issue, entitled Latitude, a story based on the many facets of the word. More than just a system for mapping the world, latitude also means "freedom of action or choice." Atmos Magazine asked me to capture the meaning of "latitude" in my culture, through the lens of … Continue reading Artist, Ngadi Smart, Captures Black Sensuality, Sexuality & Culture Through Striking Photography

Celebrating the Intense Creativity of the Lamu Hat-Makers

Photographer Kristin-Lee Moolman and stylist Louise Ford present a body of work that sheds light on the Shela Hat Contest, an extraordinary hat-making competition on the Kenyan island of Lamu. Every two years, the Lamu community in Kenya comes together for the Shela Hat Contest: an event which started out as a light-hearted affair but has evolved … Continue reading Celebrating the Intense Creativity of the Lamu Hat-Makers