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Hazel Scott: The Piano Prodigy Was the First Woman of Color to Have Her Own TV Show

Hazel Dorothy Scott (1920 – 1981) was a Trinidadian-born jazz and classical pianist and singer; she also performed as herself in several films. Born in Port of Spain, Hazel was taken at the age of four by her mother to New York. Recognized early as a musical prodigy, Scott was given scholarships from the age of eight to study at the Juilliard School. Show More Summary

Just Add Water: 1921

June 25, 1921. Washington, D.C. "Bathing beach costume contest." The ladies last glimpsed here, an array of lesser lights orbiting the transcendently beautiful Iola Swinnerton, second from left with the Krazy Kat doll. View full siz...

What It’s Like Working with a Military-Grade Thermal Imaging Camera

3 days agoArts / Photography : PDNPulse

In our February “Exposures” story about Richard Mosse’s new film and book, “Incoming,” Mosse spoke about why he decided to use a thermal imaging camera in order to create a body of work about the refugee crisis. During the same interview,...Show More Summary

Great Weekend Reads in Photography & Filmmaking

3 days agoArts / Photography : PDNPulse

Our picks of some of the best reads from around the web this week for photographers and filmmakers. The post Great Weekend Reads in Photography & Filmmaking appeared first on PDNPulse.

Man on the Moon: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. "Moon auto." Its virtues being demonstrated in front of the building also seen here and here. Latest heavenly body in the Shorpy Orrery of Automotive Astronomy. 5x7 glass negative by Chris Helin. View full size.

The new Sigma 14mm f/1.8DG Art – Is it an astrophotographer’s dream lens?

When it comes to taking photos of stars, the best camera/lens combos are the ones that capture the most light. Some photographers like to use the earth’s rotation to create star trails, but many other photographers like their stars to appears as points of light. Show More Summary

These are Nikon’s 100th anniversary commemorative cameras & lenses

It’s not exactly a secret that Nikon is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. But what has kept many in suspense is exactly what camera bodies they’ll use to celebrate it. After all, Nikon has a history of creating special and exclusive cameras for various events. Show More Summary

How We Came to Play: Pictures of Kids Enjoy Dangerous Playgrounds in the Early 20th Century

Do the word “playgrounds” bring back some fun childhood memories? What did you like the most about the playground? On warm spring evenings, blustery fall afternoons, and sticky summer days, when nostalgia and memories brush past you,...Show More Summary

Photo of the Week: The Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Ends in Flames

Photographer Stephen Yang arrived Wednesday morning to witness one final act of protest. The post Photo of the Week: The Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Ends in Flames appeared first on WIRED.

This comical sketch shows the practical differences between photo and cinema lenses

Anybody who has ever tried to shoot video with a photography zoom lens understands the frustration it can cause. It seems natural to want to use the lenses we already own with DSLRs and mirrorless that can record video. After all, why...Show More Summary

Watch: Siberian tigers take down a drone like it was a bird

We’ve seen the encounter of wild animals and drones, and what it looks like when a real bird takes down an electronic one. A recent video from CCTV+ shows another example of wild animals versus a drone. In this video, a pack of Siberian tigers chases the drone around while it’s recording them. Show More Summary

45 Wonderful Photos of Luxembourg City in the Early 1970s

Luxembourg, also known as Luxembourg City, is the capital city of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (also named "Luxembourg"), and the country's most populous commune. Standing at the confluence of the Alzette and Pétrusse rivers in southern...Show More Summary

This timelapse shows the fingertips sweating from up close

You already know there are hundreds of millions of sweat pores on your skin. But have you ever seen them in action? Timelapse Vision has created a timelapse video of sweat pores on the ridges of fingertips. They are the reason why you leave fingerprints on surfaces, and why your phone screen gets smudgy. Show More Summary

The LAB-BOX multi-format film developing tank lets you eliminate the darkroom

When I first stumbled across this, I thought it was a pretty neat idea. Of course, it’s not an entirely new idea. Agfa used to make a similar device. The Rondinax. Of course, you needed completely separate units for 35mm and 120 format film. Show More Summary

This guy takes hilarious selfies to make it look like he has a girlfriend

Selfies may not have too many purposes, but at least some of them can make you laugh. Rain Yokohama made sure to create a series of selfies that will definitely make your day. He took several “photos with his girlfriend”, which would be totally usual – if he had a girlfriend. Show More Summary

Imitation and inspiration: All of Photography is a Remix

A lot of us labor to be ‘original’ in our photography— but realize, everything in photography and life is a remix: One of the biggest benefits I had studying history was this — understanding the root and origin of a lot of ideas which...Show More Summary

Bus Triptych: 1943

September 1943. Cincinnati, Ohio. "Loading baggage on a Greyhound bus at the bus terminal." Esther Bubley in burst mode for the Office of War Information. Medium-format nitrate negatives. View full size.

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