On Friday 18 April 2014 De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam opened World Press Photo 14, being the first venue of this year?s global exhibition tour annually following this international press photography contest. The exhibition consists of over...Show More Summary
24 May-22 Jun One of Sydney’s most popular annual exhibitions, World Press Photo brings together the most astonishing, thought-provoking and often beautiful images...
First paper, then food, now homes — printing sure has come a long way since the Gutenberg press. The city of Amsterdam will now have the distinct honor of being home to the world's first 3D-printed house. Conceived of by Dutch DUS Architects, Canal House will have 13 rooms created by an oversized 3D printer called KamerMaker ("room builder"). Show More Summary
I just got an email confirming my press registration for this week’s Photoshop World Conference and Expo, and I’m actually fascinated by the notion of an annual convention built around a computer program. On the other hand, I suppose I shouldn’t really be all that surprised. While there are other editing options available, Photoshop and [...]Show More Summary
One man’s photo op is another man’s coin op. Barack Obama invited the World Series champions to the White House Tuesday to generate positive press coverage. The MVP of the World Series instead used the visit to generate positive cash flow. Show More Summary
It's easy to forget that the powerful men and women who run the world are also human. They're usually photographed meeting with other world leaders, inside press conferences or in the midst of an international disaster -- maybe smiling,...Show More Summary
The Huawei Ascend P7 has seen its press render leaked in February during the frenzy that is Mobile World Congress, and it seems that the next flagship Android-powered smartphone has been spotted in a couple of newly leaked photos that come in their customary, blurred image. Show More Summary
Italian photographer Marco Casino just took first prize in the World Press Photo Multimedia Awards with his short film Staff Riding that follows South African train surfers. Yup, train surfers. Catch the entire short after the jump. Read more...
The winners of the 2014 World Press Photo Multimedia contest have been announced and the work represents a staggering array of subjects and documentary styles. The international jury selected first, second and third place winners in three categories: Short Feature, Long Feature and Interactive Documentary. Learn more
The National Film Board of Canada and The New York Times share first prize for Interactive Documentary in the World Press Photo 2014 Multimedia contest for their collaborative multimedia piece, “A Short History of the Highrise.” TheShow More Summary
When the guys in Direct Effect posted a photo last month of what the vinyl pressing of their forthcoming album would look like, I said “oooh” which was quickly followed by an “aaaah!”. While I didn’t say that out loud, it is what I thought about as I was staring that the cool colors chosen […]
A soldier saying goodbye to a loved one in the rain at Victoria station, London, as he leaves for the front. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images) The new Iron Cross insignia of the German Air Service displayed on a bi-plane's wing tips at St. Show More Summary
The international jury of the 57th annual World Press Photo Contest has selected this image by American photographer John Stanmeyer as the World Press Photo of the Year 2014. The picture shows African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city… World Press Photo of the Year 2014 is a post by Brian Farmer on Highsnobiety.
Each year World Press Photo holds their annual competition to find the best images of the year in photojournalism and documentary photography. They showcase the winners on their website as well as host a traveling exhibit. I’ve been luck enough to personally see the exhibit twice, in two different cities, along my travels. Show More Summary
When it comes to photography, gear isn't everything—but that doesn't stop us being super interested in it anyway. So this splurge of data about the kit used by the World Press Photo winners makes for interesting reading. Read more.....
John Stanmeyer from the U.S. won the prize in the category “Best picture in 2013.” Prize image was a photograph of African immigrants on the coast of Djibouti, raising phones hoping to catch a cellular signal from neighboring Somalia. One of the jury members Edelstayn Gillian noticed that migrants usually depict the poor, exhausted, dirty. […]
World Press Photo | The New York Times | British Journal of Photography | BagNews World Press Photo’s Photo of the Year isn’t a hard-news shot: It’s a John Stanmeyer image that shows people in Africa raising their cell phones … Read more
An image of people holding their phones up to a bright full moon would normally imply that they are Instagramming or Snapchatting it to their friends. But John Stanmeyer, a photographer for VII and National Geographic, captured a moment on the shores of Djibouti City, where […]
This week, Jasper Johns speaks about his new series, Gehry critique, world press freedoms, what makes a good photos, origin of the word fuck, scientists make nuclear fusion, and more.
Looking at this photo and reading the caption (both courtesy of the Guardian), produces contrasting emotions. Good for these believers, and more power to them, if they snatch some dignity or some sense of social cohesion or even meaning from the destruction (though I can't quite fathom what the Almighty's message might be).