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PHOTOGRAPHY CONTESTS

34th Annual Spring Photography Contest

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MAGAZINE EXCERPTS

Profiles

NICK BRANDT Animal Elegy

Elephant Drinking, Amboseli, 2007

Nick Brandt can just picture it: ominous clouds sweeping across the sky above dusty, arid plains. And somewhere in there, the face of the wild — whether it’s the look in a lion’s eyes, or sawed-off elephant tusks seized from poachers and now in the hands of rangers. “I have specific ideas in mind when […]

Classic Portrait Photographer DANA GLUCKSTEIN

Navajo Elder Woman, Arizona, 2012

In 1983, Dana Gluckstein was in Puerto Rico on a commercial assignment to photograph factory workers for Quantum, a computer chip company based in the Bay Area. After finishing her work, she decided to go to Haiti for a week and photograph for herself. Little did she know that the Haiti trip was the beginning […]

PHILIPP SCHOLZ RITTERMANN: Night Light

Seven Times Forty-Five Seconds, San Diego, California, USA, 1983 © PHILIPP SCHOLZ RITTERMANN

When you first turn off the lights at night, you see only darkness. A seemingly consuming black engulfs you. But as you wait and your eyes adjust, a new world starts to emerge. Soft light comes at you from impossible directions. Details emerge from enigmatic obscurity to form recognizable shapes, moving from mystery to imagination. […]

Interview

EMILY HANAKO MOMOHARA The Archaeology of Family

Ohashi: Chopsticks, 2006. From the Desert Sands Project

Emily Hanako Momohara creates conceptual landscapes in homage to her Japanese and Hawaiian heritage. Intrigued by collective memory and its relationship to the imagination, her images combine the real and fictional to create places that explore familial history, legacy, myth and belonging. Dealing with issues of loss and death, many of Momohara’s photographs take their […]

Mental Landscape: A Conversation with STU LEVY

Gordon Gilkey © STU LEVY

At the edge of Portland, Oregon’s Washington Park, with its roses, Japanese gardens and forest trails, Stu Levy welcomes me into his bungalow home. Right away he gives me a tour of the art that he and his wife, Cris Maranze, collected over 35 years — images by photographers like Imogene Cunningham, Brett and Edward […]

Feature

In Search of DAVID EUSTACE

John Byrne

David Eustace’s love of people is apparent in his portraiture. His work has been described as powerful in its simplicity, yet complex at the same time. To look at one of his portraits is to see the very essence of an individual. Eustace’s subjects include celebrities and other prominent people in the world of art, […]

In The Garden with RON VAN DONGEN

Paeonia ‘Barrymore,’ 1995

Fields of tulips roll out like huge bolts of fabric, striping the flat Dutch landscape in yellows, oranges, reds and magentas. When he wasn’t bicycling or playing soccer, Ron van Dongen wandered those fields in the village of Warmond, Netherlands, where he grew up. In August, he’d harvest bulbs for summer vacation money in a […]

KATE BREAKEY The Taxonomy of Grace

Desert Globemallow, from Flowers, 2006, 32" x 32" © KATE BREAKEY

Wings sweep across the sky like an artist’s brush on canvas. A Steller’s Jay squawks through my backyard and lands in the plum tree, and I admire its crested head and blue feathers striped in black. I can picture this bird so clearly in the hands of Kate Breakey. But it would have to be […]

Digital Photography

EXCITING INTRODUCTIONS FROM NIKON

Nikon D5300 DSLR

Nikon has added two new DSLRs — one mid-level and the other an advanced enthusiast level fullframe camera — as well as a versatile fixed-focal-length lens to its lineup. Both cameras offer innovative Wi-Fi connectivity, making it possible for photographers to share images quickly and easily. The new lens rounds out a collection of acclaimed […]

Bay Photo Lab: Personal Service and Great Products

Press Printed Baybooks

Larry Abitbol, a Santa Cruz, California photographer, founded Bay Photo Lab in 1976. He decided that he preferred the challenge of lab work to shooting pictures and began doing photo processing for other people. Since then, the business has grown by leaps and bounds, and Abitbol is still involved with it on a daily basis. […]

Best of College & High School Photography 2014



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