For me in the street I normally try to catch the emotions more than anything. For me “Content” is the King. As long as I am getting strong subjects with varied emotions which people can easily relate to, I think as a photographer I have done justice to myself. I just enjoy the whole experience of making pictures till date. For me, street photography is all about the timing and the capacity to observe. I pat myself on the back for the sheer dedication with which I push myself when making images on the streets. Many times I feel to skip on weekends (due to my software job) but somehow drag myself just for the sheer joy of clicking that magic picture at a time.
Swarat Ghosh is a Hyderabad based Street photographer . He is also part of a street photography collective called “That’s Life”. His work has been published in several national and international magazines including National Geographic Traveller and International Street Photographer. For him, photography is all about the timing and the capacity to observe. He loves taking photographs that are complex in composition and layered with multiple descriptive and conceptual elements, depicting stories from everyday life. His work is exhibited in London, Paris, Glasgow, Thailand, Mumbai & Hyderabad. Last year he won a Neel Dongre Awards for Excellence in Photography grant organised by India Photo Archive Foundation. The Neel Dongre grant was his first serious attempt at documentary photography.
This series is a portrait of the Hasidic communities in Brooklyn. After decades of decline, the Jewish population of New York City is growing again, fueled by the explosive growth of the Orthodox Jewish. The neighborhoods of Borough Park, Williamsburg and Crown Heights are home to some of the largest Orthodox Jewish communities outside of Israel. The Hasidim began settling in Brooklyn in large numbers during and just after World War II and took refuge here. Within these communities, there seems to be an extreme sense of stopping time and resisting change; rebuilding and working hard to preserve the old ways.
Lori Hawkins is a freelance photographer based in New York City and has spent several years focusing on Asian issues including the aftermath of the South Asia Earthquake in Pakistan/India, Acid Throwing in Pakistan, and Poverty. Her recent work includes reportage on refugees and coverage of the election protests in Philadelphia, New York, and Washington, D.C. Lori’s work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, South China Morning Post, Direct Soir, Focus Magazine and New York Magazine. Her photographs have been included in both solo and group exhibitions in New York City and around the U.S.
Legends of the Sandbar is an homage to the surf culture of the Outer Banks of North Carolina, written and photographed by Christopher Bickford. It is an ode to the wild and wooly weather of the Banks, their shape-shifting sandscapes, their salt-battered architecture, and the commitment of a waterlogged band of misfits to a life lived on the fringes of American civilization. It is a portrait of a place, a people, and a passion, a drama set upon a wayward string of earth dangling on the edge of the continental shelf. It bears testimony to the raw beauty of lives lived close to the edge, the kinetic artistry of surfing in a challenging aquatic environment, and the ragged glory of a boondock community tuned to the savage power of the storm-tossed Atlantic Ocean.
The book version of Legends of the Sandbar, a culmination of 8 years of work, is available now for pre-sales. in addition to roughly 200 photographs, it includes 15 written pieces ranging from oral history to geology, meteorology, and memoir. The final version goes to print in Italy in March. Follow me on Instagram @chrisbickford to get an inside look at the printing process. Pre-orders are extremely helpful to offset printing costs. Advance buyers who order before March 1 will all be listed in the book as sponsors.
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Christopher Bickford is is a photographer and writer currently based on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. His work has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, the New York Times, Outside Magazine, Time Magazine, Surfline, Milepost Magazine, Outer Banks Magazine. His work has been syndicated in publications worldwide, including Sawasdee (Thailand) The Bomb (South Africa), Photo (Brazil) and Vision (China). He is currently represented by the National Geographic Creative agency.
How would we describe our life today? In a world that moves rapidly, in a world that constantly changes, in a city like New York where time imposes fast response and gallops breathlessly, can people be alone? Do they have time to feel alone?
In this photoessay I am portraying mainly the loneliness, the impossible actual communication even when people are in physical proximity. I am trying to capture the fragmental substance and present contact through an intermediate reality which is “mirrored” as a reflection in the glass. Perhaps the only truth is the one happening online, illuminating with a blue light the everyday routine. Subtracting the city’s surroundings, the noise, the traffic, the commotion and sometimes even the ambience around the subjects photographed, the moment that these people are and feel alone is evident. The only time where there is contact between two people is a blurred kiss. Finally, communication is accomplished by a couple. They are not alone. They become one and the energy interflows from one to another.
Born and raised in Greece, Gleoudi studied at Washington University in St. Louis, USA.
While working in Greece she developed an interest in people and street photography. After moving to Miami, USA four years ago she started working on various projects, mostly documentary. Gleoudis took workshops with David Alan Harvey, Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris, Bruce Gilden, Costa Manos, Raul Touzon who also mentored her for a year while working on a project with native Americans. She have exhibited solo in ZM Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece in 1998 and group exhibitions in St. Louis, Athens, Thessaloniki Greece and Cyprus as well.
Gleoudi is a member of BULB collective.
This time when he asked for her hand she answered yes. They had traveled a great distance to be with one another. Once, she sent back the letters he wrote leaving no return address. Their love lingered even while they were apart. He went searching for her, and found her alone in the endless desert. He promised her forever and was hers again.Their love, which was never really lost, is now found in a simple evening spent with each other at home. Each brief glance, every quiet embrace, plays like notes of their own song and is their story of forever. As the morning light slowly moves through their Brooklyn apartment, it’s warmth and softness is theirs. Their joy comes from this space and the time spent here, together. Maybe the promise of forever is actually quite simple. To live here now, with a gentle joy from something so effortless as the morning light. There’s deep history connecting them now, together in these moments, building their foundation. Their distance is now absent and their journey continues, with or without interruption, forever.
Amber Hockeborne is a visual storyteller. After discovering photography just a few years ago, she is now a forever student. She shares her travels to obscure places and uses her ability to adapt to a range of environments to find common ground with the people she encounters. Amber’s work is a window into intimate and sometimes private worlds.
She currently resides in San Francisco, CA.
“You have to understand that it can happen and you’ll never know when. I’ve understand this when my brother never came back and I made peace with fear” says Reyes Cosio Rosas a shark hunter from El Sargento, a small fishing village in Baja California.
Every night for living he faces the dark waters of the sea of Cortez. Jacques Cousteau has defined this place “The world’s aquarium”: its waters host more than 900 species of fish and over 30 cetacean’s types but years of overfishing have deeply affected its delicate ecosystem. From more than a decade the community of shark fishermen or “Tiburoneros” from El Sargento is forced to migrate to the Pacific side of the Baja peninsula, due to the state of sea of Cortez. They pass most of their life away from their families in abandoned islands which seem outposts at the edge of the world. Everyday they navigate up to 40 miles from the coast for catching bigger sharks into an infinite routine.
The project follows an emotional journey through the relationship between these men and the nature which surrounds them, where they are unexpected guests and where the ones who keep you alive can also kill you.
Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico. Tiny organisms, known as sea fireflies Lit up the sea at night.
Pacific Ocean, Off Magdalena Bay, Mexico. A Silky Shark (Carcharhinus falciformis) swims freely in the open water. Scientists are still studying the migration patterns of the Pelagic sharks, the main factors that cause shark migration are water temperature, reproduction and food sources.The Silky sharks are cold blooded so they will migrate to stay within their preferred temperature ranges.
Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico. Two shark hunters swim after a night out in the sea.
Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico. A crew of shark hunters as they heard the sound of a whale next to the boat.
Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico. The last light of the day in the Sea of Cortez. Jacques Cousteau called it “The world’s aquarium” for its biodiversity, but decades of overfishing mainly from large fishing boats have caused a total collapse of fish stocks and have destroyed its ecosystem.
Punta arena, Baja California, Mexico. A shark fisherman wash himself into a ruined house on the Island. The isolation that these people live lead them to be very wary of outsiders, moreover the international pressure for banning shark fishing increases their distrust.
Punta Arena, Baja California, Mexico. An abandoned building used as a shelter by fishermen.
Pacific Ocean, Off Magdalena Bay, Mexico A blue shark (Prionace glauca) hooked while trying to resist just before being caught. It is estimated that 10 to 20 million of these sharks are killed each year as a result of fishing. the fish is now classified as “near-threatened” on the IUCN Red List.
Punta Arena, Baja California, Mexico. A fisherman rests at night.
Punta Arena, Baja California, Mexico. Ivan Lucero, 26, is a shark fishemen from El sargento. Ivan Studied food science at the university of La Paz, but he didn’t find a work in that field and now he is a “tiburonero”.
Punta Arena, Baja California, Mexico. fishermen burn trash and carcasses at night.
Pacific Ocean, Off Magadalena Bay, Mexico. A Silky Shark as it died. Sharks are targeted for their meat, whichis sold all over mexico and fins for their fins for use in shark fin soup, a delicacy in Asia, but as they are slow-growing and slow to reproduce, they are vulnerable to overfishing. Recently the price for shark fins has fallen by 70% according to Wild Aid, a U.S. based NGO, because of several government bans and campaigns by conservationists.This fact has affected shark fishermen in Mexico, now they earn more from shark meat.
Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico. The sky at night in the middle of the sea.
Punta Arena, Baja California, Mexico. A shark fisherman or “Tiburonero” Comes back to his shack. Shark fishermen usually work 14 hours a day,They stay for long period of time away from their family, their camp are located in remote areas, difficult to reach. These fishermen in the last years have been hit hard by regulations by the Mexican government due to the increase in international policies for shark’s protection.
Punta Arena, Baja California, Mexico. The stomach of an hammerhead shark stabbed to death.
Punta Arena, Baja California, Mexico. Shark fishermen talk at night.
Punta Arena, Baja California, Mexico.
El Sargento, Baja California, Mexico. The grave of Larry Cosio Rosas, brother of Rey Cosio Rosas, a shark fisherman who died in 2013 during a shipwreck.
Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico. a fishermen sets up the net for the night.
Born in Venice in 1988, Federico Vespignani after the graduation in photography at IED in Rome started working as freelance photographer. His recent works include reportage photography on PTSD in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Homophobia in Italy,fishermen on the Galician coast, the LGBT community in Jamaica and shark fishing in Mexico. Federico has been published in national and international titles including The New York Times, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Manner, Il Reportage and Private Magazine among the others. He is contributor photographer for ParalleloZero photo agency.
He currently lives and works in Milan.
The word Evolution jumps out at us, it scares and divides us. I see it
as something that unites us.
Natural Selection is the mechanism that drives evolution, and the
evidence is everywhere; it surrounds us. I see it in the beautiful
fossils that I first saw in my youth in Western Kansas and in the
stare of a beautifully colored cassowary with its keratin crown. I
have become mesmerized by this connection that unites all.
The keen eye of science that helps in the understanding of the the
structure of our DNA, the building blocks of life, that Watson and
Crick showed us. The evidence lead from the fossils frozen in the past
to the million different kinds of beetles, some that are known to
occur in the sea and in the frozen polar regions. I needed to see the
connection that surrounds us every day and yet goes unnoticed by the
vast majority of the world’s population. Questions started to come:
Where was the largest forest in the world in the past?. The answer:
Saudi Arabia.That oil didn’t make itself. Why do South America and
Africa fit together like puzzle pieces from a child’s map? Because
they were connected at one time. Why do Bonobos and modern humans,
with the obvious differences, share over 99% of the same DNA? Because
we are cousins.
I do not pretend to answer any questions on the subject of Evolution,
but I think that the diversity and the beauty can cause one to stop
and take in the astonishing world we share.
FEATHER TYPE : Whole bird LATIN NAME: Ara ararauna ENGLISH NAME: Blue-and-yellow Macaw REGION: South America OTHER NOTES: Bird was shot under visible light. Further Information contact : Dr. Peter Mullen Kirchplatz 6 42489 Wuelfrath email: firstname.lastname@example.org cell: +491726411691 Carly 10 yr old Blue & Gold Macaw Owner George Van Glahn PH: 732 664 5638
Yniphora Tortoise Photographed in the World Museum of Natural History at La Sierra University in Riverside, CA
Retoucher: Eduardo Rubiano Scanner Operator: Ming Liu Scanner: Heidelberg 8200
QC/Retouched by CWL
Biomimetics, Fly Wing 2, biomimitecs MM7402
Golden Headed Quetzal (Pharomachus auriceps)
MUST GET PERMISSSION TO USE. email@example.com. Eoglaucidium sp. Messel, 47 mya (middle Eocene)
Windmill blades with tubacles based on Humpback whale arms are tested for efficiency at the Wind Energy Institute of Canada in North Cape, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
Photographed in the hall of extinction at the Paris Museum of Natural History, This monkey is now extinct. Shop Contact: Paris Museum of Natural History Unsure of Phone Number or Email.
Orangutans at Fort Wayne Zoo. contact: Cheryl Piropato Education Director Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo V 260.427.6803 F 260.427.6820 firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo online at www.kidszoo.org
Naked mole rat
Robert Clark is a freelance photographer based in New York City, working with the world’s leading magazines, publishers and cutting edge advertising campaigns, as well as the author of four monographs: Evolution A Visual Record, Feathers Displays of Brilliant Plumage, First Down Houston A Year with the Houston Texans and Image America – the first photography book shot solely with a cellphone camera.
His work regularly appears in National Geographic Magazine, and it
> appeared as well in other magazines such: Time, Sports Illustrated, French
> Geo and The New York Times Magazine. During his twenty-year association with National Geographic, Clark has photographed more than 40 stories. His cover article “Was Darwin Wrong?” helped National Geographic garner a National Magazine award in 2005. Early in his career, Clark documented the lives of high school football players for the book Friday Night Lights. In 2003, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston brought Clark back to Texas to capture the first year of the new NFL team, the Houston Texans. Clark recently directed the short film “8 Seconds” as part of an advertorial campaign for Russell Athletic.
Clark lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter, and is the owner of Ten Ton Studio in the Brooklyn Navy Yards.
Argus Paul, with the photograph above, has won the small collector print that we offered via Instagram. Second place prize, one of my seasoned camera bags goes to Zlatko Vickovic, Diane Durongpisitkul, and Carlo Pirrognelli….Yes, three second prizes…Lots of good work in 24 hours I think.
(Winners: Please email email@example.com with your address so she can send out your prizes.)
This was a one time 24 hour shoot for this audience off my Instagram account. All of these pictures were made on December 20-21, 2016.
I often like to see what photographers can do with a time limit. Such was the case here. Time limits are not everything of course, yet if you have an eye, you have an eye. That is all it takes. Not travel, not place, not anything but an eye. Also for those wanting to go the pro route, then producing “on demand” is the name of the game…
We will have a few more things coming up this year to give everyone in this audience a chance to be in the BURN X book coming up to celebrate our 10th anniversary.
Photo by Matt Mayes
Photo by Ricardo Leung
Photo by Carlo Pirrongelli
Photo by Marco Caputi
Photo by Stephanie Foden
Photo by Zlatko Vickovic
Photo by Diane Durongpisitkul
Photo by Takashi Nakagawa
Photo by Kornel Kocsany
Photo by Frederick Vandamme