Dear Photograph

As I was doing some research for a long-term project, I realized that as we look and take  photographs everyday, multiple times a day, we never really define what it is.  A dictionary definition of the word Photograph goes like this : ” A picture made using a camera, in which an image is focused onto Read More →

So, there was something very interesting about the photo news the week. On one side, you have the mighty Getty ( aka, the whale) who took a deep plunge in pricing with its subscription RF offering, combining microstock and pro , and on the other, legendary Magnum who manage a great coup by selling some Read More →

abc news

Web 2.0 and beyond is all about empowering the consumer. It is no longer a viable business to make a product and sell it. These days, you have to let your customers act upon it to make it more personal. Technology allows this and as we have seen with Nike and it’s sneakers, it is Read More →

Callie Shell/ Aurora

I know it has been said here that the World Press Awards 2009 was a nice selection, albeit maybe too much linked to the most important events of the year. Who is to say that a lesser known event might have had stronger images ? Regardless, ever since the results, new information has been brought Read More →

aurora obama

While two of the United States magazine distributors are raising their rates in the worst economic period possible, adding a potential $1 billion in cost to an already battered publishing industry, it has become clearer that the photo industry needs to brake out of  its traditional chains. According to the New York Post, two companies Read More →

I like the new year. For one good reason. Everyone does a round up of all the best images of the year in a beautiful slideshow. So, like every year, I wandered through the internet, looking at different version of the year in pictures. This is where I went: AOL MSNBC The Big Picture The Read More →

Aurora Jump 9

Outside of the beaten path of wire services endlessly pouring at the same endless flow of images, there are islands of beauty. One of those, untouched by endless years of relentless competition, is photo agency Aurora. True to their initial vision, Aurora keeps on showing the world that true and great photojournalism can co-exist with Read More →

Aurora at 15 !!

You should interrupt everything you are doing right now and head immediately to aurora@15.com. Jose Azel and his team invite you to a year long birthday celebration !!. Based on the Surrealist’s “Cadavres Exquis” ( exquisite corpse) game, the rules are quite simple : one random photographer shoots an image and post it on the Read More →