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Photographer Steve Fiehl documents New York City shelter life


September 2019 issue News

We see homeless people on the street but rarely do we learn their particular stories. Steve Fiehl’s personal project “Resilient Souls” gave him the opportunity to hear and share stories of these individuals via portraits and documentary photographs he made at New York City’s The Bowery Mission. The images, with quotes from the portrait subjects, were exhibited at the International Center of Photography in June.The Bowery Mission often turns away photographers who ask to make images of... Continue Reading >

International Photography Hall of Fame names 2019 inductees


July 2019 issue News

National Geographic assignment photographer and marine biologist Paul Nicklen captured this image of a grizzly bear surfacing  from salmon fishing in the Fishing Branch River in Yukon, Canada. He is one of eight photographers to be inducted into the class of 2019 Photography Hall of Fame by the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum. The other honorees include Bruce Davidson (social/civil rights photographer), Elliott Erwitt (advertising/documentary photographer), Ralph Gibson (art... Continue Reading >

Veteran photographer Adger Cowans is still learning at 81


June 2018 issue Profiles

Sitting in his packed-to-the-gills apartment/studio in Bridgeport, Connecticut, photographer Adger Cowans smiles as he launches into a story from what he calls his distant past. Legendary Vogue editor Diana Vreeland had summoned him to her office for an assignment. Cowans, who is 81 but looks a decade younger, punctuates his story with spirited hand gestures, darting eyebrows, and the occasional high-octane chuckle.© Mark Lee Blackshear“This was in the 1960s, and she had seen an... Continue Reading >

Photographer composes music to accompany prints


June 2018 issue News

© Ralph GibsonSOUNDS LIKE A GREAT PHOTOGRAPHIf a photograph had a melody, what would it be?Renowned art photographer Ralph Gibson wrestled with the answer to that question for his project recently exhibited at Galerie Thierry Bigaignon in Paris. Gibson, who characterizes himself as a career photographer and “passionately devoted amateur” musician, composed 15 pieces of music to accompany 15 of his silver gelatin prints. To listen to each piece, visitors simply held up their mobile... Continue Reading >

Adger Cowans explores the art of water and light


5.25.2018 News

Good luck asking veteran photographer Adger Cowans, 81, how he produces his much-praised water and light series of personal art photographs. “People always ask me that,” says Cowans, smiling as if to signal he’s happy to deflect the question. Then, after a lengthy pause, he adds, “They wonder if I put oil or mercury on the water or somehow manipulate the photographs.”© Adger Cowans“Well?” asks a visitor to his Bridgeport, Connecticut studio. “Do you?”“Heck no!”... Continue Reading >

Alan Ross: A little bit of talent, a little bit of chutzpah, and a little bit of luck


April 2018 issue Profiles

An unpretentious icon shares the greatest lessons of his careerAlan Ross describes his career progression as “a little bit of talent, a little bit of chutzpah, and a little bit of luck.” It’s a humble characterization of a career that has included an impressive array of experiences, from working with Ansel Adams to creating commercial images for some of America’s biggest brands. Yes, Ross has had an uncanny ability to be in the right place at the right time. However, what he did with... Continue Reading >

Authentic child portraiture, dirt and all


December 2017 issue Profiles

It’s dirty work, and there’s nothing to smile about. Such is portrait-making truth for Pete Rezac, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, whose black-and-white fine art images of children follow a recipe: Get them dirty, tell them not to smile, and aim for authenticity. “That word ‘authentic’ resonates in everything I do,” says the Reno, Nevada-based photographer.© Pete RezacAt his Imaging USA 2018 workshop “Black-and-White Children’s Character Portraits” in Nashville, Tennessee, next... Continue Reading >

Pete Rezac: Anatomy of an Image


December 2017 issue Tech

© Pete RezacPhotographer: Pete Rezac, M.Photog., Cr., CPPDate: September 8, 2017Location: Pete Rezac Photography Studio, Reno, NevadaSubject: Pete Rezac’s son dressed as musician SlashCircumstances: Halloween costumeEquipment: Nikon D750 Camera, Nikon 85mm 1.4D Lens, Studio Titan camera stand, Sekonic 758dr light meter, Paul C. Buff lighting and modifiers, medium softbox key light, strip box for separation light, 20-degree grid with barn doors for background light, 60-inch... Continue Reading >
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