The Lesbian Love Letters of Pioneering Victorian Photographer and Photojournalist Fannie Benjamin Johnston

“If I have been proud of you and your work and put you on a pedestal, as you say, please let me keep you there, for you deserve it surely and that is my way of loving.” Pioneering photographer Frances “Fannie” Benjamin Johnston received her first camera as a gift from Eastman Kodak founder George...

The Story Behind Dorothea Lange’s Iconic “Migrant Mother” Photograph and How She Almost Didn’t Take It

How a serendipitous hand-lettered sign changed the history of photojournalism. At the same time that pioneering photographer Berenice Abbott was busy capturing the urban fabric and trailblazing anthropologist Margaret Mead was laying the groundwork for modern anthropology, Dorothea Lange mastered the intersection of the two in her influential Depression-era photojournalism and documentary photography. In Dorothea...

This Is Mars: Mesmerizing Ultra-High-Resolution NASA Photos at the Intersection of Art and Science

Unprecedented look at the ever-enchanting Red Planet, at once more palpable and more mysterious than ever. “Whether or not there is life on Mars now, there WILL be by the end of this century,” Arthur C. Clarke predicted in 1971 while contemplating humanity’s quest to conquer the Red Planet. “Whatever the reason you’re on Mars...

How to Photograph Your Portfolio Work in 6 Simple Steps

This is a guest article contributed by Rahat Bashar. For your design portfolio to stand out amongst the crowd, it needs professional photography to give it the edge. Professional photography boosts the perceived quality of your work, thus allowing you to increase your prices and ultimately get a better end product for your client. But hiring...

Survey Results: What Buyers Want From Photographers

PhotoShelter.com, a company (and CFC partner) that provides web sites and business tools (and lots of great free information) for photographers (and other creative professionals), just released the results from the 2013 Survey: What Buyers Want From Photographers to help photographers attract more clients and improve their businesses. Here it is: http://pages.photoshelter.com/2013-photo-buyers-survey.html The 2013 results reveal key insights from...