Leah MacDonald – Photography & Encaustic photography

Leah Macdonald is an American photographer and artist. She creates primarily feminine black and white shots. The encaustic technique gives her photographs a dreamy personal style. She enjoys sharing here knowledge in workshops, which are very popular. 

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From sketch to animation

Guest article by Kiana Naghshineh

The cartoon plot:

Two brothers who could not be more different: One is tall, somewhat deceitful and rude, the other is a sensitive and naive boy, how you can be as the younger child.

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Close-up photographs to make a change … interview with photojournalist Marcus Bleasdale

“If your pictures aren´t good enough, you´re not close enough” once stated Robert Capa, co-founder of Magnum Photos. Marcus Bleasdale is one of the world’s leading documentary photographers who is close to social, ethnic or economic conflicts around the world and got the Robert Capa Gold Medal 2015 for his reportage photography. He increasingly uses his work to influence decision makers and policy makers around the world.
His work on human rights and conflict have been shown at the U.S. Senate, The United Nations and the Houses of Parliament in the UK. Bleasdale’s work also appears in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Sunday Times
Magazine, The Telegraph Magazine, Stern, Le Monde, TIME Magazine, Newsweek and National Geographic.

He has also published two books: “One Hundred Years of Darkness” (2002) and “The Rape of a Nation” (2009). Bleasdale lives in Oslo with his wife Karin Beate. He is a long-term collaborator of ART WORKS Projects and a founding board member of Congo Kids Initiative. Between his travels, lectures and workshops he took the time to answer our Q&A.

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The Print's the Thing

Guest column written by Jay Fine

The Statue of Liberty and fireworks in NY Harbor are frequent themes in my photography.

Fireworks at the Statue of Liberty from the Esplanade, by Jay Fine

Unlike most places in the U.S., Lower Manhattan, my home for the last decade, gets treated to spectacular firework displays year round. Anyone with enough money can hire a pyrotechnic company and have their own show set in NY Harbor near the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island and get no promotion or publicity with the exception of a text alert from New York City’s emergency alert system Notify NYC – a text and phone alert system for people in our area post-9/11.

Last week I ran into a neighbor after returning from photographing a fireworks display near the Statue of Liberty. I had my camera on a tripod and she was curious about what I shot. I showed her a few of my fireworks shots. She liked what I shot but said “I’ll wait to see a print – that’s the only thing that counts.”

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Hahnemühle´s Calendar Contest – submission period has ended

Whether it’s the contemporary urban garden, or the typical local park area, living walls or enchanting backyard: nature makes every city come alive, resulting in calming harmony or exciting contrasts. Over 400 artists from 35 countries filed more than 900 images to the competition. Many thanks to all participants! From all submissions, a jury will…

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