Stunning Photographs

National Geographic Stunning Photographs
by Annie Griffiths

French photojournalist Henri Cartier-Bresson once said, “There is nothing in this world that doesn’t have a decisive moment.” An event’s significance — its intimacy, its raw energy, its inherent emotion — happens in a fraction of a second. The 400 pages of images, culled from the National Geographic archives and collected in STUNNING PHOTOGRAPHS, address and explore Cartier-Bresson’s iconic principle. The result is a visual smorgasbord of colors, textures and sensations that capture the fabric of everyday life — transforming the ordinary into extraordinary.

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International Print Exhibition 157

International Print Exhibition 157
from The Royal Photographic Society
The annual RPS International Print Exhibition is now in its 157th year, and is the longest standing exhibition of its kind in the world, having been held almost every year since 1854. Anyone can enter and everyone has an equal chance of their work being selected.

RPSprint157aLonely Heart, Landmannalaugar, Iceland

RPSprint157bBrother and Sister, Orientale District, Democratic Republic of Congo

RPSprint157cWinter Solitude, Fribourg, Switzerland

RPSprint157dChinese Tourists

RPSprint157eRiding the Bus

RPSprint157fCamargue Horse Rearing

RPSprint157gFisherman and Raft

RPSprint157hNaga Sadhu Ritual in the Ganga

RPSprint157iThe Strength of Saharawi Women

RPSprint157jOver the Rainbow

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Amazing Winning Photos From The 2014 Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards

Amazing Winning Photos From The 2014 Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards
Designing a building or other structural facility is an art form on its own, but photographers are able to share the beauty of architecture with their keen eye for shapes, colors, and unique perspectives. That’s why architectural photos are so celebrated by Arcaid Images and awarded through their annual competition. The contest judges a photographer’s ability to not only capture subjects from our built world, but to also “look beyond the architecture to the composition, light, scale, atmosphere, sense of place and understanding of the project” This year’s Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards has just announced its winners at the World Architecture Festival, presenting the grand prize to Hufton + Crow.

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Beyoncé & JAY Z’s “On the Run” Tour Book by Mason Poole

Following the successful ‘On the Run’ Tour co-headlined by Beyoncé and JAY Z, Mason Poole, one of the tour’s official photographers, has released a commemorative photography book capturing some of the visual scenes. Spanning 50 pages, the tour book features behind-the-scenes shots and black-and-white portraits of the powerhouse duo in several Bonnie & Clyde-themed moments, including visuals from their HBO-produced ‘On The Run’ trailer and from their short film Bang Bang.

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Beyoncé & JAY Z’s “On the Run” Tour Book by Mason Poole

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India Unposed by Craig Semetko

Craig Semetko is an American photographer focusing on authentic human experience. Born and raised near Detroit, Michigan, Semetko became a professional comedy writer and performer after college and years later discovered photography as another means of storytelling. His comedic background has given him a highly developed sense of the absurd and ironic, resulting in a strong theme of humor throughout his work. In his foreword for Semetko’s book “UNPOSED,” Magnum Photos photographer Elliott Erwitt writes, “Good photographs are tough enough to shoot. Really funny ones are even harder. Good and funny photographs observed in nature not arranged or manipulated but simply observed in real time with amazing consistency, constitute a minor miracle now presented in Mr. Semetko’s book…In my book he is the essential photographer. That is, the one who sees what others could not have seen.”

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India Unposed by Craig Semetko

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