“Let us not be nasty to nature…”

Find out more about Sebastião Salgado’s observations on man and nature.
Sebastião Salgado is a master of black and white storytelling and spoke about his work at The Photography Show in the NEC, Birmingham, UK, on March 21. His carefully composed and highly evocative images of nature and man offer a telling commentary on the modern world. Now, in his 73rd year, he explains to CPN Editor David Corfield how, after a lifetime of study, he still struggles to understand man’s destructive nature…

“I hope I can show how we must help the world heal,” he concludes. “We are 7.5 billion people on this planet now, and our behaviour has to change. I hope my pictures can make a difference but I don’t believe so. With the right information and the goodwill of people altogether, then yes, perhaps. But just my pictures? I don’t believe so.”

more at Canon

Iconication | Anatol Kotte

Not just a façade: what turns a photograph into an icon?
Rihanna, John Turturro, Angela Merkel, Martin Kippenberger, Mario Draghi, and Miss Piggy share two things: they are world famous, and they have all stood in front of the camera of Anatol Kotte. His unique portrait photographs have featured in publications such as Time, Die Zeit, Stern, or L’Uomo Vogue. But what makes Kotte’s photographs special? At first glance they are cool and distant, and at second glance emotional and dramatic. They permit those being portrayed to discover very different aspects of themselves. Kotte approaches them candidly, seeks a special gaze, an unexpected demeanor or environment—preferably in black and white, always moving. The portraits are also interspersed with surprising views of cities and landscapes. The world and individuals become icons, and we can take a very new look at them.

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Iconication | Anatol Kotte
via Hatje Cantz

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Beautiful Travel Photos

Beautiful Travel Photos
Nat Geo Travel editors picked their favorite travel photos published in 2016. See majestic images from around the world that struck our experts.

India
Photograph by Jody MacDonald
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Alaska
Photograph by Aaron Huey
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California
Photograph by Jonathan Irish
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South Korea
Photograph by Topic Images, Getty Images
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India
Photograph by Tuul and Bruno Morandi, Getty Images
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New Hampshire
Photograph by Ronan Donovan
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Faroe Islands
Photograph by Adam Burton, JAI/Corbis
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More Travel Inspiration at National Geographic

Vote for the Readers’ Choice Winner!

We are excited to announce the finalists of the 14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest. This year, we received more than 48,000 submissions from photographers in 146 countries and territories. From Michael B. Hardie’s photograph of an octopus hitching a ride on the back of a sea turtle in Hawaii to Kamil Nureev’s shot of reindeer pulling a man across the Siberian tundra, these 70 images stood out to our photo editors as the most unique and memorable.

smithsonian03aIndividual Communication by Peter Nutkins
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smithsonian03bDreaming Matera by Alessandro Cocca
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smithsonian03cCormorant Fisherman by Duangmon C.
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smithsonian03dTurtle-Back Ride by Michael B. Hardie
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smithsonian03eSwamp Raccoon by Kim Aikawa
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smithsonian03fWhere Water Once Flowed by Aya Okawa
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Voting is now open for the Readers’ Choice winner! Voting is limited to one vote per user per day and runs through March 27 at 11:59:59 PM Eastern Standard Time. The finalist who receives the most votes will be announced alongside our Grand Prize and category winners on March 28.

more at Smithsonian

Winners of Pictures of the Year International

This year’s Pictures of the Year International contest recognizes the work of photographers on daily newspaper assignments or long-term projects to recognizing new ways of visual storytelling.

potyi02aMarcus Yam/Los Angeles Times
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potyi02bPete Muller/PRIME for National Geographic
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potyi02cA mother and son at the makeshift refugee camp in Idomeni, Greece. (First place, General News.)
Olmo Calvo
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potyi02dMarcus Yam/Los Angeles Times
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Pete Muller was named Photographer of the Year in the 74th Pictures of the Year International competition, for a portfolio that largely explores concepts of masculinity. Marcus Yam of The Los Angeles Times was named Newspaper Photographer of the Year.

more by James Estrin at The New York Times

The Power Of Photography

The Power Of Photography
from: « 10 Images That Made The World Pay Attention In 2016 »

The World Press Photo competition winners have been announced and here are 10 of the incredible images praised by the judging panel that are both powerful and harrowing.

power02a© Jonathan Bachman, Thomson Reuters. Lone activist Ieshia Evans stands her ground while offering her hands for arrest as she is charged by riot police.
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power02b© Ameer Alhalbi, Agence France-Presse. A Syrian man evacuates an area following a reported airstrike.
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power02c© Sergey Ponomarev, for The New York Times. A family flees the fighting in Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, as oil fields burned in Qayyara, Iraq.
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power02d© Amber Bracken. A man is treated with milk of magnesia after being pepper sprayed by police at the blockade on highway 1806.
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power02e© Valery Melnikov, Rossiya Segodnya. Civilians escape from a fire at a house destroyed by an air attack in the Luhanskaya village.
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10 Images That Made The World Pay Attention In 2016
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Fabrice Puliero | Photographe total

Fabrice Puliero
Photographe total

Boulimique d’images, Fabrice Puliero est régulièrement publié dans les Défis de la Rédac’ ou la Critique photo.
Il fallait qu’on en sache plus sur ce photographe à la créativité débordante.

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Fabrice Puliero | Photographe total
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