Capturing The Complexity Of Human Emotion

The emotive project ‘The Quiet Storm’ by Canadian photographer Patty Maher is a series shot in and around Caledon, Ontario. The project aims to tell the private side of personal struggles. She says “I was hoping to portray quiet restraint, controlled emotion and isolation. The series is meant to portray moments of personal struggle in a way that both reveals and hides the full story.“

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The Quiet Storm
by Patty Maher
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The Atlas Of Beauty by photographer Mihaela Noroc

“The Atlas Of Beauty is a project about our planet’s diversity shown through portraits of women. Since almost 3 years ago, I travel around the world with my backpack and my camera. In this journey I photograph natural women surrounded by their environment. Until now I visited more than 45 countries.

MihaelaNoroc05aToday The Atlas of Beauty is one of the most popular photo projects in the world. It has strong communities on Facebook and Instagram while its Tumblr blog was the third most viral in 2015.

MihaelaNoroc05bWhen I started the project in 2013 I didn’t imagine that 3 years later I will talk about it live, on CNN, or on Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul Sunday.

MihaelaNoroc05cThe Guardian, Huffington Post, Business Insider, Forbes, BBC, Spiegel, Corriere della Sera are just a few other media outlets that featured the project and showed my photos to the world.

MihaelaNoroc05dThrough my photography I want to capture that feeling of warmth and serenity which comes from the eyes of a woman and can balance sometimes the negativity we see in the media.

MihaelaNoroc05eMany people from all around the world face discrimination just because they have a certain color, religion, ethnicity or because they are women. I think beauty is diversity and it can teach us to be more tolerant.

MihaelaNoroc05fMy goal is to continue for many years and capture beauty in all countries of the globe, if possible, making this Atlas an inspiration for all women that try to be themselves, natural and authentic.” — Mihaela Noroc

MihaelaNoroc05gThe Atlas Of Beauty by photographer Mihaela Noroc
via techinsider

Source-Cord Prize 2014

Source-Cord Prize 2014
The award was established as the Cord Prize in 2013 by EA Lindsay, to support contemporary photography. In 2014 Lindsay formed a collaboration with Source magazine to create the Source-Cord Prize. Source is a photography magazine based and published in the UK since 1992.

The winners of the Source-Cord Prize in 2014 are:

First Prize – Takashi Arai – from Japan with his project ‘Exposed in a Hundred Suns’

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Second Prize – Andrea Gruetzner – from Germany with ‘Erbgericht’

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Third Prize – Sebastian Collett from the USA with ‘Vanishing Point’

SebastianCollett01 SebastianCollett02 SebastianCollett03 SebastianCollett04Congratulations to all three.

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The full submissions of all twenty-five artists on the shortlist can be seen in the gallery at: cordprize

Photography project ideas

“If you’re interested in improving, or if you’re just looking for a fun activity, why not take on a weekend project? By choosing a specific project for the weekend you can focus on something that will give you a new experience, teach you something new, or improve your skills in a certain area. In this article we’ll look at 15 different ideas that are perfect for weekend projects.”

1JaniceBailey“Rain Man (double exposure in camera)” captured by Janice Bailey

2StuartWilliams“~ Blossom ~” captured by Stuart Williams

3BillyWilson“The Ferris Wheel” captured by Billy Wilson

4DanielZedda“Cecelia” by Daniel Zedda

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from 15 weekend photography project ideas
by Marc Andre
at: picturecorrect

Urban Prisoner | Matt Webber

Urban Prisoner, a photo project by Matt Webber
“Matt Weber a photographer coming from New York, first started taking photographs while working as a NYC taxi driver. He soon discovered that the idea of seeing something and recording it was really what he’d been doing all along, mentally framing shots as he drove around town on twelve hour shifts. Gradually his confidence began to build, and he began to see himself as a photographer with a taxi, rather than a cabbie with a camera…” — by lost.ghost

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via transparentcities