The opening of a new exhibition of photography entitled Witness to Change is scheduled on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 6 pm at the Indraprastha Gardens in Delhi. The exhibit, part of the upcoming Indo-German Urban Mela, engages work from Germany and India in an exploration of evolving urban spaces. We welcome you all to the opening of the exhibit, or to drop by during the ten days it will be on display.
My new book Secrets of Great Portrait Photography: Photographs of the Famous and Infamous drops this week. It’s a book that’s over 30 years in the making, drawing upon the best lessons learned over the last three decades photographing portraits of the rich and famous, it blends lavish celebrity portraits of a coffee table book with technical how-to insights with a side dish of behind-the-scenes celebrity stories.
I set out to write the book with one simple thing in mind – to write the book I wish someone handed me when I was starting out. Packed into this 264 page book, loaded with details about my last three decades of portrait photography, each chapter speaks to a different key to successful portrait photography broken down into spreads share the lessons learned from each shoot and details about the shoot itself taking you though all the stages of a portrait shoot from pre-production planning through posing your portrait through perfecting your shot in post-production. Available from Amazon at: http://amzn.to/greatportraits.
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Annual competition that provides an opportunity to explore global challenges through compelling images
Open to professional and amateur photographers around the world
US$65,000 in prizes and professional commission
The Syngenta Photography Award, a new international competition that aims to stimulate dialogue around key global challenges, was launched today. Open to professional and amateur photographers, the Award will explore a central theme each year. In its inaugural year, the theme is “rural-urban”, exploring the relationship and tensions between rural and urban environments.
Considered by many to be the finest photojournalist of his generation, Magnum photographer Steve McCurry is the man behind a wealth of instantly recognisable landmark images and he\'s still hard at work, on a seemingly never-ending quest to add still more great pictures to his collection. "I kinda feel like I\'ve been homeless for the past 35 years," he says. "I spend more time on the road travelling to all sorts of places, eight, nine or ten months a year. I feel like a stateless nomadic. I\'m a wanderer, an itinerant photographer with my camera."
At the end of last year he paused for breath just long enough to allow the creation of a landmark exhibition, curated by Fabio Novembre, which was held over a five-month period at the Macro Museum in Rome. It was a rare opportunity for reflection by McCurry, and it gave the Michele Bonechi film production company the opportunity to catch up for an interview as he walked through his display. Now that material forms the basis of an absorbing ten-minute documentary, while a much more comprehensive film about the great photographer\'s career to date is at the planning stage.
"We\'ll work on the film over the next six months," says Simon Taylor, creative director at Michele Bonechi and co-producer of the new McCurry film. "The plan is to talk not just to Steve but also to those who have worked with him, and it\'s envisaged that all those featured will give deep insights through sharing their stories."