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Afghanistan papers reveal US public were misled about unwinnable war

Hundreds of confidential interviews with key figures involved in prosecuting the 18-year US war in Afghanistan have revealed that the US public has been consistently misled about an unwinnable conflict….

Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/09/afghan-papers-reveal-us-public-were-misled-about-unwinnable-war

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How Instagram Changed Street Photography

Jordan G. Teicher on the social media phenomenon that changed the way see and share images of the human condition as it exists in public spaces the world over….

Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.popphoto.com/american-photo/how-instagram-changed-street-photography/

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How to Assess and Edit Your Photographs

Even though it’s easier than ever today to operate a camera and produce a picture, it’s no easier to recognize the most compelling images among your outtakes and make collective sense of them….

Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://photography.tutsplus.com/articles/how-to-assess-and-edit-your-photographs–cms-24904

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No one cares about 99% of the photos you take. Not even you.

Before deepfakes and alternative facts, the online world was already telling us fibs. In our series Lies the Internet Told Me, we call ’em all out. For our summer vacation, my wife drove us hell-for-leather between National Parks, driven by the urge to collect every stamp in her Parks Passport….

Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://mashable.com/article/photos-instagram-facebook-no-one-cares/

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This Company Says The Future Of Nuclear Energy Is Smaller, Cheaper And Safer

Nuclear power plants are so big, complicated and expensive to build that more are shutting down than opening up. An Oregon company, NuScale Power, wants to change that trend by building nuclear plants that are the opposite of existing ones: smaller, simpler and cheaper….

Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.npr.org/2019/05/08/720728055/this-company-says-the-future-of-nuclear-energy-is-smaller-cheaper-and-safer

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Are the hyper-specialist shops of Berlin the future of retail?

On the first floor of a nondescript 1,000 sq metre industrial unit in Berlin’s Steglitz district, four workers are cautiously placing pregnant queen ants into test tubes in order to dispatch them across Europe….

Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/apr/29/are-the-hyper-specialist-shops-of-berlin-the-future-of-retail

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These atmospheric and cinematic fashion photos embody the spirit of the 1990s

A new book just published in September showcases the gritty and moody fashion photography of Stephanie Pfriender Stylander….

Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/in-sight/wp/2018/10/19/these-atmospheric-and-cinematic-fashion-photos-embody-the-spirit-of-the-1990s/

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Annie Leibovitz on Her Multifaceted Career: “I Learned So Much About Photography From Fashion Photography”

Annie Leibovitz has had a career spanning five decades, creating some of the most iconic photographs of all time….

Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.vogue.com/article/forces-of-fashion-annie-leibovitz-jonathan-van-meter-photography

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The Instagram Aesthetic Is Over

As Instagram has grown to more than 1 billion monthly users, it has ushered in a very particular look: bright walls, artfully arranged lattes and avocado toast, and Millennial-pink everything, all with that carefully staged, color-corrected, glossy-looking aesthetic….

Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/04/influencers-are-abandoning-instagram-look/587803/

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Millennials Tried to Kill the American Mall, But Gen Z Might Save It

Gen Z keeps confounding Corporate America. They’ve shunned beer, they want companies to take political stands and they trust Kardashians to make their makeup choices. But perhaps the biggest surprise about this new cohort of teenagers is the most unexpected of all: They love the shopping mall….

Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-25/are-u-s-malls-dead-not-if-gen-z-keeps-shopping-the-way-they-do

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Glasses can have a mark-up of 1,000 percent. 2 former LensCrafters executives revealed why.

For many, they’re a basic necessity, but eyeglasses are expensive. Designer frames can cost upward of $400, while standard glasses from a company like PearlVision can start at around $80….

Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/3/6/18253555/eyeglasses-cost-lenscrafters-essilor-luxottica

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How To Stimulate Your Photography by Learning From the Best

Henri Cartier-Bresson said that “Your first ten thousand photographs are your worst.” Every successful creative spends boundless time, thought, and concentrated effort pursuing their passion. You can accelerate your photography education by learning from accomplished artists….

Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://digital-photography-school.com/stimulate-your-photography-learn-from-the-best/