photography http://kut.org en Magnum Photos: Upholding Standards, Adapting to Technology http://kut.org/post/magnum-photos-upholding-standards-adapting-technology <p>Some of the most iconic images of the past decade – from the photos taken of prisoners at <a href="http://www.magnumphotos.com/C.aspx?VP3=SearchResult_VPage&amp;VBID=2K1HZOQJNOJSP7">Abu Ghraib</a> to the passengers standing on the wing of <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8itHvXd0oM">US Airways Flight 1549</a> after a miraculous landing on New York’s Hudson River – have been taken not by professional photographers, but by amateurs.</p><p>We are sharing more photos per second than ever before in our history, primarily thanks to &nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/MagnumPhotos">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/MagnumPhotos">Twitter</a> and <a href="http://statigr.am/tag/magnumphotos">Instagram</a>. With all those images available at our fingertips – and with a camera on every smartphone – how do professional photographers stay relevant (and stay employed)?&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 16:23:00 +0000 David Brown & Jenny Dubin 9001 at http://kut.org Magnum Photos: Upholding Standards, Adapting to Technology A Narrated Look at the Magnum Photos Archive http://kut.org/post/narrated-look-magnum-photos-archive <p><a href="http://www.magnumphotos.com/">Magnum Photos</a> was founded in 1947 as a photographer’s co-op. Created by photojournalists with the memory of World War II fresh in their minds, Magnum’s cooperative format allowed for an artistic, unvarnished look at photography.</p><p>Since 2009, the 200,000 photos in the Magnum Archive has resided at UT’s Harry Ransom Center. And, <a href="http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2013/09/21/dell-led-trio-to-donate-magnum-photo-archive-to-university-of-texas/?_r=0">thanks to a recent donation</a>, the archive will stay there.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/115981445" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 22:20:00 +0000 Wells Dunbar 8971 at http://kut.org A Narrated Look at the Magnum Photos Archive Donna DeCesare's Unsettling Portraits of Children of War http://kut.org/post/donna-decesares-unsettling-portraits-children-war <p><strong>Update: </strong>Donna DeCesare is one of four gold medal winners of the 2013 Maria Moors Cabot prize, awarded by the Columbia Journalism School for outstanding reporting on Latin America and the Caribbean. “The Cabot Prize honors journalists who have covered the Western Hemisphere and, through their reporting and editorial work, have furthered inter-American understanding,” <a href="http://www.journalism.columbia.edu/page/1026-cabot-prizes-current-winners/852">reads a statement</a> on the journalism school’s website.</p><p>You can <a href="http://www.destinyschildren.org/en">see more of DeCesare’s work on her website</a>.</p><p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 15:07:30 +0000 Emily Donahue & Emily Donahue 7282 at http://kut.org Donna DeCesare's Unsettling Portraits of Children of War Seeing The Psychotropic, Photographing The Phantasmagoric http://kut.org/post/look-psychotropic-photos-document-ceremonial-icons I'm sitting in my neighborhood bakery, the Upper Crust in Austin, Texas, trying to read my newspaper and enjoy an oatmeal muffin, but I can't stop staring at the photographs on the wall. A native man, his face painted weirdly, holds a great scowling iguana on his head; a boy lies on palm fronds with a colony of giant silk moth caterpillars ornamenting his neck; small brown hands hold a luminous blue morpho butterfly up to the camera. Put down your Danish rolls, people! How can anyone finish breakfast under the spell of these bizarre tropical photos? Mon, 03 Jun 2013 18:26:54 +0000 John Burnett, NPR 7971 at http://kut.org Seeing The Psychotropic, Photographing The Phantasmagoric Photos: Austin Welcomes the Signs of Fall http://kut.org/post/photos-austin-welcomes-signs-fall <p>With blistering summer temperatures stretching all the way into September, Austin doesn’t need much prompting &nbsp;to embrace cooler temperatures. This weekend’s cold front was proof of that, having marked the start of sweater weather for many Austinites.</p><p>Photojournalist Jillian Schantz Patrick took these pictures for KUT News over the weekend, documenting Austin’s reaction to the changing season.</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 16:55:54 +0000 Jillian Schantz Patrick & Wells Dunbar 5283 at http://kut.org Photos: Austin Welcomes the Signs of Fall Updated: Man Finds Couple Whose Engagement He Photographed http://kut.org/post/updated-man-finds-couple-whose-engagement-he-photographed <p><strong>Updated at Friday, May 20: </strong>A local photographer who was trying to identify the couple he photographed in this picture has successfully tracked down the couple.</p><p>In <a href="http://dreaminpictures.com/a-quest/">a post on his website,</a> Michael Cummings explains how he happened upon the couple shortly after their romantic engagement on Mount Bonnell, and took a breathtaking photograph.</p><blockquote><p>We found them. The power of social is amazing, and this is just one small example of something that probably would not have been possible otherwise.</p> Fri, 20 May 2011 16:06:17 +0000 Nathan Bernier 1514 at http://kut.org Updated: Man Finds Couple Whose Engagement He Photographed 2011 Session: Opening Day Time Lapse http://kut.org/post/2011-session-opening-day-time-lapse <p><object width="450" height="278"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/XWZih4D3hfA?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;showinfo=0"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"><embed allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/XWZih4D3hfA?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;showinfo=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="450" height="278"></object></p> Thu, 13 Jan 2011 23:02:03 +0000 Nathan Bernier 628 at http://kut.org