10 musicians we bet you didn’t know are also photographers

10 musicians we bet you didn’t know are also photographers

Finding a new band is awesome. What’s more awesome is finding out the members of said band are multitalented outside of their own field. For as long the technology has been around, music and photography have gone together like peaches and cream. Whether they are freelancer photographers, snapping on the road or just looking for something fun to do at home, these musicians show us a different side of them from behind the lens.

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The first female war photographer took enormous risks—and died in battle at 26

Gerda Taro’s images were searing, disquieting, and groundbreaking, and they helped spawn an entire field—war photography.

Today (Aug. 1), to mark the 108th anniversary of her birth, she has been honored with a Google Doodle.

On July 25, 1937, at just 26, she became the first female photojournalist to die in battle. After ignoring warnings to stay away from the frontline at the height of the Spanish Civil War—during which she took her most-celebrated photos—an out-of-control republican army tank plowed into the car she had hitched a ride on.

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She Did That: Because of Beyoncé, Tyler Mitchell Is the First Black Photographer to Shoot a Vogue Cover

Say what you want about Beyoncé, but what we’re not going to do is act like she doesn’t use her power to champion black excellence, prosperity or artistry. Case in point: According to the Huffington Post, when Beyoncé agreed to cover American Vogue’s September issue, she was contractually given “unprecedented control” over her images and captions by editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. And what did Bey do with that control? Hire a black photographer—the first ever to shoot a cover in the magazine’s 126-year history.

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This Photographer Is Making Learning Special for the Differently-Abled

It’s not our disabilities; it’s our abilities that count.” – Chris Burke

Delhi-based photographer and copywriter Mohit Ahuja started an organisation to break stereotypes against disabilities, which he christened Know Disability.

In 2015, Mohit quit his job and put together a 10-day photography workshop for people with disabilities. There were a dozen participants, of which five persisted and continued with Know Disability.

In an exclusive interview with The Better India, Mohit speaks about how he started the organisation, the challenges of dealing with parents of special needs kids and breaking stereotypes along the way.

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A Nigerian Photographer’s Portraits Of The Mind

Etinosa Yvonne Osayimwen’s goal is to get inside her subjects’ heads.

The self-trained, 28-year-old documentary photographer does just that by using a double-exposure technique. She takes portraits of Nigerian survivors of violence and terrorism — then superimposes it with an image of something that reminds them of how their lives have changed.

In one photo, for example, a construction plan is layered over the profile of a building engineer whose community was attacked by Boko Haram. Another image shows a woman’s profile covered in another photo of the same woman on crutches after she was shot in the leg.

In July, the Nigerian was awarded a grant by Women Photograph to pursue her project, “It’s All In My Head.”

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Photographer Has Close Call With Scammer

Photographer Has Close Call With Scammer

If you have a strong online presence or pay to market your photography business, bogus leads can bombard your inbox. Atlanta photographer Katie Coon received one recently.

An article published by Fox 5 Atlanta reported the story which would be familiar to many of us photographers: a new lead comes in, providing what sounds at first like a standard wedding, event, or portrait shoot. However the client doesn’t want to, or apparently cannot, speak on the phone.

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