Richard Prince’s Newest Way To Make Waves

Prince sure makes waves, and he's doing it again. I'll be curious to see if there's another lawsuit in his future, or if the art world will simply dismiss him as a high-profile, high-art troll. 
By William Sawalich
Quite honestly, I've always kind of appreciated Richard Prince's appropriation art. When he rephotographed Marlboro ads and sold the resulting images for huge profits, I thought, "Funny. He's making quite a bold artistic statement." When he was sued for his Canal Zone project I was—like most photographers—rooting for the creator…

In Memoriam: Mary Ellen Mark

Time's Lightbox blog today features a parting tribute to the legendary photographer.
By William Sawalich
Iconic photographer Mary Ellen Mark died yesterday in New York. She was 75. Best known for her documentary reportage and gripping portraits, Mark produced a body of work that remained both groundbreaking and influential throughout her 40-year career. Time's Lightbox blog today features a parting tribute to the legendary photographer.…

Apply For A W. Eugene Smith Memorial Grant

W. Eugene Smith was a photographer of the highest moral and ethical standards who focused not only on drawing a clear distinction between good and evil, but seeking to show the innate exceptional goodness of everyday people.
By William Sawalich
My fellow photographers, if you're at the top of your documentary photography game you should consider applying for a grant from the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund. Applications are now being accepted and one photographer whose work is deemed both exceptional and above all humanistic, and whose proposed project follows…

On The Business Of Photography

It's not a particularly flashy site, but there's a big difference between photo blogs that make a big splash and photo blogs that provide the most information, pound for pound.
By William Sawalich
If you're a photographer who is trying to make a buck with your camera, you really should know Cradoc Bagshaw. Or at least you should know his work. Cardiac makes some great photo software for professionals, such as Fotoquote, an invaluable tool for determining pricing for usage across a variety…

Tremendous Street Photographers

All in all, even if your favorite photographer's been left off, this list is a neat way to see some work from several talented photographers—newbies and experts alike.
By William Sawalich
Here's an interesting top 20 list: it's the 20 most influential street photographers working in the world today, according to the readers of I won't claim to be a street photography expert, but I know who the greats are—or at least, who they were when the field was in…

Brave New Camera

It touches on everything from our search for identity to the ways photographs are used to influence thought. It's a very thoughtful piece, in fact, and I hope it gets seen by a wide audience.
By William Sawalich
Is smartphone photography changing the world? According to news outlet AFP, humans shot more than a trillion images in 2014, the vast majority of them coming from smartphones. That's more pictures every minute than were made in the duration of the 19th century. Compared to just a few short years…
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