During the past few years, drones have dramatically changed the landscape of photography. So much so that numerous awards, dedicated specifically to aerial photography have emerged. One of them – probably the most prestigious – is Dronestagram (previously here and here), and it has just announced the winners of its 4th annual International Drone Photography Contest.Show Full Text “Drones are becoming an increasingly accessible way to get a new perspective on the world,” Eric Dupin, CEO of Dronestagram said. “There literally are no physical limits as to where a shot can take place anymore.” The competition was judged on creativity and photographic quality by a panel of experts, including some from Dronestagram’s partner National Geographic. Scroll down to enjoy the best of 2017 aerial photo
On this very day in 1907, modern art icon Frida Kahlo was born in a borough of Mexico City. Though she only lived to be 47 years old, she left behind a legacy of art that still fascinates and inspires to this day. These rare photos, taken by famed French photographer Gisèle Freund during the early 50’s, document the last days of a magnificent creator and cultural icon, and serve as a fitting tribute to her memory.Show Full Text Freund came to live with Kahlo and her husband, Diego Rivera, in Mexico City after fleeing from political tension in Argentina. The year was 1950, and Frida Kahlo’s health was in sharp decline, largely due to a series of unsuccessful spinal surgeries she had undergone. She was also mentally and emotionally unwell, and her art became dark and grim – her clothes, howe
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As the Battle of Mosul rages on, so does the race between photographers trying to sell snapshots of the conflict to media outlets. Kainoa Little couldn’t find a buyer for his photos, but he decided to share them online anyway – and they tell a harrowing story of struggle and survival.Show Full Text The Shoreline, Washington-based photographer specializes in war zones, and was in Mosul in April 2017 to document Iraqi Federal Police efforts to liberate the city from ISIL militants. Heavy clashes were underway in the Old City, and causing civilians to flee in mass numbers. Little’s photos capture a vivid range of emotions; the anguish of the refugees leaving their homes, the determination of the soldiers protecting them, and the sheer chaos plaguing all of those involved, to name just a few.