Boundaries in Photography

“The camera is an excuse to be someplace you otherwise don’t belong. It gives me both a point of connection and a point of separation.”— Susan Meiselas, .

I think photography has a huge potential to expand a circle of knowledge. There’s a reality that we are all the more linked globally and we have to know about each other. Photography gives us that opportunity. — Susan Meiselas

Finding a photograph is often like picking up a piece from a jigsaw-puzzle box with the cover missing. There’s no sense of the whole. Each image is a mysterious part of something not yet revealed. — Susan Meiselas

Breaching Boundaries in Photography

Susan Meiselas, Born in 1948 and starting as a teacher in the South Bronx, she went on to produce a definitive chronicle of Nicaragua’s Sandinista revolution.

“Her works offer a singular view of women’s lives, and reflect her commitment to women’s issues,” She also captured human rights abuses in Latin America, working extensively in Nicaragua and El Salvador.

Her books include “Carnival Strippers,” “Nicaragua,” and “Prince Street Girls.” In the last year, she has also been the subject of two books, “Susan Meiselas: Mediations” (Damiani) and “Susan Meiselas: On the Frontline” (Thames & Hudson).

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(c) ram H singhal

Photo-dramatic

“The people who hire me as a wedding photographer hire me not just because of my photographic style, they hire me because of the style of my personality.

My style and personality match, so they know they’re getting a genuine style.”
– Jared Platt

 I look at photographs every day. Even if I don’t take one, or share one. I look at one and think about what it is saying. What story is it telling, or not telling that it could have told.

Critique is the most important exercise of the photographer’s eye.– Jared Platt

Jared Platt is an international wedding, lifestyle and portrait photographer and photographic lecturer.

Jared began his studies in photography in documentary and landscapes, but today you will find his images are a perfect blend of the three genres.

I also like to add a bit of humor in my work. I see irony and humor and incongruity in a lot of things and I hope to capture that in my work — if only so that I can chuckle at it — even if no one else sees it. – Jared Platt

Efficiency and reality. I hope to hide my hand as a photographer which means my work is often times less ” Photo-dramatic ” .

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(c) ram H singhal

” Explorer of Light “

“When [you] acquire an understanding of the science behind light and what governs it, then [you] can predict its behavior and control the lighting in [your] photographs.” -Roberto Valenzuela

“Circumstantial light considers not only all the properties and behaviors of natural light, but also how that light interacts with the objects around [you], so that [you] can transform those objects into light-shaping tools.”
– Roberto Valenzuela

“I believe photographers should shoot what they want, not shoot what they get.” -Roberto Valenzuela

Roberto Valenzuela is a photographer sponsored by Canon USA and thus a member of the Canon “Explorer of Light ” program. Roberto Valenzuela is a top-selling author in the “wedding photography” book category. 

He has been an International first place winner three times and has been recognized by his peers as one of the ten most influential photographers and educators in the world.

https://www.robertovalenzuela.com/

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True Love

“You need to use [a hat] when you have to, such as when it’s raining. Or, when you just feel like it. Sometimes you wear it because you need to get the sun out of your eyes. 

Think about flash in the same way.

Don’t use it all the time, but also don’t shy away from it. If it’s dark outside, use flash. If you know there’s time, and you have a good idea, and your clients will love it, then go for it.”
– Matt Kennedy

Fueled by the mountains and captivated by the sky, Matt Kennedy is a Photographer and Video jack-of-all-trades whose passions and dreams thrive in the cool-crisp air of winter.

He is a lifelong skier, climber, and mountain biker and finds his most genuine smiles are created by sharing these experiences with the people he loves.

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(c) ram H singhal

” How to See ?”

Photography can only represent the present. Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past. Berenice Abbott

The camera is no more an instrument of preservation, the image is. Berenice Abbott

To chart a course, one must have a direction. In reality, the eye is no better than the philosophy behind it. The photographer creates, evolves a better, more selective, more acute eye by looking ever more sharply at what is going on in the world.

Like every other means of expression, photography, if it is to be utterly honest and direct, should be related to the life of the times-the pulse of today. The photograph may be presented as finely and artistically as you will, but to merit serious consideration, must be directly connected with the world we live in. Berenice Abbott

Photography doesn’t teach you to express your emotions; it teaches you ” How to See “. Berenice Abbott

Berenice Abbott: (1898 – 1991) American

The woman who documented the birth of modern New York

“You might say my life has spanned a century. This is my century and I want to see it through.” Berenice Abbott in an Interview in 1989 .

Bernice Alice Abbott, was an American photographer best known for her portraits of between-the-wars 20th century cultural figures, New York City photographs of architecture and urban design of the 1930s, and science interpretation in the 1940s to 1960s.

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(c) ram H singhal