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Parallel lives: opposites and echoes either side of Korea's DMZ

Seoul - On either side of the Demilitarized Zone that divides the Koreas, a soldier stares at the camera, the emblematic blue huts of the truce village of Panmunjom behind him.

Pikto brings human passion to digital photography

It’s easy to argue that photography is becoming less of a human story. Photography is more of a digital medium with every passing day.

Tech nostalgia on show at Berlin's IFA

Berlin - For many consumers, rewinding cassettes, carefully placing a needle on a record or shaking dry a Polaroid photo may all feel like long-forgotten gestures from a bygone era.

Oldest startup in photography crowdfunds digital content agency

London - 1854 Media, the publisher of British Journal of Photography and owner of the 'oldest startup in photography', is crowdfunding its new visual content agency for the digital age.

S.Africa lensman who took iconic Soweto uprising photo dies

Johanesburg - A South African photographer, who captured the iconic black-and-white picture of a dying 13-year-old activist shot by apartheid police during the 1976 Soweto uprising, has died.

The US-Mexico border, through the lenses of AFP photographers

Mexico - An exhibit of 44 striking images of the US-Mexican border taken by photographers for Agence France-Presse opened Friday in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, with the border itself as a backdrop.

Iconic Magnum photographer Abbas dies

Paris - The legendary Iranian-born photographer Abbas, who covered wars and revolutions across the world during a glittering career behind the lens, died Wednesday in Paris, his Magnum photo agency said.

Jailed Egyptian photographer wins UN press freedom prize

Paris - Detained Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid, widely known as Shawkan, will be awarded UNESCO's World Press Freedom Prize, the United Nations' cultural body said Monday.

'Burning man' image wins AFP top prize at World Press Photo

Amsterdam - Agence France-Presse photographer Ronaldo Schemidt won the prestigious 2018 World Press Photo of the Year Award Thursday with a fiery image of a masked Venezuelan protester which judges said symbolised a country "burning".

Star photographer Leibovitz turns lens on France's Macron

Paris - Emmanuel Macron is being tailed this week by US celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz, his office said Wednesday, as the French president pursues a tightly controlled media strategy criticised by some journalists.

Japan's 'Insta-gran' finds fame with wacky selfies

Kumamoto - A madcap Japanese great-grandmother armed with a camera and an appetite for mischief has shot to fame for taking side-splitting selfies -- many of which appear to put her in harm's way.

Jerusalem Holocaust exhibition shows power, danger of pictures

Jerusalem - In the heart of Israel's Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, pictures glorifying Hitler and dehumanising Jews are displayed alongside harrowing images of Jewish ghettos and the liberation of death camps.

Daniel Mitchell talks future events, new photographic equipment Special

Multi-faceted Swiss photographer Daniel Mitchell chatted with Digital Journal about his upcoming sporting events for 2018, and he opened up about latest advances in technological and photographic equipment.

Op-Ed: Top 3 photographer interviews of 2017

Digital Journal ranks its Top 3 photographer interviews of 2017. These men have allowed us to follow them behind their lenses, and they opened up about the impact of technology in their work.

Cyclist who gave Trump the finger loses her job: report

Washington - Juli Briskman didn't think twice when she gave President Donald Trump the finger as his motorcade passed her while she was cycling on a road near his golf club.

Andrew Tyler Capetandes talks music, photography and modeling Special

Andrew Tyler Capetandes chatted with Digital Journal about his career in music and marketing, as well as his loves for photography and modeling.

Three Indian students crushed by train while taking selfies

New Delhi - Three college students were killed by an express train Tuesday while taking photos of themselves on a track in India, the country with the world's worst record for selfie deaths.

The battle for Mosul from behind the camera

Perpignan - Finalists in one of photojournalism's most prestigious awards competition came away with far more than pictures while covering the fight for Iraq's Mosul, the longest urban battle since Stalingrad.

Belgian Laurent Van der Stockt wins international photojournalism honour

Perpignan - Belgian photographer Laurent Van der Stockt was honoured Saturday at photojournalism's biggest annual festival for his coverage of the battle of Mosul in Iraq for the French daily Le Monde.

Fake Brazilian warzone 'photographer' duped BBC and others

Bras - He went by the name Eduardo Martins and portrayed himself as a Brazilian war photographer who worked for the UN, liked to help people and who had a fondness for surfing.

Daniel Mitchell discusses career in sports photography Special

Esteemed photographer Daniel Mitchell chatted with Digital Journal about his career in sports photography, as well as the digital transformation of photography industry.

Celebrated photo editor John Morris dies at 100

New York - John Morris, a celebrated US-born editor who commissioned and published some of the most iconic photographs of the 20th century, died in Paris on Friday, Magnum Photos said. He was 100.

Exhibition of AFP migrant crisis photos opens in Brussels

Brussels - An exhibition showcasing the work of Agence France-Presse photographers who have documented the hope and heartbreak of Europe's migration crisis opened in Brussels on Wednesday.

FBI releases 9/11 Pentagon photos

Washington - Never-seen photographs from the September 11, 2001 attack on the Pentagon released by the FBI this week show the massive devastation that faced first responders.

Cobain's last photographer turns his lens to African music

Dakar - Best known for taking the last professional images of Kurt Cobain before his suicide, French photographer Youri Lenquette's newest exhibition reveals an eye now firmly fixed on Africa's most vibrant musicians.

Google shrinks photo sizes by 35 percent

Google has announced a new open-source software project that can reduce the size of high-quality JPEG images by up to 35 percent. The development will let you save more photos on your phone's storage and help to speed up website load times.

Sistine chapel photographed in unprecedented detail

Vatican City - The famous frescoes of the Sistine Chapel, whose ceiling was painted by Michelangelo, can now be examined in minute detail thanks to an unprecedented photographic venture, the Vatican Museums have said.

Image of 'hatred of our times' wins World Press Photo

Den Haag - Brandishing a gun, his face contorted with rage, the shocking image of an off-duty Turkish policeman assassinating the Russian envoy to Turkey Monday won the prestigious World Press Photo Award.

Embryo photographer Lennart Nilsson dies at 94

Stockholm - Swedish photographer Lennart Nilsson, who shot to fame in the 1960s with photographs of human foetuses and embryos, died on Saturday at the age of 94, his family told TT news agency.

Milky Way: glimpses of a 'star factory' at work

Paris - The European Space Agency on Wednesday released stunning images of baby stars taking shape inside the Milky Way's Orion nebula.
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Ron Paul speaking at Preston Manning Networking Conference 2013 Ottawa
Ron Paul speaking at Preston Manning Networking Conference 2013 Ottawa
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Using the city of Toronto as a photography backdrop
Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie
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Preston Manning Networking Conference 2013 Ottawa
Preston Manning Networking Conference 2013 Ottawa
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Fujifilm HS10
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Abstract: Reflection in Fuengirola Port.
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The PSK Art Gallery is holding a Photography exhibition by FIPA-Forum of Indian Photographer & Artists of 4 Photographers Cultrated By - Vimal s Mehta
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A networking Conference in Ottawa.
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Don't be the guy on the sidelines! Choose your species...then get out and vote!
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Twinkind produces 3D statuettes from instant photography.
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Corporate Photography in London. The City Headshots
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The Manhattan Bridge and the New York City Skyline. "A wonderful person shared a quote last year by Henri Matisse that really resonated with me," says Gucwa."'A large part of the beauty of a picture arises from the struggle which an artist wages with his limited medium.' I think that there is a tremendous amount of truth in the (idea) that when you are limited, you are forced to work extremely hard to get the results you desire."
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Photo from the Stephen Wilkes series Day Into Night  depicting Coney Island
Photo from the Stephen Wilkes series Day Into Night, depicting Coney Island
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La Caixa Bank, Fuengirola - Obra social - Social work.
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Tourists in Italy taking photos
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Today the shortlist for the ScotiaBank Photography Award 2012 (SPA) was announced at the bank s Toro...
Today the shortlist for the ScotiaBank Photography Award 2012 (SPA) was announced at the bank's Toronto headquarters.
San Francisco
San Francisco
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San Francisco