Travel Photographer of the Year, Rare Lens Auction, Mario Testino: Daily Photo Feed 12/14

Posted by David Ozanich — 14 Dec 2010


  • We've mentioned the "Stieglitz, Steichen, Strand" show at the Metropolitan Musuem of Art before, but today the New Yorker weighs in, calling the show "the photographic equivalent of an Old Master exhibition" and still "startlingly fresh." They go on to say "It helps the Met's prints are simply astonishing - rich and alive, with real star quality. If you've only seen these works in reproduction, you haven't really seen them."

  • One of my favorite photo blogs, the Big Picture, is looking back at the best photos of 2010. Yes, it's the time for year for list-making. Today is part one of three.

  • The royal-watching Telegraph discusses photographer Mario Testino's relationship with the Windsors. He shot famous pictures of Diana for Vanity Fair just one month before her death and he has remained a favorite ever since. He shot the engagement photos seen 'round the world of Prince William and Kate Middleton. "Previous photographers favoured by the Royal family include Cecil Beaton, who photographed the Queen for her coronation in 1953, and the late Lord Lichfield, the Queen's cousin who took the official photographs at the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana in 1981."
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  • The view from the Eiffel Tower.

  • This new advancement in camera technology is, well, rather creepy.
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  • $15,000 is the opening bid for a rare Nikon 300mm lens that's just gone up on eBay. If you're in the market for such a piece of equipment you can learn more here.

  • Dr. Larry Louie, a Canadian documentary photographer, has been named 2010's "Travel Photographer of the Year" for his black-and-white images taken in Mali and China like the one below.


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