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AFGHAN GIRL by Steve McCurry – photo of the day

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>>>>see original story here: “STEVE McCURRY – Documenting the faces of the human condition” by Delphine Edwards This is the iconic National Geographic  [June 1985] cover photo of  “The Afghan Girl”  by the legendary Steve McCurry. Click on the link  above to read the full story with many more images, including a  2002 update by Steve McCurry. […]

Google+ Walk DownUnder
– biggest photowalk in the universe

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I had signed up for the Google Plus hosted <Sydney Photowalk Downunder > very ably organised by Michael Sutton. I was going to join them for the second part of the walk starting at a – not too bad – 10am saturday start. After the eager beaver earlybirds had done their 6am-10am bit, I along […]

ERIC SCHWABEL – Burning Man Captured

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Eric Schwabel is a terrific professional studio photographer who works out of Santa Monica, California – shooting film stars, musicians  & ordinary people as displayed on his website.  As he says on his bio: “…My work is about the people in front of my lens. I focus on the perfection of the imperfect. I prefer not […]

STEVE McCURRY – A life documenting the faces of the human condition

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It is hard to break with traditions and favoured habits, but the old cliche that a picture says a thousand words is particularly true when it comes to photojournalist Steve McCurry‘s 1984 photograph of Sharbat Gula. Oh, you’ve never heard of either of them? But surely you have seen the image below , “Afghan Girl”.   […]

What DO they do with all those photos?

The view is shabby and doesn't show the harbor or boats or waterside tables but lets take a snap anyway
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This is a question that has intrigued me well before the advent of digital cameras and i Phones & phonecams made kneejerk clicking ubiquitous. Now with free and easy digital “photo-taking”  as a tourist recently called it near the Sydney Opera House, you can’t escape the zillion lenses pointed every which way. Today, we are all being […]