2. jtotheizzoe:


    First photograph ever taken by phosphorescent light. The face is that of Mr. Tesla, and the source of light is one of his phosphorescent bulbs. The time of exposure, eight minutes. Date of photograph January, 1894.

    Source (Tesla Universe)

    Tesla was just a cool photo machine, eh?

    Here he is with his friend Mark Twain:

    And here he is with his friend electricity:

  3. nyphotoreview:

    Street style photographer Bill Cunningham has a show at the New York Historical Society called “Bill Cunningham: Facades” that will run through June 15. The show features 80 black and white photographs of models dressed in costumes and classic New York City architecture. To see more, visit Paper Magazine.

    (via prattphotography)

  5. bobbycaputo:

    Two Spectacular Photographs of a Volcanic Eruption as Seen from Space by Endeavour

    In September and October of 1994, the space shuttle Endeavour was orbiting 115 nautical miles above Earth while the Kliuchevskoi Volcano was spewing ash and dust into the atmosphere at an alarming rate. Not in any position to do anything about it, the astronauts aboard the space shuttle did the only thing they could do… they took pictures.

    The two images you see here were taken from the space shuttle and show the global scale of the ash cloud released by Kliuchevskoi. 

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  6. powells:


    Vivian Maier self-portraits


    Vivian Maier’s selfie game was untouchable

    100% agree: http://


    (via nturlbruntt)

  7. breakingnews:

    AP photographer killed, reporter wounded in Afghanistan

    AP: Veteran Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus was killed and AP reporter Kathy Gannon was wounded on Friday when an Afghan policeman opened fire while they were sitting in their car in eastern Afghanistan.

    Follow more on this story at Breaking News

    Photo: Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus poses for a photograph in Rome. (AP File Photo)


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    This is photography related right?

  9. blackchildrensbooksandauthors:

    Viewfinders: Black Women Photographers

    A collection of diverse photographs from black female photographers from the mid-1800s to the present captures important aspects of African American history and reveals the talent and courage of a small band of pioneering artists. Reissue. National ad/promo.

    Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe…

    began her formal training at age eight when her parents enrolled her in classes at the Art Institute of Chicago. When it was time for undergraduate studies, Moutoussamy-Ashe moved east to New York and received a B.F.A. degree in photography from The Cooper Union School of Art. After graduating in 1975, she worked as a graphic artist and photojournalist for WNBC-TV. In October 1976, Moutoussamy-Ashe was hired to take photographs at the United Negro College Fund tennis event, where she met tennis great, Arthur Ashe. The two married on February 20, 1977.

    Throughout her career, Moutoussamy-Ashe has had frequent group and solo exhibitions at museums and galleries around the world including the Leica Gallery, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York; the Smithsonian and the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.; Galerie Herve Odermat in Paris and The Excelsior in Florence among others. Publications such as Life Magazine, The New York Times, People and the Associated Press have also featured her photography, disseminating it to a wider audience. In 2001, she hosted the documentary Crucible of the Millennium, which PBS broadcast nationwide…

    Read more about Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe: http://www.thehistorymakers.com/biography/jeanne-moutoussamy-ashe-41


    (Source: goodreads.com, via npr)