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David Guttenfelder is TIME’s pick for Instagram photographer of the year. The veteran photojournalist is a seven-time World Press Photo award-winner. He has traveled the world for the Associated Press, covering wars, elections and natural disasters in over 75 countries. But in 2013, Guttenfelder, the AP’s chief Asia photographer, won over a new audience after he became one of the first foreign photographers to be granted the ability to work in North Korea. And he featured some of his most striking, intimate pictures from the Hermit Kingdom on Instagram.

From Time’s announcement naming Guttenfelder as Instagram photographer of the year.

Just use reporters as iPhone photographers? Here’s the result

See suntimesdarktimes:

Front pages, June 26, 2013. 


Shooting from the Hipstamatic: How I wised up to my smartphone's potential

"It is vital for photojournalists that their work has authenticity, that the viewer trusts the images. This is what makes me uneasy about embracing the iPhone as a journalistic tool. Yet these apps do take me back to the days when I was a black-and-white film photographer using old cameras such as the twin-lens reflex Mamiya C330. Hipstamatic has a square format like old medium-format film; the filters tend to have shallow depth of field and, like many medium-format cameras, produce a lot of quirks. Among photographers, there is a lingering lack of faith in the digital process, and I think this is one of the reasons why photo filters that mimic old film photography are so potent: they give a distinct feel to an otherwise generic photographic process."


Sandy fundraiser at Foley Gallery
With photos by Ben Lowy and others.
From benlowy on Tumblr:

#Sandy Hurricane Relief Fundraiser. One night only! November 19 6-9PM. Please join me @ruddyroye @wyattgallery @edkashi @stephenwilkes @michaelchristopherbrown @lyle_owerko and others for a gallery show of iPhone photographs documenting #sandy. Please come by and make a donation or buy a print. All proceeds will benefit recovery efforts. #hipstamatic

Also see the article at Feature Shoot.

Sandy fundraiser at Foley Gallery

With photos by Ben Lowy and others.

From benlowy on Tumblr:

#Sandy Hurricane Relief Fundraiser. One night only! November 19 6-9PM. Please join me @ruddyroye @wyattgallery @edkashi @stephenwilkes @michaelchristopherbrown @lyle_owerko and others for a gallery show of iPhone photographs documenting #sandy. Please come by and make a donation or buy a print. All proceeds will benefit recovery efforts. #hipstamatic

Also see the article at Feature Shoot.


I do have fantasies about selling my DSLRs. I hate them. I hate carrying them and I hate what they’ve done to my back and shoulders. The beauty of the iPhone is it takes away so many options from you that you’re forced to return to being a beginner photographer again, and being limited in what you know how to do.

Photojournalist Dave Getzschman, from an interview with Know Your Cell.

Read the full interview.


iPhone photography is here to stay. And not only that. Photographers like Mangin and Lowy are proving, in real time, that this kind of photography has value and contributes to the richness of the contemporary photographic world.

Jakob Schiller at Wired’s Raw File

From an article, "Stop Arguing about Instagram and Go Make a Picture"


Poynter.org: The benefits, drawbacks of using camera phones as a photojournalist

Here’s a great article from Poynter.org by Keith Jenkins, supervising senior producer for multimedia at NPR.

"At NPR, our multimedia team has decided to treat our iPhones like cameras; just like our 5D’s; just like Cartier-Bresson’s Leica," he writes. "When we shoot with them for ‘publication’ (which isn’t often) we use either Apple’s included camera app or the 6×6 app, which takes a square image, either in color or black and white. Our standard, go-to camera is still a digital SLR (the Canon 5D Mark II), but there are times when the iPhone is a better choice."