Now that half the world has smartphones in their pockets (with 3.5 billion smartphone users globally, according to Statista), more is being documented than ever
y before. That doesn’t mean everyone is a good photographer though.
The iPhone Photography Awards, the first and longest-running iPhone photography competition, has announced the winners of this year’s competition. In perusing their long list of winners, it was nice to see that some of the standouts captured their images without even using the most up-to-date equipment; one winner scored a prize using an iPhone 4 (c. 2010), which might feel antiquated for those accustomed to constantly upgrading to the latest model.
Below are 20 highlights that often rival the work of professional photojournalists. Enjoy these peeks into some very personal views of our wondrous world.
This week, Patrisse Cullors speaks, reviewing John Richardson’s final Picasso book, the Met Museum snags a rare oil on copper by Nicolas Poussin, and much more.
Alexi Worth’s paintings demand a double take that allows viewers to look closer and begin dissembling the painting in order to understand what is being looked at.
Curated by Jill Kearney, this exhibition in Frenchtown, NJ amplifies stories both local and universal with work by Willie Cole, Sandra Ramos, sTo Len, and more.
Anastasia Pelias’s sculpture builds on this mythological legacy, suggesting we all have the ability to commune with a higher power and influence our futures.
Jack Spicer’s poetry can be deeply funny and playful but it has a consistent undercurrent of sadness.
The first lecture is on the relationship between early portrait photography and diverse notions of US identity during the Gilded Age. Register to attend on January 25.
Belinda Rathbone’s biography traces the sculptor’s embrace of kinetic mechanisms to his work in the Singer Sewing Machine factory.
It’s the first time in the country’s history that objects of this significance are offered for public sale.
Part of the university’s Artists on the Future series pairing renowned artists with cultural thought leaders, this online event is free and open to the public.
Schwartz was at the forefront of computer-generated art before desktops or the kind of software that makes it commonplace today.
Curator La Tanya S. Autry shares a set of crucial questions she considers when curating images of anti-Black violence.
Crys Yin’s subject is grief, which, for all that takes place in public, is largely a private matter.