National Geographic – The Photography Issue

National Geographic magazine marks its 125th anniversary with a special October issue devoted to celebrating the power of photography. Photographers use their cameras as tools of exploration, passports to inner sanctums, instruments for change. Their images are proof that photography matters—now more than ever. The issue looks at how photography has the power to impact our lives by bearing witness, helping to prove fact, giving us insight into each other, revealing unknown places, celebrating wonder and inspiring us to protect our natural world.

Check it out here

To complement the release of the issue, National Geographic has also unveiled a new photo blog, "Proof"

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Pushing the Boundaries in Set Building

Amateur videographer, Justin Fredrick Clark said of the following video:

"We built this set and tore it down for $350 in 1week. It was for a work project. It was a blast, we literaly made it up as we built it. Practically everything was borrowed, the car rims, the casters, the furniture, the 5d, batteries, inverter, the fork lifts. We had alot of fun playing with it once we got the shots"

Now see the big budget version here.

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Gathering of Light: An exhibition by Carrigaline Photographic Society

Gathering of Light is a crucial step in the creation of any photograph so it's a fitting title for Carrigaline Photographic Society's latest exhibition which opens in Cork Airport on September 20th to coincide with Culture Night 2013.

Society Chairman Dave Keeley commented that "We're delighted to be back in Cork Airport following our very successful Insights exhibition there in 2012. I'd like to thank Cork County Council Arts department and Cork Airport for their ongoing support. The airport concourse is an outstanding exhibition venue, readily accessible to the people of Cork as well as visitors from over 50 destinations served by the airport. I hope that all viewers of the exhibition will enjoy the eclectic mix of images displayed by the photographers of Carrigaline Photographic Society."

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Exhibition by Roger Ballen – Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh

Edge of the Real (Expanded) - Photographs by Roger Ballen

One of the most influential photographic artists of the 21st Century. Born in America, Roger Ballen relocated to Johannesburg, South Africa in the 1970’s. His artistic development has progressed from documentary image making, to the creation of highly complex compositions which explore a deeper side of his own psyche. Initially exhibited during the Belfast Photography Festival in June, Sirius Arts Centre has curated an expanded edition of this show for the galleries.

For more on Roger Ballen, visit his website at: www.rogerballen.com

Running at the Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh from Saturday 14/9/13 until Sunday 20/10/13.

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