Magnum has been around for a long time and has some of the world’s finest photographers associated with it. Slate Magazine is an on-line newspaper/magazine that always grabs my attention and has informative reporting on a wide variety of topics. The two, Magnum and Slate, combine to create an on-line selection of images, Pictures That Changed The World that are always well presented and wonderful to look at.
Magnum includes some top-notch image-makers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Alex Webb, Bruce Davidson and Josef Koudelka. They’ve been around for a long time and have inspired many photographers to dedicate themselves to making images.
I always look at photography, and my camera, as a “pass” that I can use to open doors, meet new people and see different places. I’m speaking for myself but I have at one time in my life or another, aspired to travel the world and document a new place or a strange people (strangers). Photographers either do this for a living, like the Magnum photographers, or do it as amateurs, like myself. Either way, it’s relevant and exciting.
I’m always reminding myself that all photographers basically use the same tools: their eyes and a camera; it really doesn’t take much more than that whether you do it in your hometown or in some far-off land.
I always enjoy looking at their pictures…and anybody else’s pictures. It keeps me motivated and refreshes my eyes. Pick up your camera and look for the interesting around you.