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The Portfolio Issue  ISP features the portfolios of five amazing artists.

Pioneer Women in Street Photography: Helen Levitt and Lisette Model  As women artists working in the male-dominated realm of street photography, Helen Levitt and Lisette Model are often paired and compared.

James Franco Exhibition Stirs Up Controversy   Pace Gallery debuted New Film Stills, a widely criticized and harshly reviewed series of black-and-white images in which Franco restages Cindy Sherman's seminal Untitled Film Stills.

A Look at Early War Photography  It took around 100 years before anyone noticed that not everything was strictly kosher in the famed Civil War photograph The Home of the Rebel Sharpshooter, an...

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Featured Photo Madrid, Spain hard shadows

Kurt K. Gledhill

Okayama, Japan

Hadaka Matsuri

Statement: Hadaka Matsuri (Naked Man Festival) is a very old, traditional annual event held in Saidaiji, Okayama, Japan. Thousands of naked men take part in this religious event. The men pack into a temple and a monk throws a piece of holy wood into the crowd and whoever gets the wood out of the temple is said to get blessings from the monk.

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Exhibition of the Month

Josef Koudelka

The Art Institute of Chicago, June 7 - September 14, 2014

Czech-born French artist Josef Koudelka belongs in the firmament of classic photographers working today. Honored with the French Prix Nadar (1978), the Hasselblad Prize (1992), and the International Center of Photography Infinity Award (2004), Koudelka is also a leading member of the world-renowned photo agency Magnum. This exhibition, his first retrospective in the United States since 1988, is also the first museum show ever to emphasize his original vintage prints, period books, magazines, and significant unpublished materials.

Koudelka became famous in anonymity through the worldwide publication of his daring photographs of the Soviet-led invasion of Prague in August 1968. Just 30 years old at the time,...

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A Look Back

Jacques-Henri Lartigue (June 13, 1894- September 12, 1986) by Alyssa Mammano

Although French photographer Jacques-Henri Lartigue is best known for his photos, he considered himself a painter, first and foremost. Lartigue began taking photographs at the age of seven, with a large-plate camera that he had to operate by standing on a stool. He photographed his interests: Automobiles and beautiful women, along with candid shots of his family and friends. His parents, who were well off, recognized Lartigue’s passion for photography at a young age, and gifted him with a Brownie No. 2 the following year.

Throughout his childhood and early adulthood Lartigue captured photos of famous events such as the Coupe Gordon Bennett, the French Grand Prix, tennis championships such as the French Open...

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