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Vincent Musi: The Art of Photographing Animals

Vincent Musi has made portraits of animals his specialty. In all his years as a National Geographic photographer, Vincent Musi learned one simple thing: “You can’t tell an animal to do what you want it to do.” “You have all these great plans for constructing a photograph and, in the end, you’re at the whim of something that you may or may not be able to communicate with in any way,” he tells TIME, ahead of the LOOK3 photo festival in Charlottesville, Va., where his work will be on show starting June 10. “In most cases, they are not...

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Steve McCurry and Photojournalism’s Burden of Truth – Disphotic

National Geographic and photojournalism I’ve never been convinced that what National Geographic publishes is true photojournalism. There’s no questioning its original goal to visually report a world most people would never see except on the magazine’s glossy pages. I spent many a day looking through NG at home and the library dreaming of those places, imagining how the sun would hit my face, the smells, the wind, sounds of the people, or the quiet. It’s part of the reason I became a news photographer. But I never had the luxury of spending months or years waiting for the perfect...

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