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18 artists and togs I found on IG in 2018

A lot of ink, talk, discontent, and contempt has appeared regarding the uses and abuses on Facebook’s Instagram; see here and here. I discovered on Instagram the presence of the following 18 artists and photographers, some of whom I’d already been aware from print. It’s in many of their images where I’ve found stillness, inspiration, stimulation, and provocation, and that’s why you should get to know some of these people. I’ll continue to admire their work elsewhere when present forms of social media will (must?) inevitably disappear.

1. Pawel Kuczynski

2. Sandra Cattaneo Adorno

3. Wendy De Boer

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“Chinese Censorship” 📷 Iphone photography Two pilgrims at “Saga Dawa Festival, Tibet” contacting “home”! ——————————————————————— See my instastories today and find a short video I made about my experience at the festival. (only 1 minute) I will save them it in my favourites! (Tibetan stories) Check it out! ——————————————————————— Nowadays, When we go to a festival we do our at most to share all our photos and videos via social media to show our friends and family how fantastic, lucky and happy we are. We are free to choose on which social media we post and how we communicate! For us a right of freedom which is completely normal. In China, but especially in Tibet their is a huge control and limit of online speach… Social media like Google, Youtube, Gmail, Facebook and Instagram are not allowed here. It is blocked by the government by “the great Firewall of China” . The Chinese government extends tight restrictions on posts that are deemed politically unacceptable or offensive. China has special interest in what is termed as the three T’s … Tibet, Taiwan and Tiananmen! Most Tibetans can only share information, images and other media by “WeChat”. This is the most popular message app in China. Even though WeChat users are aware that the Chinese government is able to read their messages for many Tibetans it’s the only reliable way to communicate with loved and living outside of Tibet. Can you imagine that if the Tibetans share for example a photo of the Dalai Lama or the Tibetan flag they can get detained for it! 😢 In 2015, Tsering Dondrub became a political prisoner because of this and many other similar cases got reported after…. My communication with my guide always went through WeChat and it sometimes still is. Always he asks me to not speak about political issues and the history about Tibet… While talking with him I have to fit my words and I can’t sent him some of the photos I took in Tibet for example. I still sometimes can’t believe it, but unfortunately it’s the damm truth😌 —————————————————————- #tibet #tibetanlife #pilgrims #mobilephone #communication #sagadawafestival #freetibet #tibetanbuddhism #tibetanculture #iphonephotography

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4. Herakut

5. Markus Andersen

6. Erika Barker

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#Navy Expeditionary Combat Camera was officially disestablished Friday afternoon. I am deeply saddened I was unable to make it out to the ceremony due to work obligations. #Comcam was home for several years of my life. It was a place where I made incredible bonds with amazing souls, and found mentors who ignited the career I enjoy so much today. Prior to becoming a member of the Norfolk unit, I was just a graphic artist and web designer who was trying to keep up with an industry that drastically changed standards every six months. When I arrived, I found my ass being kicked a lot. I was humbled consistently by salty sailors who were a bit shocked I had little to no knowledge of photojournalism, and who the greats were that paved the way. One of those salty sailers was MC1 Bobby McRill. He was one of the most passionate photographers I ever came across. I remember sometimes he would start a mentoring-session with "Ok shit-stick, let's look at some photos." AND WOW, did he curse when he was going into his spill. I recall one time he made a tear come to my eye when he explained the power of photojournalism with an image of a girl who was crying with a photo of her home destroyed in the background. "You see that? That's a fucking moment right there." Bobby was trying to explain to me why my photos of mountains and street signs were not special. "The photographer who caught this moment will be the only photographer ever, throughout the course of time who will have that. It can't be duplicated. In your case, a photographer can go take the exact same photo where you stood, and easily make the same image as you." I am sure Bobby had many more lessons, and passion to instill into other young sailors like myself, but unfortunately, we lost him in 2007. He died doing what he loved most. – Now to be fair it was not just Bobby who spent time and poured passion into me. Todd, Jackey, James, Jim, Tom, Joan, Andy, JP, Mark, Clay, Quillen, Eric, Georges, Chris, Stephanie, Matt… I don't think I ever told you all how much I appreciated you back then, but know I love you all now, and I wish I could tell my younger self to show more gratitude. I am so happy our paths crossed.⠀ ⠀

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7. Sahar Rabie

8. Ian Macdonald

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Light is amazing, isn’t it? There is no better feeling for me, when out wandering the streets of a city, than finding a beautiful pocket of light like this and working it to make a photo. It just never gets old. What are your favourite moments when you are out shooting? . . . . . . #fujifilm #myfujifilm #fujifilm_xseries #fujifilmx_us #fujifeed #myfujilove #x100f #teamfujifilm #streetphotographer #streetdreamsmag #streetsgrammer #fromstreetswithlove #streetphotography #spicollective #everybodystreet #streetlife #streethunters #ig_street #life_is_street #capturestreets  #streetsacademy #bnw_society #bnw_captures #bnw_city #bnwmood #streetphotography_bw #bnw_life #bnw_globe #friendsinbnw #streetphotographybnw @fujifilm_northamerica @fujifilm_xseries @fujifilmx_us @fujifilmme @fujifilm_uk @fujifilmnordic @fujifilmaus @fujifilmeu @fujifilmfr @gulfphotoplus

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9. Ole Ukena

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TRAVELLING FAMILY ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ————————————————-⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✖⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #oleukenatravels #artistontheroad #livemore #adventure #travelawesome #travelphotography #offthegrid #passionpassport #travelblogger #exploremore #travel #traveldiaries #digitalnomad #wandering #globetrotting #igtravel #nomadlife #knowmad #travelling #instamood #travelpics #getaway #wanderlust #aroundtheworld #travelblog #lensculture #streetphotography #VSCO #india

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10. Francesca Gennari

11. Women Street Photographers

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From the @womenstreetphotographers exhibition winning photo by Maude Bardet Follow her @puuuuuuuuce About the photo: “I had seen the balloons when I was still inside. They did not look red then as they were silhouetted against the sun. Along them came smartly dressed young women – something was definitely going on, but was it advertisement filming, wedding shoot, or? I was intrigued. The exquisiteness of the interior of the Zaha Haddid museum however kept me ensnared for quite a while more. It’s only much later, when trying to find another angle to observe the awkwardly beautiful organic outer shape of the building that the balloons appeared again. Far. But I knew there was a picture in this scene. So I ran. Ideally I would have wanted a moment when the balloons covered the walking figure’s head. It did not happen. Street photography is to shoot the moment as it happens, rather than search the streets for something to happen exactly the way you want it to happen. The balloons were for a graduation party of the Baku technical University.” . What do you think? Leave a comment. Follow @womenstreetphotographers and tag #womenstreetphotographers for a chance to get featured. Curated by @gulnara_nyc . . #myspc #capturestreets #fromstreetswithlove #beststreets #challengerstreets #spicollective #life_is_street #cobblescope #zoomnl #myfeatureshoot #streetlife_award #streets_storytelling #spjstreets #lensculturestreets #friendsinperson #streetsgrammer #hikaricreative #lensonstreets #doubleyedge #ourstreets #balkancollective #35mmstreetphotography #zonestreet #everybodystreet #irimages #lifeframer

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12. Daisy Gilardini

13. Cristina Mittermeier

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I spent this Christmas Eve diving off the coast of Martinique in the Caribbean. In spending time with this beautiful Green sea turtle I was reminded that the world is a good place and that there are people who care and who are willing to sacrifice, work hard, and never stop sharing the wonder of our planet. Thank you to all of you who care; may this holiday be spent in the company of those you love. May it not be about tinsel and wrappings, but about true love and commitment: to each other and to our beautiful planet. Most of all, let’s make it about the magic blue sphere we call “home” and all the creatures that depend on us to survive. Merry Christmas to all! With @PaulNicklen @sealegacy #gratitude #xmas #turtle

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14. Take Kayo

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Throwback to 2016. I remember this night. @tkc_ and I decided to shoot at night. It was pouring rain, my feet were soaked and I was miserable. Because I was shooting with an umbrella, I had to pre-focus all my images since I only had one hand free. I also had to work out the exposure in my head since the camera I was using had no meter. Every aspect of the image was by feel. I was worried when I dropped the roll off at the lab the next morning, but was relieved when I saw the results. Film always helps me to trust my instincts and rely on my skills, not on a device with auto everything . Captured with the @leica_camera M-A + 35mm Summilux ASPH. with @cinestillfilm 800T. Lost in Times Square, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong . #bhthk2016 #cinestillfilm #filmisnotdead . . . . . . #hongkong #causewaybay #香港 #銅鑼灣 #leica_camera #leica #leicaMA #summilux35 #35mm #believeinfilm #ishootfilm #cinestill800 #discoverhongkong #フイルム@discoverhongkong

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15. Maciek Jablonski

16. Clayton Cubitt

17. Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb

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MATRIMONY One night I see Saturn ––between Ninth and Tenth Streets ––naked and luminous through the glass. You look, too: white orb, the ring of your laughter. Floating home, you pull me into your chest. I’m light, mercury vapor, almost yours, until the mortal woman returns, all curves and memory, your arm ringing my waist. A gift, this distance we’ve traveled so far.—Rebecca Norris Webb, for Alex on our 19th Wedding Anniversary. Photo: Alex Webb, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, 1996, which I fondly call “The Becky Picture,” and which we chose as the image for our handmade invitations to our Cape Cod wedding on this day in 1999, which we still consider the best day of our lives.—Alex Webb

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18. Edward Burtynsky

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"Burtynsky’s photographs are glimpses into the vastness of industrial and technological systems of global capitalism that elicit both awe and unease; they can feel like encounters with the postmodern sublime. The Anthropocene Project — with its encyclopedic reach and factual rigor — transmutes the unsettling, otherworldly appeal of his aesthetic into ecological conscience and a grave call for change." via @hyperallergic (read the full article, link in bio) View the #AnthropoceneProject exhibition at @agotoronto until Jan. 6 and at @NatGalleryCan until Feb 24. 2019. Works from the series are also on view now at @howardgreenberggallery and @brycewolkowitz Pictured here: Imperial Valley #5, Holtville, California, USA 2009

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The top/featured image is by Mohamed Hassan on pxhere (CC0 license). This post appears on fotoeins DOT com as

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