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Explained: Why are Hasselblad and Leica cameras so expensive and why do people still buy them
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Explained: Why are Hasselblad and Leica cameras so expensive and why do people still buy them

There are many cameras than Hasselblads and Leicas that offer far "better value for money." So why are some people willing to pay up to 10-20 times more money for cameras and lenses from these legacy brands, you ask? As it turns out, no other camera manufacturer offers what these two offer.

Explained: Why are brands like OnePlus & Xiaomi partnering with legacy camera brands like Hasselblad & Leica
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Explained: Why are brands like OnePlus & Xiaomi partnering with legacy camera brands like Hasselblad & Leica

Chinese smartphone manufacturers like OnePlus & Xiaomi are partnering up with legacy camera makers like Hasselblad and Leica. Are these partnerships strategic marketing plays, or is there more to it?

Lightning storms, a fairy tale rail ride and more: These snaps from Drone Photo Awards are out of the world
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Lightning storms, a fairy tale rail ride and more: These snaps from Drone Photo Awards are out of the world

The winners of 'the most important international contest of aerial photography', have been released, showcasing a dazzling new perspective of our world. The overall winner is an image of thousands of pink-footed geese flying over snowy ground by Norwegian photographer Terje Kolaas, announced the Siena Awards

12 stunning images of nature courtesy the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021 contest
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12 stunning images of nature courtesy the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021 contest

Having been run for 57 years by the Natural History Museum in London, the competition showcases exceptional nature photography from around the globe

World Photography Day 2021: Date, history, significance of day celebrating art of capturing images
World

World Photography Day 2021: Date, history, significance of day celebrating art of capturing images

Every year, World Photography Day is marked on 19 August. The day commemorates the importance of cameras and photography in our lives

Danish Siddiqui's passing is a reminder of the high price one pays for showing the truth
India

Danish Siddiqui's passing is a reminder of the high price one pays for showing the truth

Danish's photographs were not just documentation, but the work of someone who went down to eye-level, as they say in photographic parlance.

An Oral History of the COVID-19 Crisis: 'I realised that documenting the truth, deaths in hospitals was my duty'
Lifestyle

An Oral History of the COVID-19 Crisis: 'I realised that documenting the truth, deaths in hospitals was my duty'

This account is part of Firstpost’s Oral History Project of the COVID-19 Crisis in India. The Oral History Project aims to be an ongoing compendium of individual experiences of the pandemic, with a focus on one significant day in our respondents’ lives during this time.

Nature and humans collide in these eight winning images from the 2021 BigPicture Competition
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Nature and humans collide in these eight winning images from the 2021 BigPicture Competition

The annual photography competition encourages photographers to contribute their work to celebrate Earth's rich diversity and inspire action to protect it.

AP photographers bag two major Pulitzers this year; captured pandemic pain and US civil unrest in pictures
World

AP photographers bag two major Pulitzers this year; captured pandemic pain and US civil unrest in pictures

The Associated Press' chief photographer in Spain, Emilio Morenatti, won the feature photography prize. Work by 10 AP photographers won the breaking news prize.

In photos: The vibrant 'tube houses' that dominate Hanoi's streets and are considered vital by urban architects
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In photos: The vibrant 'tube houses' that dominate Hanoi's streets and are considered vital by urban architects

Tall, thin and brightly coloured, Hanoi's "tube houses" dominate the city's streets as nine million people compete for space in the bustling capital.

World Press Photo 2021: Antonio Faccilongo's Habibi depicting struggles of Palestinian families gets best photo story award
World

World Press Photo 2021: Antonio Faccilongo's Habibi depicting struggles of Palestinian families gets best photo story award

The World Press Photo Foundation announced the results of the 64th annual Photo Contest and the 11th annual Digital Storytelling Contest on 15 April

World Press Photo 2021 contest winners include Mads Nissen's First Embrace, Antonio Faccilongo's Habibi
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World Press Photo 2021 contest winners include Mads Nissen's First Embrace, Antonio Faccilongo's Habibi

This year, the competition received 74,470 entries from 4315 photographers across the globe. The winners' list comprises 45 photographers from 28 countries, of which 35 are first-time winners.

The Sunil Gupta interview | 'What does it mean to be a gay Indian man? This is the question ever present in my work'
Arts & Culture

The Sunil Gupta interview | 'What does it mean to be a gay Indian man? This is the question ever present in my work'

A retrospective on Gupta at The Photographers’ Gallery in London draws from work created over five decades of documenting his own sexual awakening, a growing political consciousness around issues of race and migration, and the experience of living with HIV.

At Visions du Réel 2021, two films explore the intersection between images and war with great cogency and rigour
Entertainment

At Visions du Réel 2021, two films explore the intersection between images and war with great cogency and rigour

Directed by Massimo D'Anolfi and Martina Parenti, the Italian feature War and Peace and Bellum — The Daemon of War, made by David Herdies and Georg Götmark, illuminate the profound, multi-layered links between war, photography and cinema.

As COVID deaths cross 3 million globally, a look at the pandemic's most defining images
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As COVID deaths cross 3 million globally, a look at the pandemic's most defining images

To mark the milestone of 3 million COVID-19 deaths worldwide, The Associated Press asked 15 photographers in 13 countries to pick the single image they shot that affected them the most, and explain why.

A year since India's COVID-19 lockdown, photographers talk us through their most defining images of the pandemic
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A year since India's COVID-19 lockdown, photographers talk us through their most defining images of the pandemic

A collection of images that defined the year since the 24 March 2020 lockdown, narrated in the voices of photographers who shot them.

A historic lens: How Black Americans used portraits and family photographs to defy stereotypes
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A historic lens: How Black Americans used portraits and family photographs to defy stereotypes

Ordinary, working-class families used the camera to represent themselves in their full humanity.

Women Street Photographers: Gulnara Samoilova curates works that are tender and funny, mysterious and unsettling
Arts & Culture

Women Street Photographers: Gulnara Samoilova curates works that are tender and funny, mysterious and unsettling

The book showcases the work of 100 women around the world today using cameras and cell phones to capture the lyrical moments of everyday life — what Henri Cartier-Bresson once called “the decisive moment.”

Rare photographs of Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson gifted to the New Orleans Museum of Art
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Rare photographs of Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson gifted to the New Orleans Museum of Art

Collectors Cherye R and James F Pierce have given the museum more than 260 important photographs and have further promised another 300 works in the future.

Faded Glory: A photographer's depiction of the Chhau, Ghora naach, through nostalgia and an archivist lens
Arts & Culture

Faded Glory: A photographer's depiction of the Chhau, Ghora naach, through nostalgia and an archivist lens

In Faded Glory, isolated artists can be seen casually lounging in their regal costumes amid the village landscape — perhaps indicating that they are as integral to Purulia’s natural setting as are the trees, the river and the hills.