blue sky behind olympic rings

Golden Olympic photos, Pulitzer Prize awards, and Red Bull gives photographers wings.

July 8th, 2021

Welcome the latest issue of Snapshots, where we recap news and highlights from the photography community.

Menlo Park gallery lights the torch for favorite Olympic photographs.

As the Olympic Torch makes its way to the long-awaited Tokyo games opening later this month, a California gallery is featuring three photographers’ favorite Olympic images. “The Torch is Burning” exhibit at Art Ventures Gallery in Menlo Park, showcases the favorite images captured by these veteran photographers over the years at various Olympic venues. David Madison and John Todd hail from the Bay Area, while David Burnett is based on the East Coast. Get a taste of their gold-medal images on display now through July 31st.

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Opening the eyes of children to the craft of photography.

When Susan Meiselas was a teacher in South Bronx, New York, she published Learn to See (1974 – Polaroid Foundation), a creative sourcebook for children to learn about photography with hands-on projects. Nearly 50 years later, she is humbled and pleased that her second book is now published – Eyes Open: 23 Photography Projects for Curious Kids (2021). She explains that her second book is not really a follow-up to the first, noting that times have radically changed now that almost everyone is an image-maker.

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See how the AP swept the 2021 Pulitzer Prizes for Photography.

Did you realize that, of the multiple categories awarded Pulitzer Prizes annually, only two are dedicated to photography? That makes the awards even more highly coveted. Columbia University recently announced the 2021 award winners as recommended by the Pulitzer Prize Board. The Associated Press was recognized in both photography categories – Breaking News Photography and Feature Photography. Check out these awarded images and the news topics that compelled their creation.

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Red Bull helps action photographers get their wings.

The Red Bull Illume photography contest is back, seeking the best international adventure and action sports images. What better way to prep for entering the contest than getting tips from previous winners, Lorenz Holder and Philip Platzer. This “lesson” covers winning advice such as: finding the creative spark, being patient, and not being afraid to fail. Study their tips while admiring their incredible winning images…but hurry as submissions for this year close at the end of July.

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Two daredevil brothers captured in photography at new heights.

There is hardly a lack of stunning photography subjects in Yosemite National Park. But two brothers embarked on a record-setting goal that produced dramatic images taken at new heights. Moises and Daniel Monterrubio of San Francisco, achieved their goal by walking across a thin nylon line strung 2,800 feet across and a terrifying 1,600 feet above the glorious grandeur of the park’s image-worthy terrain. Grab hold of something secure and take a look at these nail-biting photos.

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