Photo of the Day: Swapnil Jedhe, 2013

In our attempts to advocate for color street photography, I’ve decided to scour Google the Earth for color photos I can find the best color photography available. I ran across this one by Indian photographer Swapnil Jedhe, from 2013. It’s a very clever shot, with the man’s appearing to emerge from the wall, his t-shirt…

Photo of the Day: Nick Ut, 1972

Today’s photo of the day is oddly timely, given I chose the photo yesterday, mostly at random. As shown in the caption below, it is a photo by photographer Nick Ut, of 9-year-old Phan Thị Kim Phúc, also known as “napalm girl,” as she ran, terrified and in pain, following a napalm attack by a South…

Photo of the Day: Yevgeny Khaldei, 1941

On 1 September 1941, Reinhard Heydrich, one of the architects of the Jewish Holocaust, decreed that all Jews over six years of age in the Reich, Alsace, Bohemia-Moravia and the German–annexed territory of western Poland  were to wear yellow Star of David badges on their outer clothing in public at all times. The word “Jew”…

Photo of the Day: Frank Wolfe, 1967

On this day, 30 August back in 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson announced he was nominating the Honorable Thurgood Marshall to be the first black U.S. Supreme Court Justice. (Some will argue that he’s been the only one.) It wasn’t random–previously, LBJ had met with Marshall in 1965 to ask him to be his Solicitor…

Photo of the Day: Sebastião Salgado

African herders move along long-horned cattle, Sebastiao Salgado. Salgado is a photographer who does more than take breathtaking photos. He tries, and succeeds in having an impact from his photography. However, that isn’t why I’ve chosen this photo of the day. The reason is that it perfectly illustrates something my wife and I were discussing…

Photo of the Day: Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1934

  Yesterday, 22 August 2016, marked the 108th anniversary of famed French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson’s birth. Although many worship the man as the founder of street photographer (I am not one of them) and while others are less enamored, I must recognize the effect of his work in pushing for composition in street photographer. He…