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“If life were a camera, I'd have the lens cap on.”
― Charles M. Schulz
I lacked the inspiration for any words for the article today, so I googled Photography under News and came up with something pretty amazing. Photography, it says, can be an ideal tool to give a voice to those who need it most, people on the margins of society, or who have little access to mass modes of outside communication. Photo-journalism goes some way to documenting those who can't document themselves, but how different would it be if they could do it? What would they photograph if they were stood behind the view finder looking forwards at their own lives? And equally - what would we photograph about ourselves?
PhotoVoice is a charity that was formed about ten years ago and is now well known for its commitment to training and developing the knowledge of those members of communities who are living through issue. The charity not only works on a world wide scale, but starts at home too. Home being for me, England. In London there are currently projects for the under 25s to explore the causes and consequences of gun crime and knife culture - through photography. Photovoice was something I didn't know existed - but now that it does, I think it's fantastic. You can read the Full Article Here!
Community Relations News
A whole new world is a contest freshly launched by communityrelations and is worth checking out and entering!
"This contest challenges deviantART's extraordinary cosplayers to put on their cosplay and share with us their interactions in today's world. You could be a Yoda cosplayer, or the whole Disney crew! We'd love to see what you can come up with in your town!"
The Gallery Description project is worth familiarizing yourself with to find out what's going on within the galleries and what the project entails!
Don't forget to keep an eye on Bi-weekly Critique nights because the Photo-Manipulation Critique night is coming up next week on the 18th of April. Check out the blog for more info!
Spotlight Deviant Studioxil
Studioxil are a fantastic team made up of Alexey and Julie. Their work is unique, breath-takingly beautiful and artfully arranged that it's impossible not to feel hungry and amazed at the same time.
Spotlight Group PhotographyPortraits
A group that allows you to auto join and aims to help you promote your Photography Portraits! Check it out and get involved right now!
Deviants to Check Out This Week
L0NE-W0lf does some absolutely beautiful general Photography features which I just have to share with you... check out Feature IV for some beautiful photography!
I've started a feature over at Through-a-Lens which aims to promote some of our more popular deviants and newly uploaded deviations through the article What's Hot?!
Community Volunteer DemonMathiel
Matthias has written the fourth issue of The Power of Ideas a conceptual article that explores some beautiful photography hopefully that will inspire.
Abstract & Surreal
Community Volunteer DpressedSoul
Congratulations go to our very own DpressedSoul for achieving a Daily Deviation in Urban Exploration for the following piece...
We've not much news from the gallery this time around but check out daisicalolliwog's wonderful article on Abstract Photography - Bright as Yellow
Community Volunteer StamatisGR
The Street Community is having a CONTEST !!!
The "So you think you can street" Photography Contest is well worth checking out!!!
Friday night Street Specials v4.1 is also out! Check it out to see some informative examples of Street Photography!
Community Volunteer xbastex
Reccommended Artists Part VI is out and introduces two wonderful photo-journalists that are worth checking out!
A guide to editing with a vintage style from the awesome miontre
Weekly Features to keep an eye on!
There's so much going on around the community especially for Volunteers that sometimes the awesome news can be missed out. I hope to share any weekly or monthly features that are ongoing here so that you can browse them at your leisure. If you know of something that needs to be listed let me know!
Nature Feature from L0NE-W0lf
A stormy Feature from miontre
Making a Difference from 3wyl
dA Love for Everyone Issue #4 from lintu47
Watchers Feature #23 from Alabastra
Some of the best from HamidQureshi
The Community Volunteer Team - Photography
The Community Volunteer Team - Photography
General Photography: Kaz-D
(ScENeYmE on hiatus see Pixel-Spotlight)
Abstract and Surreal: DpressedSoul
Animals, Plants and Nature: trevg and shuttermonkey
Architecture, Urban and Rural: itsfrits
Artistic Nude and Fetish: Nyx-Valentine
Fashion & General Photography: Pixel-Spotlight
Horror & Macabre & Cosplay: pullingcandy
Pinup and Glamour: DistortedSmile
Groups to check out
Thanks to DemonMathiel AnaNaszynska 3wyl
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