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"It's not always easy to stand aside and be unable to do anything except record the sufferings around one. - Robert Capa"
The Pulitzer Prize Winning Photos were announced this week and with it a debate was sparked about how best to display the controversial winners. The winning shot is Photo-journalism at it's best - and indeed humanity at its worst. The image depicts a young Afghan girl standing in the midst of the after effects of a bomb explosion. She is covered in blood, and around her lay bodies. Whilst the publication of graphic images has been a tough and much debated topic for some time - the very taking of such photos has sparked cynicism and unrest between many. Photo-journalists much of the time take their lives into their own hands when they document the horrors of this world and probably feel quite patriotic when they get the opportunity to shoot the rather more ordinary but amazing events that go on. What are your thoughts on the matter? Should War be documented publicly? Should images such as Massoud Hossaini's Afghan Explosion be shared? Discuss your opinions in the comments to this article!
Community Relations News
The biggest news this week is that the wonderful anmari has taken over Architecture Photography! That means that she is now taking all your DD suggestions for Architecture rather than itsfrits Why not check out her page, drop her some congratulations and a suggestion or two?!
Official deviantART contests has been updated so you can see what's going on around the site and what you can enter!
SolutionsSanctuary are holding a fantastic chat this Sunday for all to attend with many members of the CR team attending to do questions and answers. Check out You are invited! for more info!
Spotlight Deviant PawelMatys
PawelMatys has been on deviantART for over two years now and has a charmingly beautiful gallery exploring the depths of Animals, Plants and Nature Photography. Thanks to miontre for suggesting this weeks spotlight deviant!
Spotlight Group Breathtaking-photos
Founded just two months ago this group run by dragonfly-oli is doing fantastically. It's well worth stopping by and submitting the best of your work for consideration in the galleries!
The Art History Project has been going some time now headed up by some wonderful members of the volunteer team. It's worth checking out the blog How to get Involved to find out how you can get involved with some articles for the group!
You can also join the group as a member to benefit from the articles that will come your way about Art History!
Deviants to Check Out This Week
Project Educate - Street Photography Week
Street Photography for Experts
Street Photography Week
Street The Origins: Defining Street
Street Photography for Dummies
If you're interested in writing an article for Project Educate's Community weeks then please get in touch!
Around the World
A new addition to our weekly articles - I have the pleasure of announcing that a Deviant is about to launch their very first exhibition.
yanjin's first exhibition launches in May in Brussels. Whilst you might not be able to attend it - it's always worth supporting and passing on the news to someone else if you can. The exhibition looks to be wonderful so congratulations yanjin!
What's Hot Issue Three is out over at Through-a-Lens and is well worth having a glance over. It explores a mixture of the hottest artists on deviantART this week and a collection of photographers found via the discover tool!
Abstract & Surreal
Community Volunteer DpressedSoul
Are you interested in volunteering within a group? Abstract-and-Surreal are looking for moderators in the group! Check out the blog for more information on how to apply!
We've unfortunately had to say goodbye to ArtByCher at the group which is sad - but we're looking to bring on some new faces to try and live up to her awesomeness!
Don't forget to check out DpressedSoul's latest feature Can Someone please show me the way.
Community Volunteer StamatisGR
The Street Community is having a CONTEST !!!
The "So you think you can street" Photography Contest is well worth checking out!!!
Check out the latest projecteducate article Street Shooters Share their Tips!
"3: Shoot. A lot. Be inside the action, to feel what´s going on with small focal lenght, or step back to realize a worthy context, but never be afraid to press the shutter. Never. You´re doing nothing wrong."
Urban & Rural
Community Volunteer itsfrits
itsfrits brought this fantastic Feature to my attention this week which has been put together by Alabastra
Community Volunteer anmari
As mentioned at the start of the journal anmari has stepped up to take care of Architecture Photography on the CR Team. You can check out her introductory blog Here!
Community Volunteer xbastex
Since today's article focuses a fair bit on Photo-journalism I thought it would be extra nice to share some deviants articles written on the topic. Recently Andaelentari wrote the When I'm Gone article exploring some excellent PJ Artists.
Don't forget to check out Street-PJ which collates Photojournalism and Street Photography from around the world.
There's a brand new edition of Reccomended Artists out from bastex
Artistic Nude & Fetish
Community Volunteer Nyx-Valentine
The YOUR Fetish Contest Winners have been announced. Congratulations to the winners!
The High ISO Low Noise Tutorial is useful for all photographers who struggle with the dreaded noise problem in their shots. Thank you Diangos for the tutorial!
Tip of the Week
This weeks technique comes from killythirsk who wrote an article a while ago about Lightpainting
"Lightpainting is a technique in photography by using low shutter speed and a moving light source. The light source is moved by a person or a device so you can acquire an artistic result."
There's also a fantastic ebook promoted in the article (sadly not free) but take a look if you're interested in light painting and night photography - Here!
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!
Features from RosleinRot
Deep in Thought by miontre
Project Comment from 3wyl
Project Pork Chop from Astralseed
Wonderful Wednesday from JamminJo
Make a differencefrom 3wyl
Under 1,000 views - Transportation from L0NE-W0lf
Weekly Theme: Red!
The Community Volunteer Team - Photography
The Community Volunteer Team - Photography
General Photography: Kaz-D
Abstract and Surreal: DpressedSoul
Animals, Plants and Nature: trevg and shuttermonkey
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
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Next weeks theme is Dreams