Taryn Simon exhibits her startling take on photography—to reveal worlds and people we would never see otherwise. She shares two projects: one documents otherworldly locations typically kept secret from the public, the other involves haunting portraits of men convicted for crimes they did not commit.
You’ve probably heard of TED, the website designed to spread ideas by publishing 20-minute talks by “the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers.” I love TEDTalks and often download eight or ten of them onto iTunes and then watch them on long train journeys. In the last couple of months I come across some great photography themed TEDTalks which you can watch below. If you haven’t seen it be sure to check out the TED website too.
David Griffin on how photography connects us
Blaise Ahuera y Arcos demonstrating Photosynth
Phil Borged on documenting endangered cultures
Rick Smolan tells the story of an adoption through his photography
Frans Lanting displays his lyrical nature photographs