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Artist Matilde Digmann sitting on a chair showing her middle finger. Shot by Marie Hald

Behind the photo with Marie Hald

Marie Hald is not one to shy away from a difficult topic. The Danish photojournalist has spent her career capturing intimate glimpses into the lives of people who are often overlooked, forgotten, or that many have decided they would rather not see. With her camera, she gives the audience an honest, unglamorous, yet deeply sympathetic view of fatness, sex work, old age, girlhood, and much more. Her new photo book “Feminin” celebrates feminine beings, as she puts it, and the different ways 100 people between the ages of 0 and 102 inhabit this identity in a world of unattainable beauty standards. Join Marie behind the scenes as she tells us about the process behind getting one photo from her book. Who is the woman in the picture? The woman is Matilde Digmann. She is an artist who works with ceramics and graphic design and also a friend of mine. Why did you take her picture? I love to play around with and photograph some of my friends who are also artists, and Matilde and I …

Centering people of color in her work, Daniella Almona works to promote blackness in all its forms. In the photo: Black model wearing a green shirt and white pants in front of a purple backdrop. Photos edited in Capture One 23.

Dive into color with Daniella Almona

Photography is all about telling stories from a new perspective. Or at least it is for Daniella Almona. Not seeing people like her represented in front of or behind the camera, the Nigerian-born fashion and portrait photographer has made it her mission to be a voice of change by centering blackness and color in all its forms in her work. Using Capture One Pro 23, the up-and-coming photographer has been playing around with the new features to find out how they help her better bring untold stories to life. Daniella Almona has always been surrounded by bright colors. Growing up in Lagos, Nigeria, she recalls going to the market; the fruit and trees intermingled with the elaborate colors and patterns worn by the people around her creating vibrant scenes that still stand out in her mind. “I think that subconsciously inspired my love for color, which is a big part of my photography and the work I create.” With lush greens, warm oranges, velvety blues, and more hypnotizing colors drawing the viewer into the frame, …

Glass – a new digital home for photographers?

When social media was born in the early 2000s, human connection, community, and discovery were at its core. In 2007 Facebook introduced the “like” button, starting its first experimentation with algorithms. Since then, they have been dictating what we see on our feeds and when we see it. Born out of a frustration with this development, the increased preference for video, and ads taking up more and more space on other social media, Glass is offering to become the new home for photographers online. The photography-first app, which launched in August 2021, goes back to the basics of creating a photo-based community and shared creative space on the internet. We spoke to Glass co-founder Tom Watson about what makes Glass special, what it can offer to photographers, and how they think about the future of the industry. What is Glass? We’re a photography community and platform. We have a few key differences from other platforms. No ads or algorithms, no invasive data-tracking, no public counts, no video, no outside investors telling us what to do. …

Images by Shravya Kag, Diana King and Tana Gandhi

3 photographers on how they found their creative voice

When everyone has a camera in their pocket, it is on you as a professional photographer to make your work stand out above the rest. As both a craft and a form of expression, developing a strong voice through your photography is key. We spoke to three young photographers from Authority Collective – a group of womxn, non-binary and gender expansive people of color working towards more inclusivity in the photography, film and VR/AR industries – about how they found their own artistic expression and their best tips for making your work unique in both workflow and look. Shravya Kag Photo and video documentarian Shravya Kag treats the camera as an extension of herself. As a queer person of color, she navigates the terrain of human relationships by sharing mutual curiosity with her subjects. Born and raised in India, but having lived in New York since 2015, Shravya draws on her own experiences to bring a unique outlook through her photos, which often revolve around questions of identity, home, and personal space. “I deeply cherish …