Brooklyn-based photographer Andrew Hallinan has been attending Black Lives Matter protests for a year. As he started to bring his camera on marches, he began to capture the police in striking rave-like flash photographs, blending fine art and social action.

Hallinan photographs the New York Police Department the way raves or punk musicians are often shot: stark, queasy, vibrant portraits that get close and stay close. This is no accident: Hallinan has gone from street photography, to managing the studio of a major photographer, to music venue photography, and back to street photography — this time for a project titled 1312.

1312 documents the NYPD, starting last summer and into the present day, as they appear at Black Lives Matter marches: often in great numbers, heavily armed, and leading mass arrests.

Hallinan’s 1312 photographs showcase police officers hiding their badge ID numbers under “thin blue lines” to avoid

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Aerial photography has come a long way from hot air balloons, helicopters, and now drones. The first known aerial photograph was taken in 1858 by a hot air balloon. The first drone photograph was taken in 1980 but it wasnt used for commercial or personal use but instead for surveillance. With time, people realized the creative potential of aerial photography and consumer drones. With the advent of smaller handheld drones, a whole new world was opened for this amazing craft. It soon became a favorite among photographers around the world due to its portability. Akil Henley is one of the photographers who has given a whole new meaning to the art of drone or also known as aerial photography.

Akil Henley is a native New Yorker born and raised in The Bronx. Growing up in The BX most people don’t venture out much outside

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If you ever had an art history, drawing, graphic design or photography class, then you’ve probably learned about the “rule” of thirds as a composition technique to use in creating more interesting photos. Or, as I prefer to call it, the “suggestion” of thirds. More about that later.

This is part four in a series of videos about composition tips based on assignments I use with Introduction to Photography students at Highline College near Seattle, Washington. Read parts one, two, and three here.

What is the rule of thirds, and why is it such a big deal?

First, the rule of thirds is a way of organizing subjects in a photo and is a method of arranging content that divides the frame into a three-by-three grid of nine equal-sized boxes that create guidelines for the content. Using these guides, the content is arranged to align with a

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At the intersection of her professional and personal convictions, Hilary Schroeder has what she calls “broadly, an interest in the way that fine art can serve as a tool for environmental engagement, contemplation and activism.” The assistant curator for the Asheville Art Museum has explored that area of focus to some degree in past projects, but it wasn’t until her workplace received a gift of photographs taken by Robert Glenn Ketchum that she began contemplating an exhibition centered on the preservation of public lands.

“[I was] thinking about the way that he was looking at this natural beauty at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park [in northern Ohio],” Schroeder says. “But also underneath this beauty was the knowledge of ways that the land had been managed and mismanaged both before it became a National Park Service entity and after. That led me to look at other works in the collection that

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