Apr 16 2014

Gura Gear and Art of the Photograph Giveaway!

We’ve teamed up with Gura Gear to give away a Gura Gear Bataflae Pack System and two other winners will also receive a copy of The Art of the Photograph, one signed. Enter with the Rafflecopter below. Increase your chances of winning by completing all the options. Good luck!

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Apr 15 2014

Papua New Guinea: Behind the Scenes & Sepik Totems

I was able to upload the rest of the images from the Sepik before hopping on the airplane to head home.


Traveling up the Sepik River has definitely been a greater challenge than the earlier part of the trip. However, struggle is not without its rewards. References to freshwater crocodiles are in evidence everywhere you look in Sepik tribal culture. The Sepik tribes revere the freshwater crocs since they are the only big, bad thing in their environment (other than the clouds of bloodsucking mosquitoes). They mimic the scales in their corporeal scarification and their houses are made of layered leaves to look like croc scales. Sacred totems and elaborate carvings also colorfully incorporate the crocodile.


Apr 14 2014

USA Landscape Photographer of the Year Close of Entries April 17!

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The new international photography competition, USA Landscape Photographer of the Year, launched by the world-renowned photographer Charlie Waite at the end of 2013, will close for entries on the 17th of April, 2014.

The competition is open to all photographers from anywhere in the world, for their images of the rural and urban landscapes of the United States of America.

A highly regarded panel of judges, made up of some of the most prestigious landscape photographers in the USA, such as Art Wolfe, David Muench, Christopher Burkett, Jim Patterson, Tim Fitzharris, Marc Muench, Marc Adamus and Brenda Tharp will review images to determine the overall winner of USA Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014.

The overall winner will be determined on the basis of three images, which can have been entered into any one, or any combination, of the Award Categories:

• Classic View
• Urban Landscape
• Black & White
• Landscape on the Move
• My U.S.A.

There will also be an overall youth winner for the photographer under 21 years of age that enters the strongest three images across the Award Categories. There is a significant prize fund which includes US$5,000 to the overall winner, US$1,000 to category winners and awards in cash, equipment, and mentoring to category and special prize winners.

Details of the competition can be found on the website and winners will be announced in USA Today on the 31st of May, 2014. For more information:
Visit: www.usalandscapephotogheroftheyear.com
Email: info@usalandscapephotographeroftheyear.com


Apr 11 2014

Papua New Guinea:
The Sepik

Earlier in the week the leading newspaper in PNG, the Post-Courier ran a short front page story on our film project. It is gratifying to know that this project is interesting and important to so many people.


Traveling up the Sepik River has definitely been a greater challenge than the earlier part of the trip. However, struggle is not without its rewards. References to freshwater crocodiles are in evidence everywhere you look in Sepik tribal culture. The Sepik tribes revere the freshwater crocs since they are the only big, bad thing in their environment (other than the clouds of bloodsucking mosquitoes). They mimic the scales in their corporeal scarification and their houses are made of layered leaves to look like croc scales. Sacred totems and elaborate carvings also colorfully incorporate the crocodile.