Photo Stories

Street style photography has taken over the fashion world. September marks the start of the international fashion calendar, starting with New York Fashion Week. Designers display their incredible fashion lines as buyers, influencers, and celebrities take in high-production fashion shows. The culture around street style blew up as popular fashion blogs began to pop up
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The great photographer Robert Frank once said, “Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.” They are powerful words, with more meaning behind them than I’ll attempt to dive into here, but what Mr. Frank doesn’t touch on here
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Jason Hampden is an Exclusive Licensing Contributor based in Greensboro, USA who shoots a variety of content, from intimate weddings to vibrant lifestyle sessions, occasionally dabbling in video content and documentaries. Q: Tell us a little bit about who you are and the gear you use. A: I am a lifestyle portrait and wedding photographer,
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In 1867, the photographer Timothy O’Sullivan explored and documented the American West as part of the federal-funded Geological Exploration of the Fortieth Parallel. His photographs, among others, were disseminated widely throughout the United States, and for the first time, ordinary citizens experienced the breathtaking beauty of these wild, pristine landscapes. Many packed up and took
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Keep up with key trends in Licensing with 500px’s Art Director, Karen Biilmann, as she analyzes common threads and current themes found throughout our Exclusive Contributor photography submissions. From minimal styling to accessible food, here’s what’s trending in the 500px Licensing Collection. Food photography is an essential part of the food industry, becoming a movement
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In 1907, Auguste and Louis Lumière presented autochrome—a revolutionary method for reproducing color in photographs. The world was stunned and enraptured. “Soon the world will be color-mad,” photographer Alfred Stieglitz wrote that July from Munich. “And Lumière will be responsible.” We’ve come a long way in the last century, and we no longer need potato
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The 500px community contains some of the most talented photographers in the world who push creative boundaries, explore the unknown, and evoke emotions in their viewers. That’s why we created Quests—creative challenges designed to help 500px photographers test their skills, get recognized for their work, and win exciting prizes. But even more importantly, it’s a
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Exclusive Licensing Contributor Warren Giddarie has burst into the New York photography scene with his vibrant studio portraits and fun pop aesthetic. His work empowers people to feel freedom of expression and embrace self-love and acceptance. Browse his collection of work here. Q: Tell us where you’re from and what you love about your city.
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In 1975, Richard Avedon opened an exhibition of 100 photographs at Marlborough Gallery on 57th Street in New York City. The public wondered and speculated — would he leave behind his lucrative career as a commercial photographer for Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar to pursue art full-time? The answer, of course, was no. Avedon would continue
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