Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Top 15 Photography Websites of 2010

La Pura Vida, a favorite site of mine, has compiled a list of the top 15 photography websites of 2010. I love making lists but I always find it difficult to edit them. How they were able to narrow it down to 15 is beyond me because it is no easy task with all the incredible sites and inspiration in the world of photography currently on the web.

So here are three that I love that also made their list but head over there to see all the other sites they highlighted!

Oh, and since you'll be over there anyway, just go and spend some time at
La Pura Vida and take a look at some of the other posts...seriously, you won't be sorry. I sound like a stalker but it's that awesome.

Raw File is Wired magazine's photography blog and it is amazing. The site is just so versatile. The last few posts include one about Indie Wrestlers,
Street Photography Now
, an anthology of famous and not-so-famous works by street photographers from across the globe, aimed at highlighting the substantial artistic merits of the form and Emergency Fund, the fund started by Magnum to offer support for photographers working on thoughtful, long-form stories around the world. The site is so well-edited and I think the different editors really adds to the versatility of the content. I love it.

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Image via Raw File.


I've blogged about Hey Hot Shot before - well, mostly I've blogged and shared work found on 20x200 and how much I love that site for bringing affordable (and innovative and cool) art to the masses. Both are Jen Bekman's creation and she has such a talent for finding new art and artists. I agree with La Pura Vida in that what the site is so great at is writing about photographers. "During their competitions they highlight the contenders on their blog and through intelligent writing they’re able to describe why you should dig deeper into the work. Mixing business with artistic sensibility is a monumental challenge. Jen Bekman pulls it off without apologies. In fact, she coined one of my favorite quotes of the year: “If everyone likes what you’re doing, then you’re doing something wrong.”" oh. hell. yes.

fractionlogocrop Fraction Magazine is an online photography magazine and photographic review founded by David Bram. I don't know David personally but I "like" Fraction Magazine
on Facebook and he is one of the nicest people I've never met online. He is so invested in and dedicated to showcasing established and emerging talent in contemporary photography.

Check out the most recent
Fraction Magazine Issue 21.

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