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Last night Focus Camera attended the opening reception for a new photography exhibition by Paulette Tavormina: Natura Morta. The event took places at the Robert Mann Gallery in Chelsea. Tavormina's work is inspired by the artistry of Old Master Still...
In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. day, we’d like to take a look at the civil rights leader’s life through photographs. The pictures of Martin Luther King Jr. below provide a fascinating glimpse into his incredible life. Martin Luther...
Sports photography is not for everyone, but for those who are up to the challenge of capturing great action photos, it provides unlimited opportunities. Whether you’re shooting pro sports pictures, a pickup volleyball match or your son’s flag football...
In early 2017, Carole Teller, a retired art teacher, approached Andrew Berman, the director of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, with a box.  It was gathering dust in her East Village apartment, and contained a personal collection...
In October of 1998, Doron Gild immigrated from Israel to the bustling island of Manhattan. Only twenty years old, he moved to one of the world’s film capitals to become a cinematographer. After finding the moving picture world too...
When criticized for a lack of diversity in their creative departments, some media companies have erroneously claimed it is hard to find and hire Black artists. The Black Women Photographers collective was founded to combat this idea and “disrupt...
We met with Mariana Quevedo at Sumner Cafe in Bed-Stuy to discuss building a portfolio, vulnerability in fashion photography, and saying goodbye to business school.  Mariana Quevedo dropped out of business school at the Ohio University during her first week. “They...
As part of our ongoing series, we met Over Coffee with architecture photographer Fernando Sandoval at Trans AM in Bushwick to discuss architecture photography, Venezuela, and photographing his own family. Fernando Sandoval came to photography by way of architecture...
Alexa Klorman, owner of Alexa Drew Photography, specializes in family, newborn, and maternity photography. While she also dabbles in wedding and event photography, like most photographers, her event line item zeroed out last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Klorman...
The Queen of England, The Beatles & Ninja - how beyerdynamic manages to remain a cultural touchstone after nearly 100 years. Companies are obsessed with cracking the code on customer loyalty. They call in consultants, create massive marketing budgets, wring...