Olympic Photography

Five ways photographers are changing the way we see the London 2012 Olympic Games

Capturing the sport of this year’s Olympics is a corps of skilled photographers. Though the iPhone has proven an impressive tool for following the action, these lensmen and women transcend the everyday spectator’s capabilities with some unconventional techniques, from live-streaming underwater cameras and 3 billion-pixel images to a vintage field camera with 100-year-old lens. Here, five examples of innovations in Olympic photography that have us …

Joe’s Junk Yard

Lisa Kereszi's photographic book on family and what's been thrown away

Photographer Lisa Kereszi has released “Joe’s Junk Yard,” a new photography book about her family’s junk business. In a documentary style similar to her Governor’s Island project, Kereszi records the final years of Joe’s Junk Yard, a business started by her grandfather, Joe Kereszi, in 1949. Located in southeastern Pennsylvania, the yard was a museum for American detritus. Reflecting on her father’s livelihood and her …

Leica M-Monochrom

Photographer Jacob Aue Sobol captures an emotional trip through Russia in black and white

by Warren Rubin For the release of the newest Leica M-System camera, the black-and-white only M-Monochrom, Magnum photographer Jacob Aue Sobol journeyed across the Trans-Siberian Railway, stopping in Moscow, Ulan Bataar and Beijing with the camera and a 50 mm APO-Summicron-M lens. The Leica M-Monochrom is the first 35mm-format commercial digital camera built exclusively for black-and-white photography. With a design based on the M9 and …