Articles in the Photography Category
Birds, Environment, Field Report, Nature, Photography »
By Outdoor Afro Leader Clay Anderson
Last weekend, ten Outdoor Afros felt the tug to expand their horizons, enhance their awareness, and find inspiration.
Thousands of Sandhill cranes, ducks, geese, and wading birds felt the urge to avoid the cold, find something to eat, and educate their progeny.
The Cosumnes River Preserve consists of 46,000 acres of river bottom, floodplain forest, oak woodland, annual grassland, rare freshwater marshes and vernal pools. Cosumnes is a Miwok (native-american) word meaning “people of the salmon’. All the little seeps, creeks and rivulets dovetail into the great …
Adventurers, Children and Nature, Climbing, Environment, Fun, Health, Hiking, Leadership, Let's Move, Nature, Outdoor Afro Leadership Team, Outdoors, Photography, Recreation, Uncategorized, Urban Nature, Women »
Art, History, Photography »
Celebrate our historical connections to nature with this photo from Frances Benjamin Johnston (American, 1864–1952)
1899-1900. Platinum print, 7 1/2 x 9 9/16″ (19 x 24.3 cm). Gift of Lincoln Kirstein to the MOMA
beaches, Nature, Photography »
When I saw this nighttime image of Ocean Beach in San Francisco, it took my breath away. Using real film, the artist Africano Fotografia, set his shutter to bulb for five minutes, and here is what we have (click for larger image):
If you look at the upper right corner you can see the stars in rotation — a reminder we are always in motion.
Africano Fotografia produces the blog Vibrant Hopes & Forfeited Dreams. The work aims to provide historical photographic documentation of African-American culture in modern times through photojournalism. It also strives to inspire …
Contest, Parks, Photography »
Submitted by Donna Petagrew via Facebook, she writes:
“My son George at the Tooth of Time summit peak (9,000 ft), Philmont Scout Ranch, Philmont New Mexico. This represented a summit in character as he had carried his teammate’s gear in order for both to reach the top together. The outdoors makes men out of boys.” — yes it does!
She won this nifty lamp sponsored by the Coleman Company!
I also have to share with you our very close runner-up (by one vote!), submitted by Cydonie Brown, of a beautiful smiling sister National …
Contest, Diversity, Photography »
A total of 15 images were submitted in the last week, and now it is time for the Outdoor Afro community to VOTE!
Click on your favorite image
Next click the “Recommend” button above the image on Sunday, November 6th until Monday, November 7th at 11:59 PM, PST
The image with the most recommendations WINS a nifty Coleman lamp, shipped directly to the winner by the Coleman Company.
What is so cool about this contest is the diversity within the diversity of outdoor possibilities! With great images like these, there are no losers! Enjoy, …
Parks, Photography, Urban Nature »
A photo of Edward Barnieh’s sister and mother, 8 months pregnant with him, taken in February 1978 by his dad in an urban park in Bloomsbury, UK. He holds that picture up in the exact same place February 2010.
What memories do you have of your family enjoying nature? What can we imagine of our future in nature?
beaches, Environment, Photography »
I remember my southern mom always used the term, raising sand to describe someone having a fit. When I saw these images shared by facebook friend Aimee Allison, I almost wanted to shout in response to these stunning photos of real sand.
This is the same sand that lines our coasts and fills our childhood sandboxes. We feel its warmth between our toes, and shake it free from our shoes. The stuff of play and comfort, most often seen in utilitarian terms. In these photos, we imagine sand in a completely different …
Photography, Travel »
Outdoor Afro Contributor Delane Sims
Upon arriving at our nation’s capital for the first time, my mind started racing about all the attractions I wanted to see in my short visit. Of course, the White House was a must-see along with all the amazing historic sites in the area. And in my quest to get the most out of my Washington DC experience, I responded to a LivingSocial ad for Photo Tours DC.
And boy was I in for a treat!
The founder of Photo Tours DC is Lynford Morton, a second generation photographer. His love for …