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Does David Guttenfelder have the world’s best Instagram account?

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By Alexander Hotz in New Photography on Wednesday 23 October 2013

David Guttenfelder is the Associated Press’ chief Asia photographer. Currently he has the impossibly cool gig of being being the world’s literal window into North korea. Guttenfelder posts some of his coolest snapshots on Instagram. If you’re not following him you are failing at life. Do it now.

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Documentary looks at Puerto Rico’s growing drug problem

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By Alexander Hotz in New Film on Friday 18 October 2013

Earlier this summer Kris Rios and I published a documentary on the websites of the Guardian and Univision about the public health crisis gripping Puerto Rico. The converging issues of heroin addiction and HIV have overwhelmed the local government’s resources Non-profits groups try to fill the void, but the problem persists. In our film, we […]

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The Lomography Petzval Portrait lens

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By Alexander Hotz in Tech on Friday 18 October 2013

Recently, a team of photography nerds asked Kickstarter to fund their dream recreating a legendary but now defunct 19th Century camera lens for Digital SLR cameras. Most modern lenses are designed to minimize field curvature, so you’ll have the whole image in focus. But the Petzval lens design gives its photos a totally different optical […]

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Photos capture Bangkok prison fights between inmates and free foreign fighters

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By Alexander Hotz in New Photography on Thursday 17 October 2013

Last week I visited Bangkok’s Klong Prem Prison for Coconuts Bangkok to see arguably the strangest fighting event in all of Asia, if not the world. Thai prisoners were pitted against free foreign fighters in both Muay Thai and traditional boxing bouts. Both sides were competing for a little cash, but the Thai prisoners were also fighting for their lives, literally.

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Cool projection mapping on moving surfaces

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By Alexander Hotz in New Trends on Thursday 17 October 2013

Box explores the synthesis of real and digital space through projection-mapping on moving surfaces. The short film documents a live performance, captured entirely on camera. The team behind it said it believes the technology ‘has tremendous potential to radically transform theatrical presentations and define new genres of expression’. After watching this video, it’s impossible not […]

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