Posts Tagged: Samsung

Is Milan the Most Photogenic City in the World?

The American photographer Paul Caponigro famously said, "It's one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it's another thing to make a portrait of who they are." The same can be said of cities. After all, cities — like people — contain their own identities, histories and secrets. And a good photo captures the essence of a place beyond mere appearances.

As part of an ongoing experiment to unlock the potential of the digital medium in photography, Samsung gave the new GALAXY Camera to 32 photographers to prove that their city is the most photogenic in the world.

Meet Giacomo Por from Milan. Giacomo seeks to [...]


Is Your Smart Phone's Tin Case Destroying the Entire Earth?

The iPhone and the Samsung phone (sPhone?) are very good technological devices primarily because they have shiny metal on the backside, underneath the plastic case you bought to protect the shiny metal from smudges or scratches. But is the mining of this metal destroying a beautiful Eden-like Indonesian island? Probably! Friends of the Earth did a six-month-long investigation (PDF) of the Appalachian-style tin mining operations on Bangka Island, where a massive industrial operation is "destroying forests, farmland and coral reefs, injuring miners and driving away fish and marine life." All so you can put an "Otterbox" over the shiny metal!

Apple and Samsung "neither confirmed nor denied [...]


Is Madrid the Most Photogenic City in the World?

It has been said that the essence of city life lies in the promise of the chance encounter — the feeling that absolutely anything could happen at any moment. In this way, cities are more than just containers for human activity; they are also distinct characters in of themselves, each conveying a unique identity told through culture, architecture and history.

The digital revolution in photography has only served to empower a whole multitude of city-dwellers to capture and document the beautiful complexity that can be found in contemporary urban life. With this idea in mind, Samsung gave the new GALAXY Camera to 32 photographers to prove that their city [...]


Which City Is the Most Photogenic? Round One: London vs. Amsterdam

If the digital revolution made it possible for anyone to become a photographer, then one can argue that instagram has emerged as the ultimate space in which the masses showcase their art. Once dismissed by smug elitists, digital photography has come in to its own in the last several years. And it's time to celebrate that fact.

Samsung Digital Imaging is holding a global competition inviting 32 Instagram stars from 8 countries to prove that their city is the most photogenic. Samsung Digital Imaging and VICE Media Inc. have come together to celebrate the release of the all-new web connected GALAXY Camera. 32 Instagram stars from 8 countries [...]