When Lens kicked off 10 years ago this month, Instagram did not exist and smartphone cameras were relatively new and rarely used by serious photographers. Today, most readers view Lens on their phones. That’s but one of the tectonic shifts in photography as Lens followed monumental events like wars and the presidencies of Barack Obama and Donald J. Trump as well as the intimate stories of daily life told by people in their own communities.
If Lens had a credo, it was this: Photography does not happen by itself; it happens because of photographers.
That realization came at a time when advances in digital technology and platforms spurred both anxiety and layoffs among photojournalists as well as a drop in freelance editorial assignments. James Estrin envisioned an online destination that would highlight excellent photography and serious discussion of visual journalism, a mission that over the years expanded to include debates on important issues of accuracy, ethics and representation.
After some research, James suggested to Michele McNally, then The Times’s director of photography, the idea of a photo blog. There were few such blogs at the time, and none with The Times’s reputation or reach. She agreed, though she also realized it could be too much for one person to take on. That’s when David W. Dunlap, then a Metro reporter with a keen interest in photography, came on board as the incipient blog’s co-editor. Josh Haner, who besides being a fine photographer — he would go on to win a Pulitzer Prize in 2014 — was conversant in the language of coders and designers, also joined the team as co-editor, setting up a simple WordPress blog for a one-week trial run.
Michele wasn’t kidding about the amount of work involved. Lens took a year to get up and running — there were so many people involved in the planning that it took about four months to agree upon on a name. We settled on Lens, a name that had been previously used for a weekly photographic column from 2005 to 2008. Originated by Anne Cronin, then a metro editor, it featured projects by staff as well as freelance photographers. Lens finally went live five days a week with a sleek design featuring a dark background, slide shows and white type. The first post declared that Lens would showcase the work of Times photographers and also highlight the best images by photographers from other publications, wire services and agencies from around the web:
“In time, we hope it will also become the center of a community of readers who are not just interested in photojournalism — in the broadest sense of visually chronicling the world around us — but actively involved in some way or other, whether professionally or informally.”
Lens has since grown to include photography that could be considered more broadly documentary or art and has also featured video. Over the course of the past decade, it has addressed ethical issues in conflict photography and revisited overlooked — or underappreciated — masters. Readers have also been invited to participate in Lens’s mission; several callouts were made to crowd source images in projects like “A Moment in Time.”
When David left Lens, he was succeeded by David Gonzalez, a longtime Times reporter who had been a columnist and foreign correspondent, as well as a founding member of Seis del Sur, a Puerto Rican photo collective. A native Spanish speaker, he proved to be the point person for photographers from Latin America, a region that — along with Africa and Asia — had seen robust growth thanks to the accessibility of digital technology and platforms.
More important, Lens became one of the industry leaders in the discussion over accurate representation, featuring the work of people telling the stories of their own communities. Narratives that for too long had been defined by outsiders began to be reclaimed by those whose lived experiences informed their photography.
Lens’s commitment to these issues led it to become a co-founder of the New York Portfolio Review, which convenes a diverse group photographers, editors, curators and publishers for a weekend of critiques and panel discussions. The goal was for each participant to get not just advice, but also a chance to be published or exhibited. Above all, unlike other established reviews that charged to participate, the New York Portfolio Review was free, a decision born of the belief that money should not be an obstacle to finding new opportunities. This was largely made possible thanks to the time and talent of its co-founders at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York and United Photo Industries.
None of this could have been accomplished without a series of intrepid producers: Kerri MacDonald, Matthew McCann, Whitney Richardson, Anjelica Bartkowiak and Matthew Sedacca Levine.
To mark Lens’s 10th anniversary, we are featuring some of our favorite posts today and tomorrow. With more than 4,000 posts to choose from, the choices are admittedly personal. Consider this a mixtape by David Gonzalez and James Estrin. We’d love to hear which ones have been your favorites over the years.
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红姐统一图库 5848彩图【说】【句】【实】【话】，【这】【本】【书】【很】【扑】，【成】【绩】【到】【现】【在】【还】【不】【到】【五】【百】【均】【订】，【上】【架】【首】【订】【也】【只】【有】【三】【百】，【更】【重】【要】【的】【是】【上】【架】【收】【订】【比】【达】【三】【十】【八】【比】【一】，【现】【在】【每】【天】【新】【增】【不】【到】【一】【千】，【收】【入】【不】【及】【作】【者】【君】【以】【前】【的】【完】【本】【老】【书】，【可】【见】【作】【者】【这】【次】【创】【作】【是】【失】【败】【的】，【但】【跟】【作】【者】【自】【己】【准】【备】【不】【足】【有】【关】，【也】【跟】【题】【材】【不】【好】【有】【关】。 【但】【作】【者】【现】【在】【是】【全】【职】，【这】【个】【新】【增】【收】【入】【根】【本】【不】【够】【付】【我】【房】【租】
【那】【到】【底】【是】【认】【出】【还】【是】【没】【认】【出】【呢】？ 【迦】【叶】【心】【中】【疑】【虑】【重】【重】，【忍】【不】【住】【又】【回】【头】【看】【了】【眼】【马】【车】，【车】【帘】【已】【经】【放】【下】，【他】【只】【来】【得】【及】【瞥】【见】【一】【抹】【黑】【色】【的】【衣】【袂】，【心】【中】【却】【像】【压】【了】【一】【块】【重】【石】【般】【沉】【闷】【的】【让】【人】【心】【慌】。 【北】【冥】【风】【他】……【他】【现】【在】【是】【否】【还】【记】【得】【若】【若】？ 【最】【初】，【他】【以】【为】【他】【是】【那】【负】【心】【薄】【幸】【的】【无】【情】【之】【人】，【背】【叛】【了】【若】【若】，【移】【情】【别】【恋】【爱】【上】【了】【别】【人】，【本】【欲】【提】【剑】
【新】【书】【诡】【异】【魔】，【适】【合】【打】【发】【时】【间】。 【求】【收】【藏】。 【我】【太】【难】【了】…
【五】【天】【之】【后】。 【青】【水】【之】【上】。 【武】【鸿】【泽】【和】【方】【问】【柳】【立】【于】【甲】【板】【之】【上】，【翘】【首】【上】【望】，【在】【明】【月】【的】【映】【衬】【下】，【崖】【壁】【闪】【烁】【着】【银】【白】【色】【鳞】【片】【般】【光】【辉】，【美】【轮】【美】【奂】，【惊】【艳】【异】【常】。 【方】【问】【柳】【轻】【声】【道】：“【这】【崖】【壁】【虽】【不】【算】【高】，【但】【至】【少】【有】【一】【百】【来】【丈】，【若】【是】【不】【慎】【跌】【落】，【即】【便】【不】【会】【跌】【死】，【那】【也】【至】【少】【伤】【筋】【断】【骨】。” 【武】【鸿】【泽】【微】【笑】【道】：“【正】【是】【如】【此】，【柳】【飘】【絮】【才】【不】【会】红姐统一图库 5848彩图“【好】，【我】【这】【就】【过】【去】。” 【玄】【乐】【涵】【话】【音】【刚】【落】，【便】【觉】【胳】【膊】【一】【紧】。 【她】【转】【过】【头】，【见】【萧】【甄】【垂】【眸】【咬】【着】【下】【唇】，【眉】【头】【紧】【皱】，【不】【由】【问】【道】：“【怎】【么】【了】？” 【萧】【甄】【愣】【愣】【地】【抬】【起】【头】，【似】【乎】【刚】【回】【过】【神】，【见】【到】【玄】【乐】【涵】，【脸】【上】【的】【神】【色】【不】【自】【觉】【缓】【和】【了】【几】【分】，【片】【刻】【后】，【摇】【摇】【头】，【犹】【豫】【着】【开】【口】【道】：“【小】【涵】，【我】，【我】【想】【同】【你】【一】【起】【去】。” 【玄】【乐】【涵】【还】【未】【开】【口】
【林】【一】【默】【这】【边】【冷】【不】【丁】【出】【声】，【此】【时】【正】【心】【烦】【的】【秦】【子】【俊】【自】【然】【没】【有】【明】【白】【他】【说】【的】【那】【个】“【我】”【字】【是】【什】【么】【含】【义】。 【过】【了】【几】【秒】【钟】【之】【后】，【他】【才】【好】【像】【意】【识】【到】【了】【什】【么】，【猛】【然】【看】【向】【他】，【一】【副】【的】【不】【可】【置】【信】，“【你】【打】【算】【向】【许】【念】【求】【婚】【了】？” 【林】【一】【默】【拿】【出】【手】【机】【看】【向】【自】【己】【的】【微】【信】【头】【像】，【仍】【是】【那】【年】【在】【大】【洋】【路】【偶】【然】【碰】【到】【许】【念】【时】，【他】【偷】【拍】【她】【的】【那】【张】【背】【影】。 【女】【人】
【黎】【晓】【妹】【利】【用】【那】【三】【个】【穿】【越】【者】【将】【宋】【玉】【新】【制】【住】【之】【后】，【正】【要】【准】【备】【动】【员】【所】【有】【人】【开】【始】【建】【立】【防】【御】【措】【施】。 【突】【然】，【她】【浑】【身】【一】【震】，【眼】【睛】【迅】【速】【看】【向】【了】【大】【坑】【方】【向】，【头】【发】【竟】【然】【也】【瞬】【间】【花】【白】！ 【她】【体】【内】【的】【系】【统】【来】【自】【郑】【小】【锋】，【其】【实】【从】【她】【成】【为】【名】【师】【那】【时】【起】，【她】【的】【命】【运】【就】【已】【经】【和】【郑】【小】【锋】【交】【织】【在】【一】【起】。 【所】【以】【她】【安】【排】【黎】【家】【离】【开】，【安】【排】【徒】【弟】【们】【离】【开】，【唯】【独】【自】
【抬】【起】【头】【的】【瞬】【间】，【欧】【阳】【天】【天】【整】【个】【人】【就】【吓】【倒】【了】，【直】【接】【坐】【在】【地】【上】【有】【点】【儿】【神】【志】【不】【清】【的】【感】【觉】。 【正】【在】【自】【己】【头】【顶】【的】【位】【置】【有】【一】【双】【脚】【挂】【在】【那】【里】，【一】【只】【脚】【鞋】【子】【已】【经】【没】【有】【了】，【另】【一】【只】【脚】【的】【鞋】【子】【还】【穿】【在】【上】【边】，【欧】【阳】【天】【天】【自】【己】【手】【中】【拿】【着】【的】【这】【个】【鞋】【子】，【就】【是】【现】【在】【头】【顶】【上】【这】【只】【脚】【的】【主】【人】。 【有】【一】【个】【人】【在】【阳】【台】【位】【置】【上】【吊】【死】【了】。 【欧】【阳】【天】【天】【吓】【得】【已】【经】【尖】
“【你】【说】，【靳】【丞】【是】【不】【是】【有】【点】【不】【对】【劲】？【他】【为】【什】【么】【抱】【着】【被】【子】【不】【放】？【而】【且】，【还】【不】【让】【人】【帮】【忙】……” 【虽】【然】【他】【们】【大】【儿】【子】【是】【有】【很】【多】【怪】【癖】，【而】【且】【很】【多】【东】【西】【根】【本】【不】【让】【别】【人】【碰】，【但】【被】【子】【什】【么】【的】，【她】【可】【从】【来】【没】【有】【见】【过】【他】【有】【什】【么】【占】【有】【欲】，【一】【定】【要】【自】【己】【洗】…… 【怎】【么】【一】【大】【早】【的】，【抱】【着】【被】【子】【出】【去】，【还】【不】【让】【人】【碰】【一】【下】…… 【宫】【母】【突】【然】【想】【到】【了】【什】【么】，【瞪】