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The Ohio native arrived in New York in the early 90s and his goal was to photograph the key players on the American hip hop scene: “My goal was to photograph all of the up-and-coming rap superstars of the time. No one had ever done it before”, he explains about his artistic approach.
20 years later, Jonathan Mannion has met and photographed artists who are icons of their generation, those who have left a mark on the history of the most important musical trend since Rock & Roll.

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Reports are emerging that the The Chicago Sun-Times has laid off its entire photo staff.

According to The Chicago Tribune, 20 full-time staffers in the photo department received layoff notices Thursday. In a statement shared with its chief competitor, the Sun-Times said it was looking to shift more resources to video and other multimedia elements:

The Sun-Times business is changing rapidly and our audiences are consistently seeking more video content with their news. We have made great progress in meeting this demand and are focused on bolstering our reporting capabilities with video and other multimedia elements. The Chicago Sun-Times continues to evolve with our digitally savvy customers, and as a result, we have had to restructure the way we manage multimedia, including photography, across the network.” Read More


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Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey, Bill and Melinda Gates–it was a gathering of giants. Forbes simply had to take a picture. On June 26 Forbes convened the first-ever Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy, a gathering of 161 billionaires and near-billionaires intent on solving the world’s most intractable problems. During a break in the action, twelve of the nation’s leading philanthropists sat for a group portrait by photographer Michael Prince in the Trustees Room at the New York Public Library. The net worth in the room: $126 billion. The historic photo folds out as the cover of the 30th annual Forbes 400 issue, the definitive ranking of America’s wealthiest people.

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After more than a two-year wait (since the 5D Mark II was released), Canon finally revealed the highly-anticipated EOS 5D Mark III at a press launch today, along with a few other new accessories.

Sporting a 22.3-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, the new dSLR comes with a whopping 61-AF point autofocus system, an ISO range of 100 to 25,600 (expandable to 102,400) and does 1080p full-HD video recording in 30, 25 and 24fps.

Price: $3500

It will be available at the end of March.

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Michael Miller was the man at the right time when the west coast hip hop movement was exploding. Besides shooting all the major players in the game he also hung out with the artists and became a part of the culture. Shooting important figures like Cypress Hill, NWA, Tupac, Ice Cube, Snoop, House Of Pain, etc.

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