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THE AMAZING INVENTION OF THE BICYCLE: The Wonder of Two-Wheel Transportation

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com There are millions of bicycle riders all over the world – riding all sorts of bikes including those equipped with complex multi-gears, cruisers, BMX bikes, mountain bikes, recumbent bikes, bicycles-built-for-two and nowadays an increasing...

Hyères 2019: Photography award winners announced

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com The 34th edition of the International Festival of Fashion, Photography and Fashion accessories The festival promotes young creation in fashion, photography and fashion accessories areas. Every year, the festival is organized around three contests,...

ART WOLFE: Traveling To The Edge

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com African Elephants, Chobe National Park, Botswana. Photo©Art Wolfe In this age in which the profession of a photographer is becoming more and more problematical, Art Wolfe continues to build upon an already legendary...

Federico Borella Wins Photographer of the Year

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com As more and more photographic images flood the Internet in this age of digital photography, this abundance tends to lessen the impact of any specific pictures.  Thankfully, there are institutions and organizations...

The Winning Photos of the 2019 Wet Plate Competition

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com The technology of photography went through a rapid evolution in the 19th century after being introduced to the public in 1839.  The first major development after the Daguerreotype was one that allowed the creation...

THE AMAZING BEAUTY AND MIND OF HEDY LAMARR

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com Hedy Lamarr was widely considered the most beautiful woman in the world back in her day. | Source: http://bit.ly/2ULnWYv “The public pays and it feels it is entitled to participate in the personal affairs of...

The 2019 Pulitzer Prize Winner in Breaking News Photography

Awarded To The Photography Staff of Reuters By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com In this time when video is ubiquitous from sources like TV news and YouTube, there are still types of information that are most effectively delivered by...

WHEN ZIEGFELD RULED THE STAGE: The Long And Influential Life Of The Ziegfeld Follies

by Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com The Ziegfeld Follies was a series of elaborate theatrical revue productions on Broadway in New York City from 1907 to 1931, with renewals in 1934 and 1936. This was a time before movies were in color, mostly before...

A Brief History of Building the Transcontinental Railroad

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com TEXT COURTESY OF THE LINDA HALL LIBRARY The ceremony for the driving of the “Last Spike” the joining of the tracks of the CPRR and UPRR grades at Promontory Summit, Utah, on May 10,...

THE DAVID BAILEY SUMO: A Massive New Book From Taschen

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com The David Bailey SUMO, published by Taschen. A book so big it comes with its own table. | Source: https://bit.ly/2COLrK2 The 1960s were exciting years, a watershed period in western culture.  They were also a...