Culture: Kite Surfing
Photographer: Jonathan Kennedy
Photographer: Jason Swain
Kite surfing may not be as popular but is picking up as a culture and a sport. Both of these photos make it look like a blast but difficult. Kennedy’s subject, in mid-air, is dynamically placed in the photo and really captures the hight that is reached. Swain’s photo seems to cater to more of an beginning audience where people can still have fun but still be learning.
Culture: Wine Vineyards
Top: Tuscany, Italy
Photographer: Christine Webb
Bottom: Napa, California
Photographer: Janis Miglavs
The beautiful wine vineyards are always a destination traveler’s spot! Although the wine tasting is always amazing, the scenery is breath-taking. Both of these photos show very different views of the many rows of grapevines. With the sight of the farm in Webb’s photo, you get the feel of the land of Italy and its older style. Miglavs’ photo feels new, green, and part of a faster paced california society. However, who wouldn’t want to run across either of those long rows!!
Culture: Antarctica Ice-fishing
Photographer: J.F. Steffensen
Photographer: Herbert G. Ponting
It may be cold but fishing is still a necessity down in Antarctica. Considering the days could be long or very short, ice-fishing is popular both night and day. Ponting’s photograph is up close to the action. You can almost feel the freezing temperature that those men have to endure. Steffensen’s photo really shows the whole scene. It tells a lot about the terrain and what it means to be participating in ice-fishing.
Culture: Canadian Ice Hockey
Photographer: Finbarr O’reilly
Photographer: Dave Reede
Hockey is one of the most popular sports and cultures in Canada. Whether practicing alone or with your team, it is always time well spent. Reede’s photo really shows that these Canadians get started with hockey at young ages. It’s how these kids make friends within their community. O’reilly’s photo takes in the whole landscape that the subject is seeing, revealing what the hockey player might be experiencing as he plays.
Culture: New York Street Dancing
Photographer: Michael Jurick
Photographer: Dalene and Peter Heck
On the streets of New York City you are always seeing the spurts of movement whether it be from a single individual or a large group. Heck’s photo shows the competition at night where anyone good enough tries to show off while crowds accumulate. Their angle really gives a dynamic view. However Jurick’s photo feels friendly, teaching a group some new moves. Makes you want to join right in!!
Culture: Inuit Sled dog transportation
Photographer: Frank Seiferth
Photographer: Ragnar Axelsson
Although we all know them through the term ‘eskimos’, the Inuit people’s main form of travel across land was a sled and a pack of dogs. This transportation became very iconic to the way people see others that live in the arctic. Both of these photos show a very similar view to the ride on the sled however, Seiferth includes himself with showing his feet in the frame. It makes the photo feel very personal to the photographer. Axelsson’s photo shows the action of movement with the sled. It gives the perception that the viewer is along for the ride. Of course, I’m sure everyone wishes they could experience that ride!
Photographer: Zach Weisberg
Photographer: Kevin Roche
What wouldn’t be amazing about surfing at sunset! These two photographs really capture the beauty that makes so many non-surfers want to be part of the surfing experience. However, what about these photos are different and relate them to their separate cultures?
Weisberg’s photograph of the two Nicaraguan surfers is very peaceful. Since Nicaragua isn’t very well known for its amazing surf, he captured the less populated sweet tides that could be all your own even with a sunset like that. Roche’s photograph can relate to the more populated California, which is very well known for its surfing culture. Here, everyone is enjoying surfing the sunset together. Is it a friendly culture to be a part of? Roche surly made it feel that way, getting the range of surfers spread across the water. He really made the viewer feel like part of the group since the shot is at eye level.
Who wouldn’t love to surf at either of these west coast beaches?
Photographer: Dick Durrance
Photographer: Darren Rowse
With both of these photographs, it is really about setting the mood of that moment. Durrance’s photo makes the audience feel the expanse of wilderness that the subject is skiing in. Rowse’s photo is really about taking in that moment and seeing all the untouched snow surrounding the skier. For the culture of skiers, it is all about being at peace on top of the mountains doing what you love.
Culture: Native American Men
Photography: Edward Sheriff Curtis
Photographer: Diver and Aguilar
Native American Chiefs are very recognizable, especially when wearing their full headdresses and celebration clothing. This is also usually how they are photographed. However, these two men seem to look from different types of tribes. Each photographer set a different mood using either black and white or a sepia tone. Both men also are not looking into the photograph which isn’t as inviting but makes you want to know more about who they are. They both fit the cultural image set in society today about what a Native American Chief would look like even though it may not true.
Culture: Street soccer
Johannesburg, South Africa
Photographer: Mark Lanning
Street Games, Vedado Cuba
Photographer: Ben McGee
Soccer (or futbol) is one of the most world renowned sports. For most countries it is a part of their culture since everywhere doesn’t have programs, clubs and teams or the facilities to play in. The street usually is their only option.
Whats interesting about these two photos is that the kids are playing with bare feet but also having a blast. Both photographers are capturing the motion of the game as well as the relaxed feel of competition.They make the viewer feel like they are part of the game. Lanning uses a sepia tone which goes well with the look of south african country where as McGee’s black and white photo could be any street game around the world. Who wouldn’t want to join a game?