28.02.17 by Jeff

OPEN CALL: @Booooooom Instagram Takeover

Heads up! We’re currently accepting submissions (from photographers only) for takeovers of our @Booooooom Instagram account. Each takeover will be a triptych (3 consecutive photos in our feed), ideally these images relate to each other in some way either visually or conceptually. There will be room to caption each image so you could potentially tell a short story or describe an experience in 3 parts.

If you are interested, leave a comment below with a full link to your Instagram account, the images you’d like to share, and a sentence explaining your triptych.

22.12.16 by Staff

Nikon Photo Contest

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One of the world’s largest global photo contests, the Nikon Photo Contest continues its commitment to support and encourage aspiring photographers and filmmakers. This year they’ve even added the Next Generation Award, a category specific to those under 30 years of age and made in recognition of the fact that that demographic represented roughly half of the previous contest entries!

All Nikon Photo Contest photography and video categories accept entries recorded with any digital device (including smartphones), with the exception of the Nikon 100th Anniversary Award, which must be captured or recorded with Nikon equipment.

In honour of Nikon’s 100th anniversary the theme of the Nikon 100th Anniversary Award is “Celebration”. The theme for the Next Generation Award and The Open Award is “Future”. In total, Nikon is awarding more than 60 prizes, with the contest accepting entries until Friday January 27, 2017. Click here to enter! And check out a selection of previous submissions from past years below!

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05.11.16 by Staff

Inside Out Upside Down: An Interactive Exhibition by Wandering Bears

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Image by Luke Norman and Nik Adam

 

Creative community Wandering Bears are taking up residence at The Photographers’ Gallery next week. During the three-day, interactive exhibition audiences will be invited to recreate the work of the 14 artists on display and photograph their re-interpretations using their mobile phones. The collection of unique interpretations will then be printed out and made into an individualized sticker album.

“Inside Out Upside Down” launches November 11th (although you need to RSVP before November 10th). Click here for more information and check out an example video below!

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16.12.15 by Jeff

A Selection Of My Favourite Images Found In 2015: 75 Photos By 75 Photographers

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2016 is just around the corner so, in keeping with tradition, here’s a selection of my favourite photos from the past 365 days in one giant post (you can see previous year-end posts here: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009). I wanna clarify that not all of these images were shot this year (many of them were), this is merely a collection of images from posts published in the past 12 months.

Thank you to all of you readers! Thank you sharing your work in our monthly reader submission posts, and for leaving so many encouraging messages to the various people whose work is featured here.

Booooooom turned 7 this year and it’s actually growing faster now than it ever did! Our Instagram @Booooooom recently broke 100,000 followers (I promise I will try to post more often this next year). Our Twitter and Facebook now have a combined following of over 400,000 and our Google+ now has 6 million followers. We just started a Youtube Channel and we have something really big planned in terms of video content coming really soon. Oh and we’re also launching a photo club, but I’ll tell you more about that later. For now, enjoy these 75 photos by 75 different photographers.

 

 

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Jim Mangan

 

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01.10.15 by Jeff

Zinester: Giving Marginalized People a Voice Through DIY Magazines

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Zinester, a not-for-profit, is on a mission to give marginalized people a voice by teaching them how to make DIY magazines, and using what they create for social change. The group’s 6-week workshop in Nairobi, Kenya effectively taught the kids involved in the program how to express themselves visually, through writing and photography.

You can follow the project on their website, and on Instagram. Have a look at some spreads from their zines as well as a video below!

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20.08.15 by Jeff

Best of Instagram: Week 23

It’s been way too long since I did one of these! Here’s this week’s Best of Instagram post. As always, I am trying to feature photographers with smaller followings and making a conscious effort to feature photography that isn’t the heavily filtered style that has become synonymous with Instagram.

If you’d like to be considered for a future “Best of” post, hashtag your photos #onbooooooom. You can also leave a comment below with a link to your Instagram along with an image from your feed!

 

bestofinstagram-04Sarah Pannell – @sarahpannell

 
 

bestofinstagram-06Jiannis Koudounas – @gamacapa

 
 

bestofinstagram-07Jack Bool – @sweetest_tabool

 
 

bestofinstagram-00 Nancy Wu – @nancykwu

 
 

bestofinstagram-03Lukas Korschan – @gogioko

 
 

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06.08.15 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Shaughn Crawford and John DuBois

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The Bill Picket Rodeo is an African American rodeo that takes place all over the country. The founder of the rodeo, Lu Vason (who passed away earlier this year), played a key part in helping African Americans become part of the professional rodeo circuit.

Here’s a beautiful selection of images from the most recent rodeo in Los Angeles, by photographers Shaughn Crawford and John Dubois. Have a look at the images below.

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22.12.14 by Jeff

Tumblr of the Day: Field Guide To Birds

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My favourite Tumblr right now is Field Guide to Birds, a photo journal by Jason Domogalla and Mars Adams that’ll make you wanna leave the city immediately. I’ve included a selection of my favourite images below.

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