Olympic Briefing: The Firehose

 

The Firehose: Brilliant and revolutionary photo stream from the Sochi Olympics
The Firehose: Brilliant and revolutionary photo stream from the Sochi Olympics

Press Clippings: The New York Time has an incredible advanced still photography initiative going on at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. It’s call The Photo Firehose and it provides a continuous stream of photos from the games, not just from Times photographers but from AP, Reuters, Getty Images,European Press Photo Agency, Agence France-Press and others. It’s a photo stream and it doesn’t stop and the photojournalism is amazing. There are two reasons to be amazed: first, the sheer number of images that are being streamed to the world for viewing  and enjoyment, and, second, how a supposedly “sunset” technology like DSLR still photography can grab and maintain massive world-wide relevance  (really, iPhone photography is great for snaps and selfies but…it can’t deliver this type of stuff) once some new thought is applied. Check it out. It’s highly recommended.

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