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Field Trip: Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego 

Looking for something else to do in the San Diego area? In our newest field trip installment we are heading off to the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, located in the magnificent Casa de Balboa building. Known as MoPa for short, it houses some of the world's premiere photography collections and exhibits. The museum is one of the few U.S. institutions solely dedicated to the presentation and preservation of photography, spanning the breadth of photographic history from its conception.  
A breathtaking shot of the Casa de Balboa building at night
While there are a great number of fantastic exhibits and avenues to explore within the museum, we will be focusing on the exhibition of The Jazz Loft Project, documenting the work of famed photojournalist and NYIP grad W. Eugene Smith between the years of 1957 and 1965. During this time period he made around 40,000 exposures of the nocturnal NYC Jazz scene taking place in and around his 5-story loft at 821 Sixth Avenue, where many famous musicians would often flock. Here are just a few of the brilliant photos that will be on display: 
W. Eugene Smith, Thelonious Monk and Town Hall Band Rehearsal, c. 1957-1965. Collection of the W. Eugene Smith Archive
W. Eugene Smith, Zoot Sims, c. 1957-1964. Collection of the W. Eugene Smith Archive, Center for Creative Photography.
W. Eugene Smith, W. Eugene Smith at fourth-floor window of 821 Sixth Avenue, c. 1957. Collection of the W. Eugene Smith Archive.
For further information on The Jazz Loft Project: W. Eugene Smith in NYC, 1957-1965 exhibition, as well as the museum's hours of operation and contact information, click on any of the above images or go to  

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Time-lapse Photography: Share Your Thoughts

At NYIP, we're always on the look out for great photography, tips and tricks we think that photographers will enjoy, or the latest trends in the field that we can alert you to. We do it because we love photography just as much as you.

Today, we were alerted to this incredible time-lapse video of New York City, entitled "The Manhattan Project", by Cameron Michael. Check it out below:

The Manhattan Project HD1080P from Cameron Michael on Vimeo.

We've touched on time-lapse in the past, and even provided a video tutorial on how to do it yourself.

We want to know what you think. Do you like time-lapse? Have you attempted it yourself? Have any other examples of time-lapse you want to share with us?

Use the comments below. Let's get the time-lapse conversation started.


Our Favorite 3 Photographs - Cave Divers, Human Frogs, Grocery Cart Grilling

Travel Photography and zany Twitter pics have been inspiring us lately, and we've selected our Favorite 3 Photos that have come to our attention during the past week. Click on the links or the photos for more information.

  • Lights from Philippino Divers shining through eerie eye-like underwater caves
  • Backstage performers in Frog Costumes
  • A supermarket somewhere is missing their Grocery Cart 

    Underwater divers light up caves in waters off Pescador Island, Philippines. Photograph by Henry Jager / My Shot / National Geographic

    Backstage with middle school students at the Peking Opera. Photograph by Hwee Young / EPA 

    Summer Solutions: No BBQ grill? No worries! Photograph from Mashable's Top Twitter Pics


    We're the New York Institute of Photographya distance education school teaching photography since 1910 - over 100 years of knowledge and experience. Listen to the following podcast to learn more about who we are and what we do.




    Join a Worldwide Photo Shoot on May 15

    Mark your calendars for May 15th, and contribute to this unique worldwide photo sharing opportunity! 

    From "What is close to you? What matters to you? We will connect your images to images from all around the world, creating a unique online experience where photographs will be shared, compared and explored. Your view on life will be preserved to inspire generations to come."

    It's easy and free to participate.  Just follow these three steps. 

    • Check out their video below and get inspired!
    • Head over to to sign up (it's free).
    • Once registered, enter our unique team tag "NYIP Member" here:  All entries with our team tag will be displayed together on their website!




    2012 Pulitzer Prizes in Photography: Who Will Win?

    Chuck DeLaney, Director, NYIP - On Monday, April 16th at 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, the Pulitzer Prize Board will announce the winners of the 2012 Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism, Letters, Drama, and Music. Established by Joseph Pulitzer in 1917, the Pulitzer Prize has included photography since 1942. A single prize was given from 1942 to 1967. Starting in 1968 there have been two photography categories - one for Feature Photography and another for what was called Spot News until 1999, and is now called Breaking News Photography.


    Waiting to find out who the photography Pulitzer winners are has always been one of the positive notes of mid-April in my book, something to look forward to, something to take away from the pain of those mid-April tax filings. I always think back to some of the great photos that have been cited by the Pulitzer Board. Perhaps the most iconic is Joe Rosenthal’s photo of the Marines placing the American flag on Mt. Surabachi on Iwo Jima that won in 1945. And there are many others that also come to mind: the 2002 Breaking News Photography award to the staff of the New York Times for its coverage of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the haunting photo by Kevin Carter that won the 1994 Feature Photography Pulitzer for a photo of a starving Sudanese girl who collapsed on her way to a feeding center. Perhaps as powerful a photo as had ever been recorded, a vulture waits in the back of the frame. Carter never recovered from the horrors that he witnessed and took his own life later that year.

    Wondering about how it would feel to win a Pulitzer, I called Matthew Lewis, Jr., a NYIP graduate who won the Pulitzer for Feature Photography in 1975 for his photography for the Washington Post. 

    His tale was fascinating. News in general didn’t travel quite as quickly back in those days. Lewis had prepared the submission, a series of both color and black-and-white layouts that had featured his work in the paper and its Sunday magazine section, months before.

    The day the 1975 Pulitzer Prizes were announced, Lewis was on an assignment – photographing Frank Purdue, the Maryland farmer who revolutionized the poultry business. Here's his account of what happened.
    These buildings held 50,000 chickens. I said ‘Mr. Purdue, would it be OK if I got a chair and asked you to stand on it?’ He said OK. Then I said, ‘Mr. Purdue, can I ask you to hold a chicken?’ He said sure. Later, when we got back to his office, his secretary told me the Washington Post had called and asked that I go back to the office.

    I usually go home, particularly if it’s after 5 or 6 in the evening, so I drove back two hours wondering what in the devil I’d done wrong. I arrive at the Post, and take the elevator to the fifth floor. It’s evening time and at least 200 people are working in the newsroom. So I look toward the rear, and there are the editors and the great man himself – Ben Bradlee. As I walked toward them, they started smiling. Bradlee put his arms around me and started screaming, ‘You did it. You did it! You won a Pulitzer.’ And it was bedlam from then right through the next day.

    Good luck to all the entrants. The world awaits the 2012 Pulitzer Prizes.