THE INTERNET is the largest photo gallery in the world. Below are some of our favorite photography sites for finding inspiring travel imagery, the best photojournalism in the world, and a whole lot more…
100eyes, edited by New Orleans-based photographer, teacher, and editor Andy Levin, shows imagery connected to the rights of the underclass, and the relationship between a changing environment and the economically challenged.
The global news in pictures every day from “Auntie Beeb”; it also has a Your Pictures section for budding snappers.
Curated by Magnum photographer David Alan Harvey, burn aims to provide a platform for emerging photographers both online and in print.
4. Contact Editions
Contact is an online space where lovers and collectors of photography can find and support the work they love, providing a funding platform for both established and emerging travel photographers.
5. Denver Post Captured
Captured, The original Denver Post photo blog, offers the best of travel photography and photojournalism from across the globe.
Browse this archive — or relevant sections of it — to find a dizzying array of images spanning the beginning of photography to the present day.
7. I Love Photo Blogs
ILovePhotoblogs.com attempts to capture as many great photographers as possible in one location.
IndoBlitz.com is a travel photography blog dedicated to showing images from photographers all around the world
iN-PUBLiC was set up in 2000. Its aim is to promote street photography and to continue to explore its possibilities as a noncommercial collective. They also publish a pic of the month.
10. Lens (New York Times)
Lens is the photojournalism blog of The New York Times and one of our favorite photography sites, presenting the finest and most interesting visual and multimedia reporting — photographs, videos, and slideshows. A showcase for NYTimes photographers, it also seeks to highlight the best work of other newspapers, magazines, and news and picture agencies.
11. Magnum In Motion
Founded in New York, in 2004, Magnum In Motion is the multimedia digital studio of Magnum Photos. You can find profiles of travel photographers, vivid photo essays, and more. They have also started running a daily photo blog over at Slate.
Not the sexiest looking of the photography sites out there, but a fantastic archive of works my maestros like Ansel Adams, Sebastiao Salgado and Margaret Bourke-White.
13. National Geographic
This NatGeo page offers a range of visual stimulation, from Photo Contests and Galleries to Tips, Pics Of The Week and links to other photography sites.
This daily selection by the editors of Photo District News displays photographs from a variety of sources.
15. Photo Eye
16. The Photo Review
Publishing since 1976, Photo Review covers photography events throughout the US. Features reviews, portfolios, interviews, new books, and exhibitions.
This Reuters page presents slideshows of their best photos from any given 24 hours.
18. Time Magazine
19. Travel Photographers Network
Travel Photographers Network (TPN) is a great community resource for photographers who want to improve their skills and photographic knowledge. You have to pay to be a member but you can browse the galleries for free.
This is the place where Treehugger put their lovely image galleries, all playable as slideshows.
VII Photo Agency was created in 2001 by some of the world’s leading photojournalists and gives readers unprecedented intimate access and insight to the work of their erudite roster, which includes heavyweights like Marcus Bleasdale, James Nachtwey and Ed Kashi.
Photographer and photo editor Geoffrey Hiller created Verve to feature photos and interviews by the finest young image makers today. It’s not only a reminder of the power of the still image, but a great resource to discover new photo agencies, publications, and inspiring multimedia projects.
The images behind stories making news worldwide.
24. World Photography Organisation
The World Photography Organisation (WPO) supports professional, amateur, and student photography and lends a global platform for the photographic industry to communicate, converge and showcase current trends in Photojournalism, Fine Art, and Commercial Photography
25.World Press Photo
* From pro travel photographers to someone just getting started with a DSLR, the MatadorU travel photography course was created to serve a variety of students.
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Paul Sullivan is a freelance writer, author, editor and photographer covering music, travel and culture. His writing and photography work has been published in The Guardian, Sunday Times Travel, National Geographic UK, Matador Network, Wax Poetics, XLR8R and more, and he has scribed/snapped several guidebooks for Time Out, HG2, Rough Guide, Cool Camping and others. He currently lives in Berlin, where he runs the sustainable travel portal Slow Travel Berlin. Check out his photography website, follow him on Twitter or join hisFacebook photography page.