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Stuff Talks #1 – How smartphones democratise photography

The first in our series of Stuff Talks shows how a smartphone can tell a story just as powerfully as any SLR

It isn’t what you use, it’s what you do with it.

Some of the greatest photography is all about observation. And a smartphone gives you the chance to blend in to the crowd. It gives you the chance to see, to plan and to approach the situation from a multitude of angles… both literally and conceptually.

No one knows that better than Laura El-Tantawy – an Egyptian photographer who has worked for National Geographic, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, CNN, TIME Lightbox and more.

Her most recognised work was during the Egyptian revolution, and here she talks to Stuff about photographing using a smartphone and Instagram, as well as the amazing stories behind some of her work.

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