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Heinz Hajek-Halke

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Heinz Hajek-Halke (1898–1983) was a German experimental photographer who co-founded the Fotoform group with Otto Steinert. He was born in Berlin in 1898 and spent part of his childhood in Argentina. He worked as a photo editor, press photographer and commercial artist, concentrating almost from the start on montage techniques. During World War II he lived quietly and photographed small animal life-forms. In 1949 he became a member of the German group fotoform and took part in the first of two subjektive fotografie exhibitions. Hajek-Halke was appointed lecturer in photography and graphic design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin in 1955. During his lifetime he published two books, Experimentelle Fotografie and Lichtgrafik.

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2014 Wildlife photography awards round-up – in pictures

2014 Wildlife photography awards round-up – in pictures | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
The best images from national and international wildlife photography competitions of the year
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The Disorienting Beauty of Spiral Staircases in Old Abandoned Buildings

The Disorienting Beauty of Spiral Staircases in Old Abandoned Buildings | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
Christian Richter is a fine art architecture photographer based in the small town of Jeßnitz, Germany. A fan of exploring old, abandoned buildings, Richter
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Phil Stern, Hollywood photographer – in pictures

Phil Stern, Hollywood photographer – in pictures | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
Phil Stern, who died on Sunday at the age of 95, liked to call himself a ‘humble paparazzo’
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Beyond Man Ray: essential avant-garde photography – in pictures

Beyond Man Ray: essential avant-garde photography – in pictures | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
A treasure trove from the ultimate age of experimentation – between the world wars – shows a man mid-parachute jump, a woman clutching her Leica, and limbs dismantling before your very eyes
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An In-Depth History of Group f.64

An In-Depth History of Group f.64 | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
A new book looks at Group f.64, one of the most famous collectives in the history of photography, whose members battled the Depression while grappling with photography’s evolving role in society.
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Kara Woodward's curator insight, December 12, 12:37 PM

f64 for the large format fans out there

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Six Photographs: René Burri - Aeon Video

Six Photographs: René Burri - Aeon Video | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
In this 11-minute documentary, the late photographer René Burri reflects on a career of turning evanescent moments into indelible artifacts.
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Audrey Hepburn and Afghan Girl: the pictures that changed photography – part four

Audrey Hepburn and Afghan Girl: the pictures that changed photography – part four | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
A surrealist advert of Hepburn before she shot to fame, Steve McCurry’s famous green-eyed girl, and Ol’ Blue Eyes on stage at the Royal Albert Hall. Today’s trailblazing pictures range from the 1950s to the 90s
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Bodybuilders and angels: the pictures that changed photography – part two

Bodybuilders and angels: the pictures that changed photography – part two | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
A popular Russian wrestler, a Sri Lankan centenarian and the pioneer of hidden cameras all play a part in some of the most revolutionary images ever taken. Today’s selection runs from the 1870s to the first world war
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Black and White Portraits by Andreas Laszlo Konrath

Black and White Portraits by Andreas Laszlo Konrath | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
Andreas Laszlo Konrath is a talented photographer, who was born in 1981, in a small town named Chorleywood, just North West of London. His father, an archi
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Video: Joe McNally Photography - A Retrospective

Video: Joe McNally Photography - A Retrospective | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
This video shows off the Joe McNally Photojournalist Exhibition at the Monroe Gallery of Photography in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The exhibition is a 30 year retrospective of Joe McNally's diverse and ...
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Heroes, Villains, and Pop Culture Characters Go 'Super Flemish' in 16th Century Style Portraits

Heroes, Villains, and Pop Culture Characters Go 'Super Flemish' in 16th Century Style Portraits | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
What if Superman was born in the sixteenth century? What if the Hulk was a Duke? How might Van Eyck have portrayed Snow White? These are the questions that
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Under the skin of Guy Bourdin

Under the skin of Guy Bourdin | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
The fashion provocateur, photographer and filmmaker's archive is laid bare in his most extensive UK exhibition to date
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Intimate Showers Reveal Secrets (10 photos)

Intimate Showers Reveal Secrets (10 photos) | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
Mumbai, India-born photographer Manjari Sharma takes us into one of the most intimate places in a person's house. For a few months, she invited people over to her apartment, photographing them while they took a shower. She soon found out that the water washed away any unnerving awkwardness brought on by the camera.

What came next, however, was quite surprising. "The bathroom, formerly a beauty parlour, now became a confessional and I the hair dresser," she said. "Many of my subjects shared inti
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Jane Bown: a life in photography – in pictures

Jane Bown: a life in photography – in pictures | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
Her first commission for the Observer was a portrait of philosopher Bertrand Russell in 1949. From then, Bown photographed the great and the good, the rich and the poor, the ordinary and extraordinary with a compassionate and gentle eye
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The Weight of Knowledge by Simon Brown

The Weight of Knowledge by Simon Brown | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
Simon Brown was born in Jamaica, the son of an Army Major, and come to the United Kingdom as a child. Travelling to the Middle East and Afganistan in his l
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A Brief And Booty-Filled Guide To The History Of Erotic Photography (NSFW)

A Brief And Booty-Filled Guide To The History Of Erotic Photography (NSFW) | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
Note: This article spans the history of erotic photography. Consider yourself warned.

Since the dawn of time -- or at least the dawn of the daguerrotype -- one subject has captivated artists of all mediums and movements alike with its beauty, intr...
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Black and White Photography by Flor Garduño

Black and White Photography by Flor Garduño | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
Flor Garduño was born in 1957 in Mexico City. When she was five years old, she and her family moved to a country home in Mexico’s rural interior. This is w
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Art Kane's photographs of 60s music greats – in pictures

Art Kane's photographs of 60s music greats – in pictures | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
In the 1960s and 1970s, Art Kane made his name photographing rock stars, fashion and everyday life in America, as these images from a new book show, writes Kathryn Bromwich
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Portrait Photography by Viktorija Raggana

Portrait Photography by Viktorija Raggana | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
Viktorija Raggana is a talented photographer based in Vilnius, Lithuania, who shoot also a lot of fine art and black and white photography.
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Nudes on sand and Ansel Adams: the pictures that changed photography – part three

Nudes on sand and Ansel Adams: the pictures that changed photography – part three | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
Today’s selection of groundbreaking images comes from the interwar period, with glamorous propaganda shots, farmers in the Great Depression and moonrise in New Mexico as seen by the king of landscapes
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From Queen Victoria to a hippo: the pictures that changed photography from the 1820s to the 1870s

From Queen Victoria to a hippo: the pictures that changed photography from the 1820s to the 1870s | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
All week we’ll be bringing you the most revolutionary photographs ever taken, by the biggest names. Today, it’s the birth of photography, with the earliest heliograph, scandalous nudes and the first ever manipulated image
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War photography at Tate Modern - FT.com

War photography at Tate Modern - FT.com | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
Conflict, Time, Photography at Tate Modern Simon Baker, Tate’s curator of photographs, has devised a war memorial exhibition which has one brilliant schematic device at its core. Instead of following a geographical scheme or a categorical one or a
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Dramatic Black-and-White Studio Portraits of Goats and Sheep... Seriously

Dramatic Black-and-White Studio Portraits of Goats and Sheep... Seriously | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
Finish this sentence: "I want to take dramatic, black-and-white studio portraits of _____." If you're like most people, chances are good you named a person
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Gordon Parks | A Photographer You Should Know

Gordon Parks | A Photographer You Should Know | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
The photographer begins to feel big and bloated and so big he can't walk through one of these doors because he gets a good byline; he gets notices all over the world and so forth; but they're reall...
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Photography Legend Lucien Clergue Dead at 80 - artnet News

Photography Legend Lucien Clergue Dead at 80 - artnet News | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
French photographer, friend of Picasso, and founder of Les Rencontres d'Arles Lucien Clergue died in Nîmes on November 15, aged 80, after a long illness.
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