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Mesmerising photographs from the sky to bring some perspective to your day

Mesmerising photographs from the sky to bring some perspective to your day | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Benjamin and his team create and share one “Overview” – the site’s name for each image – every day, to highlight the impact we have had on the Earth. “We work with Digital Globe’s database of satellite imagery and then add an artistic orientation to bring out the mesmerising aesthetic that this perspective provides. Each Overview ultimately starts with a thought experiment. We consider the places where man has left his mark on the planet and then conduct the necessary research to identify locations (and the corresponding geo-coordinates) to convey that idea.”

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DAVID MAISEL/BLACK MAPS: American Landscape and the Apocalyptic Sublime

DAVID MAISEL/BLACK MAPS: American Landscape and the Apocalyptic Sublime | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Composed of large-scale photographs, this exhibition leads the viewer on a hallucinatory journey through David Maisel's landscapes, who is represented by Ivorypress. The show, curated by Lisa Tamiris, features four chapters of Maisel's larger ongoing series titled Black Maps and will be open to the public until 20 December 2014.

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Mark Dorf Emergence

Mark Dorf Emergence | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Under condition of compulsive curiosity humanity has an undying need to dissect and understand our surroundings. We have an obsession and an immense desire for rules that act as umbrellas to explain the whole. However, we have an inability to see and perceive this roof that is above us for it is impossible for us to remove ourselves far enough from this existence to see the entire system of which we are trying to define: we too are an active variable in this set of complex relationships that we are striving to understand. 

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Ordinaires by Matthiew Gafsou - Creative Boom

Ordinaires by Matthiew Gafsou - Creative Boom | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Matthiew Gafsou is a photographer who lives and works in Lausanne, Switzerland. Gafsou’s work visualises discovery, exploration, tourism, nature and his necessity to travel, as he documents lonely vast environments, unspoiled spaces, wild expanses and architecture stimulating the audience's perception of a landscape.

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Ansel Adams, Photographer (1958) narrated by Beaumont Newhall

Ansel Adams, Photographer (1957) - Records the life and work of Ansel Adams. Dwells on his equipment, home, interests, and his attitude toward art, photography and life.

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Photographer Sue Barr captures the architecture of transit

Photographer Sue Barr captures the architecture of transit | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The Architecture of Transit is a show about transforming the apparently banal into the sublime. Photographer Sue Barr, who has spent her career lovingly cataloguing the structural dynamics and textural beauty of raw concrete around the world, has traversed the rocky regions between the Alps and Naples, capturing the most impressive elements of Italy’s post-war civil engineering program.

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Nenad Saljic Photography: A Portrait of
the Matterhorn

Nenad Saljic Photography: A Portrait of <br/>the Matterhorn | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

There are mountains, and there is the Matterhorn.
The Matterhorn was the last great Alpine peak to be climbed and its first ascent in 1865 marked the end of the golden age of alpinism. Seven men reached the summit but four died on the way back. The triumph and tragedy of this feat is the epitome of man's desire to explore, to go beyond the limit. A reminder of how great and how small we are at the same time.

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Stephen Taylor's curator insight, February 16, 2014 6:33 PM

Why is the Matterhorn so spectacular?  From a geological point of view, it is where the Eurasia and African tectonic plates collide.  It is a symbol of the Alps.  The name Matterhorn means:  Matte, "meadow", and Horn, which means "peak". in German.  "More than 500 alpinists have died on the mountain, making the Matterhorn one of the deadliest mountains in the Alps.  What country would you visit to see the Matterhorn?

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Mining by David Maisel

Mining by David Maisel | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

David Maisel’s photographs are one thing, and yet another. Although the name of his current Haines Gallery show, Mining, cues viewers into the context of his images, many of them, even under close inspection, remain abstract. Such confusion is consistent with Maisel’s photographic procedures, which omit the physical and visual features that would betray the location or even the idea of a landscape. Maisel’s intention, however, is not so much to hide context as to not disclose it so that the images occupy an unstable position between documentation and abstraction.

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Kali Photography

Kali Photography | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
German photographer Mattias Heiderich likes to compose shots very refined. Results in this recent series called Kali. Pictures of rocks and sand at the edge of.
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Joël Tettamanti commandeers the compass

Joël Tettamanti commandeers the compass | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Compass Points” is a good title for Joël Tettamanti’s photography show, which runs at the MIT Museum through Aug. 31. It includes landscapes or cityscapes from Greenland, Iceland, Israel, South Korea, China, Luxembourg, Niger, Vietnam, Greece, Togo, and French Polynesia. He doesn’t so much box the compass as commandeer it.

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Lewis Baltz, Famed Photographer of Post-War Sprawl, Dies at 69

Lewis Baltz, Famed Photographer of Post-War Sprawl, Dies at 69 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Lewis Baltz, a photographer famed for his stark images of the built environment, died on November 22 at age 69, after what's been reported as an extended illness. Baltz was a leader in the "New Topographics" movement, a turning point in 1970s landscape photography.

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Manuel Cosentino Behind a Little House

Manuel Cosentino Behind a Little House | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Photographed over a two-year period "Behind a Little House" is an intimate participatory art project focusing on the notion of our place in the world beneath one sky. Place, both actual and imagined, plays a key role within identity. Behind a Little House references the landscape as one of the modes of construction of notions of national identity originated during the 18th and 19th century.

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Randy Scott Slavin extends Alternative Perspectives photo series

Randy Scott Slavin extends Alternative Perspectives photo series | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Randy Scott Slavin has stitched together more photographs of American cities and landscapes to create this extension to his Alternative Perspectives series.

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Mark Klett : Re-photographing the American West

Mark Klett : Re-photographing the American West | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

At the occasion of an ongoing exhibition entitled Going West, Atlanta’s High Museum of Art American invited photographer Mark Klett to give a talk on his work and his creative approach on the subject. Using re-photography, Klett, in collaboration with Byron Wolfe, revisited major sites of the western American landscape and made new photographs that investigate changes that have occurred since they were last photographed.

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Still Learning from Denise Scott Brown

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Learning from Las Vegas—the book that taught architects, urban planners, and generations of students to look at the everyday landscape, “the ugly and the ordinary” as a springboard for authentic building in contemporary times—recently passed 40 years since its first appearance.

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Timescape by Eric Bourret

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Eric Bourret is a walker, and he loves the mountains. His series Timescape examines landscapes and their relationship to time. He takes photographs in nature using a superimposition process with the negatives, which changes the standard perception of photography as instantaneous. Here, in the same image, the relationship between the past and the present can be felt. The photographs alone tell a little bit of the story. Like the image of passersby who have left their footprints in the snow, and who becomes almost invisible silhouettes in the distance. The series is on view at the Galerie Lazarew (Paris) through December 28, 2013. 

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Photograph of the Largest Landslide Ever Recorded in the United States

Photograph of the Largest Landslide Ever Recorded in the United States | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

A couple of months ago, a massive landslide at Kennecott Utah Copper’s Bingham Canyon Mine cut production at the second largest copper producer in the US in half. What began as a movements measured at only fractions of an inch, turned into a 165-million ton wall of loose dirt tumbling down the northeast section of the mine around 9:30pm local time on April 10th.

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Vintage Photographs of Tourists on the Overhanging Rock, Yosemite National Park

Vintage Photographs of Tourists on the Overhanging Rock, Yosemite National Park | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
Overhanging Rock was a popular location in the early years at Yosemite. Perched 3200 feet over the valley floor, it has been a focal point of trips to Glacier Point ever since the first trails were built to Glacier Point in 1857.
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Sarah Lane's curator insight, May 13, 2014 2:15 PM

Do they allow people to get anywhere close to this overhang today?  I hope not.  Brings back stressful memories of being with the kids at Niagara Falls.

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Ansel Adams and American nature (VIDEO)

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Ansel Adams: Photography from the Mountains to the Sea can be seen at the National Maritime Museum, London until 28 April 2013.

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