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Selected news about graphic design, photography, film studies and media & interaction design for CV students at ECAL (Lausanne, Switzerland)
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Glasgow School of Arts students launch an amazing Mac Photographic Archive

Glasgow School of Arts students launch an amazing Mac Photographic Archive | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
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The Sketchbook Project

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This archive is the virtual extension of the Brooklyn Art Library and contains complete scanned contributions to the Sketchbook Project.

The Sketchbook Project is an independent Brooklyn-based company that organizes global, collaborative art projects. An evolving library that features more than 30,861 artists' books contributed by creative people from 130+ countries. They also operate the Brooklyn Art Library, their storefront exhibition space in the heart of Williamsburg, as a home for all of their projects.

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French Penal Colonies: a piece of History rediscovered

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The city of Saint-Laurent-le-Maroni has just acquired the rights to a collection of photographs of Guyana penal colonies taken between 1906 and 1911 by Dr. Léon Collin. His grandson, Philippe Collin, recently discovered the photographs in the attic of the family home in Saône-et-Loire. Thinking that he would find “medical” photographs, he instead came across thousands of glass plates and manuscripts preserved in boxes, illustrating and describing the daily lives of prisoners beginning with their departure from the Île de Ré to their imprisonment in French Guiana or New Caledonia.

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Harry Shunk and Janos Kender at the Centre Pompidou

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The Roy Lichtenstein Foundation has made a donation to the Centre Pompidou and four other international institutions: the Getty Research Institute, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, and the Tate Gallery.

The Centre Pompidou received works from the archives of the photographers Harry Skunk (1924-2006) and Janos Kender (1937-2009), containing works of reportage from 1957 to 1974 by more than 400 artists.

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Photographing Chile's Enduring Rifts: Part I

Photographing Chile's Enduring Rifts: Part I | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Jon and Jeff Lowenstein, who will remain in Chile for several weeks, are exploring the ways in which the country has recently begun to confront its past more publicly.

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Modernist LA brought to life in online exhibition

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LA history profs curate the 70,000 photo archive of a local electrical firm, to tell the story of mid-century LA.

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Explore the World's Oldest Photography Museum via Google

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The George Eastman House is the first museum of photography to join the Google Art Project, a digital collection for works of art.

Without leaving your couch, you can visit Google's Art Project online and see more than 40,000 works of art from across the world. Now, the George Eastman House, which is the oldest museum of photography and photo technique, has added 50 images to the project, as explained in the video above.

These initial images from the George Eastman House will show photographic techniques spanning from the 1840s to the late-1900s. The museum is physically based in Rochester, N.Y., around the house and gardens of George Eastman, who founded the Eastman Kodak Company in the late 1800s.

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Natalya Reznik: Looking for my father

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I always wanted to meet my father.The last time I saw him I was three years old. I decided to reflect on this idea using photography.
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National Geographic Found

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National Geographic has launched a new Tumblr site that features the less-celebrated-but-still-awesome parts of its vast photographic archive.

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Free: British Pathé Puts Over 85,000 Historical Films on YouTube

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British Pathé was one of the leading producers of newsreels and documentaries during the 20th Century. This week, the company, now an archive, is turning over its entire collection -- over 85,000 historical films – to YouTube.

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The Huntington Library Photographic Collection

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Without much public attention, a remarkable thing is happening. As libraries around the world digitize their photographic collections they lose the funding to store their physical archives.  Only a handful of libraries have the resources to store, catalog and maintain these irreplaceable images and the Huntington Library is one.  Located in San Marino, California, The Huntington is a leading research library with a collection of over a million images, many dating back to the late eighteen hundreds. There are images of every kind spanning the nineteenth to the twenty-first century.  Because the Huntington is a research library most people will never see more than a fraction of their collection but for those who have the opportunity to study here the depth and breadth of the collection is astonishing. I spoke with Jennifer A. Watts, Curator of Photographs to get some idea of the scope of the collection and the things people use it for.

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Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Project - Cinespect

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Martin Scorsese’s work as a documentarian, preservationist, and curator over the last two decades is unimpeachable. Serving in the latter two roles, Scorsese co-founded in 2007 the World Cinema Foundation, which restores and distributes films from parts of the world underrepresented in global film culture. The organization was renamed the World Cinema Project in 2009, and has to date restored over two-dozen films. Criterion has released a box set (the first in what is promised to be a series) of six films from countries ranging from Mexico to Morocco. The results are varied, in the best sense of the word. Each film is entertaining, moving, and technically brilliant in unique ways.

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World Cinema Project 

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5000 films tombés dans le domaine public à télécharger gratuitement

5000 films tombés dans le domaine public à télécharger gratuitement | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Dès qu'une œuvre tombe dans le domaine public, elle peut être "uploadée" sur le site archive.org. La liste ne peut donc que s'agrandir. Pour les cinéphiles, c'est une véritable caverne d'Ali Baba.

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Photographer Blends Modern Day Locations With Major Historical Events

Photographer Blends Modern Day Locations With Major Historical Events | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
If you liked the WWII Photos Superimposed on to Modern Street Scenes, we have some more!
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Phototheca Afghanica

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During the past ten years, at the Afghanistan Institute in Switzerland, in close co-operation with Afghan and international experts, some 5.000 old photographs were secured and identified.
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The Walther Collection

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On November 10, 2012, The Walther Collection collaborated with NYU’s Department of Photography and Imaging and the University College London, for a symposium on ‘Alternative Ways to Describe Historic and Contemporary African Photography.’ The one day event coincided with The Walther Collection Project Space’s exhibition series titled:  Distance and Desire: Encounters with the African Archive. A discussion amongst academics to explore the various categories used to describe both historic and contemporary photographs of Africans. Colonial, ethnographic, anthropological and artistic.

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Recovered Suitcases From an Insane Asylum

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Photographer Jon Crispin first laid eyes on the Willard Asylum for the Insane in the early 1980s.A friend who was a preservationist asked Crispin if he had ever seen the abandoned building during a drive back from a wedding by Seneca Lake in New York. Crispin remembers clearly the moment they drove up to the 1860s building.  

“It was the most evocative thing I had ever seen,” Crispin recalled. “It was sitting high above Seneca Lake on a circular driveway and it was abandoned. All my life, even as a young kid I was always interested in getting into old buildings that were boarded up, or entering places where I shouldn’t have been, and I decided I wanted to photograph it.” Eventually, this interest led to Crispin being awarded a grant from The New York State Council on the Arts to spend a couple of years documenting some of the 19th-century New York State Insane Asylums.

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