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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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‘Abstract: The Art of Design’ Review: All The Season 1 Episodes, Ranked

‘Abstract: The Art of Design’ Review: All The Season 1 Episodes, Ranked | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Executive produced by Morgan Neville, the documentarians assembled to capture the spotlighted subjects have done a masterful job, by and large, of highlighting the unique sort of artistry at work here. However, episode by episode, every installment strikes such a similar tone and mood that to truly appreciate the difference in aethestics and disciplines on display, you’ll want to space them out.

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Paolo Woods & Gabriele Galimberti: The Heavens

Paolo Woods & Gabriele Galimberti: The Heavens | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Paolo Woods & Gabriele Galimberti had quite the year in 2015 with their project charting tax havens called “The Heavens”. Some would even go as far as to say it was their year. The pair came together with the idea for the project following a discussion which led them to realising how little was in fact known about tax havens. A thirst for knowledge ensued, one which would take them across the globe, travelling from haven to haven - be it a tropical island or a North American state - on the quest to better comprehend and document an activity which is central to the modern day global financial system. Central, certainly, but just how easy to document is it really?

ECAL Library's insight:
The Heavens Annual Report
http://www.theheavensllc.com
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How Yuri Ancarani makes hard work appear noble

How Yuri Ancarani makes hard work appear noble | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Italian artist's US show demonstrates the awesome achievements on offer when man works with machine.

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Holy Field Holy War by Lech Kowalski

Holy Field Holy War by Lech Kowalski | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Small farmers around the world are under stress. Their struggle is far from the scrutiny of cameras and the media. In Poland, where more than sixty percent of the total area is taken up by farming, new forces are competing for the land. What is happening in Poland is a warning to take to heart.

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Everybody Street (VOD on Vimeo)

“Everybody Street” illuminates the lives and work of New York’s iconic street photographers and the incomparable city that has inspired them for decades. The documentary pays tribute to the spirit of street photography through a cinematic exploration of New York City, and captures the visceral rush, singular perseverance and at times immediate danger customary to these artists.

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McCullin: A Documentary Film About the Iconic War Photographer

McCullin: A Documentary Film About the Iconic War Photographer | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Don McCullin is known the world over for his incredible work as a photojournalist. His powerful and moving photography of devastation and suffering in Cyprus, The Congo, Vietnam and many others have won him worldwide acclaim as one of the greatest ever.

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Design Ideas: Great Design Documentaries

Design Ideas: Great Design Documentaries | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

I happened to ask myself: What are the best documentaries about design?Here are a few that make my list. Some you’ll have heard of, others I dug out of the recesses of the Internet, my DVD closet and the minds of design-interested chums who were also online. Most are readily available at Netflix and elsewhere.

 
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Up Close With Sebastiao Salgado, Brazil's Legendary Photographer-Activist

Up Close With Sebastiao Salgado, Brazil's Legendary Photographer-Activist | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

For the past eight years in particular, the 69-year-old Brazilian photographer has traveled to more than 30 isolated regions of the world, collecting images of dozens of remote tribes, endangered animals and unusual landscapes.

The Genesis project is a singular photographic journey that began in 2004 and ended last year, at a cost of one million euros a year. The result will be shown in magazines, books, a documentary by Wim Wenders and a series of exhibitions around the world, each displaying some 250 black-and-white photos.

The first exhibition will open in London on April 11, with former Brazilian President Lula – Salgado’s longtime friend – as special guest.

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Picture of drug-addled Ukrainian prostitute among the most startling press photographs of 2012

Picture of drug-addled Ukrainian prostitute among the most startling press photographs of 2012 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

From the disturbing image of a drugs-addicted prostitute smoking a cigarette, to a haunting picture of a desperate mother standing alone amidst the devastation of the Japanese Tsunami - the World Press Photo contest offers a vivid reflection of the world we live in.

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International Women’s Day 2017: 30 Female Photographers to Watch

International Women’s Day 2017: 30 Female Photographers to Watch | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2017, the editors of LensCulture have selected 30 female photographers whose work captivates and inspires us. These 30 women have created projects that were among the most popular projects published on LensCulture in the last year.

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Photographs in Gaza 2: "I don't really know what I am doing here." Eduardo Soteras Jalil

Photographs in Gaza 2: "I don't really know what I am doing here."  Eduardo Soteras Jalil | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Some of the people I respect most in Israel and Palestine have been writing posts with the word “hope” in the title and gloom in the content.  The “hope” of this picture’s title refers to the dashed one reflected in a message on a tee-shirt, but the photograph says more. Here hope looks like worry.  The photograph is not an iconic image; it will not change the world or last for the ages.

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George de Vincent, prominent photographer behind 'The Shame of a Nation,’ dies at 94

George de Vincent, prominent photographer behind 'The Shame of a Nation,’ dies at 94 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

George de Vincent, a onetime felon, boxer and aspiring painter who went on to a career in photography, becoming a portraitist of the socially prominent, a chronicler of the impoverished and a leading documentarian of Washington area stage productions, died March 13 at his home in the District. He was 94.

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Baftas 2014: The Act of Killing wins best documentary

Baftas 2014: The Act of Killing wins best documentary | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Joshua Oppenheimer's The Act of Killing has won best documentary at the 2014 Bafta awards. "It is helping to catalyse a change in howIndonesia talks about its past," said Oppenheimer in his acceptance speech, adding that "the media and public are talking about the moral catastrophe" of the genocide in Indonesia the film depicts.

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Cinema Eye's list of 25 most influential docs ranges from Michael Moore to Orson Welles

Cinema Eye's list of 25 most influential docs ranges from Michael Moore to Orson Welles | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

When it comes to documentaries, the Academy has missed the boat on landmark films as often as they have with narrative features -- and one need only look at Cinema Eye's new list of the 25 most influential documentaries of all time to be reminded of that.

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Film Studies With the Ultimate Renaissance Woman, Agnès B.

Film Studies With the Ultimate Renaissance Woman, Agnès B. | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Agnès b. designer and namesake, Madame Agnes Trouble has always taken an anti-designer’s design sensibility. After being discovered by Elle while shopping in a Paris flew market, she launched her brand and created a new kind of unfussy chic that counts Yoko Ono, Natalie Portman, and David Bowie as fans. In the three decades since starting her company, the bohemian master of the understated has added an art gallery, film projects, and an unabashed pursuit of all things artistic, except, she says, actual fashion. We spoke with her about her latest project, curating a series of her favorite films this summer for the Anthology Film Archives in New York.

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How Rejection Can Inspire Great Movements: The Story Of MAKERS

How Rejection Can Inspire Great Movements: The Story Of MAKERS | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
Veteran documentary producer Dyllan McGee has worked on more than a dozen films for PBS and HBO, but MAKERS is unlike anything she’s ever created. In fact, the project is the first of its kind--and the entire idea was born out rejection.
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Photographer as Witness: A Portrait of Domestic Violence - by Sara Naomi Lewkowicz

Photographer as Witness: A Portrait of Domestic Violence  - by Sara Naomi Lewkowicz | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

During my time as a freelance photojournalist and as a Master’s candidate at Ohio University, one of the biggest challenges of my career came in November of 2012, while working on a project about the stigma associated with being an ex-convict. Suddenly, an incident of domestic violence unexpectedly became my business.

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