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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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Ren Hang, Chinese erotic photographer, commits suicide

Ren Hang, Chinese erotic photographer, commits suicide | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Chinese photographer Ren Hang, born in 1987, committed suicide on February 24, 2017. Foam, the museum of photography in Amsterdam, who exhibits him until March 12, issued a statement: “We are deeply saddened to hear of the untimely passing of Ren Hang. It is a great honour for Foam to present Ren Hang’s exceptional work until 12 March 2017 in Foam 3h. Our thoughts and sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends.”

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2016 Special Tribute to the Lucie Honorees, In Memoriam 

2016 Special Tribute to the Lucie Honorees, In Memoriam  | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
The premiere annual event honoring the greatest achievements in photography. The Lucie Awards is the premiere annual event honoring the greatest achievements in photography. The photography community from around the globe pays tribute to the most outstanding people in the field. Each year, the Lucie Advisory Board nominates deserving individuals across a variety of categories. Once these nominations have been received, an honoree in each category is selected. The honorees are presented with the Lucie statue during a spectacular evening at the Lucie Awards gala ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
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Michael Cimino obituary

Michael Cimino obituary | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

American director and screenwriter who had a huge hit with his 1978 film The Deer Hunter, but a disastrous flop with Heaven’s Gate two years later.

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Gordon Parks's Photos of Muhammad Ali 

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Acclaimed "LIFE" magazine photographer Gordon Parks shot Muhammad Ali in 1966 and 1970. Those images are currently on view at the late artist's foundation.

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The RCA Journal: The Alan Rickman Issues

The RCA Journal: The Alan Rickman Issues | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Actor Alan Rickman passed away yesterday aged 69. It’s a little known fact that the actor, best known for his roles as Professor Snape in the Harry Potter films and Hans Gruber in Die Hard, studied graphic design at the RCA before embarking on a career on screen. Below is an article from February 2012, when Michael Crowe stumbled across Rickman’s work in the RCA archive.

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20 Rarely-Seen Photos of David Bowie

20 Rarely-Seen Photos of David Bowie | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

See these incredible, rarely-seen pictures of legendary musician, actor, artist, and fashion icon David Bowie.

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Death of Harold Feinstein (1931 - 2015)

Death of Harold Feinstein  (1931 - 2015) | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Harold Feinstein, master photographer and renowned teacher, died in his home on Saturday, June 20, 2015. His wife Judith Thompson was at his side. Feinstein was born in Coney Island Hospital in 1931 of Jewish immigrant parents. He began photographing in 1946 at the age of 15 by borrowing a Rolleiflex from a neighbor and heading straight to Coney Island. Certain of his calling as an artist, he dropped out of school at the age of 16 and became the youngest member of New York’s historic Photo League in 1949.

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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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Lucien Clergue is dead (1934-2014)

Lucien Clergue is dead (1934-2014) | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Lucien Clergue just passed away. He was a fantastic storyteller, a beautiful human being and a great photographer.

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A gallery of René Burri's lesser known photos

A gallery of René Burri's lesser known photos | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

To mark the Magnum photographer's death, we look back at his incredible, little-seen collection of color shots.

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graphic designer massimo vignelli has died aged 83

graphic designer massimo vignelli has died aged 83 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

the italian graphic designer massimo vignelli, passed away tuesday morning the 27th of may, 2014; he was 83. vignelli was one of the field’s true greats and had become synonymous with modern graphic design.

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Bunny Yeager, photographer of Bettie Page pinups, dies at 85

Bunny Yeager, photographer of Bettie Page pinups, dies at 85 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Bunny Yeager had success as a model in Miami in the 1950s, but she wanted to be a photographer. She saw her chance when she met the little-known Bettie Page, who had modeled for under-the-counter photo sets that specialized in sadomasochism. 

The photo launched her career as one of the most successful pinup photographers, often with Page — who became an international sex symbol — as her model.

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branding pioneer wally olins has died aged 83

branding pioneer wally olins has died aged 83 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

branding pioneer wally olins passed away on monday april 14th, 2014 after a short illness, he was 83.

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Charles-Henri Favrod, founder of the Musée de l'Elysée, dies at 89

Charles-Henri Favrod, founder of the Musée de l'Elysée, dies at 89 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Charles-Henri Favrod died on Sunday, January 15, on the eve of his 90th birthday. A true pioneer in the field of photography, he founded the Musée de l'Elysée in 1985 and served as its director until 1995.

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Death of Marc Riboud ( 1923 - 2016 )

Death of Marc Riboud ( 1923 - 2016 ) | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Marc Riboud died yesterday. In fact, the last recent years Marc was not living in the same world as we are. Marc was one of the living legend of Magnum and the Golden Age of the Photojournalism. He has now in Perpignan for Visa pour L'image a beautiful exhibition ; here it is. Later this fall we will devote one day of l'Oeil de la photographie to his incredible life and work.

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Abbas Kiarostami, Acclaimed Iranian Filmmaker, Dies at 76

Abbas Kiarostami, Acclaimed Iranian Filmmaker, Dies at 76 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Associated with the Iranian New Wave of the late 1960s, Mr. Kiarostami was known for his parablelike dramas of ordinary people.

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Muhammad Ali photographed by Neil Leifer

Muhammad Ali photographed by Neil Leifer | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
Neil Leifer (born December 28, 1942) is an American photographer and filmmaker known mainly for his work in the Time Inc. family of magazines.
Leifer was also known for taking risks. For the 1966 heavyweight title fight between Cleveland Williams and Muhammad Ali, he placed a camera in the rafters of the Houston Astrodome in order to get a shot of the canvas when the victor knocked out his competition. It has been said that it is the only photo Neil Leifer took himself that is hanging in his house, also he regards this as his favorite photograph from a 40-year professional career. His shot of Ali and a defeated Williams has been seen by millions and was voted the greatest sport photo ever by The Observer.
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Ouagadougou: Qui était Leila Alaoui, la photographe franco-marocaine qui a succombé à ses blessures?

Ouagadougou: Qui était Leila Alaoui, la photographe franco-marocaine qui a succombé à ses blessures? | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

OUAGADOUGOU - La photographe franco-marocaine Leila Alaoui, qui avait été grièvement blessée dans l'attentat de Ouagadougou, est décédée lundi soir.

Leila Alaoui portait un intérêt tout particulier aux identités culturelles et à la migration.

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The French-Moroccan photographer Leila Alaoui, who had been seriously wounded in the attack of Ouagadougou, died on Monday evening.
Leila Alaoui carried a quite particular interest in the cultural identities and in the migration.

http://www.loeildelaphotographie.com/author/leila-alaoui/

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Typographer Adrian Frutiger dies aged 87

Typographer Adrian Frutiger dies aged 87 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Swiss typographer Adrian Frutiger, designer of typefaces including Univers, Avenir and the eponymous Frutiger, has died.

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Death of Mary Ellen Mark (1940 - 2015)

Death of Mary Ellen Mark (1940 - 2015) | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

On May 25th 2015, the american photographer Mary Ellen Mark passed away at the age of 75. She was all about the work. I had discussed the possibility of doing a workshop for our 9th festival last year with Mary Ellen. She wanted to teach for us but was unable to make it work in her busy schedule for 2014.

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David Rust 1969-2014

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A tribute to the life and innovative work of Swiss graphic designer David Rust, of Gavillet & Rust. By François Rappo

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graphic designer deborah sussman has died aged 83

graphic designer deborah sussman has died aged 83 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

the celebrated graphic designer deborah sussman passed away on august 20, 2014 after a battle with cancer.

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On August 11, 2014 Design Observer published this article "Why you should support an upcoming show on designer Deborah Sussman... in the city she gave rainbow glasses"

http://designobserver.com/feature/la-loves-deborah-sussman/38169

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Michael Schmidt, Pictet Photography Prize Winner, 1945-2014

Michael Schmidt, Pictet Photography Prize Winner, 1945-2014 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

German photographer Michael Schmidt died on Saturday in his hometown of Berlin at the age of 68. Schmidt was awarded the 2014 Prix Pictet last Thursday, two days before his death. He was unable to accept the prize in person due to his illness.

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Pinup photographer, model Bunny Yeager dies at 85

Pinup photographer, model Bunny Yeager dies at 85 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Bunny Yeager, a model turned pin-up photographer who helped jump-start the career of then-unknown Bettie Page, died Sunday, her agent said. She was 85 years old.

Yeager died at a North Miami hospice where she had been for about a week, her agent, Ed Christin said.

Yeager’s legacy is her cultural impact, from pin-up photography and fashion, helping to popularize the bikini, and influencing other artists such as Cindy Sherman, who read Yeager’s guides on photographing nudes and making self-portraits, Christin said. “Anyone in Miami in the 1950s who wanted a bikini would come to her, and she’d make one,” he said.

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