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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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Ron Gessel captures the aerial acrobatics of the Red Arrows in Holland

Ron Gessel captures the aerial acrobatics of the Red Arrows in Holland | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Photographer Ron Gessel had never been to an air show before, but his brother-in-law invited him to one and he decided to pack his camera and head off for the day. “I must say I was really impressed,” says Ron. “I was hoping to capture some great photos but I really had no idea what to expect. So I just started shooting.” His images capture the formations of the Red Arrows, the display team of the RAF, as they go about their death defying feats. Ron’s photos capture the trails left by the flares released by the planes that provides a contrast between the clean lines of the aircraft and the soft hues left in their wake. “The challenge was to get them close and give the photos a kind of emotion or feeling,” he says.

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Ryan Hopkinson pays homage to the human body in his beautiful new film

Ryan Hopkinson pays homage to the human body in his beautiful new film | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Photographer and director Ryan Hopkinson’s style of work is often minimal, detail driven and breathtakingly beautiful. In his new film Only Human he zooms in on the detail once more, focusing on what makes us human in a purely physical sense. Ryan’s short is the last film that’s been created as part of our partnership with Channel 4 Random Acts, where we’ve commissioned a series of films with five of the most exciting filmmakers working in the industry today. As part of the platform’s expansion, Random Acts now has a TV show, in which our films will appear. Ryan’s film appeared in last night’s episode, which you can now catch up with on All 4 here.

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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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Aperture magazine #223 Vision & Justice 

Aperture magazine #223 Vision & Justice  | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Aperture magazine #223, “Vision & Justice” addresses the role of photography in the African American experience, guest edited by Sarah Lewis, distinguished author and art historian.

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Photographer Returns to Chernobyl 30 Years Later with Former Residents

Photographer Returns to Chernobyl 30 Years Later with Former Residents | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

For those of you who don’t know, today marks the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, still considered the worst nuclear power plant accident in history. To mark the anniversary, EyeEm interviewed Rudya about her experience photographing Prypyat, and what it was like returning over and over again over the past several years.

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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?

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The Heavens Annual Report
http://www.theheavensllc.com
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Rubi Lebovich : Home Sweet Home

Rubi Lebovich : Home Sweet Home | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Daylight Books presents new book Home Sweet Home, photographs by Israeli artist Rubi Lebkovich. « My photographs deal with domestic scenes captured in straightforward images. The scenes can be divided in to two main categories: inanimate objects and human scenarios. Both categories are characterized by mystery, vagueness and absurdity.

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"Idiot" Artist Takes a Selfie Every Day for 16 Years

"Idiot" Artist Takes a Selfie Every Day for 16 Years | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
Get ready to feel young and old at the same damn time.
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Bruxelles : Andres Serrano, Uncensored photographs 

Bruxelles : Andres Serrano, Uncensored photographs  | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Tomorrow, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium inaugures Uncensored photographs an exhibition by the provocative artist Andres Serrano.

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The Unbearable lightness of the 80s

The Unbearable lightness of the 80s | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Milan Kundera’s cult novel The Unbearable Lightness of Being, superbly adapted into film, has inspired the title of the latest exhibition at the new Photography Gallery at the Centre Pompidou, offering a broad panorama of 1980s’ photography.

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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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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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Photographer Dan Wilton on his most-loved books

Photographer Dan Wilton on his most-loved books | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

London-based photographer Dan Wilton’s fascination with people has lead to some incredible projects over the years. Whether he’s capturing the characters at the top of LA’s "Runyon Canyon":http://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/canyon, the quirks of Tokyo during "Halloween":http://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/dan-wilton or exploring the "golden age":http://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/dan-wilton-blue-movie of porn, Dan manages to extract the most interesting moments and stories from his subjects and their surroundings. The self-taught photographer’s love for image is abundantly clear throughout Bookshelf selections. From a book about apes to the infidelity of married men, a diverse range of topics are covered but at the core of all of these photobooks is exploring subject matter in a different way.h3. Arnold Odermatt: _On Duty_

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Gordon Parks's Photos of Muhammad Ali 

Gordon Parks's Photos of Muhammad Ali  | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

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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Photo Series Compares Modern-Day Flooding in Paris to Great Flood of 1910

Photo Series Compares Modern-Day Flooding in Paris to Great Flood of 1910 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

More than 100 years ago, the Seine River rose a record breaking 8.6 m above usual levels, causing the catastrophe known as the 1910 Great Flood of Paris. Over the past week, as the picturesque streets of the French capital city began to submerge once again, artist Julien Knez was struck by the similar atmosphere of fear and awe brought on by water slowly creeping up over the river’s embankments. This time around, though water levels peaked at 6.07m, Knez images demonstrate the striking similarities between eras as the landmarks of Paris are transformed by river swell, back in 1910 and now in 2016.

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Child Refugee Photos - Patrick Willocq | Save The Children 

Child Refugee Photos - Patrick Willocq | Save The Children  | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
Millions of children around the world are being forced to leave their homes because of war, violence and persecution. To highlight child refugees' experiences, we have asked photographer Patrick Willocq to create eight unique photographs telling the stories of children living in camps in Lebanon and Tanzania.
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Never-seen-before shots of Chernobyl nuclear disaster that cost two of the four photographers their lives

Never-seen-before shots of Chernobyl nuclear disaster that cost two of the four photographers their lives | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

These are the haunting images that captured the true scale of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. The black and white shots, taken in the weeks following the 1986 Ukraine tragedy, revealed the truth behind the tragedy Soviet authorities were trying to hush up. But despite helping the outside world to understand what happened that fateful April 26 day, the pictures have had a devastating human cost. Of the four photographers chronicling the tragedy, Anatoly Rasskazov and Valery Zufarov have died from radiation-related diseases and Igor Kostin is constantly ill from the exposure.

ECAL Library's insight:
Les funestes séquelles des photographes de Tchernobyl
http://www.lemonde.fr/planete/article/2016/04/25/photographier-la-catastrophe-de-tchernobyl_4908451_3244.html
Anatoly Rasskazov est l’un des rares photographes, avec Igor Kostin, Volodymyr Repik, et Valery Zufarov, à avoir documenté les premières heures de la catastrophe. Mais de ces instants, il ne reste que peu d’images d’archives.
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Meet Moby (Yes, That Moby), Architectural Photographer Extraordinaire

Meet Moby (Yes, That Moby), Architectural Photographer Extraordinaire | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Already an accomplished singer, songwriter, and DJ, the musician Moby has another passion: architectural photography.

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Yangon Festival Photo 2016: Gamma, 50th anniversary exhibition 

Yangon Festival Photo 2016: Gamma, 50th anniversary exhibition  | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

In December 1966, four photographers, Hubert Henrotte, Raymond Depardon, Hugues Vassal, Léonard de Raemy and an agent, Jean Monteux decided, adventurously, to launch and agency that would work entirely on the basis of 50:50. The photographers, shareholders or colleagues would share half of the sales of their assignments and half of the production costs.

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How a print mag’s front page retains its power in a digital age

How a print mag’s front page retains its power in a digital age | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

While it's clear print is here to stay a little longer, the debate has recently shifted towards how we ensure it does by innovating approaches to magazine-making. Gym Class Magazine has continually touted the magazines that push the format and in its latest issue, which came out last week, one article discusses how publications are using the power of magazine covers to stand out in the digital age. Written by Colin Crummy (film editor at i-D and contributing editor at Esquire), the journalist draws upon on recent examples including Kim Kardashian’s Break the Internet cover for_ Paper to illustrate the impact covers can still have. The magazine has kindly let us reprint an extract from the article below.

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FIVE YEARS AFTER FUKUSHIMA: REMEMBERING 3/11 AT JAPAN SOCIETY

FIVE YEARS AFTER FUKUSHIMA: REMEMBERING 3/11 AT JAPAN SOCIETY | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
The Japan Society Gallery in New York opened its “In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11” exhibition last Wednesday, marking the fifth anniversary of Japan’s catastrophic triple disaster. The photographic exhibition reflects on the 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown that claimed 18,000 lives, left nearly half a million people displaced, and irrevocably damaged the Fukushima nuclear power plant, causing it to leak radioactive water.
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From bikers to beatniks: 30 years of outsider film and photography

From bikers to beatniks: 30 years of outsider film and photography | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The Beatniks find their way into Outsiders at the AGO – a show looking at American photography and film between the 1950s and 1980s – in Robert Frank and Alfred Leslie’s short film Pull My Daisy, adapted from Jack Kerouac’s Beat Generation. Also exhibited are works by Nan Goldin, Diane Arbus, Gordon Parks and Danny Lyon, Marie Menken and Kenneth Anger, a filmmaker and occultist who was openly gay in 1947.

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The Museum of Modern Art launches the Free Online Course Seeing Through Photographs

The Museum of Modern Art launches the Free Online Course Seeing Through Photographs | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The Museum of Modern Art launches Seeing Through Photographs, its first massive open online course for a general audience, available on Coursera starting February 10, 2016. Using works from MoMA’s expansive collection as a point of departure, the course encourages participants to look critically at photographs through the diverse ideas, approaches, and technologies that inform their making. Seeing Through Photographs can be found at coursera.org/learn/photography. 

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Issa Touma

Issa Touma | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Issa Touma is a photographer and curator based in Aleppo (Syria). His photographic work can be found in international collections, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

Finding himself isolated from the international art community in his own country, Touma established the Black and White Gallery, the first photography gallery in the Middle East, in 1992. After its closure in 1996, Touma founded Le Pont, an independent art organization and gallery that promotes freedom of expression and stimulates the local art scene through international events. In 1997, he started the International Photography Festival Aleppo, which despite the horrors and uncertainties of the conflict, continues to take place every year.

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Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs and tête-à-tête

Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs and tête-à-tête | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Mickalene Thomas, known for her large-scale, multi-textured, and rhinestone-encrusted paintings of domestic interiors and portraits, has also identified the photographic image as a defining touchstone for her practice. Thomas first began to photograph herself and her mother as a student at Yale—a pivotal experience for her as an artist. While working across multiple series, much of her photographic work functions as a personal act of deconstruction and reappropriation—both of images she has created herself and images she has singled out as influence. With each series, she grapples with and asserts new definitions of beauty and inspiration. 

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