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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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Thomas Sauvin : Until Death Do Us Part

Thomas Sauvin : Until Death Do Us Part | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Until Death Do Us Part by Thomas Sauvin focuses on the unexpected role cigarettes play in Chinese weddings. As a token of appreciation, it is customary for the bride to light a cigarette for each and every man invited. The bride and the groom are then invited to play some cigarette-smoking games of an unprecedented ingenuousness.

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Too Young To Wed

Too Young To Wed | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

For eleven years, Stephanie Sinclair traveled throughout Afghanistan, Ethiopia, India, Nepal, Yemen and other countries where child marriage is still common practice for social, spiritual and economic reasons. Her photographs exude ambiguity, fearful tears fall on the brightly colored dresses of child brides, stuffed animals tremble in their arms while everybody celebrates.

The current exhibition of Stephanie Sinclair at the Bronx Documentary Center, with videos edited with fellow VII Agency photographer Jessica Dimmock, allow the viewer to understand all its complexity.

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Voies Off: John Paul Evans Matrimonial ties

Voies Off: John Paul Evans Matrimonial ties | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Over the last 10 months, the focus of my work has been the performance of various permutations of the wedding portrait. The repetitious act creates multiple generic couples and brings into question the false notion of autonomy promised by existentialism. The philosopher and cultural historian Michel Foucault was opposed to the idea of the existentialist project as it gives the individual the illusion of autonomy. Instead, he focussed more on ‘process’, and the idea of ‘becoming’ rather than ‘being’.

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10 Things a Photographer Should Never Do While Photographing a Wedding

10 Things a Photographer Should Never Do While Photographing a Wedding | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

With over 2 million weddings taking place each year nationwide, there are over 2 million opportunities to make mistakes-countless pitfalls just waiting for the unsuspecting wedding photographer to stumble into. Sure, they seem harmless, until you realize the danger they impart to you and your business. I don’t want you to be just another wedding photographer statistic, so, I’ve compiled a list of my top ten things a photographer should never do while photographing a wedding. If you recognize yourself in any of these, don’t beat yourself up. Remember, it hurts to grow. Now, let’s begin…

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