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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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Fabrice Mabillot Filles

Fabrice Mabillot Filles | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

For 20 years I was an art director for leading lingerie and swimwear brands, and I was always a little jealous of the photographers. This is how, indirectly, I learned my craft. My love for the girls was insatiable.

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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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New York: Dina Litovsky Bachelorette, the Rite of Passage

New York: Dina Litovsky Bachelorette, the Rite of Passage | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

In the last decade, the bachelorette party has become a ubiquitous rite of passage for a bride. Through this ritual, the bride-to-be is initiated into the role of a wife by her friends in a fascinating twist on traditional gender roles. The women celebrate their friend’s commitment by engaging in outwardly ‘masculine’ behavior, signifying that a woman has as much sexual freedom to lose as her partner. A ritual attempting to reinforce relationships among women is performed in a conventionally atypical female way- through a night of sexual games and indulgent drinking.

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25 Books on Women in Design

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Twenty-five books that touch on different aspects of women in the design fields, from our contributing designers, commentators, publishers, and booksellers.

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"Good design is about finding solutions..." Hall of Femmes:....... Tomoko Miho

 

Image: designs by Charlotte Perriand

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photos by Kate Barry

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monochrome portraits series, taken by photographer Kate Barry - the eldest of three daughters of famous actress and singer Jane Birkin.

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Afghanistan Style In The '20s Through '70s: Photographs Show A Lost , Fashionable Time

Afghanistan Style In The '20s Through '70s: Photographs Show A Lost , Fashionable Time | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Instead of shelled out homes and veiled women, the pictures show women wearing pencil skirts and beehive hairdos; students sporting stylish scarves around their necks and frilly blouses; men in blazers and striped shirts and models lounging on couches decked out in cable-knit sweaters and goat-skin coats, which were the country's greatest fashion export in the '60s.

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Behind-the-Scenes Photos of Women Who Want to Be Starlets

Behind-the-Scenes Photos of Women Who Want to Be Starlets | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Swiss photographer Anoush Abrar has returned again and again to Hollywood over the past decade to document the quest for stardom.

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Film noir classic kicks off screenings with a bang

Film noir classic kicks off screenings with a bang | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

t’s an indelible sequence from the film that became her best-known: A sultry Rita Hayworth, resplendent in all black, serenades a crowd in a nightclub before starting an impromptu striptease — only to be hustled offstage and into the arms of her angry husband, played by Glenn Ford.

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How A Female Photographer Sees Her Afghanistan

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Born in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in 1984, photographer Farzana Wahidy was only a teenager when the Taliban took over the country in 1996. At age 13 she was beaten in the street for not wearing a burqa, she recalls, and she describes those years as a "very closed, very dark time." To carry a camera would have been unthinkable.

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The Poor Little Rich Girls of Mexico

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The narrative of Mexico as our impoverished and drug cartel–ridden neighbor dominates most news coverage in America, but that’s only one part of a large and diverse country. Photographer Daniela Rossell brings us tales of the polar opposite segment of Mexican society with her series Ricas y Famosas, which depicts the children of Mexico’s most privileged class of society.
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The Middle East Revealed A Female Perspective

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Photography from the Middle East receives fairly little attention in the United States, and our image of the region is fashioned by journalists covering conflicts that date back to colonial times. Women are invariably represented as veiled, oppressed, deprived of their freedom by a patriarchal society, or as an untouchable beauty with dark, penetrating eyes peering out from a chador. Between exoticism and cultural simplification, the Middle East of women is codified to the point of caricature.

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Hall of Femmes

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Hall of Femmes aims to highlight the work of women in art direction and design. The project was founded in 2009 by Samira Bouabana and Angela Tillman Sperandio. It includes lectures, exhibitions and the publication of the Hall of Femmes book series, each book portraying a designer and her work through in-depth interviews and previously unpublished images.

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FotoFest 2014 Lalla Essaydi

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Lalla A. Essaydi was born in 1956 and grew up in Morocco and Saudi Arabia. She now lives in the United States, where she earned a B.F.A. at Tufts University and an M.F.A. from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in affiliation with Tufts University. Essaydi's work has encompassed painting, mixed media, and video. Recently, she has devoted herself to photography and sumptuous explorations of the image of women in Islamic society.

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New Afghan Law Disastrous for Women, Says National Geographic Photographer

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National Geographic photographer Lynsey Addario says that a new Afghan law, passed by parliament and awaiting signature by President Hamid Karzai, would effectively silence victims of domestic violence.

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MoMA | Designing Modern Women 1890–1990

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Modern design of the twentieth century was profoundly shaped and enhanced by the creativity of women---as muses of modernity and shapers of new ways of living, and as designers, patrons, performers and educators. This installation, drawn entirely from MoMA's collection, celebrates the diversity and vitality of individual artists’ engagement in the modern world, from Loïe Fuller’s pulsating turn-of-the-century performances to April Greiman's 1980s computer-generated graphics, at the vanguard of early digital design.

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Hannah Price - City of Brother Love

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Hannah Price’s series, City of Brother Love, features portraits of men in Philadelphia captured just moments after they catcall her on the street.

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Indian Project Trains Muslim Women to be Photographers, Defies Fatwa

Indian Project Trains Muslim Women to be Photographers, Defies Fatwa | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

An educational project in India is encouraging Muslim women to take up photography, in defiance of a controversial fatwa issued earlier this year that said the practice was “unIslamic.”

Woman’s advocacy group Aawaaz-e-Niswaan — which is based in the Mumbai suburb of Kurla — has trained more than a dozen women in photography skills, going against of regional customs and, now, this particular fatwa.

 
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Tina Modotti: An amazing life in photography

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The woman is turned away from the camera, her body curved into submission. Bright sunlight glances off her back, recasting her limbs into an object of abstract art. Nude on the Azotea was taken in 1924, and in the decades that followed the art world would focus almost entirely on the man who took it – the photographer Edward Weston – and little on the woman who featured in it. For years, this nameless, faceless woman, who appeared in so many of Weston’s nudes, was known only as his mistress and muse.

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Photographer Takes Portraits of Her 5-Year-Old Daughter Dressed as Famous Women from History

Photographer Takes Portraits of Her 5-Year-Old Daughter Dressed as Famous Women from History | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

To commemorate her daughter Emma’s fifth birthday, and to provide her with strong role models, photographer Jaime Moore took portraits of the girl dressed as five great women from history.

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Film Noir’s Progressive Portrayal of Women

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The femme fatale of film noir was a rebel against traditional female roles, exerting her independence and sexuality to the destructive end.
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