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Journalists Reportedly Banned From Smartphone Photography At Olympics In Sochi

Journalists Reportedly Banned From Smartphone Photography At Olympics In Sochi | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Any journalist who snaps Sepia Instagrams of their brunch at the Sochi Olympics will promptly lose their accreditation for the games. “Journalists using mobile phones to film athletes or spectators will be considered a serious violation and will result in cancellation of accreditation,” reported Vasily Konov, head of the Russian state-run R-Sports news outlet.

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The gory and grotesque art of Soviet antireligious propaganda

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 The images below are from the Soviet anti-religious magazine, Bezbozhnik, which translates to “Atheist” or “The Godless.” It ran from 1922 to 1941, and its daily edition, “The Godless at the Workplace,” ran from 1923 to 1931. The scathing publication was founded by the League of Militant Atheists, an organization of the Soviet Communist Party members, members of its youth league, workers and veterans, so while it was in many ways a party project, it was not state-sponsored satire.

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Book cover refuses to open for judgmental readers

Book cover refuses to open for judgmental readers | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Ever judged a book by its cover? Moore has reversed the idiom – designing a sleeve that scans your face and won't open unless approached without prejudice.

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You've Seen "Boyhood"--Now It's Time For The Must-Watch "Girlhood" by Celine Sciamma

You've Seen "Boyhood"--Now It's Time For The Must-Watch "Girlhood" by Celine Sciamma | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Master of the coming-of-age genre Celine Sciamma delivers what may just be the best movie of her career. Here's how she did it.

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Beautiful Portraits Of Auschwitz Survivors

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As the liberation of Auschwitz sees its 70th anniversary on Tuesday, Reuters photographers took portraits of now elderly survivors.

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CityShelf Makes It Easier For People To Skip Amazon And Buy At Indie Book Stores

CityShelf Makes It Easier For People To Skip Amazon And Buy At Indie Book Stores | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

It's about as close to Amazon-like levels of convenience as small bookstores could hope to reach.

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How Tomi Ungerer became an outcast in America

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In the second part of this exclusive essay Tomi recalls the moment his love affair with New York soured.

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Ama - The Pearl Diving Mermaids of Japan

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One of the lesser-known but fascinating parts of Japanese culture is that of the Ama pearl divers. Ama (海女 in Japanese), literally means ‘woman of the sea’ and is recorded as early as 750 in the oldest Japanese anthology of poetry, the Man’yoshu.

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Found Footage : L'origine du son de la pluie

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L'artiste geek numérique Yugo Nakamura a enregistré les sons de gouttes d'eau sur différentes surfaces : d'une goutte sur un objet, à 10 millions de gouttes sur 256 x 256 objets, il crée "L'origine du son de la pluie".

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Douglas Mandry Made These Cyanotypes with a Solarium Machine

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Fine art photographer Douglas Mandry used a solarium machine to update a printing technique as early as the history of photography: the fascinating cyanotype.

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Laurence Rasti | Fisheye

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Alors que l'homosexualité est passible de la peine de mort en Iran, la jeune photographe suisse redonne un visage à ceux qui ont fuit leur pays dans l'espoir de vivre librement. Dans la petite ville de Turquie où des centaines de réfugiés homos attendent un asile, elle signe une série tendre à découvrir dans Fisheye # 10. Rencontre.

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While homosexuality is punishable by the death penalty in Iran, the young Swiss photographer gives a face to those who have fled their country in the hope to live freely. In the small city in Turkey where hundreds of gay refugees wait an asylum, she signed a tender photo series to discover in Fisheye # 10. Meeting.
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This Massive Chart Shows The War In Afghanistan As A Numbing Litany Of Death And Destruction

This Massive Chart Shows The War In Afghanistan As A Numbing Litany Of Death And Destruction | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Follow each attack, explosion, and death in this massive visualization that captures the unprecedented scale of the leaked data.

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Federico Babina depicts famous architecture quotes as signs

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"Less is more" and "form follows beauty" are some of the famous architect quotes reimagined as roadside advertisements in these illustrations.

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"Punk was probably the most influential thing to happen to me"

"Punk was probably the most influential thing to happen to me" | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

In this interview from our latest book, influential graphic designer Neville Brody discusses the impact London's punk movement on his work.

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Robert Heinecken: Paraphotographer

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Los Angeles-based conceptualist Robert Heinecken (1931-2006) worked primarily with photography but rarely used a camera. His cross-disciplinary work employed found images culled from mass media that were then reanimated through a variety of materials and techniques—gelatin-silver prints, collage, photo-sculpture, canvases covered with photographic emulsion, among them. A self-described “paraphotographer,” Heinecken’s expanded notion of photography is evident in his oft-cited comment: “The photograph is not a picture, but an object about something.”

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This Is What Happens When You Repost an Instagram Photo 90 Times

This Is What Happens When You Repost an Instagram Photo 90 Times | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Photographer Peter Ashton mangles a portrait of Alvin Lucier, one repost at a time.

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Giant Fantasy Scenes Created by Photographing Kids on the Floor with Everyday Things

Giant Fantasy Scenes Created by Photographing Kids on the Floor with Everyday Things | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

German photographer Jan von Holleben is known for creating imaginative scenes by having kids lie on the ground and carefully arranging everyday objects around them. One of his first viral projects that featured this style was “Dreams of Flying“.

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Opening Ceremony Menswear FW15 Finds Inspiration Spike Jonze

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Opening Ceremony’s Humberto Leon and Carol Lim found inspiration in friend Spike Jonze for the fall/winter 2015 menswear collection.

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Sending A Handwritten Letter Is Now As Easy As Using Gmail

Sending A Handwritten Letter Is Now As Easy As Using Gmail | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

But does a note in your handwriting done by a bot look like it's sent from uncanny valley? We test out letter-writing company Bond to see.

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Miroslav Tichý’s Vagabond Voyeurism

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With Miroslav Tichý’s “Trap for a Voyeur” now on view atGalerie Christophe Gaillard in Paris, it’s time to decide whether the late Czech photographer’s output is sinister or seductive.

Tichý is known for capturing covert shots of unbeknowing women. The artist wandered around the streets and parks of Kyjov, Czechoslovakia, and whenever he spotted a woman he liked the look of, a body he could desire from a distance, he took her photograph. His work was surreptitious: it wasn’t that he asked her. To call him a “voyeur,” as does the exhibition’s title, is to put it lightly. 

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John Waters on Profanity, Plastic Surgery for Pets, and Justin Bieber

John Waters on Profanity, Plastic Surgery for Pets, and Justin Bieber | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

In "Beverly Hills John," John Waters takes on pressing questions like "How would Justin Bieber look after extensive plastic surgery?"

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south african photographer pieter hugo x-rays his homeland

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World acclaimed photographer, Pieter Hugo, describes his series Kin as "an engagement with the failure of the South African colonial experiment and my sense of being colonial driftwood. South Africa is such a fractured, schizophrenic, wounded, and problematic place…" In 2006, the Johannesburg native started gathering portraits and landscapes focused on his hometown raising some crucial questions such as: how does one live in this society? How do you raise a family in such a conflicted society? Hugo confesses that before getting married and having children, these questions did not trouble him; now they do.

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Photos that changed the world #9 Law of the Gun

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George Silk’s gangland slaying shot marked the beginnings of photography’s relationship with TV.

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Turkey: Pulse by Ata Kam

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Ata Kam’s PULSE was preselected for the 2014 Fotobookfestival Kassel Award. The Turkish photographer had the wonderful idea of reorganizing the photographs of his archive, which he had let accumulate since they were shot in 2010 in an almost mathematical way.

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New York: Ruven Afanador Ángel Gitano

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From now through February 28th, 2015, Throckmorton Fine Arts will be exhibiting the Ruven Afanador’s series Ángel Gitano, a series about men in the world of flamenco music. (The work is also available in a 240-page book published by Rizzoli.) Following Mil Besos (2009), a collection of photographs of flamenco’s women, and his first book Torero (2001), the Colombian fashion photographer continues his exploration of the Iberian soul and Spanish traditions, which are expressed in Ángel Gitano through dance scenes, unusual portraits and many nudes, one of Afanador’s trademarks.

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MoMA Resurrects a Lost Landmark of Black Film History

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“100 Years in Post-Production: Resurrecting a Lost Landmark of Black Film History,” currently on view at Museum of Modern Art. provides a never before seen look at 101-year-old film footage of the earliest known surviving feature film with a cast of black actors. The footage was found among 900 negatives from the Biograph Studio, which MoMA’s founding Film Curator, Iris Barry, acquired in 1939. Since all of the films featuring black cast members from the early 20th-century are considered lost, this rare discovery of the 1913 rushes launched an intensive research project to identify members of production, crew, and actors.

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