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French paper published without photographs

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The French newspaper Libération published its entire issue yesterday without photographs. It was aimed at showing the importance of photography at a time when photojournalists are being laid off while continuing to risk their lives in conflict zones.

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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.

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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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Crisp and vibrant design work from ECAL graduate Clement Rouzaud

Crisp and vibrant design work from ECAL graduate Clement Rouzaud | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Another talented graduate from ECAL in Lausanne, Clement Rouzaud’s portfolio is a bounty of solid graphic design work. It’s the kind of clean and considered work we’ve come to expect from the Swiss design hub, and it’s Clement’s use of colours that we’re especially fond of. Much of the designer’s work is poster-based showcasing exhibitions for art and furniture shows, where plain sans serif typefaces are interspersed with stock-like imagery and graphic flourishes.

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Aaron Wojack captures America in all its sun-kissed glory

Aaron Wojack captures America in all its sun-kissed glory | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Aaron Wojack’s work is a sun-kissed delight, fizzing with energy and good vibes. Which is why it doesn’t come as too much of a surprise to learn they were commissioned by Virgin, though Aaron’s skill and the vibrancy he imbues each photo with makes them feel beautifully personal for a commercial project.

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Catherine Ingram and Andrew Rae take Warhol back in time

Catherine Ingram and Andrew Rae take Warhol back in time | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Part art history lesson, part homage to "Where’s Wally?" Catherine Ingram and Andrew Rae’s new book asks readers to find pop artist Andy Warhol in a set of scenarios throughout time.

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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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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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"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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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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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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Submit Saturdays: hypnotic digital media art by Sam Cannon

Submit Saturdays: hypnotic digital media art by Sam Cannon | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

We are thrilled to launch Submit Saturdays, a year long series of articles in partnership with Squarespace. Be it a professional work website, a shop, a social enterprise or a site that hosts a personal project, Submit Saturdays will showcase the work of creatives around the world who use the online platform Squarespace. This is a great new opportunity to share your projects and ideas with our readers.

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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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Oscars 2016 live updates: 'Spotlight' wins best picture, DiCaprio gets his statue, 'Mad Max' cleans up

Oscars 2016 live updates: 'Spotlight' wins best picture, DiCaprio gets his statue, 'Mad Max' cleans up | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

At the 88th Academy Awards, "Spotlight," a film about the Boston Globe's investigation into priest abuse, won for best picture, taking home its second award of the night. Leonardo DiCaprio, heavily favored to win for lead actor, was not disappointed in his sixth chance to take home an Oscar. His director, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, had just gotten his second directing win in a row for "The Revenant." The film came into the night with the most nominations at 12 and got three.

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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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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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Digital Strategies in Genre Defining-Magazines

Digital Strategies in Genre Defining-Magazines | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Digital Strategies in Genre-Defining Magazines is a research project initiated by the Master in Art Direction at ECAL. The project took place over a series of workshops, conferences and interviews between the autumn semester of 2013 and the spring semester of 2015.

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Why is Steven Spielberg considered one of, if not the, greatest director of all time?

Why is Steven Spielberg considered one of, if not the, greatest director of all time? | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
Spielberg is a unique filmmaker in his ability to tell uncynical stories. There's a grand sense of adventure, and doesn’t that always stand in for a theme of human achievement? Of human possibility? That’s what many of his films represent (even when the morality or pragmatism of that advancement is questioned), but on a simpler note, Spielberg succeeds because he’s able to make jaws drop. Sometimes it’s because of human cruelty/kindness, a terrifying nightmare, or because a huge valley is filled with living dinosaurs.
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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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Easter Eggs Are Design Canvases for These Zoetrope Animations

Easter Eggs Are Design Canvases for These Zoetrope Animations | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

All holidays are increasingly disappointing as you get older, but few have as precipitous a fall-off in excitement as Easter. It goes from a festive day of games, chocolates, and bunnies, to a holiday about the zombie-ish resurrection of a murder victim that’s on a goddamn Sunday so that you don’t even get an extra day off work. So if you need to inject a little joy into your Easter, check out the video below. Jiri Zemanek of Czech Technical University turned eggs into festive little zoetropes by inscribing them with patterns and rotating them, creating an animated effect. The Easter Bunny may not be real, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get into the spirit of this now only marginally religious Hershey’s-sponsored holiday.

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Step Into A Playfully Disorienting Pastel Digital Art World

Step Into A Playfully Disorienting Pastel Digital Art World | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The bright colors in Blake Kathryn’s digital artworks draw you in first. The saturated colors make each piece feel futuristic— as if every work is a message sent from some other time or a parallel universe. “By no means did the palette I work with become intentional,” Kathryn tells The Creators Project. “I've always used bright, saturated tones on flat illustrations as they strike me as bold yet welcoming.

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Celebrate Winter's End with Inverted Footage of Melting Snow

Celebrate Winter's End with Inverted Footage of Melting Snow | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
Glenn Venghaus turns melting snow into something a bit more cinematic.
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Soutenez la réédition française de la norme graphique de la NASA

Soutenez la réédition française de la norme graphique de la NASA | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Le duo de graphistes Syndicat (Sacha Léopold & François Havegeer) se lance, avec leur compère Kévin Lartaud, dans l’aventure de l’édition avec la toute fraîche maison Empire. Rêve de gosse ou fantasme de designer, si cet objet vous intrigue, il ne tient qu’à vous de soutenir ce projet pour qu’il devienne réalité.

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ECAL Graphic Design celebrated in gorgeous new book

ECAL Graphic Design celebrated in gorgeous new book | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The university is currently showing its ECAL Graphic Design exhibition, and to mark the show it has published a book of the same name with JRP|Ringier. The publication celebrates the work of students from the last five years in its Graphic Design Bachelor and Art Direction Master courses.

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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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