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Why Time Magazine Used Instagram To Cover Hurricane Sandy - Forbes

Why Time Magazine Used Instagram To Cover Hurricane Sandy - Forbes | Photography and society | Scoop.it
To document the effects of Hurricane Sandy on the northeast, Time magazine turned to Instagram, a.k.a. that iPhone app your sister-in-law uses to document her creative table settings. And the results were impressive.
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With Sandy, Instagram Gaining on Twitter for Citizen Journalism

With Sandy, Instagram Gaining on Twitter for Citizen Journalism | Photography and society | Scoop.it
Instagram told the tale of the elements this week as users shared photos of riot fires in San Francisco and flooding on the East Coast.
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The photographer at Auschwitz: Man forced to take chilling images of inmates and their Nazi guards was haunted until his death at 94

The photographer at Auschwitz: Man forced to take chilling images of inmates and their Nazi guards was haunted until his death at 94 | Photography and society | Scoop.it
Photographer Wilhelm Brasse (pictured) was forced to take photographs of frightened children and victims of gruesome medical experiments at Auschwitz.
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100 Ideas That Changed Photography

100 Ideas That Changed Photography | Photography and society | Scoop.it
From the camera obscura to the iPhone, or why photography is an art of continuous reinvention.
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MoMA | Celebrating 75 Years of Walker Evans’s American Photographs

MoMA | Celebrating 75 Years of Walker Evans’s American Photographs | Photography and society | Scoop.it
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Slide Show: Trevor Paglen's Photographs of Secret Government Activity

Slide Show: Trevor Paglen's Photographs of Secret Government Activity | Photography and society | Scoop.it
In his article “Prying Eyes,” in this week’s issue, Jonah Weiner writes about the artist Trevor Paglen, who uses specialized equipment to document sites of secret government activity.
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War/Photography by Geoff Dyer | LightBox | TIME.com

War/Photography by Geoff Dyer  | LightBox | TIME.com | Photography and society | Scoop.it
A new show at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston examines the relationship between war and photography and how that relationship has changed over time.
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Before Photoshop, Artists Retouched Greatness

Before Photoshop, Artists Retouched Greatness | Photography and society | Scoop.it
Faking It, a new exhibit at the Met, examines the history of the doctored-up image, from its beginnings less than a decade after the practical camera was introduced to the early years of digital media.
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How to Shut Down Reddit's CreepShots Once and for All: Name Names

How to Shut Down Reddit's CreepShots Once and for All: Name Names | Photography and society | Scoop.it
A 25-year-old female Redditor has finally come up with a way to beat Reddit's r/CreepShots posters at their own game: compile their personal information and report them to their bosses and local authorities.
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Creepshots and revenge porn: how paparazzi culture affects women

Creepshots and revenge porn: how paparazzi culture affects women | Photography and society | Scoop.it
The row over topless pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge continues. But Kate is not alone.
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Alfred Stieglitz: The Eloquent Eye, a Revealing Look at “The Father of Modern Photography”

Alfred Stieglitz: The Eloquent Eye, a Revealing Look at “The Father of Modern Photography” | Photography and society | Scoop.it
More than anyone else, Alfred Stieglitz helped raise the status of photography to the level of art. As a photographer, publisher and gallery owner, Stieglitz was a key figure in the birth of American modernism.
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Why Polaroid Was the Apple of Its Time | Wired Design | Wired.com

Why Polaroid Was the Apple of Its Time | Wired Design | Wired.com | Photography and society | Scoop.it
It's easy to forget now, but instant camera maker Polaroid once matched the mythos — and ubiquity — of Apple. Much like Steve Jobs, founder Edwin Land was single-minded in his determination to create unique products with a strong affinity for design.
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Mostly True: Instagram, the Devil, and You

Mostly True: Instagram, the Devil, and You | Photography and society | Scoop.it
When a photojournalist uses Instagram, the devil smiles. He keeps it handy, in the top drawer of his toolbox, sitting right next to true love.
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InstaSnopes: Sorting the Real Sandy Photos From the Fakes

InstaSnopes: Sorting the Real Sandy Photos From the Fakes | Photography and society | Scoop.it
A pictorial investigation bureau, at your service.
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Stop Instagramming and get a life: How cell phone cameras ruin real moments | Digital Trends

Stop Instagramming and get a life: How cell phone cameras ruin real moments | Digital Trends | Photography and society | Scoop.it
Having access to a camera 24/7 doesn’t mean you have to use it. In many cases, the world would actually be a better place if you just left it in your pocket.
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New Fashion Blog Lets You Spy In Real-Time on Williamsburg Hipsters

New Fashion Blog Lets You Spy In Real-Time on Williamsburg Hipsters | Photography and society | Scoop.it
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is increasingly coming to resemble an all-year, urban Gathering of the Juggalos.
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The Unretouched Images Victoria's Secret Doesn't Want You to See

The Unretouched Images Victoria's Secret Doesn't Want You to See | Photography and society | Scoop.it
kroBack in August, Victoria's Secret accidentally published a set of two dozen raw, unretouched images from a photo shoot with supermodel Doutzen Kroes.
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How the US Govt Accidentally Created the Golden Age of American Photography

How the US Govt Accidentally Created the Golden Age of American Photography | Photography and society | Scoop.it
[caption id="attachment_80590" align="aligncenter" width="620"] “Corn Along a River” Marion Post Wolcott, 1940. Library of Congress.[/caption]

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Charity president unhappy about Paul Ryan soup kitchen ‘photo op’

Charity president unhappy about Paul Ryan soup kitchen ‘photo op’ | Photography and society | Scoop.it
Charity president unhappy about Paul Ryan soup kitchen ‘photo op’...
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Collectively Photographing Fracking

Collectively Photographing Fracking | Photography and society | Scoop.it
The Marcellus Shale Documentary Project, a collective of photographers who are documenting fracking in places like rural Pennsylvania, confront a difficult question: how do you photograph something that's invisible?
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'Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher': the vision of photographer Edward Curtis

'Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher': the vision of photographer Edward Curtis | Photography and society | Scoop.it
Seattle author Timothy Egan's powerful new biography...
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Pedro Meyer

Mexican photographer Pedro Meyer speak about his foundation and how its bringing developments in photography to Mexico.
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The Online Photographer: Edward S. Curtis Sets Auction House Record

The Online Photographer: Edward S. Curtis Sets Auction House Record | Photography and society | Scoop.it
The top lot in today's auction of Fine Photographs & Photobooks was also the top lot ever sold at New York City's Swann Galleries. A set of Edward S. Curtis's magnum opus, The North American Indian, complete with 20 text...
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