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On the Barbie/SI Swimsuit Cover: The Advertorial Girl

On the Barbie/SI Swimsuit Cover: The Advertorial Girl | Photography Now | Scoop.it
So, I know I’m way late on this but I’ll take the demerit points.
• So let me ask you: is it a promo for an American sport magazine’s yearly franchise editorial feature or is it an advertisement for an iconic American children’s doll?
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Advertising dollars making their way to the front page of high profile magazines is not new, but Barbie on the cover of Sports Illustrated famous swimsuit issue (on a limited number of  the total print run) is bold, and has stirred many reply's.

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Japan Week: Kazuo Yoshida: Air Blue

Japan Week: Kazuo Yoshida: Air Blue | Photography Now | Scoop.it

This week, I am thrilled to have friend, photographer and Editor of Fraction JapanYoichi Nagata, as a guest editor for Lenscratch this week.  He will be sharing the work of 5 contemporary Japanese photographers, starting today with Kazuo Yoshida.  Kazuo was born in Hyogo, Japan and now lives and work in Tokyo.

Mario Pires's insight:

Photography today seems to be becoming something that does not so much lay down and comment on facts as it intervenes in an ever-shifting present, offers perspectives into a new world, and indeed, pulls the world itself toward new directions.”

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Madness, Madness . . .

Madness, Madness . . . | Photography Now | Scoop.it

The day started with this photograph front page above the fold at the national print edition of the New York Times.

Mario Pires's insight:

"Perhaps some day we will look back and say, “Oh, there clearly was a logic to it.”  But that will be more than hindsight, for it also will be a mistake.

Whatever is happening, it is madness."

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Forms and Functions of Photobooks (Part 1) | Conscientious Photography Magazine

Forms and Functions of Photobooks (Part 1) | Conscientious Photography Magazine | Photography Now | Scoop.it

The physical form and shape of a photobook matter immensely. Photobooks are objects, designed to be looked at, to be handled, to be stored. This is a fairly obvious statement. 

Mario Pires's insight:

"The question ultimately is: does the concept of this book require the use of gatefolds, which will have the viewer interact with the book in a very specific way, and which will drive up production costs?"

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Arles 2014: An Off Year? Worse—A Disaster!

Arles 2014: An Off Year? Worse—A Disaster! | Photography Now | Scoop.it
The name of this year’s festival was “Parade.” The fatal mistake is right there in the title. A parade is festive, friendly, flamboyant. But this parade was a motley commemoration of a few nostalgic veterans celebrating a soldier whose name isn’t even unknown: François Hébel.
Mario Pires's insight:

"It’s never easy to revive the “Good old days.” The public could feel that it wasn’t a good year, but they don’t give a damn about the program! They came because they also feel that Arles is in transition, that it’s becoming a buyer’s festival, that galleries and collectors and agents are crowding in, that deals are being made, that guys and girls from all over are bringing an astounding creativity to the “off” and “off-off” sections of the festival."

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Sexisme ordinaire dans la photo : le combat de Chloé en 2014

Sexisme ordinaire dans la photo : le combat de Chloé en 2014 | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Loin des grands discours et des grandes dénonciations, Chloé s’est attaquée à ce qui est le plus difficile à dénoncer : le sexisme ordinaire. Pas celui des agressions ou du harcèlement, pas ce sexisme qui révolte tout le monde (quoique…). Non, le sexisme du quotidien, celui des petites remarques qui ne sont pas très graves, des petits coups d’œil de travers, des petites blagues. À ce sexisme qui n’a pas l’air méchant, mais qui est pourtant le symptôme d’une société inégalitaire.

Mario Pires's insight:

"Parfois, pour des séances de portraits, je me suis retrouvée avec des hommes qui n’étaient pas clairs. Ils s’approchent très près de moi, me font des allusions bizarres. D’ailleurs, l’une des raisons pour lesquelles écrire cet article m’a fait du bien, c’est que je me suis rendue compte que je n’étais pas la seule à vivre ce genre de situation."

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Ben Landa's curator insight, July 15, 8:55 AM

Ben Landa Studio is one of the best studio in San Francisco, California.provides you best marriage,party,functions video and photography
http://www.benlandastudios.com 

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V. After Liberalism

V. After Liberalism | Photography Now | Scoop.it
One of the most idiosyncratic yet unrecognized trends of the 1970s is how it was precisely then, when the prewar documentary culture from the 1920s-30s began to appear in a new light.
Mario Pires's insight:

" Are we still in the 1970s? Or, following my “crisis = documentary shift” hypothesis, might the present crisis initiated in 2008 correspond to a new documentary experience? What current experiments in the representation of emerging political subjectivities can we understand as reinventions of documentary?"

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Photobook Reviews (Week 28/2014)

Photobook Reviews (Week 28/2014) | Photography Now | Scoop.it
It’s summer, and what better way to kick back than to sit on a porch or beach or in a cafe somewhere with a good book. Or photobook. After all, who says your reading material has to be literature?
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The Daily Edit – Trending

The Daily Edit – Trending | Photography Now | Scoop.it
I enjoyed these two covers, both celebrating summer. One beautifully composed summer salad as a prepared dish, the other a delightful approach to food as graphic design.
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#LightBoxFF: Ruddy Roye and Instagram Activism

#LightBoxFF: Ruddy Roye and Instagram Activism | Photography Now | Scoop.it

This week on #LightBoxFF, TIME spoke with ‘Instagram activist’ Ruddy Roye (@ruddyroye), who punctuates his portraits and street photographs with poetic captions and has an unwavering passion to tell untold stories through a visual platform capable of reaching millions.

Mario Pires's insight:

"The purpose of my feed is to express a feeling of invisibility that I have felt for most of my career. I have always felt irrelevant and voiceless. My Instagram feed is my way of talking about the issues that plague not just me but other members of my community. For me it is not so much giving voice to the issues – I don’t believe I am qualified – but rather an attempt to amplify some of the injustices I see in my community of Bedford-Stuyvesant [in Brooklyn, New York], the African American community and the diaspora."

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Interview: Sara Cwynar

Interview: Sara Cwynar | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Sara Cwynar: Most often, I will find an image somewhere (I am always trolling old encyclopaedias, the New York public library, flea markets, photo manuals and many other sources). I will scan the image, enlarge it often to many times its original size, then rebuild the picture out of laser prints so that it is a large version of the original image tiled out of many smaller pictures.

Mario Pires's insight:

"I love working with books, it’s sort of my roots in an art practice. I am trained as a graphic designer and making books-as-art projects is how I came to art. I like the serial nature of the book, the potential in it to equalise a large number of images, making one no less important than the next, in opposition to the way that work in a gallery is often a smaller number of very preciously treated images completely extracted from the context you get in a book."

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Revisiting the Winogrand Archive: Philip Lorca diCorcia in Conversation with Leo Rubinfien

Revisiting the Winogrand Archive: Philip Lorca diCorcia in Conversation with Leo Rubinfien | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Photographer Philip-Lorca diCorcia (known as PL) speaks with Rubinfien about the complexities of Winogrand’s work, which has often been mischaracterized as “street photography,” the legacy of curator John Szarkowski, and the new meanings we may discover today by revisiting this influential photographer.

Mario Pires's insight:

"Winogrand was often combative and sometimes defensive, and his evasiveness sometimes expressed this. But more importantly, he understood how untranslatable a photograph is, how it says something that can’t be said in speech. I think that the main reason he resisted explaining himself was that he didn’t want to smother under a pile of words that special, poetic ambiguity that makes a photograph beautiful."

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Photography Lessons From Reid Callanan, Cristina De Middel, Todd Hido and Others

Photography Lessons From Reid Callanan, Cristina De Middel, Todd Hido and Others | Photography Now | Scoop.it
In an excerpt from a new Aperture book, photographers share assignments, exercises and advice that will challenge and inspire photographers of all levels.
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This is a book i will certainly look into.

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Reflections on LOOKbetween 2014

Reflections on LOOKbetween 2014 | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Since 2006, the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph has brought some of the best international photography practitioners, educators and industry professionals to Charlottesville, Virginia where "[the festival] transforms the historic pedestrian center into a public arts experience."1 The festival runs three consecutive years, followed by a fourth year in which it hosts the innovative and dynamic mentoring event,LOOKbetween2, that brings together some of the world's emerging photographic talents.

Mario Pires's insight:

"Yet, regardless of the difference in genres, styles or intentions, the sense of overall community, camaraderie and collaboration was inspirational. The work of today's emerging photographers also served as a reminder that without their dedication and bravery, many stories across the world might never be shared; their efforts are not to be taken for granted, we are dependent on them."

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Will Your Photos Outlast You?

Will Your Photos Outlast You? | Photography Now | Scoop.it

One of my ongoing interests—I won’t use the word concerns because that could imply worry or anxiety—is how long my images will last.

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“Finding Vivian Maier”… vues sur une oeuvre argentique au temps du numérique

“Finding Vivian Maier”… vues sur une oeuvre argentique au temps du numérique | Photography Now | Scoop.it
A la recherche de Vivian Maier (Finding Vivian Maier), le film de John Maloof (et Charlie Siskel), est si ambigu qu’il laisse son spectateur dans une sorte d’excitation inquiète.
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Luigi Ghirri, the Absolute Fascination of the Image

Luigi Ghirri, the Absolute Fascination of the Image | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Luigi Ghirri (born in Scandiano, Italy, 1943 – Reggio Emilia, Italy, 1992) is one of the most influential European photographers of ’900.  A concrete curiosity for the world around us and an interest for the conceptual side of act of ‘Looking’, move his elegant, suspended urban visions and modern landscapes.
Mario Pires's insight:

“Not at photography school, studio, or photojournalist agency, instead my experience born by generally looking for the Image around me, and by an endless passion, a bit naive, just straight pulsing for the Art world” 

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David Bailey | The Talks

David Bailey | The Talks | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Mr. Bailey, would you swear in front of the Queen?


No, if you’re going to accept the Queen you have to accept the tradition. You know, I’ve got nothing against monarchy. I think there are too many hangers-on, but that’s also a cliché thing to say. I doubt she’d be too shocked. She’s been around; she’s not stupid.

Mario Pires's insight:

"Well, I avoid celebrities. I’m not really interested in people that come with PR. That’s probably why I can’t work in America, because I don’t take all that bullshit. I don’t know how people like Bruce Weber manage, because it would drive me mad. All these silly people who don’t know anything that come with celebrities and try to tell you what to do. It’s madness! They brought it on themselves, the magazines. They should have been stricter. They should have said, “No, we’re not showing you. We’re doing the interview and that’s that.” But instead they pander to them and in the end they end up owning you. Those magazines are owned by the celebrities, really."

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Water Lillies, Alvin Langdon Coburn

Water Lillies, Alvin Langdon Coburn | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Water Lillies
Alvin Langdon Coburn, British, b. United States 1882 - 1966

ca. 1907

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#BringBackOurHashtag: Activism, Hacktivism & Photography in the Social Media Sphere

#BringBackOurHashtag: Activism, Hacktivism & Photography in the Social Media Sphere | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Social media activism is an undeniably important part of public protest, and photography plays a particularly vital part in these virtual demonstrations.
Mario Pires's insight:

"It seems hard to justify the claim that social media is supplanting traditional protest, when in many cases the two seem to be working in conjunction. Traditional protest increasingly looks like an opportunity to advertise social media campaigns (think of the ubiquity of signs and banners bearing hashtags) and social media campaigns often catalyze public protest by raising the visibility of issues that drive people into the streets."

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Instagram and Anxiety of the Photographer – Part III

Instagram and Anxiety of the Photographer – Part III | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Over the past few years, iPhoneography has created a new form of photography that has and will continue to re-structure how we interface with technology, gather and generate data, and how we create narratives. iPhone (and similar smartphone) users employ mobile photography to disseminate mass amounts of information, to subvert cultural institutions, and for political rallying. These behaviors parallel the same strategies of the radical Avant-Garde art movements of the 20th century.

Mario Pires's insight:

"I’m well aware that the production of technological devices has looming consequences on the world’s natural resources. High-tech facilities leach natural resources, and new technologies replace prior generations at faster rates than raw materials can keep up with. The anxiety of thisphotographer is the uncertainty of our planet’s ability to maintain healthy human life given our desire for technological progress. As Nature falls apart I’m sure I’ll take a picture and when we get there Nature will already provide the collage."

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‘Portrait of Partnership’: A Photographers Homage to a Failed Relationship

‘Portrait of Partnership’: A Photographers Homage to a Failed Relationship | Photography Now | Scoop.it

A woman stands against a gray sky, the low light of the sinking sun glints off her glasses. Her hair is in a bun. She is attractive, but not conventionally beautiful.

Beth: It’s the name of a series of photographs that Matthew Swarts — a widely published Somerville, Massachusetts-based photographer trained at Princeton and Mass Art — calls a “portrait of partnership.

Mario Pires's insight:

"When the couple parted ways recently, Swarts, an ever-restless artist, started reworking some of the photographs, layering images of graph paper over the original “straight” photographs to obscure Beth’s face and acknowledge change. The woman we’ve become accustomed to looking at fades from flesh and blood into a kind of diagram, a map, or schema, perhaps, of how Beth is stored in Matthew’s brain."

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Stephen Gill : “Talking to Ants”

Stephen Gill : “Talking to Ants” | Photography Now | Scoop.it

English photographer Stephen Gil has chosen his home neighbourhood of Hackney in London as his creative arena. This working class borough undergoing gentrification is associated with bohemia and the building work around the Olympic Games. In his Talking to Ants series, Gill pursues his efforts at immersion by putting found objects in the camera, reinventing the position of landscape in the image.

Mario Pires's insight:

"Talking to Ants is a kind of state of mind for me during the picture-making process. Perhaps the title stems from childhood immersion and tapping into a similar frame of mind where you loose yourself with objects, creatures and thoughts. It is a kind of freedom but in way, perhaps, for the subject too, as it allows both me and the subject to breathe and get to the other side of the glass wall that you sometimes reach at the parameters of a photographic study or project."

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Ben Landa's curator insight, July 8, 2:08 AM

Ben Landa Studio is one of the best studio in San Francisco, California.provides you best marriage,party,functions video and photography.
http://www.benlandastudios.com

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QUESTION | La démarche photographique peut-elle être plus importante que la réalisation ?

QUESTION | La démarche photographique peut-elle être plus importante que la réalisation ? | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Nous aimons les photographies, les collectionnons, et bien sûr, nous les partageons. Nous les aimons pour leur beauté formelle, leur puissance de témoignage, leur expressivité ou leur intelligence.
Mario Pires's insight:

"Si la photographie finale est désormais moins importante, que devient la notion d’auteur ? Vito Acconci est-il l’auteur de ses photos ou est-ce le programme qui en est l’auteur ? Et que dire de l’œuvre de Dennis Oppenheim où ce n’est même pas lui qui a réalisé la photo finale ? Avec l’apparition de cette photographie conceptuelle, c’est toute la notion d’auteur qui se déplace. Il devient alors possible de faire des photos sans auteur, bientôt d’être l’auteur de photos qu’on n’a pas prises."

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William Coupon: The Punks of New York

William Coupon: The Punks of New York | Photography Now | Scoop.it

William Coupon has a long legacy of portrait photography. For this post, I am featuring a series captured in the late seventies that showcases the music scene that defined a generation. 

Mario Pires's insight:

"I became interested in formal studio portraits in 1979 while observing it’s lower Manhattan youth (my peers) and it’s present counter-culture, and decided early on to use a single-light source and simple mottled backdrop, and when I needed to, I would set this up as a portable studio, one highly mobile. This was then used to document global sub-cultures. Many of the projects – referred to as “Social Studies” – became documents of indigenous people."

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The Daily Edit – The New York Times Magazine: Dylan Coulter

The Daily Edit – The New York Times Magazine: Dylan Coulter | Photography Now | Scoop.it
The New York Times MagazineDirector of Photography: Kathy Ryan
Associate Photo Editor: Clinton Cargill
Art Director: Gail Bichler
Designer: Raul Aguila
Photographer: Dylan Coulter
Mario Pires's insight:

"The goal of the project was to both photograph and create short films of the world’s best soccer players. We would travel to them, take portraits, create multiple exposure photographs of a particular skill each player is known for and make a short film about each athlete. The overarching idea was to focus on the athletic prowess and physicality of each athlete and capture that in an unexpected way."

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