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Work Table of photographer

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Work Table of photographer, with equipment and images pinned to the wall
Unidentified
ca. 1885
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omar victor diop presents remixed portraits of africa's past at design indaba

omar victor diop presents remixed portraits of africa's past at design indaba | Photography Now | Scoop.it
with one eye on history and the other on contemporary culture, senegalese design indaba speaker omar victor diop describes themes of identity and heritage through his photographic lens.

Via Arcangel Images
Mario Pires's insight:

"Staged portraits depict the fresh faces of the continent’s  creative and ambitious urban culture. in this series, the objective is to go beyond the aesthetic depiction of a beautiful youth – instead it seeks to illustrate a era which endeavors to showcase the african urban universe and its ever-expanding creative exchanges."

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Sublimer l’obésité : le travail de Yossi Loloi

Sublimer l’obésité : le travail de Yossi Loloi | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Yossi Loloi, photographe italien, est l’auteur d’un projet photo qui entend sublimer la beauté des femmes obèses : The Full beauty project.
Mario Pires's insight:

"Dans mon travail, je fais le portrait de ce qu’une femme obèse représente pour moi. Je me concentre sur leur féminité et la plénitude qui s’en dégage afin de protester contre la discrimination dont ces femmes souffrent à cause des médias et de notre société."

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Roma // Rome (by William Klein, 1956)

Roma // Rome (by William Klein, 1956) | Photography Now | Scoop.it

In 1956, a 28-year old William Klein arrived in Rome, fresh from the debut of his now classic monograph “Life Is Good & Good for You in New York”, to assist Federico Fellini on his film Nights of Cabiria. Filming was delayed, and so Klein instead strolled about the city in the company of Fellini, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Alberto Moravia and other avant-garde Italian writers and artists who served as his guides.

Mario Pires's insight:

As Fellini said, “Rome is a movie, and Klein did it.”

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Le World Press confirme le prix d’un sujet mis en scène

Le World Press confirme le prix d’un sujet mis en scène | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Après trois jours d’enquête et de dialogue entre le World Press Photo, le photographe Giovanni Troilo et la mairie de Charleroi, la fondation néerlandaise a décidé de confirmer le prix du photographe italien. Les photos de Giovanni Troilo étaient bien des mises en scène comme le démontre le témoignage d’un de ses modèles, Philippe Genion, en commentaire de l’article d’OAI13
Mario Pires's insight:

Perhaps now we can accept that "objectivity" is something that is only a theoretical "feel good" notion, that no one has ever seen in the real world.

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The Art of the Personal Project: Geoff Levy

The Art of the Personal Project: Geoff Levy | Photography Now | Scoop.it
As a former Art Producer, I have always been drawn to personal projects because they are the sole vision of the photographer and not an extension of an art director, photo editor, or graphic designer.
Mario Pires's insight:

"Since I’m shooting for my own self, the only governing rules are my tastes. When shooting portfolio work, you have the intention of adding a brand to it. Those projects have commercial contexts – but it’s freeing to make something that makes you happy. And that joy comes through, somehow."

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Colin Pantall's blog: We Always Lie to Strangers

Colin Pantall's blog: We Always Lie to Strangers | Photography Now | Scoop.it

So as well as technical manipulation in WPP - which I think is really quite clear and simple as far as it goes - there is now the question of false representation and truth.

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The Charleroi incident on this year World Press Photo contest goes beyond the usual "digital manipulation" accusations, and it is much more interesting to follow. 

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The Connection PTT an Icon of Dutch industrial photography books Graphic Design Jurriaan Schrofer Violette Cornelius Photography

The Connection PTT an Icon of Dutch industrial photography books Graphic Design Jurriaan Schrofer Violette Cornelius Photography | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Jan Elburg (1919-1992) was a poet and lecturer at the Institute for Arts and Crafts Education in Amsterdam. His poetry was brisk and locked into the dynamics of post-war optimism as proclaimed in the company photobook.

Mario Pires's insight:

"The commemoration book contains full bleeding images of twenty-five years of (professional) looking and choosing, tasting and testing, in everyday life. The language is proverbial and the text fragments are reproduced on thin transparent paper. The edition includes an English language academic text on the book topic."

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Infobésité : la photo peut-elle rendre un data-center sexy ?

Infobésité : la photo peut-elle rendre un data-center sexy ? | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Alors que l’allégé semble une valeur si positive qu’une marque de soda vient récemment de remplacer light par life, le monde de l’information, lui, ne cesse de grossir : infobésité, Big Data, surcharge informationnelle.
Mario Pires's insight:

"Blanche aseptisée : importance de la ventilation et d’un air froid dans ces lieux où les machines dégagent beaucoup de chaleur. La couleur rouge est peu employée : associée au danger et au risque d’incendie, elle reste inquiétante. Le bleu : il évoque les profondeurs océaniques, un monde mystérieux mais naturel ; et surtout la climatisation, le refroidissement des salles."

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New York : Eliot Elisofon at Gitterman Gallery

New York : Eliot Elisofon at Gitterman Gallery | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Eliot Elisofon was born on the Lower East Side of New York City in 1911 to immigrant parents of modest means. His mother ensured that he was well-educated and took him to museums, concerts and parks.

Mario Pires's insight:

"Over the years, Elisofon travelled to six continents, covering an estimated 2,000,000 miles. His work appeared in LIFE for almost 30 years and 19 books of his work were published during his lifetime."

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CHAN DICK. A CONVERSATION WITH THE WINNER OF HONG KONG PHOTO BOOK AWARDS

CHAN DICK. A CONVERSATION WITH THE WINNER OF HONG KONG PHOTO BOOK AWARDS | Photography Now | Scoop.it
BY SHEUNG YIU
Chan Dick (陳的) is a commercial photographer whose personal work has caught as much as, if not more, public attention as his commercial work .
Mario Pires's insight:

"The work I put out in the past, no matter commercial or personal, are conceptual. I spent a lot of time finding venues and subjects. Each photo story is meticulously planned. I spent substantial time and resources on each image and thus each story is composed of few photos only."

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The Art of the Portfolio Show. Minneapolis Art Producers Share Their Insights with The Community Table. Part 2: The Main Course

The Art of the Portfolio Show.  Minneapolis Art Producers Share Their Insights with The Community Table.  Part 2:  The Main Course | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Welcome to our 6th series of posts where we share the results from our conversations held directly with community leaders about top-of-mind photo-industry issues. 

Mario Pires's insight:

"You want to be fair. I don’t want someone taking the job for $5,000 when it’s $10,000 worth of work. We need to make sure we’re keeping industry standards up and not taking advantage of someone that is just hungry for work."

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Kendall McMinimy: Cropping to Circles

Kendall McMinimy: Cropping to Circles | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Kendall McMinimy creates pristine and complex work that could easily be mistaken for drawings or paintings and it is this abstract quality of unknowing that makes the work so interesting.

Mario Pires's insight:

"Inspired by Robert Rauschenberg’s 1960s transfer prints, Cropping to Circles fuses photography and printmaking. Minimal signifiers and uncertain authorship amplify ambiguities, create associations and metaphorical gaps, and stretch the legibility of representation."

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Slicing, Splicing and Dicing in ‘The Bungalow’ | AMERICAN SUBURB X

Slicing, Splicing and Dicing in ‘The Bungalow’ | AMERICAN SUBURB X | Photography Now | Scoop.it
I could lament on a narrative that these images might convey – a sort of comment on the very conception of human life, of birth and rebirth and memory and the way each of us will find a different meaning for these images – but that would, I feel, be missing the point.
Mario Pires's insight:

"The delirious flow of images in The Bungalow are edited into chapters that I’m not sure I fully understand, and there is so much going on that our minds work overtime in trying to create some sort of order."

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Wu Zhengzhong’s “Venus of Qingdao”

Wu Zhengzhong’s “Venus of Qingdao” | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Since Botticelli’s Birth of Venus (1485), a masterpiece that has fascinated generations of artists for its beauty and sexual symbols, various photographers from around the world have taken inspiration from the piece, consciously or unconsciously, associating the female body with the sea, like a subliminal quest to find the “origin of the world,” the origin of life in all its simplicity.

Mario Pires's insight:

"On a summer day in 2009, Wu encountered at a Qingdao seaside resort a handful of masked bathers. Finding it curious, he took a picture. Returning to the same spot in 2012, he noticed that the number of masked divers had not only increased, but now they were wearing full-body suits."

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Werner Mansholt: Elvis Never Dies

Werner Mansholt: Elvis Never Dies | Photography Now | Scoop.it

German photographer, Werner Mansholt's new project documents a festival inspired by the very American icon, Elvis Presley and interpreted and celebrated in Bad Nauheim, Germany, where Elvis spent time as a soldier. Werner captures attendees that feel far from German, but instead could be born and raised in Tennessee.

Mario Pires's insight:

"Trying to relieve the period, people dressed up in 1960s fashion, meet up and parade restored Cadillacs and other cars of the decade.
The town is awash with Elvis merchandise and memorabilia; musical bands play the “King of Rock’s” old songs."

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The Borders of Russia

The Borders of Russia | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Documentary study of the Russian border exploring the connection between the disturbance of territorial boundaries, identities and collective memory.
Mario Pires's insight:

"The project does not simply document the physical border and its constantly changing nature, but serves as a study of cultural symbols associated with the collective identity and landscape as its metaphorical representation."

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Joost de Raeymaeker a photographié le gavage des femmes en Mauritanie

Joost de Raeymaeker a photographié le gavage des femmes en Mauritanie | Photography Now | Scoop.it

On nous vend du régime à toutes les sauces pour rendre nos corps minces et musclés. En Mauritanie, la réalité est cependant toute autre : l’obésité est traditionnellement un des critères de beauté par excellence et les hommes aiment se perdre dans les replis du corps de leur femme. Accompagné de la journaliste Abigail Haworth, Joost de Raeymaeker a photographié ces jeunes femmes mauritaniennes contraintes d’absorber de grandes quantités de nourriture pour prendre du poids en un temps records.

Mario Pires's insight:

"Une femme locale reçoit de l’argent des familles qui y envoient leurs filles pour un «jour férié». Si elles ne mangent pas tout ce qu’on leur donne, elles sont physiquement punies. Comme je disais, la pression sociale est si élevée qu’elles ne peuvent pas vraiment refuser."

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Les symboles de la photographie : une question encore peu explorée ?

Les symboles de la photographie : une question encore peu explorée ? | Photography Now | Scoop.it

En travaillant sur l’histoire de la Société anonyme des arts graphiques de Genève (SADAG), je tombe aux détours de mes recherches sur une magnifique affiche publicitaire datée des environs de 1900, pour un procédé de trichromogravure mis au point et employé par cette société.

Mario Pires's insight:

"Parce qu’on en tire une huile multi-usage, j’ai un moment envisagé que le tournesol puisse faire référence à l’encre grasse employée pour imprimer des matrices phototypiques."

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In Conversation: Daniel Everett and John Houck

In Conversation: Daniel Everett and John Houck | Photography Now | Scoop.it

So a few months ago I met Lucas Blalock and you came up in the conversation. I was trying to put together how I first met you, but for some reason I couldn’t remember. I knew that I had seen your work around back during the I Heart Photograph days and had been impressed with it. I was also really interested in the Loosee project you were running. I guess I just emailed you.

Mario Pires's insight:

"I do think every generation goes through some fundamental shifts in perception, but each one is similar yet different. The shift the internet has bought about is quite different from broadcast television. Of course there is a continuum there, but they are different models and encourage a different sense of the world. Our metaphors are different than the prior generations. It seems the platform of I Heart Photograph and the internet allowed us to connect."

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Le dialogue photo-littéraire d’Alice Zeniter et Raphaël Neal

Le dialogue photo-littéraire d’Alice Zeniter et Raphaël Neal | Photography Now | Scoop.it
La collection Collatéral des éditions le Bec en l’air croise la littérature et la photographie et établit un dialogue nouveau entre le mot et l’image par la rencontre de deux artistes. Dans De qui aurais-je crainte ?
Mario Pires's insight:

"Comme hors du temps, l’homme aussi étrange que majestueux ne montre jamais son visage. Il apparait comme une réponse à la dépersonnalisation et l’aliénation provoquées par la modernité, la recherche d’un salut face aux angoisses et aux blessures du quotidien."

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Place and Vision: The Artistic Legacy of Masumi Hayashi

Place and Vision: The Artistic Legacy of Masumi Hayashi | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Masumi Hayashi was a tenured photography professor at Cleveland State University for 24 years. I was fortunate to have been a student of hers for 5 of those years, 1994-1999.

Mario Pires's insight:

"Masumi Hayashi is perhaps best known for creating striking panoramic photo collages, using smaller color photographs (typically 4-by-6-inch prints) like tiles in a mosaic. Many of these large panoramic pieces involve more than one hundred smaller photographic prints; the rotational scope of the assembled collage can be 360 degrees or even 540 degrees. Much of her work explores socially uncomfortable spaces, including prisons, relocation camps, and Superfund cleanup sites."

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Thanks to Beth Dubber for this poignant piece on Masumi Hayashi. The artist's story - born in an American detainment camp, a successful and sensitive photographer and teacher, murdered senselessly in her apartment building hallway - traverses the depths of emotion, but it's the photographs that stop you in your tracks with their depth of feeling, and terrible beauty.


Composed of hundreds of smaller photos, Hayashi's images of relocation/detainment camps, cityscapes (Cleveland, Ohio) and other sites of power, often misused or misguided, feel sacred to me. Especially the amazing skies in many of the images. Incredible beauty in settings that are mostly desolate and representative of the worst of what human beings do to each other. Looking at them feels like praying.

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Aira (by Robert Mapplethorpe, 1979)

Aira (by Robert Mapplethorpe, 1979) | Photography Now | Scoop.it

“I never liked Photography… Not photography itself. I like the object. I like the pictures when you have them on hand.” – Robert Mapplethorpe

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Le policier était photographe

Au fil du temps, la police a appréhendé le médium photographique dans ses missions quotidiennes. La photo comme preuve du réel est devenu un indispensable de la panoplie de l’enquêteur. Mais, au contact d’un appareil photo, certains représentants de l’ordre ont développé un véritable talent artistique. Où quand le policier devient un artiste.

Mario Pires's insight:

À travers le monde, beaucoup de départements de police se retrouvent sur Instagram : à New York,TorontoWashington ou même Dubaï. Mais certaines polices locales suivent l’esprit créatif (voire récréatif) d’Instagram.

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everything will be ok

everything will be ok | Photography Now | Scoop.it
The chronicle of a journey that starts with an emotional collapse and ends, through a long healing walk, with the assumption that after all life is always worth the struggle.
Mario Pires's insight:

"The ink on the book’s cover reacts to temperature, changing color whenever it is touched, and leaving the fingerprints of the reader visible for some time. It is, in a way, a living book that mutates and adapts according to the viewer, whose warmth and contact heals the darkness."

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Photographers whose work I like - No26/ Anton Renborg

Photographers whose work I like - No26/ Anton Renborg | Photography Now | Scoop.it
 
I came across Anton Renborg's beautiful bookwork, Notices de la Corse in Paris last November. Anton was kind enough to agree to a book swap and his book arrived this week. Anton is a Swedish photographer who is based in both Paris and Stockholm.
Mario Pires's insight:

"Notices de la Corse, is a quietly introspective sort of a book, beautifully designed and printed with photographs that transport the reader to another place. Memory is triggered for me as Renborg's pictures bring back to life the nostalgia of my own past."

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