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Notes on Instagram and the Conception of Printless Photography

Notes on Instagram and the Conception of Printless Photography | Photography Now | Scoop.it
The hot plate contemporary photography conversation continues to be Instagram - so much so that despite the fact the basic phone I own from my local service provider offers me not much more than Sudoku and a calculator much less a camera, I would...
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Pieter Hugo – Permanent Error

Pieter Hugo – Permanent Error | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Pieter Hugo observes and photographs workers toiling in debris fields for the recycling of technology trash. I read this as an elegant ecological criticism of the one of many underlying issues that surrounds technology; the dizzying pace of obsolensces. The toxic nature of the technology discards has created “disposal outsourcing” to low-income countries, which regretfully welcome this opportunity because it has few viable economic alternatives. The “civilized” countries do have waste dumps for regular trash and by-products of their consumerism, but these are not suitable for the toxic nature of the technology waste.

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Instagram — It’s About Communication — John Stanmeyer

Instagram — It’s About Communication — John Stanmeyer | Photography Now | Scoop.it

With discussions continuing on whether Instagram is just a fad or a publishing entity to embrace, thought it might be interesting to share the complete discussions I recently had with Olivier Laurent, editor of the prestigious British Journal of Photography. Last week he published a well written and researched article titled The New Economics of Photojournalism: The rise of Instagram. Everyone who uses any form of communication should read his story.

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Photographs Not Taken and Photographs Stolen

Photographs Not Taken and Photographs Stolen | Photography Now | Scoop.it
There was an image that I did not take when I was in India this winter, but the image is burned in my memory. I did not take it on purpose.
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Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: How photographers can benefit from social networks - British Journal of Photography

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: How photographers can benefit from social networks - British Journal of Photography | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Mark Zuckerberg could have bought The New York Times for less than the $730m he spent on Instagram. Although media outlets and photographers were once dubious of social networks, they are now increasingly using them to give a much-needed boost to the field. Laurence Butet-Roch of Polka Magazine reports.

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Stephan Zaubitzer: Cinémas du monde | Le Journal de la Photographie

Stephan Zaubitzer: Cinémas du monde | Le Journal de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Stephan Zaubitzer has been developing his project “Grand Ecrans” (“Big Screens”) since 2003. Today he is raising money for the project on the crowdfunding website KissKissBankBank, until september 12th.
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Ula Wiznerowicz: Behind The Curtain

Ula Wiznerowicz: Behind The Curtain | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Beautiful images submitted by Polish photographer Ula Wiznerowicz belie the underlying reality of alcoholism that pervades the community and culture in which she grew up. Wiznerowicz spent a year visiting this community of her birthplace, researching the disease of alcoholism in an attempt to understand the impact it has not just on the alcoholic, but the entire family structure as well.

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Numinous Self-Actualization

Numinous Self-Actualization | Photography Now | Scoop.it

"A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be. This need we may call self-actualization. This term ... refers to the desire for self-fulfillment, namely, to the tendency for him to become actualized in what he is potentially. This tendency might be phrased as the desire to become more and more what one is, to become everything that one is capable of becoming." - Abraham Maslow (1908 - 1970)

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Looking at Appalachia | Shelby Lee Adams – Part One | Walk your camera.

Looking at Appalachia | Shelby Lee Adams – Part One | Walk your camera. | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Shelby Lee Adams’ photography has been published in four monographs - Appalachian Portraits (1993), Appalachian Legacy (1998), Appalachian Lives (2003), and Salt & Truth (2011). He has received numerous grants and awards, most recently a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2010.

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Bharat Choudhary: Documenting Muslim youth in France

Bharat Choudhary: Documenting Muslim youth in France | Photography Now | Scoop.it

For the past two years, Bharat Choudhary has documented the impact of religious prejudice and stereotyping on young Muslims in America and England. Now, after winning one of Getty Images' Grants for Editorial Photography, worth $20,000, Choudhary plans on expanding his project to document how social, political and economic factors are fueling the alienation of Muslim youth in France. He speaks with BJP's Olivier Laurent.

 

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Moments of Reprieve: Representing Loss in Contemporary Photography at Visual Culture Blog by @MarcoBohr

Moments of Reprieve: Representing Loss in Contemporary Photography at Visual Culture Blog by @MarcoBohr | Photography Now | Scoop.it

The exhibition Moments of Reprieve: Representing Loss in Contemporary Photography is, in collaboration with Paradise Row, currently on display at the David Roberts Foundation on Great Titchfield Street in London. By connecting photography with the manifold meanings of loss, the curators Louisa Adams and David Birkin dig into an intellectually and philosophically dense subject matter.

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Visa pour l'image 2012: Nik Wheeler | Le Journal de la Photographie

Visa pour l'image 2012: Nik Wheeler | Le Journal de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Nik Wheeler’s portrayal of life among the marshmen of southern Iraq is the only in-depth photo-reportage in the marshes ever authorized by Saddam Hussein’s regime.
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“We’re Not Much Different, You and I…” : Bad at Sports

“We’re Not Much Different, You and I…” : Bad at Sports | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Tom Friel: What led you to make this work? How is it a departure from previous work?

Joe Sobel: I was an illustration major making paintings before I was a photographer. I nestled myself into the studio from open to close. Drawing nude models and being one myself probably led me to subtly explore the subjection in looking and the gaze. It was such a closed and an immersive feeling that I enjoyed heavily.

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Getxo Photo 2012: Jonathan Hobin | Le Journal de la Photographie

Getxo Photo 2012: Jonathan Hobin | Le Journal de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Born in Canada, Jonathan works as a photographer and art director. In the latter capacity Jonathan has been involved in several audiovisual productions. He was the production designer on the film The Maiden danced to Death (2010).
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Reanimating the corpse

Reanimating the corpse | Photography Now | Scoop.it

I am referring to the Kickstarter campaign launched by the Impossible Project. They are building a device that exposes a polaroid with the light from an iPhone displaying a photo taken with the built-in camera. Essentially, they are using an electronic device to create an analog object, but in a much more convoluted, albeit presumably higher quality way than, say, the Zink printer that is now integrated into the new digital point and shoot made by, ironically, Polaroid themselves.

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Scott Schuman The Sartorialist - Closer | Le Journal de la Photographie

Scott Schuman The Sartorialist - Closer | Le Journal de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Scott Schuman - better known as The Sartorialist - has emerged over the last few years as the leading photographer of the internet. Since September 2005, on his website thesartorialist.com he has recorded not so much “street fashion” but the moment when men and women with a certain style find themselves in particular time and place and light and capture his attention. The response has been a phenomenon. The site now regularly gets 1.8 million unique visits a month and 12 million page views.

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Andreas Tsonidis

Andreas Tsonidis | Photography Now | Scoop.it
"In my work as a psychotherapist I have come to appreciate the importance of the space between the therapist and the other person, where the dynamics of the therapy relationship come into play.
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Josef Koudelka: Piedmont

Josef Koudelka: Piedmont | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Describing Koudelka‘s works is quite a task. Even he himself avoiding doing it. Although the media often calls him a social photographer, I only see pure beauty in his work.
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Photographing a Heroin Addict through Despair, Horror and Hope

Photographing a Heroin Addict through Despair, Horror and Hope | Photography Now | Scoop.it
In the Fall of 2010 Ottowa photographer Tony Fouhse asked Stephanie MacDonald if there was something he could do to help her. Stephanie is a heroin addict. She asked him to help her get into rehab.
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Review: Wald by Michael Lange

Review: Wald by Michael Lange | Photography Now | Scoop.it
"The woods," Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm wrote, "stand for a place where human custom and civilization have not yet found an abode." This is not from the folk/fairy tales they collected, but from the muss less well-known German dictionary they compiled.
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In an Age of Likes, Commonplace Images Prevail

In an Age of Likes, Commonplace Images Prevail | Photography Now | Scoop.it
The proliferation of commonplace photography - taken from mobile devices, spread via social media and stored on online libraries - is fundamentally altering how we see images and discern their quality.
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WE RECOMMEND: Jana Romanova

WE RECOMMEND: Jana Romanova | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Jana Romanova was born in 1984 in Russia, and got a degree in journalism from Saint-Petersburg State University. Her projects were selected for a number of exhibitions in Russia.

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Gamma Rapho, lancement du Magazine | Le Journal de la Photographie

Gamma Rapho, lancement du Magazine | Le Journal de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it
The Gamma Photo agency has launched its first iPad app, Gamma Rapho Le Magazine. Directed by Paul Kayat and François Lochon, this photo magazine will soon be available for download on all tablet computers.
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The New Economics of Photojournalism: Storyplanet's bid to simplify multimedia - British Journal of Photography

The New Economics of Photojournalism: Storyplanet's bid to simplify multimedia - British Journal of Photography | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Photographers are increasingly turning to multimedia to tell their stories, yet, the skills required can be intimidating, especially when producing non-linear bodies of work. Bjarke Myrthu is hoping to streamline the process with Storyplanet. He talks with BJP.

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Review (of sorts): Interrogations by Donald Weber (in actuality an investigation of the shoot-the-messenger syndrome)

Review (of sorts): Interrogations by Donald Weber (in actuality an investigation of the shoot-the-messenger syndrome) | Photography Now | Scoop.it
I had been aware of Donald Weber's Interrogations for quite a while. But given what I had seen about it online I had developed absolutely no interest in looking at the book.
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