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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

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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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Two Way Lens: Karen Halverson

Two Way Lens: Karen Halverson | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Editing one’s work is challenging. I think it helps to let the work sit for a while until after the first fervent rush. Edit out anything you doubt, but revisit the rejects once in a while. Maybe you missed something. Let “accidents” inform you. Maybe they’ll lead you in a new direction. On the other hand, you may find your first loves don’t hold up with time.

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Ania Vouloudi: What Was She Thinking?

Ania Vouloudi: What Was She Thinking? | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Ania Vouloudi, 25, is a photographer based in Rethymno, Crete."My cousin had made me promise that I would get pictures of her, so that she would frame them and decorate the empty walls of her room. A year had passed and I hadn’t kept my promise.
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Los hermanos // The brothers (by Elin Høyland)

Los hermanos // The brothers (by Elin Høyland) | Photography Now | Scoop.it

I was working on a photo project where two people were closely connected to each other. I’d heard about two elderly brothers living together on the outskirts of the small village of Vågå in Norway. I rang them and we made an arrangement to meet at the Co-operative supermarket, after their weekly shopping trip. I wanted to photograph them in their home so we got in my car.

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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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The Daily Edit – Wednesday 9.5.12

The Daily Edit – Wednesday 9.5.12 | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Teen Vogue
Creative Director: Marie Suter
Associate Art Director: Sarah Waiser
Photo Director: Jennifer Soo Kim
Associate Photo Editor: Jacqurline Ladner
Photographer: Boo George

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Visa pour l'image 2012: Johann Rousselot | Le Journal de la Photographie

Visa pour l'image 2012: Johann Rousselot | Le Journal de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it

The renaissance of the Arab world, so long in gestation and so often aborted, now seems to be happening. It is the people who have asserted their power, having transcended fear, thus turning many ordinary citizens into heroes who will go down in the annals of history.

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5 Questions from Martin Brink of ‘The Digitial Photobook’

5 Questions from Martin Brink of ‘The Digitial Photobook’ | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Swedish photographer and writer Martin Brink recently set up ‘The Digital Photobook’, a place to discuss and review how photographers and photography is exploring new possibilities in digital publishing.
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