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Interlude, by Max Pigott

Interlude, by Max Pigott | Photography Now | Scoop.it

A brief selection from "Interlude", a work-in-progress project by photographer Max Pigott. Max's photographs share something of the same faith that underlies Merrill's poem: faith in the profound proximity of the intangible to what is most concrete, faith in the potential equivalence and simultaneity of all things, faith - finally - in the instructive powers of our own imagination.

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The Daily Edit – Thursday 2.2.12

The Daily Edit – Thursday 2.2.12 | Photography Now | Scoop.it

National Geographic
Creative Director: Bill Marr
Deputy Creative Director: Kaitlin M. Yarnall
Design Director: David C. Whitmore
Art Director: Juan Velasco
Deputy Photography Director: Ken Geiger
Photographer: Martin Schoeller

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Featured Photographer: Susan Meiselas

Featured Photographer: Susan Meiselas | Photography Now | Scoop.it
"The camera is an excuse to be someplace you otherwise don't belong. It gives me both a point of connection and a point of separation."

Susan Meiselas received her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and her M.A. in visual education from Harvard University. Her first major photographic essay focused on the lives of women doing striptease at New England country fairs. She photographed the carnivals during three consecutive summers while teaching photography in the New York public schools.

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ON PHOTOGRAPHY:Interview with Elena de la Rúa

ON PHOTOGRAPHY:Interview with Elena de la Rúa | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Elena de la Rua is a Spanish photographer who is giving a talk on her work and the workshop "La necesidad interior" in La Fototeca.

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ELIZABETH AVEDON: SYLVIA PLACHY: New York City Panoramas

ELIZABETH AVEDON: SYLVIA PLACHY: New York City Panoramas | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Sylvia Plachy seeks and finds her images wherever she goes. She captures fleeting moments in time with her roaming eye. She says the panoramic frame intensifies her perceptions. It allows her to get close to her subjects, to be inside their space, and to be surrounded by it — unorthodox, whimsical, and close. One senses that she does not simply compose her photographs so much as she inhabits them.

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Foto/Gràfica: Latin American Photo Books | La Lettre de la Photographie

Foto/Gràfica: Latin American Photo Books | La Lettre de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it
The exhibition Foto/Gràfica, A new history of Latin-American photography books” features, until April 8, 2012, 40 photographic books published between 1921 and 2012.
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Jacob Israel Avedon (by Richard Avedon)

Jacob Israel Avedon (by Richard Avedon) | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Richard Avedon took this series of photographs of his father, Jacob Israel Avedon, during his last seven years.

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The Daily Edit – Tuesday 1.31.12

The Daily Edit – Tuesday 1.31.12 | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Outdoor Life
Design Director: Sean Johnston
Associate Art Directors: Kim Eddy, Shayna Marchese, James A. Walsh
Photography Director: John Toolan
Photo Editor: Justin Appenzeller
Photographer: Jens Mortensen

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Acey Harper No limits | La Lettre de la Photographie

Acey Harper No limits | La Lettre de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it
I am not the photographer I used to be. I once used my camera to tell other people’s stories. I documented the facts of their lives. Good or bad, it was always limited to reality. Now, I tell stories without limits, from dreams and the imagination.
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Meditations on Photographs: A woman sits for a final photograph with her dying mother

Meditations on Photographs: A woman sits for a final photograph with her dying mother | Photography Now | Scoop.it
If someone asked you what photography's big deal was, all you'd have to say is that it has something to do with "the gaze," and then show this photograph. Of course, photography is not just this image.
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Lise Sarfati talks to Elizabeth Avedon | La Lettre de la Photographie

Lise Sarfati talks to Elizabeth Avedon | La Lettre de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it
French-born Lise Sarfati has lived and worked in the United States since 2003. She has produced six important series of photographs in America, each followed by major exhibitions.
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Umter Magazine

Umter Magazine | Photography Now | Scoop.it
I always like to celebrate new opportunites and new publications, and this one has both! Umter Magazine is designed to showcase emerging and established contemporary image-makers and the new issue is out!
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Kirk's Take (Kirk Tuck #4) - They stole our choice of aspect ratios. Now we’re getting them back

Kirk's Take (Kirk Tuck #4) - They stole our choice of aspect ratios. Now we’re getting them back | Photography Now | Scoop.it

When I started taking photographs, back in 1978, I picked up a 35mm camera because that's what matched my budget and, I thought, my needs. I spent some years trying desperately trying to confine my vision of what a scene or portrait should look like into a long and stringy frame that never quite worked.

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Incredible Photos of Cathode-Ray-Tube Televisions Being Switched Off

Incredible Photos of Cathode-Ray-Tube Televisions Being Switched Off | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Stephan Tillmans is a Berlin-based photographer.  He writes: ‘The Luminant Point Arrays show cathode-ray-tube televisions being switched off.
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Profile: ONWARD '12 Selected Photographers

Profile: ONWARD '12 Selected Photographers | Photography Now | Scoop.it

fototazo served as a media sponsor for this year's ONWARD Compé '12 which featured Todd Hido as juror. After a review of all of the selections made by Hido, we have selected 11 images from the exhibition to publish here as part of our media sponsorship role and with hopes this brings our readers a chance to discover new work.

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Still Images In Great Advertising – Jeremy & Claire Weiss

Still Images In Great Advertising – Jeremy & Claire Weiss | Photography Now | Scoop.it

I reached out to Day 19 (Jeremy & Claire Weiss) after seeing this great Converse campaign, because they seem to work well as a husband and wife team. Here is our conversation about how they make it work… together.

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Guy Bourdin: a potent influence on the world of fashion and fashion photography

Guy Bourdin: a potent influence on the world of fashion and fashion photography | Photography Now | Scoop.it

One of the most influential fashion photographers of the twentieth-century, Guy Bourdin (1928-1991) blended the surreal with the erotic to create his own distinct and highly unique brand of narrative-infused imagery, that would fill the pages of French Vogue; from his first, and highly provocative editorial feature in 1955 — that depicted haute couture alongside recently butchered cow heads — through to the eighties, he pushed the very limits of fashion photography into new and often foreign territory.

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Twelve i-D covers by Chen Man | La Lettre de la Photographie

Twelve i-D covers by Chen Man | La Lettre de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it
i-D magazine is taking ”The Year of the Dragon” by storm and lending their February cover to Chinese superstar photographer Chen Man. Man has produced no less than twelve different covers celebrating the diversity of beauty in China today.
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Photo Booth: Close Inspection: Magnum Contact Sheets

Photo Booth: Close Inspection: Magnum Contact Sheets | Photography Now | Scoop.it

No document gives greater insight into how a photographer shoots and edits than a contact sheet. the direct print, from a roll or negatives, where a film photographer often first sees her work, grease pencil in hand, and marks her best frames.

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Book Reviews

Book Reviews | Photography Now | Scoop.it
We all love our photo books, so here are four great titles on sale at Waterstones right now.
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The Notion Of A Cultural Elite Is Threatening

We now live under the hybrid tyranny of middlebrow. No serious person believes the Oscars are a list of the best films, or the Grammys the best music.
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Photographs of Impossible Architecture by Filip Dujardin

Photographs of Impossible Architecture by Filip Dujardin | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Filip Dujardin is fine art and architectural photographer based in Belgium. Dujardin’s Fictions is a series of fictional structures created using a digital collaging technique from photographs of real buildings in and around Ghent, Belgium.

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Fotografía y preguntas // Photography and questions (by Robert Adams)

Fotografía y preguntas // Photography and questions (by Robert Adams) | Photography Now | Scoop.it

“Are there affirmable days or places in our deteriorating world? Are there scenes in life, right now, for which we might conceivably be thankful? Is there a basis for joy or serenity, even if felt only occasionally? Are there grounds now and then for an unironic smile?” – Robert Adams.

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Aaron Graubart – Dark Food

Aaron Graubart – Dark Food | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Aaron Graubart is an award winning still life and food photographer based in New York City. He has been creating beautiful, graphic, powerful images for advertising and editorial clients for more than a decade.

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Guest Post 9(b): Ken Schles on “Infinite Stupidity” « Photocritic International

Guest Post 9(b): Ken Schles on “Infinite Stupidity” « Photocritic International | Photography Now | Scoop.it

This is the second part of a Guest Post by photographer and writer Ken Schles, in which Schles responds to a series of my posts describing and commenting on my disappointing December 2011 experiences in four online forums, as well as my November 2011 London lecture, “Dinosaur Bones: The End (and Ends) of Photo Criticism.

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