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Conceptualizing Photography

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Jake Walters, O Stravinsky Project Part I, 2011 Alluding to a mock dictionary that the French surrealist Georges Bataille edited for the journal Documents, David Evans’ book Critical Dictionary is an eclectic, enlightening and at times humorous...
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Berlin - The strange Martyrs of Nihil | La Lettre de la Photographie

Berlin - The strange Martyrs of Nihil | La Lettre de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it
‘Le Ventre’ (The Belly) is a complete fictional universe, with complex laws, enemy factions and a strange and ancient mythology. It is the setting of a dark and mystical novel, theatrical performances and a series of photographs.
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42 ºC (by Manolo Espaliú)

42 ºC (by Manolo Espaliú) | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Seville is probably the hottest city in Europe, much of the summer temperatures reach above 40°C (this is 104°F). During these months, local people avoid going out in tough times, who can enjoy a nap under the air conditioning in their homes and others, decreasingly, in their workplaces.

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Brett Van Ort

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Brett Van Ort’s series Minescape explores how nature temporarily reclaims the landscape in the aftermath of a conflict, even when underneath hides a most brutal and random killer: the landmine.

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Rene & Radka | JENREN

Rene & Radka | JENREN | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Photographers René and Radka, who are from Cologne- Germany and Prague – Czech Republic, respectively, live and work in Paris.
Both photographers started they collaboration 10 years ago and they work together like a team since.

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1000 Words Photography Magazine Blog: Conquering composition with Roger Ballen

1000 Words Photography Magazine Blog: Conquering composition with Roger Ballen | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Roger Ballen is very precise and tireless in his deconstruction of the photograph to understand and achieve the perfect pictorial balance. He understands that photography is hard work in a snappy happy world. Ultimately, the success of a photograph relies on the arrangement of the content within the frame devoid of ‘negative space’.

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B: Frank's View

B: Frank's View | Photography Now | Scoop.it

I've been looking at Broken Manual online recently. I'm not sure what to make of it. It's definitely more conceptual than Soth's first two books, both of which are personal favorites. Yes, Sleeping By the Mississippi and Niagara were also conceived as thematic projects, but the magic of those books is they're also collections of great individual photos. You can take any single photo from either book and it stands up on its own, or it can play with others.

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Mother’s Day by Bertrand Desprez | La Lettre de la Photographie

Mother’s Day by Bertrand Desprez | La Lettre de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it
To celebrate Mother’s Day, the Fnac and 5 Agence Vu’ photographers invited visitors to have their pictures taken in temporary studios at the Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes and Bordeaux Fnac stores.
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On the Fringes of Authorship and Ownership at Visual Culture Blog by @MarcoBohr

On the Fringes of Authorship and Ownership at Visual Culture Blog by @MarcoBohr | Photography Now | Scoop.it

In the last few years a growing number of artists and photographers self-publish their work in an attempt to make their work visible while bypassing more ‘traditional’ publishing routes. The popular website Blurb.com is perhaps the best-known platform on which artists can upload their work and create a book that customers can purchase directly from the Blurb website. Instead of printing hundreds or even thousands of books all at once, many of which might never be sold, Blurb prints books on demand and thus reduces the risk of over-stocking to both artist and publisher.

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Anders Petersen explores the once raw and sleazy underbelly of London

Anders Petersen explores the once raw and sleazy underbelly of London | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Whilst much of Soho has become fashionable, with trendy bars and boutiques taking over the spaces one occupied by the sex industry, the gritty history of this hinterland still remain visible and to be found just below the now glossy surface. With a penetrating gaze, marked with a sensitivity to his subjects, Petersen’s intimate, diaristic style of raw black and white photography ‘captures the essence of today's Soho while drawing you back into the depths of its history,’ in Soho, his latest book produced over the course of four weeks in 2011.

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Conscientious Extended | Photography and Memory (part 2)

Conscientious Extended | Photography and Memory (part 2) | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Photography is a construct, just like our memory. Photography is a great tool to serve our purpose of constructing our memory. We’re our own propagandists who, just like all propagandists, know that what we’re saying is not necessarily true. But what matters is that we make ourselves believe it is true.

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Susan Meiselas Interview

Susan Meiselas Interview | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Interview with Susan   David Alan Harvey: Young photographers are looking towards us to help them find the way.
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Five Broken Cameras

Five Broken Cameras | Photography Now | Scoop.it
How do you make people actually get interested in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? At this point, the whole thing seems so intractable, the lines in the sand so deeply dug, that casual observers have little motivation to get involved.
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Anders Petersen CITY DIARY / SOHO

Anders Petersen CITY DIARY / SOHO | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Ouvrir une enveloppe portant la mention manuscrite "City Diary". Y découvrir trois cahiers artisanaux gorgés de photos et plonger dans la vie intime d'un inconnu. C'est à cette fiction qu'invite Anders Petersen. Fiction que constitue toute démarche fondée sur l'autobiographie.

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Shane Lavalette: Musical Heritage in the New South | LightBox | TIME.com

Shane Lavalette: Musical Heritage in the New South | LightBox | TIME.com | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Photographer Shane Lavalette turned to music in order to capture the American South for a project commissioned by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.
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Stranger: Memories in Flânerie

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  Jamie House’s photo series Stranger: Memories, screened at Splash #1, will be published in the next edition of Flânerie, a free webzine about independent contemporary photography, distributed by electronic means and on cd’s deliberately left in ...
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Wicked Still Life Photos of Flower Arrangements

Wicked Still Life Photos of Flower Arrangements | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Daniel Seung Lee is a portrait and travel photographer based in Los Angeles. This work is from his new still life series, Corolla.
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band publicly refuses to pay photog, leads to facebook firestorm | PhotoInk

band publicly refuses to pay photog, leads to facebook firestorm | PhotoInk | Photography Now | Scoop.it

t’s difficult to ignore the fact that photographers are finding it harder to get paid for their work now more than ever, but a recent altercation between concert photographer Dan DeSlover and the band Alter Bridge took on a different dynamic — criticizing a photographer for asking to get paid.

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Mircea Struțeanu – Romanian Writers

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In the spring of 2010 Mircea Struțeanu initiated Romanian Writers, Faces and Mysteries Project, when he started photographing more than 100 writers in many nonconventional scenes, contributing to a change of their public image.
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Jean Durieux : Suburban Love | La Lettre de la Photographie

Jean Durieux : Suburban Love | La Lettre de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it

.But to take pictures of what ? and walk where?
Abroad? Too expensive.
In Paris ? Too many obstacles. I chose the suburbs but not the main ones… the ones we never hear about...
The one whose architecture comes and goes over lifetimes.... The one whose façades, like flowers, decorate the empire of a boundless poetry.... That of untold happiness and sadness …...The other suburbs... That of little pavilions.

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A Toast to Ray Bradbury (OT)

A Toast to Ray Bradbury (OT) | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Ray Bradbury has passed away at age 91. I attribute my love of reading to Mr. Bradbury. He wrote about three dimensional screens that could turn a room into the projection of one's own imagination including sound, smell, and emotion.

In Fahrenheit 451, he warned us about the consequences of the technological, totalitarian state.

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Charlottesville 2012: Bruce Gilden

Charlottesville 2012: Bruce Gilden | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Bruce Gilden says youʼre looking at a street photograph if you can smell the street. Gildenʼs photos stimulate all the senses.
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Depardon, les coulisses d’un commentaire | L'Atelier des icônes

Depardon, les coulisses d’un commentaire | L'Atelier des icônes | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Alors, amateur ou pas, le portrait de Hollande par Depardon? Deux jours après la divulgation de l'image, la discussion se poursuit et se complexifie.

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Tank Man Revisited: More Details Emerge About the Iconic Image

Tank Man Revisited: More Details Emerge About the Iconic Image | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Twenty-three years ago today, Jeff Widener ran out of film during the most important assignment of his life.
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