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Hollande/Depardon, le baptême du mème

Hollande/Depardon, le baptême du mème | Photography Now | Scoop.it
En opposition sensible avec celle avec son prédécesseur, l’image de François Hollande était restée jusqu’à présent relativement lisse.
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Justin de Villeneuve : Faces of the Sixties | La Lettre de la Photographie

Justin de Villeneuve : Faces of the Sixties | La Lettre de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Born Nigel Jonathan Davies and taking the name of Christian St Forget during his hairdressing apprenticeship with Vidal Sassoon, Justin de Villeneuve created his lasting alias after a chance meeting with a then fifteen year old Twiggy. The pair fell in love and Davies switched his name, opened his own photography studio, and became Twiggy’s manager. Within six months, Twiggy was on every fashion magazine cover around and Justin de Villeneuve went on to work with some of the most famous faces of the sixties.

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Portrait du président Hollande : "un clin d'œil à la photo amateur"

Portrait du président Hollande : "un clin d'œil à la photo amateur" | Photography Now | Scoop.it
André Gunthert, enseignant-chercheur en histoire visuelle à l'Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales, analyse le portrait officiel, tout juste dévoilé, du président François Hollande.
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Skype Projections and Family Reunions

Skype Projections and Family Reunions | Photography Now | Scoop.it
A new take on family portraits in the age of globe-trotting families. (The photographer of virtual family reunion portratis is named John Clang, not Chang.
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The Online Photographer: Implicated? Or Merely a Witness?

The Online Photographer: Implicated? Or Merely a Witness? | Photography Now | Scoop.it
"As a photojournalist, what role did I have in this tragedy, and what is it now, in the aftermath?" —Lauren Pond Lauren Pond is a Washington, D.C.
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Keith Richards on songwriting

Keith Richards on songwriting | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Here is an excerpt from Keith Richards recent autobiography, LIFE. He talks about writing songs. For songs read photographs. The process is the same. "So we're the song factory. We start to think like songwriters, and once you get that habit, it stays with you all your life. It motors along in your subconscious, in the way you listen."

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Photography and Other Truths | Guernica / A Magazine of Art & Politics

Photography and Other Truths | Guernica / A Magazine of Art & Politics | Photography Now | Scoop.it
South Africa's Pieter Hugo on negotiating representations of Africa, the searing controversy surrounding his work, Nick Cave, and his friend the late Tim Hetherington.
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Annie Leibovitz: American Music

Annie Leibovitz: American Music | Photography Now | Scoop.it

»This book is an ama­zing jour­ney through America’s music scene. Each photo sings its own melody… and pres­ents with beauty and dignity the history of Ame­ri­can music: gos­pel, blues, jazz, coun­try, rock, alter­na­tive, rap… black and white, color­ful and gray, banjo and gui­tar, man and woman, one and many, car and gun, famous and unknown, young and old, happy and sad… music is everywhere…

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Magnum Contact Sheets

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If you follow this blog at all (and I mean that loosely, it could be once every few months)..  you might be sick of me going on about looking through the contact sheets as a wee Magnum intern many moons ago.
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It's Nice That : Hungarian photographer/art director Mate Moro intrigues us with his Filled Field project

It's Nice That : Hungarian photographer/art director Mate Moro intrigues us with his Filled Field project | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Even for a control freak like myself, there’s something tremendously enjoyable about being befuddled on seeing a creative project. Hungarian photographer/art director Mate Moro has a portfolio full of intriguing projects, none more so that Filled Field, a series of unlikely or surprising shots saturated in a becalming rich red.

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Pictures and vision

Facebook is the world’s largest photo sharing site—that also happens to be a social network and a login system. In this context, the Instagram acquisition and the new Facebook Camera app make perfect sense; this is Facebook trebling down on photos.

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‘The Gathering Of The Juggalos’ Photographed by Daniel Cronin

‘The Gathering Of The Juggalos’ Photographed by Daniel Cronin | Photography Now | Scoop.it
For over 10 years the Insane Clown Posse and Psychopathic Records has put on a giant music festival for their fans in the middle of nowhere called The Gathering of The Juggalos.
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Understanding Photography Competitions: A view from a jurors side of the fence : Statement Images

Understanding Photography Competitions: A view from a jurors side of the fence :  Statement Images | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Whether we like it or not, photography competitions are part and parcel of the game for a good proportion of us.
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A Jewelry Story Shot Entirely On a Scanner

A Jewelry Story Shot Entirely On a Scanner | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Henry Hargreaves is a New Zealand still life, art and fashion photographer working out of his studio in Brooklyn.
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Conscientious | An open letter of support for Noorderlicht

Noorderlicht has been an important member of the photographic community for many years, a community that extends beyond regional or national borders. While I can only speak for myself, I sense strong support for Noorderlicht in the community. It is for this reason that I decided to express my own support in this public form, using the very medium that I have been using for the past decade.

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L E N S C R A T C H: Jody Ake

L E N S C R A T C H: Jody Ake | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Jody creates portraits, nudes, still lifes and landscape images using the wet collodion processs. Invented in 1851, the method entails coating a glass plate with collodion and exposing the plate while it is still wet. The end results are ambrotypes, appearing on glass in the form of a negative until backed by black velvet, thus rendering the positive image.

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Katarzyna Majak : Women of Wisdom | La Lettre de la Photographie

Katarzyna Majak : Women of Wisdom | La Lettre de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Poland is said to be more than 90% Catholic. Christianity forcefully introduced centuries ago , successfully erased almost all the traces of paganism, witchcraft or shamanic traditions. Basically no line of heritage survived.
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Vietnam War Images, Photosynthesized

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A childhood encounter with sunlight searing outlines of rakes and hoses onto his California lawn led Binh Danh to develop a new process.
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Your body can act as a camera too!

Your body can act as a camera too! | Photography Now | Scoop.it

“‘I turn myself inside out.’ With fellow student Josh Lake, photographic 35mm film was eaten, digested, excreted out, and then washed. The damage and traces left on the emulsion surface were examined through a scanning electron microscope.” 

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KEIZO KITAJIMA: “Photo Express: Tokyo” (2012)

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The photographs in “Photo Express: Tokyo” (Steidl, 2012) were taken in Tokyo within a single year by Keizo Kitajima, and looking at them is like leafing through his intricate memories. They are complex and celebratory, hopeless and certain and full of people with signatures of fate on their faces. This is a personal documentary invaded by a black energy.

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Daniel S. Álvarez – Okuhe

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Daniel S. Álvarez – Barcelona, 1983
奥へ [Oku he] is a personal diary about a trip to the unknown. This project explains how I met my wife and how we fell in love.
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Tom Waits Narrates A Brief History of John Baldessari

Tom Waits Narrates A Brief History of John Baldessari | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Tom Waits narrates this five-minute documentary about Baldessari and his work. Considered by many to be the godfather of conceptual art, his work goes far beyond photography.

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The Daily Edit – Wednesday 5.30.12

The Daily Edit – Wednesday  5.30.12 | Photography Now | Scoop.it

GQ
Design Director: Fred Woodward
Creative Director: Jim Moore
Director of Photography: Dora Somosi
Senior Photo Editor: Krista Prestek
Art Director: Chelsea Cardinal
Photographer: Nadav Kander

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La petite portugaise // La pequeña portuguesa // The small portuguese (by Gérald Bloncourt)

La petite portugaise // La pequeña portuguesa // The small portuguese (by Gérald Bloncourt) | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Almost 45 years ago, a known French photographer with Haitian origin Gérald Bloncourt, visited the poor suburbs of Paris and made a picture of a brunette girl at the foot of the hut in which she lived in poor conditions. Bloncourt fell in love with the picture and hung it from that day on the walls of his home. He called it “La petite portugaise” (The small portuguese) and came to symbolize, after being played in many exhibitions and publications, the living conditions of hard and miserable emigration from Portugal in the sixties. No one knew the name of that girl that covered her hand with a smile, known as “A menina do bairro de lata”.

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espaliu's comment, May 31, 2012 4:27 AM
Nice story, sad reality.
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And Then Along Comes Sally

And Then Along Comes Sally | Photography Now | Scoop.it
In the mid 80′s, when I was humming along doing a great deal of portraiture of The Titans of American Industry, I was asked by a creative director (who shall remain anonymous) to make portraits of the most senior executives of a rather eccentric...
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