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Armory Show 2012 Galeria Filomena Soares

Armory Show 2012 Galeria Filomena Soares | Photography Now | Scoop.it
This Gallery from Lisbon offers viewers the chance to get to know the work of the Portuguese photographer Helena Almeida.
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‘The Americans’ and ‘Uncommon Places’, the Geography

‘The Americans’ and ‘Uncommon Places’, the Geography | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Perhaps I am just amusing myself here but I enjoyed looking at Stephen Shore’s ‘Uncommon Places’ locations on a map of the US a few weeks back and so had a quick play with the locations of another American classic: Frank’s ‘The Americans’.
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Yasuhiro Ishimoto (1921-2012): The “ Visual Bilinguist” in Japanese and American Postwar Photography

Yasuhiro Ishimoto (1921-2012): The “ Visual Bilinguist” in Japanese and American Postwar Photography | Photography Now | Scoop.it
On February 6, 2012, it was announced primarily through blogs, Facebook and Tumblr that Japanese photographer Yasuhiro Ishimoto died at the age of 90.
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Martin Roemers, Karachi, Pakistan, 2011 | FlakPhoto.com

Martin Roemers, Karachi, Pakistan, 2011 | FlakPhoto.com | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Martin Roemers (b.1962) studied photography at the Academy of Arts in Enschede, The Netherlands. His photos have appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Newsweek. Roemers’ photographs are held in public, private and corporate collections including the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and The Ford Foundation in New York. He has been working on two long-term projects: Metropolis, about life in Megacities, and The Eyes of War, about people who were blinded as a result of World War II.

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Eugenia Maximova – Kitchen Stories from the Balkans

Eugenia Maximova – Kitchen Stories from the Balkans | Photography Now | Scoop.it
“The kitchen room is not only the soul and spirit of the Balkan home it is also the exact mirror image of the Balkan society.” Kitchen interior from Kremikovzi, Bulgaria The kitchen impeccably depicts the crossroad position of the, so-called,...
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The Visual Science Lab / Kirk Tuck: You can't use that. It's not professional.

The Visual Science Lab / Kirk Tuck: You can't use that. It's not professional. | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Marketing works harder at sucking the individuality out of art and life better than just about anything else except poverty. When you are poor you have to use what you have at hand. But when you have enough pocket change rattling around you can get sucked into the whirlpool of "how the professionals do it." And pretty soon you'll be shooting just like everyone else.

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Autorretrato, New York City // Selfportrait, NYC (by Richard Avedon, 1963)

Autorretrato, New York City // Selfportrait, NYC (by Richard Avedon, 1963) | Photography Now | Scoop.it
“My portraits are more about me than they are about the people I photograph.” – Richard Avedon.
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What Else a Thing Is

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Since the beginning of the year, I have posted about a dozen and a half images from a (still evolving) portfolio with the tentative title "Synesthetic Landscapes." The concept for this portfolio actually dates back to Thanksgiving 2010
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GEORGE PLATT LYNES: The Jack B. Woody Collection

GEORGE PLATT LYNES: The Jack B. Woody Collection | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Jack B. Woody’s first published photography book, George Platt Lynes: Photographs 1931-1955 (Twelvetrees Press, 1981), was immediately recognized as a classic monograph. Platt Lynes had been a highly successful fashion and portrait photographer in the 1930s and 1940s, rediscovered by Woody in the late 1970's.

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Conscientious | What makes a great portrait?

Conscientious | What makes a great portrait? | Photography Now | Scoop.it

When discussing what “makes” a great portrait with Exposure Compensation’s Miguel Garcia-Guzman, we quickly realized that we couldn’t really agree on much. So we figured we might as well ask some other people, and we sent out an email to a large number of photographers, fine art and commercial, bloggers, curators, editors, and gallerists: “What makes a good portrait?

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We’ll Take Manhattan: a biopic of fashion photographer David Bailey

We’ll Take Manhattan: a biopic of fashion photographer David Bailey | Photography Now | Scoop.it
‘We’ll Take Manhattan’ explores the relationship between groundbreaking British photographer David Bailey and his model and muse Jean Shrimpton, particularly during their legendary New York photo shoot for British Vogue in 1962.
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A parting note. | Flickr : partage de photos !

A parting note. | Flickr : partage de photos ! | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Flickr, whether I like it or not has been an ever present with my photographic journey. Apparently I've been on here for approaching 6 years now, tho I've only realistically been interested in photography in a sort of "active" way for 4 of those.
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Cualquier cosa por Harry // Anything for Harry

Cualquier cosa por Harry // Anything for Harry | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Almost always naked, sometimes completely covered in empty streets, Eleanor Callahan was the muse of her husband, American photographer Harry Callahan, for over half a century, and died Tuesday, victim of cancer at a hospital in Atlanta to 95 years. “Anything for Harry,” she said in an interview in 2007 to the art critic Robert L.Pincus.

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The Liminal Space of Self: An Interview with Meredith Kooi

The Liminal Space of Self: An Interview with Meredith Kooi | Photography Now | Scoop.it
"#1" from Mimed Blemishes series, photo by Meredtih Kooi, 2011.
There was a family in our neighborhood growing up and they always had the very same standard, gray poodle.
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The Ctein Corollary

The Ctein Corollary | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Regular readers no doubt remember Ctein's (memorable!) column called "No One Cares How Hard You Worked." His point, in a nutshell, was that "If someone already likes your photograph, how hard you worked doesn't matter. If they don't, telling them how hard you worked is not going to change their mind."
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Mondrian's Primary Colors

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On this day in 1872, Dutch painter Piet Mondrian was born. Mondrian was perhaps best known for his geometrical paintings using the primary colors (plus black and white).
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Karen Divine

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I don't own an iPhone...yet, so I was excited to juror the recent call for entry by the Kiernan Gallery, iSpy: Camera Phone Photography to see how photographers are approaching this new tool.
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The Day That Changed My Photographic Life

The Day That Changed My Photographic Life | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Many people have asked me how and why I became a photographer in the first place, but as far as I can remember, no one has inquired what was the most life-changing day in my photographic life.
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The Daily Edit – Monday 3.5.12

The Daily Edit – Monday 3.5.12 | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Women’s Health Design; Director: Theresa Griggs; Creative Director: Sara Rozen;

Art Director: Susannah Haesche; Deputy Art Director: Kristen Male; Photo Editor: Andrea Verdone Photographer: Roxanne Lowitt

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Larry Weise

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Larry Weise has been engaged in photography for half a century, and his curiosity and desire to explore new ideas and technologies is a strong as ever.
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Photographers to note 5: Philip Karlberg’s deserts at 33 RPM

Photographers to note 5: Philip Karlberg’s deserts at 33 RPM | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Philip Karlberg presents in his project “33 RPM” deserts in a new and creative way: spinning on vinyl records.
Besides having an interesting idea on how to shoot the still-life images, he also named each one of them after a famous song.
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Lumière | Paris in Pictures

Lumière | Paris in Pictures | Photography Now | Scoop.it
This latest tome in Taschen's series of bigger-is-better photography books on great cities needs to spread out on a coffee table of its own. (Lumière: At 10 pounds, 624 pages, “Paris: Portrait of a City” reveals unknown photo gems.
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Paul Baldesare – London | Street Reverb Magazine

Paul Baldesare – London |  Street Reverb Magazine | Photography Now | Scoop.it

London Street Photographer Paul Baldesare talks to James Dodd about his work and the city.

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The Photo Book Club Madrid is born!

The Photo Book Club Madrid is born! | Photography Now | Scoop.it
The Photo Book Club Madrid held their inaugural meeting this Tuesday at Real Sociedad Fotográfica in Madrid.
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