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The Daily Edit – Friday 3.23.12

The Daily Edit – Friday 3.23.12 | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Harper’s Bazzar

Creative Director: Stephen Gan

Design Director: Elizabeth Hummer

Photography + Bookings Editor: Zoe Bruns

Associate Art Director: Gary Ponzo

Senior Photo + Bookings Editor: Barbara Tomassi

Photographer: Liu Bolin

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The problem with Hipstamatic/Instagram… is too obvious to be a problem

I read that Slate article in defense of Instagram and flashed back to when Damon Winter’s Hipstmatic war photos made a splash.
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Helmut Newton, the 1975 interview | La Lettre de la Photographie

Helmut Newton, the 1975 interview | La Lettre de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it
In 1975, while working as a young journalist at PHOTO magazine, I had the privilege of interviewing Helmut. He was recovering from a heart attack in New York that had turned his life upside down. The conversation lasted hours.
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‎”When art becomes a commodity that everyone can...

‎”When art becomes a commodity that everyone can buy, then the status of the artist in our culture has been reduced to that of the factory worker on an assembly line." - Walter Benjamin

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Children’s Photobooks: Not Just for Children

Children’s Photobooks: Not Just for Children | Photography Now | Scoop.it
As an adult, I have always loved children’s books. Before I had kids, I used to position myself close to other people’s children in bookstores as I indulged my picture book habit.
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Better by Design: The role of design in the making of five modern photobooks - British Journal of Photography

Better by Design: The role of design in the making of five modern photobooks - British Journal of Photography | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Jörg Colberg focuses on an overlooked aspect of the photobook, discussing the role of design in the making of five modern classics.

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Works on Paper by Ina Jang

Works on Paper by Ina Jang | Photography Now | Scoop.it
During her last year of college at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, photographer Ina Jang began weaving paper cutouts into her images as a way of problem solving.
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Edgar Martins and the Myth of Photographic Objectivity

Edgar Martins and the Myth of Photographic Objectivity | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Edgar Martins, Untitled (Atlanta, Broken Glass Loft), 2008
Within the dark and damp hydraulic power station at the Wapping Project, Edgar Martins’ photographs create an unusual yet also befitting contrast to the environment in which they are shown.
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A LUCEO Collaboration: Kendrick Brinson | Luceo Images

A LUCEO Collaboration: Kendrick Brinson | Luceo Images | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Atlanta, Georgia photographer Kendrick Brinson describes working with a team of photographers, a producer, editor and composer on a multimedia piece on the Williston, North Dakota oil boom.
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Thoughts from Across the Cultural Divide: #5 (Bald Eagle)

After a decade in New York City, I saw my first undomesticated roadkill yesterday. That is, unless it was a pet raccoon. I tried to take a picture of it as I passed it at 55 MPH and nearly caused a pileup on the BQE, so just take my word for it.
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Hiding in the City With Liu Bolin

Hiding in the City With Liu Bolin | Photography Now | Scoop.it
The relationship between the state and society in China has been ground for producing controversial works of art such as the iconic photograph of Tank Man—the lone civilian standing up to the People’s Army in Tiananmen Square—or Ai Weiwei’s “Study...
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Melissa Hearon's curator insight, January 29, 2015 1:34 PM

Global aspects of identity

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Bob Carey and the Tutu Project

Bob Carey and the Tutu Project | Photography Now | Scoop.it
A few days ago, I recieved an e-mail from photographer Bob Carey about his quirky and personal project - a project that requires a sense of humor and lots of courage in order to give back to a very worthy cause.
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A Year and a Day with Bob Dylan

A Year and a Day with Bob Dylan | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Fifty years ago today, a young Bob Dylan released his self-titled debut album. In the ensuing years, Dylan has written music and lyrics for some of the most eloquent and acclaimed songs of our generation.
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Andrew Southam’s Personal Way Of Seeing

Andrew Southam’s Personal Way Of Seeing | Photography Now | Scoop.it

When you’re young and new in this industry you have a kind of allure you don’t know you have, I certainly didn’t. I had a lot of success early on which I took for granted. I just assumed it would be all up and up.

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Polaroids of Young Women Taken by 18-Year-Old Maggie Lochtenberg

Polaroids of Young Women Taken by 18-Year-Old Maggie Lochtenberg | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Maggie Lochtenberg is an 18-year-old photographer who currently resides in Byron Bay, Australia. About her work, she writes:
‘I got into photography because I wanted to document my life for my future kids.
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Retouching a Classic: ‘Less Américains’

Retouching a Classic: ‘Less Américains’ | Photography Now | Scoop.it
In the digital age, touching the work of established photographic masters can be sensitive business.
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Jonathan Jones: how I learned to look – and listen

Jonathan Jones: how I learned to look – and listen | Photography Now | Scoop.it
The age of the art critic as an unassailable voice of authority is long gone.
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Frank Horvat A Trip Through A Mind | La Lettre de la Photographie

Frank Horvat A Trip Through A Mind | La Lettre de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it
The Galerie Hiltawski presents the work of Frank Horvat at its Berlin location, following two previous shows in Hamburg.
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Eric Debris Métal Urbain | La Lettre de la Photographie

Eric Debris Métal Urbain | La Lettre de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Eric Débris, the singer for the band Métal Urbain and one of the inventors of electropunk, is known today as “PhotoGrapheur.” He photographs paint-covered models standing in front of his paintings and painted walls, underlining both his affinity...
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The Mad Men Era

The Mad Men Era | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Season 5 of Mad Men returns with a two-hour premiere this Sunday (March 25) on AMC. We thought we’d help get you in the mood with this look back at the Mad Men era—in the office and about town. NEW YORK CITY—Madison Avenue.
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500 Cameras

500 Cameras | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Books of Interest Dept., Guilty Pleasures Division: 500 Cameras: 170 Years of Photographic Innovation from the folks at George Eastman House. A virtual tour through a veritable cornucopia of cameras of every imaginable type.
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Remembering Philip Jones Griffiths | SEAN GALLAGHER VISUALS blog

Remembering Philip Jones Griffiths | SEAN GALLAGHER VISUALS blog | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Tomorrow marks the 3-year anniversary of the passing of Philip Jones Griffiths, one of the leading photojournalists of the 20th Century. Born in the small town of Rhuddlan, in Wales, Philip became a member of Magnum Photos in 1971 and was most famous for his work in Vietnam, most notably for his book Vietnam Inc., a seminal piece of photojournalistic war reporting on the Vietnam War which was credited as helping change the tide of western opinion on the conflict.

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David's Michelangelo

David's Michelangelo | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Legendary hellraiser David Bailey is as outspoken in person as his high-contrast, almost aggressive pictures would suggest. At 72, he seems to have lost none of his caustic wit, and works as hard as he ever did.

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Marcel Meyer – You Work Where I Live

Marcel Meyer – You Work Where I Live | Photography Now | Scoop.it
The series „You Work Where I Live“ uses blurring to make the invisible visible.
Exceptional photographs document the growing anonymity of everyday life and the slow disappearance of the traditional retail sector and its protagonists.
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Louisa Marie Summer – Jennifer’s Family

Louisa Marie Summer – Jennifer’s Family | Photography Now | Scoop.it

The photographs of “Jennifer’s Family” share my experience with Jennifer, a 27 year-old first-generation Puerto Rican woman, whom one day I approached in South Providence, RI.

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