Photography Now
190.9K views | +3 today
Follow
Photography Now
The role of photography today
Curated by Mario Pires
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Mario Pires
Scoop.it!

1. Photography: A Promiscuous Life, Part I

1. Photography: A Promiscuous Life, Part I | Photography Now | Scoop.it
What we talk about when we talk about photography. This phrase had been going around in my head as I thought about this blog in the last few days.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mario Pires
Scoop.it!

He’s Jafar Panahi, but ‘This Is Not a Film’

He’s Jafar Panahi, but ‘This Is Not a Film’ | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Jafar Panahi, one of the leading Iranian filmmakers who has been banned from making movies, sits before a camera in “This Is Not a Film.” (Jafar Panahi's This Is Not a Film: *provocative, radical, surprisingly playful meditation on nature of representation*...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mario Pires
Scoop.it!

how the past sneaks into the present

how the past sneaks into the present | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Who cares about Iran’s aspirations to become a nuclear power when the country can rely on army of mythical figures from it’s very long and rich history?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mario Pires
Scoop.it!

Cairo, Damascus and the Surface of Things

Cairo, Damascus and the Surface of Things | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Last night millions of people were watching the Academy Awards ceremonies, which might be thought of as Hollywood’s prom.  You might expect that this next sentence would remark that at the same time millions of other people were suffering and...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mario Pires
Scoop.it!

Whitney Houston: It's also photojournalism | La Lettre de la Photographie

Whitney Houston: It's also photojournalism | La Lettre de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Paul Harris is the head of Pacific Coast News, one of the largest paparazzi agencies on the West Coast. Two of his photographers, Ben Dome and Dave Tonnessen, took pictures of Whitney Houston a few hours before her death. When their publication caused a scandal, Paul Harris issued this response.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mario Pires
Scoop.it!

Down and Out in Miami Beach

Down and Out in Miami Beach | Photography Now | Scoop.it

In the first days of this year’s Art Basel Miami Beach, prominent gallerist Charles Saatchi, a man who was instrumental in the formation of the contemporary art world, issued a screed against the scene assembled in Florida: “Being an art buyer these days is comprehensively and indisputably vulgar. It is the sport of the Eurotrashy, Hedge-fundy, Hamptonites; of trendy oligarchs and oiligarchs; and of art dealers with masturbatory levels of self-regard.”

 

(via: http://jmcolberg.com/weblog/2012/02/a_matruschka_doll_of_inside_jokes/)

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mario Pires
Scoop.it!

More than words

More than words | Photography Now | Scoop.it
One of the most silly things that gets batted about in the photography world is the belief that ‘a great photo needs no explanation’.
It’s as daft as saying a film is only great if it works without a soundtrack.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mario Pires
Scoop.it!

Paul Graham: ‘The Present’ - FT.com

Paul Graham: ‘The Present’ - FT.com | Photography Now | Scoop.it
To take on street photography, particularly New York street photography, and make it new would be a daunting task for any contemporary photographer, and certainly for one who counts the greatest practitioners of the 1960s and 1970s among those whose...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mario Pires
Scoop.it!

FOTOGRAFÍA LATINOAMERICANA:Rodrigo Zeferino

FOTOGRAFÍA LATINOAMERICANA:Rodrigo Zeferino | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Rodrigo Zeferino was born in 1979. Lives and works in Ipatinga, Brazil
http://www.rodrigozeferino.com/

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mario Pires
Scoop.it!

Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik, R.I.P.

Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik, R.I.P. | Photography Now | Scoop.it

I wonder if you can imagine just for a moment that the U.S. Army had set up its field guns around Jacksonville, Florida or Columbus, Ohio, or El Paso, Texas (all about the size of Homs) and began shelling mercilessly. And every citizen who tried to flee was at the mercy of hundreds of snipers.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mario Pires
Scoop.it!

Life, John Olson Hué | La Lettre de la Photographie

Life, John Olson Hué | La Lettre de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it
John Olson: I was drafted and went to Vietnam in the infantry. But when I arrived, I got myself transferred to Stars and Stripes, the daily newspaper that the Department of Defense put out for the military.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mario Pires
Scoop.it!

Visser on Dijkstra

Visser on Dijkstra | Photography Now | Scoop.it

One would clearly not want to term the work of Rineke Dijkstra ironic, but it is certainly averse to great gestures, leaden concepts of academic reflection.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mario Pires
Scoop.it!

Cosmin Motei – Summer Hugs

Cosmin Motei – Summer Hugs | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Cosmin Motei has been a staff photographer for Pro Sport daily sports newspaper for 6 years and a contract photographer for Mediafax News Agency in Romania since 2008. He was a participant in the Missouri Photo Workshop in 2009.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mario Pires
Scoop.it!

The Myth of Compassion Fatigue

The Myth of Compassion Fatigue | Photography Now | Scoop.it
# The dream of photojournalism is that when a crisis is pictured the image will have an effect on its audience leading to action.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mario Pires
Scoop.it!

Keith Haring

Keith Haring | Photography Now | Scoop.it
In 1985 I was working for the New York Daily News Magazine. I got the job to photograph one of my favorite artists Keith Haring whose work I had admired on NYC subway and neighborhood walls.  I went over to his downtown studio one afternoon.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mario Pires
Scoop.it!

Terry Richardson Terrywood

Terry Richardson Terrywood | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Inspired by the multiple facets of Hollywood life, Terrywood unveils a series of images of the famous locale, as seen through Richardson’s eyes.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mario Pires
Scoop.it!

The Last Resort, Martin Parr

The Last Resort, Martin Parr | Photography Now | Scoop.it
No single photoproject in the last 30 years appalled more people nor revealed more about the sensibilities of that bygone era than Martin Parr’s The Last Resort.  A casual visitor admiring Martin Parr’s colorful photos of fat, lethargic, and...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mario Pires
Scoop.it!

The Photography of War: Then & Now | Chase Jarvis Blog

The Photography of War: Then & Now | Chase Jarvis Blog | Photography Now | Scoop.it
The guns and outfits are different, as are the cameras that record them. But the death, the struggle, the stories are very much the same. War photography under a microscope...
more...
Claudia Mariana Perez Vega's curator insight, February 18, 2013 2:56 PM

Este artículo nos muestra fotografías de la primer guerra documentada en Estados Unidos, en las cuáles podemos ver la evolución que se ha dado tanto en la guerra como en la fotografía. Es un buen artículo que muestra al lector las diferencias de la fotografía. 9/10

Scooped by Mario Pires
Scoop.it!

Jean-Baptiste Mondino Holy Cow !

Jean-Baptiste Mondino Holy Cow ! | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Once upon a time, there were two talented friends, each in their own field of excellence. The same insolence, the same sense of humor.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Mario Pires from the before and the after of photography
Scoop.it!

Magnum and the Dying Art of Darkroom Printing

Magnum and the Dying Art of Darkroom Printing | Photography Now | Scoop.it
A few years ago, I had the pleasure of spending some time with Pablo Inirio, master darkroom printer at  Magnum Photos in New York. I was thinking about that interview recently as I heard the news...

Via António Vieira
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mario Pires
Scoop.it!

Carte blanche : TurkeyYusuf Sevincli

Carte blanche : TurkeyYusuf Sevincli | Photography Now | Scoop.it
The emotional aspect of these pictures in “Good Dog” are physically unstable. Yusuf Sevinçli doesn’t linger. He walks, explores, observes, moves on. He is constantly capturing different morsels of life that together create unity.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mario Pires
Scoop.it!

The Disappearing Afghan Box Camera

The Disappearing Afghan Box Camera | Photography Now | Scoop.it
The Afghan box camera—a homemade wooden device known as the kamra-e-faoree, meaning “instant camera”—has been used to preserve memories in Afghanistan for generations.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mario Pires
Scoop.it!

Meditations on Photographs: Antietam, Md. Confederate dead in a ditch on the right wing by Alexander Gardner

Meditations on Photographs: Antietam, Md. Confederate dead in a ditch on the right wing by Alexander Gardner | Photography Now | Scoop.it
There is the idea that photography steals the soul. We think that is a childish, a primitive belief. But photography's, or more accurately the camera's presence has a strange power over us that is not that far from stealing our soul.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mario Pires
Scoop.it!

Interview with Photographer, Professor and Photography Textbook Author Henry Horenstein

Interview with Photographer, Professor and Photography Textbook Author Henry Horenstein | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Henry Horenstein's photographs have been widely collected and exhibited internationally. This work is from his Show series, which documents the burlesque scene.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mario Pires
Scoop.it!

The Daily Edit – Wednesday 2.22.12

The Daily Edit – Wednesday  2.22.12 | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Inc
Creative Director: Blake Taylor
Photography Director: Travis Ruse
Deputy Art Directors: Sarah Garcea, Jason Mischka
Deputy Photo Editor: Heidi Hoffman 
Photographer: Robert X.

more...
No comment yet.