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HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY:Serguéi Mijáilovich Prokudin-Gorskii

HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY:Serguéi Mijáilovich Prokudin-Gorskii | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii(1863-1944) devoted his career to the advancement of photography. Born in Funikova Gora, in the Vladimir Oblast, Russia in 1863 and trained as a chemist.

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Photographer wins copyright infringement case - British Journal of Photography

Photographer wins copyright infringement case - British Journal of Photography | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Photographer David Hoffman has won a symbolic judgement against a government-affiliated charity - Drug Abuse Resistance Education - and the Department of Health after it used 19 images without permission.

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Photography and Trust

Photography and Trust | Photography Now | Scoop.it
As a photographer, you won't get around bringing your desire to photography, just as a viewer you do the same thing. You have no choice. As I have argued before, photography must fail if that desire is denied.
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The ‘Problem’ With Photography Prizes

The ‘Problem’ With Photography Prizes | Photography Now | Scoop.it
‘As I prepared pictures to submit to a contest I could not stop thinking that all these past years the main photo contests chose their winners from among the pictures depicting wars and conflicts.
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» 10 minutes with Plamen Petkov

» 10 minutes with Plamen Petkov | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Q:When did you first know that you wanted to be a photographer?

 

A:When I realized that I was heading into the direction of becoming a not so good engineer though I love technological innovation and non linear approach to solving problems.

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Gilles Caron Life in a scrapbook | La Lettre de la Photographie

Gilles Caron Life in a scrapbook | La Lettre de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it
This year, the Gilles Caron Foundation is publishing two exceptional books for photography enthusiasts, upholding the Foundation’s mission established by the photographer’s family: to keep his work alive, and maintain his notoriety.
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Fado, the passion of Tristan Jeanne-Valès | La Lettre de la Photographie

Fado, the passion of Tristan Jeanne-Valès | La Lettre de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Since the end of the 1970s, Tristan Jeanne-Valès has had a keen interest in Fado. “The theme of popular traditional music has always fascinated me,” says Jeanne-Valès.
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The Etiquette of Crowdfunding: A Recipient’s View

I recently benefitted to the tune of $11,215 (less the 8.5% taken by Kickstarter and Amazon) to do Prison Photography on the Road. It was one of the most exhilarating and productive experiences of both my life and work.

(via http://jmcolberg.com/weblog/2012/01/the_view_from_the_other_side_pete_brook_on_the_etiquette_of_crowdfunding/)

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Willie -the Lion- Smith. Harlem, NY (by Arnold Newman, 1960)

Willie -the Lion- Smith. Harlem, NY (by Arnold Newman, 1960) | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Arnold Newman (1918-2006) is considered one of the best portraitists of the twentieth century. It is the photographer of celebrities, as virtually all people of some renown or fame of the twentieth century, both the U.S. and much of the world, have been portrayed by his camera.

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The Mega-loss of Personal Images | La Lettre de la Photographie

The Mega-loss of Personal Images | La Lettre de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it
The closure this week of the file-sharing site Megaupload is one of the most drastic measures yet taken by the Justice Department to fight the illegal downloading of moving and still images.
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The Daily Edit – Thursday 1.19.11

The Daily Edit – Thursday  1.19.11 | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Real Simple


Creative Director: Janet Froelich
Photo Director: Casey Tierney
Design Director: Cybele Grandjean
Photo Editor: Lauren Reichbach Epstein
Prop Stylist: Megan Caponetto
Photographer: Jamie Chung

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The Future of Photography Is Alive and Well in Tokyo

The Future of Photography Is Alive and Well in Tokyo | Photography Now | Scoop.it
More than any other art center, Japan's capital is set up to develop, nurture and launch photographic talent.
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Photographs of Dreamlike Environments Built From Scratch

Photographs of Dreamlike Environments Built From Scratch | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Anne Hardy is a London-based photographer known for her large-scale photographic work of unusual interior spaces.
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Guest Post 9(a): Ken Schles on “Infinite Stupidity” « Photocritic International

Guest Post 9(a): Ken Schles on “Infinite Stupidity” « Photocritic International | Photography Now | Scoop.it

I’m going to out myself here. I was the person who originally posted the link to the text of A. D. Coleman’s “Dinosaur Bones” talk in that online photography forum. Allan has chosen, in recent posts about his forum experiences, to stridently go after the infinite stupidity that the Internet engenders and elevates in online discussion groups.

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iTune it

Just like the music industry, with which it shares many similarities, the photo licensing world is ripe to be iTuned.
The industry landscape is dispersed and confused. None of the photo licensing companies know what to do.
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Toni Greaves: Radical Love, The Promise - British Journal of Photography

Toni Greaves: Radical Love, The Promise - British Journal of Photography | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Sister Lauren Franko was 21 years old when she entered the cloistered Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary in New Jersey; three weeks later, photographer Toni Greaves began following the early stages of her journey in monastic life.

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Jerry Uelsmann: A master of darkroom alchemy | La Lettre de la Photographie

Jerry Uelsmann: A master of darkroom alchemy | La Lettre de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it
A master of darkroom alchemy, Jerry Uelsmann taught the art of fine photographic printing alongside Ansel Adams in the 1960s and 70s, He rebuffed the purist sensibilities and previsualization techniques popular in photography at the time, wanting...
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Russian Christmas Parties | Martin Parr

Russian Christmas Parties | Martin Parr | Photography Now | Scoop.it

I sometimes think the traffic is bad in London and when i am in places like Beijing and Dubai, i know it is best to avoid rush hour, as your journey may take double the time.

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Interview with Edgar Martins | The Time Machine | e-photoreview

The Time Machine The Time Machine is a body of previously unseen works, shot across Portugal between 2010 and 2011.
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iBooks Author and iPhoneography: What You Need to Know About the EULA

iBooks Author and iPhoneography: What You Need to Know About the EULA | Photography Now | Scoop.it
iBooks Author is either the savior of publishing or the worst thing that’s ever happened to publishing. I think it’s pretty awesome, but there are a few things iPhoneographers need to know before you use it to self-publish.
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2. Reflection

2. Reflection | Photography Now | Scoop.it

A second approach for considering photographic realism is to define photography as a “reflective medium.” In a theoretical context, this term (“Reflexionsmedium”) featured prominently in Walter Benjamin’s dissertation Der Begriff der Kunstkritik in der deutschen Romantik (The Concept of Art Criticism in German Romanticism).

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Boris Savelev’s obscure Russia at Visual Culture Blog: Visual Studies and Visual Communication

Boris Savelev’s obscure Russia at Visual Culture Blog: Visual Studies and Visual Communication | Photography Now | Scoop.it

It is perhaps Boris Savelev’s first career as a scientist that makes his photographs look as if they don’t immediately fit into a history of representation.

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This Week In Photography Books – Robert Adams

This Week In Photography Books – Robert Adams | Photography Now | Scoop.it

For all the controversial, opinionated, and edgy things I’ve written in the last couple of years, I think I’m about to put it all to shame. Here, now, I'm writing my first ever “book not reviewed.”

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