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Introspective, navel-gazing nitpickers

So rather than complain about the introspective nature of photobooks or the endless discussions on the nature of work, we should not follow others but should instead go out into the world and find work that interests and inspires us on its own...
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Une conversation avec Daniel Blaufuks

Une conversation avec Daniel Blaufuks | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Portuguese photographer Daniel Blaufuks gives an interview about his books and the sources of his work.

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Bernard Perrine: Technology & Estheticism | La Lettre de la Photographie

Bernard Perrine: Technology & Estheticism | La Lettre de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Bernard Perrine, journalist and photographer and Michel Poivert, Art History Professor at the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, they analyze the influence of technology, specifically digital technology, on photographic esthetics.
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BRASSAI: “Letters to My Parents” (1998)

BRASSAI: “Letters to My Parents” (1998) | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Brassai is one of the few European photographers who have succeeded in giving their thoughts a concrete shape in an oeuvre forming a coherent whole, and who have become known to audiences in the same way as writers have. It is a rare photographer indeed whose prints are engraved in our memories in remembrance of emotions comparable to those felt upon reading a literary work.

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Letter from Tokyo #6: Japan, 2011 and photography

Letter from Tokyo #6: Japan, 2011 and photography | Photography Now | Scoop.it

The March 11 earthquake and its effects will necessarily loom over any attempt to think about Japan’s 2011. These effects are not going away anytime soon, even if it’s entirely too easy for Tokyoites to forget about what’s happening up North. For their part, photographers have made an effort to show people what’s happening in Tohoku, but I’m not sure that much of the work being produced so far is all that useful to anyone. I think it’s possible that my general disappointment with post-3/11 photographs so far could be linked to a broader turn away from representing people in Japanese photography.

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Projects WE Love: The Last Stand

Projects WE Love: The Last Stand | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Marc Wilson is creating beautiful, evocative photographs of the structural remnants of Europe’s military defences in his project “The Last Stand.” With several under his belt, Marc is currently raising funds via IndieGoGo in order to reach his goal...
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Documentary about a filmmaker relationship with a photographer

A film to watch in connection with my post On Marrying A Photographer is The Windmill Movie. This great autobiographical documentary about the filmmaker Dick Rogers offers an intimate look into his relationship with the photographer Susan Meiselas.

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Ed van der Elsken and Eikoh Hosoe: A 30-Year Dialogue

Ed van der Elsken and Eikoh Hosoe: A 30-Year Dialogue | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Ed van der Elsken’s "Sweet Life" (1966), an incredibly beautiful collection of rich inky high contrast gravure images taken in 1959-61 during van der Elsken’s 14-month journey around the world !

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On marrying a photographer

On marrying a photographer | Photography Now | Scoop.it

In the new Adams retrospective book, The Place We Live, there is an essay by Jock Reynolds entitled ‘Taken Together’ on the importance of Kerstin Adams in Robert’s life and work. Reynolds paints a fairly remarkable picture of marital harmony.

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Henan: a Chinese story by Spanish photographer Albert Bonsfills

Henan: a Chinese story by Spanish photographer Albert Bonsfills | Photography Now | Scoop.it

In Henan, the sky is grey and the dust paints the landscape brown, says Bonsfills, who works exclusively in colour with sensitivity and compassion, revealing a China where the ageing community speak the Hua dialect; and still drink tea from yellow tins; rubber slippers leave their imprint in the mud of the unpaved streets.

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Your Turn: The Romney Redux TIME Cover and the Flogged Likeability Factor

Your Turn: The Romney Redux TIME Cover and the Flogged Likeability Factor | Photography Now | Scoop.it
I’m interested in your deconstruct (or re-construct) the new TIME cover in light of its earlier cousin. I’m curious about the anchor text, especially the tone of the language on the new, post-Iowa cover.
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El Principito // The little Prince (by Ouka Lele, 2008)

El Principito // The little Prince (by Ouka Lele, 2008) | Photography Now | Scoop.it
“El Principito, un sueño que viene a mis brazos,
el niño y la sabiduría observados por un aviador simpático (…)
¡Es que me divierto tanto!
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Leon Borensztein’s ‘American Portraits’

Leon Borensztein’s ‘American Portraits’ | Photography Now | Scoop.it
More often than not, some of the best observers of places are those not originally from there. Leon Borensztein was born in Poland, settled in Israel and emigrated only later in life to the U.S. in 1977.
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Still Images In Great Advertising

Still Images In Great Advertising | Photography Now | Scoop.it

When I saw this ad, I reached out to Blake Pearson, John Fulton’s agent. It caught my attention because it required the viewer to stop and look a little closer.

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CARTE BLANCHE - Wang Yuanling

CARTE BLANCHE - Wang Yuanling | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Born and bred on the banks of the Yangtze River, Wang Yuanling naturally turned his camera to the people whose lives are shaped by its waters. His images of his home town, Chongqing, tell the story not only of that place, but also of daily life across China.

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La vida del fotógrafo en una lata de membrillo // Life of the photographer in a can of quince jelly (by Jose Manuel Navia)

La vida del fotógrafo en una lata de membrillo // Life of the photographer in a can of quince jelly (by Jose Manuel Navia) | Photography Now | Scoop.it

In memory of Navia, there is a can of quince jelly that would mark his life. That can, which he still retains, has painted a Venetian gondola and letters in mold manufacturer name “Francisco Aguilar Berral, from Puente Genil”, and inside it kept her grandmother Ana family photographs. In the winter evenings, the child Navia looked the portraits of his ancestors and his own with the fascination with the children of that time looked at the pictures…

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Photographing Politics in Changing Times

Photographing Politics in Changing Times | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Jim Wilson covered his first presidential primary in 1976, shooting for The Charlotte Observer. Covering politics over the decades, he has seen tremendous changes - both in the style of the campaigns and the technology used to photograph them.
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Powerful Portraits of Kenyan Children in Primary School for the Blind

Powerful Portraits of Kenyan Children in Primary School for the Blind | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Lina Jonathan May is a Sydney-based photographer. This work is from his portrait series on blind children attending Thika primary school in Kenya.

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The Color of Sunsets by Eric Cahan | Illuminations and Other Stuff

The Color of Sunsets by Eric Cahan | Illuminations and Other Stuff | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Entitled “Sky Series”, these arent paint sample gradients but actual photos taken of various sunsets and sunrises around the country.

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Cameras, communication and the intimacy of a moment. | we produce beautifully crafted multimedia

Cameras, communication and the intimacy of a moment. | we produce beautifully crafted multimedia | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Photographers often say to their subjects “just ignore me, pretend I’m not here” in order to try to gain some ‘intimate’ fly-on-the-wall photographic opportunities. I’ve always hated that. 

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WE RECOMMEND : Anne Ten Donkelaar

WE RECOMMEND :  Anne Ten Donkelaar | Photography Now | Scoop.it

The Amsterdam native Anne Ten Donkelaar creates flower constructions made from cutouts of flower pictures and pressed flowers look like natural origami installments that pop off the page.

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Photobooks 2011: a view from Japan | eyecurious

Photobooks 2011: a view from Japan | eyecurious | Photography Now | Scoop.it

As 2011 came to an end, I (somewhat foolishly) decided to compile the many ‘best photobooks of 2011′ lists that were popping up all over the internet to see whether there were any books that were consistently getting all the plaudits. I was particularly struck by the almost total absence of books published in Japan from these 52 lists (6 books out of 313!).

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lens culture photobook review: Seiji Shibuya's DANCE

lens culture photobook review: Seiji Shibuya's DANCE | Photography Now | Scoop.it

“DANCE” is one of those photobooks that attracted my eye immediately, even from a distance. Then when I picked it up, it endeared itself even more, instantly, with the luscious touch of its coarsely textured cover.

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David Ellingsen

David Ellingsen | Photography Now | Scoop.it
I truly believe that most of us create work from some thread of our childhood, drawing upon references and influences and events.
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