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ED RUSCHA: “Ed Ruscha Grand Tourist” (2004)

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Ed Ruscha by Dennis HopperEd Ruscha Grand TouristBy Scott Rothkopf, Originally published in ArtForum, Summer 2004Like scene-stealing extras, the photographs that fill Ed Ruscha’s books of the ’60s have long refused to play a supporting role in his artistic production.

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Still Images In Great Advertising – Ron Haviv

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Still Images In Great Advertising, is a new column where Suzanne Sease discovers great advertising images and then speaks with the photographers about it. Sometimes it amazes me what a small world it is in this business.
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The death of Eve Arnold | La Lettre de la Photographie

The death of Eve Arnold | La Lettre de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it
The last couple of days I was dealing with Brigitte Lardinois of the former Magnum London office as I am working on an article related to Magnum photographers and their coverages of China, and as I had worked with Eve on all her of her editing...
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Heidi Kirkpatrick

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The photography world is hungry for new approaches to creating imagery as our current photographic environment speaks more to pixels and file sizes.
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Amazing Landscape Photographs Resemble Traditional Chinese Paintings

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Don Hong-Oai was born in Canton, China in 1929, but spent most of his life in Saigon, Vietnam. As a young boy in Saigon he was apprenticed to a photography studio. He stayed in Vietnam through the war, but fled by boat to California in 1979.
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Forumization and Its Malcontent (1) « Photocritic International

Forumization and Its Malcontent (1) « Photocritic International | Photography Now | Scoop.it


This past December I participated in a total of four forums (latinate plural: fora). Not exactly against my better judgment, but also not eagerly.

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They Resonate Outside The Edges Of The Frame

I will often leave many versions of an image up on my studio wall for days or weeks and the ones that get “tired” get taken down. Those that keep speaking, keep surprising, are the ones I select.
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Photographer #416: Chen Jiagang

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Chen Jiagang, 1962, China, studied architecture in Chongqing and became a full-time photographer in 2001. His large-scale images, some up to 4 meters wide, are a mix of documentary, conceptual and staged photography.
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La adivina // The fortune teller (by André Kertész, 1930)

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When André Kertesz was asked about his style, he replied that his was a “snapshot picture”. The response showed little interest in defining his style or fit it into a fashionable aesthetic trend, but its apparent obviousness was a good definition.

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Las pequeñas pantallas // The little screens (by Lee Friedlander, 2001)

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“The Little Screens” is a revered and influential body of early work by Lee Friedlander, but it has never before been brought together in its entirety. The book’s title refers to the television screens housed in motel rooms and other nondescript rooms of anonymous character spread throughout the country during the 1960s.


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The La Brea Matrix: Six German Photographers & a New Color Icon by Stephen Shore

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La Brea, Stephen Shore‘s key photograph of 1975, constitutes the conceptual core of the La Brea Matrix Project.
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LightBox 365: A Year in Photographs | LightBox | TIME.com

LightBox 365: A Year in Photographs | LightBox | TIME.com | Photography Now | Scoop.it
LightBox has compiled this yearbook for 2011, literally picking a photo for each day of this astonishing year. It is a remarkable memorial to its high and low points, to agony and to exhilaration. But let the pictures speak for themselves.
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Little River - latecomer art book publishing

Little River - latecomer art book publishing | Photography Now | Scoop.it

this book start in a ship and end in a train
this book not about story
this book not about landscape
this book even not about river.

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The Daily Edit – Friday 1.6.12

The Daily Edit – Friday 1.6.12 | Photography Now | Scoop.it

UCLA Magazine
Design Director and Photo Editor: Charlie Hess
Art Director: Suzannah Mathur
Editor: Jack Feuer
Photographer: J Bennett Fitts

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Many Images, One View

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Interesting to see the VII photographer Ashley Gilbertson having a gentle crack on twitter at ‘academics’ who ‘complain’ about some of the repetitive imagery of ‘Africa’ that gets published.
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Francis Bacon & Photography « Cedric Arnold

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The photographic (dark) side of Francis Bacon and the impact of photography in his paintings


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Afghan box camera

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The aim of the Afghan Box Cam­era Project is to pro­vide a record of the kamra-e-faoree which as a liv­ing form of pho­tog­ra­phy is on the brink of dis­ap­pear­ing in Afghanistan. To this end you will find instruc­tions on how to use and build a kamra-e-faoree, gen­eral back­ground infor­ma­tion on the cam­era and pho­tog­ra­phy in Afghanistan, a vari­ety of photo-galleries and pho­tog­ra­pher port­fo­lios, and links to resources.

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Voyeuristic Portraits Taken of People Driving Their Cars

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Reid Elem is a Savannah, Georgia based fine art photographer. His series, In Direction, is an investigation into social introversion.
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Polly Gaillard

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Polly Gaillard comes to photography with a camera bag full of life experiences that she mines for series that include themes of motherhood, children, memory, loss and family.

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New Year, New Challenge

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The methodological distinctions between science and art are perhaps obvious when one considers their respective goals. Science for the most part seeks a solution to a problem and maintains a rigorous discipline to achieve that end.
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The Daily Edit – Friday 12.31.11

The Daily Edit – Friday 12.31.11 | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Creative Director: Alex Gonzales
Design Director: Anton Ioukhnovets
Art Director: Anna C. Davidson-Evans
Photography Director: Caroline Wolff
Photo Editor: Jacqeline Bates
Photographer: Nick Knight

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TFTW #4: Barthes on subversive photography

 Photography is subversive not when it frightens, repels, or even stigmatizes, but when it is pensive, when it thinks. Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography

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Introduction – Everywhere and Nowhere

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Photography has always had the power to transport us to exotic and unfamiliar places. With the arrival of the Internet, and the flood of images it’s brought with it, we can instantaneously travel just about anywhere in the world when we open a Web browser. However, the ability to be everywhere vicariously through the Internet often creates a feeling of sameness; you’re nowhere special. In this issue, I chose four photographers who evoke my notion of being everywhere and nowhere.

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Moving forward, looking back

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A recent post by Blake Andrews on dead photoblogs has me thinking a lot about life online and off. From 2006 to 2007, I poured a lot of energy into my blog. 

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Ten books and five exhibitions for 2012

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The last few weeks have seen a proliferation of ‘Best Photobooks of the Year’ lists. So with this in mind, I’ve decided not add to the ‘Best Photobooks of the Year’ offering, but instead here are ten books I’m looking forward to seeing in the early months of 2012, and five exhibitions.

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