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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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it's never summer: Martin Munkácsi, Nude with Parasol, Harper’s...

it's never summer: Martin Munkácsi, Nude with Parasol, Harper’s... | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Martin Munkácsi, Nude with Parasol, Harper’s Bazaar, 1935...
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unknown, Carleton E. Watkins, with cane, during aftermath of...

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unknown, Carleton E. Watkins, with cane, during aftermath of earthquake, San Francisco, 1906
This is an incredible photo - out of focus, but it captures Watkins’ gait and the sense of urgency of the moment, like no formal portrait could.
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The Aesthetics of a Dictatorship: North Korea’s Photoshopped Funeral

The Aesthetics of a Dictatorship: North Korea’s Photoshopped Funeral | Photography Now | Scoop.it
The authenticity of government-released photographs from North Korea has been questioned for years but not until this week, during the funeral of Kim Jong Il, was the issue as widely discussed and analyzed.
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The winter wonderland of Jeffrey Conley

The winter wonderland of Jeffrey Conley | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Above Tress and Light, 2006. (©Jeffrey Conley/Courtesy of Nazraeli Press).
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Train of Thought: On the ‘Subway’ Photographs by Bruce Davidson | NYRblog | The New York Review of Books

Train of Thought: On the ‘Subway’ Photographs by Bruce Davidson | NYRblog | The New York Review of Books | Photography Now | Scoop.it

In the spring of 1980, I began to photograph the New York subway system. Before beginning this project, I was devoting most of my time to commissioned assignments and to writing and producing a feature film based on Isaac Bashevis Singer’s novel, Enemies, A Love Story. When the final option expired on the film, I felt the need to return to my still photography—to my roots.

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The Problem with Perfection

The Problem with Perfection | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Bill Burke spent much of the 1980s and '90s traveling through some fairly dodgy parts of Southeast Asia, processing his Polaroids in a bucket. It’s no surprise that his photos display what we might modestly call technical flaws. The surprise is how powerfully their imperfections help capture a sense of time and place.

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Why This Blog Died » Words On Photography

Why This Blog Died » Words On Photography | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Real blogging it's not easy, it's very hard to maitian engaging content, and sometimes we feel the need to change. Tom Leinninger explains why he killed his blog.

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Noah Doely

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Noah Doely was raised in Iowa and earned his BFA in sculpture from the University of Northern Iowa. He works with sculpture, installation, and antiquated photographic processes. Noah crafts elaborate narrative scenes and frames them with the use of historic photographic processes and antique equipment.

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2011 BEST PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS | Part II

2011 BEST PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS | Part II | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Friends and colleagues eachcontributed their unique perspective towards The Best Photography Books of 2011+ + +ELISABETH BIONDICurator and Visuals Editor at The New Yorker Magazine for 15 years"Two books, both probably because I have been loving...
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Jeffrey Stockbridge – Kensington Blues

Jeffrey Stockbridge – Kensington Blues | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Kensington Avenue is a hot spot for drugs and prostitution located in North Philadelphia. Populated by cheap bars, pawnshops, and check cashing businesses, the Avenue is also the major business corridor in the neighborhood.

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Review: Is This Place Great Or What by Brian Ulrich

Review: Is This Place Great Or What by Brian Ulrich | Photography Now | Scoop.it
What is there still left to say about consumerism? We all seem to agree that it is bad, that reckless consumption is the direct cause of many of our current problems, but we're still very much engaged in it.
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The Daily Edit – Wednesday 12.21.11

The Daily Edit – Wednesday 12.21.11 | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Field&Stream

Design Director: Sean Johnston

Photography Director: John Toolan Associate

Art Director: Kim Eddy

Photographer: Plamen Petkov

Food Styling: Roscoe Betsill

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la familia abrazada #13 – “The family is one of nature’s masterpieces” | LPV Magazine

la familia abrazada #13 – “The family is one of nature’s masterpieces” |  LPV Magazine | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Family photography in the tradition of Aue Sobol, Barney, Billingham, Goldin, Sultan, Larry Towell and other modern interpretations.

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The Best Photographs I saw in 2011 that I Haven’t Already written about yet

The Best Photographs I saw in 2011 that I Haven’t Already written about yet | Photography Now | Scoop.it

The only thing to match the monotony of the march of time is the certainty of change. The second law of thermodynamics and all. We like to think we stay the same, remain true to ourselves, but it’s just an illusion, no more real than a flogborgibbit. Change is the normal state of things, far more natural than a charge of flip-flopping, but the very epithet tells you all you need to know about most people’s view of the inevitable.

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2011 Looking Back and Looking Forward

2011 Looking Back and Looking Forward | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Looking Back:
I think it's important to take stock at the end of each year--to celebrate and be grateful for successes, to understand failures, and to set goals for the future.

 

Looking Forward:

My continuing goal is to make more time to create work. In order to do that, it means less time down the rabbit hole of Facebook and Twitter and social media outlets.

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Colin Gray

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Colin Gray's Nina Goes Shopping shows the photographer's daughter shopping for stuff - a great take on consumerism.
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The Visual Science Lab / Kirk Tuck: Lonely hunter. Better hunt.

The Visual Science Lab / Kirk Tuck: Lonely hunter. Better hunt. | Photography Now | Scoop.it

If you want to do photography at a level that really satisfies your soul and your ego you'll need to do it alone. Forget having the spouse or girlfriend or best friend or camera buddy tagging along. Forget the whole sorry concept of the "photo walk" which does nothing but engender homogenization and "group think." Leave all electronics in your hotel room. Cut off all communications, during the day, from or to the "real world" and immerse yourself in the hunt for images.

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Christopher Pattison's curator insight, December 16, 2014 4:46 AM

Kirk Tuck's inspiring article on solo street photography. Just transpose Paris for Anytown.

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Re Runs: Boo Ritson

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London photographer, Boo Riston, works in a way that combines sculpture, painting, photography, and well, bodies. Trained and educated as a sculptor, Boo considers herself an artist who uses photography to attain her desired result. After feeling confined by just making sculpture, she began painting her work and herself as a way to incorporate a different medium.

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LEE FRIEDLANDER: “Out of the Cool” (1991)

LEE FRIEDLANDER: “Out of the Cool” (1991) | Photography Now | Scoop.it

‘Just what is Friedlander’s work about? To what does it refer, either concretely, metaphorically, formally, allegorically, or representatively? In what sense are his photographs documents – either of the world or of his true perceptions? Is he confronting us directly with our perception of reality – or merely an abstract, ultimately barren non-reality? Is his work an allegory for his view of civilisation and humanity – or is it only about the medium in its narrowest sense? Is it a series of facile formal manoeuvres? Or even a kind of existential jerking off?’

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2011 BEST PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS | Part I

2011 BEST PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS | Part I | Photography Now | Scoop.it
A few of my choices forThe Best Photography Books of 2011+ + +The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious. Aperture, 2011The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the W.M. Hunt CollectionGeorge Eastman House, Rochester, New Yorkthrough Feb.
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2011 Photographs of the Year: Scarlett Johansson, Vivian Maier and the contemporary self-portrait

2011 Photographs of the Year: Scarlett Johansson, Vivian Maier and the contemporary self-portrait | Photography Now | Scoop.it

“Photographs of the year” photographs mainline emotion, documenting the most awful, dramatic events of the year. Sorting these examples of human conflict and suffering into a list with a SEO’d headline (“top” “best” “most”) doesn’t add any context or understanding. I’m going to take the opposite approach: start with the most insignificant photograph as “photograph of the year” and see where the tush takes us.

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ASX.TV: Bruce Gilden – “Leica & Magnum: The Spirit Lives Here” (2011)

ASX.TV: Bruce Gilden – “Leica & Magnum: The Spirit Lives Here” (2011) | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Bruce Gilden first traveled to Haiti in 1984 and made 19 trips over the course of 10 years, culminating in his book titled, quite simply, “Haiti”. In February and March 2010, he went back to Port-au-Prince to witness firsthand what had happened in the wake of the earthquake. What he found was a city destroyed and people who are poor of everything but grace, pride and a distinctive soul.

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