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The Hermit Photographer | LPV Magazine

The Hermit Photographer   |  LPV Magazine | Photography Now | Scoop.it

“That’s it. Screw the internet. What is this Google+ shit? I’m done. Fuck all this social media shit and everyone who talks about it. It’s all boring. It’s all noise. Nobody writes anything interesting. They’re all drones churning out “content” for fascist overlords.”

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What Matters Now? Proposals for a New Front Page

What Matters Now? Proposals for a New Front Page | Photography Now | Scoop.it

The exhibition What Matters Now? Proposals for a New Front Page will combine the crowd sourcing of images and ideas with the curatorial engagement of six experienced individuals, each hosting a table and a conversation within the space, where on corresponding walls each group will present its proposals for the contents of a ‘New Front Page’. Hosts include a variety of visual image specialists: Wafaa Bilal, Melissa Harris, Stephen Mayes, Joel Meyerowitz, Fred Ritchin (who conceptualized this project) and Deborah Willis.

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The Daily Edit – Thursday 8.25.11

The Daily Edit – Thursday  8.25.11 | Photography Now | Scoop.it








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New York Magazine
Design Director: Chris Dixon
Photography Director: Jody Quon
Photographer: James Mollison

Note: Content for The Daily Edit is found on the newsstands.
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Jane Fulton Alt: Candy Chang's Before I Die Project in New Orleans

Jane Fulton Alt: Candy Chang's Before I Die Project in New Orleans | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Before I Die is the amazing brainchild of New Orleans artist Candy Chang. She is using blackboards that line the outside of an abandoned home in New Orleans to encourage people to think about their hopes and dreams. It is a symbol of rebirth and a testament to New Orlean's resilience and creativity.

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Brad Wilson

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Brad Wilson knows how to take a portrait. His site is filled with stunning commercial and editorial portraits of a wide array of sitters, each captured with dignity and respect. He brings these same qualities to his fine art work.
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Rawiya Photo Collective

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Rawiya is a photography collective founded by five female photographers from across the Middle East.
Rawiya presents an insider’s view of a region in flux balancing its contradictions while reflecting on social and political issues and stereotypes.
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João Canziani – Canadian Café Bar

João Canziani – Canadian Café Bar | Photography Now | Scoop.it

I was introduced to João Canziani by Emiliano Granado. We met up for coffee a few months ago to talk about photography and during our conversation he told me about a new project he’d been working on about his homeland of Peru.
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Nils Orth

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Nils Orth's Untitled Faces aren't particularly flattering images, but regardless they're quite compelling, rubbing against many photographic conventions.
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Show me your place and I’ll tell you who you are.

Show me your place and I’ll tell you who you are. | Photography Now | Scoop.it
How important are our house, our living room, or our bedroom to us? These places may be where we spend the biggest part of our lives (well and the office unfortunately).
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Photographer #363: Phil Poynter

Photographer #363: Phil Poynter | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Phil Poynter, 1973, UK, is a fashion photographer working in the photography markets of London, New York, Paris and Milan. He started his career as a creative director of Dazed & Confused.
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HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Horst P. Horst

HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Horst P. Horst | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Horst Paul Albert Bohrmann (August 14, 1906 – November 18, 1999) who chose to be known as Horst P. Horst was a German-Americanfashion photographer. Horst is best known for his photographs of women and fashion, but is also recognized for his photographs of interior architecture, still lifes, especially ones including plants, and environmental portraits.

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VICTOR COBO: "Down in the Hole" (2011)

VICTOR COBO: "Down in the Hole" (2011) | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Victor Cobo is the contemporary version of Baudelaire’s nineteenth century flâneur who roamed the streets of Paris following his intrigue. Cobo is specifically in pursuit of the seedier side of life though, much like what we see in Toulouse Lautrec and Edgar Degas’ works (especially in the latter artists brothel monotypes).

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Digital and On-Line is NOT the New Cemetery Plot for Print






Lately the pace of magazines announcing the folding of their ink on paper editions while continuing to publish on-line has increased. To those folks I have three words: YOU ARE DEAD. There is no ifs or buts about it.
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Library of Congress Visit

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by Jonathan Blaustein
I visited Washington, DC earlier this month to drop off a portfolio of my photo project, “The Value of a Dolllar,” at the Library of Congress.
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Power of Hands

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Rome, Italy
 
Hands are the tools of tools.
-Aristotle
 
 
Banteay Srei, Angkor, Cambodia 
 
 Our hands often reveal what we really think but do not say. 
They can show a range of f...
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Truth doesn’t make a nosie…

Truth doesn’t make a nosie… | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Recently I was invited to lecture.  The topic: Finding your personal vision...



Tampico Foto Festival. Mexico, 2011.

Within... a deadly battle ensued for years, killing me softly until a...
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10 Things Henri Cartier-Bresson Can Teach You About Street Photography

10 Things Henri Cartier-Bresson Can Teach You About Street Photography | Photography Now | Scoop.it
In preparation for my upcoming street photography workshops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chicago I have been doing quite a bit of research into Henri Cartier-Bresson, the Godfather of street photography.
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Should we be worried?

Blake Andrews just published a post, writing "reinterpretation threatens to overtake generation as the dominant creative act in photography." Should we be worried? I don't think so.
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Spotlight on George Georgiou

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Looking at George Georgious work for the first time, and its pretty great (thanks, JM!). I like how he made this video, previewing his new book Fault Lines: Turkey East West.
These are from that series.
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You kiss by the book… | i-D Online

You kiss by the book… | i-D Online | Photography Now | Scoop.it

The teeth, the tongue, the tip of the lips, the teenage kiss is a libido-laden minefield and in his latest book skater-cum-photographer Ed Templeton braves the battleground with his lens.

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Kickstarter: ‘Prison Photography’ on the Road

Kickstarter: ‘Prison Photography’ on the Road | Photography Now | Scoop.it
THE BLOG GROWS LEGS
It's with excited anticipation and a good amount of nerves that I announce the launch of my Kickstarter project Prison Photography on the Road: Stories Behind the Photos.

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Much like Zero

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Komposition-01–2011 © Shirana Shahbazi, Galerie Bob van Orsouw
Zurich based photographer Shirana Shahbazi, had her first solo exhibitionin 2002 at the Galerie Bob van Orsouw.
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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
The family is one of nature's masterpieces - George Santayana ©Lester Lai There is little less trouble in governing a private family than a whole...
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