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Roland & Sabrina Michaud Afghanistan from the past

Roland & Sabrina Michaud Afghanistan from the past | Photography Now | Scoop.it

There once was a man who loved a woman so much he could not be without her. The man, a French photographer named Roland Michaud met a Moroccan born girl called Sabrina in the late 1950’s. They began their life together traveling through the mystic lands of the Orient discovering and documenting it' wonders.

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A lifetime of travel and you find ourself with a monumental archive of images that are unique.

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Her Blueprint: The International Museum of Women Blog: In Conversation with Azar Emdadi

Her Blueprint: The International Museum of Women Blog: In Conversation with Azar Emdadi | Photography Now | Scoop.it

"Dinner in Tehran is a series of 12 images, inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci’s painting of The Last Supper. These images explore the various paradoxes that exist within Iranian society today; the issue of public and private personas, the fractured identities, censorship, religion and strict social codes, which result in many Iranians living a double life."

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Azar Emdadi chose a extremely well known icon of western christian art to portray through reenactments represent issues she deems important in modern Iranian society.

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Review: The Unphotographable

Review: The Unphotographable | Photography Now | Scoop.it
If you want to be completely literal about photography, a medium whose technical nature invites just doing that, then you can only take a photograph of something that is tangible.
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The Unphotographable is a test to the limits of photography.

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Platt D. Babbitt (American, 1822-1879) Niagara suspension...

Platt D. Babbitt (American, 1822-1879) Niagara suspension... | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Platt D. Babbitt (American, 1822-1879) Niagara suspension bridge, ca. 1856, whole plate daguerreotype, George Eastman House Collection
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The Tumblr blog of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography is a good example of a very well curated ressource. I recomend the following.

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Miroslav Tichý L’Existence du Samourai

Miroslav Tichý L’Existence du Samourai | Photography Now | Scoop.it
We received this text about Miroslav Tichý written by the galerist Pascal Polar, from Bussels. We decided to publish it.
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Miroslav TichÝ creates a coherent personal universe that was not supposed to be exposed like this. But it seems the art world needs new heroes at all cost.

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Photographers snap back - drivel, rubbish, moronic - but I am right

Photographers snap back - drivel, rubbish, moronic - but I am right | Photography Now | Scoop.it

My piece yesterday about the redundancy of weekly newspaper staff photographers elicited a bitter response from our photographic brethren.

The 83 commenters to date were united in their condemnation of my view. "Drivel" was among the kindest of responses. I have had several emails saying much the same.

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Comparing photographers with XIX century redudant loom workers, got some angry response from many. Greenslade point deserves some debate.

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Mark Klett : Re-photographing the American West

Mark Klett : Re-photographing the American West | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Revisiting the iconic western American landscape is a challenge that many photographers have taken. From the survey photographers of the early nineteenth century to the masters of landscape photography such as Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Carleton Watkins and Eadweard Muybridge, the American West has never ceased to inspire. 

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Showing the before and after of a place is always popular with people, nostalgia being what it it, but Mark Klett aimed for a different direction with this project a bout the American West.

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The Face of the Future in Kiev's Battle for Middle Earth - NO CAPTION NEEDED

The Face of the Future in Kiev's Battle for Middle Earth - NO CAPTION NEEDED | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Photographs of the police at the Kiev protests point toward the refeudalization of modern societies.
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Is reality start t to resemble too much to a Lord of the Rings film ? Photography can show you part of the answer.

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Jurek Wajdowicz Liminal spaces

Jurek Wajdowicz Liminal spaces | Photography Now | Scoop.it
The dual emotions of aloneness and melancholy seem to be a relevant concept when grasping the minimalist abstracts of Jurek Wajdowicz's pictures.
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Abstraction is always a challenge to our brain and to our quest for finding meaning.

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With Cameras Optional, New Directions in Photography

With Cameras Optional, New Directions in Photography | Photography Now | Scoop.it
“What is a photograph?” asks a show at the International Center of Photography, a question echoed by curators navigating a flood of new works that are far from documentary.
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Photographers are questioning photography in a more active way now, but their problem lies on the economic side of thing for the most part. In this article it's the curators time to reflect and question the meaning and place of photography on this century.

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En relayant des images sur les réseaux sociaux, ils comptent créer un business

En relayant des images sur les réseaux sociaux, ils comptent créer un business | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Un duo d'adolescents a réussi en quelques mois à rassembler près d'1 million d'abonnés sur un profil Twitter, @HistoryinPics, qui se contente de relayer des
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Retromania, fascination with the past, discovering the billion images produced, but never shown, but can a business be built on this base ? 

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slushy: In 1972 Daido Moriyama first published what would...

slushy: In 1972 Daido Moriyama first published what would... | Photography Now | Scoop.it
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In 1972 Daido Moriyama first published what would eventually be enshrined as a classic of photographic books, albeit one that, like all such modernist classics, must have seemed an abomination at the time.
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A classic in disruption, no american or european had gone this far taking photoraphy to the limit.

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Yan Morvan : "Art for All" Exhibition Gangs

Yan Morvan : "Art for All"  Exhibition Gangs | Photography Now | Scoop.it

As a reporter for the agency Sipa press from the 1970s to the present day, Yan Morvan photographed young people in the suburbs of Paris: rockers, rappers, punks, dealers, rioters.

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A experience in selling your work directly, born out a financial problem the photographer faced.

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Is there a Language of Photography? | Disphotic

Is there a Language of Photography? | Disphotic | Photography Now | Scoop.it
People often speak of a visual language of photography, but is this borne out by fact?
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Lewis Bush writes about the language of photography, and of the complexity that is contained within.

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RADCLIFFE 'RUDDY' ROYE: Instagram Activist

RADCLIFFE 'RUDDY' ROYE: Instagram Activist | Photography Now | Scoop.it
 January 10, 2014 Gabriel -- self proclaimed son of David.Photograph © Ruddy Roye Instagram.com/ruddyroye
December 31, 2013 The Designer (Unfinished and Unedited) I believe by design I am a designer.
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Ruddy Roye work work is powerful and deserves to spread more. I'm following him on Instagram right now.

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THOMAS RUFF: "Aesthetic of the Pixel" (2008) AMERICAN SUBURB X

THOMAS RUFF: "Aesthetic of the Pixel" (2008) AMERICAN SUBURB X | Photography Now | Scoop.it

 The photographic art of Thomas Ruff makes very particular demands of us and offers very particular kinds of pleasure, both aesthetic and intellectual. His work seems cold and dispassionate, willful, searching and perverse but at times surprisingly beautiful. 

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What Is a Photograph? | LightBox | TIME.com

What Is a Photograph? | LightBox | TIME.com | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Lyle Rexer, author of 'The Edge of Vision: the Rise of Abstraction in Photography,' writes for LightBox about a new exhibition at ICP questioning the limits of what we'd consider a photograph.
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Another view of the exhibition What is a Photograph, that i already refered here.

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David Solo: An Inveterate Photobook Collector

David Solo: An Inveterate Photobook Collector | Photography Now | Scoop.it

In a loft apartment in the former grand ballroom of a converted pre-war Brooklyn landmark hotel, David Solo is surrounded by floor to ceiling bookshelves punctuated by framed photographs, works on paper and a beautiful collection of Chinese scholar’s stones. 

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David Solo talks about is exgtensive book colection.

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Aline Smithson Interview | A Photo Editor

Aline Smithson Interview | A Photo Editor | Photography Now | Scoop.it
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In-depth interview with Aline Smithson, photographer, writer, teacher, and the publisher of the popular photography blog Lenscratch.

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Steve McCurry on photography's globalised challenge | Photography | Agenda | Phaidon

Steve McCurry on photography's globalised challenge | Photography | Agenda | Phaidon | Photography Now | Scoop.it
The Magnum photographer says that, from Cleveland to India, the world is beginning to look the same
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One of the most famous photographers today, tells us we should be carefull of the visual homegenity that is spreading through the world.

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QUESTION | Peut-on devenir auteur de photos que l’on a pas prises ?

QUESTION | Peut-on devenir auteur de photos que l’on a pas prises ? | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Depuis une dizaine d'années, certains artistes contemporains ont construit leur œuvre sur le recyclage d'images puisées dans la presse, la publicité ou dans
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Curators and picture editors as authors ? In the book publishing world this is common, but the individual picture authors receive credit (and hopefully payment).

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Alexia Sinclair A Frozen Tale

Alexia Sinclair A Frozen Tale | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Sydney photo-media artist Alexia Sinclair’s love of European history continues with her new series “A Frozen Tale” set in the 17th Century Skokloster Slott, a majestic castle commissioned by Carl Custaf Wrangel in the Swedish Age of Greatness.
Mario Pires's insight:

Well constructed narratives are never easy to build. You need mote than a strong image, you need to many layers of meaning and for that attention to detail is a must.

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“Ghosts In Mind”

“Ghosts In Mind” | Photography Now | Scoop.it

My concept for the Mirage series was clear to me from the start.

I wanted to alter reality, to diffuse, to bring in a surreal feel to my photos. Having printed with lith materials for a number of years, I knew what that process could do for my work. I cannot achieve the same results with straight black and white printing.

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A photographer uses personal experiences and a particular analog process to suit the project.

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fototazo: Narrative and Photography

Photography's relationship with narrative has been heavily questioned for several decades and continues to provoke donnybrooks and end friendships. It's a relationship that has been particularly interesting for me to consider recently as I work on two photobooks.
The experience of doing so has led me to an unexpected conclusion: there are ways to consider the question of narrative in photography in which photography can be presented as the most powerful narrative vehicle in the arts.

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An article that aims to examine the narrative capacities of photography.

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A Day at the Riot - NO CAPTION NEEDED

A Day at the Riot - NO CAPTION NEEDED | Photography Now | Scoop.it

The web is awash in images of the battle in Kiev’s Maidan Nezalezhnosti (The Square of Independence) between protestors calling for both the incorporation of the Ukraine into the EU, as well as the resignation of Ukrainian President Yanukovych.

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The Ukranian Berkut special riot police unit poses for a group shot on the place where they are working is a visual sign of the times.

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