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TIME Picks the Best Photos of 2013: Bangladesh, Syria, and More | LightBox | TIME.com

TIME Picks the Best Photos of 2013: Bangladesh, Syria, and More | LightBox | TIME.com | Photography Now | Scoop.it
An absolutely astounding number of pictures are shared every single day — half a billion, and rising. Here are TIME's picks for the top ten photographs of 2013.
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Guido Guidi – Preganziol, 1983 reviewed by Wayne Ford | Photobookstore Magazine

Guido Guidi – Preganziol, 1983 reviewed by Wayne Ford | Photobookstore Magazine | Photography Now | Scoop.it

In 1983, and within the confines of small single room of an apartment or house, Italian photographer Guido Guidi undertook what at first glance could be considered a simple exploration of light. Here, in this unfurnished room with its two windows that sit diagonally opposite each other to one corner, Guidi produced a precise body of work — titled, Preganziol 1983 — that Roberta Valtorta describes in his essay “Space, Time, Void” as a “pearl of great price in contemporary Italian photography.”

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Chinese Group Pictures Lianzhou Foto 2013

Chinese Group Pictures Lianzhou Foto 2013 | Photography Now | Scoop.it
I often look through the old photographs of China Photo, at faces of poeple who had been part of the history of China.
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IN NO GREAT HURRY:13 Lessons in Life With Saul Leiter

IN NO GREAT HURRY:13 Lessons in Life With Saul Leiter | Photography Now | Scoop.it

For many people, New York City past is a study in black and white. It is the world of Erwitt and Klein or Winograd, of Weegee and Arbus, of film noire.

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Eileen Quinlan, Curtains @ Miguel Abreu Gallery

Eileen Quinlan, Curtains @ Miguel Abreu Gallery | Photography Now | Scoop.it
The show is made up of some distressed black and white pictures of contemporary young people, as you might expect from pictures that are young and contemporary.
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Fotografías inspiradas en las pinturas de Edward Hopper // Photographs inspired by Edward Hopper paintings (by Richard Tuschman)

Fotografías inspiradas en las pinturas de Edward Hopper // Photographs inspired by Edward Hopper paintings (by Richard Tuschman) | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Although Richard Tuschman enjoys going to the theater, he is slightly more attracted to the sets and lighting than to the drama unfolding onstage.

He was also attracted to the quiet sense of drama found in the paintings of Edward Hopper, and he used them as a launching pad for a personal project he began almost two years ago titled “Hopper Meditations.”

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I was looking at this series, and wondering how the paintings by Edward Hopper made me think about the interior Dutch paitings of Johanes Vermeer. Does this series mesure up to those two hisotrical sources ?

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Review: "A New York Minute" iBook, by Stephen Shore

Review: "A New York Minute" iBook, by Stephen Shore | Photography Now | Scoop.it
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As much as I like Stephen Shore's photographs, I also like the fact that he constantly challenges himself.
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Search For Light Amongst The Darkness

Search For Light Amongst The Darkness | Photography Now | Scoop.it

“Photography allows me to keep secrets. It has also saved my life in times of great suffering as a tool for expression. It has helped shape my identity, understand who I am and what I need to continue to do.”

Daniel Regan


Daniel Regan is a contemporary artist from the UK currently based in London. In this interview he talks about his most recent series called “Insula” which he hopes to publish as a book soon. The project deals with the struggle between mind and body to achieve equilibrium. For Daniel Regan photography is a medium to “record memories, to express himself in an ambiguous and less tangible way than words, and a feeling of producing something”.

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INVITÉ | Où commence le paysage ?

INVITÉ | Où commence le paysage ? | Photography Now | Scoop.it
A quoi bon courir la planète puisque le paysage n'est pas en dehors de nous, posé devant nous, en attente de notre photographie : il n'existe qu'à travers no
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"I think it’s time that photography should no longer be looked upon as an art in its own right but as..."

"I think it’s time that photography should no longer be looked upon as an art in its own right but as..." | Photography Now | Scoop.it
“I think it’s time that photography should no longer be looked upon as an art in its own right but as a popular art form that has changed and continues to change our society.
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Google, Volume 1 King Zog’s

Google, Volume 1 King Zog’s | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Felix Heyes and Benjamin West, of the collective King Zog’s, came up with the idea to manually collect the first results in Google Image Search for the 21,110 words of the Oxford English Pocket dictionary, as their final project for Saint Martins, the prestigious London art school.

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After thoughts _ Morel, AFP, Getty

After thoughts _ Morel, AFP, Getty | Photography Now | Scoop.it
The Gods of copyright are satiated . With the recent judgement calling for AFP and Getty Images to disburse $1,2 million to Mr Morel for copyright infringement, they have been offered reverence. Or have they ?
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Trends: Alex Prager Face in the crowd

Trends: Alex Prager Face in the crowd | Photography Now | Scoop.it
For ten years, Los Angeles artist Alex Prager has staged imaginary scenes for her camera—dream worlds in Technicolor, rife with tension and melodramatic fictions.
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Review - Nearly Invisible by Moyra Peralta

Review - Nearly Invisible by Moyra Peralta | Photography Now | Scoop.it

There are a number of subjects that have been rather marred by the intentions of well-meaning photographers, who in attempting to draw more attention to these topics have had the perverse effect of making them less noticeable.

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José Medeiros Crônicas brasileiras

José Medeiros Crônicas brasileiras | Photography Now | Scoop.it

The 200 photographs in the José Medeiros exhibition Crônicas brasileiras (Brazilian Chronicles), on view at the Instituto Moreira Salles de Poços de Caldas through January 12, 2014, offer a wide-ranging historical account of the country from the 1940s to the 1960s, from the poorest and most oppressed members of society to its most powerful.

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William Klein, Broadway by light, 1958

William Klein, Broadway by light, 1958 | Photography Now | Scoop.it
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William Klein, Broadway by light, 1958 (short film - 10 min).
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Q&A with Still-Life Photographer ANDREW B. MYERS

Q&A with Still-Life Photographer ANDREW B. MYERS | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Andrew B. Myers is a still-life photographer based in Toronto and represented by Apostrophe Reps.
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Margaret Waage's curator insight, November 29, 2013 9:49 AM

I enjoy reading on creative proces. It's always inspiring to see work and what goes into making it!

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Cambodia Photo Phnom Penh 2013

Cambodia  Photo Phnom Penh 2013 | Photography Now | Scoop.it
The weather had us worried up to the last minute. The end of monsoon season, which lasts well beyond the Water Festival, gave us spectacular thunderstorms and showers that left the air charged with moisture.
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Entretien: Jean-Christophe Béchet

Entretien: Jean-Christophe Béchet | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Crée en 2004 avec un titre provocateur "Où va la photographie", les Hors Série de Réponses Photo , ont su, au fil des numéros, interroger la photographie et son devenir. 
Formé à la prestigieuse école d'Arles, journaliste mais avant tout photographe, son rédacteur en chef, Jean-Christophe Béchet, y sillonne en véritable passionné, les territoires saillants de la création photographique contemporaine. Rencontre avec un professionnel épicurien qui n'a qu'une Foi: la photographie.

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L'Insensé #11 China

L'Insensé #11 China | Photography Now | Scoop.it
L’insensé is a bi-annual, French-language magazine edited by Elizabeth Nora and Vanessa Van Zuylen. Each issue explores the photography of a single country. The focus of the latest issue is China. It is absolutely superb.
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Before They Resurrect the Noble Savage

Before They Resurrect the Noble Savage | Photography Now | Scoop.it

As history and our collective experience reveals, so much of a photograph’s meaning is not captured within its frame. What is not confined to the frame is the social environment within which the image was created. This social context can profoundly affect the way we experience and interpret images and shouldn’t be forgotten, particularly with images that are thrust at us by the media. Such images are complimented by thoughtful meditation to balance our initial emotive reaction.

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The cult of manipulation: photography at the fringes of reality

The cult of manipulation: photography at the fringes of reality | Photography Now | Scoop.it
This year's Paris Photo exhibition is a hive of altered imagery, from a tank of swimming rabbits to apocalyptic visions of society. Jonny Weeks explores these manufactured worlds
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The Pigs – Carlos Spottorno Interview at Paris Photo 2013

The Pigs – Carlos Spottorno Interview at Paris Photo 2013 | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Photographer Carlos Spottorno‘s publication The Pigs won the Photobook Award 2013 from Fotobookfestival, Kassel, Germany, and was short-listed for the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook of the Year Prize.
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Colin Pantall's blog: What is really good: The Passion of Joan of Arc

Colin Pantall's blog: What is really good: The Passion of Joan of Arc | Photography Now | Scoop.it

The Joan of Arc narrative is driven through a study of faces that is at a revolutionary mix of expressionism and off-kilter editing. So it's a conceptual film as well, made up of close-ups that reveal the inner workings of a tortured soul.
So the cinematography, the staging, the editing is all ground-breaking. It's incredible. But at the same time it's only a secondary layer. The story comes first and that is what gives the Passion of Joan of Arc its heart and soul, its power to move. And that is what the score addressed so beautifully.

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Interview with ‘Radical Camp’ photographer Tina Schula

Interview with ‘Radical Camp’ photographer Tina Schula | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Born in Vienna and trained as a filmmaker in England, Tina Schula‘s photography combines cinematic techniques, portraiture, family stories and political history to create staged narratives of complex human drama.
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