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Numinous Self-Actualization

Numinous Self-Actualization | Photography Now | Scoop.it

"A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be. This need we may call self-actualization. This term ... refers to the desire for self-fulfillment, namely, to the tendency for him to become actualized in what he is potentially. This tendency might be phrased as the desire to become more and more what one is, to become everything that one is capable of becoming." - Abraham Maslow (1908 - 1970)

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Looking at Appalachia | Shelby Lee Adams – Part One | Walk your camera.

Looking at Appalachia | Shelby Lee Adams – Part One | Walk your camera. | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Shelby Lee Adams’ photography has been published in four monographs - Appalachian Portraits (1993), Appalachian Legacy (1998), Appalachian Lives (2003), and Salt & Truth (2011). He has received numerous grants and awards, most recently a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2010.

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Bharat Choudhary: Documenting Muslim youth in France

Bharat Choudhary: Documenting Muslim youth in France | Photography Now | Scoop.it

For the past two years, Bharat Choudhary has documented the impact of religious prejudice and stereotyping on young Muslims in America and England. Now, after winning one of Getty Images' Grants for Editorial Photography, worth $20,000, Choudhary plans on expanding his project to document how social, political and economic factors are fueling the alienation of Muslim youth in France. He speaks with BJP's Olivier Laurent.

 

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Moments of Reprieve: Representing Loss in Contemporary Photography at Visual Culture Blog by @MarcoBohr

Moments of Reprieve: Representing Loss in Contemporary Photography at Visual Culture Blog by @MarcoBohr | Photography Now | Scoop.it

The exhibition Moments of Reprieve: Representing Loss in Contemporary Photography is, in collaboration with Paradise Row, currently on display at the David Roberts Foundation on Great Titchfield Street in London. By connecting photography with the manifold meanings of loss, the curators Louisa Adams and David Birkin dig into an intellectually and philosophically dense subject matter.

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Visa pour l'image 2012: Nik Wheeler | Le Journal de la Photographie

Visa pour l'image 2012: Nik Wheeler | Le Journal de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Nik Wheeler’s portrayal of life among the marshmen of southern Iraq is the only in-depth photo-reportage in the marshes ever authorized by Saddam Hussein’s regime.
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“We’re Not Much Different, You and I…” : Bad at Sports

“We’re Not Much Different, You and I…” : Bad at Sports | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Tom Friel: What led you to make this work? How is it a departure from previous work?

Joe Sobel: I was an illustration major making paintings before I was a photographer. I nestled myself into the studio from open to close. Drawing nude models and being one myself probably led me to subtly explore the subjection in looking and the gaze. It was such a closed and an immersive feeling that I enjoyed heavily.

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Two Way Lens: Karen Halverson

Two Way Lens: Karen Halverson | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Editing one’s work is challenging. I think it helps to let the work sit for a while until after the first fervent rush. Edit out anything you doubt, but revisit the rejects once in a while. Maybe you missed something. Let “accidents” inform you. Maybe they’ll lead you in a new direction. On the other hand, you may find your first loves don’t hold up with time.

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Ania Vouloudi: What Was She Thinking?

Ania Vouloudi: What Was She Thinking? | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Ania Vouloudi, 25, is a photographer based in Rethymno, Crete."My cousin had made me promise that I would get pictures of her, so that she would frame them and decorate the empty walls of her room. A year had passed and I hadn’t kept my promise.
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Los hermanos // The brothers (by Elin Høyland)

Los hermanos // The brothers (by Elin Høyland) | Photography Now | Scoop.it

I was working on a photo project where two people were closely connected to each other. I’d heard about two elderly brothers living together on the outskirts of the small village of Vågå in Norway. I rang them and we made an arrangement to meet at the Co-operative supermarket, after their weekly shopping trip. I wanted to photograph them in their home so we got in my car.

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Pussy Riot’s activist beginnings

Pussy Riot’s activist beginnings | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Many admire the braveness of Yekaterina Samutsevich, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, and Maria Alyokhina, others object to the form and the choice of location for their shock performance. But make no mistake; the impact of the “Punk Prayer” on public opinion was not the chance result of a post-adolescent prank. At least two of the three defendants have emerged from a scene of young conceptual artists that have been engaged in political activism for years. They knew exactly where to hit so that it hurt most.

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The New Economics of Photojournalism: The rise of Instagram - British Journal of Photography

The New Economics of Photojournalism: The rise of Instagram - British Journal of Photography | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Instagram has enjoyed unprecedented success, with more than 80m users that now include some of the world's most renowned photojournalists. Olivier Laurent speak with them about Instagram's potential and how it is shaping the photographic industry.

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Sipa: Survivors of the golden age | Le Journal de la Photographie

Sipa: Survivors of the golden age | Le Journal de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Eighty photojournalists in a beautiful tribute ,reflect on the great adventure that was the photo agency Sipa, founded by Göksin Sipahioglu, its legendary director, who passed away in October 2011.
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Photo-essay: Grandmothers' favorite recipes worldwide! - lens culture photography weblog

Photo-essay: Grandmothers' favorite recipes worldwide! - lens culture photography weblog | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Gabriele Galimberti is a talented, ambitious photographer, always traveling the world in search of adventure, good stories, interesting people and ... great local food.

And because he’s an Italian who loves to cook and eat, it’s no surprise that one of his “side projects” is now becoming a unique photobook: Grandmothers from around the world, sharing their most popular recipes.

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In an Age of Likes, Commonplace Images Prevail

In an Age of Likes, Commonplace Images Prevail | Photography Now | Scoop.it
The proliferation of commonplace photography - taken from mobile devices, spread via social media and stored on online libraries - is fundamentally altering how we see images and discern their quality.
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WE RECOMMEND: Jana Romanova

WE RECOMMEND: Jana Romanova | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Jana Romanova was born in 1984 in Russia, and got a degree in journalism from Saint-Petersburg State University. Her projects were selected for a number of exhibitions in Russia.

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Gamma Rapho, lancement du Magazine | Le Journal de la Photographie

Gamma Rapho, lancement du Magazine | Le Journal de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it
The Gamma Photo agency has launched its first iPad app, Gamma Rapho Le Magazine. Directed by Paul Kayat and François Lochon, this photo magazine will soon be available for download on all tablet computers.
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The New Economics of Photojournalism: Storyplanet's bid to simplify multimedia - British Journal of Photography

The New Economics of Photojournalism: Storyplanet's bid to simplify multimedia - British Journal of Photography | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Photographers are increasingly turning to multimedia to tell their stories, yet, the skills required can be intimidating, especially when producing non-linear bodies of work. Bjarke Myrthu is hoping to streamline the process with Storyplanet. He talks with BJP.

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Review (of sorts): Interrogations by Donald Weber (in actuality an investigation of the shoot-the-messenger syndrome)

Review (of sorts): Interrogations by Donald Weber (in actuality an investigation of the shoot-the-messenger syndrome) | Photography Now | Scoop.it
I had been aware of Donald Weber's Interrogations for quite a while. But given what I had seen about it online I had developed absolutely no interest in looking at the book.
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The Daily Edit – Wednesday 9.5.12

The Daily Edit – Wednesday 9.5.12 | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Teen Vogue
Creative Director: Marie Suter
Associate Art Director: Sarah Waiser
Photo Director: Jennifer Soo Kim
Associate Photo Editor: Jacqurline Ladner
Photographer: Boo George

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Visa pour l'image 2012: Johann Rousselot | Le Journal de la Photographie

Visa pour l'image 2012: Johann Rousselot | Le Journal de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it

The renaissance of the Arab world, so long in gestation and so often aborted, now seems to be happening. It is the people who have asserted their power, having transcended fear, thus turning many ordinary citizens into heroes who will go down in the annals of history.

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5 Questions from Martin Brink of ‘The Digitial Photobook’

5 Questions from Martin Brink of ‘The Digitial Photobook’ | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Swedish photographer and writer Martin Brink recently set up ‘The Digital Photobook’, a place to discuss and review how photographers and photography is exploring new possibilities in digital publishing.
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Génération Sipa : Gökşin Sipahioğlu | Le Journal de la Photographie

Génération Sipa : Gökşin Sipahioğlu | Le Journal de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it
November 1962
Vigil for the Cuban Missile Crisis

Never had the world been closer to a nuclear holocaust. When President John F. Kennedy announced the presence of nuclear weapons on Cuba pointed at the United States, and threatened to invade the island if Khrushchev refused to remove them, many thought it was the beginning of a nuclear war.

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Osamu Kanemura / Stravinsky Overdrive (2010)

Osamu Kanemura / Stravinsky Overdrive (2010) | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Osamu Kanemura's "Stravinsky Overdrive", SUPER LABO (super lab) photo book, which was published in the year 2010.

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down with artspeak! (or, don’t let yourself go) | Shooting Wide Open

down with artspeak! (or, don’t let yourself go) | Shooting Wide Open | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Cruising a discussion forum the other day, I stumbled onto a debate about the gender biases inherent in the phrase “let yourself go.” Apparently the implications of this insult are much worse when leveled at women than men (read: objectification, body image issues and other similarly nasty words). Well, I think, this is why you should never openly admit it.

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William Eggleston - Los Alamos revisited

William Eggleston - Los Alamos revisited | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Coming from Steidl this month, (well perhaps in time for Paris Photo) a new and complete look at William Eggleston's Los Alamos series.Between 1965 and 1974 William Eggleston and Walter Hopps traveled together in the US.

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