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Cool & Noteworthy 2012: The best photography iPad apps

Cool & Noteworthy 2012: The best photography iPad apps | Photography Now | Scoop.it
BJP selects the best iPad apps of the year for photographers - from Reuters to Adobe, William Klein to Elliott Erwitt.
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Brilliance, Sex, Hubris: The Story of Polaroid

Brilliance, Sex, Hubris: The Story of Polaroid | Photography Now | Scoop.it
In his great wisdom, my ten-year-old son Nathan bought me a new photography-related book for Christmas. Never having been a big Polaroid fan, I probably wouldn’t have grabbed Christopher Bonanos’s Instant: The Story of Polaroid off the shelf myself.
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Creativity and Equipment

Creativity and Equipment | Photography Now | Scoop.it
A friend sent me a quote:
"There's no correlation between creativity and equipment ownership. None. Zilch. Nada. Actually, as the artist gets more into his thing, and as he gets more successful, his number of tools tends to go down.
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How to Start a Project: Phil Toledano

How to Start a Project: Phil Toledano | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Toledano was born in London. His work is socio-political, and varies in medium, from photography to installation. His work has appeared in solo and group shows internationally as well as in Vanity Fair, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Esquire, and GQ, amongst others.

Phil Toledano: Here's the secret about starting a project. START THE PROJECT.

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10 images pour 2012

10 images pour 2012 | Photography Now | Scoop.it
La sélection 2012 de 10 formes visuelles relevées sur ce blog:
Le ridicule, clé de la culture karaoké
Quel est le point commun entre le Rocky Horror Picture Show, Star Wars et “Gangnam Style”?
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An update on the ‘kamra-e-faoree’ project

An update on the ‘kamra-e-faoree’ project | Photography Now | Scoop.it

At the begin­ning of this year I posted about the ongo­ing field research project cen­ter­ing on the kamra-e-faoree, aka the Afghan ver­sion of the old fash­ioned box cam­era. Since then, a host of new find­ings have been added to the project’s web­site, includ­ing some extra­or­di­nary sam­ples of hand-colored por­traits using a vari­ety of tech­niques.

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A Farewell To 2012

2012 was not a kind year for photographers. It opened with the death of Eve Arnold, Magnum’s first woman photographer, whose work, as Robert Capa had remarked, was sandwiched between “Marlene Dietrich’s legs and the bitter lives of migratory potato pickers”. She captured secret worlds of women: private lives of the world’s most famous women, lesbian weddings, nunneries, reproductive clinics in South Africa, and harems in Dubai and the Arab Emirates in a major series on Muslim women.
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The Photobook Club Toledo is Born!

The Photobook Club Toledo is Born! | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Photobook Club Toledo
So much for the radio silence but after seeing this I couldn’t resist an early Christmas present post. A new branch of the Photobook Club is born in the awesome city of Toledo in Spain!
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Conscientious in 2012

Conscientious in 2012 | Photography Now | Scoop.it
If there's one thing I learned it is that it's impossible to predict which articles on this site will be widely read and which ones won't.
Mario Pires's insight:

Joel Colberg reminisces about the articles on his widely read blog in 2012, and talks about his favourite ones.

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Conscientious | Review: The Disappearance of Darkness by Robert Burley

Conscientious | Review: The Disappearance of Darkness by Robert Burley | Photography Now | Scoop.it

What is there left to say about film photography? I suppose nothing really. At the time of this writing, it is not quite dead, yet, and it might never fully die. But with consumers having abandoned film for the convenience of digital photography, film photography has become a small niche, and that’s just the way it is. The only real question might be whether colour film will survive or not (black and white appears safe in the hands of a small number of very dedicated producers), and that’s mostly a question for that small number of photographers who still use it (me included).

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Using Instagram for Arts Marketing - Wired Canvas Discuss

Using Instagram for Arts Marketing - Wired Canvas Discuss | Photography Now | Scoop.it
We discuss using Instagram for arts marketing, museums and creative industries. Instagram is a great social media tool for arts marketers - find out how!
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Goseong Choi

Goseong Choi | Photography Now | Scoop.it
I stumbled across Goseong Choi’s fantastic series titled Meji on Tuesday and I’ve not been able to stop looking it ever since. Choi’s semi-abstract photographs of barren landscapes are both alluring and beautiful at first glance, but come alive...
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Forward Thinking: Hotshoe Looks Ahead to 2013

Forward Thinking: Hotshoe Looks Ahead to 2013 | Photography Now | Scoop.it
To mark the end of the year and the start of a new one, I asked the team at Hotshoe magazine to look ahead to 2013, rather than back at 2012, to comment on any trends in the world of photography and to pick out some up-coming events, photographers...
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Our Top 10 Photo Books of 2012

Our Top 10 Photo Books of 2012 | Photography Now | Scoop.it

“What is a book?” Believe it or not, the question was asked more than once in the photo department’s informal but very serious deliberations over the best books of 2012. There was much agonizing and jockeying for favorites as we tried to reduce an array of more than 500 books to just 10 favorites. Ultimately, the most important question, the one that ruled the day, was “Which books do you most want to have on your shelf?” Here are the answers, in no particular order.

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Ciertas palabras hay que decirlas // Certain words must be said (by Duane Michals, 1987)

Ciertas palabras hay que decirlas // Certain words must be said (by Duane Michals, 1987) | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Things had become impossible between them, and nothing
could be salvaged. Certain words must be said.

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more than words
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My favourite photobooks in 2012

My favourite photobooks in 2012 | Photography Now | Scoop.it
It's the end of another year, one that - at least for me - by far surpassed the previous one in terms of photobook making. This year, I found it much easier to pick my favourite photobooks. In fact I picked so many that it's anything but a "top ten".
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Compresión en Tokio // Tokyo compression (by Michael Wolf)

Compresión en Tokio // Tokyo compression (by Michael Wolf) | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Tokyo is world-famous for its urban density, so it’s no surprise that the legendarily packed city subways would capture photographer Michael Wolf’s imagination. Wolf’s work largely concentrates on how people move within metropolises.

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Cool & Noteworthy 2012: The best photobooks of the year

Cool & Noteworthy 2012: The best photobooks of the year | Photography Now | Scoop.it
We've asked Martin Parr, Gerry Badger, Colin Pantall, Bruno Ceschel, Mark Pearson, Jeffrey Ladd and Sebastian Hau to select the best photobooks of 2012
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Cool & Noteworthy 2012: Best new magazines

Cool & Noteworthy 2012: Best new magazines | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Print isn't dead. These new magazines prove it, and all of them stand out for their use of photography
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In Memoriam: Photographers Who Died in 2012

In Memoriam: Photographers Who Died in 2012 | Photography Now | Scoop.it
In the universe of serious, meaningful photography, the chance to honor the lives and careers of peers, colleagues and, occasionally, heroes in an end-of-year “those we lost” tribute comes with a grim, one-time-only satisfaction: namely, the...
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Christmas Morning Revealed: X-ray Photos of Wrapped Presents

Christmas Morning Revealed: X-ray Photos of Wrapped Presents | Photography Now | Scoop.it
British x-ray artist Hugh Turvey appeals to the kid in all of us with his series of x-ray photographs of wrapped Christmas presents.
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Desde la ventana de mi estudio // From the window of my atelier (by Josef Sudek, 1940-54)

Desde la ventana de mi estudio // From the window of my atelier (by Josef Sudek, 1940-54) | Photography Now | Scoop.it

I can not find a better way to congratulate Christmas with these great pictures full of nostalgia by Josef Sudek.

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TIME Picks the Photobooks We Loved in 2012 | LightBox | TIME.com

TIME Picks the Photobooks We Loved in 2012 | LightBox | TIME.com | Photography Now | Scoop.it
LightBox spotlights some of the best photobooks of the year as chosen by photographers and photography experts from around around the world ... and, of course, by the photo editors of TIME.
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“I find it an amazing idea that a volume of photographs, even one from the distant past, can explode into life at any time, when stumbled upon by a sympathetic reader.”

—Martin Parr, from his introduction to The Photobook: A History, Vol. 1 (Phaidon 2004)

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Best Photos of 2012, and Why: From Syria to the New York Harbor

Best Photos of 2012, and Why: From Syria to the New York Harbor | Photography Now | Scoop.it
If I had to commit, I’d vouch for this image as my photo of the year. Why? Part of it has to do with the respectful and dignified way it depicts the fallen rebel fighter (and the underdog’s improvisation, too).
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Cool & Noteworthy 2012: Ventures into music video - British Journal of Photography

Cool & Noteworthy 2012: Ventures into music video - British Journal of Photography | Photography Now | Scoop.it

The ease with which photographers can now shoot moving images is encouraging a new wave of them to get involved with music videos. Roger Ballen and Pieter Hugo are just two of them.

Mario Pires's insight:

Not for every photographer, but a welcoming trend, and none of these videos looks "plastic" or "Hollywood style".

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