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Cultural Preservation: Future Concerns, Trends, and Hypotheses

Cultural Preservation: Future Concerns, Trends, and Hypotheses | Photography Now | Scoop.it

The numerous civilizations of the past left behind numerous tangible traces of their heritage. Coveted or discarded, scattered or buried, broken or intact, these objects would soon become artefacts.

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The Darkroom: Nostalgia for a Dying Craft

The Darkroom: Nostalgia for a Dying Craft | Photography Now | Scoop.it
The thought that most photographers working today will no longer, or will never, step foot in a traditional analog darkroom is remarkable for me.
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Martin Parr: Picturing the American South

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The High Museum of Art commissioned Martin Parr to document Atlanta as part of its Picturing the South project—a series of artist commissions that engage with the American South.
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Paying for content online

Rob Haggart has a new post up, addressing the issue of paying for content online. Rob writes "The arguments can be divided into two oversimplified camps.
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The Shipping News

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Brooklyn has long been a magnet for writers and artists. The hip ones, anyway, and recently, certain grumpy and misanthropic British ones. And it’s fast becoming the go-to destination for photography in New York.
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Schirmer / Mosel: 62 essential books

Schirmer / Mosel: 62 essential books | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Founded in Munich on April 1, 1974, by Lothar Schirmer and Erik Mosel, the publishing house Schirmer/Mosel is today run by Lothar Schirmer with the help of a team of twelve people.
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The Art of Industry: The Making and Meaning of Edward Burtynsky's New Exhibit, 'Oil'

The Art of Industry: The Making and Meaning of Edward Burtynsky's New Exhibit, 'Oil' | Photography Now | Scoop.it

This thematic show, on display through September 23, features nearly 50 large-format images that, taken together, tell the story of oil, from its origins, extraction, and processing in the tar sands of Alberta or the first offshore platforms in Azerbaijan, through the spaghetti junctions and motorcycle rallies that represent oil's spatial, infrastructural, and cultural footprint, all the way to oil's afterlife in mountains of compacted barrels and broken tankers in the Bay of Bengal.

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Vilma Pimenoff: Things That Look Like Other Things (Dark)

Vilma Pimenoff: Things That Look Like Other Things (Dark) | Photography Now | Scoop.it

In order to make sense of the world we tend to interpret abstract shapes as bodies and faces. I am interested in this process of comprehending what we see and how in our minds the inanimate can become somehow animated, perhaps even alive.

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Thoughts from Across the Cultural Divide: #10 (Renegade)

Thoughts from Across the Cultural Divide: #10 (Renegade) | Photography Now | Scoop.it

I spent last Saturday providing unwanted color commentary to my wife as she shopped for gifts at the Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn. If you didn’t know, the RCF is a craft-based flea market, whose proprietors and patrons share an affection for nostalgia, tights-as-pants and non-menacing tattoos. I wandered off through the city of tents and made like a social anthropologist for a few hours, in the process devising a crude hierarchy of crafter sophistication based on degrees of transformation.

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The Daily Edit – Monday 6.25.12

The Daily Edit – Monday 6.25.12 | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Wonderland

Creative Director: Grace Cobb

Editor: Adam Welch

Fashion Director: Anthony Unwin

Photographer: Cedric Buchet

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Jean Gaumy, Iran

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Jean Gaumy began his career as a writer and photographer. His exposes on French healthcare and prison systems (he was the first photojournalist to be allowed inside a French prison) led to reforms.

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The Anonymous Photo to have ever Won in the Pulitzer Prize

The Anonymous Photo to have ever Won in the Pulitzer Prize | Photography Now | Scoop.it
The story behind this intriguing image is a unusual one, it became the first ever anonymous fame to have won the Pulitzer Prize.
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Delpire & Co.

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A quick search of the International Center of Photography Library’s online catalogue using the keyword “Delpire” reveals 26 entries. Another search using “Photo Poche” reveals 34 entries....
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Duane Michals: Foto Follies

Duane Michals: Foto Follies | Photography Now | Scoop.it

»Per­haps most hil­arious if you are inun­da­ted with fine art pho­to­gra­phy, this book is nonethe­l­ess a great come­dic relief for any occa­sion. Mich­als goes to bat against pho­to­gra­phic con­ven­ti­ons in the most loving way, and also with great skill. Not many people are capable of pul­ling off such satire, but this book is such a joy to look through and per­fectly walks the line.«

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Enter a complex world of fantasy and physical tension in Ellen von Unwerth's 'Do Not Disturb!'

Enter a complex world of fantasy and physical tension in Ellen von Unwerth's 'Do Not Disturb!' | Photography Now | Scoop.it

In room six of the renowned Madonna Inn, Los Angeles, with it’s turquoise walls and thick opulent carpet, extravagant gilt mirror and chandelier, and baroque chaise, we encounter a beautiful Marilynesque blonde as she perches on a marble coffee table. Her back arched, her head titled, her flowing mane cascading down over her shoulders, she looks back towards the bed that can just be glimpsed in the very corner of the photographic frame.

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Who’s Gonna Pay For This Stuff?

There’s nothing like an intern who covers the music business (NPR’s All Songs Considered) admitting she doesn’t buy music (I Never Owned Any Music To Begin With) to get the internet re-fired up about paying for stuff, business models and the survival of artists in the middle of the information revolution.

The arguments can be divided into two oversimplified camps. Those who think market forces should be left to decide the fate of artists and their income.

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Londres: Irving Penn, Cigarettes | La Lettre de la Photographie

Londres: Irving Penn, Cigarettes | La Lettre de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it
For the first and possibly only time ever, Irving Penn’s masterful ‘Cigarettes’ series is exhibited in its entirety at Hamiltons Gallery.
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Monologues & Dystopies - Dorothy-Shoes

Monologues & Dystopies - Dorothy-Shoes | Photography Now | Scoop.it

"Le cœur alourdi par les aberrations d’un monde de plus en plus difficile à défendre, j’ai décidé, la photographie pour porte-voix, de parler de l’homme, dans son individualité.
Me pencher vers son essence, si parasitée par les mouvements d’une société rythmée par l’économie, le pouvoir, la compétition, la productivité, le rendement et tendant à gommer de manière alarmante l’humanisme de son cahier des charges."

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The Weight of Objects

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The Weight of Objects is a portrait project by Ramsay de Give and Kristen Joy Watts. Each diptych features a portrait of an individual and an object with a story.

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Anders Petersen: French Kiss

Anders Petersen: French Kiss | Photography Now | Scoop.it

I had the chance to attend a work­shop held by Anders Peter­sen in the Foto­gra­fie Forum Frank­furt in 2009. And this was my per­so­nal turning point in how I see and feel pho­to­gra­phy, the essence of what pho­to­gra­phy means to me and also about how to get in con­tact with people you don’t know.

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Sincerely Hana’s Switcheroos

Sincerely Hana’s Switcheroos | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Hana Pesut is a Vancouver-based photographer who takes a unique approach to portraiture: taking two nearly identical photos of her subjects, and having them swap outfits.
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10 minutes with Cody Pickens

10 minutes with Cody Pickens | Photography Now | Scoop.it
When did you first know that you wanted to be a photographer?
A year after high-school I moved to California from Missouri and I started taking design and painting classes at a community college in Costa Mesa, CA.
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Tourisme, faïence et industrialisation de l’image photographique : Neurdein frères et la manufacture de Sarreguemines

Tourisme, faïence et industrialisation de l’image photographique : Neurdein frères et la manufacture de Sarreguemines | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Une industrie du souvenir se met en place à la fin du XIXe siècle et début du XXe siècle, au sein de laquelle la photographie s’impose rapidement, dès lors que les techniques de reproductions photomécaniques le permettent, pour la promotion des sites et la construction d’une image des sites. Elle prend le relais de l’imagerie populaire traditionnelle et apparaît sur des objets du quotidien transformés en «objets-tableaux imagés ».

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Frank Yamrus

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MW: What inspired you to start taking photographs, and what have been some of the most important milestones in your career up until now?

FY: One of my favorite childhood Christmas gifts was a photography developing kit from my parents.

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A Business Model Failure Is Not A Moral Issue | Techdirt

A Business Model Failure Is Not A Moral Issue | Techdirt | Photography Now | Scoop.it
We already wrote about David Lowery's rant against a young girl for not paying enough for her music, noting that his whole focus seemed to be on pining for some mythical past that never existed, rather than dealing with market realities.
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