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Reciprocity Failure: So... What's New?

Reciprocity Failure: So... What's New? | Photography Now | Scoop.it

New? In the last decade? The one which has probably witnessed more technological innovation in the field of photography than any other period since its inception? How 'bout the fact that most photographers were still using the now antiquated medium called film? It's been a veritable technological sea change: digital capture that surpasses film quality, smart phones with sophisticated cameras, the ever evolving world of multimedia, photo editing software that defies reality...

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Conscientious | Towards the 21st Century: Thomas Ruff

Conscientious | Towards the 21st Century: Thomas Ruff | Photography Now | Scoop.it

For me, the most obvious artist who has consistently demonstrated an openness to use new ideas in photography, who has taken chances with photography and has shown an unwillingness to play it safe is Thomas Ruff.

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High and Low: Jim Goldberg’s Works in Process

High and Low: Jim Goldberg’s Works in Process | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Although a photographer’s process is integral to his/her work, it is often a carefully guarded secret. Most photographers tend to keep the development of their work to themselves, sometimes choosing to seek counsel only from a small circle of trusted friends.

It comes as a surprise, then, to find Magnum photographer Jim Goldberg’s reworked sketches, videos and maquettes of his groundbreaking books openly shared online.

 

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Diffusion Magazine

Diffusion Magazine | Photography Now | Scoop.it
A number of years ago, my work was featured on the Plates to Pixels online blog. It was and is, a site that looks  at photography from a different perspective and celebrates a broad range of imagery.
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Use the medium, explore the medium

I don't know how often I've written a follow-up post to something I published earlier in the day. But after writing Can the web deal with complex photography?
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HOWARD GREENBERG: The Interview

HOWARD GREENBERG: The Interview | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Howard Greenberg’s name has been synonymous with great photography for over thirty years. A leader in the modern photography market, Greenberg early on established himself as one of the pillars of the New York photography scene. Now a selection of photographs from Greenberg’s personal photography collection will be exhibited for the first time at the Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne in September and the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation, Paris in January.

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The Dogs Of Old London | Spitalfields Life

The Dogs Of Old London | Spitalfields Life | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Libby Hall, who has gathered possibly the largest collection of dog photography ever made by any single individual, took me down to the Kennel Club in Mayfair yesterday to show me her trove that she has deposited in the archive there. Libby was complicit with me in my quest. Surrounded by oil paintings of pooches in the heroic style by great masters such as Sir Edwin Landseer, we took Libby’s treasured photographs from their storage boxes, spread them out upon the polished table top and began to look.

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This Week In Photography Books – Florian van Roekel

This Week In Photography Books – Florian van Roekel | Photography Now | Scoop.it
by Jonathan Blaustein It’s the year 2000. Google is a big number, but not quite infinity. Hanging Chad means the guy who’s always sitting on the couch, next to your roommate Aaron, drinking your beer.
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Documental Imaginário Fotografia Brasileira | Le Journal de la Photographie

Documental Imaginário Fotografia Brasileira | Le Journal de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Provide an overview of contemporary Brazilian photography—that’s the challenge taken up by Eder Chiodetto, curator of the exhibition Documental Imagiário, held at the Flamengo cultural center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Fotografía surrealista // Surreal photography (by Robert and Shana Parkeharrison)

Fotografía surrealista // Surreal photography (by Robert and Shana Parkeharrison) | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Everything seems to be possible in Robert and Shana‘s compositions…

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Towards the 21st Century: Erik Kessels

Towards the 21st Century: Erik Kessels | Photography Now | Scoop.it
For me, Erik Kessels has most consistently investigated the power and potential of vernacular photography, probing beneath the surface, often finding surprising results - or even just demonstrating what we are actually dealing with.
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Wendy PatonVisages de Nuit | Le Journal de la Photographie

Wendy PatonVisages de Nuit | Le Journal de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it
American photographer Wendy Paton allows herself to disappear in order to let her subjects emerge from the night.
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Catherine Balet – Strangers in the Light

Catherine Balet – Strangers in the Light | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Strangers in the Light explores the dominance of media screens in contemporary life, from a connected family gathering to a online confessional.

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Biannual French magazine offers different approach to photography

Biannual French magazine offers different approach to photography | Photography Now | Scoop.it
In less than two years, 6Mois has established itself as a high-quality French magazine that uses photography to tell the story of today's society. But, for photographers, it's even more than that.
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Portugal: Braga 2012 Encontros da Imagen | Le Journal de la Photographie

Portugal: Braga 2012 Encontros da Imagen | Le Journal de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Nominated European Youth capital, Braga (Portugal) currently greet, the Encontros da Imagen photo festival. For this occasion, the theme was ‘What Future’.
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London: Vee Speers, The Birthday Party | Le Journal de la Photographie

London: Vee Speers, The Birthday Party | Le Journal de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it

The Birthday Party is a series of short stories linked by the thread of an imaginary birthday party. This is an anarchistic world which belongs only to children. There are no adults to give orders, and the children rule.

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Thoughts on Tumblr

Thoughts on Tumblr | Photography Now | Scoop.it
It's been interesting reading the variety of responses to Colin Pantall's What's New in Photography? post. I've discovered a few new photographers and gotten reacquainted with many more.
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2. “Form is henceforth divorced from matter.”

2. “Form is henceforth divorced from matter.” | Photography Now | Scoop.it
My first post considered photography in the context of its dissemination within consumer capitalism, a context that, I suggested, secured the medium’s presence within modern culture even while dissipating its identity, thereby making possible the...
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Conscientious | Towards the 21st Century: The full collection

Conscientious | Towards the 21st Century: The full collection | Photography Now | Scoop.it

This past week, bloggers have explored “photographers who have demonstrated an openness to use new ideas in photography, who have taken chances with their photography and have shown an unwillingness to play it safe.”

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Dark Isolation: Tokyo

Dark Isolation: Tokyo | Photography Now | Scoop.it
There is an undeniable nucleus of initial interest, a question that from the occidental perspective is easy to think about.
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Towards the 21st Century: Baghdad Calling by Geert van Kesteren

Towards the 21st Century: Baghdad Calling by Geert van Kesteren | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Baghdad Calling by Geert van Kesteren showcases what a good photojournalistic photobook can achieve and how the medium "photobook" has moved way beyond the simple gallery-show-on-paper format that was so prevalent not that long ago.
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Rio de Janeiro Collectif Amazonas

Rio de Janeiro Collectif Amazonas | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Through September 23, Oi Futuro in Rio de Janeiro is presenting photographs from the collective AMAZONAS. The exhibition, Olhar sem fronteiras (‘Seeing without borders’), on display at the cultural center in Flamengo, brings together the work of the collective’s eight photographers.

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Audrey Tautou (by Brigitte Lacombe, 2008)

Audrey Tautou (by Brigitte Lacombe, 2008) | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Audrey Tautou on the set of “Coco Avant Chanel”, in Paris, 2008.

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What’s in a Picture? — #IslamicRage Meets #OccupyWallStreet

What’s in a Picture? — #IslamicRage Meets #OccupyWallStreet | Photography Now | Scoop.it
So many people have emailed me this photo, I wanted to hear your thoughts about it. Here’s the caption:
Egyptian protesters wearing Guy Fawkes masks pose for a photo graffiti on a wall of the U.S.
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