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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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Johan Peter Jønsson The Barbers Customers

Johan Peter Jønsson The Barbers Customers | Photography Now | Scoop.it
I began to visit my local barbershop regularly to make pictures, and become friends with Symon the barber, and his young assistant Michael O’Brian. I become a part of the service, and the customers fascinated me.
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Yumiko Utsu’s Disturbingly Kitsch Food Photography

Yumiko Utsu’s Disturbingly Kitsch Food Photography | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Grotesque yet utterly intriguing, Japanese photographer Yumiko Utsu’s work enthralls the viewer with playful constructions of fruit, dismembered sea creatures, vegetables and insects set against colorful tapestries.
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The Daily Edit – Friday 8.31.12

The Daily Edit – Friday 8.31.12 | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Glamour

Design Director: Geraldine Hessler

Photo Director: Suzanne Donaldson

Art Director: Sarah Vinas

Senior Photo Editor: Martha Marisanty

Photographer: Hanneli Mustaparta

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Rinko Kawauchi - book-making performance, Photographers' Gallery...

Rinko Kawauchi - book-making performance, Photographers' Gallery... | Photography Now | Scoop.it
On Saturday September 8th, Japanese photographer Rinko Kawauchi will present a book-making performance - Approaching Whiteness - at London's Photographers' Gallery.
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100 Most influential photographers of all time - The GROUND Magazine

100 Most influential photographers of all time - The GROUND Magazine | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Many Magnumers on @TheGroundMag list of "100 most influential photographers of all time"-->http://t.co/tojRz7u8 So, who is in your top 10?

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The Matric Dance: A Right of Passage for Girls Living in a Cape Town Ghetto

The Matric Dance: A Right of Passage for Girls Living in a Cape Town Ghetto | Photography Now | Scoop.it

This series of portraits of girls all dressed up for their Matric Dance was photographed on the Cape Flats, a vast area outlying Cape Town. The Flats have been described as “apartheid’s dumping ground”, a place which still possesses all the attendant problems of a formerly forcibly displaced and fragmented society: poverty, crime, drug addiction and gangsterism.

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Erik Green's curator insight, October 19, 2013 11:49 AM

Cape Town, South Africa

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Transformation

Transformation | Photography Now | Scoop.it
I’m reluctant to wade into the troubled waters of women’s beauty, but the water temperature seems right, so I think I’ll go in for a deep swim.
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Conscientious Extended | Photography and Writing

Conscientious Extended | Photography and Writing | Photography Now | Scoop.it

This is not a good time for writing, since it’s such a bad time for reading, especially on the web. I’ve been castigating photography for its increasing reliance on what I call one liners - quick photo projects that require at most five minutes of your time and that, of course, are ideal fodder for online consumption. But photography really is just part of a larger culture that does not value thoughts any longer that can’t be summed up in a single sentence or, god forbid, thoughts that can’t even be summed up at all. The horror, the horror!

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Malcolm Browne: The Story Behind The Burning Monk

Malcolm Browne: The Story Behind The Burning Monk | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Photographer Malcolm Browne, known for his shocking and iconic image of a self-immolating monk in Saigon, died on Monday at the age of 81.
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on the edge….

on the edge…. | Photography Now | Scoop.it

I have never been one to follow any “routine” for long. I always want to get as close to the creative edge as I can. The status quo tends to get boring quickly.

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MoMA | New Photography 2012

MoMA | New Photography 2012 | Photography Now | Scoop.it

New Photography 2012 presents five artists—Michele Abeles, Birdhead (Ji Weiyu and Song Tao), Anne Collier, Zoe Crosher, and Shirana Shahbazi—whose varied techniques and backgrounds represent the diversity and vitality of photography today.

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Shooting (from the hip) | we produce beautifully crafted multimedia

Shooting (from the hip) | we produce beautifully crafted multimedia | Photography Now | Scoop.it
The responses to the recent NYC shooting made me stop and think. I saw this exchange between duckrabbit and a few folks.
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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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A larger home for Photobook Club Lisbon

A larger home for Photobook Club Lisbon | Photography Now | Scoop.it
The Photobook Club Lisbon is moving to a larger space this September at COWORKLisboa so if you attend these sessions on the first Friday of each month, make sure you take down the new address found below.
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New Statesman - Ludwig Wittgenstein’s passion for looking, not thinking

New Statesman - Ludwig Wittgenstein’s passion for looking, not thinking | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Ray Monk decodes the philosophy in the philosopher's photographs.

Thinking in pictures,” Sigmund Freud once wrote, “stands nearer to unconscious processes than does thinking in words, and is unquestionably older than the latter both ontogenetically and phylogenetically.” There is, in other words, something primordial, something foundational, about thinking visually.

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NADAV KANDER: Obama's People - The Book

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January 18 2009, a special edition of the New York Times Magazine published, Obama's People, portraits of the incoming administration of Barack Obama by Nadav Kander. This series was commissioned by Kathy Ryan, Director of Photography, and Gerald Merzorati, editor of the New York Times. Photographic critic, Francis Hodgson wrote, "Nadav Kander has been a brilliant portraitist for years. He has published three series which I see as specific precursors to Obama's People. In all three, the plain background is there, each sitter posed like a medieval saint (or devil) in a niche on a cathedral wall."

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THEORY NOW

THEORY NOW | Photography Now | Scoop.it

“. . . since around 1970, it has been feminist responses and approaches to visual images that have provided some of the strongest, most polemical, and most productive theories and critical strategies to come out of any of the disciplines or modes of analysis associated with visual culture.”

 

Amelia Jones in The Feminism and Visual Culture Reader, 2003.

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ASX.TV: Alec Soth – “In Conversation with Martin Parr” (2010)

ASX.TV: Alec Soth – “In Conversation with Martin Parr” (2010) | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Alec Soth in conversation with Martin Parr about his Photoworks commission, Brighton Picture Hunt, for the Brighton Photo Biennial 2010. Produced by Junk TV, Brighton.

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El Raval (by Joan Colom)

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Intuitive and with a half hidden camera, Joan Colom, captured the everyday witness of a picturesque neighborhood. Images that view today give us an objective view of the cultural transformation that has lived the Raval. Although Chinatown was, during the gold rush of the Great War, a bohemian neighborhood of artists and cabarets, Colom shows us Chinatown after the war and the Franco regime, which evokes popular life, poverty, prostitution.

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Alban Lécuyer – Here Soon

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“Can contemporary cities project themselves in some sort of tangible future? Are places transformed in conformity with the architects plans and with the artists visions destined to promote luxury housing projects?
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Notes from Natalia Lopera, Microgrant Photographer

Notes from Natalia Lopera, Microgrant Photographer | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Donors to the fototazo microgrant program raised the necessary funds to purchase a Nikon d3100 camera for Medellín, Colombia-based photographer Natalia Lopera in April of 2011.
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German Photography today...

German Photography today... | Photography Now | Scoop.it

The Goethe-Institute have published a comprehensive overview online, outlining the state of German photography. It's well worth a read. Topics covered are: How’s photography doing at the dawn of the 21st century?

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“Men at Lunch”: A Documentary About One of the World’s Most Timeless Images

“Men at Lunch”: A Documentary About One of the World’s Most Timeless Images | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Everyone knows the iconic photograph taken in 1932 entitled Lunch atop a Skyscraper by photographer Charles.C Ebbets, depicting a group of eleven construction workers taking a break in New York City while casually dangling their legs off a long steel girder, 850 feet high above the ground!

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Thoughts from Across the Cultural Divide: #13 (Dave Winfield, Part 2: You Can’t Handle the Truth)

Thoughts from Across the Cultural Divide: #13 (Dave Winfield, Part 2: You Can’t Handle the Truth) | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Last week I wrote at length about image overload vis-à-vis a portrait of Dave Winfield I drew when I was a teenager. The point wasn’t merely to note that the information age has altered how artists parse the world, though it has, but to get at this notion about how wisdom and magic co-exist on a sliding scale; that wisdom might be seen as the accumulation of information, while magic, conversely, arises in the vacuum of concrete information.

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