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A look at the fading medium of snapshot film photography.
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When Artists' Kodaks Were Supercool

When Artists' Kodaks Were Supercool | Vintage Snapshots | Scoop.it
What seven late-19th-century European artists, including Vuillard and Bonnard, did with their new Kodak hand-held cameras.
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The Triumph of Kodakery: The Camera Maker May Die, But the Culture It Created Survives

The Triumph of Kodakery: The Camera Maker May Die, But the Culture It Created Survives | Vintage Snapshots | Scoop.it
The popularizer of photography is on its corporate deathbed, but the culture it created is stronger than ever...
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Does Chevy Owe a Popular Blog Credit for Its New Ad? | Adweek

Does Chevy Owe a Popular Blog Credit for Its New Ad? | Adweek | Vintage Snapshots | Scoop.it
Chevrolet’s latest spot shows photos of old Chevies being held up against modern-day backgrounds. It’s lovely and leverages the brand’s history, but some are alleging the concept is stolen from the popular blog Dear Photograph.

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Snapshot Poetics

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"Vernacular photography, a growing, collector-driven field, finds mystery and masterpieces in the lenswork of unknown amateurs."

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The Devil Is In the Dag's Details

The Devil Is In the Dag's Details | Vintage Snapshots | Scoop.it
How is it that the very first photographic images, daguerreotypes made on silver coated copper plates, still contain more information and detail than our modern day digital images?
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Van Gogh Museum - Snapshot

Van Gogh Museum - Snapshot | Vintage Snapshots | Scoop.it

"The enthusiastic users of the earliest amateur cameras included many artists. What role did photography play in their lives and how did it influence their work? The exhibition Snapshot. Painters and Photography, 1888-1915 sheds a light on this creative process, presenting 220 photographs and 70 paintings, prints and drawings from seven artists."

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In Japan, Restoring Photos for Survivors of the Tsunami: NPR

"All Hands Volunteers, a Massachusetts-based, nonprofit, has...hand-cleaned more than 55,000 photos. In some cases, professionals from around the globe have even restored images digitally."

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"Collecting Vintage Photos and 'Mistake' Snapshots"

"Collecting Vintage Photos and 'Mistake' Snapshots" | Vintage Snapshots | Scoop.it
Finger in Your Eye: Accidental Snapshots by Barbara Levine
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Little Pictures Big Lives: Snapshots from the Archives of American Art

Little Pictures Big Lives: Snapshots from the Archives of American Art | Vintage Snapshots | Scoop.it
Capturing the authentic and the incidental, snapshots provide an intimate look into artists' lives--who they knew, who they loved, where they worked, where they went, and, perhaps most important, the little moments that made their lives rich and...
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Album of the years: can photo albums survive the digital age? | Art and design | guardian.co.uk

Album of the years: can photo albums survive the digital age? | Art and design | guardian.co.uk | Vintage Snapshots | Scoop.it
Sean O'Hagan: An evocative survey of photo albums captures the history of American photography – and asks whether we'll ever impose order on our sprawling digital collections...
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Eastman Kodak Files for Bankruptcy

Eastman Kodak Files for Bankruptcy | Vintage Snapshots | Scoop.it
Eastman Kodak, the 131-year-old film pioneer that has been struggling for years to adapt to an increasingly digital world, ran short of cash before a turnaround effort could succeed.
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Kodak Teeters on the Brink

Kodak Teeters on the Brink | Vintage Snapshots | Scoop.it
Eastman Kodak is preparing for a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing in coming weeks should efforts to sell a trove of digital patents fail.
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Google+ reunites owner, lost waterlogged camera - CBS News

Google+ reunites owner, lost waterlogged camera - CBS News | Vintage Snapshots | Scoop.it

"A diver named Markus Thompson, he was told, had just found a crusty camera at the bottom the ocean, retrieved the photos from its SD card, and posted them to Google+ with a plea to the..."

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The Three Graces | The Art Institute of Chicago

The Three Graces | The Art Institute of Chicago | Vintage Snapshots | Scoop.it

"Beyond their capacity to preserve and evoke memories, snapshots of celebrations, vacations, and gatherings of family and friends are accumulated with the aim of constructing a personal history and preserving it for future generations. When these photographs are discarded or displaced—becoming anonymous—they are transformed into cultural artifacts that collectively trace a history of private image making and evolving habits of self-presentation before the camera.

The snapshots presented here are such artifacts, presumably taken by nonprofessionals and saved for a time. Disowned and scattered, they were plucked from flea markets, shops, and galleries by New York collector Peter J. Cohen. Noticing the frequency of photographs featuring trios of women, he named the group after the Three Graces, an iconic motif in Western art."

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NYT: Old Mug Shots Fuel Art, and a Debate on Privacy

NYT: Old Mug Shots Fuel Art, and a Debate on Privacy | Vintage Snapshots | Scoop.it
Two young women in Cincinnati are testing the fringes of Fabulous Fifties nostalgia by selling reproductions of 1955 police mug shots.
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Katherine Griffiths's comment, December 5, 2011 5:27 AM
Very cool stuff and interesting from an ethics perspective, though I don't see how this differs from people making money out of books of mugshot photographs.
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Phototope Vintage--Tumblr

Phototope Vintage--Tumblr | Vintage Snapshots | Scoop.it
A virtual collection of vernacular vintage photographs and other vintage illustrations and images.
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Everyday Ago: Antique Snapshots

Everyday Ago: Antique Snapshots | Vintage Snapshots | Scoop.it
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