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Deconstructing Trees

Deconstructing Trees | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it

Deconstructing Trees. Monochrome photographs exploring the patterns of constructal law in trees.

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Marcelo Errera's curator insight, August 17, 11:12 AM

Trees emerged everywhere. They continue to amaze us by its design. 

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How the brain leads us to believe we have sharp vision

How the brain leads us to believe we have sharp vision | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
We assume that we can see the world around us in sharp detail. In fact, our eyes can only process a fraction of our surroundings precisely. In a series of experiments, psychologists have been investigating how the brain fools us into believing that we see in sharp detail.
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LaToya Ruby Frazier's Notion of Family

LaToya Ruby Frazier's Notion of Family | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
LaToya Ruby Frazier looked at her family’s history to build an enduring narrative of African-American life in the Rust Belt town where she was raised.
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Creating Photographic Art - Exclusive Interview With Gregory Crewdson | Fstoppers

Creating Photographic Art - Exclusive Interview With Gregory Crewdson | Fstoppers | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
How do you make a photograph that sells for more than $100,000? Gregory Crewdson may not have the answer, and I suspect he probably doesn’t care, but that is what his prints will routinely fetch, if not more. What is it that allows him to create such staggeringly powerful works of art, and what are the struggles he endures through the creative process?
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Pentagon Photography and Visual Anthropology

Pentagon Photography and Visual Anthropology | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
Could it be any more obvious how the Pentagon has learned to mimic certain styles of anthropological photography as shown in the instance above? Resembling any of a vast number of photographs of or...
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Fred Herzog - Inspiration from Masters of Photography - 121Clicks.com

Fred Herzog - Inspiration from Masters of Photography - 121Clicks.com | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
Fred Herzog was born in September 21, 1930 Stuttgart, Germany and then later moved to Vancouver, Canada. Initially he started as a medical photographer in the department of Bio-medical Communication and was taught at the Simon Fraser University.
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Photographs That Make a Difference

Photographs That Make a Difference | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
Bob Adelman has devoted his photographic career to making pictures that make a difference. Now, he will have a photographer in residence role at the Library of Congress.
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Willaim Utermohlen's Alzheimer's Self-Portraits | Oddity Central - Collecting Oddities

Willaim Utermohlen's Alzheimer's Self-Portraits | Oddity Central - Collecting Oddities | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it

William Utermohlen was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 1995. He documented his fall into dementia through a series of self-portraits drawn over the span of five

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The War Photo No One Would Publish

When Kenneth Jarecke photographed an Iraqi man burned alive, he thought it would change the way Americans saw the Gulf War. But the media wouldn’t run the picture.
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Kiev's Fake Picture Scam

Kiev's Fake Picture Scam | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it

isual propPreamble: It is a privilege for us to republish, with the author's permission, the following article initially posted on the blog The Unwashed Brain. The original can be found here. Please keep a l...

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Visual propaganda, and it's use to sway public opinion. (Graphic Images of violence and death)

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The hackers who recovered NASA's lost lunar photos

The hackers who recovered NASA's lost lunar photos | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
These "techno archaeologists" are using DIY engineering to revamp NASA's early moon pics.
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Photojournalism's suicide - Thoughts of a Bohemian

Photojournalism's suicide - Thoughts of a Bohemian | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
Its not the photo part of journalism that is dying – there are some great images out there-, it is the journalism part. When was the last time you saw a story explained in photographs rather then lengthy text. Today’s photojournalism consists of reading a story in the news and covering it. It is not … Read More →
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The icons of photojournalism: visual narration that cannot be admitted

The icons of photojournalism: visual narration that cannot be admitted | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
«Sacred images for a secular society1», icons of photojournalism, according to the communication researchers Robert Hariman and John Louis Lucaites, are emblems that impose themselves on the spirit of the time of their own accord.

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Mario Pires's curator insight, October 22, 12:47 PM

"Journalistic mythology describes as a neutral and objective presentation what is fundamentally an exercise in qualifying information. Like the choice of a title or introductory paragraph, iconography plays a crucial part in this job of steering interpretation. But visual forms entail a greater margin of ambiguity than linguistic utterances."

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The Pantograph Punch — Slippery Questions: The Role of Ethics in Art

The Pantograph Punch — Slippery Questions: The Role of Ethics in Art | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
Melissa Laing asks what it means to create ethical art - and what role ethics have for an audience member.
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Technicolor was born 100 years ago (more or less) - and movies have not been the same since

Technicolor was born 100 years ago (more or less) - and movies have not been the same since | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
At this month’s 25th Dinard festival of British film in Brittany, there was  a special screening of the 1946 Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger masterpiece A Matter of Life and Death to mark “100 years of the Technicolor process”.
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The Previously Unseen Work of 70s Chicago Nightlife Photographer Michael Abramson

The Previously Unseen Work of 70s Chicago Nightlife Photographer Michael Abramson | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
The late Michael L. Abramson forever sealed into emulsion the energy and emotion of Chicago nightlife. From blues clubs to strip clubs, his photography rev
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He Spent Years Taking Photos Of One Small Town. When You Look Closer, You'll See Why.

He Spent Years Taking Photos Of One Small Town. When You Look Closer, You'll See Why. | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
It all makes sense now.
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Paris : William Eggleston From black and white to color

Paris : William Eggleston From black and white to color | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
“I think of my photographs as elements in a novel I am in the process of writing.” Deep in the heart of the ordinary—that’s where the novel sequence William Eggleston has been writing for over 50 years takes place. It is a personal, fictional story whose documentary basis can occasionally be glim...
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TED Talk: Photographer Documents Everyday Objects Exhumed from Mass Graves in Bosnia

TED Talk: Photographer Documents Everyday Objects Exhumed from Mass Graves in Bosnia | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
Watches, glasses and combs... these are the kinds of everyday objects that photographer Ziyah Gafić has spent a great deal of time photographing over the p
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Disobedient Objects: Creative Ingenuity That Emerges From Situations Of Political Strife

Disobedient Objects: Creative Ingenuity That Emerges From Situations Of Political Strife | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
Ornate china tea sets, warped casserole dishes, and smartphone apps are all disobedient objects, according to a new exhibition in the V&A’s Porter Gal
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Dealing with graphic content is a moral minefield for journalists

Dealing with graphic content is a moral minefield for journalists | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
Even for a world accustomed to news reports of conflict and disaster, the past three months seem to be unprecedented for the frequency of horrific events. From the continuing tragedies in Syria, to the…
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Metadata, objectivity and emotion | duckrabbit blog

Metadata, objectivity and emotion | duckrabbit blog | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it

piece This has ended up a longer post than intended, with many links. I started writing it with only the germ of an idea and no clear idea where it might lead me, 

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Black-And-White Photographs Of NYC Taken By A Young Stanley Kubrick - DesignTAXI.com

Black-And-White Photographs Of NYC Taken By A Young Stanley Kubrick - DesignTAXI.com | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it

Before he became a famous film-maker, Stanley Kubrick was a budding photographer.

While attending City College New York in the 1940s,...

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Things Fall Apart: Masculinity and Violence in Congo | LightBox | TIME.com

Things Fall Apart: Masculinity and Violence in Congo | LightBox | TIME.com | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
Can failed masculinity contribute to violence? Photographer Pete Muller spent the past year studying the relationships between ideals of manhood and violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo
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The camera doesn't lie, it just tells a story - Telegraph

The camera doesn't lie, it just tells a story - Telegraph | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
From 19th-century fairies to Forties actresses, we have always twisted the photographic truth
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