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Why do the wrecked surfaces of torn posters exert such a powerful hold on us?: Observatory: Design Observer

Why do the wrecked surfaces of torn posters exert such a powerful hold on us?: Observatory: Design Observer | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
Why do photographs and images of torn street posters exert such a powerful hold on the imagination and emotions?
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What Do You Want to Know?

What Do You Want to Know? | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it

It’s a sad truism that one of the few reliable ways to make money in photography seems to be to extract it from other photographers, who are often willing to pay for any professional leg up in what is a painfully competitive field. Exorbitantly expensive portfolio reviews, competitions and workshops are all examples of this tendency, and while I have no problem with any of these services being offered for a reasonable fee, the amounts that are charged often seem really difficult to justify.


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Mario Pires's curator insight, February 16, 5:53 AM

Value for money, that ever present reality is discussed here, and a personal reaction from Lewis Bush.

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MoMA Celebrates Photographers Experimenting in the Studio | LightBox | TIME.com

MoMA Celebrates Photographers Experimenting in the Studio | LightBox | TIME.com | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
Quentin Bajac, the new chief curator of photography at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, writes about his inaugural exhibition exploring the history of photography made within the four walls of the studio space.
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Steve McCurry on photography's globalised challenge | Photography | Agenda | Phaidon

Steve McCurry on photography's globalised challenge | Photography | Agenda | Phaidon | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
The Magnum photographer says that, from Cleveland to India, the world is beginning to look the same
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García Media | Photos constitute an essential form of storytelling

García Media | Photos constitute an essential form of storytelling | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
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Guerrilla Girls poster campaigns

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Q&A with Mehdi Moghimnejad, the curator of “By Iranian Contemporary Photographers”

Q&A with Mehdi Moghimnejad, the curator of “By Iranian Contemporary Photographers” | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
The current virtual exhibition "By the Iranian Contemporary Photographers" is a curatorial work of Dr. Mehdi Moghimnejad, the renowned photographer and faculty
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The Transformation of a Post-Communist Country Documented in Haunting Photos

The Transformation of a Post-Communist Country Documented in Haunting Photos | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
Even almost 25 years later, the country of Romania is still in the midst of a difficult transformation from one of the region’s hardest dictatorships to a
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12 Lessons Joel Meyerowitz Has Taught Me About Street Photography

12 Lessons Joel Meyerowitz Has Taught Me About Street Photography | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
All photos in this article are copyrighted by Joel Meyerowitz. I am surprised I haven't written an article about Joel Meyerowitz yet. He is one of the living legends and masters in street photography, currently at 75 years old.
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Should the AP Really Have Fired This Pulitzer-Prize War Photographer?

Should the AP Really Have Fired This Pulitzer-Prize War Photographer? | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
The Associated Press announced Wednesday that it had parted ways with Narciso Contreras, a freelance photographer who shared in a Pulitzer for his work in Syria last year.
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Fine Art Photography by Anni Leppälä

Fine Art Photography by Anni Leppälä | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
Finnish artist Anni Leppälä, born 1981, is among the most relevant emerging figures in European contemporary art (Young Artist of the Year 2010). Being p
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Impotent Criticism and the Power of Money

Impotent Criticism and the Power of Money | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
New York Times critic Holland Carter is not happy. In an essay that blames money, real estate, chauvinism and other things for the decline of art's vibrancy, Cotter also addresses the critic's loss...
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Graphic design

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GRAPHS have long been used by economists, statisticians and mathematicians—professionals not renowned for their aesthetic sensibilities—to illustrate relationships and explain data, be they unemployment figures, temperature readings or presidential approval ratings. They can help predict the futures of companies, governments and populations, and are rarely considered inspirational by artists. But G.T. Pellizzi disagrees.


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Data Visualization: Modern Approaches | Smashing Magazine

Data Visualization: Modern Approaches | Smashing Magazine | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
Data presentation can be beautiful, elegant and descriptive. There is a variety of conventional ways to visualize data - tables, histograms, pie charts and bar graphs are being used every day, in every project and on every possible occasion. However, to convey a message to your readers effectively, sometimes you need more than just a simple pie chart of your results. In fact, there are much better, profound, creative and absolutely fascinating ways to visualize data. Many of them might become ubiquitous in the next few years. So what can we expect? Which innovative ideas are already being used? And what are the most creative approaches to present data in ways we've never thought before? Let's take a look at the most interesting modern approaches to data visualization as well as related articles, resources and tools.

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Henri Cartier-Bresson at the Centre Pompidou, Paris - FT.com

Henri Cartier-Bresson at the Centre Pompidou, Paris - FT.com | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
“Henri,” according to American photographer Willard Van Dike, “who was not only an intellectual but a maverick, used to go down to Wall Street so he could find a Rolls-Royce or a Cadillac to spit on.” Yet in 1936, when the leftwing Front Populaire
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How Shepard Fairey is Debunking Art World Elitism, One Print At a Time

How Shepard Fairey is Debunking Art World Elitism, One Print At a Time | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it

“I hated the elitism of the art world. So the idea of making prints was really important.”


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Venetian Cat Bauer - The Venice Blog: RENAISSANCE - Bill Viola Confronts Carpaccio at Espace Louis Vuitton, Venice

Venetian Cat Bauer - The Venice Blog: RENAISSANCE - Bill Viola Confronts Carpaccio at Espace Louis Vuitton, Venice | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
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The 7 Deadly Sins of Mediocrity in Street Photography

The 7 Deadly Sins of Mediocrity in Street Photography | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
Photos in this article are from my on-going "Colors" series. I recently read a book titled: "Die Empty: Unleash your Best Work Everyday" and found great inspiration in it. It is a great book in which the premise is easy: will you die with all of your dreams, aspirations, and talents inside of you--
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The Power of Belief: An Interview with Photographer Natan Dvir

The Power of Belief: An Interview with Photographer Natan Dvir | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
Natan Dvir is an Israeli photographer who focuses on the human aspects of political, social and cultural issues. He received his MFA in Photography from th
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The revolutionary Soviet silent-era film posters of the Sternberg Brothers

The revolutionary Soviet silent-era film posters of the Sternberg Brothers | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
  “Of all arts, for us cinema is the most important.”—Lenin, 1919 An exhibition of Soviet silent-era film posters now underway at London’s Gallery for Russian Arts and Design features, among many treasures, a fair few of the important works of the...
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The Smell of Larry Clark

The Smell of Larry Clark | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
Publishers of beautifully different cultural content
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A clearer picture of vision - MIT News Office

A clearer picture of vision - MIT News Office | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
New mathematical model of information processing in the brain accurately predicts some of the peculiarities of human vision.
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15 Rare Photos of New York’s Graffiti-Covered Subway in the 1980s | LightBox | TIME.com

15 Rare Photos of New York’s Graffiti-Covered Subway in the 1980s | LightBox | TIME.com | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
TIME contract photographer Christopher Morris' previously unpublished images of New York's subway in the 1980s show us a world long gone.
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Interview: Pawel Pawlikowski | FilmComment

Interview: Pawel Pawlikowski | FilmComment | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
Fundamentals: the Ida director on telling his acclaimed Polish postwar story, purely and simply
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Our brains can multitask for visual searches - Futurity

Our brains can multitask for visual searches - Futurity | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
When it comes to vision, the brain can perform more than one function without sacrificing time or accuracy.
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