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Patti Smith, Polaroids & Post-Mortems

Patti Smith, Polaroids & Post-Mortems | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
Volumes have been written about photography's connections to death. Intuitively aware of this relationship, Patti Smith's first major American museum exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts feels decidedly funereal.
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Incredible Photographs Made Of Photographs

Incredible Photographs Made Of Photographs | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
Catalan artist Pep Ventosa’s artwork challenges the notion that a photograph can capture only one specific moment in time.
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Conserving the Digital

Conserving the Digital | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
Responsibility for conservation or the decision to choose not to, is a growing question, and rests mostly on the artist him or herself.
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Radical losses - British Journal of Photography

Radical losses - British Journal of Photography | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it

The motivating impulse – to enable “ordinary” people to represent themselves and to take a critical approach to their representation in the mass media – survives in the practice of those few projects that remain, of some that are more recent in origin, and in individual photographers engaged in community-based collaborations.


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» Motion Graphics: In and Beyond the Street (Gallery Exhibition) Intersection for the Arts

» Motion Graphics: In and Beyond the Street (Gallery Exhibition) Intersection for the Arts | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
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Jonathan Blaustein debuts his new conceptual project MINE

Jonathan Blaustein debuts his new conceptual project MINE | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
A couple weeks ago at Review Santa Fe I had the opportunity to see APE contributor Jonathan Blaustein’s new body of work hanging on the wall and decided to conduct a quick interview.

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chalk-on-blackboard depictions of afghanistan mountains by tacita dean

chalk-on-blackboard depictions of afghanistan mountains by tacita dean | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
presented at dOCUMENTA (13) the six panel blackboard installation features the mountains of afghanistan spanning two stories of a building which once housed a bank in the city of kassel, germany.
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PHOTOS: Helmut Newton's Genius And Fetishistic Spirit Comes To LA

PHOTOS: Helmut Newton's Genius And Fetishistic Spirit Comes To LA | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
Helmut Newton was known as the man who changed the way fashion was captured, the man who embraced the nude human body and the man who brought fetishistic undertones to mainstream photography.
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"Sense of Place: European Landscape Photography" opens at BOZAR in Brussels

"Sense of Place: European Landscape Photography" opens at BOZAR in Brussels | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it

BRUSSELS.- Every two years, as part of the Summer of Photography, BOZAR invites around 30 partners in Belgium to work together on a collective photography festival. The theme of the 2012 edition is landscape photography. In relation to fine art, photography initially served as a model for painting; over time the discipline has grown to become a medium in its own right, with its own landscape practices. 


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Fascinating and Expressive Samples of Conceptual Art

Fascinating and Expressive Samples of Conceptual Art | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
Conceptual art is an art form that tends to give more importance to the idea or meaning being expressed by a masterpiece rather than focusing on the produc...
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Issue 4Highlight Extract:Photographer and FilmmakerRoss McDonnellSpeaks AboutThe Importance of Narrative | Hungry Eye Magazine

Issue 4Highlight Extract:Photographer and FilmmakerRoss McDonnellSpeaks AboutThe Importance of Narrative | Hungry Eye Magazine | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it

Irish imagemaker Ross McDonnell moves fluidly between stills and moving image, documenting other people’s worlds. Here he talks to Eleanor O’Kane about his approach to documentary making and explains why, sometimes, it’s better to keep the camera rolling.

 

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Into the Dark: A History of Night Photography - British Journal of Photography

Into the Dark: A History of Night Photography - British Journal of Photography | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
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Three Reasons to Pursue Neuroaesthetics | Psychology Today

Three Reasons to Pursue Neuroaesthetics | Psychology Today | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
What the Brain Can Teach Us About Art By William Hirstein, Ph.D....
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Spectacular Fireflies on the Water Light Exhibit - My Modern Metropolis

Spectacular Fireflies on the Water Light Exhibit - My Modern Metropolis | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
Artist Yayoi Kusama is a master when it comes to bringing out a childlike wonderment in audiences, leaving them slack-jawed as they take in their enchanting s…...
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The crayola-fication of the world: How we gave colors names, and it messed with our brains (part I) | Empirical Zeal

The crayola-fication of the world: How we gave colors names, and it messed with our brains (part I) | Empirical Zeal | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it

“Who in the rainbow can draw the line where the violet tint ends and the orange tint begins? Distinctly we see the difference of the colors, but where exactly does the one first blendingly enter into the other? So with sanity and insanity.”

 

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Kenro Izu: Sacred Places | La Lettre de la Photographie

Kenro Izu: Sacred Places | La Lettre de la Photographie | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it

Kenro Izu is a Japanese photographer. Born in Tokyo in 1949, he has lived in New York since 1974. During a trip to Egypt in that same year, his encounter with the Great Pyramid of Giza led him to take an interest in sacred places across the world.


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National Archives publish wartime propaganda in online gallery

National Archives publish wartime propaganda in online gallery | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
Hundreds of images of war art including posters and a portrait of the future queen are released online...
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Simon Schama Presents Van Gogh and the Beginning of Modern Art

Simon Schama Presents Van Gogh and the Beginning of Modern Art | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
We like to think of Vincent van Gogh as the archetypal tortured artist. While perhaps he fits the bill, there\'s more to the story, and this episode of Power of Art (above) takes pains to fill out the Dutch painter\'s character.
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Exclusive: See Vintage Images by Renowned Fashion Photographer Hiro

Exclusive: See Vintage Images by Renowned Fashion Photographer Hiro | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
The man who was once Richard Avedon's assitant.
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Outsiders: Portraits of the Overlooked

Outsiders: Portraits of the Overlooked | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
Inspired by the great portrait painters of old, Pierre Gonnord creates large scale portraits of people considered to be outsiders: the destitute, homel...
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A Snapshot of the Photography Industry

A Snapshot of the Photography Industry | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
Did you know that more photos are created every two minutes than in the entire 1800s? HighTable created this infographic that gives a quick overview of the state of the photography industry and the ri...
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Found: Lost Great Depression Photos Capturing Hard Times on Farms, and in Town

Found: Lost Great Depression Photos Capturing Hard Times on Farms, and in Town | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
During the Great Depression, the Farm Security Administration took on the task of “introducing America to Americans” through photography.
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Listening in: The use of audio in photography - British Journal of Photography

Listening in: The use of audio in photography - British Journal of Photography | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it
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