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On Photography: Alfred Stieglitz, 1864-1946

On Photography: Alfred Stieglitz, 1864-1946 | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
“In photography, there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.” – Alfred Stieglitz Alfred Stieglitz is best known as the photographer who made photography accepted as a form of art. During his 5 decades-long career, he made photographs, opened and operated art galleries. His early years Alfred Stieglitz studied at…
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On Photography: Edward Weston, 1886-1958

On Photography: Edward Weston, 1886-1958 | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
“If I have any ‘message’ worth giving to a beginner it is that there are no shortcuts in photography.”  —Edward Weston Edward Weston was a seminal photographer of the first half of the 20th century. He studied photography at the Illinois College of Photography then worked as a retoucher for The George Steckel Portrait Studio.…
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The immense impact Italy had on American photographer Francesca Woodman

The immense impact Italy had on American photographer Francesca Woodman | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
Although she was born in America, the artist’s time spent in Italy in the years leading up to her untimely death produced some of her most known works
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South Africa Week: Alexia Webster

South Africa Week: Alexia Webster | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
Alexia Webster’s Street Studio project began in 2011 and in the years since she has photographed thousands of sitters across the African continent and beyond. Though the project represents a departure from her personal and professional work, the series aligns with a direction she sees her work heading in the future. “I’m interested in having…
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Ryan McGinley looks to Yoko Ono as inspiration for his latest show

Ryan McGinley looks to Yoko Ono as inspiration for his latest show | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
The artist presents a new body of work that explores conceptualism through the camera lens
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Subscribe to the AnOther Newsletters

Subscribe to the AnOther Newsletters | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
The expansive and intimate collection wasn’t found until after the fashion photographer’s death
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The Secret Photographs of Stanley Kubrick

The Secret Photographs of Stanley Kubrick | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
Before becoming a great filmmaker, the director of ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ and ‘A Clockwork Orange’ was a photographer for Look magazine. Now you can see his work on show.
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The mythological references behind Nan Goldin’s latest work

The mythological references behind Nan Goldin’s latest work | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
The photographer's most recent collage proves we can always learn something from her art
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Portraits of stage and screen icons inspire new cocktail menu at The Savoy's American Bar | London

Portraits of stage and screen icons inspire new cocktail menu at The Savoy's American Bar | London | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
The American Bar at The Savoy has hosted some of the world’s most recognisable faces – not just for a drink or two, but also in the decor. 
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Celebrating contemporary Indian photography – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian

Celebrating contemporary Indian photography – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
Indians through Indian eyes
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The Color of Humanity in Sally Mann’s South

The Color of Humanity in Sally Mann’s South | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
Hilton Als writes about how Sally Mann’s photographs address Southern identity and the region’s history of slavery and racism.
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Donald Schwartz's curator insight, March 16, 7:09 PM

Images with powerful stories. Spend some time and so much more will emerge.

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World Press Photo Contest 2018 – the nominees in pictures | Media | The Guardian

World Press Photo Contest 2018 – the nominees in pictures | Media | The Guardian | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
The most prestigious photojournalist prize in the world has unveiled the finalists in its photo of the year contest before selecting a winnerWarning: contains graphic images
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Andreas Gursky on the photograph that changed everything: 'It was pure intuition'

Andreas Gursky on the photograph that changed everything: 'It was pure intuition' | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
It went against all he had been taught. But this image of Salerno harbour was a turning point for the great photographer, paving the way to his epic landscapes
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Nudes, maids and the Eiffel Tower: classic French photography – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian

Nudes, maids and the Eiffel Tower: classic French photography – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
The French humanist movement of the 1930s changed photography for good. A new exhibition at Paris Photo showcases the greats, including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Willy Ronis, and Martine Franck
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The Animal and the Edible in Sarah Lucas’s Self-Portraits

The Animal and the Edible in Sarah Lucas’s Self-Portraits | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
Rebecca Mead writes about self-portraits by the British artist Sarah Lucas that appear in her new collection, “Complete Arsehole,” and are on view in a retrospective at the New Museum.
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Mario Sorrenti’s Unseen Photographs of a Young Kate Moss

Mario Sorrenti’s Unseen Photographs of a Young Kate Moss | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
The photographer recalls documenting the seminal 1993 trip to the Virgin Islands he took with his then-girlfriend, who was on the cusp of stardom
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Photographer Pierre Debusschere explores intimacy in his new exhibition

Photographer Pierre Debusschere explores intimacy in his new exhibition | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
The Dazed contributor debuted his first solo show, UNcovered, at Brussels' MAD space this weekend
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Luo Yang’s photos show women rebelling against classic Chinese femininity

Luo Yang’s photos show women rebelling against classic Chinese femininity | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
Luo Yang captures intimate images of her friends – and has already been given the thumbs up from Ai Weiwei
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Philosopher's Tree by Michael Kenna is a spiritual journey in mindfulness

Philosopher's Tree by Michael Kenna is a spiritual journey in mindfulness | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
[Michael Kenna](http://www.michaelkenna.net/) is one of today's most important and influential black and white landscape photographers. Now, a ne
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Remembering Laura Aguilar, the queer, Latina photography pioneer

Remembering Laura Aguilar, the queer, Latina photography pioneer | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
In the sad wake of the photographer’s passing, we look at how she carved a permanent mark on American history and helped out Latino artists along the way
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Celebrating 50 years of powerful photography

Celebrating 50 years of powerful photography | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
A selection of pictures by members of the Association of Photographers, which celebrates it 50th anniversary in 2018.
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Unpicking the controversy behind Sally Mann’s iconic photos of her children

Unpicking the controversy behind Sally Mann’s iconic photos of her children | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
We reflect on the images that resulted in the police being called on the artist and examine what they meant
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Tate Modern traces the development of photography and abstract art –

Tate Modern traces the development of photography and abstract art – | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
New Photography Every Day
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Legendary Photographer Joel Meyerowitz Releases New Book

Legendary Photographer Joel Meyerowitz Releases New Book | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
Look inside the new book “Joel Meyerowitz: Where I Find Myself,” from Laurence King, a retrospective of his work over the past 50 years featuring his Paris street photography from 1967.
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Edward Burtynsky: 2018 winner of Master of Photography – in pictures

Edward Burtynsky: 2018 winner of Master of Photography – in pictures | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
Photo London 2018’s Master of Photography award - Edward Burtynsky
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