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Selected news about graphic design, photography, film studies and media & interaction design for CV students at ECAL (Lausanne, Switzerland)
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The Top Photos in the 2016 Birth Photography Competition 

The Top Photos in the 2016 Birth Photography Competition  | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Childbirth: it’s one of life’s great miracles. For the last five years, the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers (IAPBP) has held a photography contest which celebrates “the beauty of birth and the skill of birth photographers”.  The contest is split into three categories: labor, delivery, and postpartum. 

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Leigh Ledare: the man who photographs his mother having sex - in pictures

Leigh Ledare: the man who photographs his mother having sex - in pictures | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

For his project Pretend You're Actually Alive, Ledare traced his mother Tina from teenage ballet dancer to mature sexual exhibitionist. From Tina naked in bed with a younger man to mother and son canoodling, here's a selection of works from the project, which are included in Home Truths: Photography, Motherhood, Identity at the the Photographers' Gallery in London from 11 October to 5 January 2014.

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Why did mothers once conceal themselves in photographs?

Why did mothers once conceal themselves in photographs? | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

At first glance, you can't understand why the child in the photo is not screaming its head off. Clamped in position by a sinister shrouded figure, the toddler seems solemn, certainly, but hardly terrified. Look a little harder, though, and you begin to unravel the visual and emotional dynamics in play. The bundled-up figure is actually the child's mother. And, far from spooking the toddler, she is holding it gently but firmly on her shrouded lap.

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Bizarre pictures reveal the unlikely trend for photographs of breastfeeding mothers in Victorian-era America

Bizarre pictures reveal the unlikely trend for photographs of breastfeeding mothers in Victorian-era America | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Photographic portraits in the mid-1800s were typically formal affairs, with subjects posing stiffly in their Sunday best. 

But a newly-released set of images reveal a more informal trend for new mothers to be captured nursing their infants.

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