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Arnold Newman, a master of portraiture | La Lettre de la Photographie

Arnold Newman, a master of portraiture | La Lettre de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it

For more than sixty years, Arnold Newman (1918 - 2006) photographed the world’s most famous painters, writers, musicians, politicians and businessmen. Newman always takes a deep interest in what makes an individual what he or she is. Each portrait is a frozen moment, a biography of the subject made visible. “I am interested in what motivates people, what they do with their lives. I would have made a good psychiatrist”. 

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Cindy Sherman Doesn't Thrill Me

Cindy Sherman Doesn't Thrill Me | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Clowns? Really? You’ve got to be kidding.

I’ll say it right here, right now: I don’t like Cindy Sherman’s work.

Wait, let me say that more clearly: I don’t like MOST of Cindy Sherman’s work. And I definitely don’t see her as some kind of brilliant artist. Maybe she was once, when she was just starting out.
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Are residency programs the new PhD? An interview with Sara Knox Hunter from Summer Forum : Bad at Sports

Are residency programs the new PhD? An interview with Sara Knox Hunter from Summer Forum : Bad at Sports | Photography Now | Scoop.it

A couple years ago, Mike Wolf wrote an article about his experience with the space Mess Hall, in AREA Chicago called “Can Experimental Cultural Centers Replace MFA programs?”. It’s a really poignant account of how becoming part of that particular community at that moment answered his concerns about what kind of artist he wanted to be, and by extension, what kind of life he wanted to lead and it was happening outside of the traditional school environment.

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Kony2012, symbolic action and the potential for change

Kony2012, symbolic action and the potential for change | Photography Now | Scoop.it
# A week on from the “Kony 2012” video eruption, I want to take a step back and ask: what does this tells us about the media economy, what does it suggest about the state of activism, and how should we think about change in the face of global...
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HELMUT NEWTON: “Skewing Lines: On Pervs, Pearls and Sex Dolls”

HELMUT NEWTON: “Skewing Lines: On Pervs, Pearls and Sex Dolls” | Photography Now | Scoop.it

The warm afternoon light strokes the ends of her dimly lit legs. They are thin, small, soft, and fitted with a pair of violent heels, obviously too large
for her tiny feet. Her naked prepubescent body takes up the greater half of the photograph. She is open to view, exposed—besides those heels, a string of pearls too heavy for her fragile neck to carry, and an umbrella, open, pointing up into the air, ready for use. She is hard and soft, part joyful, part menacing, both coy and direct.

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Advice

Singing, or any artistic pursuit, is a journey – not a destination. It simply isn’t possible to advance your talent or career on schedule.
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The Daily Edit – Friday 3.9.12

The Daily Edit – Friday 3.9.12 | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Discover
Creative Director: Michael F. Di Ioia
Deputy Art Director: Frank Maiocco
Photo Editor: Randi Slatken
Associate Photo Editor: Jacqurline Ladner
Photographer: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

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In “New Europe”, Paul Graham made numerous trips through nine European countries...

In “New Europe”, Paul Graham made numerous trips through nine European countries... | Photography Now | Scoop.it
In “New Europe”, Paul Graham made numerous trips through nine European countries...
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The Real Photographer Has Now Died

The Real Photographer Has Now Died | Photography Now | Scoop.it
You've probably heard me say before that all photojournalists work hard but the the really lucky ones labor all their lives and leave a legacy of one single shot that becomes iconic, world-famous, part of the Zeitgeist, the culture.
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How long did it take to photograph 15 winding towers? (作品をつくるのにかかる時間)

How long did it take to photograph 15 winding towers? (作品をつくるのにかかる時間) | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Look at above pictures. Yes, I know you know this is a series of work by German photographer couple Bernd and Hilla Becher.

But did you know how long did it take to photograph these fifteen winding towers? It seems difficult to find old architecture like this, to move right place to shoot and moreover, wait until it gets cloudy. It is actually not few months, either few years.

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The Liminal Space of Self: An Interview with Meredith Kooi

The Liminal Space of Self: An Interview with Meredith Kooi | Photography Now | Scoop.it
"#1" from Mimed Blemishes series, photo by Meredtih Kooi, 2011.
There was a family in our neighborhood growing up and they always had the very same standard, gray poodle.
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The Ctein Corollary

The Ctein Corollary | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Regular readers no doubt remember Ctein's (memorable!) column called "No One Cares How Hard You Worked." His point, in a nutshell, was that "If someone already likes your photograph, how hard you worked doesn't matter. If they don't, telling them how hard you worked is not going to change their mind."
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Mondrian's Primary Colors

Mondrian's Primary Colors | Photography Now | Scoop.it
On this day in 1872, Dutch painter Piet Mondrian was born. Mondrian was perhaps best known for his geometrical paintings using the primary colors (plus black and white).
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The Day That Changed My Photographic Life: Part Two

The Day That Changed My Photographic Life: Part Two | Photography Now | Scoop.it
With my beautiful letter and crest from the mayor of Jerusalem in hand, I went off to El Al Airlines to see if I could barter for three tickets to Israel.
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Diving Dogs Photos Boost Photographers Career

Diving Dogs Photos Boost Photographers Career | Photography Now | Scoop.it
The story of Seth Casteel and his diving dog photos is the perfect example of what happens when something goes viral and the person is prepared to take advantage of it.
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Advertising Photography 50 years of creativity | La Lettre de la Photographie

Advertising Photography 50 years of creativity | La Lettre de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it
In 1976, in the book La Photo written with Chenz, Jeanloup Sieff described “advertising photography as a compromise between what the client asked for, what the agency wants, and what the photographer hopes for!
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Sally Mann: Some Food for Thought #1

Sally Mann: Some Food for Thought #1 | Photography Now | Scoop.it
As we look at Sally Mann’s ‘Immediate Family’ this month it is worth acknowledging the artist beyond this single publication.
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Review: Cette Montagne C'est Moi by Witho Worms

Review: Cette Montagne C'est Moi by Witho Worms | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Witho Worms' Cette Montagne C'est Moi is centered on carbon, in more ways than one. Photographing slag/coal heaps in various European countries, the photographer took actual material from each heap.
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ロンドンのパブリッシャーoodeeによるPOV Female Tokyoプロジェクト

ロンドンのパブリッシャーoodeeによるPOV Female Tokyoプロジェクト | Photography Now | Scoop.it

POV Female Tokyo is our next series of monographs on young female photographers. Launching on the 23rd of March 2012 at Calm & Punk gallery in Tokyo. 

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Discussion with Yves Brès, President of Les Photographiques

Discussion with Yves Brès, President of Les Photographiques | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Throughout its 34 years , the festival has introduced more than 300 photographers to the city of Le Mans, including such illustrious signatures as Sabine Weiss, Bernard Plossu or Claude Dityvon, among others… It began in 1978 with the name Festival...
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Dragoș Lumpan – The Last Transhumance

Dragoș Lumpan – The Last Transhumance | Photography Now | Scoop.it
“I started this project for several reasons.”
 
The first was curiosity. Travelling by train or by car I have seen sheep in the fields. Close to the sheep was a shepherd.
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Part II: Theory versus Instinct

The question of ‘theory’ comes up, in different ways, in the responses of both David and Stuart, and I found David’s notion of the blurring of lines between theory and literature, especially in the way Phillips reads Freud and Winnicott, particularly alluring and useful.

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Armory Show 2012 Galeria Filomena Soares

Armory Show 2012 Galeria Filomena Soares | Photography Now | Scoop.it
This Gallery from Lisbon offers viewers the chance to get to know the work of the Portuguese photographer Helena Almeida.
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‘The Americans’ and ‘Uncommon Places’, the Geography

‘The Americans’ and ‘Uncommon Places’, the Geography | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Perhaps I am just amusing myself here but I enjoyed looking at Stephen Shore’s ‘Uncommon Places’ locations on a map of the US a few weeks back and so had a quick play with the locations of another American classic: Frank’s ‘The Americans’.
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Yasuhiro Ishimoto (1921-2012): The “ Visual Bilinguist” in Japanese and American Postwar Photography

Yasuhiro Ishimoto (1921-2012): The “ Visual Bilinguist” in Japanese and American Postwar Photography | Photography Now | Scoop.it
On February 6, 2012, it was announced primarily through blogs, Facebook and Tumblr that Japanese photographer Yasuhiro Ishimoto died at the age of 90.
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