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25 Kids Participated In An iPhone Photography Camp, And The Images Will Bring A Smile To Your Face - Culture

25 Kids Participated In An iPhone Photography Camp, And The Images Will Bring A Smile To Your Face - Culture | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
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On Photography: Helmut Newton, 1920-2004 (NSFW)

On Photography: Helmut Newton, 1920-2004 (NSFW) | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
(Editor’s note: The provocative nature of Helmut Newton’s work requires a different format from the regular “On Photography” posts. Please note that some of the photos that follow are not safe for work — NSFW.) “The term “political correctness” has always appalled me, reminding me of Orwell’s “Thought Police” and fascist regimes.” ― Helmut Newton Early years Helmut…
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11 Influential Portrait Photographers you Need to Know

11 Influential Portrait Photographers you Need to Know | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
As a photographer, researching other photographers is a must. In this article, we look at 11 influential portrait photographers that you need to know.
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On Photography: Philippe Halsman, 1906-1979

On Photography: Philippe Halsman, 1906-1979 | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
The immortal photographers will be straightforward photographers, those who do not rely on tricks or special techniques. – Philippe Halsman His early career Latvian photographer, Philippe Halsman began working in photography in Paris. His portrait studio in Montparnasse opened in 1934. There he photographed artists — André Malraux, André Gide, Le Corbusier and Marc Chagall. He used…
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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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I Show The Perfect Balance Between The Bodies Of Dancers Through My Surreal Photography

I Show The Perfect Balance Between The Bodies Of Dancers Through My Surreal Photography | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
Over the last two years, I've been finding the most interesting and bizarre locations to create surreal structures using dancers.With the world being in a...
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57 of the best images from this year’s Sony World Photography Awards | London

57 of the best images from this year’s Sony World Photography Awards | London | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
This week, the World Photography Organisation revealed its shortlist for the Open and Youth competitions of the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards – and they’re stunning. The shortlist has been picked from 326,997 entries from photographers from 195 countries – with the UK offering the highest...
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On Photography: Paul Strand, 1890-1976

On Photography: Paul Strand, 1890-1976 | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
“Your photography is a record of your living, for anyone who really sees.” — Paul Strand Paul Strand has been called the biggest, widest, most commanding talent in the history of American photography. He was born in the midst of one of the most exciting and innovative periods in the history of art. Painters and…
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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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