Saturday, August 8, 2009
Photographer Milton Rogovin Preserved the faces of Those With Silenced Voices - Randy Kennedy - NYTimes.com
Friday, August 7, 2009
Photographic Links to Golden Age of Dutch Painting at the Museum of the City of New York - Martha Schwendener for NYTimes.com
Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
From the Exhibition site, "From its very title, Robert Mapplethorpe, perfection in form, exhibition curators Franca Falletti and Jonathan Nelson intend to express the profound principle that associates the artist of photography with the great Renaissance masters and, in particular, with Michelangelo: the search for balance, the precision and clarity inherent to 'Form' that tends toward perfection by means of the geometric rigour of volumes defined by line and sculpted by light."
Related Link: http://www.mapplethorpe.org/
Related Link: Model combination: Robert Mapplethorpe and Michelangelo
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
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photographed. The viewer's expectation about a picture's veracity is largely determined by the context in which the image appears. A picture published in a newspaper is believed to be fact; an advertising image is understood to be fiction. If a newspaper image turns out to have been set up, then questions are raised about trust and authenticity. Still, somewhere between fact and fiction — or perhaps hovering slightly above either one — is the province of metaphor, where the truth is approximated in renderings of a more poetic or symbolic nature."
Related Link: Photography After Frank Essays by Philip Gefter
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Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Miao Xiaochun, Pan Yue, Wang Yiqiong, Yu Hang, and Zuoxiao Zuzhou. Using photography, these artists delve into the conflict between China's past and future and the plight of the individual caught amidst the transition."
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Related Link: Exhibition,Uganda Museum - Dutch photographer tells
stories through images -
Monday, July 13, 2009
Exhibition: A Journey through Light and Shadow - The Invention of Photography and the Earliest Photographs of Macao, China
known photographs of China were taken by Jules Itier, a Frenchman who
traveled to China in the 1840s as part of a diplomatic mission sent by
Itier passed through Macao in 1844 and the subjects of some of his
photographs — like the ruins of St. Paul's Cathedral, once the largest
Catholic cathedral in Asia — look little changed today. But most of
his photographs tell the story of a very different Macao, the one that
existed before land reclamation and rapid urbanization.
His work is a highlight of an exhibit called "A Journey through Light
and Shadow — The Invention of Photography and the Earliest Photographs
of Macao, China," which will run until Aug. 23 at the Museum of
Related Link: An Early Look at Macao - New York times Slide Show -
Related link: Museum of Macau: A Journey through Light and Shadow
Saturday, July 11, 2009
revisits work done by celebrated Los Angeles based photographer
Anthony Friedkin. This powerful and important set of vintage
photographs, over 35 years old, historically documents what was then
the emerging identity of the homosexual community, and the beginnings
of the Gay Liberation Movement. First displayed in a Los Angeles
exhibit in 1973 and later again in 1994 it's been over fifteen years
since these unique and beautifully printed vintage photographs have
been on view."
Related Link: DRKRM Gallery - http://www.drkrm.com/gallery.html
Related Link: Stephen Cohen Gallery -
Thursday, July 9, 2009
show on NYTimes.com entitled "Ruins of the Second Gilded Age" showed
large housing construction projects across the United States that came
to a halt, often half-finished, when the housing market collapsed. The
introduction said that the photographer, a freelancer based in
Bedford, England, "creates his images with long exposures but without
A reader, however, discovered on close examination that one of the
pictures was digitally altered, apparently for aesthetic reasons.
Editors later confronted the photographer and determined that most of
the images did not wholly reflect the reality they purported to show.
Had the editors known that the photographs had been digitally
manipulated, they would not have published the picture essay, which
has been removed from NYTimes.com."
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
William Eggleston about his pictures, " I am often asked about the
meaning...I don't have any answers. They don't mean anything, they're
Related Link: William Eggleston: Democratic Hellraiser?:
Related Link: Gallery: The colourful world of William Eggleston:
Related Link: Official website of William Eggleston and the Eggleston
Monday, July 6, 2009
Times puts it well in his introduction:
"There is art, and there is show business. In a young century
overdosing on glossy and voyeuristic celebrity exploitation
masquerading as photojournalism, it's essential to keep the boundary
distinct. That is the key to appreciating the photography of Brigitte
Lacombe, whose work often takes her into the realm of show business
but whose pictures strip the commerce away from the artists until we
are face-to-face with what some of the seminal figures of our time are
trying to say to their audience."
Related Link: http://www.brigittelacombe.com/
Related Link: Lacombe anima l persona by Brigitte Lacombe steidldangin:
Napoleon III and Paris - Photography exhibition focusing on the changing shape of Paris during the Second Empire
www.metmuseum.org, "This dossier photography exhibition will focus on
the changing shape of Paris during the Second Empire, when the city's
narrow streets and medieval buildings gave way to the broad boulevards
and grand public works that still define the urban landscape of the
French capital. A prologue will introduce Napoleon III and his family,
and an epilogue will depict the ruins of Paris in the aftermath of the
Commune. Drawn entirely from the Metropolitan's collection, the
exhibition will feature portraits of the Imperial family by Gustave Le
Gray and Benjamin Delessert; views of old Paris by Charles Marville;
photographs of the New Louvre by Edouard Baldus and of the Opera by
Delmaet and Durandelle; and scenes of the destruction of Paris and
Saint-Cloud during the Commune by Alphonse Liebert and Pierre-Ambrose
Richebourg. The exhibition will also include works in other media from
various departments of the Museum. "
Related Link: Napoleon III and Paris Gallery:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Napoleon III and Paris
June 9, 2009–September 7, 2009
The Howard Gilman Gallery
Sunday, July 5, 2009
used to produce fiction since its introduction in 1839. The acceptance
of staging, and the degree of its application, has varied greatly
depending on the genre and the historical moment, but it has persisted
as an artistic approach. The photographs in this exhibition, drawn
exclusively from the J. Paul Getty Museum's collection, make no
pretense about presenting the world as it exists; instead, they are
the productions of directors and actors who rely on stagecraft and
occasional darkroom trickery to tell stories.
Spanning photography's history and expressing a range of sentiments,
the images in this exhibition are inspired by art history, literature,
religion, and mainstream media."
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Angeles in the early 1980s were part of the re-evaluation of
photography that was going on around the world during that period,
according to artist Jeff Wall.
Until the late 1970s, street photography meant trying to make a
composition very quickly of strangers in public spaces. But Wall said
at about that time, he was among a new generation of artists that
included German artist Andreas Gursky in Dusseldorf who were working
with photography but were interested in taking the medium somewhere
What Hernandez did technically was change from using a hand-held 35 mm
camera to a large format camera on a tripod. This both slowed down the
way Hernandez took street photographs and opened up his work, Wall
From, Tech change created new photography style, by Kevin Griffin,
Related Links: Anthony Hernandez - Gallery:
Related Link: Anthony Hernandez — Street life through a lens
Related Link: Vancouver Art Gallery
Friday, July 3, 2009
director and photographer Wim Wenders. The camera in question, the M8
has had its share of issues, and detractors. However, just about every
review gets back to Mr. Wenders' observation that what distinguishes
this camera above all, is it's handling, the way it feels in your
hands and the relationship between, as Mr. Wenders says, "what you saw
outside and the inner image that proceeds each image."
For an in-depth review of the M8, Mr. Phil Askey for Digital
Photography Review: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/leicam8/
Link to Leica M8 product page:
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
An Air Force F-22 Raptor executes a supersonic flyby photo by Sonar Technician 1st Class Ronald Dejarnett
from its intended use.
"090622-N-7780S-014 GULF OF ALASKA (June 22, 2009) An Air Force F-22
Raptor executes a supersonic flyby over the flight deck of the
aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is
participating in Northern Edge 2009, a joint exercise focusing on
detecting and tracking units at sea, in the air and on land. (U.S.
Navy photo by Sonar Technician (Surface) 1st Class Ronald
at Parsons school in New York. I needed models for the course – and
one day a 20-year-old called Madonna Ciccone showed up. She was just
another citizen, a girl trying to make ends meet. She was quiet,
taciturn. I'm not sure it was something she enjoyed. She did it for
the money, in this case $30. She was relaxed, composed, did as asked.
Some people are stiff, some are there to do a job, some give a little
more. She was in the middle: she did what she was told but nothing
"Shooting nudes is tricky. What are you trying to do? When is it a
nude; when is it erotica? There is nothing erotic about these
pictures. Erotica suggests sex; these pictures don't suggest sex. They
are studies of the body – it's sculpture with a camera. "
Saturday, June 27, 2009
On portraits: 'I realised a long time ago that outside of commercial work I would never photograph anyone that I didn't want to live with. I didn't think anyone had the right to photograph a stranger. But now I know that there are other ways that people photograph strangers with compassion, either as a reflection of themselves or where they go deep into a relationship in some way or help people.'
On truthfulness: 'At the Tate Gallery I asked an audience of 150 how many of them believed a photograph could be real. Only five put up their hands. That's not a world I thought I would grow into.'
On attitude: 'A real artist doesn't do themselves. I don't do Nan Goldin."
Friday, June 26, 2009
Danielle O'Steen for Express, "This much is true about William
Eggleston, often referred to as the father of color photography: He
works quickly, never stages a photograph and takes only one shot.
Eggleston learned early on that when something caught his eye, he
didn't need rolls of film to capture his mark. "[Starting out], I
would take many frames essentially of the same subject, see, and I
would have to decide which one was the best," Eggleston told Express
while in D.C. for his current retrospective "William Eggleston:
Democratic Camera, Photographs and Video, 1961-2008," at the Corcoran.
"I figured, why not just take one? I'm going to eventually choose, and
I could never make up my mind."
Thursday, June 25, 2009
"Blueeyes Magazine is an online documentary photography magazine
devoted to publishing new long-term project work. It is a labor of
love created by a dedicated group of people who believe in the power
of still photography. The magazine was created in 2003 in response to
declining editorial space for documentary images, following in the
footsteps of the now defunct Untitled Magazine to publish pictures
that support and celebrate passionate and personal photography."
Austria. 1948. © David Seymour/Magnum Photos.
"Try everything. Photojournalism, fashion, portraiture, nudes, whatever. You won't know what kind of photographer you are until you try it. During one summer vacation (in college) I worked for a born-again tabletop photographer. All day long we'd photograph socks and listen to Christian radio. That summer I learned I was neither a studio photographer nor a born-again Christian. Another year I worked for a small suburban newspaper chain and was surprised to learn that I enjoyed assignment photography. Fun is important. You should like the process and the subject. If you are bored or unhappy with your subject it will show up in the pictures. If in your heart of hearts you want to take pictures of kitties, take pictures of kitties."
Peter Ha for CrunchGear, "Megan Fox inadvertently snubbed the
affections of this boy and wants to make it up to him, but the origins
of this boy remain a mystery and have made it difficult for Fox to
contact him. So, Kodak is pitching in $5000 to anyone who can provide
info to help bring the two together. If you have any legit information
to help make this happen then shoot an e-mail to yellowroseboy at
gmail dot com."
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
By Jessica Ravitz for CNN,
"A 14-year-old girl stoops and screams above the body of a Kent State
University student killed in 1970 by an Ohio National Guardsman.
A police chief aims his gun at a Vietcong prisoner's head in 1968,
just before executing him on a Saigon, Vietnam, street.
And in 1989, an unarmed man in Beijing, China, stands defiantly in
front of a column of tanks as they rolled into Tiananmen Square.
These are iconic images, the kinds of shots that changed the way
people viewed history as it unfolded. They put human faces on
conflicts and became rallying cries for movements, inspiring those who
But while these photographs -- chronicling a single, silent moment --
were taken by seasoned photographers, two of whom won Pulitzer Prizes,
this time amateur cell phone video is grabbing worldwide attention. It
captures the death of a young woman named Neda Agha-Soltan,
galvanizing protesters in Iran and shaping perceptions of a land and
people few Westerners know."
Talk to the Newsroom: Michele McNally who oversees photography for The New York Times, is answering questions from readers.
Inventing Marcel Duchamp: The Dynamics of Portraiture - Smithsonian -
National Portrait Gallery
"Throughout a lengthy career, which spanned much of the twentieth
century, Marcel Duchamp recast accepted modes for assembling and
describing identity. In 1917, having recently arrived in the United
States, Duchamp found special significance in a mechanically produced
photo-postcard that depicted him simultaneously from five different
vantage points, thanks to a hinged mirror. The Five-Way Portrait of
Marcel Duchamp suggests the artist’s early recognition of the
multifarious nature of personal identity, something he would continue
to explore throughout his career. Fascinated with the way portraits
shape identity, Duchamp exploited the genre, often turning
conventional codes for portrayal on their head."
Six photographers who, by working on assignment for publications such
as the New Yorker, Esquire, and the New York Times Magazine, bring
their distinctive “take” on contemporary portraiture to a broad
Photographers: Katy Grannan,Jocelyn Lee,Ryan McGinley,Steve
Pyke,Martin Schoeller and Alec Soth
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Related Link: Montreal jazz festival honours the Charlie Parker of photography
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Inaugural photography exhibition of the Annenberg Space for Photography is titled “L8s Ang3les,” features the work of eight prominent L.A. : John Baldessari ,Carolyn Cole , Greg Gorman , Lauren Greenfield , Lawrence K. Ho ,Kirk McKoy and Julius Shulman .
"The inaugural exhibition of the Annenberg Space for Photography celebrates the breadth of contemporary photography through works by eight internationally renowned photographers whose images capture the complexity and vitality of the city of Los Angeles. L8S ANG3LES features different genres of contemporary photographic exploration - architecture, portraiture, photojournalism, and art - with interrelated themes weaving throughout. Moreover, through a relationship with the Los Angeles Times, L8S ANG3LES will also feature the work of celebrated Times staff photographers and a selection of archival photographs of the city going back over 100 years."
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Exhibit: Steeling the Gaze: Portraits by Aboriginal Artists - Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography
Steeling the Gaze: Portraits by Aboriginal Artists31 OCTOBER 2008 – 22 MARCH 2009
CONTEMPORARY GALLERIES B102 AND B103
This group exhibition, drawn from the collections of the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography and the National Gallery of Canada, explores representations of Aboriginal people by Aboriginal artists. The works of 12 celebrated Aboriginal artists will be shown, including KC Adams, Carl Beam, Dana Claxton, Thirza Cuthand, Rosalie Favell, Kent Monkman, David Neel, Shelley Niro, Arthur Renwick, Greg Staats, Jeff Thomas and Bear Witness. From the whimsical to the reverential, the poignant to the political, these artists refashion the view of Native people not only by way of the camera lens, but also through their own cultural perspectives. Organized and presented by the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography.
Organized and presented by the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Flickr Sited: Unofficial home for public domain photographs from the National Museum of Health & Medicine.
National Museum of Health & Medicine Blog: http://bottledmonsters.blogspot.com/
Canadian, Julian Abram Wainwright, wins Sony World Photography Awards: Photojournalism and Documentary - Sports
http://julianwainwright.wordpress.com/ and his web site here: http://pa.photoshelter.com/c/julianwainwright and the agency he works with here: http://www.lightstalkers.org/wainwright
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Images by and video interviews with photographers: David Eustace,
Dawoud Bey, Eric McNatt, Sylvia Plachy, Richard Renaldi, Mary Ellen
Mark, Marla Rutherford, Jeff Dunas, Joe Fornabaio, Anna Mia Davidson
and Eric Ogden.