Saturday, August 8, 2009

Photographer Milton Rogovin Preserved the faces of Those With Silenced Voices - Randy Kennedy -

Milton Rogovin Preserved the faces of Those With Silenced Voices - Randy Kennedy -

Randy Kennedy for, "Mr. Rogovin was an optometrist whose business was decimated and his children shunned after he refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1958. An article published that year in The New York Times reported that friendly witnesses described him as “the chief Communist in the area.” He turned to photography because his “voice was essentially silenced,” as he once said. What followed was more than 40 years of powerfully straightforward pictures of others without voices: the poor and working class of Buffalo’s East Side and Lower West Side, Appalachia, Mexico, Chile and other countries."

Related Link: Milton Rogovin

Friday, August 7, 2009

Photographic Links to Golden Age of Dutch Painting at the Museum of the City of New York - Martha Schwendener for

Art Review - 'Dutch Seen' - Photographic Links to Golden Age of Dutch Painting at the Museum of the City of New York - Martha Schwendener for

Martha Schwendener for, “Dutch Seen: New York Rediscovered,” organized by Kathy Ryan, who is director of photography for The New York Times Magazine, takes the old Dutch-New York connection and runs with it. The show, at the Museum of the City of New York, is part of NY400, a series of exhibitions and events commemorating the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s voyage on the Half Moon, financed by the Dutch East India Company."

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Exhibition: Robert Mapplethorpe, perfection in form - Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze

Exhibition: Robert Mapplethorpe, perfection in form - Galleria dell'Accademia di Firenze"An exhibition dedicated to great American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, in the twentieth anniversary of his death, at the Accademia Gallery of Florence until September 27,2009."

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:

Related Link: Model combination: Robert Mapplethorpe and Michelangelo

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A photography companion volume to Imperial by William T. Vollmann

By Charles McGrath for The New York Times "A companion volume ( to Imperial by William T. Vollmann), to be published next month by powerHouse Books, contains some 200 photographs he took while working on "Imperial," for which he also wore a spy camera while trying to infiltrate a Mexican factory, and paddled in an inflatable raft down the New River in California, a rancid trench that is probably the most polluted stream in America. The water, he writes, tasted like the Salk polio vaccine."

..."Imperial," which is about Imperial County in California, the vast, flat and arid region in the southeastern part of the state, bordering Mexico, is an extreme Vollmann production: brilliant in places, practically unreadable in others. There are lyrical passages, and others edging over into magenta ("And change came; just as the urine of dehydrated people is turbid and dark, failing in transparency, so the evening sunlight, as if heated to exhaustion by and with itself, now lost the glaring whiteness which had characterized it since early morning, and it oozed down upon the pavement to stain it with gold"), along with scientific chapters, complete with graphs, on salinization and agricultural productivity, and 175 pages of notes. A page early on has a title warning of "Impending Aridity."

Related Link: A Drive Through 'Imperial'

Imperial. Photogarphs by William T. Vollmann. Powerhouse Books,

Monday, July 27, 2009

Exhibition: Photographs by Rodolphe A. Reiss - The Scene Of The Crime - Musée de l'Elysée

From the Musée de l'Elysée, "As the investigators' artificial memory, the photographs were taken in a very formal style to document crime scenes and clues discovered as unemotionally as possible. They are all associated with Reiss's teaching or expert evaluations. They allow us to see unusual sites and environments and, paradoxically, are often formally very abstract."
"The boundary between reality and the imaginary remains unbroken here. Situated between the acts and their representation, these photographs are filled with unusual emotion due to the dramatic circumstances which they retrace."
Related Link- PDF Exhibition Document; The Scene of The Crime  Rodolphe A. Reiss (1875-1929)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

High Line Images

The High Line is located on Manhattan's West Side. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to 34th Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues.

Related Link: The High Line Blog

Related Link: Flickr Image Group - Friends of the High Line

NYT - Lens Blog - Essay: Icons as Fact, Fiction and Metaphor By Philip Gefter

Philip Gefter, "Photography After Frank", "As a witness to events, the photojournalist sets out to chronicle what happens in the world as it actually occurs. A cardinal rule of the profession is that the presence of the camera must not alter the situation being
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

Related Link: A Sharpshooter's Last Sleep

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Exhibition: Passing by China: Contemporary Chinese Photography - Eli Klein Fine Art Gallery

Eli Klein Fine Art Press Release - " Passing by China: Contemporary Chinese Photography, This exhibition brings together the work of ten emerging and established artists whose work has been displayed worldwide— Hung Tung-Lu, Lian Dongya, Liu Bolin, Liu Zheng, Maleonn,
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."

Monday, July 13, 2009

Exhibition: A Journey through Light and Shadow - The Invention of Photography and the Earliest Photographs of Macao, China

Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop for The New york Times,"The earliest remaining
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
King Louis-Philippe.

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

Exhibition - Photographer Anthony Friedkin - Gay, A Photographic Essay 1969-1972

"This retrospective exhibition of photographs about the Gay community
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 -

Related Link: Stephen Cohen Gallery -

Thursday, July 9, 2009

The New York Times: Editors' Note: July 8, 2009

"A picture essay in The Times Magazine on Sunday and an expanded slide
show on 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
digital manipulation."

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"

The Conscience of Nhem En

"The Conscience of Nhem En, explores conscience and complicity in the
story of a young soldier responsible for taking the ID photos of thousands of innocent people before they were tortured and killed by the Khmer Rouge.
Nhem En was 16 years old when he was the staff photographer at the notorious Tuol Sleng Prison, also know as Security-21 or S-21, where, from 1975 to 1979, 17,000 people were registered and photographed, then imprisoned and tortured, before they were killed."

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

William Eggleston, In Full Color

From, William Eggleston, In Full Color by Claire O'Neill for NPR,
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
just pictures..."
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
Artistic Trust.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Anima/Persona - The photography of Brigitte Lacombe

©Brigitte Lacombe
From Claire O'Neill' s article for NPR, "Frank Rich of The New York
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."

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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

Charles Marville (French, 1816–1879) Rue du Chat-qui-Pêche (from the Rue de la Huchette), ca. 1868 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Promised Gift of Howard Stein (L.2001.13), "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

Exhibition: In Focus: Making a Scene - The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center

"Photography, although commonly associated with truthfulness, has been
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

Exhibition - Photographer Anthony Hernandez: Technological changes created a new photography style

"Pictures by Anthony Hernandez of people waiting for the bus in Los
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,
Vancouver Sun:

Related Links: Anthony Hernandez - Gallery:

Related Link: Anthony Hernandez — Street life through a lens

Related Link: Vancouver Art Gallery

Friday, July 3, 2009

Wim Wenders for Leica Camera

A very nice black and white ad for Leica featuring and directed by the
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:

Link to Leica M8 product page:

Thursday, July 2, 2009

CBGB Virtual Tour

I unfortunately never had the chance to go to CBGB. However, now I can
at least have a virtual tour of the famed club. Appropriately, the
tour starts in the bathroom.... this ain't no disco....

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Annenberg Space for Photography - Voice of the Photographer

The Annenberg Space for Photography - Voice of the Photographer: Eleven photographers speak of their craft. Unfortunately,someone decided that it was necessary to have elevator music underscore the interviews.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

An Air Force F-22 Raptor executes a supersonic flyby photo by Sonar Technician 1st Class Ronald Dejarnett

There is a magical, out-worldly quality to this image that elevates it
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

Photographer Martin Schreiber's best shot - Hannah Pool -

Hannah Pool - "In 1979, I was teaching nude photography
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

Kodak rewards two in Yellow Rose Boy search

Scott Campbell for CrunchGear, "A 20-year-old Canadian woman has claimed a $5,000 prize set by Kodak for the first person to find the boy who was pictured attempting to give actress Megan Fox a rose. [Ed. PHa here, we've also confirmed with Kodak that a second winner will be announced and each will get the $5000 cash reward. We expect an official release in an hour or so.]
Kim Falardeau, a Montrealer, has been contacted by Kodak, who are planning to announce the win soon. She received a phone call from the company at around 11.30am (CET) on Thurday 25th June. She had received emails from crafty bloggers pretending to be from the company in an attempt to gain information."

Sited: Photography.Book.Now

Photography.Book.Now is a celebration of the most creative, most innovative, and finest photography books – and the people behind them. Learn more about the competition, categories, our jurors and of course, the awards.

Nan Goldin: unafraid of the dark By Drusilla Beyfus -

By Drusilla Beyfus -, "During our conversation, I picked up the following Goldinisms and reflections, all communicated in her deep, throaty voice:
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

Radiant Nation: William Eggleston - Danielle Steen for Express

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

Sited: Blueeyes Magazine - Online documentary photography magazine.

"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."

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Wear Good Shoes: Advice to young photographers - The photo blog of Magnum Photos

Austria. 1948. © David Seymour/Magnum Photos.
"What advice would you give young photographers?

 Alec Soth:

"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."

Iran 'Angel of Freedom': Dying seconds that last for ever - Cassandra Jardine for

Cassandra Jardine for, "Neda never set out to be a martyr: her boyfriend has said that she was with her music teacher when she briefly stepped out of the car, only to become caught up in history. Yet she is already on her way to becoming Iran's Joan of Arc, its answer to Jan Palach.

The blackened face of Palach, the student who set fire to himself in 1969, has become the lasting image of the Czech fight against Soviet repression. Palach knew what he was dying for, but any meaning attached to Neda's death has been projected on to her by those looking for a symbol, a poster girl for the opposition. No one knows her views on freedom. All we really know of her is that pale face covered in blood.

These images, as the great war photographer Don McCullin has said, are our modern version of religious icons, with the eyes of the victim invariably looking heavenwards for deliverance as martyrs did in old master paintings. A painting does not purport to represent reality; photographs and films do, but they can almost as easily be manipulated.

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Kodak wishes to reunite Megan Fox and the boy with the yellow rose by Peter Ha - CrunchGear

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."

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Neda Agha-Soltan: Latest iconic image to inspire. By Jessica Ravitz for CNN

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
demanded change.

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.

"Assistant Managing Editor Michele McNally, who oversees photography for The New York Times, is answering questions from readers June 22-26. She previously answered questions in July 2006. Questions may be e-mailed to"

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Inventing Marcel Duchamp: The Dynamics of Portraiture - Smithsonian - National Portrait Gallery

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."

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Portraiture Now: Feature Photography - Smithsonian - National Portrait Gallery

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

Lewis Wickes Hine - Powerhouse Mechanic Project - George Eastman House : Notes On Photographs

"This image is variously known as “Powerhouse Mechanic,” “Mechanic at Steam Pump in Electric Power House,” “Man with Wrench” and other descriptive titles. The prints in the George Eastman House collection vary not only in descriptive title but in material, content and markings, including different formats, papers, surfaces and image color; variant poses, sitters, and treatments of the subject; and multiple stamps and inscriptions. The following groupings are based on the originating negative. The last group includes variant treatments of the subject."

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Photographer Herman Leonard at the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal press release "In 1948, Herman Leonard learned the art of photography from his professor, master portraitist Yousuf Karsh, in Ottawa. The following year, he spent some time in Montreal… and hasn’t set foot here since! Sixty years after the renowned photographer last crossed our threshold, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal is thrilled to be inaugurating the new exhibition hall in the Maison du Festival Rio Tinto Alcan with a portfolio of Herman Leonard’s works in September. Moreover, the 86-year-old artist has accepted the Festival’s invitation to visit us this summer, right in the middle of our 30th anniversary festivities, to enrich his portfolio with live shots of some of the great musicians playing this anniversary edition."

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Qualifications needed to be a photographer...

Other qualifications. Photographers need good eyesight, artistic ability, and good hand-eye coordination.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Annenberg Space for Photography Opens To The Public

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."

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Photographer Lauren Greenfield :Exhibit - Thin and Girl Culture

"Thin and Girl Culture are two series of contemporary documentary photographs by Lauren Greenfield. Both deal with the complex ways girls and women relate to their bodies, though in very different ways."

Friday, March 20, 2009

Exhibit: Steeling the Gaze: Portraits by Aboriginal Artists - Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography

Steeling the Gaze: Portraits by Aboriginal Artists

31 OCTOBER 2008 – 22 MARCH 2009

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.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Photography Project: Character Project - USA American Characters -

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.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Director Wim Wenders's best photograph

Director Wim Wenders's best photograph - The Coppolas, Kurosawa and my foot - on a lazy Sunday afternoon in paradise