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Posted by Photo Slaves in Photographers Oct 6th, 2009 | 6 responses
For his groundbreaking 1948 LIFE magazine photo essay, “Country Doctor” — seen here, in its entirety, followed by several unpublished photographs from the shoot — photographer W. Eugene Smith spent 23 days in Kremmling, Colorado, chronicling the day-to-day challenges faced by an indefatigable general practitioner named Dr. Ernest Ceriani. Six decades later, Smith’s images from those three weeks remain as fresh as they were the moment he took them, and as revelatory as they surely felt to millions of LIFE’s readers the instant they opened the issue in which they appeared, and encountered Dr.
Jeff Wall, Picture for Women , 1979; Silver dye bleach transparency in light box; 56-1/8 x 6 ft. 8-1/2", Collection of the artist; © 2006 Jeff Wall.
I made a journey around the world, visiting its most densely populated cities.
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Photography can often dance along a thin line between art and documentation, artist Stephen Mallon takes full advantage of this. Mallon’s newest series, Next Stop Atlantic, takes an intimate look at what happens to New York City Subway cars when they are retired. Mallon captures these massive hunks of steal being dumped into the ocean to create an artificial reef in the Atlantic Ocean.
Buzludzha, Bulgaria Meanwhile… in Bulgaria ..
( Frank Oscar Larson/Queens Museum of Art )
I have been teaching since I have been a very young man, and although it is difficult and very emotionally draining experience for me, I seem to have had significant impact on many people for quite some time. Why is it that so many people’s photographs, although they have enormous intent and intellect, lack any soul or great wisdom in their pictures?