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Gerhard Steidl

Soviet Photography. Leica. What Makes a Photograph Influential? Fujifilm. Film Jargon: Over:Under Exposure, Pushing:Pulling Film, X Pro, What? Pics and It Didn’t Happen. The tension between experience for its own sake and experience we pursue just to put on Facebook is reaching its breaking point.

Pics and It Didn’t Happen

That breaking point is called Snapchat. Fashion. Obituary: Sue Davies OBE HonFRPS (14 April 1933-18 April 2020) - UPDATED – British photographic history. Sue Davies who has died, after a short illness, aged 87 years, was the founder director of London’s The Photographers’ Gallery, the first public space dedicated solely to photography and photographers in the United Kingdom.

Obituary: Sue Davies OBE HonFRPS (14 April 1933-18 April 2020) - UPDATED – British photographic history

During her twenty years as gallery director she established it as the go-to place for photography, particularly in its early years when photography was largely ignored by the UK’s arts establishment and there were no other galleries of photography. The Photographers’ Gallery exhibitions were diverse, ranging from historical photography, the work of contemporary photographers, and themed shows, often with an international perspective.


Printing. Photo-Restoration. Manipulation. Psychology & Photography. Sunsets. LDN — Antony Cairns. Lyudmila Zinchenko. Follow-Up to My Review: Does the Museum of Modern Art Even Know About This Great Photographer? Very soon after my review of Louis Draper was published in Hyperallergic Weekend (February 7, 2016), I got an email from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and from the Museum of Modern Art.

Follow-Up to My Review: Does the Museum of Modern Art Even Know About This Great Photographer?

Pryor Green, who sent the email from Virginia, included her office phone and official email, should I wish to speak to her. This is what I learned from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts: I was intrigued by today’s Hyperallergic article about Louis Draper but I also realized I needed to tell you about news from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. This is the entire email I got from Margaret Doyle, director of communications at the Museum of Modern Art: Hi John,I just saw your story about Louis Draper and wanted to let you know that everything in our collection is not necessarily on I researched “study collection,” since it is apparently quite separate from “the collection.”

If a work is not appropriate for acquisition to the Collection, it may be acquired for a study collection.

Autism & Photography

Vernacular Photography. A Picnic at the Border. The Southern border of the U.S. is the site of fraught crossings and tense searches, border-patrol guards and a long promised, not fully realized wall.

A Picnic at the Border

But lately it’s also been the home of artwork that uses the border as a way to tell a new story about a shared humanity. In September, the French artist JR installed a monumental photograph of a curious toddler overlooking the border fence between Mexico and the U.S. Robert Delpire, Champion of Photography as Art, Dies at 91 - The New York Times. Photojournalism.

Architecture and Photography

Working with GWW: A Conversation with John Perivolaris. Photography and the Feelings of Others: From Mirroring Emotions to the Theory of Mind. Photography & Art. Japanese Photography. Photodemocracy. Teaching Photography. Department of Records - Photo Gallery. The New York City Department of Records and Information Services announced the addition of 30,000 photographs to its on-line gallery.

Department of Records - Photo Gallery

Some of the more unusual images from this series depict political groups monitored by the New York City Police Department's "Alien Squad. " These photos range from Communist Party rallies in Madison Square Garden to the Nazi summer retreat in Yaphank, Long Island run by the German American Bund. See all the Alien Squad photos. DOR staff and researchers from New York University's Tamiment Library are collaborating to identify people in the photos.

If you recognize someone, please let us know by emailing These are among more than 2,000 photographs added from the NYPD departmental files and Emergency Services Unit (ESU), dating from 1928 to 1941.


Clarence John Laughlin. Photos From Kodak's Picture Contests in the 1920s, '30s and '40s. Hidden Light: The Visual Language of an Autistic Photographer. Hello there!

Hidden Light: The Visual Language of an Autistic Photographer

If you enjoy the content on Neurotribes, consider subscribing for future posts via email or RSS feed. Magnuson Park, Seattle, February 10 The playful symmetry of fin-shaped sculptures on grass. Sun bright on ivory petals framed in blue water and sky, or exploding through a lacy armature of branches. Seattle-based photographer Forrest Sargent says that he uses his camera to uncover the “hidden light” in things. Meanwhile Sargent, who is just 20 years old, shines his own hidden light through these haunting images. It turned out to be a lot. Memento mori photography. The artist with the bad camera. With what could accurately be described as the worst camera ever made, Miroslav Tichý (1926 – 2011) would take sneaky, surreptitious shots of women around his hometown of Kyjoy in the Czech Republic, capturing thousands of pictures between the 1960s and 1985 and conducting himself in a way that would most probably arouse police suspicion today.

The artist with the bad camera

Indeed, Miroslav Tichý was often arrested for photographing unconsenting women at the local pool. He suffered from dementia and was viewed as somewhat of an outsider though his reputation has been reassessed in recent years and his photographs are currently on show as part of the Moscow Photo Biennale at the Multimedia Art Museum until April 1. Tichý's camera was cobbled together using found parts and everyday items such as tin cans, cardboard, bottle caps and rubber bands. Good Soldier Michals by Martin Filler.

The photographer Duane Michals, who turns eighty on February 18, pursues a distinctive approach to his medium that seems all the more remarkable today for being so resolutely low-tech. Michals relies only on available natural light, whether he works indoors or out; prefers to shoot in empty found spaces rather than in a studio; and generally favors unmanipulated black-and-white film over digital color—which taken together seems the visual equivalent of producing vinyl LPs in a world of MP3s. Michals pioneered the use of multi-frame series to create cinematic image sequences as brief as two photos or lengthy enough to fill entire books (of which he has produced more than twenty).

Writing on Photography

New York professor installs camera in head. Artist embeds camera in head A New York University Professor installed a thumb-sized camera in back of his head for art exhibitIraqi born photography professor had the procedure done at a piercing studio last monthThe camera will take a single snap-shot each minute of everyday activities for one year (CNN) -- Some students joke that their teachers have eyes in the backs of their heads.

New York professor installs camera in head

A New York University professor is now closer to that reality, having had a camera surgically implanted into the back of his cranium. Wafaa Bilal, an Iraqi born photography professor at the university's Tisch School of the Arts, had the procedure done at a piercing studio last month for an art project commissioned by a museum in Doha, Qatar, he said. Man Ray: National Portrait Gallery stages first museum exhibition devoted to photographer's portraits. The National Portrait Gallery is to stage the first museum exhibition devoted to portraits by the photographer Man Ray.

Man Ray: National Portrait Gallery stages first museum exhibition devoted to photographer's portraits

One of the most innovative photographers of the 20th century, Man Ray (born Emmanuel Radnitzky) is best known for his avant garde images.

Jo Spence

Chasing Light. A History of Photography Part 1: The Beginning. Still Life. Paul Vanderbilt: Recombinant Iconographer. Curator, photographer, librarian, archivist, Monuments Man, teacher, philosopher, flaneur, iconographer—Paul Vanderbilt was all these things.

Paul Vanderbilt: Recombinant Iconographer

No matter what his specific role in life and work, primarily, and most distinctively, he was a proselytizer for “the notion of photography as an alternative ‘language.’” It was Paul’s talent as meta-librarian—organizing vast troves of visual material and then parsing the ideas and interpretations therein—that lead Roy Stryker of the Depression-era Farm Security Administration Historical Section (later the Office of War Information) to hire him to arrange and classify the Section’s photographic collection. When the largely uncharted collection of FSA-OWI photographs was transferred to the Library of Congress in 1944, Paul went with it as Curator of the newly formed Prints and Photographs Division. It was only toward the later part of his career that Paul became a photographer himself. Photo credit: Photographer unknown.

BBC Radio 4 - In Our Time, The Invention of Photography.

Spirit Photography

Dara Scully. Bio blog fb ig. Analogue. Atget / Biography & Images / Videos Books & Quotes. Can You Hear A Photo? See A Sound? Artist Adam Brown Thinks So : The Picture Show. Adam Brown's turntable Courtesy of Adam Brown hide caption itoggle caption Courtesy of Adam Brown Adam Brown's turntable Courtesy of Adam Brown Think of your favorite album.

Odds are, the music conjures up some sort of mental image, right? Artist Adam Brown is interested in that connection — "the strange space between image and sound," he says. Which is why he's gone out of his way to take a digital photo, turn it into audio waves, etch them onto a vinyl record, and "play" it back using a USB turntable and a projector. To Photograph Is To See. Photography: Access to Sightby George A. Covington Most people see to photograph, I photograph to see.

The Business of Photography

Kodak and the Rise of Amateur Photography. By far the most significant event in the history of amateur photography was the introduction of the Kodak #1 camera in 1888. Invented and marketed by George Eastman (1854–1932), a former bank clerk from Rochester, New York, the Kodak was a simple box camera that came loaded with a 100-exposure roll of film. Portraiture. Abundant photography: the misleading metaphor of the image flood. “We’re exposed to an overload of images nowadays.” That was the impetus behind Erik Kessel’s 2011 “Photography in Abundance” installation, in which he printed off 1 million pictures to illustrate the number of daily uploads to Flickr. Kessels argues we confront a glut images on social media: Lost photographs from Scott of the Antarctic's doomed expedition. Watch: The Greatest Photography Documentaries. My Favorite Dirt Roads by Robert Kinmont.


Technical. Family Photographs. Photographic Modernism. Inspirational Photographers. Colour. Photo-blogs. Street Photography. Rauschenberg's Rolleiflex. Best remembered for his silkscreen paintings and Coke bottle sculptures, Robert Rauschenberg deserves a closer look for his lesser-known photographs, a portfolio of which we present here.

Rarely without his trusty Rolleiflex camera, the proto-pop artist documented extraordinary moments throughout his life, from his student days at Black Mountain College with Merce Cunningham and John Cage, through travels to Rome and Venice with close friends including Cy Twombly, and at his Brooklyn Studio in the early 60s. Children, Anon., from the personal collection of Terry Castle, Terry Castle. I've been collecting anonymous photographs for more than two decades now and probably own a thousand or so, in all kind of formats.

Nineteenth-century tintypes and cyanotypes, cabinet cards and cartes de visite, turn-of-the-century RPPCs (Real Photo Postcards), disaster pix, police mugshots and Bertillon cards, photo-booth strips, deaccessioned newspaper photos (especially ones with white crop marks), old prom photos, not to mention a recently acquired batch of ratty, Nan Goldin–style, 1970s Polaroids. Should I be in rehab? Lately I’ve managed to put a small part of my collection into serious, made-for-collectors-type albums—the organic kind, that is, with acid-free archival sleeves and glassine pockets. You can get them in the kale and beets section at Whole Foods. Heroes of photography. Deutsche Börse Photography prize show: mashups and moon walkers. Google Street View has recorded the world. In pictures: Fidel Castro and Che Guevara photos sold. Martin Usborne.

Scrapbook — Illuminating photography: From camera obscura to... Dan Holdsworth.

Photography and the Law

Photographer Diarists. Wittgenstein. Photo-Texts. Photo-Manipulation. 100 Ideas That Changed Photography. By Maria Popova From the camera obscura to the iPhone, or why photography is an art of continuous reinvention. Earlier this year, British publisher Laurence King brought us 100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design, 100 Ideas That Changed Film, and 100 Ideas That Changed Architecture. Post-Mortem. Blind & Visually Impaired Photographers. German Photography. Remembering Bonni Benrubi, Curator of Images. Abelardo MorellBroadway, from a room at the Marriott Hotel. Camera obscura photograph. The magazine lost a friend and colleague last week when Bonni Benrubi, the founder and director of the Bonni Benrubi Gallery died on Thursday.

Strand: Under the Dark Cloth. Moments of Reprieve: Representing Loss in Contemporary Photography at Visual Culture Blog by @MarcoBohr. Stalingrad: Damaged Photos Tell the Story of an Epic WWII Battle. It’s sometimes easy to forget one particular, elemental truth: We live in a physical world. In a digital age — when so so much of what we see, hear and act upon is comprised wholly of incorporeal ones and zeroes — the physical world can sometimes seem insubstantial. Paradise Lost: Twisted Postcards From Dystopic Vacations. At first glance, Mary Lydecker’s colorful, kitsch postcards are seemingly innocuous, but look again and you’ll peer upon her world of dystopian leisure trips. Bibliophilia / Chema Madoz #Photography. New Topographics: photographs that find beauty in the banal.


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