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Photography and the Feelings of Others: From Mirroring Emotions to the Theory of Mind.

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Japanese Photography. Photodemocracy. Teaching Photography. We Hereby Declare the Death of Film Photography - Houston Arts. It's dead.

We Hereby Declare the Death of Film Photography - Houston Arts

For real this time. This week, the British Journal of Photography reported that Fujifilm -- who makes the wonderfully saturated and potent negative and slide films for 35 millimeter, medium-format and large-format cameras -- is raising the retail cost on all of its photographic film by double digits. This means that $7 to $8 for a roll of Pro 160S will now increase to at least $14 (and probably more). The increase goes into effect next month. Twice the price is not so nice -- the same applies to Kodak, who also recently announced a fee hike -- and means that film photography will become a niche art form. 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. 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. 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

Richard Mosse. 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.

New York professor installs camera in head

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. But he also produced portraits of artists, musicians and performers throughout his career, photographing the likes of Catherine Deneuve, Pablo Picasso and Juliette Greco. Sandy Nairne, director of the National Portrait Gallery, said: “Man Ray was a fascinating and complex figure, and one of the great artists of the 20th century.

Jo Spence

Photojournalism. Chasing Light. Batteries. A History of Photography Part 1: The Beginning. Photography.

A History of Photography Part 1: The Beginning

An art form invented in 1830s, becoming publicly recognised ten years later. Today, photography is the largest growing hobby in the world with the hardware alone creating a multi-billion dollar industry. Not everyone knows what Camera Obscura or even Shutter Speed is, nor have many heard of Henri Cartier-Bresson or even Annie Leibovitz.

Still Life

Canon Canonet 28. Instant Photography. 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. Konica C35. Spirit Photography. Dara Scully. Bio blog fb ig prints a child is playing chrysalis.

Dara Scully

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.

Can You Hear A Photo? See A Sound? Artist Adam Brown Thinks So : The Picture Show

To Photograph Is To See. Photography: Access to Sightby George A. Covington Most people see to photograph, I photograph to see.

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The Business of Photography. Darkroom. 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. Large Format. 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: Their content mingles public and private, with the very personal being openly and unselfconsciously displayed. Lost photographs from Scott of the Antarctic's doomed expedition. The world's weirdest photo albums. By any standards, Me TV is an odd photo book. It comprises eight found snapshots of a middle-aged Chinese woman standing in front of her new television set. In each, her pose is identical, right down to way the little finger of her left hand rests on the TV cabinet.

Save for the fact that she is wearing a different top in each photograph, they could be the same image reproduced eight times. 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. Hipstamonochrome #18. Heroes of photography. Deutsche Börse Photography prize show: mashups and moon walkers. John Davies on The British Landscape. 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.


Blind & Visually Impaired Photographers. German Photography. Remembering Bonni Benrubi, Curator of Images. Abelardo MorellBroadway, from a room at the Marriott Hotel. Camera obscura photograph. Strand: Under the Dark Cloth. October 16, 1890 – March 31, 1976 ‘It is one thing to photograph people. Moments of Reprieve: Representing Loss in Contemporary Photography at Visual Culture Blog by @MarcoBohr.

Justin Coombes, Hokkaido Postcard, Artist’s book, 2011, 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. The games, apps, videos, news articles, photographs and other media we use and “consume” each day might be produced by live human beings occupying real space — but much of what we consider genuine and urgent does not, in some very fundamental ways, actually exist. If you’re reading this on a handheld or a monitor, the letters that you’re reading right now and the words that make up the sentence that’s conveying this thought are perhaps more accurately conceived of as impulses, or bits of energy, rather than as things. 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. Her collages conjoin dated postcards to create strip-malls in national parks, yachts below hydroelectric dams, sun-kissed beaches fed by glaciers and promenades overlooking oil refineries. “The postcard form has an inherent ‘honesty’ as a cultural artifact,” says Lydecker. Bibliophilia / Chema Madoz #Photography. New Topographics: photographs that find beauty in the banal. Mundane yet mesmeric ...


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