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:
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In almost every picture #7 tells the story of a Dutch woman whose life is seen from the point of view of a fairground shooting gallery.The chronological series begins in 1936, when a 16-year-old girl from Tilburg in Holland picks up a gun and shoots at the target in a shooting gallery. Every time she hits the target, it triggers the shutter of a camera and a portrait of the girl in firing pose is taken and given as a prize. And so a lifelong love affair with the shooting gallery begins. Erik Kessels - A Lifetime of Self-Portraits at a Shooting Gallery | LensCulture
My Favorite Dirt Roads by Robert Kinmont
Touching Strangers: Richard Renaldi Stay inspired. Follow Faded + Blurred: Seeing the project Touching Strangers by Richard Renaldi reminded me of David Foster Wallace’s commencement speech, This Is Water. The message of the speech is simple: Wallace encourages us to be aware of our surroundings and to pay attention to the beauty of the people around us. Yet, despite the simplicity, we tend to get so wrapped up in the stress of our own lives that we ignore the fact that most of the people in the world are just like us. We all share similar hopes, fears and even the basic desire to be loved and accepted.
The other day, I received a really interesting question from one of my regular readers. Danielle lives in Ohio, is a Senior in high school, and wants to be a professional photographer. I’ve seen some of her photos, and while she still has quite a bit to learn, she certainly shows a lot of potential. How much should you charge for a photograph?
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. Rauschenberg’s black and white images starkly convey a sense of spontaneity, with his subjects often caught on the fly, as illustrated in the shots of Twombly wandering around the relics at Rome’s Capitoline Museum, or Cunningham flexing his limbs in his New York rehearsal space. Rauschenberg's Rolleiflex
Paris Review - 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.
Rediscovering film with the Leica M7 | The litter in littérateur.
Cindy Sherman (American, born 1954) American photographer. While still growing up she was drawn to the television environment of the 1960s and fascinated by disguise and make-up. She studied art at Buffalo State College (1972–6), concentrating on photography, which she maintained is the appropriate medium of expression in our media-dominated civilization. Her photographs are portraits of herself in various scenarios that parody stereotypes of woman. A panoply of characters and settings is drawn from sources of popular culture: old movies, television soaps and pulp magazines.
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Mordantly funny ... Untitled, from the series The Afronauts (2011), by Cristina de Middel (detail). Click to enlarge Google Street View has recorded the world. The camera-toting vans have seen astonishing things, from mountain lions patrolling parking lots to armed holdups, elks running down the highway, accidents and murders. Deutsche Börse Photography prize show: mashups and moon walkers | Art and design
The Rise, Near Demise, and Rebirth of the Leica Camera Leica made its name a very long time ago by creating the first practical 35mm camera to use standard cinema 35mm film. The rest, as they say, is history. A history filled with successes and failures alike, most of the latter coming in the early 2000s when the company was having trouble moving into the digital age. In 2013, Leica has a couple of things to celebrate. For one, its no longer in financial trouble; and for another, the company is turning 100 this year.
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Jeremy Ramsden in his darkroom at Labyrinth in the East End of London. Photograph: David Secombe Jeremy Ramsden, who has died of a stroke aged 59, was one of the finest photographic printers of his generation. Jeremy could take a frame of anyone's film and turn it into a work of art on paper. Jeremy Ramsden obituary | From the Guardian
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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 .
Photography is the art of our time | Art and design Photography is the successor to the great art of the past … an English lesson in Pakistan. Photograph: Muhammed Muheisen/AP. Click image to enlarge
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The best photography websites, publications and galleries | Guardian photography guide | Art and design An image from the group show, Roads to Wigan Pier at Impressions Gallery. Photograph: Julian Germain/Courtesy of Impressions Lensculture features essays, slideshows, audio and visual interviews and incisive criticism, making it one of the most authoritative and wide-ranging sites. 1000 Words Photography is the online blog of the magazine of the same name, edited by Tim Clark. It focuses almost exclusively on cutting-edge contemporary photography , as well as running regular workshops with name photographers.
Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present, National Gallery, WC2 - review - Visual Arts - Arts - London Evening Standard The exhibition is, its protagonists declare, a provocative investigation of photography’s enlistment of the ancient traditions of painting (and, less frequently, of sculpture) to justify this upstart’s assumption that it is a form of art. Foolishly, they have given it the title ‘Seduced by Art”, using the term in its loose romantic sense — as might a chick-lit writer — rather than as debauched, corrupted, raped; but in the corruption here at work it is the photographer who is the rapist, stealing the virtue of Gainsborough and Goya, Delacroix and Ingres, the National Gallery his procurer in this distasteful business. The gallery has, it seems, “specially commissioned for the exhibition” new photographs to compete with old paintings, but that it should feel compelled to do so surely indicates that there must have been too little evidence to lend importance to the link, and thus that it is a point hardly worth the demonstrating in an exhibition.
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Andreas Gursky's Rhein II fetched £2.7m last year, setting a record for any photograph sold at auction. Photograph: Andreas Gursky/AP Photo/Christie's For 180-years, people have been asking the question: is photography art? At an early meeting of the Photographic Society of London , established in 1853, one of the members complained that the new technique was "too literal to compete with works of art" because it was unable to "elevate the imagination". Photography: is it art? | Art and design
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