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BEFORE THEY PASS AWAY

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So it Goes I was seventeen when I first came across the work of Bruce Davidson. I had inherited my father’s weather-beaten Leica M6 and possessed all but a passing interest in photography. Accustomed as I already was to the immediacy of digital photography, I spent close to a year getting to grips with the rigours of 35mm rangefinder cameras. Encouraged by the incremental progress, however, the passing interest in film photography and Leicas developed into a fixation. The change can be attributed almost entirely to the work of Magnum photographer Bruce Davidson and in particular his timelessly cool and graphically evocative series Brooklyn Gang.

Rineke Dijkstra’s Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Vulnerable, confronted with the camera. The girl knows this is her moment. This is her time to show the world what she is. But the moment comes and she doesn’t know what to tell us. There is a void where clothes and makeup part and only the raw bits are left behind. Dijkstra pushes the subject through the exterior shell into a kind of psychotic inner place, and then she records them there. Documentary Photography in the Age of Anxiety: Fred Ritchin’s “Bending the Frame” We live in a period of anxiety, a time of deep uncertainty about the foundations and frameworks through which we make sense of life. It may have always been like this, but various faiths and philosophies work to convince us that there are guideposts and touch points around which we can orient our purpose and values. The philosopher Richard J. Bernstein, in his seminal 1983 book Beyond Objectivism and Relativism, coined the term “Cartesian Anxiety” for the generalised belief that we have lost even the pretence of secure reference points. As Bernstein argues (p. 19), we face “the growing apprehension that there may be nothing – not God, reason, philosophy, science, or poetry…that answers to and satisfies our longing for ultimate constraints, for a stable and reliable rock upon which we can secure our thought and action.” This Cartesian Anxiety manifests itself in multiple forms and different ways.

BEFORE THEY PASS AWAY Papua is where we started our two-month trip in Oceania. As a region it’s a lot easier to travel through than New Guinea, because it’s part of Indonesia and therefore a lot safer. In total, we went to three different areas and out of all three, Papua has to be one of the only parts of the world where there’s so much variety. It’s an ethnographic goldmine, and we have only scratched the surface. "Most of the other places we had knowledge of, but in this case we had zero. We went there on a wing and a prayer"

Zipcy-illustration If Mathilda was a boy.. (And if Leon was a woman_) This is artwork of game [Clash of clans] On “Art toy culture 2015 Exibition” in Korea I got tired of everything. Here is a woman in summer day.The woman lifts her hair with a defenseless state for take off her sweaty clothes.At the moment, her eyes met someone’s who stares her out of the frame.Someone’s voyeurism was caught by her.A Korean illustrator ZIPCY tries to express the woman & the voyeur’s perplexity & interest through theirs viewpoint. Chungking Express , In The Mood For Love

Beautiful Photos, if Barely Photography Barely photography. That’s how Sasha Frere-Jones, 43, characterized the images he takes and shares on his blogs, Songs You Taught Me (on Tumblr) and S/FJ, and through Twitter. The images he shares are often closely cropped recordings of surfaces; digital crayon rubbings. “I sometimes don’t think that I really take photographs so much as I frame things that I see,” he said.

Slide Show: Otsuchi, Japan, Three Years After the Tsunami Three years ago this week, Japan was ravaged by a 9.0 earthquake, the largest on record in the country’s history. The earthquake, centered under the seabed off Japan’s eastern coast, lasted for five minutes and launched a tsunami that was, in places, nearly thirty feet tall. The waves overtopped a seawall in Otsuchi, a small beach community near the northern tip of Honshu, Japan’s main island, flattening much of the town and causing its residents to seek refuge among the cemeteries in the nearby hills. To Hold A Moment: Alfred Stieglitz “There are many schools of painting. Why should there not be many schools of photographic art? There is hardly a right and a wrong in these matters, but there is truth, and that should form the basis of all works of art.” - Alfred Stieglitz

International Center of Photography Library Hippocratic Oath of a Photographer The photo school term has begun and all the new students are now roaming New York with their cameras. These are the halcyon days of image discovery. A Daughter's Search for an Invisible Presence We recommend viewing this slide show in full-screen mode. When Diana Markosian was 7, she would stand outside her strange new home in Southern California and look toward the sky as each airplane passed overhead, wondering if her father would be on that plane. Or the next one. But he never came at all. Ms. Markosian, now 24, arrived in the United States from Russia in 1996 with her older brother.

Chinese Architecture, Old and New - In Focus The growth of China's massive population has slowed in recent years, but migration to urban areas has increased, with almost half of China's 1.3 billion people living in or near cities. A booming economy, government housing initiatives, infrastructure programs, and private real estate speculation have all driven construction to record levels. New apartment, office, and government buildings regularly rise up over older neighborhoods, and thousands have relocated to modern housing complexes.

Norman Rockwell Life and works[edit] Early life[edit] Scout at Ship's Wheel, 1913 Norman Rockwell was born on February 3, 1894, in New York City, to Jarvis Waring Rockwell and Anne Mary "Nancy" Rockwell, née Hill.[5][6] His earliest American ancestor was John Rockwell (1588–1662), from Somerset, England, who emigrated to colonial North America, probably in 1635, aboard the ship Hopewell and became one of the first settlers of Windsor, Connecticut. He had one brother, Jarvis Waring Rockwell, Jr., older by a year and a half.[8][9] Jarvis Waring, Sr., was the manager of the New York office of a Philadelphia textile firm, George Wood, Sons & Company, where he spent his entire career.[8][11]

Photography is the art of our time It has taken me a long time to see this, and you can laugh at me if you like. But here goes. Photography is the serious art of our time. It also happens to be the most accessible and democratic way of making art that has ever been invented. But first, let's define photography. Coyas - Descendents of the Incas Luis Martin started his photography career in 1970. He is dedicated to documentary photography in his country. He lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Luis Martin's project chronicles the lives of the Coyas, people of the Andes mountains of South America, chiefly known for their oral tradition that has been preserved through the generations. Luis Martin began his project about the Coyas in 1990. The ancestors of this native ethnic group, inhabiting Northern Argentina, date back to the Inca Empire.

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