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Lee Friedlander / Biography & Images - Atget Photography.com / Videos Books & Quotes

Lee Friedlander / Biography & Images - Atget Photography.com / Videos Books & Quotes
Photography has generally been defended on the ground that it is useful, in the sense that the McCormick reaper and quinine have been useful. Excellent and persuasive arguments have been developed in this spirit; these are well known and need not be repeated here. It should be added however that some of the very best photography is useful only as juggling, theology, or pure mathematics is useful --- that is to say, useless, except as nourishment for the human spirit. When Lee Friedlander made the photograph reproduced here he was playing a kind of game. The game is of undetermined social utility and might on the surface seem almost frivolous. The rules of the game are so tentative that they are automatically (though subtly) amended each time the game is successfully played. The larger, dark figure reflected in the shop window is (obviously) the photographer. from "Looking at Photographs " by John Szarkowski - Lee Friedlander photo library - Lee Friedlander / recommended books Friedlander

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Olivier Duong » Insights gleaned from Lee Friedlander’s photography Photograph Copyright Lee Friedlander [I] eat, drink, sleep photography, but due to constraints, I have been loosing my inspiration lately. Theologians back then called this “Dark night of the soul”. My partner-friend-self appointed grandpa Don suggested I learn about the past, I reluctantly accepted. An Interview with Martin Parr - "Boundaries Merely Exist in People’s Minds" (2007) Interview with Martin Parr – Conducted by Maarten Dings and Joachim Naudts, members of RE: for Extra, the magazine of the Fotomuseum of Antwerp, Belgium By Maarten Dings and Joachim Naudts On the 25th of October of last year, Magnum photographer Martin Parr was a guest at the Profiles event at the Antwerp FotoMuseum.

​alec soth: in the pool of images Represented by the Magnum agency, collected by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, commissioned by the New York Times and The New Yorker and head of his own publishing house, Little Brown Mushroom, Alec Soth is about as credible as a contemporary documentary photographer can get. His new exhibition, Gathered Leaves, at London's Science Museum (they're partnered with the National Media Museum in Bradford, hence their Media Space, focusing on photography and film) includes the span of his four major bodies of work from his first book, Sleeping by the Mississippi (published in 2004), until now. Shown chronologically, it reveals the evolution of his work, and the constant exploration of the vast expanse of the USA. Is it still better to see a photo in an exhibition or a book, rather than online?A book to me is the album, like vinyl, and there's been this resurgence, because people want this tactile thing.

10 Lessons Lee Friedlander Has Taught Me About Street Photography In my opinion, Lee Friedlander is one of the most under-appreciated (or simply unknown) street photographers when it comes to the internet/social-media sphere. Of course Friedlander is one of the pillars of photography and is known to every student who has gone to photography school. However when I started photography, I had no idea who he was or never even heard of him. When I first looked at his photographs of the stark urban landscapes, I didn’t really “get” them. Detroit - Bruce Gilden Background My work on foreclosed homes in Detroit has actually been a continuation of a project that started in Fort Myers, Florida in September 2008. For me the major concentration of the work is on the houses or what’s left of the houses. I chose to photograph them mostly straight on like my street work in a very blunt fashion.

What Makes A Great Street Photograph and How Do We Create Them This post is written by James Maher – author of The Essentials of Street Photography – an eBook currently onsale at SnapnDeals (25% off). Pushups, Rucker Park, Harlem. Growing up I obsessed with basketball. I would skip school; I would play in light rain and sometimes snow; I occasionally failed classes and always fell asleep in them. OUR NOT SO DEFINED IDENTITIES. Pinhole on 120mm color film. Hand printed. - Stella Asia Consonni Photography OUR NOT SO DEFINED IDENTITIES. Pinhole on 120mm color film. Hand printed. Exploring the progressive loss of real self-identity caused by the creation of web alter ego.

Street Life: Tips For Successful Street Photography I'm a lover of street photography. It's what inspired me to pick up a camera and shoot. It became fairly addictive. There is nothing like capturing or "stealing" a moment. So many special things happen day to day, which are just fragments in our lives. I find it interesting to watch people, observe and capture a brief snapshot of their lives. The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide for Street Photography If you are a beginner in street photography, all you need is this guide to get started. I was quite frustrated when I started street photography. I had no idea what camera to use, what settings to use, what to look for, how to approach strangers, and most of all– how to overcome my fear of shooting in the streets. All of the information in this guide are my opinion and isn’t the only “right” way to shoot street photography. But I hope it is a good starting point.

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