Why you are the future of photography | Art and design Their manifesto begins: "Now, we're a series of editors. We all recycle, clip and cut, remix and upload. We can make images do anything. All we need is an eye, a brain, a camera, a phone, a laptop, a scanner, a point of view." From Here On is the title of this manifesto-cum-group show unveiled at last week's Arles photography festival.
12/02/2012 - 08h00 Ilustríssima - Por que morrem tantos fotógrafos de guerra? - 12/02
Sergio Larrain obituary | Art and design Larrain's 1963 photo Limón Soda, Valparaíso. Photograph: Sergio Larrain/Magnum Although he was photographically active for scarcely more than a decade and was the author of just four books (all of them now collectors' items), the stature and reputation of the Chilean photographer Sergio Larrain, who has died aged 80, continued to grow after he withdrew from the vibrant European world of street photography to live in a meditational retreat. Sergio Larrain in 1967.
"Pietà islamique" : sous le voile, la révolte LE MONDE | • Mis à jour le | Par Claire Talon
The meaning of 9/11's most controversial photo | Jonathan Jones | Comment is free In the photograph Thomas Hoepker took on 11 September 2001, a group of New Yorkers sit chatting in the sun in a park in Brooklyn. Behind them, across brilliant blue water, in an azure sky, a terrible cloud of smoke and dust rises above lower Manhattan from the place where two towers were struck by hijacked airliners this same morning and have collapsed, killing, by fire, smoke, falling or jumping or crushing and tearing and fragmentation in the buildings' final fall, nearly 3,000 people. Ten years on, this is becoming one of the iconic photographs of 9/11, yet its history is strange and tortuous. Hoepker, a senior figure in the renowned Magnum photographers' co-operative, chose not to publish it in 2001 and to exclude it from a book of Magnum pictures of that horribly unequalled day. Only in 2006, on the fifth anniversary of the attacks, did it appear in a book, and then it caused instant controversy.
LE MONDE | • Mis à jour le | Par Claire Guillot "Photographiez-moi comme je suis exactement à ce moment. Gisèle Freund et ses "victimes"
Mysteries of a Nazi Photo Album
The shot that nearly killed me: War photographers – a special report | Media Adam Ferguson, Afghanistan, 2009 I was one of the first on the scene. The Afghan security forces normally shut down a suicide bombing like this pretty quickly. I was able to get to the epicentre of the explosion. It was carnage, there were bodies, flames were coming out of the buildings. I remember feeling very scared because there was still popping and hissing and small explosions, and the building was collapsing.
"Photographs 1961-1967", de Dennis Hopper : les années 1960 vues par Dennis Hopper Depuis les débuts du cinéma, les allers-retours entre image fixe et animée ont été nombreux : William Klein, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Wim Wenders, Abbas Kiarostami ont alternativement traduit la réalité comme un flux ou un instant figé. Dennis Hopper, réalisateur de l'inoubliable Easy Rider, est surtout resté célèbre pour sa filmographie, pour ses performances d'acteur et accessoirement pour sa vie tumultueuse. Mais celui qui fut sculpteur, performeur et collectionneur d'art était aussi un très bon photographe.
Susan Sontag Winner of the National Book Critics' Circle Award for Criticism (1977) "Susan Sontag has written a book of great importance and originality. . . . All future discussion or analysis of the role of photography in the affluent mass-media societies is now bound to begin with her book."