Photolink Round-up w/o June 7th

Yay, it’s time for this week’s photolinks, a round-up of recent photo-posts across the online spectrum.

The New York Times looks to “style bloggers” for their their camera recommendations. Interesting, because they all prefer small point-and-shoots. (Doesn’t everyone?)

If you used the late-great (pre-Bridge, pre-Lightroom, pre-Aperture) photo-organizer iView Media Pro, you’ll know that they were eventually bought by Microsoft, and the product withered away or morphed into something new (depending on who you talk to). Here’s recent news about Phase-One, who’ve picked-up the pieces.

No Caption Needed takes a look at natural disasters in Taiwan and Guatemala, both of which resulted in images that could lead to a whole new classification of photographs: straight, unaltered pictures that looked like they were Photoshopped.

And here’s Larry Fink, on film vs. digital.

Holly Johnson has a photo story on the fate of horses at horse auctions, called “Awaiting Fate“. The photographs were made surreptitiously. A quick quote:

“Shortly after we got the horse back, I decided to go to the auction house he was sold at and record it with my camera. I hid my camera in my purse because they do not allow cameras due to the unhappy PETA members that often protest there. What I captured was several animals were dubbed useless because they are too old, too slow on the track, too expensive to keep, or injured.”

Definitely visit NPR’s PictureShow blog, which has a few recent posts on the history of yearbooks, and a look at Dennis Hopper as a photographer.

The Boston Globe’s “Big Picture” looks at wildlife affected by the oil spill.

This quote, from a feature on Allen Ginsberg’s photography.

“Photography is an art for lazy people.” So said Robert Frank, the celebrated Swiss photographer, to Allen Ginsberg, the celebrated New Jersey poet, as they gathered in a Lower East Side flat to make a movie.”

This is what it looks like when you take portraits of people who are upside down.

Recent Yale grad Richard Mosse took Aerochrome to the Congo for The New Yorker:


© Richard Mosse

And Mark Seinmetz, who resides in Athens, has a show currently up at Charles A. Hartman Fine Art in Portland, Oregon. More here:

“Taken from a recently published book (by local Nazraeli Press) of the same title, “Greater Atlanta” is the third in a series of works exploring the American South, particularly parts of Georgia, where Steinmetz lives. Considered together, the books amount to a historical document of life in that region, gently celebrating the beater cars, fog-dappled gas stations and tousled-haired teenagers that inhabit a slouching but somehow beautifully barren landscape. “

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