This Week’s Photolink Round-up

It’s time for Photolink Round-up, our weekly smattering of photo-rich stories, posts and links from across the online spectrum!

Check out this amazing use of time-lapse photography documenting the last launch of the Space Shuttle, on Air & Space
Air & Space

Ever hear about Daguerre’s other invention, the “rotating auditorium diorama“?

Atlanta-based photographer (and ACP 11 Public Art participant) David Walter Banks photographed Collier Heights for the article “A Separate Peace” in Atlanta Magazine.

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© David Walter Banks / Luceo Images

A 2008 addition to the list of movies about photography, “Everlasting Moments“, is the story of a woman who wins a camera in a lottery. It’s also the latest film to receive remastering from the Criterion Collection, and it’s available June 29th. Check out Ebert’s review.

Everlasting Moments

Legendary photojournalist David Burnett visits Germany, sees this T-Shirt:
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Last week, here in the office, we were admiring the Sotheby’s catalog for the Polaroid Collection auction. This week, there’s fresh news of the auction’s record-breaking sales.

Ever wonder why are apps that turn iPhone photos into replicas of Polaroids so popular?

Photographer and bicyclist Stan Engelbrecht turns to the community and crowdsource funding to complete his South African “Bicycle Portraits” project. More, from South Africa; a photographic exploration of street fashion in Johannesburg.

If you’re considering creating a photobook for this year’s ACP Photobook Fair, here’s a story about 10 photographers who shot their own books yesterday, as part of a collaborative project, including ACP 8 Lecture Series presenter Alec Soth.

Atlanta-based photographer Judy Pishnery offers travel photography tips, via Tamron.

And here’s a handy page that’s aggregated each of the fourteen TED talks by photographers.

Photojournalist Tim Hetherington’s film about the Korangal, “Restrepo” (a collaboration with journalist Sebastian Junger) opens this week on June 25th. [trailer] It’s unclear if it’s opening here in Atlanta, but we’ll let you know if/when it does!

Check out this recent interview with Hetherington.

“If you are interested in mass communication, then you have to stop thinking of yourself as a photographer. We live in a post-photographic world. If you are interested in photography, then you are interested in something — in terms of mass communication — that is past. I am interested in reaching as many people as possible.”

“We are all interested in the outside world. The heart of every deed is a selfish one. If you have to go out in the world and be effective, you have to make sure you are alive, healthy and strong. Agencies have to make sure that they are financially viable in order to go out and make commentary on the world that is useful to other people. My point about not being a photographer is that we can’t protect photography – forget photography – when we are interested in the authentic representation of things outside of ourselves.”

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