We're pleased that David Rosenberg, who saw Maureen and Michael's work during the ACP Portfolio Review, chose to feature Michael and Maureen's work!
When we opened Google Analytics today, we noticed that astronauts on the Int'l Space Station were suddenly interested in a photography festival in Atlanta: Vincent Laforet, who spoke during ACP 2010, posted yesterday that this week he'll be revealing "a piece of camera equipment that I think clearly deserves being called a 'game changer.'" Laforet swears this isn't an April Fools prank. Any other great photoworld-related April Fools pranks out there?
I know it's a one-day prank, but I love how Google's Street View filter blends analog and digital photo artifacts: goo.gl/maps/E2WnL— Andy Baio (@waxpancake) April 1, 2013
"The TED conference, the California lecture series named for its roots in technology, entertainment and design, said on Tuesday that it planned to give its annual $100,000 prize for 2011 — awarded in the past to figures like Bill Clinton, Bono and the biologist E. O. Wilson — to the Parisian street artist known as J R, a shadowy figure who has made a name for himself by plastering colossal photographs in downtrodden neighborhoods around the world. The images usually extol local residents, to whom he has become a Robin Hood-like hero."From The New York Times. Photo credit "Credit: J R/Agence VU"
"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."
"To be quite honest, I'm often surprised that I'm allowed to carry on doing what I do every day. But I haven't been stopped yet, and I'm still waiting to be sent out of the country for bad photographic behavior."Have a listen here, or below:
"His only source of income comes from the occasional editorial commission, print sales and the books he publishes through his own imprint, Nobody, which he started in 2005. His website has become the key to his self-sufficiency. After the Haiti earthquake in January, he produced 100 prints from his Hackney Flowers series (a continuation of the Hackney Wick pictures) to raise money for the victims; within 15 hours of appearing on the website they had sold out. 'I could have sold 400 easily,’ he says. 'A great reminder of the power of photography.’"The World Cup's in full-swing, which has sent a lot of photographers back to their archives to see what kinds of crowd-reaction shots they were photographing four years ago. Dean Dorat came up with this set, while PDN reports that Antonio Simoes had 35k dollars worth of gear stolen in South Africa last week.
"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.
"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.
"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. "
"Photography’s central role is to be the absolute medium of the day. It is fantastic that there is no longer any technical intimidation. When I first started learning how to take photographs, you had to spend the first six months figuring out what an f-stop was. Now you just go and take pictures. Nobody thinks about technical issues anymore because cameras or camera phones take care of that automatically. On the other hand, you still have the option of controlling every technical aspect. It’s the most accessible, democratic medium available in the world. This has to be celebrated, and we must continually remind photographers of this."
"Let me tell you about my summer. In May, I worked on A Day in the Life of America. Then I went to Miami, and I shot an album cover for Don Johnston. After that, I spent three weeks in Hong Kong and a few days in Korea for the London Sunday Times Magazine. From there, I went to Carmel to teach a Friends of Photography workshop. I came back to New York, and the London Sunday Times called again. I flew to Hawaii for them to photograph Marcos. I came back to New York, and then I went to Aspen to teach another workshop. From there, I flew to Idaho to photograph a meeting for the Aryan Nations - an extreme right-wing group. After that, I taught in Maine for a week. I came back to New York and decided I was going to relax. But Life called, wanting me to go immediately to Pakistan, so I did. After that, I went to Toronto to work on a film."
A delicious idea for a photography show in DC at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, One Hour Photo, in which photographs will be projected for one hour and one hour only, never to be seen again. Bravo!
What are folks doing with their HD-capable DSLRs these days? They're strapping them to remote control helicopters and flying them around Whitefish, of course!
A few quick links:
Photography collective MJR has created a grant to support $500 worth of film for an analog photographer.
EXPOSURE is offering 10K and a year's rent in NYC.
A review of the iPad from a photographer's perspective.
And a new video of ACP Lecture Series presenter Alec Soth, in his studio.
"Is this any way to greet people at the entrance to a photography show?"A useful resource list of videos of documentaries and interviews with photographers from Jason Campbell. Charles Lane Press launches Schoolhouse Editions. Blake Andrews has a street photography "tournament" in the works, with brackets, a la March Madness. Akin, street portraits from the 80s from Michael Cinque. Two pictures:
"So this got me thinking about how many titles of photo books have the word “between” in them, a quick advanced search on Amazon brings up 3,762!"