William Mortensen: photographic master at the monster’s ball | Art and design | The Guardian

William Mortensen: photographic master at the monster’s ball

Ansel Adams called him ‘the antichrist’ and wanted him written out of history. But William Mortensen’s grotesque photographs of death, nudity and torture and are now having their day. Chris Campion pays tribute to a master of the macabre

via Ansel Adams called photographer William Mortensen “the Antichrist” – Boing Boing

How the Past Shapes Modern Photography – LightBox

How the Past Shapes Modern Photography

TIME LightBox’s curators series invites top photography curators from around the world to present and discuss photography of their choosing in an effort to learn more about their curatorial preferences and the path from individual images to full-fledged exhibitions. This month, TIME invited Deborah Willis, Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts to discuss how the past both shapes and influences modern photography.

10 Workshops, Panels, and Events You Shouldn’t Miss at Photoville 2014 – Feature Shoot

10 Workshops, Panels, and Events You Shouldn’t Miss at Photoville 2014

We’ve been looking forward to Photoville 2014 for months now and it’s finally upon us (opening tonight). An event composed of over 50 photo exhibitions cleverly installed in repurposed shipping containers, Photoville, now in its third year, brings together emerging and established artists and curators from around the world. Along with a plethora of exhibitions (there is something for everyone), Photoville also offers a diverse selection of artist panels, talks, and workshops. Here are a few we are especially excited to check out.