During a 67-hour window leading up to its 67th annual general meeting, the collective will be selling 6″x6″prints published on the Magnum Photos Instagram feed. “Any image with the hashtag #AGMSquares will be available for purchase for $100,” says the agency.
We’re all Karl Ove Knausgaard now. Or rather, the Norwegian author has elevated the obsession with our own lives that we appear to have developed at some stage, instigated or enabled by the internet, in particular so-called social media
In the past nine months, criticism of Richardson has moved from the periphery to a more central and dividing place, where one is expected to take a stand for or against him
I photographed every little thing—all my food, doorways covered in graffiti, and my friends and roommates. I tortured my first boyfriend, Marc, by capturing each moment of our relationship. I was obsessed with documenting my life. So that’s my advice to you: Find something to be obsessed with, and then obsess over it.
The problem with photography today is that everyone writes about photography. Not that is a problem onto itself if the quality was present; but it’s not. Everybody claims to be an expert on the topic while very few excel at it
Koudelka had a number of interesting things to say (all heavily paraphrased here, as I didn’t try take notes during the event, but scribbled down the bits that lingered in memory immediately afterward):
When I decided to start a satirical blog featuring a fake version of Canon USA’s Chuck Westfall back in September 2008, I never expected that it would have gotten the exposure it eventually did. But a few months later, Canon Inc.’s lawyers tried to shut down the blog and get behind the identity of the author. Then all of a sudden a small blog that hardly anyone knew existed at that time became something much bigger.