Pressing McCurry for explanations when one already knows the reasons he used Photoshop — to create a more saleable, viewable image — evades more serious issues about who controls photography, and when and how to liberate it.
I discovered Stephen Crowley's terrific exploration of Florida in the 1970's and 80's when jurying Photolucida's Critical Mass Competition. Stephen's project, Time Spent: Florida 1972-1984 went on to be selected as one of the Top 50 portfolios of 2015. At
Chaque année, l’un des plus attendus et plus importants Prix de Photographie de Presse publie son livre, le “World Press Photo Yearbook”. Cette année, l’ouvrage fait peau neuve, il est plus petit et comporte plus de pages tout en laissant une place importante à l’image ! Le livre est publié dans 6 langues, ce sont donc 6 éditeurs européens (Schilt Publishing, Thames & Hudson, Till Schaap Edition, 24 ORE Cultura et Blume) qui participent à la création de ce nouvel opus 2016. Les photographies des lauréats du World Press sont actuellement exposées à Amsterdam au De Nieuwe Kerk jusqu’au 10 juillet prochain.
I will say this; I do think there’s a teeny bit of a shortage of good ideas to be honest with you. Robert Gilka, then the Chief of Photography for National Geographic once said, “We're up to our armpits in great photographers, but up to our ankles in good ideas.”
So the only advice I would give is, “You’re talented, you’re smart, you’re dreamers, you’ve taken this on…so go poke around in some darker corners that haven’t had some light on them yet.”
To be a photographer in this age, you have to really WANT to do it. Don’t do it just because you can’t think of anything else to do. Go to workshops, and perhaps more important, use your library and even the web to find work which inspires you. One of the things which I find so disconcerting is that very few young photographers today can tell you who the photojournalists of note were in the 50's, 60's, and 70's. I fear there is a certain kind of self-validation which shooting/seeing immediately engenders
Elliott Erwitt has been taking pictures since the late forties. This exhibition is a unique and comprehensive survey of his work. Erwitt’s unmistakeable, often witty, style gives us a snapshot of the strange and the mundane over a period of more than half a century, through the lens of one of the era’s finest image-makers.
This collection of work provides the ultimate retrospective look at a lifetime’s achievement. It includes the first photographs taken by Henri Cartier-Bresson, some of which have never been published, rarely seen work from all periods of his life, and a generous selection of classic photographs that have become icons of the medium.
At the borders of Europe, migrants try to force their way into this impenetrable citadel. Migrants, a generic name for lives that are nonetheless distinct. Through photography and video, Antoine d’Agata distances himself from a sensational or dramatic approach. He gets right up close to the experience and the odyssey of these men and women. Their everyday lives consist of vagabond journeyings along roads, nights sheltered in makeshift tents, waiting for possible entry into port areas... However, the photographer is aware of the limitations of images, and adds words to them, just to be sure.
A bee hive with a lot of colourful boxes? A collection of mailboxes in a multi-family dwelling? A photograph in the tradition of serial art? Or a score, based on the model of the “synaesthetic” keyboard of Alexander Skrjabins?
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