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Walking the Streets with Geoff Dyer & Garry Winogrand | by Richard B. Woodward | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

In Geoff Dyer’s first book about photography, The Ongoing Moment (2005), the English critic and novelist looked at images by a group of his favorite photographers through a prism of motifs that he believed had reoccurred like Jungian archetypes across decades and continents. How and why these mundane subjects or objects (blind people, hats, roads, clouds, benches, doors, gas stations, barber shops) had been successively reinterpreted by Paul Strand, Walker Evans, André Kertész, Eugène Atget, Dorothea Lange, Robert Frank, Diane Arbus, William Eggleston, and thirty-four others formed the basis for a series of uncommonly original and engaging, if at times wayward, observations and reflections. Emulating Roland Barthes, Dyer oscillated between close readings of individual pictures and free associations. A photograph by Kertész from 1914, of an old man walking at night in Hungary, say, reminds him of a Cavafy poem because he reads both as nostalgic documents.

From 14 million photos in the Library of Congress, she chose 440 to tell the story of America

In her four decades as a celebrated curator of photography, Anne Wilkes Tucker has combed through the archives of such masters as Dorothea Lange, Robert Frank and Diane Arbus. But none of that was on the scale of what she took on for the Annenberg Space for Photography in L.A.: diving into the 14 million photographs at the Library of Congress.

Christopher Anderson Photographs With An Unashamedly Subjective Eye |

Though American photographer Christopher Anderson’s images cover a breathtakingly wide range of subjects, they are linked in their unique ability to position the viewer as part of the scene — allowing them to fully feel and “experience” how Anderson felt at the time of photographing.

5 Fine Art Photographers Reveal Their Sources for Inspiration – PhotoShelter Blog

Earlier this year we launched The List – a selection of 90 finalists from our 80,000+ community of PhotoShelter members, chosen by a panel of independent judges. This week we are highlighting all five of the fine art photographers from The List. Each of them shared with us their sources for inspiration as well as some of their favorite photo series. If you’re a photographer looking for inspiration or a brand looking to hire for your next photo project, check out their beautiful work below as well as their features on PhotoShelter’s Instagram this week.

Wedding Photography is Dead

Professional wedding photography is dead. Change is afoot. I see it all around me. Photographers who once charged £2,000 (~$2,700) for a wedding, now putting themselves forwards for jobs less than a grand. Award-winning photographers getting part-time jobs to supplement their income because they can no longer afford to shoot weddings full time. And it’s all a dirty little secret.

On Diversity: Nikon Names 6 Female Ambassadors – PhotoShelter Blog

Yes, the entire ambassador program could be more diverse. But the selection of the most recent 10 is a stake in the ground that shows that Nikon has been listening and is willing to commit to diversity in the faces of the brand. If you think diversity doesn’t matter, don’t worry – you’re not the target demographic. But for many, the announcement is near picture perfect.

B: “I really try to divorce myself from any thought of possible use of this stuff.”

For a photographer with so many memorable quips to his name, Garry Winogrand didn’t leave much of a paper trail. The four books he made during his lifetime (five if you count the 1976 Grossmont College booklet) consist almost exclusively of pictures. Although they also include some great essays, none are by Winogrand. Nor did he write for any outside books or sources.

It’s good to talk: Photography and the Twitter community

The advent of digital photography saw this meeting place diminish in number or disappear entirely, leaving many photographers with only a computer screen for company as the digital darkroom is not a natural meeting place for casual chat and coffee. It is perhaps no surprise then that so many photographers have seen Twitter as a communication lifeline and an invaluable forum for conversation with like-minded souls. But what is its true value to photographers and photography?

Photojournalist Annie Griffiths spent a lifetime finding hidden stories | Digital Trends

It was 1978 when Annie Griffiths, at the age of 25, landed a job at National Geographic.

She was one of the first women to be hired as a photographer by the magazine, and also the youngest. At that time, she had never been outside of the United States, but quickly found herself thrust into the fast-paced world of international photojournalism, often working in several different countries for a single project — and, eventually, with two kids in tow.

Flickr / Smugmug: The frog that ate the bull – Kaptur

Flickr’s acquisition by Smugmug, if anything, has reminded us that the grandfather of photo sharing site is not dead. Yet. Almost hidden in the weekend lull, the news surprised almost everyone paying attention to this space: It’s been a long while since Flickr grabbed the headlines. But beyond the unconventional lack of details, what does this acquisition forecast?

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