Berenice Abbott, Writing Her Own History

We hebben blijkbaar het laatste nog niet gezien/gelezen over deze fantastische fotografe.

“Although her work was celebrated in a 2012 retrospective at the Jeu de Paume in Paris and the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, much has yet to come to light because for nearly three decades a significant portion of her archive belonged to a private collector, Ronald Kurtz.”

via Berenice Abbott, Writing Her Own History – NYTimes.com.

Proficiat New York Times

“The New York Times has swept the 2014 Pulitzer Prizes for photography. The staff photographer Tyler Hicks won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in breaking news photography for his coverage of a terrorist attack at an upscale mall in Nairobi, Kenya, that left more than 60 people dead. Josh Haner was awarded the Pulitzer in feature photography for his images of the slow and painful recovery process for a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing.”

http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/14/the-new-york-times-wins-two-photography-pulitzers/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&smid=tw-share&_r=1

Vrouwen geven het voorbeeld

“Despite the cultural limitations many have faced, women have been at the forefront of photography in Iran and the Arab world. In societies dominated by men, female photographers are using images to raise questions and explore issues of identity. They’re telling stories — often their own.”

http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/26/a-show-of-strength-by-middle-eastern-women-photographers/?_r=0

Fotografen zijn geen criminelen! Ook niet in NY.

Het begint zo langzamerhand de spuigaten uit te lopen ginder achter. In het artikel kunt op een link klikken om een tekst af te printen van een drietal pagina’s die u dan onder de neus kunt steken van een van die overijverige … zodat ze dan zelf kunnen lezen dat u wel degelijk een foto kunt nemen van een gebouw wanneer u op de stoep staat bijvoorbeeld.

‘Literally every day, someone is being arrested for doing nothing more than taking a photograph in a public place. It makes no sense to me. Photography is an expression of free speech.’

http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/14/criminalizing-photography/

NYPD en fotografen

Is dat nu een manier om te reageren? Vooral dat de fotograaf niets illegaals deed!

‘“This is an incident where it seemed the photographer was doing his job taking photographs, and the police overacted and attempted to intimidate him and block him, leading to his arrest,” Mr. Freeman said.’

http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2012/08/robert-stolarik-new-york-times-photographer-beaten-up-nypd.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/06/nyregion/robert-stolarik-times-photographer-is-arrested-while-on-assignment-in-the-bronx.html?_r=3&smid=tw-share

Patriarch met uurwerk van $30.000 kon niet

… en dus werd het juweel weggeshopt. Tot iemand opmerkte dat de reflectie van het uurwerk in het glanzend tafelblad, niet weggewerkt werd. Met de nodige ekskuses voor het bedrog en nog meer blabla werd de originele foto dan maar terug op de website geplaatst.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/06/world/europe/in-russia-a-watch-vanishes-up-orthodox-leaders-sleeve.html?_r=1

http://www.patriarchia.ru/db/text/684785.html voor originele foto’s.

Het laatste interview van Tim Hetherington

‘What about when professionals alter photos? Earlier this year, New York Times photographer Damon Winter won an award for photos he took of soldiers in Afghanistan with his iPhone, using the Hipstamatic app, which adds all these filters. Does that count as— —photojournalism? I have no idea. The thing was, it was shot on an iPhone, and that’s been the discussion. I’m [more] interested in the content. What was it saying? What did it reveal to us that we hadn’t seen already.’

http://outsideonline.com/adventure/travel-ga-tim-hetherington-last-interview-sidwcmdev_155784.html