Archive for February 2012

LOOK3 Festival Announces Featured Artists and Speakers

Posted by on Thursday February 23, 2012 | Events, Fine Art

LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph announced today that Alex Webb, Donna Ferrato and Stanley Greene will be the featured “INsight” artists at this year’s festival, to be held June 7–9 in Charlottesville, VA. As featured artists the photographers will create solo exhibitions for the festival and speak about their work during the program of talks... More

PDN Video Pick: New Documentary Shows Gregory Crewdson at Work

Posted by on Thursday February 23, 2012 | Fine Art, PDN Video Picks

Photographer Gregory Crewdson, who is famous for his cinematic depictions small-town American life, is the subject of a new documentary that will premiere  March 10 at the SXSW music and film festival in Austin, Texas. Directed by Ben Shapiro, the film is called “Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters.” It takes viewers behind the scenes of the... More

Were Journalists in Homs Targeted for Bombing?

Posted by on Thursday February 23, 2012 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

Radio communications between Syrian army officers have shown that the army was ordered to bomb the make-shift press center in the besieged city of Homs where photographer Remi Ochlik and reporter Marie Colvin were working, The Telegraph newspaper reports. The journalists died yesterday when the center was shelled. Photographers Paul Conroy and William Daniels and... More

Cindy Sherman: Anticipating YouTube and Facebook Since 1975

Posted by on Tuesday February 21, 2012 | Uncategorized

The idea that identity is easily constructed and manipulated for the cameras may not seem ground-breaking, but Cindy Sherman has been at it for 35 years, long before the age of reality TV and Facebook. Since the start of her career, Sherman has had an uncanny ability to anticipate the cultural zeitgeist, and her influence... More

PDN Video Pick: Iceland’s Water

Posted by on Friday February 17, 2012 | PDN Video Picks

Vatn (English) from Enrique Pacheco on Vimeo. Photographer and filmmaker Enrique Pacheco‘s most recent short film, “Vatn” (the Icelandic word for water), offers stunning views of Iceland’s oceans, rivers and waterfalls, made with the Canon 5d Mark II, Canon 600D, and Canon and Carl Zeiss glass. Shot and edited over a 6-month period, the film... More

Van Houtryve Wins at POYi, with Help from Crowd Funding

Posted by on Friday February 17, 2012 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

Tomas van Houtryve, whose “Behind the Curtains” photo essay has won this year’s World Understanding Award at POYi, completed the eight-year project with the help of money he raised through the crowd-funding site Emphas.is. We don’t know if this is the first crowd-funded project to win a major award, but we’re pretty sure it won’t... More

“Lost” Robert Frank Photos Found in NY Times Archive

Posted by on Friday February 17, 2012 | Uncategorized

A series of photographs Robert Frank made in 1958 on commission for The New York Times, which were once thought to have been thrown out, have been discovered by the family of Louis Silverstein, a longtime art director at the Times. The photographs are featured today on the Times‘ Lens blog. A year before he... More

Sale of Forged Photos Embarrasses French Auction House

Posted by on Thursday February 16, 2012 | Photos In The News

French police have opened an investigation into the sale at auction of 153 vintage photographs that are suspected of being forgeries, according to a report in The Art Newspaper. The sale took place last March at Artcurial Deauville, an auction house in the city of Deauville near Le Havre on the English Channel. The auction... More

More Ads Banned in Britain! This Time, Due to Sexism

Posted by on Thursday February 16, 2012 | Photo Manipulation

What would we do without our busy friends at the British Advertising Standards Authority (ASA)?  Every few months, this regulatory body bans an ad it deems unacceptable. In the past year, ASA has banned fashion and cosmetics ads for being overly Photoshopped and misleading, for fostering anorexia, and for encouraging young girls to sit on... More