The May 28th edition of On the Media re-aired "Snap Judgements", which investigates the ethics of photographic portraiture. The story includes a great interview with Platon, who'll be an ACP Lecture Series presenter later this year.
"To be quite honest, I'm often surprised that I'm allowed to carry on doing what I do every day. But I haven't been stopped yet, and I'm still waiting to be sent out of the country for bad photographic behavior."Have a listen here, or below:
Here's a fascinating piece in the Atlantic about the rise of the paparazzi as a profitable business. It makes a great companion piece to Smash His Camera, a new documentary about the life and times of Ron Galella, famous for this image of Jackie Onassis. The doc is currently airing on HBO.
© Ron Galella, Ltd.
YouTube and the Guggenheim have teamed-up for an exhibition called "YouTubePlay" of the world's best "creative videos". They're currently accepting entries, one per YouTube account.
Check out this story from Greensboro, NC about an unbelievable "Kodak moment".
If you have 10-grand to spare, someone in Virginia Highlands is selling their Hasselblad H3 digital outfit on Craigslist.
Photographs from former Tennessee senator Howard Baker are currently on exhibition at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library through the end of the month.
A great story from the Telegraph on UK photographer Stephen Gill, who was a participating photographer in ACP's public art project in 2007, Paper Placemats (ATL).
"His only source of income comes from the occasional editorial commission, print sales and the books he publishes through his own imprint, Nobody, which he started in 2005. His website has become the key to his self-sufficiency. After the Haiti earthquake in January, he produced 100 prints from his Hackney Flowers series (a continuation of the Hackney Wick pictures) to raise money for the victims; within 15 hours of appearing on the website they had sold out. 'I could have sold 400 easily,’ he says. 'A great reminder of the power of photography.’"The World Cup's in full-swing, which has sent a lot of photographers back to their archives to see what kinds of crowd-reaction shots they were photographing four years ago. Dean Dorat came up with this set, while PDN reports that Antonio Simoes had 35k dollars worth of gear stolen in South Africa last week.
Have a listen below to WABE's interview with Julian Cox, Curator of Photography at the High Museum, about the High's latest Peter Sekaer exhibition.
The Minneappolis Photo Center has a call for entries for a black & white competition.
As Moore's law still holds, chips keep getting smaller, with increasing processing power, enabling future phone cameras the capability of 14 megapixel images and 1080p HD video. Whoa!
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