A Few New Photo Stories of Note

December 7th, 2016
A quick update to share a few current stories attracting attention in the photo world, here and beyond:

Daniel Berehulak has a phenomenal story in today's NYT, covering President Duterte's extrajudicial killings in the Philippines. Berehulak wrote and photographed the piece, which makes great use of NYT's sizeable digital resources.

It's amazing to see how digital storytelling has advanced since they premiered "Snow Fall" in 2012. The real shocker (if the facts aren't real enough) is the juxtaposition between Berehulak's crime scenes and the Google street map views, highlighted with a "View Location" link on each picture.


Atlanta-based photographers Aaron and Cleo Coury have returned from Kenya, where they were at an orphanage, working with the Moment Lens, and those photos can be seen here: Joy Revealed: Photographing Kenyan Orphanages.


In D.C., Tim Chambers put together a great post highlighting Dorothea Lange's photographs of Manzanar, a Japanese internment camp.

Interspersed with quotes from US Citizens who lived in the camps (George Takei was among them, as a child), it's an affecting presentation. Chambers' Anchor Editions is making prints of these public domain Lange photos available, with proceeds to benefit the American Civil Liberties Union.

"The next morning, the first morning in Manzanar, when I woke up and saw what Manzanar looked like, I just cried. And then I saw the mountain, the high Sierra Mountain, just like my native country’s mountain, and I just cried, that's all."
Minor White's archive is now up-and-running at the Princeton University Art Museum and has a searchable web interface.


And last but not least, French photographer Lise Safarti photographed voters in Michigan and Pennsylvania who voted for our current President elect, and the story ("Meet the Voters Who Helped Put Donald Trump in the White House ") is nested inside TIME Magazine's "Person of the Year" cover issue, where portrait photographer extraordinaire Nadav Kandar photographed Bannon, Priebus, Pence, Conway & DJT.

Kimberly Woodrosky, 53, Wilkes-Barre, PA. As the daughter of a Teamster and a textile mill worker, Woodrosky always thought of her membership in the Democratic Party "as a birthright." But the real estate investor says Trump and his promise to bring back jobs changed her mind. "He's a champion for hard-working people like us," she says.
Kimberly Woodrosky, 53, Wilkes-Barre, PA.
As the daughter of a Teamster and a textile mill worker, Woodrosky always thought of her membership in the Democratic Party "as a birthright." But the real estate investor says Trump and his promise to bring back jobs changed her mind. "He's a champion for hard-working people like us," she says.

Quick Links for Cyber Monday

November 30th, 2015
Happy Cyber Monday! To "celebrate" we thought we'd put together a quick round-up of links that have been bouncing around the photo-world for the last week or so:

Here's a photo from The Rijksmuseum who've launched a "You See More When You Draw" campaign, which asks visitors to stop taking photos and start sketching pictures of the artwork.

Check out this interview from SXSE with local photobook-maker/consultant Laurie Shock.

WIRED is looking to Instagram for the future of journalism.

PDN's piece about why Art Streiber was hired to photograph the "Women of Hollywood" issue for the New York Times Magazine, including quotes from Kathy Ryan.

Don McCullin has some thoughts about the digital/analog divide.

Trusting that you've never seen a photo on Instagram (or anywhere?) quite like this one before.

Jason Schmidt photographs artists.

Artist and serial photobook-maker Joachim Schmid responds to a request for him to participate in a "Your 10 Best Photobooks of 2015" piece.

Photographic legend Anton Corbijn is leaving the commercial photo industry behind. In The Economist he recalls having three days to shoot U2's album cover for "Joshua Tree".

A profile of William Eggleston in The Guardian, a longread from 2004, and a piece about Eggleston from Vanity Fair so fresh it isn't published until tonight at 7pm.

If you're looking to put together a non-iCloud backup/browsing/archiving solution for all of the videos you take on your iPhone, this might work for you. [Ed. Note - self-link!]

The bytemark twitter account reposted a photo from reddit that is one of the more remarkable examples of re-photographing a historic location I've ever seen. The photo on the right is the new Raspberry Pi Zero, and the photo on the left is the delivery of the Norwich City Council's first computer in 1957.

Atlanta-based Photographers Featured on “Behold”, Slate’s Photoblog

November 21st, 2013
Fantastic to see two Atlanta-based photographers appearing on Slate's photoblog "Behold" this week. First up is Maureen Ruddy Burkhart's work from Kibera, in Kenya. Maureen Ruddy Burkhart And Michael R. Reese's work can be seen in The Whimsical World Inches Above Earth. Michael has an image from this series in a current exhibition curated by Amy Miller at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.

Michael R. Reese We're pleased that David Rosenberg, who saw Maureen and Michael's work during the ACP Portfolio Review, chose to feature Michael and Maureen's work!

Photoworld-Related April Fools

April 1st, 2013
Here's a few that we've enjoyed today: When we opened Google Analytics today, we noticed that astronauts on the Int'l Space Station were suddenly interested in a photography festival in Atlanta: Vincent Laforet, who spoke during ACP 2010, posted yesterday that this week he'll be revealing "a piece of camera equipment that I think clearly deserves being called a 'game changer.'" Laforet swears this isn't an April Fools prank. Any other great photoworld-related April Fools pranks out there?

Photolink Round-up, January 5th Edition!

January 5th, 2012
Here's a PhotoLink round-up from the recent past, including timely posts to ACP's Facebook page, and ACP's twitter feed @acptweets: * Details about the current exhibition from Jeremy Chandler and Kristine Potter at Hagedorn Foundation Gallery can be found in The Atlantan and on HFG's site. * Check out these two recent articles at La Lettre de la Photographie by Virginie Keppelen about the Atlanta photography scene. * Burnaway has an extensive list of Call for Artists through January and beyond. Here's one for a juried book competition. Natchez Art Association has an open call, too. And The Center for Photography at Woodstock is looking for work for its "Photography Now 2012" show, judged by Natasha Egan, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. * Luceo Images (Atlanta is home to two of their photographers; David Walter Banks & Kendrick Brinson) is having an exhibition in NYC that consists of a "cut-piece" -- a 163-foot long image that will be cut-up into purchasable segments over the course of the evening. Fun! * Magnum photographer Eve Arnold has passed away at the age of 99. * This graph about how photographers spend their time has been rocketing around for the past few days. * Here's one of the most inventive "pay to play (and publish)" examples we've seen in awhile. * Burnaway published a review of Lori Vrba's solo exhibition currently on view at Jennifer Schwartz Gallery. * Creative Loafing posted a few thoughts from departing director of Fulton County Arts & Culture, Michael Simanga, on how to sustain the arts in Atlanta. * The Wall Street Journal is the latest media giant to weigh-in on the Vivian Maier story. * Michael Chrisman made a year-long exposure of Toronto. Cool! * Man-about-town Jason Travis has a new street-style column with LuxeCrush Atlanta.

JR Wins TED Prize for “Giving Slums a Human Face”

October 20th, 2010

"The TED conference, the California lecture series named for its roots in technology, entertainment and design, said on Tuesday that it planned to give its annual $100,000 prize for 2011 — awarded in the past to figures like Bill Clinton, Bono and the biologist E. O. Wilson — to the Parisian street artist known as J R, a shadowy figure who has made a name for himself by plastering colossal photographs in downtrodden neighborhoods around the world. The images usually extol local residents, to whom he has become a Robin Hood-like hero."
From The New York Times. Photo credit "Credit: J R/Agence VU"

This Week’s Photolink Round-up

June 22nd, 2010
It's time for Photolink Round-up, our weekly smattering of photo-rich stories, posts and links from across the online spectrum!

Check out this amazing use of time-lapse photography documenting the last launch of the Space Shuttle, on Air & Space
Air & Space

Ever hear about Daguerre's other invention, the "rotating auditorium diorama"?

Atlanta-based photographer (and ACP 11 Public Art participant) David Walter Banks photographed Collier Heights for the article "A Separate Peace" in Atlanta Magazine.
© David Walter Banks / Luceo Images

A 2008 addition to the list of movies about photography, "Everlasting Moments", is the story of a woman who wins a camera in a lottery. It's also the latest film to receive remastering from the Criterion Collection, and it's available June 29th. Check out Ebert's review. Everlasting Moments

Legendary photojournalist David Burnett visits Germany, sees this T-Shirt:

Last week, here in the office, we were admiring the Sotheby's catalog for the Polaroid Collection auction. This week, there's fresh news of the auction's record-breaking sales.

Ever wonder why are apps that turn iPhone photos into replicas of Polaroids so popular?

Photographer and bicyclist Stan Engelbrecht turns to the community and crowdsource funding to complete his South African "Bicycle Portraits" project. More, from South Africa; a photographic exploration of street fashion in Johannesburg.

If you're considering creating a photobook for this year's ACP Photobook Fair, here's a story about 10 photographers who shot their own books yesterday, as part of a collaborative project, including ACP 8 Lecture Series presenter Alec Soth.

Atlanta-based photographer Judy Pishnery offers travel photography tips, via Tamron. And here's a handy page that's aggregated each of the fourteen TED talks by photographers. Photojournalist Tim Hetherington's film about the Korangal, "Restrepo" (a collaboration with journalist Sebastian Junger) opens this week on June 25th. [trailer] It's unclear if it's opening here in Atlanta, but we'll let you know if/when it does!

Check out this recent interview with Hetherington.

"If you are interested in mass communication, then you have to stop thinking of yourself as a photographer. We live in a post-photographic world. If you are interested in photography, then you are interested in something — in terms of mass communication — that is past. I am interested in reaching as many people as possible."

"We are all interested in the outside world. The heart of every deed is a selfish one. If you have to go out in the world and be effective, you have to make sure you are alive, healthy and strong. Agencies have to make sure that they are financially viable in order to go out and make commentary on the world that is useful to other people. My point about not being a photographer is that we can’t protect photography – forget photography – when we are interested in the authentic representation of things outside of ourselves."

Photolink Round-up, w/o June 14th

June 14th, 2010
It's time for this week's Photolink Round-up, a smattering of photo-rich stories, posts and links from across the online spectrum!

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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Photolink Round-up w/o June 7th

June 7th, 2010
Yay, it's time for this week's photolinks, a round-up of recent photo-posts across the online spectrum.

The New York Times looks to "style bloggers" for their their camera recommendations. Interesting, because they all prefer small point-and-shoots. (Doesn't everyone?)

If you used the late-great (pre-Bridge, pre-Lightroom, pre-Aperture) photo-organizer iView Media Pro, you'll know that they were eventually bought by Microsoft, and the product withered away or morphed into something new (depending on who you talk to). Here's recent news about Phase-One, who've picked-up the pieces.

No Caption Needed takes a look at natural disasters in Taiwan and Guatemala, both of which resulted in images that could lead to a whole new classification of photographs: straight, unaltered pictures that looked like they were Photoshopped.

And here's Larry Fink, on film vs. digital.

Holly Johnson has a photo story on the fate of horses at horse auctions, called "Awaiting Fate". The photographs were made surreptitiously. A quick quote:
"Shortly after we got the horse back, I decided to go to the auction house he was sold at and record it with my camera. I hid my camera in my purse because they do not allow cameras due to the unhappy PETA members that often protest there. What I captured was several animals were dubbed useless because they are too old, too slow on the track, too expensive to keep, or injured."
Definitely visit NPR's PictureShow blog, which has a few recent posts on the history of yearbooks, and a look at Dennis Hopper as a photographer.

The Boston Globe's "Big Picture" looks at wildlife affected by the oil spill.

This quote, from a feature on Allen Ginsberg's photography.
"Photography is an art for lazy people.” So said Robert Frank, the celebrated Swiss photographer, to Allen Ginsberg, the celebrated New Jersey poet, as they gathered in a Lower East Side flat to make a movie."
This is what it looks like when you take portraits of people who are upside down.

Recent Yale grad Richard Mosse took Aerochrome to the Congo for The New Yorker:

© Richard Mosse And Mark Seinmetz, who resides in Athens, has a show currently up at Charles A. Hartman Fine Art in Portland, Oregon. More here:
"Taken from a recently published book (by local Nazraeli Press) of the same title, "Greater Atlanta" is the third in a series of works exploring the American South, particularly parts of Georgia, where Steinmetz lives. Considered together, the books amount to a historical document of life in that region, gently celebrating the beater cars, fog-dappled gas stations and tousled-haired teenagers that inhabit a slouching but somehow beautifully barren landscape. "

Photolink Round Up, w/o May 24th

May 26th, 2010
(Here are few links from the last week or so of the interwebs, masquerading as proper paragraphs!)

Just what everyone needs, a ceramic SX-70!
This week (and last), an episode of a TV show called "House" aired which was shot with a Canon Digital SLR. Format International Photography Festival in the UK has launched a contest called Exposure. The New York Times' Lens Blog's unveiled the results of their "Moment in Time. A look into the (Dutch) success of publishing your own photobooks. A great timelapse of the Icelandic volcano. C-Print Cyan, Gursky, & the archival properties of Diasec. Farewell, Sygma. If you have a Canon digital camera, have you ever considered hacking the firmware? Joerg asks a good question. And "10 Oeuvres Aspiring Photographers Should Ignore".

An incredible Kodachrome, via tumblr:

Sharon Montrose photographs baby animals: From a great interview w/ Martin Parr, from 2007:
"Photography’s central role is to be the absolute medium of the day. It is fantastic that there is no longer any technical intimidation. When I first started learning how to take photographs, you had to spend the first six months figuring out what an f-stop was. Now you just go and take pictures. Nobody thinks about technical issues anymore because cameras or camera phones take care of that automatically. On the other hand, you still have the option of controlling every technical aspect. It’s the most accessible, democratic medium available in the world. This has to be celebrated, and we must continually remind photographers of this."

© Martin Parr

TODAY, in Atlanta, you can buy groceries that will benefit arts along the Beltline:
 What: Atlanta BeltLine has been selected for "5% Day" at Whole Foods Market at Ponce de Leon, when Whole Foods will donate five percent of the day's net sales to support The BeltLine! The more you shop, the more you give! So BeltLine fans, grab a friend and grab your reusable shopping bags and head over to Whole Foods Market at Ponce de Leon on Wednesday, May 26th!   That's right, five percent of what you spend at Whole Foods Market at Ponce de Leon on our day will be donated to the BeltLine!   When: Wednesday, May 26, 8am - 10pm   Why: Funds generated from 5% Day for the BeltLine will be used to support Art on the BeltLine in the creation of visual arts, performing arts, and historic site interpretation in the BeltLine this May through October.  Art on the BeltLine will draw thousands of residents in to the BeltLine corridor – including the section of the BeltLine directly behind the Whole Foods store on Ponce.   And Mary Ellen Mark talks about the summer of 1987 on americansuburbx.
"Let me tell you about my summer. In May, I worked on A Day in the Life of America. Then I went to Miami, and I shot an album cover for Don Johnston. After that, I spent three weeks in Hong Kong and a few days in Korea for the London Sunday Times Magazine. From there, I went to Carmel to teach a Friends of Photography workshop. I came back to New York, and the London Sunday Times called again. I flew to Hawaii for them to photograph Marcos. I came back to New York, and then I went to Aspen to teach another workshop. From there, I flew to Idaho to photograph a meeting for the Aryan Nations - an extreme right-wing group. After that, I taught in Maine for a week. I came back to New York and decided I was going to relax. But Life called, wanting me to go immediately to Pakistan, so I did. After that, I went to Toronto to work on a film."

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