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Photographs of Photographers

An exchange with fellow photographer Roger May on Twitter Thursday inspired this post of some of my favorite photographs of some of my favorite photographers. From above to bottom are: William Eggleston, Richard Avedon, Margaret Bourke-White, Robert Capa, Lee Friedlander and Garry Winogrand.

Photographer

Martin Parr: Chronicler of our age?

Introduction

The first time I looked at images of Martin Parr I couldn’t understand why this photographer was so revered. The images did not seem to really have any meaning, the content was akin to that of a photos taken on a holiday at a British seaside resort, the saturated colours made them look even more amateurish.   2,022 more words

Practitioners

Identity

Since the introduction of photography in 1839, portraiture has been one of the most widely practiced forms of the medium. Starting in the early 20th century, however, some photographers began to question whether a single image could adequately capture the complexity of an individual. 182 more words

Photography

EL FOTÓGRAFO Y EL ESPEJO: DEL YO A LA VENTANA

En Las tres eras de la imagen, José Luis Brea habla de Velázquez llegada su reflexión sobre el pictorialismo. En su caso aborda la pintura como el puente entre imagen y materia, evaluando las abstracción que se hace de lo que se sale de los límites del lienzo. 853 more words

Fotografia

The Road

Next comes a chapter on roads, river and other “paths” that often have the meaning of liberation, freedom and are like a red thread throughout a story. 542 more words

OCA

American Atrophy

The clash between the bright optimism of America’s Dream and the tawdry gaudiness of its day-to-day reality is a subject that has been well covered in many artistic media. 1,134 more words

Books

Sunday, June 1st

sounds of New Orleans

Treme Brass Band, “Just a Closer Walk with Thee,” Treme, 2010

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lagniappe

art beat

Lee Friedlander (1934-), Young Tuxedo Bass Band, New Orleans, 1966

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