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Project 2 Places and spaces

What is the difference between a place and a space? Both have a physical connotation. In a conventional cultural reading Place seems to be an area with a specific existing use such as our home or a meeting point, whereas space often imply a new area without markings or history such as a blank canvass. 857 more words

on the arbitrariness of taking a picture

“There’s something arbitrary about taking a picture. So I can stand at the edge of a highway and take one step forward and it can be a natural landscape untouched by man and I can take one step back and include a guardrail and change the meaning of the picture radically… I can take a picture of a person at one moment and make them look contemplative and photograph them two seconds later and make them look frivolous.”

Stephen Shore

On Photography

Blue Heart - William K. Greiner

The image belongs to a series of photographs taken on south Louisiana graveyards by American photographer William K. Greiner *1957 and is published in the book “The Reposed” by Louisiana State Univ Pr; First Edition  (October 1, 1999). 17 more words


(二)From Martin Parr To Hong Kong Parr


Martin Parr是馬格蘭攝影通訊社(MAGNUM PHOTOS)攝影師,也是通訊社新任主席。他的攝影生涯始於1970年代,從英國本土出發,多年來在世界各地不同城市拍攝,食物、人像、消費文化等,Martin Parr將藝術與紀實共融於同一鏡頭之下。他沒有像通訊社的前輩們一樣走進戰爭場地或貧窮地方,而是在那些看似再普通不過的地方拍攝人們的生活百態,他的照片色彩鮮豔,往往帶有詼諧及諷刺意味,看似隨意又不乏趣味點。每個城市在他鏡頭下都是充滿幽默感的,所以當他將鏡頭瞄準香港,便有了廣東道的自由行、街市的豬肉佬、馬場的馬迷⋯⋯

小時候的Martin Parr在業餘攝影師爺爺的耳濡目染下對攝影產生興趣,1970年,他在MANCHESTER POLYTECHNIC學習攝影,並於不久後成為職業攝影師。那個年代彩色攝影雖已誕生,但攝影藝術創作依然是以黑白照片正宗,他也沒例外,像早期的作品集《Bad Weather》(1982年)便是以黑白菲林拍攝。1976年,美國攝影師William Eggleston在Museum of Modern Art的彩色攝影個展,開始改變業界對彩色攝影的偏見,與Stephen Shore等人一同掀起彩色攝影革命。遠在大西洋另一端的 35 more words


This Place:12 Photographers Examine Issues on the Subject of Israel and the West Bank

CLINTON—In early 2018, the Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College will present concurrent exhibitions that aim to generate dialogues around world issues including but not limited to history, geography, boundaries, immigration, citizenship, community, and culture. 589 more words


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Do you believe there is the “real thing” behind the glass?

Here is a close-up of a large photograph by Stephen Shore displayed his latest show. 103 more words