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Photo history ‘follow Friday’: Andreas Feininger

The second in our series of articles about iconic photographers who, if they were alive and had a Twitter account, you’d want to follow. Part Two of the video here Part Three of…

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Potraits of Contemporary Photographers: Nobuyoshi Araki

This is Part One of a two-part film on Araki, from Contacts Vol. 2, Portraits of Contemporary Photographers. A project initiated by William Klein in 2000. It’s not him narrating….. I prefer to…

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William Klein & the contact sheet

Gotta say, I like Winogrand but Klein is the man for me when it comes to American street photography of the 1950s and 60s. Not just his work but the man has an…

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Shore on Eggleston

This was a bonus part of the DVD version of the documentary about William Eggleston “In the Real World’ and features an on-stage interview with Eggleston by photographer Stephen Shore. For those of…

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What Remains: The Life and Work of Sally Mann, part 1

Sally Mann’s work was something I first came across in the lat 1980s, whist I was studying photography & film at art college. Mann’s photographs of her family continue even now her children…

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Manufactured Landscapes: Edward Burtynsky

Jennifer Baichwal’s cameras follow Edward Burtynsky (1955- ) as he visits what he calls manufactured landscapes: slag heaps, e-waste dumps, huge factories in the Fujian and Zhejiang provinces of China, and a place…

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Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye

Excerpt from Palm Pictures releasing of “The Impassioned Eye”; the story of famed photographer Henri Cartier Bresson. In this excerpt from the documentary about the iconic French photographer and his work, Cartier-Bresson describes…

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Matsuri madness

There’s a lot less festivals in Japan this year as many of the bigger ones were cancelled in the wake of the March 11th earthquake and tsunami. Those that are happening are tending…

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Train of thought

Just a day after admitting a penchant for umbrellas, here I am confessing to being a trainspotter. As someone just pointed out on Facebook, the next thing will be my ‘fessing-up about my…

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Lomo: Cult of the Plastic Camera

Nice film detailing the rise and use of the cult plastic camera: the Lomo. Traces its origins from the Lomo company in Russia, which from 1914 was the leading maker of optical instruments….

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