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Dancers pause in the window of their dancing room at the Balanchine School of the American Ballet Theatre, New York City, 1936.

Photography history ‘Follow Friday’: E for Eisenstadt

Alfred Eisenstadt was a photographer I was required to study as part of my history of photography classes at college. I was already very aware of his work, through the photo that –…

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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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Using history to shape the ‘now’

My project for this week is focused on typologies and swanky shops in Tokyo, air-conditioning the streets by leaving the doors open, could be the perfect subject to focus on. History has lessons…

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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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Lights, camera, snap

Walking onto the ‘set’ of a Gregory Crewdson photograph one could be forgiven for thinking it was a motion-picture that was being made. His pictures sell for upwards of $60,000 each and usually…

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