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One More Year on the Farm – A Visual Narrative of One Family’s Fight to Save their Land

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Cross-posted from The Washington Post.  [Photos and video by Ricky Carioti, text by Annie Gowen]  A Minnesota farm family, going back generations, struggling to retain their living and their land, is the subject of an ongoing project: “Ricky Carioti is chronicling the Krocak family through spring, summer, autumn and winter.” One more year on the farm – A visual narrative of one family’s fight to save their land

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Alec Soth’s Secret Farmhouse Project

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Cross-posted from Magnum Photos. [by Alec Soth]  “A new short film sees the photographer discussing that happiest year of his life and the impact one ramshackle building had upon his photographic approach” “In the midst of a period of turbulence in his career, spurred by growing doubts about the validity of his work and photographic processes, Alec Soth started a new project, one unlike any he had pursued before…” Alec Soth’s Secret Farmhouse Project

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Burk Uzzle – From Woodstock to Wilson

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Cross-posted from The Bitter Southerner.  [Story and Photography by Megan Dohm].  “Burk Uzzle was 30 years old when he shot the most iconic images of 1969’s Woodstock festival. By then, the North Carolina-born Uzzle was seven years into a career that would make him one of photojournalism’s legends. Now, at age 80, he is back home in the South with a singular focus — to create images that help our region reconcile with its past.”…

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The Momentary Present

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Cross-posted from Southern Cultures. [by David Wharton]  “The images in this series observe the often uneasy fit between past and future, capturing a moment where tradition and modernity unexpectedly meet. This momentary present, reconciled sometimes in humor, sometimes in pathos, reveals the ways in which a region’s past always inflects its present, its present inflects its future, and so on in a continuous cycle. Through still photography, we can artificially pause this flow and preserve…

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Brian Finke Turns His Camera on His Family and the Cinematic Glow of Texas

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Editor’s Note: Brian Finke is an ASMP Professional Member. Cross-posted from It’s Nice That. [by Jenny Brewer] “We try not to have favourites but it’s difficult not to love everything photographer Brian Finke produces. And that encompasses a hugely eclectic subject matter too, from his series on Italian pasta making to the lovely ladies of the Ms. Senior America beauty pageant, not forgetting his oddly compelling shots of sad desk lunches. Brian’s latest series Texas…

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4 Reasons Why Artists Should Form LLCs 

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Cross-posted from ASMP counsel Thomas Maddrey’s Blog.  [by Victoria Gonzales]  “According to the Creative Career Center, visual artists are more than three times as likely than the general U.S. workforce to be entrepreneurs. This means that working as a self-employed artist means much more than just creating your art. If you are selling your art and looking to be taken seriously in the art world, it is probably a good idea to look into forming…

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Photography Collective Takes a Stand Against Wildlife Crime

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Cross-posted from The Art Newspaper.  [by Tom Seymour]   “Internationally renowned photographers join forces to publish a crowdfunded book in English and Mandarin that raises awareness of China’s illegal trade in animals.” “The illegal wildlife trade is the world’s fourth biggest criminal trade after drug smuggling, illegal firearms trade and human trafficking. The price of rhino horn on the black market, Jaschinski points out, is more valuable by weight than gold, diamonds or cocaine, according to a…

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Congress Is Investigating the Rapid Closure of Art Institutes Across United States

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Cross-posted from Hyperallergic.  [by Zachary Small]  “The collapse of a university franchise that owned more than 40 college campuses across the country has left nearly 26,000 students with ample debt and no degrees. Nearly half of the schools shuttered belonged to the Art Institute brand, which once offered classes in animation, graphic design, and fashion.” – and photography. Congress Is Investigating the Rapid Closure of Art Institutes Across United States

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Jack Davison’s Throwback to a Golden Age of Editorial Portraiture

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Cross-posted from The New Yorker.  [by Chris Wiley]   “Twenty-eight years old, baby-faced and affable, he has been shooting editorial work for the likes of the Times Magazine, British Vogue, and various cultish brands (Craig Green, Margaret Howell) since he was barely out of college; his first monograph, titled simply “Photographs,” was released in May by the London-based imprint Loose Joints. And his work, with its moody chiaroscuro, vintage Kodachrome palette, and Mannerist emotionality, seems…

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Ida Wyman, Whose Camera Captured Ordinary People, Dies at 93

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Cross-posted from The New York Times.  [by Richard Sandomir]  Be sure to check out the photo of Wyman on a stroll with Weegee.  “Ida Wyman, a photographer who in the 1940s and ’50s roamed New York and other cities to capture compelling images of everyday people working, playing, idling, dancing or selling newspapers, died on July 13 in Fitchburg, Wis., near Madison. She was 93.” Ida Wyman, Whose Camera Captured Ordinary People, Dies at 93…

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