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VIDEO: Forum on Contemporary Photography: A Tribute to Carrie Mae Weems | MoMA LIVE

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Cross-posted from MoMa.  This event is a double celebration of Carrie Mae Weems’s four decades of visionary work in conjunction with a new presentation of her photographic installation “From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried” on view at MoMA, and of the Carrie Mae Weems anthology, part of the October Files series, published by MIT Press. The Forum was co-organized by Sarah E. Lewis, Associate Professor, Harvard University; and Roxana Marcoci, Senior Curator,…

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Stephen Speranza Discusses His Recent Work for The New York Times

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Cross-posted from Wonderful Machine. [By Shannon Stewart]  “Last year was an incredibly eventful one for now-Denver-based Stephen Speranza. In addition to moving out west from New York, the photographer continued his work with his old city’s top paper, the New York Times. Stephen was kind enough to sit down with Wonderful Machine to discuss his 2020.” “One of the more memorable stories I worked on was that of a mortuary science professor and his two volunteer interns…

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Elliott Erwitt’s Rediscovered Photographs

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Cross-posted from blind. [By Christina Cacouris]  In his latest book, ‘Found Not Lost,’ Erwitt forgoes the type of imagery that initially made him famous in favor of more contemplative work, most of which has never been seen before. Now in his nineties, Erwitt spent two years digging through his entire photographic archive and examining thousands of images, breathing new life into the formerly rejected. In writer Vaughn Wallace’s introductory essay, he describes a note scrawled on…

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Royal Photographic Society Puts 165 Years-Worth of Its Journals Online for Free

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Cross-posted from DIY Photography. [By Dunja Djudjic]  “The Royal Photographic Society has released the online version of all its Journals. Since the first issue was published in 1853, it’s a whole lot of priceless material now available for you to browse through. And the best thing is – it’s completely free. The RPS Journal has been published since 1853, which makes it the oldest continuously published photographic periodical in the world. Can you imagine all…

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Kat Von D Sued for Copyright Infringement over Miles Davis Tattoo

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Cross-posted from Billboard, CopyrightLately, Truth Sleuth/YouTube, and via PhotoShelter.  [By Claudia Rosenbaum, Aaron Moss, and Katie Scholz] “In a new case, a photographer claims that celebrity tattoo artist Kat Von D infringed his copyright in an iconic photo of Miles Davis by tattooing the same image onto a client’s body. Dozens of photography-related copyright cases are filed every week, so I typically only write about ones that I find particularly interesting or unusual. A new…

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Business of Art | Web Design 101 for Artists and Creatives

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Cross-posted from The New York Foundation for the Arts.  [By Luiza Teixeira-Vesey]  “From accessibility tips to content best practices: here’s what you need to know before creating your website. It doesn’t matter if you have already achieved sought-after gallery representation or if you’re an independent, emerging artist: a website of your own is a must-have for all creatives. And no, a heavy presence on social media is not enough of a substitute for this need….

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Daniel Wolf, Collector and Lover of the Great Outdoors, Has Died, Aged 65

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Cross-posted from The Art Newspaper. [By Norman Rosenthal]   “Arguably Wolf’s greatest achievement was to pull together, in secret, from some dozen or more existing collections, a unique museum holding of photography, old and new, for the J. Paul Getty Museum and its director, John Walsh. Photography became one of the most high-profile departments of a museum otherwise devoted to ancient and classical Western art before 1900. Amongst the collectors Wolf dealt with were Sam Wagstaff…

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The Rising Stars of Ethiopian Photography

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Cross-posted from blind.  [By Charlotte Jean]  “Ethiopia’s enormous capital, Addis Ababa, is currently undergoing unprecedented urban change. In the wake of gargantuan modernization work, a new generation of photographers is jumping energetically on this evolving subject: the city and its people.  Internationally renowned Ethiopian photographer Aïda Muluneh had foreseen that Addis Ababa would become a photography hub. In 2010, she launched the Addis Photo Festival, an opportunity for a new generation of photographers to re-appropriate…

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An Independent Journalist Is Suing D.C. Police After He Was Arrested Filming A Black Lives Matter Protest

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Cross-posted from dcist.  [By Margaret Barthel]  “Local independent journalist and documentarian Kian Kelley-Chung was one of more than 40 people arrested by the Metropolitan Police Department at a racial justice protest in August. Officers seized his camera equipment, and he spent the night in a holding cell before being released without charges the following day. Kelley-Chung says he didn’t get his camera equipment or cell phone back from police custody for 10 weeks. The experience…

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Photos Hidden Away For Decades Provide An Intimate Portrait of Thomas Hart Benton At Work In His Kansas City Studio

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Cross-posted from KCUR. [By Julie Denisha] “Nick Vedros didn’t know what to expect when his uncle, Michael Mardikes, handed him a box of photo negatives. What he found inside took his breath away. More than 60 years ago, his uncle had captured hundreds of images of Thomas Hart Benton, the famed painter, in the process of creating a mural. Vedros, a commercial photographer in Kansas City, quickly arranged a visit with Mardikes, who is 93, and…

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