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A New Book from a Renowned Photographer of Interior

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Cross-posted from the New York Times Style Magazine.  [By Jennifer Conrad] “Throughout his career, Simon Watson has brought his unique eye to crumbling castles, monastic apartments and everything in between.” “But mostly the photos speak for themselves. Those of Casa Horta, the architect and furniture designer Guillermo Santomà’s surrealist Barcelona home, show a bubblegum pink dining room with plastic lawn chairs that Santomà partially melted with a blowtorch, as well as a still-life of fruit…

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The Hands of Labor

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Cross-posted from The New York Times. [Photographs by Damon Winter, Text by Binyamin Appelbaum] Helen “Keller said hands were more honest than faces: We may compose our faces, but our hands speak open and unconscious truths. Keller could feel the differences others see, as between the soft, lacquer-tipped hands of a banker and the rough, oil-stained hands of a mechanic. But she found deeper manifestations of character in the movement of hands. ‘I have clasped…

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VIDEO: Nature, Folklore, and Serendipitous Photo Collaborations

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Cross-posted from TED. “Inspired by Nordic folklore, artists Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen collaborate with local elders — farmers, fishermen, cosmologists and more — to create richly imaginative portraits that explore humanity’s connection to nature. Discover their serendipitous artistic practice as they share a selection of fantastical imagery where nature and myth intersect to awaken a sense of wonder.” VIDEO: Nature, folklore, and serendipitous photo collaborations

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Photographer Spotlight: Doug Segars

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Cross-posted from BOOOOOOOOM. [by Anna] “Based in New York, self-taught photographer Doug Segars uses photography as a means by which to understand himself and the world around him. With a degree in media studies from Temple University and a background in digital marketing, Segars found his way to photography and developed his practice while working in the music industry. ‘It was essential for me to be around young creatives of color, calling shots and producing…

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America at Hunger’s Edge

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Cross-posted from the New York Times Magazine and the Times Insider. Following the photo essay is an interview with the photographer, Brenda Ann Kenneally, about how she went about doing this series. “Beginning in May, Brenda Ann Kenneally set out across the country, from New York to California, to capture the routines of Americans who struggle to feed their families, piecing together various forms of food assistance, community support and ingenuity to make it from…

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Photographer David Goldblatt Chronicled Apartheid in Profoundly Intimate Images

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Cross-posted from Artsy. [By Charlotte Jansen] “How can we understand violence? Over six decades and an extraordinary body of work, the legendary late photographer David Goldblatt sought to understand forms of violence—structural and primordial, visible and invisible—inflicted not only human bodies and culture, but on the Earth itself.” “By the time Goldblatt began his professional career in photography in 1962, South Africa was segregated in every sense—80% of the land was legally claimed for white…

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Joseph Bartscherer, Rigorously Conceptual Photographer, Dies at 65

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Cross-posted from The New York Times. [By Steven Kurutz] “Joseph Bartscherer, a fine-art photographer who created rigorously conceptual work about the constructed world, the natural world and the intersection of the two, was found dead on Aug. 13 at his home in Brooklyn Heights. He was 65.” “Mr. Bartscherer’s four-decade career as an artist was defined by long-term observation and doggedness of focus. His works included “Canal,” for which he traveled along a 19th-century canal…

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Maren Caruso

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Cross-posted from Communications Arts.  [By Ruth Hagopian] “Running her studio like a test kitchen, a San Francisco photographer experiments with off-kilter food compositions.” “‘I play with a concept, dive in deep and then switch things up by exploring another way to look at something,’ she says. Caruso has noticed that clients are more willing to be experimental with social media than with a print ad. To keep viewers engaged, whether they’re scrolling her images or…

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For 30 Years, These Grants Have Been Helping Photographers Produce Searing Images of Social Injustice

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Cross-posted from The Washington Post In Sight series.  [By Kenneth Dickerman]  “I have been interested in the grants for more than 20 years because they showcase some of the best work in the field from professional and student photographers. They have always been an inspiration and an impetus for me to push myself to do good work, but in the past few years, they’ve also reminded me of the dedication and hard work people continue…

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How to Stay Safe on Set During COVID-19

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Cross-posted from ProVideo Coalition.  [By Brad Jenkins] “STANDARD PRECAUTIONS – REVISED FOR FILM PRODUCTIONS In healthcare, mitigating the spread of infection is achieved by the implementation of an infection control protocol that is generally centralized around universally adopted precautions known colloquially as Standard Precautions. These typically include precautions to prevent blood-borne pathogens from unsafe handling of bodily fluids or needles/sharps, but for film production, in the time of COVID-19 we really only need to standardize…

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