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In Memoriam : Wang Fuchun (1943-2021) by Jean Loh

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Cross-posted from The Eye Of Photography.  [By Jean Loh]  “One Billion Journeys: Wang Fuchun’s Chinese on the Train”, was on display at the British National Railway Museum May-August 2019 in York. Before the pandemic broke out in UK and Europe, Wang Fuchun’s exhibition is supposed to travel to Locomotion in Shildon, before visiting the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester, the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford, and finally the Science Museum in London….

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After 80 Years, Still Smiling on the Job

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Cross-posted from The New York Times. [By Alix Strauss]  “The Fred Marcus Studio, a family business in New York, has taken thousands and thousands of photos of brides, grooms and their celebrations.” “The wedding industry grew. Celebrities became clients. Today average packages start around $9,000 to $20,000, though some clients have spent more than $150,000.” “Today, not including Andy or Brian, they have six full-time employees. That includes the two photographers who work in the…

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Jill Krementz Photo Journal: A Celebration of Women’s History Month

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Cross-posted from New York Social Diary.   Jill Krementz has for decades been one of the foremost chroniclers of creative people, from writers to dancers to painters to photographers.  Some of her black-and-white images are iconic, having been seen everywhere and so often they may look like an old friend.  Following is a large selection of women, dating from 1972 to 2019. Jill Krementz Photo Journal: A Celebration of Women’s History Month

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Super Resolution: An Incredible New Tool in Photoshop

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Cross-posted from Michael Clark Photography Blog. [By Michael Clark]  Editor’s Note: Michael Clark is an ASMP Professional Member. “What does this mean practically? Well, I immediately tested this out and was pretty shocked by the results. Though it might be hard to make out in the screenshot below, I took the surfing image shown below, which was captured a decade ago with a Nikon D700 — a 12 MP camera, and ran the Super Resolution tool…

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Where the Magic Happens: On Set with Mary Ellen Mark

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Cross-posted from The Criterion Channel.  [By Rebecca Bengal]   “When the photographer Mary Ellen Mark died in 2015 at age seventy-five from myelodysplastic syndrome, she left behind a vast and varied five-decade trail of portraits and documentary pictures, collected in twenty books and dozens of exhibitions, radical in their close, nuanced, and compassionate depiction of persons from all walks of life. Most of her work was shot in black and white and originated from magazine…

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‘We Had the Same Brain’ – How Pennie Smith Turned the Clash Into Icons

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Cross-posted from The Guardian via Open Culture. [By Rob Walker]  “She photographed the biggest stars. But it was the Clash she clicked with. Pennie Smith relives their first explosive US tour – and reveals how she took ‘rock’s greatest photo.’” “…On the tour bus the next day, Strummer chose the image for the cover of London Calling, the 1979 album that was to prove the Clash’s masterpiece – an exuberant outcry that is still regarded as…

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Aaron Rose, Photographer Whose Work Long Went Unseen, Dies at 84

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Cross-posted from The New York Times. [By Neil Genzlinger]  “Spurning commercialism, he made thousands of one-of-a-kind prints that for decades he largely kept to himself. Then came a show at the Whitney.” “All around me I saw people who became cynical and bitter when they didn’t get the recognition they thought they deserved, and I wanted to be free of that,” he said. ‘I wanted only to do my work, for myself, without any commercial…

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These Are the Pioneering Women of Photojournalism

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Cross-posted from CNN via Deborah Gilbert / Develop. [Photo editing by Heather Fulbright, Rebecca Wright, Brook Joyner and Brett Roegiers, Story by Kyle Almond, CNN]  “Photojournalism has traditionally been a male-dominated field. But throughout history, women have made their mark on the industry. Yunghi Kim is one of them, and she wants to make sure her peers get the recognition they deserve. Especially those who started their career in the film era, before the advent of…

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Crew: Digitech

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Cross-posted from Wonderful Machine.  [By Jen Warren]  “On the set of a photography production, one of the most important people is the one who secures and processes the images: the digitech. It’s important to find someone that you can trust to ensure the culling and organizing of your deliverables goes smoothly, making the digitech a vital part of any shoot. Digitechs are tasked with managing your images in real-time as they’re being shot. They are…

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The Red Hand Files #138

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Cross-posted from The Red Hand Files. [By Nick Cave]  Musician Nick Cave’s newsletter is based on his answering questions from fans, many of which focus on questions of how to become – or be – a creative professional.  Cave invariably answers each question with respect and a deep understanding of himself and his art – which, typically applies to any kind of artist. “In Melbourne, in the late seventies, there was a beautiful blossoming of…

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