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Stanley Kubrick Though a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs

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Cross-posted from The Eye Of Photography.  “Before becoming a world-famous director of films such as 2001: A Space Odyssey and A Clockwork Orange, Stanley Kubrick started his career as a photographer. Between the age of 17 and 22, through still photography, Kubrick learnt the art of framing, composition and lighting, his main subject being his hometown, New York. His first photograph was published in 1945 by the famous illustrated magazine Look, of which he had…

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Ernie Brooks Has Died

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Cross-posted from the Santa Barbara Independent [by Jean Yamamura] Ernie Brooks II, the famed under-ocean photographer, died today at the age of 85. Photography was in his blood as the son of the man who created the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara and the grandson of a Portuguese woman who was a professional portrait photographer. Brooks not only graduated from his father’s institute and studied with Hans Haas, a pioneer of underwater documentaries,…

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With Coming Sale, the World Looks to Ansel Adams For Relief

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Cross-posted from Pro Photo Daily [by David Schonauer] Can Ansel Adams save the world in 2020? “In a world where the president of the United States has been actively working to undermine established environmental regulations, and in a world where each passing year can be marked with ice caps gushing more water into the oceans,” Adams’s meticulous documentation of American landscapes and passionate stance for environmental conservation may be just what we need, noted the…

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Robert Capa: Death in the Making

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Cross-posted from Magnum. “Cynthia Young, former head of the Robert Capa Archive at the International Center of Photography and curator of numerous exhibitions on photojournalism in the 1930-50s (including Capa in Color; We Went Back: Photographs from Europe 1933-1956 by Chim, and The Mexican Suitcase: The Rediscovered Negatives of Robert Capa, Chim and Gerda Taro) is the editor and author of the new edition of Capa’s Death in the Making. Here, Young and Magnum’s Cultural…

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Jay Maisel and Alfred Eisenstaedt to Be Inducted Into the 2020 International Photography Hall of Fame

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Cross-posted from St. Louis Magazine The Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Exhibition features photographic masterworks from the esteemed photographers comprising the 2020 class of Hall of Fame Inductees and Awardees, including Lynsey Addario, Henry Diltz, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Magnum Photos, Jay Maisel, Duane Michals, and Carrie Mae Weems. Editor’s Note: Current ASMP Life Member Jay Maisel and ASMP Legend Alfred Eisenstaedt are among the honorees. Read more

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The Stories Behind Five Iconic Presidential Campaign Photographs

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Cross-posted from AnOther.  [By Miss Rosen]  “The new exhibition, The Campaign, curated by gallerists Sid and Michelle Monroe, explores how images inform our perception of candidates running for the highest office in the world. Featuring work by Bill Eppridge, Irving Haberman, Cornell Capa, Bill Ray, John Loengard, Alfred Eisenstaedt, and Neil Leifer, among others, The Campaign illustrates how the photography has become an inextricable part of the political narrative over the past 75 years. ‘What…

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Baron Wolman (1937-2020)

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Author’s Note: I first met Baron Wolman on September 4, 2018 after being introduced by ASMP National Board Member Gabriella Marks. That introduction was one of the most important I have had over my lifetime. In the last 2+ years, I had the privilege to work with Baron, but more importantly, had the opportunity to get to know an incredible man who was full of life and love right to the very end of his…

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Richard Avedon’s Wall-Size Ambitions + A Photographer Who Wanted to Outrun the Glitz Factor

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Cross-posted from The New York Times. [By Dwight Garner and Philip Gefter]  “The celebrated photographer made striking group portraits that he hoped would signal a new level of rigorous intention. Why didn’t the art world notice?” “In the mid-1960s, three of Richard Avedon’s closest friends reached Olympian heights in their respective fields: Truman Capote published ‘In Cold Blood,’ an overnight best seller that would forge a new genre in literature; Mike Nichols received an Academy…

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Jerry Dantzic’s Assignment Photographing Billie Holiday at Sugar Hill in 1957

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In April 1957, photographer Jerry Dantzic had an assignment from Decca Records to photograph Billie Holiday during a weeklong run of performances at the Newark, New Jersey nightclub, Sugar Hill. What unfolded was an unexpected and intimate journey into her private and public worlds. His photos comprise the largest collection of images from any single Billie Holiday club engagement. Fort Smith Regional Art Museum 1601 Rogers Ave Fort Smith, AR 72901 479.784.2787    fsram.org Organized…

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Weegee: New York’s First Punk Photographer

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Cross-posted from Please Kill Me. [By Alan Bisbort]   “Arthur Fellig (1899-1968), aka Weegee, was a hustler, carny barker and photojournalist all rolled into one rotund, cigar-chomping figure. The “naked city” of New York was his subject. He roamed its streets at night like a vampire in search of blood, sweat and tears. He trained his Speed Graphic with the flashbulb attachment on the city when it had its guard down. Like all hustlers, he…

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