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A Spanish Photographer’s 42-Year-Long Mission to Save His Village’s Memories

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Cross-Posted from the New York Times Lens Blog.  [By Evelyn Nieves] Juan Manuel Castro Prieto is a journalist, based in Spain, who has spent the last 42 years documenting the rural area in Spain where his family has lived for generations.  His idea was to preserve a lifestyle, and, most importantly, his memories of the people themselves.  Over time, working with large format cameras all the way to digital images, his sensibility remains the same,…

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On View: The Extraordinary Lives and Work of Martine Franck and Inge Morath

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Cross-Posted from ProPhotoDaily.  [by David Schonauer]  Martine Franck and Inge Morath were two of the great photographers of the last 100 years, and contemporaries.  Many of their pictures have become part of the culture. Their lives were colorful, but the work is the reason they remain essential.  By David Schonauer in ProPhotoDaily. On View: The Extraordinary Lives and Work of Martine Franck and Inge Morath  

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Meet Sarah Meister, a curator in MoMA’s department of photography

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Cross-Posted from Slate.  [by Jordan Weissmann]  Sarah Meister is a curator in the New York Museum of Modern Art Photography Department.  In an audio interview, Meister pulls back the curtain on what curators actually do, the culture of museums, and the relations they have with collectors, photographers, and other institutions.  How Does a Museum Curator Do Her Job?  Meet Sarah Meister, a curator in MoMA’s department of photography.  

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‘I Like Your Photographs Because They Are Beautiful’

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In the Tophane quarter, 1986.CreditAra Guler/Magnum Photos Photographer Ara Guler, who recently passed away at age 90, was the foremost chronicler of his city, Istanbul, and one of the great photographers of the last century into this one.  His friend, Nobel prize winner Orhan Pamuk, recently wrote a beautiful appreciation in the New York Times.  Guler’s evocative photographs were used extensively in a memoir by Pamuk, Illustrated Istanbul, and many of those images are on…

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How Carrie Mae Weems Rewrote the Rules of Image-Making

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Cross-posted from the nytimes.com [By Megan O’Grady] ON CARRIE MAE WEEMS’S deck in Syracuse, N.Y., locusts are buzzing about the space like doomsday portents, emerging from the ground after 17 years only to drown boozily in our cups of rosé. It’s a warm day in late June, and a summer languor — or maybe it’s a news-cycle-induced torpor — is in the air, but Weems, perhaps our greatest living photographer, is juggling so many projects…

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#DiversifyTheLens: The Importance of Hiring Women Photographers

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Cross-posted from PetaPixel [by Amy Cooper] The current boom of female-first initiatives is transforming the creative industry, providing opportunities for women to find mentorship, addressing discrepancies in pay, and helping women rally together to drive new policies and practices. Actions such as the 3 Percent Movement, 50/50 Initiative, and #TimesUpAdvertising have thrust these issues into the spotlight and gained significant attention and traction. But we can do more. Read more

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Questions with an Educator: Andreanna Seymore

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features Andreanna Seymore. Andreanna is a New York, New York-based photographer and educator specializing in documentary and editorial photography. While pursuing her Master’s Degree at Queens College, she ended up co-founding the Literacy and Mathematics through Photography (LAMP) program that combined her experience with both photography and the social sciences. She has also combined her passion for photography and her love of Roller Derby to create a monograph entitled Scars and Stripes:…

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Questions with a Pro: Chelle Caldwell

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Chelle Caldwell. Chelle is a Woodinville, Washington based portrait and lifestyle photographer that continues to utilize and be captivated by film photography. Her business offers both digital and film photography to each client, which results in a unique, luxury product. She works to build a comfortable environment on set to ensure that her photography captures authenticity. Here, Chelle describes how she creates that rapport with her clients on set, as…

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Questions with a Pro: Carol Liscovitz

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Carol Liscovitz. Carol is a Maine-based architectural and commercial photographer who uses her background as a career architect to inspire and bring greater depth to her work. She aims to tell a story through her work by defining the relationship between site and structure. Here, Carol describes how she transitioned from working as an architect to architectural photography, what she wishes she knew as a photographer just starting out, and…

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Questions with an Educator: Mary Farmilant

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features Mary Farmilant. Mary is a Chicago-based fine art photographer who is well known for her work photographing abandoned hospitals. She finds the foundation of photography to be in the intention of the work, and with her background in nursing, the intention and meaning of her abandoned hospitals project are extremely apparent. She now holds the position of adjunct professor at Columbia College Chicago, where she earned both her Bachelor of…

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