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Tour de France: Inside the Peloton

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Cross-posted from Magnum.  [By Guy Andrews]  “Magnum Cycling author Guy Andrews rediscovers Harry Gruyaert’s 1982 photographs of the Tour de France” “In 1982 most of the Tour de France photographers were taking pictures for the newspapers, which at that time meant working in black and white. As a result, there isn’t a lot of colour work of that year’s race. Harry, whose work is famed for its vivid colours, recognizes that he was fortunate not…

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Regarding the Painful Memories of Others

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Cross-posted from blind.  [By Jordan Teicher] “How to represent violence? Through the work of three photographers, our columnist explores this complex question of photography. “ “Images of violence have long been lightning rods in discussions about photography. Susan Sontag was famously skeptical of them, arguing that such photographs turned victims into spectacles and viewers into voyeurs. Susie Linfield believes just the opposite—that photographs of violence can support the cause of human rights by exposing the…

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VIDEO: Pioneers of Photography: An Animated History

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Cross-posted from SFMOMA. “What was photography before film and photographic paper? Before shutters and adjustable apertures? The pioneers of the medium had to experiment and invent. They had to build their own precision equipment and mix reactive chemicals. In this video collection, explore the intrepid personalities who toiled in the dark to bring the nascent art of photography to light. Journey through the 1800s, where William Henry Fox Talbot first explores the capture of images…

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Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor

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Cross-posted from The Daily Heller. [By Steven Heller] “Trained as a sociologist, destined to be a leading social reformer during the early 20th century, Lewis Hine (1874–1940) made his mark as a documentary photographer of the poor, exploited and downtrodden. There is no better person to honor on this Labor Day.“ “He exposed the appalling inequity, disparity and humiliation that befell Americans and immigrants through vivid photographs. Hine revealed the impact of poverty and squalor…

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Dreamlike Photos of Appalachia in the 1970s

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Cross-posted from The Washing Post – In Sight.  [By Kenneth Dickerman] “For the past 20 years, I have immersed myself in the history of photography. I know quite a bit about what has been done. But I’m not so naive as to believe that I know it all. That’s the one thing that has kept me engaged and passionate about photography — the understanding that there is always some body of work somewhere around the…

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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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