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Michael Grant: Do You Want to Dance?

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Cross-posted from LenScratch. [By Aaron R. Turner]  “To me, the archive is a complex site. Archives can reveal or hide, be hoarded or shared, harm or do good, tell the truth or a lie. In particular, the archive’s potential is to fill in the gaps in history, and that’s what Michael Grant’s project, Do You Want To Dance? has done for him. This project is a collaboration between Grant and his grandfather Joseph Cambridge’s archive of family photographs….

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Kicken Berlin : Sheroes of Photography, Part I

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Cross-posted from The Eye Of Photography. “Kicken Berlin is dedicating its 2021 exhibition program to woman photographers of the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. Female creativity in the history and current movements of photography is an endless fount. Throughout the year, Kicken Berlin will honor and explore these artistic contributions in group and solo shows in the exhibition series Sheroes of Photography. The English wordplay Shero consciously creates a female protagonist from the associations of…

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How to Do Remote Photo Shoots Using Zoom

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Cross-posted from Wonderful Machine via PetaPixel.  [By Tara Todras-Whitehill]  “”As a photographer, I work from my home base in Istanbul, completing assignments for places like The New York Times. But, just like everywhere else, COVID-19 has put a damper on normal human interactions in Turkey. So, when a photo editor at The New York Times gave me the option of shooting an assignment remotely, I was intrigued. In addition to health concerns, the three subjects I needed…

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How John Harrington Photographed His 8th Presidential Inauguration

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Cross-posted from PhotoShelter. [By Allen Murabayashi] NOTE – be sure to watch the video. Photographer and Best Business Practices for Photographers [and former ASMP National Director] author John Harrington is no stranger to political photography. For over thirty years he has covered the Washington D.C. scene while also serving a couple of terms as the President of the White House News Photographers Association. During that time, he’s also had the opportunity to cover eight Presidential inaugurations,…

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Transcendents by Mariette Pathy Allen

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  In collaboration with Dr. Eli Coleman, professor and director of the Program in Human Sexuality at the University of Minnesota, Transcendents studies the phenomenon of gender variance among the spirit cults of Burma and Thailand. This book combines a raw, personal, photographic standpoint with an anthropological and sexological perspective on the genderfluid spirit mediums in Thailand and Burma. “As a westerner, I will never understand or experience the mystery, or the spirituality of mediums, or how…

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Donna Ferrato: A Life Dedicated to Women’s Liberation

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Cross-posted from blind and The Cambridge School Of Art. [By Laurence Cornet and Laura Pannack]  Having scoured her archives to collect 50 years’ worth of photographs of women, depicting their ecstasies and their breakdowns, Donna Ferrato publishes a troubling tribute to feminine power. Holy” is the adjective Donna Ferrato uses to describe women. “Men get all the credit all the time. They get the support. They get the praise. They get the devotion. Hanukkah, Christmas, whatever….

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