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University of Illinois Department of Journalism Offers Paid Summer Internships for Students at ASMP

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Editor’s Note: ASMP would like to extend its gratitude to all four interns for their tremendous contributions to ASMP and its members during their summer internships providing key support for the promotion and production of the weekly ASMP Town Hall and Webinar Series. Fortunate for ASMP, two of these talented interns –  Julie Kang and Chantal Vaca – were available to remain, and have joined ASMP as part-time staff to continue in their editorial and…

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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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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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The Hands of Labor

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Cross-posted from The New York Times. [Photographs by Damon Winter, Text by Binyamin Appelbaum] Helen “Keller said hands were more honest than faces: We may compose our faces, but our hands speak open and unconscious truths. Keller could feel the differences others see, as between the soft, lacquer-tipped hands of a banker and the rough, oil-stained hands of a mechanic. But she found deeper manifestations of character in the movement of hands. ‘I have clasped…

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