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Work and Teaching by Irving Penn and Other Teachers of the Famous Photographers School

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Cross-posted from Hyperallergic [by Claire Voon] and from Magnum.   “In the 1950s and ’60s, tens of thousands of students across the US were receiving an arts education by mail, through correspondence courses designed and distributed by the Famous Artists School on painting, illustration, and cartooning. In 1961, 13 years after the Westport, Connecticut-based school’s founding by Albert Dorne, students could also learn about photography under the guidance of some of the field’s most famous names, from Richard Avedon to Irving Penn. Known as…

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After 17 Years in California, a Mountain Girl Returns

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Cross-posted from The Bitter Southerner.  [Words and Photos by Amanda Greene]  “Athens, Ga., photographer Amanda Greene recaptures scenes from her Southern childhood.”   “I was born in Clayton, Ga. My grandparents lived up there. My mother grew up there, but we lived in Atlanta. It was, I think, cheaper to have a baby in the hospital up there. Always, when I was little, I was like, ‘I’m a mountain girl.’ I had this pride that…

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Eight by Eight: Joe Pugliese

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Cross-posted from The Daily Edit (aPhotoEditor) [by Heidi Volpe]  Joe Pugliese was asked by the creators of 8×8 magazine to photograph the U.S. Women’s Soccer team just prior to their recent win.   “Heidi: Tell us why this project was different for you? Joe: This assignment really combined everything I love about shooting for editorial clients. It was commissioned by the editor and designer Robert Priest so I knew that care would be taken in how…

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Photos Day or Night: The Archive of Hugh Mangum

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Cross-posted from Elizabeth Avedon Journal.  [by Elizabeth Avedon] “I was recently introduced to Sarah Stacke’s extraordinary book, “Photos Day or Night: The Archive of Hugh Mangum,” brilliantly designed by Bonnie Briant. The book is a close-up look at the life and work of early 20th century Southern American photographer Hugh Mangum. Photo archive curator Stacke collaborated with Mangum’s granddaughter, Martha Sumler, and the result is a stunning look at never-before-seen photographs and ephemera from their…

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Garry Winogrand in Living Color

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Cross-posted from Hyperallergic.  [by Albert Mofilio]  Garry Winogrand is famous for his black-and-white street photography; however, he loved Kodachrome, and shot lots and lots of it. “If the nostalgic atmosphere of the photographer’s black-and-white images threatens to obscure his compositional acuity these Kodachrome slides dispel it handily.” Garry Winogrand in Living Color  

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What Makes a Portrait Good? Five Photo Editors Weigh In

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Cross-posted from Artsy. [by Alina Cohen]  “Publications rely on stellar portrait photographs to illustrate some of their most important articles—namely, their profiles. It may be a cliché to say that a picture is worth a thousand words, but a portrait is often a reader’s entrée into a story and subject, and has the potential to make an article or magazine cover go viral.” “What the reader doesn’t see is the energy and extensive collaboration that often…

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