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Unseen: 35 Years of Collecting Photographs

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Cross-posted from The Los Angeles Times.  [By Jessica Gelt]  “Unseen: 35 Years of Collecting Photographs,” presents not only photos but processes of curation and conservation, is now open at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. “Work by prestigious names like Nan Goldin, Weegee, William Eggleston, Laura Aguilar and Anthony Hernandez share wall space with unknown talent, as is the case with the remarkable salt prints featured in the London boy’s home album or a grisly…

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Questions with an Educator: Paul Shambroom

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features Paul Shambroom. Paul is a photographer as well as an Associate Professor in Art at the University of Minnesota. He is a Guggenheim Fellow and a Creative Capital grantee. In addition to those honors, he has published two monographs and has another, Past Time, to be published this Spring. Here he describes how those monographs came about, how his work came to focus around American power and culture,…

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Register Now for the 2020 Palm Springs Photo Festival

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The Palm Springs Photo Festival Connect 2020 will be held May 3 – 8. Don’t miss out on this year’s event – workshops, seminars, and presentations! The Palm Springs Photo Festival Connect 2020 offers professional, emerging professional and serious advanced amateur photographers the opportunity to study with legendary photographers, show portfolios in our celebrated portfolio review program, check out and shoot with the latest gear, attend cutting-edge seminars, symposiums, networking events and enjoy evening presentations…

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Using His Camera as a Witness and Weapon

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Cross-posted from The New York Times.  [By Arthur Lubow]  “Shahidul Alam, the acclaimed Bangladeshi photojournalist and activist, pushes against the limits of his medium to cast light on what is suppressed or has vanished.” “Like Woody Guthrie, who called his guitar an anti-fascist weapon, the Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam has used his camera for 35 years as a tool to advance social justice. He began by documenting street protests in Dhaka, the capital, in the…

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Our Favorite Arts Photos of 2019

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Cross-posted from The New York Times.  “The jittery energy backstage at a Broadway theater 30 minutes before showtime, or in the seconds before the curtain rises at the Metropolitan Opera. Björk and Erykah Badu in all their regalia, and the happily-ever-after Swiss life of Tina Turner in retirement, but hardly retiring. Two lions in winter, Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, remembering when they were cubs. These were some of the pictures that stayed with…

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Swimming Upstream Robert Frank, 1924–2019

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Cross-posted from Border Crossings.  [By Paul Roth]  Paul Roth, currently the director of the Ryerson Image Center in Toronto, with a long international curatorial career, writes about spending four years working on a Robert Frank retrospective, all the while in close contact with Frank and his wife, June Leaf.  After a good look at Frank’s early work, Roth makes a convincing case that Frank’s post-“The Americans” work is just as significant as the book that…

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