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Screenshot of article about Henri Cartier-Bresson posted on Artsy

Why Henri Cartier-Bresson Remains One of Photography’s Most Important Figures

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Cross-posted from Artsy. [By Jacqui Palumbo] “In the early 1930s, Cartier-Bresson encountered Three Boys at Lake Tanganyika (1929) by Martin Munkácsi: an image of three young children, nearly silhouetted, running into the crashing waves. ‘It is that very photograph which was for me the spark that set fire to the fireworks and made me suddenly realize that photography could reach eternity through the moment,’ he once recalled. In subsequent decades, Cartier-Bresson became a war documentary…

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In Self-Portraits, 27 Black Photographers Reflect Themselves and America

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Cross-posted from The New York Times [by Pierre-Antoine Louis] A quiet moment on a sofa, isolated from the world with little sense of control. A visit to a once-abandoned black cemetery to unearth the past. A gentle haircut from Dad when beauty in other people is hard to find. A show of armor to awaken the warrior within. Self-portraits by photographers can reveal not only who they are but also the world they are seeing….

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Interview: Celebrity Photoshoots in the Era of COVID-19 – Jesse Dittmar Shares His Experience

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Cross-posted from DPReview. [By Jeanette D. Moses] “The Washington Post recently commissioned Dittmar to photograph Charli D’Amelio – a 16-year old from Norwalk, Connecticut with over 60 million TikTok followers. She is one of the rulers of the social media platform, which she uses to share short-form videos of herself dancing in her home, lip-syncing to her family’s dogs and more recently using her influencer status to urge teenagers to stay at home during the…

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PPD Readers Pandemic Projects: Leah Nash and Christopher Onstott’s “Shelter in Place”

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Cross-posted from Pro Photo Daily [by David Schonauer] “Connection. As photographers, we crave it.” So note Leah Nash and Christopher Onstott, a professional editorial and commercial photograph team based in Portland, Oregon. The pair’s company, called NashCO, specializes in lifestyle, portrait, editorial, education and travel imagery. But how do we connect — and photograph connection — during a time of quarantine? Nash and Onstott recently got in touch with Pro Photo Daily to share their…

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Olympus Is Getting Out of the Camera Business

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Cross-posted from theverge.com [by Sam Byford] Olympus has announced plans to get out of the camera business entirely, selling off its imaging division to an investment fund. Japan Industrial Partners, the company that bought the VAIO computer business from Sony, has signed a memorandum of understanding that will see Olympus spin out the division and transfer all of its shares. The imaging division is a small part of Olympus’ business, which is now largely focused…

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