So far, 2010 has been a year of big photographic acquisitions. Just over a month ago, billionaire Michael Dell’s investment firm purchased Magnum’s entire press print archive, which was then relocated to the University of Texas at Austin.
theprintspace, a photo gallery in London, has announced a summer group exhibition comprised entirely of Flickr photographs, allowing up-and-coming photographers a chance on the big scene.
Four photographs will be selected each month from theprintspace’s Flickr pool by a different industry professional. The guest judge for March, World Press Photography Award-winning photojournalist Laura Pannack, says,
This is a fantastic opportunity for photographers to have their work exhibited and brilliant that theprintspace is lending its space to the best of amateur photography on Flickr. The lack of restrictions on the competition opens up a world of diverse photography, from photographers of all ages, with no distinct theme or genre. We can look forward to discovering some hidden gems.
Israeli singer-songwriter Oren Lavie teamed up with photographer Eyal Landesman to create an imaginative music video for “Her Morning Elegance”, which was recently nominated for the Best Short Form Music Video Grammy award.
The video is comprised of a striking 2,096 still images strung fluidly together, according to the Her Morning Elegance Gallery website.
Photographer Landesman spent time as a photojournalist, but found his passion as a dance photographer. Landesman said in an interview with Jerusalem Post:
“I had done some work in stop motion for a project in the Acre Festival a few years ago, but I didn’t really know the term for it,” said Landesman. “When I sat with Oren, Yuval and Merav, and we worked out the storyboard and the whole concept, I began to understand – I never knew it had a title.
“As a photographer, I try to capture the moment. But what happens when the moment is 100 images per second? I had to rethink a lot of what I knew and work with a timeline, and think about what was before and what’s going to come after, and after that, for 2,000 photos. It was a totally different way of thinking.”
Landesman and company have dreamed up an interesting way to monetize and distribute his project: by deconstructing and selling each individual still image as 2,096 separate pieces of art.
Starting today, individual images can be purchased for $250 from the Her Morning Elegance Gallery site, and can be viewed in person at the physical art gallery, Space F2/Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, California.