Posts Tagged ‘library’

Photographer on a Mission to Document the Great Libraries of the World

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Brooklyn, New York-based photographer Franck Bohbot wants to capture the great libraries of the world in photos. His “House of Books” project comprises photos of the grand spaces in the buildings, offering a beautiful look into the places where books have lived for decades (or even centuries).
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A Disney-Themed Photo Shoot in the World’s Largest Monastery Library

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The Admont Abbey in Austria is one of the oldest monasteries in the world, and inside is the largest monastic library in the world. The grand library hall was built back in 1776 and contains roughly 70,000 books. 48 windows fill the chamber with gorgeous natural lighting.

Photographer Benjamin Von Wong was recently given access to the historic building and used the opportunity to do the first creative photo shoot ever held there.
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The University of South Florida is Planning to Check Out Drones Through the Library

It looks like Photojojo aren’t the only ones getting into the drone rental service. Student at the University of South Florida will soon be able to check out the controversial, camera-toting, remote-controlled flying machines straight from the campus library. Read more…

Remember: 770 is the Magical Number for Photography at Public Libraries

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Have an afternoon to kill at a public library and want to go directly to the photography section? Just remember the magical number 770.

That’s the division number for “Photography & computer art” in the Dewey Decimal System, used in hundreds of thousands of public libraries in 135+ countries around the world.
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Free Digital Versions of Old Photography Books That Are in the Public Domain

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Project Gutenberg is a digital library volunteer effort that takes old public domain and converts them into freely available eBooks for the benefit of the general public. Founded back in 1971, the library now has over 42,000 items in its collection.

Among the books in its collection are a number of old books on the subject of photography. One such book is the 1881 title, The Art and Practice of Silver Printing by Capt. Abney and H. P. Robinson (shown above).
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Ansel Adams Prints Found Sitting in a Box in a UC Berkeley Library


UC Berkeley’s library system is the fourth largest library in the United States, so it’s no wonder that treasures are often forgotten and buried inside the rare collections. Case in point: a massive collection of signed prints by Ansel Adams have been discovered in one of the 32 libraries, just sitting around in a box.
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Shooting a Beautiful Colombian Library at Dusk with Photographer Mike Butler

Here’s a great behind the scenes video with architectural photographer Mike Butler that’ll help start your Sunday off right. It’s not often you get a behind the scenes, on location look at the mammoth task of shooting and lighting a beautiful building, and this video offers just that. And when we say mammoth, we mean mammoth — each image took anywhere between 3 and 8 hours and a huge crew sometimes communicating by two-way radio to get right.

(via Fstoppers)