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external An In-Depth History of Group f.64 —NYTimes | LENS

Biographer Mary Street Alinder digs deep into photographic history in her book “Group f.64”, which chronicles the rise and fall of the famed movement founded by Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Brett Weston and Willard Van Dyke.

 
Dec 11, 2014 · Permalink · Comment

Columnists at The Guardian Debate Whether or Not Photography is Art

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Grab your popcorn, folks. There’s an interesting royal rumble happening over at The Guardian between columnists Sean O’Hagan and Jonathan Jones. The main question on the table is: “Is photography art?”
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I Discovered a Treasure Trove of Unpublished Rock and Roll Photographs

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About 6 months ago, I put an ad on Craigslist trying to sell a 2×12 guitar cabinet. The next day I got a response from a nice guy named PJ who was interested and the transaction was soon under way.

While at my house to pick up the equipment, PJ noticed my Canon 7D and various other camera gear sitting on my desk. He then proceeded to tell me that he too was a photographer and that he used to take a lot of photos of bands on the East Coast in the mid 70s early 80s.
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external Video: How To Make Money Off Your Instagram Photos —ABC News

Instagram users are finding yet another way to cash in on their photos by posting items from their wardrobe accompanied by hashtags like #instasale and #shopmycloset. Style blogger Alyssa Coscarelli calls it the “2014 version of a garage sale”.

 
Dec 10, 2014 · Permalink · Comment

external Calling Time on Hitler’s Hoax Photograph —History Today

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The story of how a 90-year-old photograph of the future dictator soon after leaving prison in 1924 still manages to fool the world’s media outlets even to this day.

 
Dec 10, 2014 · Permalink · Comment

Viral Video of Girl Snapping a Selfie Combined with Narration from a Nature Documentary

Earlier this year, a woman shot a video of a girl at a swimming pool who spent a considerable amount of time trying to snap the perfect selfie (presumably to share). That (somewhat mean-hearted) video quickly went viral after it was shared online.

Someone then decided to combine that video with the narration from a documentary on self recognition and personhood — a clip showing a chimp recognizing herself in a mirror. The resulting video is a humorous commentary on what our selfie culture has become.

(via Reddit)

Concealed: Portraits of Women Who Arm Themselves

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Photographer Shelley Calton grew up in Houston, Texas and was raised by a father who owned guns for both hunting and self-defense. She and her two sisters all learned to shoot firearms from a young age.

This background is something Calton shares with the subjects of her project “Concealed“. It’s a series of portraits that looks into the lives of women who arm themselves.
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White House Tells Press Corp: Don’t Take Selfies with Prince William

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Prince William visited the White House yesterday and held his first talks with President Obama. Photographers and reporters were given a special warning by the White House before entering the Oval Office and participating in the media frenzy: don’t take any selfies with the president and the prince.
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Fear and Loathing in Bushnell, Nebraska

A confrontation while photographing a small town in rural western Nebraska. Or: why it helps to know your rights and the law.

Dec 08, 2014 · John B. Crane

Man Photographs All of His Amazon Prime Purchases, Turns Project into a Photo Book Sold on Prime

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Photographer Noah Kalina is best known online for his everyday project, in which he took a selfie every day for over a decade. He’s also an avid shopper with his Amazon Prime account.

Since February 2014, Kalina has been photographing all of his Prime purchases and documenting them through a Tumblr blog titled Primed. Now, tens of entries in, Kalina is turning the project into a photo book — one that’s available through Amazon Prime.
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