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The Guardian: Photos Don’t Belong in Art Galleries

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Does photography deserve a place in art galleries? Jonathan Jones doesn’t think so. The Guardian art columnist has caused quite a stir after writing a piece titled, “Flat, soulless and stupid: why photographs don’t work in art galleries.”

While Jones acknowledges that photographs can be “powerful, beautiful, and capture the immediacy of a moment like nothing else,” he argues that they are, “poor art when hung on a wall like paintings.”
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Heartwarming Project Uses Lifelogging Cameras to Capture the Bond Between Mothers and their Babies

You wouldn’t expect lifelogging cameras to be the source of tear-jerking footage, but the folks at Huggies Korea recently launched a heartwarming project that’ll get you, as they say, right in the feels. Read more…

Keira Knightley Says Film Photographers See the Person, Digital Photographers See a Screen

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Many of you have already no-doubt heard of Keira Knightley’s recent photoshoot and interview with Interview Magazine [Warning: NSFW], in which she posed topless on the condition they wouldn’t Photoshop her body before publishing the final shot.

And while her comments on the excessive use of Photoshop have been the source of most of the interview’s popularity, one comment about photographers was much more fascinating to us. Read more…

Kids Reacting to an ‘Old’ Point-and-Shoot Film Camera is Seven Minutes of Comedic Gold

As Bill Cosby can attest, Kids Say the Darndest Things. To see what kids would say when given a piece of technology from a bit before their time, TheFineBros YouTube channel handed a handful of kids a 35mm film point-and-shoot camera and started recording.

The results are… well… you judge for yourself. Read more…

Teens ‘Turning Their Backs on Digital’ and Flocking to Polaroid, says Impossible Project CEO

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The Impossible Project CEO Creed O’Hanlon dropped quite the statement and statistic in an article on the resurgence of Polaroids by The Guardian.

“Teens,” O’Hanlon said, “[are] turning their backs on digital for something more tangible.” A fact he says is backed up by explosive growth in their sales to the 18-25 year old demographic. Read more…

NBA Player Fined $15K for Hitting Cameraman’s Gear Out of Frustration

Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen got a little carried away last week when, after committing his third foul, he decided to take out his frustration by smacking Bo Bradley’s camera as he was capturing the action — an act that is going to cost him.

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Mental Health . . . A Photographer’s Perspective (this isn’t going to be easy)

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As photographers, writers, illustrators, actors, musicians… As creatives, we create the world that we exist in, we create the world that the rest of the world sees.

This is a gift, it is our gift and it is the soul of the saying that we “are gifted.” While many are brought up to view doctors and lawyers as having greater intellectual prowess, the truth of the matter is that it takes a VERY strong mind to visualize and then create our art.

But what happens when that mind turns against us? Read more…

external The beat of Ashura in Iran – in pictures —The Guardian

Shiites take to the streets during the holy month of Muharram to commemorate the death of the third Imam, Hussein, slain along with 72 of his comrades in a battle against the army of the seventh-century caliph Yazid.

 
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Famous Album Cover Photos Uncropped to Reveal ‘The Bigger Picture’

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What if many of iconic photos featured on famous album covers were actually cropped from much stranger images? That’s the idea behind “The Bigger Picture,” a humorous set of manipulated photographs imagining the “original context” of album cover photos.
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Google Ordered to Pay Woman After Capturing Her Cleavage with Street View Cameras

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A Canadian judge has ordered Google to pay a Montreal woman for the violation of her privacy after she found an embarrassing photograph of herself on Google Street View. Google’s automated cameras had captured the woman sitting on her doorstep, leaning forward with a portion of her cleavage exposed.
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