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November, 2007

Native Indian Photography

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

Picturing the People

Picturing the People, a provocative exploration of photographs of and by Indigenous peoples includes images from the mid 19th century through today, and features a groundbreaking generation of Indigenous photographers.

Alongside the photographs from the Autry’s Braun Research Library will be the touring exhibition, Our People, Our Land, Our Images: International Indigenous Photographers. Together these two bodies of work explore the relationship of historic and contemporary images of Native people and colonial perceptions. 

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A walk through Durham Township

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

A walk through Durham Township 

A project by Kathleen Connally:

“On January 3, 2003, I began this photoblog to visually document the residents, visitors, plants, animals, architecture, landscapes and farm life of Durham Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania (where I live), and nearby areas in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Unless noted, all photos are taken within a ten-mile radius of my home.

“This project is my ongoing attempt to become a better photographer. Some images work, some don’t — you’re witnessing a permanent work-in-progress! I hope to visually convey the intricacies and joys of rural living and the critical importance of farmland, open space and uncluttered horizons to our wildlife, our watersheds, our food supply, our health and our sense of well-being.”

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Architecture Photography

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

 

Architecture has always proved a challenging subject matter for photographers at every level. Here, famous international photographers discuss their thoughts and techniques about the way they work.

A stunning image-led book, this is a celebration of arresting black-and-white photography. Each image is examined in terms of composition, tone, texture, contrast, mood, technique, printing and processing.

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Exhibit depicts Arab classrooms

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

 

A striking new British Council photography exhibit opened Sunday at the National Museum in Sana’a. Entitled “Classroom Portraits,” the exhibit captures in images and facts the classrooms and views of students in 25 schools across Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain and the United Kingdom.

British photographer Julian Germain was commissioned by the British Council to take the series of 24 photographs and ask students about their likes and dislikes, aims and ambitions during each classroom visit. Postcards highlighting statistics from his surveys accompany the photographs.

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Tourists on the march

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Martin Parr uses his camera to capture the absurd moments of global tourism.

All of us, in some way, have taken part in or been exposed to the “march of stupidity,” as fiction writer Don Delillo once referred to modern-day tourism. Magnum photographer Martin Parr has humorously photographed people being photographed or photographing others in his book Small World. With sharp wit, Parr captures that which is absurd about the adventure-tourism industry that has grown from the ease and accessibility of air travel, starting in the 1950s. These brightly colored photographs are a playful look, mostly at Western tourists, as they strive to be part of something larger than themselves, yet often resort to consumerism in an attempt to understand their surroundings.

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Photo project opening eyes worldwide

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

SPRINGFIELD — Eyes Wide Open Worldwide continues to take its name to heart.

Ty Fischer, founder of the Springfield-based children’s photography program, is in Cambodia, returning there for the Angkor Photography Festival.

“We hope to continue to inspire Cambodian children in the arts through photography, while raising awareness of their environment through our exhibits,” Fischer said in an e-mail from the Asian country.

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Colorado Mountain Club - Photo Exhibit

Friday, November 23rd, 2007

 

Awe-inspiring and spectacular mountain photographs from Colorado and around the world will be showcased at The Colorado Mountain Club in Golden, CO, starting November 29.

Steep Himalayan peaks, deep Colorado canyons, and brave climbers scaling frozen waterfalls are a few of the subjects which will be on display at this year’s photography exhibit. This annual tradition was established to present the stunning camera work of its members and dates back to 1918. Each year, club members submit their best shots representing human-powered sports, mountains, adventure travel, and this year, American Wilderness areas. More than 100 photographs will be on display during this fine-art print exhibit.

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Strictly No Photography

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

 

Strictly no photography is a photo-sharing site for photographs taken where you are not allowed to take them. From the inside of the Kremlin to Kensington palace, from art galleries to war zones. Here you can see everything you’ve ever wanted to see that you’re not supposed to. There are pictures that range from the ordinary to the profound. Whatever the content or the quality though we think that each one stands as a little piece of art in itself, as a little expression of personal liberty.

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Hafalla wins China award

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

Tommy Hafalla 

MANILA, Philippines – Baguio-born Tommy Hafalla, who has made a name for himself for chronicling Cordillera life and rituals through photos, is the first Filipino and, likely, the first Southeast Asian to receive the documentary award in the 2006 International Folklore Photographic Contest.

The competition, sponsored by the China Folklore Photographic Association, culminated in an awarding ceremony on Nov. 18 in Dazhou, China, a city that is almost near Tibet.

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Nature Conservancy Photo Contest

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

The Nature Conservancy invites you to enter your stunning nature images in our second annual digital photography competition. Theme: beautiful nature photography representing the diversity of life on Earth.

Images can be submitted to one of 2 categories: Best Photo from a Place We Protect or Best Nature Photo. Lands, waters, plants, animals and people in nature are all eligible for the competition.

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Cityscape shooting - Top tips by Pentax

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

Pentax 

When visiting a new town or city there are always lots of exciting things to see and record. With such a wide variety of unfamiliar locations presenting themselves to you, there is a lot to consider when taking photographs. Avoiding these common problems will help to keep hold of the memory once you are safely back home.

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Turning a Blog Into a Photo Gallery

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

 

NEW YORK—At the helm of one-woman photoblog iheartphotograph.com, Laurel Ptak, 32, has turned a personal endeavor into a tiny force in the photo world. By posting three photographers’ works per day since the blog’s conception a year ago, Ptak has unintentionally drawn notice from amateurs who submit their pictures, photo editors who trawl her space to find new contributors to their publications, and now Higher Pictures, a small Upper East Side gallery opened by former Magnum Photo exec Kim Bourus and Daniel Silverstein this spring.

Ptak sat down with ARTINFO to talk about curating an exhibition of photos for the gallery— “www.iheartphotograph.com/,” open through Dec. 8— culled from contributors to her blog.

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The Daily Telegraph Adventure Travel Show

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

The brand new Daily Telegraph Adventure Travel Show photography competition is searching for the UK’s best amateur travel photographer. Over the coming months leading up to the opening of the show, participants will be asked to scour their albums for just one image that captures the spirit of adventure travel. Anyone can enter; all you need is a keen eye, a dash of adventure and digital camera.

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Refuge Photography Contest

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

Refuge Photo Contest 

The National Wildlife Refuge Association announces the 2008 Refuge Photo Contest - a digital photo contest to showcase America’s national wildlife refuges.

The National Wildlife Refuge System has no equal when it comes to conserving the USA’s rich wildlife heritage. The over 545 refuges are home to more than 700 bird species, 220 mammal species, 250 reptile and amphibian species, and over 200 species of fish. For 40 million visitors each year, refuges provide a welcome retreat to natural surroundings. That’s why we are pleased to conduct this exciting national wildlife refuge digital photo contest.

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