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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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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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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

 

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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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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