News: The Big Picture Info Filter

October 31, 2011

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1. Oldest Known Print of Iconic Cartier-Bresson Photo To Be Sold (PetaPixel) “Behind the Gare St. Lazare” is one of French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson‘s best known photographs, and is frequently cited as an example of his “decisive moment” approach to photography. The photograph was made in 1932, but the oldest known print is dated 1946. […]

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Photos of the Week: What We Saw

October 28, 2011

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My full review of images in the U.S. media this week is up at La Lettre de la Photographie. Here are a few of the images I chose: __________________________________________________________________________________________________ DEATH IN THE DESERT Photo by Mahmud Turkia//AFP/Getty Images When the end came for Muammar el-Qaddafi, it proved to be as lurid—one might even say obscene—as […]

Books: Loengard’s Ode to the Age of Silver

October 25, 2011

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John Loengard, photographer, author, and former director of photography for Life magazine, has been in love with photography since 1953, when at age 11 he shot his first picture. In the 1980s he began taking photographs of other photographers–members of what might be called photography’s Greatest Generation, who worked through the mid-to-late 20th century, shooting […]

The Big Picture Info Filter—Sex & Scandal Edition

October 17, 2011

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1. RIHANNA SETTLES LAWSUIT WITH PHOTOGRAPHER DAVID LACHAPPLE (PDN) Pop singer Rihanna has reached an out-of-court settlement agreement with photographer David LaChapelle, who sued her earlier this year for copyright infringement. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed. LaChapelle was seeking at least $1 million in damages from Rihanna,  alleging that some scenes from the […]

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Images of the Week: What We Saw

October 14, 2011

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My full weekly review of images in the U.S media is up at La Lettre de la Photograhie. Here is a sampling. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Stop the Presses  Photo by Norman Seeff Steve Jobs’s death caused Time magazine to stop the presses—quite literally—for the first time in 20 years. Editor Richard Stengel tossed out the previous edition […]

News: The Big Picture Info Filter

October 10, 2011

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  1. Steve Jobs—The Stories Behind the Photos The media is heaping accolades on Apple founder Steve Jobs, who died yesterday of cancer at the age of 56. But Steve Jobs also had a reputation among photographers for being a difficult subject–and not just run-of-the mill difficult, but the archetype of difficult (PDN Pulse).  Upon […]

Photos of the Week: What We Saw

October 7, 2011

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My weekly review of images from the U.S. media up up today at La Lettre de la Photographie. Here is a sample. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Eat the Rich, Part 1 Frank Franklin II/AP The United States joined other countries that in recent months have seen large street demonstrations provoked by an ongoing financial crisis. Protestors have converged […]