The Bystanders: photographers who didn't step in... →
What’s it like to witness a mob attack, a starving child or the aftermath of a bomb, and take a photograph instead of stopping to help? As two journalists are under fire for recording rather than intervening in a sex attack in India, we ask people who know Warning: contains graphic images Do journalists do more good by bringing attention to an atrocity than they could in acting to stop it?
I know that some photographers have big egos, but photography is simple. In the...– Abbas, “Does Magnum Photos still make sense?” A report. - British Journal of Photography (via photographsonthebrain)
I'm Done Here
For more than a year I’ve been considering whether to put this blog on hiatus or give it up altogether. Since I shuttered my previous blog, Gallery Hopper, the effort I put into blogging has gotten smaller and smaller. Tumblr’s structure let me keep going with a minimum of effort while fooling myself that I was producing something useful or worthwhile. I want to grow more as a...
Little Brown Miscellanea: Advice →
littlebrownmushroom: From Nick Hornby in the The Believer (December, 2011): One of the things that did me no good at all in the formative years of my career was prescriptive advice from established writers, even though I craved it at the time. You know the sort of thing: “Write a minimum of 15 drafts.” “A good… there are no magic tricks or short cuts. Just work and work and work.
Explore Old S.F. →
heymiki: Really slick interface for exploring old photos of San Francisco :)
The gulf between practitioner and public taste
From A Photo Editor, here’s the list of top selling photo books from 2011. Where’s Redheaded Peckerwood? Simply Beautiful Photographs (National Geographic) The Great LIFE Photographers (Little, Brown & Co.) The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton (LIFE) One Nation: America Remembers September 11, 2001, 10 Years Later (Little, Brown & Co.) Portraits of...
Alec Soth portrait commission on eBay « LITTLE... →
To benefit artist Brad Zellar, Alec Soth is auctioning a portrait commission on eBay. As of this writing, the session is going for $4,250 with 6 bids so far. Ends Nov 25.
And so people produce the kind of work that they can show, they kind of work...– Colin Pantall’s blog: Art that sells is the destructive 1% If you haven’t read this yet, go read it. This is what I’ve been trying to solve for myself - the narrow requirements of the gallery representation lottery - and how to make art that fits with my life rather than the...
More great photo lectures, courtesy of ahorn. →
greatleapsideways: Daniel & Anya at ahorn magazine have just published to their blog a selection of the photography lectures that have been hosted at the Columbia College Photo Department. Invaluable crack cocaine for all you photo addicts out there. Network TV be damned!
Water in the West: Photographs from the Center for... →
(via Design Observer)
the important thing is not the method but your command of the method and your...– Robert Adams - artforum.com / 500 words
Doug Rickard, talking about “A New American Picture” for Pier 24
2012 Society for Photographic Education National... →
“Intimacy and Voyeurism: The Public/Private Divide in Photography” March 22-25, 2012 at Hyatt Regency in SF. Sally Mann keynote. $375 for non-members is insanely affordable in comparison to fees for the sorts of marketing and design conferences I’m used to seeing as part of my day job.
I never took it upon myself to change the world. And those contemporaries of...– Walker Evans, Yale Alumni Magazine, 1974 I predict a very similar outcome to Occupy Wall Street.
Adobe and University of Washington train a computer to select the best candid photos from frames of video.
The Mind's Eye | MIT Technology Review →
Artist David Hockney making 18-screen video montages using tethered Canon DSLRs. On view in London through Jan 2012. The guy is 74, so I will now stop listening to anyone who tells me they shouldn’t be expected to learn something new on account of their age. (via Milky Blacks)