Call For Entries – The Real Deal

With so many “CAFE’s” out there – how do you know which ones offer REAL opportunities? Here are some legit awards below for emerging and mid-career image based artists. SF Camerawork Exhibition Award $5k Call for exhibition proposals by artists, collectives, and curators. SF Camerawork invites artists, collectives, and curators working with photography and related… Read More Call For Entries – The Real Deal

The Atlantic: “The Instagram Aesthetic Is Over”

Technology The Instagram Aesthetic Is Over The look made famous by the platform just doesn’t resonate anymore. As Instagram has grown to more than 1 billion monthly users, it has ushered in a very particular look: bright walls, artfully arranged lattes and avocado toast, and Millennial-pink everything, all with that carefully staged, color-corrected, glossy-looking aesthetic.… Read More The Atlantic: “The Instagram Aesthetic Is Over”

NYTs: When the Camera Was a Weapon of Imperialism. (And When It Still Is.)

By Teju Cole Feb. 6, 2019 I first saw the photograph some years ago, online. Later, I tracked it down to its original source: “In Afric’s Forest and Jungle: Or Six Years Among the Yorubans,” a memoir published in 1899 by the Rev. R.H. Stone. It shows a crowd in what is now Nigeria, but… Read More NYTs: When the Camera Was a Weapon of Imperialism. (And When It Still Is.)

Loss of Vision: How Early 20th century Photography Was Misjudged by Critics and How Archives Obscure the Image

Repost – Exposure, June 2018 (20 min read) While both historical archives and museums collect photography, they approach it in different ways. Whereas museums collect a few pieces, a historical archive which has photographs in the millions may take the photographer’s entire body of work. I have been working with large collections of photography for… Read More Loss of Vision: How Early 20th century Photography Was Misjudged by Critics and How Archives Obscure the Image