Renowned photography theorist Fred Ritchin has a simple message for those behind the camera: Innovate or die. —By Jeremy Lybarger | Thu Jul. 18, 2013 3:00 AM PDT Experimenting with iPhone photography is nothing new for journalism outlets. During Hurricane Sandy, Time turned over its Instagram feed to five photographers who delivered an eerie, often radiant… Read More Can Photojournalism Survive in the Instagram Era?
Below is the list of the Fraction 50 in honor of the 50th Anniversary edition of the online magazine. Take some time to check out their work. The 50 photographers that were chosen are (in alphabetical order) : Group 1 David Emmit Adams, Sheri Lynn Behr, Lisa Blair, John Brooks, J Wesley Brown, Ksenia Burnasheva,… Read More Fraction Magazines 50
Two years ago, I was fortunate enough to attend and write about the Venice Biennale where Christian Marclay’s 24 hour video installation The Clock de-bued. WOW. I was blown away and so was everyone else as it took home the prestigious “Golden Lion” award which essentially is a best of show chosen from of all the… Read More Artist Spotlight: Christian Marclay in SF!
Last week I visited the Fraenkel Gallery to see “The Unphotographable”, a group of images curated by gallery owner Jeffrey Fraenkel with an accompanying publication by the same name. A mixture of historical whimsy and contemporary experimentation – the show is a superb example of how a medium, critiqued throughout time for its mechanization, can… Read More The Unphotographable
Michael Prodger The Guardian, Friday 19 October 2012 17.55 EDT From the earliest days of photography, practitioners took their inspiration from paintings. But as a new exhibition at London’s National Gallery shows, the link went both ways. For 180-years, people have been asking the question: is photography art? At an early meeting of the Photographic… Read More Ongoing Question “Photography: is it art?”
The Rencontres d’Arles needs to up it’s curatorial game. This year’s A French School directed by Francois Hebel was a disappointment but with a few gems below. Given the ingredients of the Rencontres d’Arles, a quaint Roman town with a dedicated audience of experts and amateurs, potential exists for one rockin’ festival. No matter the… Read More Rencontres d’Arles Needs to “Up its Game”