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Monthly Archives: December 2010

End of Year Thoughts

At the end of 2010 a few trends have become much clearer:
1. Books that use photographs are in a moment of renaissance, the awaited pushback against the digital-ephemeral and a new embrace of paper (reminiscent of painting’s expansion as photography took center stage). Made with digital tools, these books, usually from small publishers, take risks [...]

A list of inspirational books, projects, stories…

From a “free and open undergraduate photography class” run by Jonathan Worth and his colleagues, a list of inspirational works culled from a number of colleagues in the field. These lists are always fun, in part to see what one might have missed…

In Solidarity with Jonathan Worth

From Mr. Worth, in England:
“So this week’s phonar class session had over 700 people “drop by” and reached over 42,000 people via Twitter ,  I’ve asked a few people for nominations of a book that “is notable/ inspiring/ seminal/ provocative,  in it’s narrative structure/approach or perhaps in it’s ‘discussion’ of narrative”.
“Would you possibly mind nominating [...]

Paris Photo/Offprint etc.

I recently returned from Paris Photo, that enormous commercial fair for galleries from all over the world. While I was impressed by certain work such as from Silk Road Photo in Teheran (photographers living and working in Iran– thanks Abbas), I had the overall sense that imagery was growing larger and more about nothing. Somehow [...]