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Andy Clark in the Langara Journalism review

The Langara Journalism Review has an excellent interview with Vancouver-based Reuter photographer Andy Clark. I can’t find an online version so you’ll have to search out a hard copy on your own. Interview was done by writer Leasa Hachey and photographers Jorge Posada and Lina Zarate. I think Hachey does a nice job of capturing the essence of Andy although I’m not sure how he …

Losing Kodachrome and Letraset

The various stories this past week about the end of Kodachrome reminded me of a couple of articles I came across on Derek Beaulieu’s blog. Beaulieu is a Calgary based artist, a bit of a Renaissance man, a poet and artist, arts organizer etc,. Derek had been using Letraset to create text based works of art but has run into the problem of finding Letraset …

Getting Up Close With Bugs

I’m not usually a fan of bug pictures. It’s not actually a subject that comes up all that often in my world. These macro images of insects, by John Hallmen, posted in the Guardian are quite amazing and certainly worth a look. Check them out here.

Brian Howell in the NY Times

The New York Times’ Home and Garden section has a slide show on the second house that writer (and artist)  Douglas Coupland bought in Vancouver  (behind his existing house) and turned into a gallery for his personal art collection. Slide number four shows a a photograph on the wall by BC photographer Brian Howell, from his series on wrestlers.

Ninety year old photographers, Photo-Snobism and more

The New York Times has a feature on 92-year-old fashion photographer Lillian Bassman and an obituary for 98-year-old architectural photographer Julius Schulman. Spacing Toronto on taking photographs of events from the photographer’s balcony. A feature on Magnum’s Susan Meiselas at Interesting piece from Thoughts of a Bohemian on photo-snobism. Dirck Halstead at the always interesting Digital Journalist revisiting the death of photojournalism An important …

Websites, Red Cross, Short Lists and other stories

Smashing magazine has a list of 35 great websites by photographers. Have a look and judge for yourself. The Times features a story on 150 years of photographs for the Red Cross. The shortlist for the 2009 Prix Pictet, the world’s photography award for environmental sustainability has been announced. Two canadaians made the list, Ed Burtynsky and Christopher Anderson. Brett Beadle update from Africa.

Photo Story Roundup

78 Photography Rules for Complete Idiots -funny St. Petersburg Times  photog Melissa Lyttle uses her  iPhone for Weekend Magazine feature. Sacramento photographer Doug Biggert has a local exhibit of his hitchiker photos. He’s exhibited and better known overseas than at home. The story here. Maisie Crow wins Ian Parry Scholarship. The Telegraph on the ongoing police vs photographer battle in Engalnd over who can photograph …

Photojournalism Sells As Fine Art

The Independent has a story about how photojournalism images are being sold as fine art.  British photojournalist Jason Fraser has an exhibition of limited edition prints that are being sold for prices ranging from roughly $9000 to $50,000.

Photography Story Roundup

The Observer has a story that looks at a Spanish academic’s claim that Robert Capa’s famous Falling Soldier was faked. The photo has often been a source of controversy and argument over whether or not it was real. The hometown paper has a look at the Look3 festival of photography in Charlottesville, VA. The Richmond Times-Dispatch also comments. The Birmingham Post has takes a look …

Robert Frank’s “The Americans” Gallery Show and Book

The LA Times has a story about a show at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art that focuses on Robert Frank’s book “The Americans”.  This is the story from the San Francisco Chronicle. This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the book. A new book from Steidl accompanies the show, here is a review from the Calgary Herald writer Nancy Tousley.