Posts tagged ‘photography’

March 4, 2011

CultureLab: Colour me beautiful: Wellcome Image Awards winners

CultureLab: Colour me beautiful: Wellcome Image Awards winners.

“I want a scarf that looks like that.” So remarked one member of the New Scientist art department upon seeing the micrograph of cell division (above) that received a special honour at this year’s Wellcome Image Awards. see the full story and beautiful images via the link above.



October 23, 2010

Photography books!

New in the Library, Art, Design and Architecture floor 3, University of Huddersfield.

Photography books!. “We have  received a number of books that may be of particular interest to photography students.  Regarding the pain of others by S. Sontag, The Contest of meaning : critical histories of photography by R. Bolton, Landscape and power by W.J.T Mitchell and Colonialist Photography: imag(in)ing race and place by  E.M. Hight and G.D. Sampson are amongst the titles that have recently arrived.

May 25, 2010

LONDON CALLING « Chance Collective News Feed

re blogged from LONDON CALLING « Chance Collective News Feed.

Andrew Farrington

We are all getting very excited here at the IG gallery for the fast approaching London Calling exhibition that will pay tribute to one of the art/punk/rock&roll greats – Ray Lowry.

Originally conceived by art curator and founding member of the Ray Lowry Foundation, Julian Williams, The Right Hand Man: A Tribute Exhibition to Ray Lowry, saw a fantastic collection of Lowry’s photographs, sketches and paintings brought together and exhibited in Manchester’sSee Art Gallery, marking the first anniversary of Ray’s death and coinciding with the 30thanniversary of The Clash album London Calling.”


Photogrpah by  Andrew Farrington

March 10, 2010

The death and resurrection of photography in a digitized world

Photography is dead. That news may come as a surprise, since obituaries about art tend to be written about painting. Invented in the 1830s, photo-graphy is still in its infancy as an art form compared to the centuries-old medium of painting. Despite inventions like portable paint tubes and fast-drying acrylic, painting has not undergone the transformations that digitalization is bringing to the medium of photography.

Of course, I’m speaking about the death of film photography. Happy to save on the cost of film and the time taken to develop it, consumers embraced digitalization with such gusto that a whole industry is dying. In 2005, the film photography giant AgfaPhoto filed for bankruptcy. In 2009, Polaroid ceased the production of instant Polaroid film, and Kodak discontinued Kodachrome film. Digital photographs are not only cheaper and faster to produce; they can be stored endlessly and shared instantly with countless friends. Polaroids, though ‘instant’, could not be emailed and tweeted.

For artists, such mass-market developments are turning film photography into a specialist field, like lithography. Old paper photographs will soon become a rarity at flea markets and then a pricey collector’s item.“…. Read the full article at Frieze Magazine | Archive | Long Exposure.

March 4, 2010

Sony World Photography Awards 2010 News Article by The Trend Boutique

From Trend Boutique

The Trend Boutique (UK) Ltd is an online resource, consultancy and events management company working alongside HE & FE institutions, particularly within design & creative industries. Established in 2009, The Trend Boutique is drawn up of a team with wide-reaching levels of expertise within the fields of design, trends, business, careers, recruitment, internet publishing, sales & marketing, and production and has a whole wealth of industry knowledge & contacts.

“The shortlist for the 2010 Sony World Photography Awards was recently announced containing a list contains of 190 outstanding photographers from 48 different countries. From fashion to music, architecture to current affairs, the Sony World Photography Awards is one of the most comprehensive photographic competitions in the world and a great source of inspiration for students whether looking for colour direction or image composition.”

via Sony World Photography Awards 2010 News Article by The Trend Boutique.

February 2, 2010

JISC Digital Media – Blog: Free-to-use images from US National Archives

RE posted from JISC Digital Media – Blog: Free-to-use images from US National Archives

Free-to-use images from US National ArchivesPosted by Antony Theobald on Tuesday 02 February 2010 at 11:02am

Another great selection of images is now available for all to use without restriction via Flickr.

Approaching Logan Airport. 05/1973. Photo from U.S. National Archives on Flickr: The Commons. No known copyright restrictions.The U.S. National Archives is the latest organisation to make some of its vast collection available to the public through The Commons on photo sharing site Flickr.

As with all the collections on The Commons, the images are available to use with no known copyright restrictions.

Among the gems, you’ll find over 200 landscapes by Ansel Adams and a selection of photos from the Documerica Project – the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)‘s document of environmental problems, EPA activities and everyday life in the 1970s.

There are many other historical photographs and documents – it’s well worth a look.”

December 11, 2009

Norman Parkinson: A Very British Glamour

Until 31 January 2010

Terrace Rooms, free admission

An exhibition to celebrate the publication of Norman Parkinson: A Very British Glamour

One of the great pioneers of fashion photography and a decisive influence on subsequent generations of fashion photographers, Norman Parkinson is famous for redefining glamour in fashion as something far more spontaneous and modern than it had ever been before him.

A lavish portrait of his long career from the 1930s to the 1980s, Louise Baring’s Norman Parkinson: A Very British Glamour was published by Rizzoli in October 2009, and is available to buy online. To celebrate the publication of the book, a selection of portraits from the Norman Parkinson archive are on display at Somerset House.

via Somerset House.

November 20, 2009

Paris Photo Brightens the City of Light

Paris Photo Brightens the City of Light

View a slideshow of images from Paris Photo now »

“Numerous cities hold photography fairs and festivals, but none do it as well as the City of Light. Back for its 13th edition, Paris Photo takes over the Carrousel du Louvre to present 19th-century, modern, and contemporary photography by 102 exhibitors, including 89 galleries and 13 publishers from 23 countries. With special exhibitions of Arab and Iranian photography, the BMW Prize for the best artist represented by a gallery at the fair, and a spotlight on young talent, Paris Photo offers the opportunity to explore a common history and photography now.

Highlights in the Arab and Iranian exhibition, which is organized by Documenta X curator Catherine David, include Jalal Sephr images exploring the surreal relationship between water and Persian rugs at Paris’ Galerie Esther Woerdehoff; New York’s Edwynn Houk Gallery’s presentation of a solo show of Lalla Essaydi’s photographs of Arab women covered in calligraphy; and Yto Barrada’s slide show at Paris’ Galerie Polaris of archival imagery with her recent photographs of Arab families in exile. Also on view is the Arab Image Foundation collection, which features studio photography from the Arab world between the 1870s and 1960s.”

via Flavorwire » Blog Archive » Paris Photo Brightens the City of Light.

November 4, 2009

50 Mind-Blowing Examples of Macro Photography | The Photo Argus – A Photographer’s Resource

find 50 Mind-Blowing Examples of Macro Photography  at  The Photo Argus – A Photographer’s Resource. simply stunning, colour, texture, detail

October 20, 2009

The rebirth of Polaroid – Technology – – International Design Interiors Fashion Travel

The rebirth of Polaroid

The rebirth of Polaroid

Back in W*115 we bade a fond farewell to everyone’s favourite instant snapper, Polaroid, as the factory closed its doors in favour of going digital. Now it seems we may have been a little hasty.

The ominously named company, Impossible (named in homage to Edwin Land the inventor of instant photography’s quote: ‘Don’t undertake a project unless it’s manifestly important and nearly impossible’) has picked up where Polaroid left off. Made up of a collective of former workers, it actually seems very possible indeed that they’ll get instant film back in our cameras again though.

Take a trip through the deserted rooms and machinery

Impossible has bought all the machinery and equipment in Polaroid’s Dutch factory where the instant films were made. They’ve signed a ten-year lease on the factory itself, based in Enschede and they’ve started The Impossible Project – a mission to re-develop Polaroid instant film in a more modern capacity to be used in vintage Polaroid cameras, albeit with production scaled down to producing around 3 million films a year, aimed at an artistic rather than mass market.

With production due to restart in 2010, there’s enough time for anyone silly enough to have thrown out their old Polaroid camera to trawl through the local charity shops and find a new one.

via The rebirth of Polaroid – Technology – – International Design Interiors Fashion Travel.