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Re: Learning to See

Post by Macrology » Tue May 08, 2018 5:22 am

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Inge Morath. Spain. Galicia. Vigo. 1955.

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A Magnum Photographer

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Re: Learning to See

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Inge Morath. New York City. Beauty class at the Helena Rubinstein Salon. 1958.

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Inge Morath Estate

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Re: Learning to See

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Inge Morath. Austria. Ball in Vienna. 1961.

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NYTimes Lens Blog on Morath

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Re: Learning to See

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Inge Morath. Spain. Chinchon. Public washing. 1955.

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Inge Morath was one of several Magnum photographers shooting production photos for John Huston's production of The Misfits. This was when she met Arthur Miller, who was married to Marilyn Monroe at the time. By 1962, he and Morath were married. They remained married until she died in 2002. These photographs capture moments on the set of The Misfits, when all of this was still poised to happen.

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Re: Learning to See

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Inge Morath. New York City. A Llama in Times Square. 1957.

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Adventure on the Danube

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Re: Learning to See

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Rudy Burckhardt. A View From Brooklyn I. 1954.

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An article about Burckhardt and his work

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Re: Learning to See

Post by Quite-Gone Genie » Mon May 14, 2018 3:27 am

Now that's just nuts.
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Re: Learning to See

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Seydou Keïta. Bamako. Mali. Untitled. 1958.

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A website dedicated to his work

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Re: Learning to See

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Seydou Keïta. Bamako. Mali. Untitled. 1959.

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The definition of style.
Seydou Keïta, Malian photographer (born 1921/23?, French Sudan—died Nov. 21, 2001, Paris, France), fashioned insightful studio portraits of ordinary Malian people, usually posed with intriguing combinations of African and Western clothing and props that he provided. Keïta, who was entirely self-trained, founded a small photography studio in the city of Bamako in 1948 and quickly gained a reputation for formal portraiture. He was designated the Republic of Mali’s official photographer in 1962 and closed his studio to concentrate on his new duties, but he carefully preserved and stored thousands of black-and-white images.
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Re: Learning to See

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Seydou Keïta. Bamako. Mali. Untitled. Date Unknown.

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Who Owns Seydou Keïta?

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Re: Learning to See

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Seydou Keïta. Bamako. Mali. Untitled. Date Unknown.

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The Rediscovery of Seydou Keïta

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Re: Learning to See

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Leon Levinstein. 5th avenue. New York. 1959.

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Echoes of Magritte. Also, dat incidental symmetry.

A biography and more of his work

NPR article, The Lonely Photographer

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Leon Levinstein. Mardi Gras. New Orleans. 1975.

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Jem Cohen interviews Leon Levinstein

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Sherril Schell. Buildings on West 35th Street. 1930-32.

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More of his work and a brief bio

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Re: Learning to See

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Macrology wrote:
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Leon Levinstein. Mardi Gras. New Orleans. 1975.

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Jem Cohen interviews Leon Levinstein

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James Nachtwey. Kabul. Afganistan. 1996.

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His Website

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Post by Shieldmaiden » Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:39 pm

I love those portraits by Seydou Keïta. Beautiful!

Also, a possible influence on Kehinde Wiley (who just painted the official portrait of Pres. Obama)?
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James Nachtwey. A Hutu man who did not support the genocide had been imprisoned in the concentration camp, was starved and attacked with machetes. Rwanda, 1994.

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30 Year in TIME

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Alexander Rodchenko. Pioneer. 1930.

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Soviet photographer, painter, sculptor, and graphic designer. Co-founder of the Constructivist movement. Aspects of his work bring to mind several Soviet filmmakers, including Dziga Vertov, with whom he worked.

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Alexander Rodchenko. Levels. 1929.

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Echoes of Eisenstein.

An article featuring more of his work

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Alexander Rodchenko. Pines. Puschkino. 1927.

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Echoes of Kalatazov.

A brief biography of his life

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Alexander Rodchenko. Diver. 1934.

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Echoes of Riefenstahl.

His Monoskop page, including a timeline of his life, examples of his work in various media, and reference materials.

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Re: Learning to See

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Macrology wrote:
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Alexander Rodchenko. Levels. 1929.

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Echoes of Eisenstein.

An article featuring more of his work

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Alexander Rodchenko. Gears. 1929.

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A brief article on some of his design work

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Alexander Rodchenko. Balconies. Corner of the house. 1925.

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Alexander Rodchenko wrote:One has to take several different shots of a subject, from different points of view and in different situations, as if one examined it in the round rather than looked through the same key-hole again and again.
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Alexander Rodchenko. Fire Escape. 1925.

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In the Fading Light of Communism

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Alexander Rodchenko. Girls with Leica. 1934.

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How Rodchenko Revolutionized Design

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Alexander Rodchenko. Guard at the Shukhov Tower. 1929.

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Alexander Rodchenko. Lilya Brik. Portrait of the advertising poster “Knigi”. 1924.

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Alexander Rodchenko. Sportsmen on Red Square. 1935.

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Alexander Rodchenko. Trumpeting Pioneer. 1927.

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Echoes of Dovzhenko.

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Post by Eminence Grise » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:27 am

I just realized this wasn't Dovzhenko. I was reading it all wrong! :D

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Jill Freedman. From Circus Days.

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Her Website

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Will McBride. Berlin. 1956.

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A website dedicated to his memory

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Will McBride. Berlin. 1962.

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A brief bio and samples of his work

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Jeffrey Becom. Pink Pig and Painted Walls. Tlacotalpan. Veracruz. Mexico. 1992.

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His Website

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David Boyer. Overlooking Golden Gate Bridge. San Francisco. 1956.

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Very little info out there about this guy. As far as I can tell, he was a photographer and writer for National Geographic back in the day.

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Nikos Economopoulos. Albania. Tirana. 1991.

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A Magnum Photographer

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Nikos Economopoulos. Albania. Tirana. A participant in the first beauty contest ever held in Albania posing for a photo. 1992.

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The website for his ongoing masterclass project

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Nikos Economopoulos. Ethiopia. Lalibela. During a mass on Christmas.

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His Instagram

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Nikos Economopoulos. F.Y.R.O Macedonia. Gipsies. The posters on the wall concern the referendum for the independence of Macedonia. 1991.

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His Facebook

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Nikos Economopoulos. Gaza. Rafah, Palestinian refugee camp. Young boy fooling with Israeli banknotes, which Palestinians are obliged to use at the occupied territories. 1996.

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Post by Macrology » Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:49 pm

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Nikos Economopoulos. Greece. Thrace region, near Xanthi. Muslim wedding. 1991.

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An interview with Economopoulos

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Post by Macrology » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:11 pm

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Nikos Economopoulos. Greece. Alexandroupolis. In a coffee shop named the tavern of Ali. A Muslim gipsy holds up a chair without losing balance to prove his sobriety. 1991.

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Nikos Economopoulos wrote:In the Balkans, more often than not, events are defined by emotions or by an idealization of the past and certainly not by Western-type reasoning. Life in this explosive area follows an unusual rhythm that brushes with the irrational. The passing from intimacy to hatred, from peace to war, from celebration to slaughter can occur in an untraceable moment. Here, the symbols of the present are set in a landscape of ruined buildings and toppled monuments. They speak of failed hopes and lacking faith. It is a world at once pure and dangerous, a flaming carpet of conflicting identities.
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Post by Shieldmaiden » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:34 pm

Ooh, Mac, I really love these! Especially that Ethiopian Christmas one.
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Post by Macrology » Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:48 am

Fo' real. Economopoulos has some of the most dynamic and exuberant compositions I've ever seen in documentary photography.
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Post by Macrology » Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:01 am

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Nikos Economopoulos. Greece. Arachova village. Feast of Saint George. A disabled young boy is lying down on the side of the street in order to participate to the festivities. 1988.

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A blog post by someone who attended Economopoulos's workshop, including his (very good) photographs.

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Post by Shieldmaiden » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:17 pm

Macrology wrote:Fo' real. Economopoulos has some of the most dynamic and exuberant compositions I've ever seen in documentary photography.
I think he may be my favorite documentary photographer in the thread. Normally I'm more into the artistic work.
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