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Re: Learning to See

Post by Macrology » Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:32 am

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Patrick Zachmann. Thailand. Bangkok. Patpong District. Prostitute. 1991.

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Re: Learning to See

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Patrick Zachmann. The Wu family in front of their Flushing house with their three sons, all in their first class at Harvard.

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Re: Learning to See

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Patrick Zachmann. Vietnam. Dong Dang, north of Lang Son, 1991.

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Re: Learning to See

Post by Stu » Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:38 am

Damn, those mountains in the background...
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Re: Learning to See

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Patrick Zachmann. Young expatriates from the Fujian province during a wedding. 1987.

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(The cigarettes.)

A Photographer's Farewell to China

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Re: Learning to See

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Sam Falk. George Washington Bridge. 1967.

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It's rare that photomanipulation grabs my attention, but the hands-on, simplicity of this one appealed to me. Fitting that it was done by Falk, a workaday NYT's photographer not known for this kind of work.

Manipulation was actually done by the Belgian sculptor Pol Bury. (Thanks to Maiden for the correction.)

Falk's NYT obituary

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Re: Learning to See

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Jaroslav Rössler. Untitled, 1963-1964.

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More photomanipulation, this time from a Czech avant-garde modernist.

More of Rössler's work

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Re: Learning to See

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René Burri. California. La Jolla. Salk Institute of Biological Studies. Building designed by Louis Kahn. 1979.

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A Magnum Photographer

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Re: Learning to See

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Oooh...
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Re: Learning to See

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René Burri. Cuba. Village of Tarara. Where the children who were the victimes of the Soviet Tchernobyl nuclear catastrophe live.

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Iconic photographs by René Burri

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Re: Learning to See

Post by Shieldmaiden » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:34 am

That George Washington Bridge photo/collage is amazing, but I'm pretty sure it's the Belgian sculptor Pol Bury who did the manipulation. This site includes the dual attribution.

Here's another Bury in a similar style: https://www.mfah.org/art/detail/134315.
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Re: Learning to See

Post by Macrology » Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:44 am

Damn! Calling out my flawed research. But rightfully so. Thanks for correcting that; his work is fantastic.
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Re: Learning to See

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René Burri. Das Island. United Arab Emirates. 1976.

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An interview with Burri

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Re: Learning to See

Post by Stu » Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:30 am

Heh, looks like something out of Lessons Of Darkness.
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Re: Learning to See

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René Burri. Escaliers dans les rues de Leonforte. Sicile. 1956.

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6 Lessons René Burri Can Teach You About Street Photography

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Re: Learning to See

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René Burri. Essen.

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Fondation René Burri via Instagram

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Re: Learning to See

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René Burri. Florida. Fort Lauderdale. Man exercising on a beach, not far from where nuclear submarines are stationed. 1966.

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Re: Learning to See

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René Burri. Libya. Monument to the German soldiers killed during the battle of El Alamein. 1955.

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Re: Learning to See

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René Burri. Near Buenos Aires. Hiding place of Austrian Nazi war criminal, Adolf Eichmann.

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Re: Learning to See

Post by Macrology » Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:32 am

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René Burri. Spain. Bilbao.

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Re: Learning to See

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Re: Learning to See

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René Burri. Village of Metepel. Boy holding a plaster skeleton for the Day of the Dead.

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Re: Learning to See

Post by Macrology » Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:43 am

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Eduardo Harrington Sena. Battle of shadows. Circa 1950.

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Portuguese photographer

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Re: Learning to See

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Photographer unknown. A test blimp that was aloft five miles from one of the Plumbbob nuclear tests in August of 1957, deflated from the shock wave.

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Re: Learning to See

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Charles Sheeler. Doylestown House – Stairs from Below. 1917.

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American painter and photographer. Many more examples of his work in both forms.

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Re: Learning to See

Post by Macrology » Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:25 am

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Františka Kollára. Woman with umbrella. 1940.

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This apparently came out of a Czech magazine, but I can't find anything else about it.

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Re: Learning to See

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Willy Ronis. Île-Saint-Denis. 1956.

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Re: Learning to See

Post by Stu » Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:03 am

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This one looks like it's been significantly altered in post-production to my untrained eye, but damn me if it doesn't look incredibly fucking cool anyway.
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Re: Learning to See

Post by Macrology » Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:08 am

Almost certainly -- it's very high contrast. Some of that could be lighting and exposure, but given the snapshot quality of the picture, a lot of post-production tinkering seems likely.
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Re: Learning to See

Post by Macrology » Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:07 am

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Willy Ronis. Venice. 1959.

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More of his work and a brief bio

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Re: Learning to See

Post by Macrology » Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:17 am

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Willy Ronis. Rue Laurence Savart. 1948.

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A Visual Take on Venice

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Re: Learning to See

Post by Macrology » Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:56 am

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B. Anthony Stewart. Oil Rigs on Signal Hill. California. 1941.

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I get a very Antonioni vibe (circa Red Desert) from this one. B. Anthony Stewart was a house photographer at National Geographic, but he has a surprisingly keen eye for striking tableaux and unusual juxtapositions.

A few more samples of his work:

Bible Belt Baptism (at the Guardian)

The Mayflower II Enters New York Harbor (at Nat-Geo)

Stopping to pick flowers (found on Reddit)

(He has a real knack for situating figures in landscapes.)

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Re: Learning to See

Post by Popcorn Reviews » Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:58 am

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Post by Eminence Grise » Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:52 pm

Wonderful Anthony Stewart photos. Thanks.
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Josef Sudek. Forgotten street. 1930.

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Sudek at Artnet

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Post by Macrology » Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:21 am

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Josef Sudek. Vicar’s Lane. From Josef Sudek - Poet Of Prague.

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A brief article and video about Sudek at Christie's, including footage of Sudek setting up his large format camera with one hand (he lost an arm in World War I)

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Re: Learning to See

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Oooh...
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Weegee. Anti-Japanese Demonstration. New York. 1940s.

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Weegee, né Arthur Fellig, press photographer, sensationalist, and chronicler of the seedier side of New York in the 30s and 40s.

Not to be confused with the meme based on a Nintendo character.

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Weegee. Children on a Fire Escape. 1938.

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The Paris Review on Weegee

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Weegee. Easter Sunday in Harlem. New York. 1940.

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Weegee at MoMA

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Re: Learning to See

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Weegee. Human Head Cake Box Murder. New York. 1940.

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The story behind one of Weegee's most famous photographs.

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Weegee. Woman signing autographs in car. 1946.

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Weegee on the set of Dr. Strangelove

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Re: Learning to See

Post by Stu » Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:44 am

Hmm... if she was signing autographs, it would stand to reason that she held some kind of fame, at least in that local community, but I have no idea who she is. Any ideas, Mac?
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Re: Learning to See

Post by Macrology » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:24 am

No clue. But she certainly looks like she should signing autographs. She has the demeanor down.
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Weegee. Joy of Living. New York. 1940-45.

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A great little collection of high quality Weegee photos.

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Weegee. Police officer and assistant removing body of Reception Hospital ambulance driver Morris Linker from East River, New York. August 24, 1943.

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TIME's 100 most influential photos

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Weegee. Details unknown.

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Weegee's Day at the Beach

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Re: Learning to See

Post by Stu » Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:13 am

Well, that's just about one of the creepiest fucking things I've ever seen...
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Re: Learning to See

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Weegee. Their First Murder. New York City. October 9, 1941.

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A comic based on Weegee's life and work

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