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Cindy Sherman – new exhibition

Cindy Sherman – new exhibition

Cindy Sherman Sprüth Magers London   january 12 – february 19 2011 She is the star of her own photographs but claims they aren’t autobiographical. Cindy Sherman talks to Simon Hattenstone about family, break-ups, $1m pictures… and why she can’t keep herself out of her art. See her exhibition at the […]

Art

Robert Mapplethorpe: Curated By Scissor Sisters, London

If photographer Robert Mapplethorpe were alive today he’d probably be a Scissor Sisters fan. The New York art band’s kitsch, gender-bending disco-pop, waxing lyrical on the gay scene’s darker side, chimes perfectly with his mix of witty camp and eroticism. In fact Scissor Sisters recently used his image of Peter […]

Art

Kicking off 2011 at Aperture: reGeneration 2: tomorrow’s photographers today

Kicking off 2011 at Aperture: reGeneration 2: tomorrow’s photographers today

Picture by Sophie T.Lvoff Panel discussion: Wednesday, January 19, 6:30 pm Opening reception hosted by SNAP! with DJ AJ Slim: Thursday, January 20, 6:00-9:00 pm Exhibition on view: Thursday, January 20, 2011 –Thursday, March 17, 2011 What are young photographers up to in the twenty-first century? How do they see […]

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Is Your Photography Site Social-Media Optimized?

With 10 percent of Internet visits and 25 percent of page views going to Facebook these days, Mark Zuckerberg’s social network has emerged as more powerful than even Google. What are the implications of this? For starters, it means you should worry a little bit less about search engine optimization […]

Mental Health

Who can afford a doctorate in the arts and humanities now?

Anyone visiting a university library at 9am might wonder where all the students have gone. The science doctorates will be in their labs, most undergrads will still be in bed, but arts PhD students could once have been relied upon to be toiling amid the tomes. No longer. Demand for […]

Business

Ask the Photo Business Coach: How Should I Prepare for 2011?

Black Star Rising have put together a informative little video to help you prepare for the year ahead. Related posts: Ask the Photo Business Coach: What Makes a Great Picture? How Can Photographers Give Back During the Holidays?

Mental Health

Leica Oskar Barnack Award calling for entries

Professional photographers have until 01 March to enter this year’s edition of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award. Now in its 32nd year, the prize has become a key event in the photographic calendar, with the winner announced in a high-profile ceremony at the Rencontres d’Arles festival in July. But, for the […]

Business

The Business Secrets of Successful Boudoir Photographers

The folk at Photoshelter have written a great article about the boudoir photography business. So if you’re wanting to succeed in that segment of the photo industry, check it out here Click here Related posts: No related posts.

Photographers

Leading a Visual Life – The Sartorialist

I didn’t grow up dreaming to be a photographer. I didn’t assist for anybody. I just started doing it… The way I do it is just the way I do it. Related posts: No related posts.

Art, Business

Are art schools giving their students unrealistic expectations?

For a piece I wrote in the Guardian today, I interviewed artists and graduates who have complained that art schools are failing to state explicitly enough how difficult it is to earn a living as an artist. Unlike the early 1990s – when new galleries were opening in the UK […]

Art

Sophie Calle: ‘I asked for the moon and I got it’

Sophie Calle: ‘I asked for the moon and I got it’

When Sophie Calle first tried photography, she was told to pick another career. The great French conceptual artist reveals how she persevered – and finally got her revenge I was living in a village in northern California. In a photographer’s house. I wanted to make use of everything to hand there. […]

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The Panasonic Lumix G2 television ad

Here for no other reason than it made me laugh Related posts: No related posts.