Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Manfrotto School of Xcellence (MSoX) has announced two exclusive, free webinars for April. This Thursday, Victoria Hillman will be hosting an online seminar exploring her work as a wildlife and landscape photographer. This webinar begins at 4 p.m. BST. The second event will take place on 30th April (also starting at 4 p.m.) will see commercial, editorial and advertising photographer Drew Gardner present a range of his work, exploring lighting and technical details including a breakdown of each set, how it was lit and the equipment that was used.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
On Monday 29 April, best-selling author and photographer Steve Bloom will deliver a lecture as part of PhotoVoice’s ‘Words on Monday’ series. “Witness silverback mountain gorillas deep in the rainforest; endangered black rhino drinking at a moonlit waterhole; remote cultures in Ethiopia’s Omo Valley; Mozambican migrant workers toiling in a gold mine three kilometres below ground; and fishermen on the Niger River,” the charity said in a statement. “In this unforgettable event, Steve captures the diversity of the continent where he grew up, and where he has felt compelled to return throughout his life.” The lecture will take place at Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG, starting at 7pm. Tickets cost £9.50 when bought on the door, with an early bird discount available to those purchasing their tickets before Sunday 31 March.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The Little Black Gallery and The Estate of Bob Carlos Clarke have embarked upon a new Kickstarter project to raise the funds to make a short-film entitled “Darkroom - The Obsessions of Bob Carlos Clarke.” Directed by the award-winning female duo Bert & Bertie, the film is intended to be a tribute to the legendary photographer whom Terence Pepper, Curator of Photographs at the National Portrait Gallery, described as ‘one of the great photographic image-makers of the last few decades.’ “We have decided to go down the film route, rather than a TV documentary, because we want to produce a creative piece of work that will last in perpetuity,” the filmmakers say. “We also feel that Bob would have loved the fact that two women are making a film about him.” To learn more, visit the film’s Kickstarter page.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Reuters photographer Dylan Martinez used a huge Zoom-Nikkor 1200-1700mm f/5.6-8P IF-ED super-telephoto lens to take photos of Pope Francis from ground level on Saint Peter’s Square. This is a rare but not exactly new manual-focus lens - in fact it was first used at a Japanese tournament held in March 1990. The large (888mm long), expensive and unwieldy (16kg) lens isn’t often seen out in the wild but when you do see one in person you won’t mistake it for anything else. Italian newspaper La Stampa published a couple of pictures of Martinez working the monster lens on 12 March 2013 here. The pictures he took with the rare super-telephoto zoom appeared on the Reuters blog as well as in publications worldwide.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Multiblitz USA has added Maryland advertising photographer Roy Cox to the Multiblitz Professional Team. “We are thrilled to have such a household name in advertising and fashion photography like Roy Cox on the Multiblitz Professional Team. His body of work and track record speak for itself. He will help bring Multiblitz a step forward, especially in the Mid-Atlantic region.,” said Veit Wulms, president of Multiblitz USA. “It’s no coincidence that big names like Under Armour and The University of Maryland are among his clients. With his innovative and sophisticated style he embodies everything the Multiblitz brand stands for. Roy is the perfect fit.”
Thursday, February 28, 2013
To celebrate its 100th anniversary, Schneider Kreuznach is holding a photo art exhibition under the heading “Photo Art V – Andreas Gursky.” The exhibition is being held on the premises of Jos. Schneider Optische Werke, Ringstrasse 132, in Bad Kreuznach. “We have converted a historic building on our premises especially for this exhibition and are delighted to be able to present work by world-famous photo artist Andreas Gursky,” says Dr. Josef Staub, CEO of the Schneider Group. On show until 31st March, the exhibition is open from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m on Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is free.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
From 2 March - 26 May 2013, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery will be hosting an exhibition of the works of Edith Tudor-Hart. As one of the most important female photographers to have ever worked in the UK, Edith Tudor-Hart lived through and documented some of the most significant political events of the 20th century, covering inter-war Vienna, Britain during the Great Slump of the 1930s and post-WW2 child welfare in the UK. The exhibition, “In the Shadow of Tyranny,” contains more than 80 images, many of which have never been shown before, and includes film footage, Tudor-Hart’s scrapbook and a selection of her published stories in books and magazines. The Scottish National Portrait Gallery’s Robert Mapplethorpe Photography Gallery is located at 1 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JD.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Visual artist Tina Remiz (pictured) today launched a mission to help some of the world’s poorest people. She will photograph, film and record the voices of Zambians – many of whom lost their jobs through austerity measures – who now struggle to survive on little more than £1 a day as market vendors and street traders. War on Want - the charity that supports these Zambians - will use her material in campaigns which press British and foreign ministers for policies which put the poor before multinational companies’ profits. Tina, 24, who lives in London’s Bromley-by-Bow, said: “I am not only excited about this commission, but feel lucky for a chance to do a story on a subject which is both important and under-represented in the media.”
From 5th March - 13th April, Margaret Street Gallery will be hosting a photographic exhibition by Jim Naughten, entitled “Costume and Conflict.” The exhibition features Jim Naughten’s extraordinary colour portraits of the Herero tribe in Namibia. Photographed in the blazing Namibian desert, the Herero tribe members are adorned in 19th century European dresses and paramilitary costumes that hark back to the region’s German colonisation. Naughten’s book of this work, Costume and Conflict: The Herero Tribe of Namibia,was published a week ago by Merrell Publishers. Margaret Street Gallery is located at 63 Margaret Street, London, W1W 8SW
Thursday, February 21, 2013
In April, the Lee Miller Archives will be revealing over three thousand photographs of Elizabeth “Lee” Miller, internationally renowned war photographer, Vogue cover model and surrealist artist. Converted from the original negatives or vintage prints into digital format over half of the uploaded images will be available to view for the first time ever. Previously there have only been approximately just under 800 Lee Miller photographs in circulation in addition to her lifetime published work. These consisted of 150 images officially shown on the Lee Miller website, alongside other images published in books and exhibition catalogues about Miller or contributed to biographies and other publications that relate to the themes she photographed throughout her life. The public launch of the new online picture library on 23rd April will coincide with Miller’s 106th birthday.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The exhibition, “At War with the Obvious” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents the work of William Eggleston, a pioneer and master of modern colour photography. Celebrating the fall 2012 acquisition of 36 dye transfer prints by Eggleston, the exhibition features a number of the artist’s signature images, including Untitled [Greenwood, Mississippi] (1980), a study that takes full advantage of the chromatic intensity of the dye-transfer color process that, until Eggleston appropriated it in the 1960s, had been used primarily by commercial photographers for advertising product photography; and Untitled [Memphis] (1970), an iconic study of a child’s tricycle seen from below. At War with the Obvious: Photographs by William Eggleston opens on 26th February in the museum’s Howard Gilman Gallery
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
British photographer David Bailey will be returning to his birthplace to exhibit intimate photographs of the East End at Walthamstow’s William Morris Gallery (pictured). East End Faces will run from 23 February to 26 May 2013 and complements Bailey’s recent East End exhibition that ran as part of the Create Festival in August last year. East End Faces will include previously unseen pictures from the 1960s, featuring streetscapes, characters and scenes of east London life. Visitors can also listen to David Bailey in conversation with Sandy Nairne, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, on Wednesday 13 March at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £12, with booking essential as places are limited (entry to the exhibition itself is free). The recently refurbished William Morris Gallery is located in Forest Road, London, E17 4PP.
Friday, January 25, 2013
McCullin, a documentary portrait of the acclaimed war photographer, will be released on Blu-Ray and DVD on 25th February. Recognised for his war photography and images of urban strife, photojournalist Don McCullin worked for The Sunday Times from 1966 to 1983, covering wars and humanitarian disasters on virtually every continent: from civil war in Cyprus, the war in Vietnam and the man-made famine in Biafra to the plight of the homeless in 1960s London. Packed with in-depth interviews and rich archive footage, the 89-minute documentary will retail for £15.99. You can watch the film’s trailer below.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Photography education and entertainment site PhoozL has announced the inaugural 2012 PhoozL Awards. The awards are based on a point system by which PhoozL Points were awarded to photographers who were chosen as Winners or Honourable Mentions by 26 different contest judges in 44 different contests and challenges after PhoozL’s revamped website launched in May. In all, 6,000 photos were submitted to the free contests by hundreds of photographers and photo enthusiasts from more than 50 countries. The 2012 PhoozL Photographer of the Year title has been awarded to Talya Arbisser who won a year’s subscription to APERTURE magazine, $50 Gift Card from Frame Destination, and $25 Gift Card and Sample Kit from Red River Paper.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Internationally renowned photographer Steve Bloom is set to visit seven regional venues across England and Wales between January and March as part of the Royal Geographical Society (with The Institute of British Geographers)’s regional theatres programme. In his talk, ‘Living Africa’, Steve will set out the challenges faced by Africa’s people and environment in the 21st century and in the bi-centenary year of explorer David Livingstone’s birth. The tour will call at theatres and art venues in Brecon, Darlington, Keswick, King’s Lynn, Southampton, Stamford and Taunton. Click through / scroll down for the detailed programme schedule.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Leica and Rankin hosted a private viewing of images from the Leica ‘S Mag: The Rankin Issue’ at the Annroy Gallery in London, an exclusive invitation-only event which was attended by over 400 guests. Using only the Leica S-System camera (pictured), Rankin collaborated with nine individual hair stylists, to create a series of striking images and a collection of diverse fashion stories which are communicated across the latest 200-page edition of S Magazine. Rankin said: “I’d always thought it would be interesting to do a hair book – where you take hairdressers and you give them the opportunity to do anything they want.” He added: “It was a chance to collaborate with the people I really admire, but also people I knew had hidden talents that maybe hadn’t come out yet.”
Thursday, November 29, 2012
In its latest G-Academy educational series, G-Technology is highlighting G-Team member Jeremy Cowart – a photographer, artist, humanitarian, app creator and teacher. In its next two webisodes, G-Technology takes you behind-the-scenes of Cowart’s latest project – a photo shoot with country singer and Broadway star Laura Bell Bundy. In this exclusive footage, G-Technology captures and showcases multiple angles of his creative process with commentary from Cowart on how he gets the best results from his gear, his subjects and his creativity.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Manchester digital artist Andrew Brooks has created a stunning composite image showing the Pakistani Locomotive, a collection item at MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester), running on the former train line on the Monsal Trail - now a popular walking and cycling spot. The artist will hold a workshop at MOSI on 20th November for photographers who would like to develop their skills. Participants will learn about the techniques of digital composite imaging using Photoshop, and get a chance to try out their own photography in the surroundings of the Museum’s atmospheric railway warehouse at night. The current MOSI exhibition, The Wasted Works by Gina Czarnecki, and the Connecting Manchester gallery will be open for private view and photography during the event. The workshop begins at 6.30pm and the cost of attendance is £35. To book, call 0161 606 0177 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Note that you will have to take your own camera to the workshop. Tripods are recommended.
Monday, November 12, 2012
The first UK show of photographer Philippe Shang, ‘Saint-Tropez To London’ is now on display at the ImiTate Modern gallery in London. “Aimed to provoke unexpected emotion in it’s audience, ‘Saint-Tropez To London’ offers a fascinating visual cocktail of drugs, sex and death, immersed in provocative colour,” the organisers say. “It’s first the shock of the photos, then the surprise of the controversial themes that captivates the eye. After the surprise, various details unveil themselves…his pieces are like watching a movie in seductive technicolour!” The Imitate Modern gallery is located at 27a Devonshire Street, London W1G 6PN.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Witness, a four-part documentary series from award-winning filmmaker Michael Mann, debuts this Monday, 5th November at 9:00p.m.ET/PT on HBO with Witness: Juarez. The film follows combat photographer Eros Hoagland as he explores Juarez, Mexico, the “murder capital of the world” where drug violence has left over 10,000 dead. Presented in four parts – Juarez, Libya, South Sudan and Rio – Witness focuses on three determined photojournalists: Eros Hoagland, who explores the gang- and drug-related violence in both Juarez, Mexico and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Michael Christopher Brown, who chronicles escalating ethnic tensions in the wake of Muammar Gaddafi’s ouster last year in Libya; and Véronique de Viguerie, who follows the “Arrow Boys” and their struggle against General Kony in South Sudan. Between these three, their photos have appeared in Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Paris Match, The Guardian and many other publications.