ONE OF THE FIRST PHOTOGRAPHS
Louis Jacques Daguerre,”Boulevard du Temple”, 1830
Earliest candid photograph of a person.
More about Daguerre
Brewer’s Yeast, 1844
Daguerreotype, 9.5 x 12.7 cm (3 3/4 x 5 ins)
Société Française de Photographie
This plate was included in the exhibition “The Dawn of Photography: French Daguerreotypes, 1839-1855”.
The above image was found on Luminous-Lint. com
WHAT IS A PHOTOGRAPH?
“You feel like the cord to the mother ship has been cut,” she said, “and now you’re floating in space.” Carol Squiers, curator of the exhibition, What is a Photograph?
Recommended reading: Thinking about the future of photography |
CONVERSATION BETWEEN WALEAD BESHTY and EILEEN QUINLAN
Bombsite magazine website
MOMA | Architectural Digest | It’s Nice That | Thomas Dane Gallery | The Guardian | interview (it’s a .pdf) | Petzel Gallery-images and press | Video at MOMA | Abstract Art or Photography
At Marc Foxx gallery
website | Also search this blog, there are several interviews with her.
2013 Le Mois de la Photo a Montrea
• PHOTOGRAPHY INTO SCULPTURE
Exhibit Press Release
Review/article from Aperture
New York Times review/article about a contemporary re-staging at Hauser & Wirth Gallery of the original 1970s exhibit.
Photography Into Sculpture, panel discussion. Video!
• THE NEXT BIG PICTURE: With Cameras Optional, The new directions in photography? Good slide show with this one!
• San Francisco Museum of Modern Art | Is Photography Over?
What are we talking about when we talk about photography? (with apologies to Raymond Carver).A copy of the catalog for WHAT IS A PHOTOGRAPHY is available for browsing in the digital lab.
HILLMAN PHOTOGRAPHY INITIATIVE
Maybe you’re thinking about the life cycle of images? Hillman Photography Initiative.
The Hillman Photography Initiative at Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) investigates the lifecycle of images: their creation, transmission, consumption, storage, potential loss, and reemergence. Technology accelerates the pace of this cycle, and often alters or redirects the trajectory of an image in unexpected, powerful ways.
The Hillman Photography Initiative is an incubator for innovative thinking on the photographic image. The Initiative centers around four projects that, taken together, investigate the boundaries and possibilities of photography through the way that an image travels. Conceived through an open, discursive process, unique in a museum setting, these projects include live public events at the museum, a pop-up reading room in the galleries, two collaborative web-based projects, and a series of commissions, including documentary videos, art projects, and writing. This website is designed to foster public conversations around the larger story that these four projects tell, and knit them together in a single experience.
The Hillman Photography Initiative has so many cool projects: Orphaned Images, The Invisible Photography, I’m especially excited for the upcoming issue about Physics and photographic processes! (nerd), and This Picture, which asks people to stop, look and respond to one image at a time. One image at a time—how we should all be looking. Looking, not swiping through SnapChat and Instagram.
TECHNIQUES and TOOLS
Before drones (and projects like Dronestagram) were used for photographic surveillance, people relied on balloons, kites and pigeons. The camera in the above image was large enough to shoot large format film and required 9-17 kites to lift it.
San Francisco Bay, 1906
Read the rest of the article and see more images here.
Bruno Ribeiro’s absurdist interpretation of Instagram.
CAMERA LESS PHOTOGRAPHY AT THE VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM