Blue Bananas

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Image from Short Sharp Science: Bananas So Ripe, They’re Blue

As our semester long exploration of photography and colour comes to an end (waaaah) I want to share this web-based exploration of colour from National Public Radio.
LOOK AT THIS: This Is Color
Explore, enjoy and learn about blue bananas.

 

Photos from a comet. A COMET!

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Image from the New York Times.

The European Space Agency did it! Philae has landed. On a comet! A comet!

People! A comet!

Read more here. (writing without excessive exclamation points)

The comet is very far away (duh) but this story has local connections. A University of Guelph Physics professor, Ralf Gellert, helped develop the alpha particle X-ray spectrometer (APXS), that will measure the comet’s elemental ingredients. You can read about Professor Gellert here and here.

And if you want to follow live feeds and videos and twitter updates, all that info is on the European Space Agency website.

 

Stacey Aspinall – Final Project Research: Light and Abstraction

Akihiko Miyoshi – http://ca.phaidon.com/agenda/photography/articles/2013/august/19/akihiko-miyoshis-abstract-photos/

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Bing Wright – http://www.bingwright.com/

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Uta Barthes – http://www.tanyabonakdargallery.com/artists/uta-barth/series-photography

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Dan Flavin (not a “photographer,” but works with light) – http://www.moma.org/collection/artist.php?artist_id=1911

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See also: Olafur Eliasson: http://www.olafureliasson.net/

Dan Graham (Two Way Mirror series): http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2014/dan-graham

Mirrored Room by Lucas Samaras (1966) – anyone who went on the trip to the Albright-Knox Museum earlier in the semester had a chance to see this in person, and it’s a really unique experience.

What is Photography? : Touchable Memories

During our brainstorming class last week someone (Alison–I think it was you?) was thinking about how photography translates the 3D world into 2D experience.

Well, what if that process were reversed?

‘touchable memories’ by pirate3D, turns photographs into 3D-printed objects for people without vision. the social experiment project aims to increase the awareness of the endless possibilities of using technology to improve lives. using an affordable home printer called buccaneer, the visually-impaired can re-experience images by fabricating a tangible scene of it.

More information: Here

 

Digital and Non-silver Photography (SART 3600)

Having issues registering for SART 3600—Digital and Non-Silver Photography? Don’t worry!
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I’m posting this on behalf of Susan Dobson.
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Dear photo students,

For those of you trying to register for the Digital and Non-Silver course for next semester, you may have noticed on Web Advisor that the course shows as being closed and has no students enrolled. This is due to an administrative error – apparently someone entered the class-time as 2:20 – 3:20 instead of 2:20 – 5:20. The situation is being corrected and you will still be able to register for the course, although you may have to wait until the ADD period to do so. Anyone who has registered for the course already will be guaranteed a spot in the course when it re-opens. I will keep you updated with specific instructions once I hear more from the administration.

Sorry about the hassle, but don’t worry – this course will be offered for W15 at the following time:

Tues/Thurs 2:30 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.

More information will be forthcoming from me and from the administration. In the meantime, feel free to email me if you have any questions.

Best,

Susan Dobson
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IMAGE: Carte de visite from the George Eastman House Flickr feed.
Happy Halloween.

 

Some help for you

Hand pointing, light beams in backgroundWhether it’s Google Earth, Facebook, or Selfies many of you are thinking about the intersection between social media and photography.

THIS is a short, great essay on the problems of the selfie.

Others of you (BOGDAN–I’m talking to you) are thinking about the life cycle of images: their creation, transmission, storage, searchability, etc. You need to know about the Hillman Photography Initiative.

From the Hillman Photography Initiative website:

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.

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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.

Call for emerging artists

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Gallery 44 (Toronto) is seeking artists for PROOF.

From the Gallery 44 website:
PROOF
is Gallery 44’s annual exhibition of photo-based work by Canadian emerging artists reflecting a range of current concerns and practices in contemporary photography from across the country.

This is a great opportunity for emerging artists. More information here.
Deadline is November 7.
Need help with your application? Make an appointment with me.

 

NIGEL GRIMMER

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This is an image from Nigel Grimmer’s series, “Art Drag Album”

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Read an interview with Nigel and see more of his work at Behold: The Slate Magazine Photography blog.

 

Abelardo Morell

Camera Obscura: Early Morning View of the East Side of Midtown Manhattan, 2014

Abelardo Morell, Camera Obscura: Early Morning View of the East Side of Midtown Manhattan, 2014

Just some inspiration for your What is Photography? assignment. This image is by Abelardo Morell. He creates custom camera obscura, often turning an entire room into a camera, and then photographs the camera-less image. So what you’re looking at is a photograph of an image produced by a camera obscura. Got it?

The image is from Morell’s upcoming exhibition at Edwynn Houk Gallery in New York.

WHAT IS PHOTOGRAPHY? Assignment 3

Marco Breuer Untitled (Fuse), gelatin silver paper, burned, 1996

Marco Breuer
Untitled (Fuse), gelatin silver paper, burned, 1996

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 What is a Photograph?

Exhibition at International Center of Photography.
NYTimes Review

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.


THE EDGE OF VISION

The Edge of Vision, Revisited.
The Edge of Vision VIDEO INTERVIEWS!
Lyle Rexer explains the book’s concept

 

MIKKO SINERVO
Helsinki School

WALEAD BESHTY
| Video at MOMA | Abstract Art or Photography
New Photography (2009) at MOMA | Blog with interviews and video

CARTER MULL
At Marc Foxx gallery |

DANIEL GORDON
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website | exhibition at New York Hortcultural Society of New York

ADAM BROOMBERG and OLIVER CHANARIN
| website | The Day Nobody Died | Interview | At MOMA in the New Photography Show

General link for the New Photography Show at MOMA

MARCO BREUER
At Yossi Milo Gallery | Interview in St.Lucy

SARA ANGELUCCI
website | Artist in Residence at the AGO

ALISON ROSSITER
Article/Interview in BorderCrossings

2013 Le Mois de la Photo a Montreal

Dronestagram | description of project

PENELOPE UMBRICO
Article about Penelope Umbrico

JOHN HOUCK

TREVOR PAGLEN

Risa Horowitz
Imaging Saturn (images) | Imaging Saturn blog

CARA BARER
Interview about banal but significant objects  | Talking about her work in FeatureShoot.

THOMAS RUFF
Photograms for the New Age | At Gagosian Gallery

VIK MUNIZ
Website | Video at ICP

GARY FABIAN MILLER
website | In Camera-less photography at V&A musuem

CAMERA-LESS PHOTOGRAPHY at the Victoria and Albert Musuem
Directory of Artists (videos) |  Camera-less photography techniques

LIZ DESCHENES

UTA BARTH

MARTIN KLIMAS
website

Sarah Anne Johnson
At Stephen Bulger | Article in Border Crossings

JASON SALAVON

Jessica Eaton

Evan Lee

 

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This list is by no means exhaustive. Feel free to augment the list in the comments!

Makers:
Robin Rhode | Interview with the artist
Thomas Demand
Holly Roberts
Molly Springfield
Laurie Simmons
Ann Hamilton (sculptor)
Andy Goldsworthy
Thomas Demand
Ruth Thorne Thomsen
Christian Boltanski
Robert Parke Harrison
Dieter Appelt
David Levinthal
Helen Van Meene
Abelardo Morell (amazing camera obscura)
Vik Muniz
Sigmar Polke
Gordon Matta-Clark
Aspen Mays

OTHER RESOURCES
St.Lucy
(Interviews with photographers)

ICP VIDEO ARCHIVE

BORDER CROSSINGS, Issue#119

Go here. It’s an amazing resource of artists.

And, to help you think about what you’re deconstructing:
You might want to watch: David Hockney’s, A Secret Knowledge, (part 1), (part 2), (part 3).

Paul Chiappe!

These are tiny tiny tiny drawings, based on vintage, found, photographs. Go here for more information.