Photo I • Composition


Henri Cartier-BressonThe Decisive Moment
Helpful and concise article about Cartier-Bresson

Joel Meyerowitz Talks about composition.


Helen Levitt | At MOMA | At Lawrence Miller Gallery



Gary Winogrand | 10 Things Gary Winogrand Can Teach You About Street Photography | Profile in The Guardian



Richard Avedon | website | American Masters video series | Master Photographer series at Time-Life



Francesca Woodman | Tate-Modern | Guggenheim

Untitled 1975-80 by Francesca Woodman 1958-1981


General Inspiration | Research | Photography Museums  (don’t forget to utilize this blog)

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Aperture Foundation-especially the weekly roundup of photography news on the blog

• The Lens Blog of the New York Times

Behold: The Photography Blog at


International Center of Photography  | Online database

LightBox | The photo editors at Time Magazine

• Ryerson Image Centre | Collections


Canadian Art

Border Crossings


For those of you going to NY: Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video (at The Guggenheim)


2610: Singular Images: Images

The first essay discusses the image, Latice Window (with the Camera Obscura), August 1835.

Here it the full image:LatticedWindowAtLacockAbbey

Here is a version that has been colour corrected and enlarged:


Here are references to the image:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (good explanatory text)

National Media Archive (scroll down a bit)

Oxford Reference entry for the image

Google Images (to see all the variations, good and bad, of uploading an historic image to the web)

Contemporary interpretation of Talbot’s iconic image from the Victoria and Albert Museum exhibit, “Shadow Catchers: Camera-less Photography” 2010

More information about William Henry Fox Talbot.


The second essay discusses Charles Nègre, “Chimney Sweeps Walking”, 1852.

It is in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada.
This is an compelling analysis of Negrè’s image as it relates to representation and capitalism.

Charles Nègre entry in the Encyclopedia of 19th Century Photography.


In today’s lecture I mentioned the following artists/scientists/concepts/websites
:NASA (!) multimedia

This is Now! : This site showcases the latest image uploaded to Instagram based on geo-tag locations.

Eadweard Muybridge

MuybridgeBuffalo Muybridge_race_horse_animated

Harold Edgerton
Edgerton digital collection at MIT

Martin Klimas
Hiroshi Sugimoto
Sophie Calle

Rineke Dijkstra

Post-mortem photography
Lots of information available on this topic, but this is a good collection of images (on Pinterest of all places!)

The invisible/hidden mother
images from The Guardian.
A book on the subject.
Article in The Guardian
BBC news
The disappearing mother

Stereographs at the Library of Congress |
A brief history of stereographs and stereoscopes (good images)
Stereographs and travel.
Stereographs and the U.S. Civil War (good images)

Carte de Visite: A brief history of the Carte de Visite from the American Museum of Photography

Excellent resource of carte de visites from the Flickr feed of the George Eastman House