Human trafficking and modern slavery: “not Natasha”

20 August, 2009|photography|

Photographer Dana Popa travelled to the Republic of Moldova to document, through photography and collected stories, the experiences of sex-trafficked women and their families. ‘Natasha’ is the nickname given to prostitutes with Eastern European looks. Sex trafficked girls hate it. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Moldova is one of the main trafficking source [...]

Hahnemühle Anniversary Photo Award

18 May, 2009|art, photography|

To celebrate its 425th anniversary Hahnemühle is inviting both amateur and professional photographers from all over the world to take part in the international Hahnemühle Anniversary Photo Award. The theme of the competition is “For Originals”. We are interested in the photographer’s unique angle of capturing people, objects and moments from an original perspective. Please submit [...]

Photography and Cinema

1 May, 2009|photography|

Mr. Whiskets writes, " It is no secret that David Campany is a friend to Errata Editions since he contributed the essay to our study of Eugene Atget's Photographe de Paris so risking cries of cronyism I highly recommend his book by Reaktion called Photography and Cinema. This yet another title in the interesting Exposures [...]

Kodak Ektar 100 in 120

21 February, 2009|photography|

On Tuesday, in response to photographers' requests, Kodak announced that it will be making its premier color negative film, Ektar 100, available in 120. EKTAR 100 Film is the ideal choice for commercial photographers and advanced amateurs for applications such as nature, travel, fashion and product photography, where the emphasis is often on color. The [...]

Lee Friedlander: New Mexico

23 December, 2008|photography|

Mr. Whiskets writes, "To say that Lee Friedlander is a pedestrian would be an understatement. His photographs in Sticks and Stones: Architectural America are almost entirely made from a vantage point confined to sidewalks. He does not venture far from the walking paths that line city and suburban streets - especially since many are made [...]

Just another bloody weekend in Finland

23 June, 2008|photography|

Jim writes, Like a modern-day Weegee, Harri Palviranta cruises the night streets of Finland, armed with his Hasselblad camera and a big flash, looking for a fight to photograph, or the bloodied face of a drunken party-goer, or the scene of a recent brawl. See his series, Battered, in Lens Culture. Read more... Source: Lens Culture [...]

A Bird (Blast #130) by Naoya Hatakeyama

18 June, 2008|photography|

Mr. Whiskets writes, "My posts tend to be rather long (which I think is a good thing) but there are times when I'd simply like to be brief and spotlight some books I feel I've been neglecting. There are many fine titles that I think are interesting and worth your notice but when I sit [...]

Robert Frank Aspesi catalogs

15 May, 2008|photography|

Mr. Whiskets writes, "Most artists need to find ways of paying the bills and this usually involves stepping outside of their immediate interests. Unless, of course, they were born into wealth and the day to day search for money is unnecessary. I have the notion that good art doesn't naturally spring from that environment but [...]

Through Weegee’s Lens

29 April, 2008|photography|

NIKO KOPPEL writes, "BACK in the 1970s, a gutsy blonde named Jill Freedman armed with a battered Leica M4 and an eye for the offbeat trained her lens on the spirited characters and gritty sidewalks of a now-extinct city. Influenced by the Modernist documentarian André Kertész, with references to the hard-edged, black-and-white works of Weegee [...]