Category Archives: Discussion Topics

Walker Evan’s Subway Portraits

You can tell Evans main goal was to get a real human expression. To get a look of real emotion. How people are truly feeling and how they would look during a train ride. He would have never gotten the … Continue reading

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Transformation of Cindy Sherman

I happened to be searching some photography blogs online and ran into the video that I thought would be interesting. Especially for those who visited the Cindy Sherman exhibit. Cindy Sherman: Characters Art Exclusive

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Follow Magnum Photographer Alec Soth through Ohio

Even though I said earlier this week that I had posted the last Discussion Topic for the semester, I just wanted to add this to our class blog feed. Ā  First, thanks to everyone who has been posting very interesting … Continue reading

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Janette Beckman, New York Photographer

Admiring the person in charge of a lot of New Yorkā€™s famous photography is Janette Beckman. Originally an English documentary photographer born in London, she lives and works in New York. As veteran photographer of music and youth culture Beckman … Continue reading

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New York Photo Festival 2012 Coming Up

So, the New York Photo Festival 2012 will be held in a few days from May 16 through May 20 in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Not too far from our CityTech. And what’s most exciting is that all New York Festival exhibition … Continue reading

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Remembering Wordsworth Donisthorpe, Inventor of the Kinesigraph

Wordsworth Donisthorpe was an English individualist anarchist and inventor, pioneer of cinematography and chess enthusiast. On 9 November 1876 Donisthorpe applied for a patent for the Kinesigraph, an apparatus ‘to facilitate the taking of a succession of photographs at equal … Continue reading

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Discussion Topic: Street Art and Photography

In 2011, the French street artist JR launched a global art project called Inside Out ProjectĀ thatĀ uses photographic images to address issues of social identity. Ā Everyone is invited to participate. Ā Individuals or groups send in their black and white photographic portraits … Continue reading

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Discussion Topic: Old is New Again with the iPhone-Nina Katchadourian’s airplane bathroom photos

What do you do when you’re stuck on a long plane ride without wi-fi or a good book? If you’re the performance artist Nina Katchadourian, you construct a good photo with airline magazines, sugar packets, or toilet paper, which she … Continue reading

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The Greatest War Photograph and Capa

TheĀ Falling SoldierĀ orĀ Death of a Loyalist Soldier is indeed the greatest war photograph. According to “Proving that Robert Capaā€™s ā€œFalling Soldierā€ is Genuine: A Detective Story” the arguments Whelan Ā brings is pretty convincing on my part. Whelan was explaining that the … Continue reading

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Discussion Topic: The Greatest War Photograph and Capa

At the age of 23, Robert Capa took a photograph that many have labeled the greatest war photograph of all time.Ā  Taken during the Spanish Civil War, the renown of Capaā€™s photograph,Ā Falling SoldierĀ orĀ Death of a Loyalist Soldier,Ā reverberated around the world … Continue reading

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