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Author:Luis González de Alba
    I got tickets to the premiere of the opera “Frida”, in Spanish, but I gave them away the night of the show. I hate Frida Kahlo and her era. It’s not hatred without motive; I’m convinced that the very attitude that has taken to such...
Friday, 08 June 2007 | Read more
Author:Yukiko Launois
  Application deadline for the 2007 Howard Chapnick Grant is July 15th, 2007. Please download an application form from the link at   The annual grant of $5000 is NOT intended for the creation of photographs, but in support...
Friday, 25 May 2007 | Read more
Author:Pedro Meyer
It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried. Winston Churchill.     I have heard over and over, in many parts of the world. How new digital technologies have an unfair...
Monday, 30 April 2007 | Read more
Author:Gary Kamiya
        Iraq: Why the media failed Afraid to challenge America's leaders or conventional wisdom about the Middle East, a toothless press collapsed.   Apr. 10, 2007 | It's no secret that the period of time between 9/11...
Tuesday, 10 April 2007 | Read more
Author:Amy Benfer
          Writing in a Free World   Jonathan Lethem explains why copyright laws stifle creativity and why he's giving away the film rights to his new novel.   Mar. 25, 2007 Jonathan Lethem's seventh novel, "You Don't...
Sunday, 25 March 2007 | Read more
Author:Juan Antonio Molina
    There isn’t a single document of culture that is not also a document of savagery. As it is not itself free of savagery, the process of conveying it from one to the other isn’t either. That is why the materialistic historian...
Wednesday, 31 January 2007 | Read more
Author:Andrew Orlowski
    by Andrew Orlowski   Photojournalism is dying - readers rejoice -   Letters Recently, we invited top UK photojournalist Sion Touhig to describe the grim economics facing photo journalists. His passionate essay: How the...
Saturday, 13 January 2007 | Read more
Author:Iliana Ulloa
  Darwin said: It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the smartest, but the one that adapts better to change.   In a devastating week for the professional development laboratories industry, we can see Darwin’s theory fully...
Friday, 12 January 2007 | Read more
Author:Sion Touhig
        Comment: We're continually being told the Internet empowers the individual. But speaking as an individual creative worker myself, I'd argue that all this Utopian revolution has achieved so far in my sector is to disempower...
Friday, 12 January 2007 | Read more
Author:The Getty Trust Fund
Help create an archive of photographic materials from the pre-digital age   Digital photography is replacing traditional photography. And it's happening so fast that traditional photography, and the knowledge about how to create it, is in...
Tuesday, 05 December 2006 | Read more
Author:Vicki Goldberg
  Published under permission: Abbeville Press, Fine Arts & Illustrated Books   Photography was a powerhouse medium from the date of its birth in 1839 and was already on steroids and flexing its muscles when it was barely out of its...
Friday, 17 November 2006 | Read more
Author:Pedro Meyer
    A group of scientists put five monkeys in a cage, and inside it, they placed a ladder with a bunch of bananas. When one of the monkeys climbed up the ladder to get a banana, they hosed the rest with ice-cold water.   After a while...
Monday, 16 October 2006 | Read more
Author:Carlos Darío Albornoz
  Traditional arts and crafts in extinction Tucumán, Argentina – 2004   Installation of contemporary daguerreotypes   This work was funded by a grant from the Simon Guggenheim Foundation that I was awarded in 2004.   These...
Tuesday, 19 September 2006 | Read more
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Author:Juan Antonio Molina
  From the body photographic to the photographed body (variations of a discourse regarding spirtuality in contemporary photography) by Juan Antonio Molina     Probably the objects of a religious, moral, aesthetic and logical...
Wednesday, 13 September 2006 | Read more
Author:Pedro Meyer
  part 1 | part 2 | part 3 | part 4   We somehow were brought up with the notion that documentary pictures were the equivalent of a testimony that was credible because it was a photograph.   In other words, the very nature of being...
Thursday, 10 August 2006 | Read more
Author:Katharine Q. Seelye and Julie Bosman
  The last August, 8th., Adnan Hajj was the most-searched term on the Technorati Web site, which tracks what is being discussed in the blogosphere. And a rendering of his work was one of the most viewed videos on YouTube. Adnan...
Wednesday, 09 August 2006 | Read more
Author:Marilyn Domínguez Turriza and Juan Carlos Saucedo Villegas
Marilyn Domínguez Turriza INAH Center (National Institute Anthropology and History) Campeche Juan Carlos Saucedo Villegas Institute of Culture       A brief history of photography in Campeche.   Photography has been...
Wednesday, 09 August 2006 | Read more
Author:Juan Antonio Molina
  chapter I | chapter II | chapter III | chapter IV     I   In 1960 Yves Klein published a photo of himself floating in the air, apparently after jumping out of a window. The composition was thorough and you could see both the...
Friday, 23 June 2006 | Read more
Author:Nora Olivia Sedeno Torres
  The Manuel R. Palacios Historic Archive of the City of Oaxaca has now its very own building. It now has a splendidly edited general guide of its documents and a much better organization. The catalog “Rescuing the city's image through its arts...
Tuesday, 20 June 2006 | Read more
Author:Nadia Baram / Pedro Meyer
  May 1st. 2006. May 1st was an important day in American History. Millions of Hispanic workers, most of them of Mexican origin, came together to express in unison “Aquí estamos y no nos vamos, y si nos echan, regresamos” (Here we are, and...
Friday, 05 May 2006 | Read more
Author:Michel Marriott
  African-Americans are steadily gaining access to and ease with the Internet, signaling a remarkable closing of the "digital divide" that many experts had worried would be a crippling disadvantage in achieving success.   Civil rights...
Monday, 24 April 2006 | Read more
Author:Pedro Meyer
                I was invited to attend FotoFest once again this year. It's usually in my capacity as a "reviewer of portfolios". I am not sure if this is accurate, but I think the idea of...
Monday, 03 April 2006 | Read more
Author:Joe Torres
  White Plains, Westchester. March 21, 2006. A local photographer is looking for an apology after he was held for hours by police. He was taken into custody for questioning because of what he decided to snap a couple of shots of.  ...
Monday, 27 March 2006 | Read more
Author:Philip Gefter
  In 1999, Philip-Lorca diCorcia set up his camera on a tripod in Times Square, attached strobe lights to scaffolding across the street and, in the time-honored tradition of street photography, took a random series of pictures of strangers...
Sunday, 19 March 2006 | Read more
Author:George Gilbert
  The Leica is the pioneer 35mm camera. From a nit picking point of view, it wasn't the very first still camera to use 35mm movie film, but it was the first to be widely publicized and successfully marketed.   It created the "candid camera"...
Tuesday, 07 March 2006 | Read more

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