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Author:Pedro Meyer
      My friend Juan Alberto Gaviria, from Colombia, and I, were in Brazil recently, and at a local gas station store I came upon the image of one of Brazils’ super models promoting a brand of beer. It reminded me to another image I...
Thursday, 08 July 2004 |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Pedro Meyer
    I don't think it's too far fetched to assume that the main icons of this second US war in Iraq in 2004, still in process, will be the amateur digital pictures of the tortures performed on Iraqui detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison in...
Sunday, 23 May 2004 |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Pedro Meyer
    One of the fascinating aspects of what is going on at present in this ever changing landscape of photography is that we are moving both forward and backward at the same time. The improvements of what all these new technologies have to...
Thursday, 01 April 2004 |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Pedro Meyer
    I was recently asked by a student of photography from South Africa, how the advent of digital imaging methods had impacted the traditional perceptions of documentary photography. I offered to take up his question in one of our...
Monday, 01 March 2004 |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Pedro Meyer
    Have you ever opened your e-mail to find in your inbox several e-mails with the subject: "Does Size Matter?" I think you might have. I read somewhere that around 250 billion of such spam e-mails have been sent all over the world.  ...
Monday, 05 January 2004 |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Pedro Meyer
  Photographing at night in Mexico City     // QuickTime 6.4 plug-in is required   I had just been surrounded by 15 police cars. Their red and blue lights flashed, blinking all over the landscape at 1:30 in the morning....
Thursday, 11 December 2003 |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Pedro Meyer
  And the fictions of a "Code of Ethics"     Last week, the North Carolina Press Photographers Association in the United States, rescinded three Pictures of the Year awards given to Charlotte Observer photographer Patrick Schneider....
Wednesday, 01 October 2003 |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Pedro Meyer
"From analog to digital photography: a decade"   During this past decade our theme at ZoneZero has been "from analog to digital". No work that we have brought to our pages during this period could better epitomize this idea, than the...
Friday, 01 August 2003 |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Pedro Meyer
    Four years ago, this very month, I wrote on the topic of "street photography". I was disheartened then with the problems related to making images on the street. Be those in conjunction with the security of the photographer or his...
Tuesday, 01 July 2003 |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Pedro Meyer
    We all have different stories of how we learned about photography. Many were dependent on where you lived and also what financial resources you could count on. I was living in Mexico City and there was no place you could learn formally...
Sunday, 01 June 2003 |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Pedro Meyer
    So my phone takes a picture, what changes does that forebode for photography you will ask. Well, look at it this way, over the past year (2003), the number of cameraphones sold world wide has been larger than the number of stand alone...
Wednesday, 23 April 2003 |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Pedro Meyer
    When I first started to publish the ZoneZero website nine years ago, one of the primordial questions that I was asked, was: “will my photographs be safe on the Internet”?   Since that time, all photographers who have asked me...
Saturday, 01 March 2003 |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Pedro Meyer
    The long standing debates about photography being a reliable source of specific information, was laid to rest this past week, when Hans Blix, the Chief Weapons Inspector in Iraq, working for the United Nations, reported to the Security...
Saturday, 01 March 2003 |  E-mail | Read more
64. SMILE!
Author:Pedro Meyer
    When we take pictures of people it always seems we are requesting that they smile for the camera. Have you ever wondered why that is? Well, it appears that a "smile" is a universal sign language that states we have peaceful intentions...
Saturday, 01 February 2003 |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Pedro Meyer
  (this article contains a free gift)     We are about to close another tumultuous year, this time with a war in Iraq looming over our heads, according to the designs of the President sitting in the White House. It is anyone’s guess...
Sunday, 01 December 2002 |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Pedro Meyer
    I was talking to an audience of about 150 people, who had gathered that day to listen to a series of speakers (me included), who were trying to pass on information, as to the best way to go about having one's photography book published...
Friday, 01 November 2002 |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Pedro Meyer
  We are told, "Poetry is the other way of using language". Yet when we make reference to other art forms, in our case specifically to photography, we seem to use the term poetry to describe a particular form of imagery, I suppose considering...
Sunday, 01 September 2002 |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Pedro Meyer
    When someone is asked to predict the future, and the question is presented in such a way that they need to be specific, more often than not, the only response will be "I don't know". It goes without saying that we really never "know",...
Wednesday, 07 August 2002 |  E-mail | Read more
69. The Fall
Author:Pedro Meyer
    You must have thought that we closed for the summer or for the World Cup Football matches, as neither our cover nor the editorial page have changed in quite some time now. I only wish we had those good reasons to absent ourselves from...
Saturday, 01 June 2002 |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Pedro Meyer
    I have often been surprised how many things change around us that we do not notice on a day-to-day basis.   There is this famous experiment with frogs where if you take a frog and place it in a pan with water sitting on a stove,...
Friday, 12 April 2002 |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Pedro Meyer
    I must admit that I am more than just a bit puzzled by the survey we have been conducting here in ZoneZero regarding the expectations our audience has, regarding how long film will be around. By a considerable margin (60%), most of you...
Friday, 01 February 2002 |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Pedro Meyer
    The image above was taken at a wonderful Natural Science Museum in La Plata, Argentina, which I was led to believe housed the world's largest herbivore dinosaur, the Argentinosaurus. It didn't, but a few interesting anecdotes related to...
Monday, 07 January 2002 |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Pedro Meyer
    The fall out of what happened on Sept 11th has had repercussions in so many unanticipated ways; one of these has to do with taking photographic materials with you as you travel by air.   In an excellent technical information...
Monday, 03 December 2001 |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Pedro Meyer
    Bombs are falling on Afghanistan as I write. Most of you reading this probably have never been exposed to the horrors of having bombs explode around you, just as most of us outside the World Trade Center have a hard time fathoming what...
Sunday, 28 October 2001 |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Pedro Meyer
    I have been warning about the level of misinformation going around the internet during these crucial times, suggesting that we should all learn to be very careful in questioning what we get to see.   The above mentioned image has...
Monday, 01 October 2001 |  E-mail | Read more

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