Thursday, May 19, 2011

American Dreams at the Bendigo Art Gallery

Running from the 16th of April until the 10th of July at the Bendigo Art Gallery is a surprisingly comprehensive exhibition of works from George Eastman House.

There are original prints from Berenice Abbott, Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Margaret Bourke-White, Harry Callahan, Robert Capa, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Imogen Cunningham, Edward S Curtin, William Eggleston, Walker Evans, Lee Friedlander, Nan Goldin, Lewis Hine, Gertrude Kasebier, Dorothea Lange, Robert Mapplethorpe, Mary Ellen Mark, Tina Modotti, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Joan Myers, Barbara Norfleet, John Pfahl, Man Ray, Cindy Sherman, Stephen Shore, Aaron Siskind, W. Eugene Smith, Edward Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Weegee, Edward Weston and Gary Winogrand.

Well worth a look if you have a chance to pop over to Bendigo.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Days with my Father

An amazing series of work, where the artist photographs his dying father, very moving.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Magic in photography

It may be stretching it to say that the instant image (commonly referred to as a Polaroid) is like the modern-day tintype, but it definitely has very magical and nostalgic qualities. The way that the image appears on a blank piece of glossy paper only minutes after it was taken still gives me butterflies every time.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Digital Manipulation

Published: July 8, 2009
The alteration of digital imagery is a critical issue in contemporary photojournalism. The New York Times has a strong policy, but is not entirely immune.