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Interesting symposium at SFMOMA

Is Photography Over?

It’s a hell of a question – more importantly what are the answers to something like that. We can all agree that “traditional photography” – by which I mean the kind of work done by Cartier-Bresson, Gary Winograd, and Ralph Gibson is currently not terribly in vogue as we are seeking photographers that are engaging a digital process that involves a different type of image manipulation than what we have seen in the past – but I’m not sure to say that technology is to blame or even the issue.

I’m pretty interested to see what comes from this.

The following is taken from the SFMOMA web site:

“SFMOMA has invited a range of major thinkers and practitioners to write brief responses to this question and then to convene for a two-day summit on the state of the medium. Participants include Vince Aletti, George Baker, Walead Beshty, Jennifer Blessing, Charlotte Cotton, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Geoff Dyer, Peter Galassi, Corey Keller, Douglas Nickel, Trevor Paglen, Blake Stimson, and Joel Snyder.

Their texts will be used to kick off a panel discussion Thursday night. The 13 participants will continue the conversation Friday morning in closed-door sessions and will report back in a public session Friday afternoon April 23rd.”

More info is here.

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Noted with Appreciation: William Eggleston’s (album cover) Guide

I stumbled over this over the weekend and with all the Alex Chilton memories and learning that entertainment weekly did an article on Alex (has to be the first one) it was really nice seeing such a well done post on one of my favorite photographers connected with the whole Big Star/LX thing.

One thing that always interests me is how these get cropped for use. I realize that it’s not an art piece, but I wonder if some of the edits don’t seem a bit clumsy. The one for Primal Scream’s Give Out But Don’t Give Up is perfect however – especially for that album.

The link is Here, so thanks to Blake Andrews for the interesting post.

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Some Polaroid goodness

Found this today – a Charles and Ray Eames movie on the SX-70

Following up from my post last week – here is what the Paul Giambarba Edition Polaroid Film box looks like

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Paul Giambarba Edition Polaroid Film

When: December 18th, 2009, 5:00 – 7:30pm
Where: ICP, 1133 Avenue of the Americans at 43rd Street, New York
Who: Paul Giambarba – PG is the designer of the entire spectrum of Polaroid design. This is no mean feat – and the work he did remains iconic to this day.

The Impossible Project is presenting the last of the “old” Polaroid film in a special event honoring and designed by PG. The claim is to help shorten the wait time until the new film is released. This should be a fairly fun – and light hearted event. Hope to see you there.

The Story of the Branding of Polaroid
Grant Hamilton’s upcoming Polaroid movie trailer

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Art Week at the Strand Book Store

Somehow book news is all over me this week – I’m going with the flow of it – for today anyway. The Strand is having “Art Week” with a nice line up of events starting today and going into next week. All of these events are at the Broadway and 12th Street location as well as being free and open to the public. I’ll also admit this is straight from the press release…

Tuesday, December 8, 7:00pm
Lisa Kereszi, whose photographs are in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Brooklyn Museum of Art; and the Study Collection of the Museum of Modern Art, will show images from her new book, Fun and Games.

Wednesday, December 9, 7:00pm
Award-winning photographer Joel Meyerowitz will present images from the project he was commissioned to do by the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, collected in the book, Legacy: The Preservation of Wilderness in New York City Parks.

Thursday, December 10, 7:00pm
Robert Polidori, staff photographer for The New Yorker, shows images of Versaille’s conservation project from his new book, Transitional States/Parcours Muséologique Revisité.

Tuesday, December 15, 7:00pm
Paul Goldberger, architecture critic for The New Yorker and author of Building Up and Tearing Down, in discussion with architecture critic James Russell of Bloomberg News.

Above: Lisa Kereszi, Junkyard office with TV, Trainer, Penna. 2001

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