Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Catching up...

Amazing all that's happened since 10/24/07 (date of last post on my ol' blog). Less amazing is what hasn't happened (ie- an all out jihad for impeachment over the never ending cavalcade of high crimes and misdemeanors from a lying president hellbent on starting WWIII). Which reminds me- what was the name of that General that said there wouldn't be a war with Iran on his watch? You don't think he and certain US Intelligence Agencies determined not to be made fools of again got together and launched a little preemptive strike of their own on the commander-in-chief! Nah, that would be a... conspiracy theory.

On the photo front, was quite surprised no one in the blogosphere mentioned the passing of Fred W. McDarrah, photographer and photo editor at the Village Voice for many a year. Personally, I'll always feel in his debt just for hiring James Hamilton, whose portraits of the famous and anonymous alike adorned the pages of the Voice throughtout the seventies and were like weekly tutorials on just how magnificent portraiture could be (with a 35mm no less)! Crying shame there isn't a book commemorating those incredible images.

Anyway, here's but a few notes of mention (some of which I'm sure you've already seen) from the past weeks culled from the hallowed list of notable sources already prominently displayed here:


How Photos Become Fine Art The view from the high road.
Danny Wilcox Frazier- Driftless: Photographs from Iowa
What I Wish I'd Known When I Started... ($$$)
Plagiarism v Imitation Your call...
Words Without Pictures Is Photography art? Again.
Truth and Photography- (again)
The Shot- the fashion version of the gang that couldn't shoot straight.

StoryCorps- audio documentation. Dave Isay and his amazing oral history project, the largest in the US!

I Don't Think This Place Is Worth Another Soldier's Life
5 Myths About Terror
Torture's Roots in the good ol' USA

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