The Bigger Picture: Visual Archives and the Smithsonian
Link Love: 1/29/2010
by Catherine Shteynberg on January 29, 2010
Photo Trivia I Didn’t Know: Hippolyte Bayard’s Self-portrait as a Drowned Man was protest about what he considered an unfair lack of recognition as photography's inventor [via @GettyMuseum]
- “Past the viewfinder, and straight into my spirit/soul.” Check out Ryan’s (of The Office fame) tongue-in-cheek photo blog.
- Over at NPR's The Picture Show, NMAH curator Shannon Perich talks about Avedon's luminous portrait of singer and barrier-breaker Marion Anderson.
- Jason Larkin’s photographs of museums in Egypt poetically explore how and what museums can (and cannot) tell us about history.
- Why Photoshopping can be tricky: Whoopsie! The FBI uses a Spanish politician’s photograph to make an “age-progressed” mockup of Bin Laden. [via Mashable]
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