- Updates on The Impossible Project—Polaroid enthusiasts’ mission to bring the film back into production.
- Charlotte Cotton: “how do we respond meaningfully to the mass energy of citizen photography or print-on-demand publishing if the canon that distinguished a very few from the ever so many is our overriding mandate?” If you haven’t already checked it out, read responses to SFMOMA’s question, “Is photography over,” before the participants discuss at a summit on April 22.
- Fred Ritchin writes about “hyperphotography,” or the notion that in the hyper-textual environment of the Web, we should be thinking of “photographs or even pieces of photographsas nodes that link to a variety of other media . . . rather than as images that are sufficient in and of themselves.” One among many fascinating pieces of writing in Harvard’s Nieman Report on Visual Journalism.
- Screen Search Fashion—film stills from the 1920s and 30s showing the fashions of the times. [via The Scout Report]
- Visual artists suing Google because they say Google Books' large-scale digitization amounts to copyright infringement.
- Where the Heads of the Renowned Rest is a series of photos by artist Mohammad Ghazali, which look at Tehran from the viewpoint of monumental statues of famous Iranians installed around the city just found in Dide Magazine. Dide (which means "eye", "glance", " being seen" in Persian), is an Iranian online photo magazine published in both Farsi and English. Always on the lookout for international photo blogs and e-zines, so feel free to throw out favorites in the comments! [via Mrs. Deane]
- Another reminder of the power of photography and memory à la Jeff Sandoz’s click! story on Alzheimer’s and photography. Check out photographer Jeannette Montgomery Barron’s project My Mother’s Clothes, which documents the artist’s attempts to jog her fashionista mother’s memories amidst the onset of dementia via photographs of her favorite accessories and items of clothes [via style court].
- The last acres of wilderness in Manhattan:
Joel Meyerowitz on Legacy: Excerpts from his talk from Aperture Foundation on Vimeo.
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