Reinterpreting a Family Photo Album

Argentinian photographer Diego Ballestrasse creates his visual diary, The Fourth Wall, by gathering cut outs from old family photographs and combines them to generate a new subtle vision of a family album.

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Museum of capitalism

The Museum of Capitalism is an institution dedicated to educating this generation and future generations about the history, philosophy, and legacy of capitalism, through exhibitions, research, publication, collecting and preserving material evidence, art, and artifacts of capitalism, and a variety of public programming.

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Tales from a Libyan jail, a review on Manu Brabo’s work

After being held for 44 days in several prisons of the regime in the spring of 2011, Pulitzer winner photographer Manu Brabo went back when the rebels took control of Tripoli to cover the conflict again. He immediately started to closely follow the situation of the prisoners suspected of being loyalist to the dying regime.

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Lauren Greenfield’s Generation Wealth review

Critically acclaimed documentary filmmaker and photographer Lauren Greenfield has dedicated her career to exploring youth and beauty culture, the rise of conspicuous consumption, and the spread of global consumerism. Greenfield has created an important and revelatory cultural document that weaves together 650 color-saturatead images and 150 riveting first-person interviews into an epic narrative, chronicling the tireless pursuit of money, status, beauty, and fame.

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“Through Instagram I take one million followers in the field with me”. Interview with David Guttenfelder

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Interview with National Geographic photographer David Guttenfelder, whose work focuses on geopolitical conflict, conservation and culture. Guttenfelder spent twenty years as a photojournalist for the Associated Press based in Nairobi, Abidjan, New Delhi, and Tokyo covering news in nearly 100 countries around the world. With more than one million followers on Instagram, he is considered one of the most influent photojournalists world wide. We talked about “Coming Home” his last work exhibited at Visa Pour l’Image-Perpignan, how mobile photography changed the profession and his relation with 1 million followers.

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McCurry photo intervention: is it right to use Photoshop to retouch shots?

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A blogger discovered a badly retouched photo of Cuba at the exhibition of the American master Steve McCurry in Venaria Reale, Italy. I asked Pulizer Prize winner Manu Brabo and documentarist photographer Giovanni Troilo their opinion: for photojournalist Brabo, “He was wrong, you’re not expecting a bad example from him”; director-photographer Troilo said, “That image is not a piece of evidence of reality”.

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The Dreamers book introduction

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The Dreamers” is an exploration of life in New York, in the subways and the alleys, a trip among its dwellers and those who made a home of its streets.

Steve Panariti crossed Bronx, Harlem, Manhattan and Brooklyn all the way to Coney Island, giving back an instinctive tale of a population made up of sleepy homeless, veterans begging for a dollar and too-fast-aged women.

New York models itself in an always different and sometimes inconsistent form of revelation. For decades it has been inspiration for street photography great authors like Mary Ellen Mark, Elliott Erwitt, Bruce Gilden, who surprised pedestrians with his flashes, or Jeff Mermelstein, who caught the extravagances of a mix of races, gestures and crafts.
New York is effectively a great playground for photography: no one much cares what you’re doing. Pieces of a true and grotesque urban puzzle are moving undisturbed in the streets walked by Panariti. Characters who are real, like muscular ladies and asleep keepers, or reproduced on abandoned magazines, on missing person leaflets or on the graffiti where a girl seems to be lost in her dreams. Here we find parading iconic city elements like asphalt, carton, garbage, signals, food trucks and ghetto blasters. Tech devices, instead, are absent: the “dreamers” don’t own a laptop and don’t type on a smartphone. Yet they are the subjects of a new photography, the mobile one, which mainly concentrates on content and relationship with context, because the smartphone allows to get closer in an almost invisible way.
This work uses the contemporary storytelling language shared on social networks. The hashtag #streetphotography counts ten million posts on Instagram, a fascinating platform for creatives, professionals and amateurs alike which offers a new interaction with a wider audience.

Filters, contrasts, paper waste, random and intentionally casual framing connotate “The Dreamers”, which records with direct and immediate connection those moods, gestures and social phenomena that constitute the street essence.