Stare. It is the way to educate your eye, and more. Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long. -- Walker Evans

Friday, November 30, 2012

William Klein: In Pictures

From Tate MediaAn exclusive interview with photographer William Klein and a first-ever glimpse behind the scenes at his Paris studio.

'Almost everything is coincidence and luck and chance.' William Klein is one of the twentieth century's most important photographers and film-makers and in this interview for Tate Media, he discusses his experience photographing on the streets of New York, the challenges in publishing his first New York book and how he worked with filmmaker Federico Fellini.

Klein's work is featured in the exhibition William Klein + Daido Moriyama at Tate Modern, 10 October 2012--20 January 2013.

See also from Tate Media: William Klein: Films, 1958-99

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Unseen Photo Fair Amsterdam: The Future of Photography

From Unseen Photo Fair Amsterdam: Unseen is an international photography fair focused on undiscovered photography talent and unseen work by established photographers. The first edition of Unseen took place from 19 to 23 September 2012 at Amsterdam’s Westergasfabriek, kicking off the gallery season by celebrating yet undetected, cutting-edge work. 

Unseen Festival Day 2: The Future of Photography

The discussion was opened with an introduction by Marc Feustel, known for his blog Eyecurious. His statement of "future of photography being now" was an interesting start for the discussion. The participants, Simon Baker (London, Curator of Photography and International Art, Tate), James Reid (London, Picture Editor of Wallpaper), Christine Ollier (Paris, Artistic Director of Galerie les Filles du Calvaire), Francois H├ębel (Paris, Director of Festival Les Recontres ‘d Arles), and Feustel himself, were moderated by Marcel Feil, Artistic Director of Foam. [Read more...

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Street Photography Now

Street Photography Now is a recent book displaying a collection of current work in the genre. It is by no means the last word. No mention of Constantine Manos or Josef Koudelka. This slideshow gives you an idea of the contents.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Conversations in Photography: 25 years of Panos Pictures

Panos Pictures is a photo agency specialising in global social issues, driven by the vision and commitment of its photographers and staff. Panos is known internationally for its fresh and intelligent approach and respected for its integrity and willingness to pursue stories beyond the contemporary media agenda. [Read more...] [See more on Vimeo]

Saturday, November 10, 2012

George Georgiou in Turkey

George Georgiou discusses his work in Turkey, as well as the state of documentary photography today.

[George Georgiou Website] [In Transit Blog]

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Canadian Photographers Now Officially Own the Copyright to All of Their Photos

From Peta Pixel: A big win for photographers in Canada: as of today, you now officially own the copyright to all your photographs regardless of whether they were commissioned. The development comes as a result of Canada major copyright reform bill (Bill C-11) taking effect this morning. One of the stated goals of the new copyright law is to, “give photographers the same rights as other creators.” [Read more ...]

Thursday, November 1, 2012

NZ Herald: Marti Friedlander Interview

United Women's Convention 1979 © Marti Friendlander 
New Zealand's Marti Friedlander is surely one of the world's great documentary and portrait photographers (of any era), but is not a household name outside her adopted homeland. The photo opposite is typical of her three-dimensional eye, which characteristically juxtaposes foreground and background subject matter, with acid wit and insight. She may not have been a Magnum photographer, but she is as accomplished as any in all of the great photo agencies of the world.

Sarah Daniell interviewed her for The New Zealand Herald.

Twelve questions with Marti Friedlander

Marti Friedlander was born in 1928 to Russian Jewish parents. She was raised in an orphanage, with her sister, from the age of 3. Marti emigrated to New Zealand from Britain in 1958 and began taking photographs of people, places and protests. Friedlander is 84 and lives in Auckland with her husband, Gerrard. 

1. What compelled you to pick up a camera and start taking pictures of faces that weren't famous?

I started because I came to a country where there was so little recognition of the arts - of artists, musicians, whatever. I decided I was going to seek out all these people who were so gifted but working alone and take photographs of them because one day people would be interested. I was trying for my own sake to find associations with people I had something in common with. [Read more...]

[Marti Friedlander Website]