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The History Of Photography In 5 Minutes

 

I enjoy history, it provides us with an understanding of the importance of things, and an understanding of why things are the way they are. History teaches us how we got from A to B. History is as interesting as it is important. The history of photography is no exception. Although photography is a relatively new art having only been around for a few hundred years the history of photography is quite interesting. If you are interested in the history of photography but don’t have a bunch of time to study a few hundred years of photography history then checkout the Cooperative of Photography’s video The History Of Photography In 5 Minutes.

 

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Hidden

 

Complex Media has teamed up with Mtn Dew to produce GreenLabel a web site that focuses on skate, music, and art and it’s actually half decent for something that a corporation has had a hand in creating. By far the best thing that GreenLabel does is present Hidden a short feature on contemporary American photographers who can be described, at least partly, as street photographers.

 

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Markus Andersen

 

“Belly of the Beast” Profile of Film Photographer Markus Andersen – Short film by Rob Norton

Markus Andersen doggedly pursues not merely cool images but great images. Sydney, Australia is his canvas – he calls it the belly of the beast. His art practice encompasses documentary, street and conceptual bodies of work using analogue 35mm, 120 film and the iPhone as his capture mediums.This video shows the thinking behind the artist’s work, which has been exhibited in New York, Paris, Istanbul, Toronto, Sydney and the United Kingdom.

 

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The Squirrel King

 

Meet Ricky Powell; self-styled “Lazy Hustler”, street photographer and West Village legend.

I first discovered Ricky Powell through the awesome “Everybody Street” film which illuminates the lives and work of New York’s iconic street photographers and fell in love with his style. So I was stoked when I came across The Squirrel King.

This film (Directed by Dimitri Ellerington) was a Finalist of Tropfest Australia 22 2013 and it’s not hard to see why. You can’t help but like the squirrel king.

 

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William Klein: In Pictures

 

An 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.

 

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RIP Leonard Nimoy

 

Terribly sad news about Leonard Nimoy. I had no idea he was an accomplished photographer. I recommend watching the whole interview (but I’m biased because I love Star Trek and Leonard Nimoy) but if you just want the photography part then skip forward to 11:21 but you are a fool if you do.