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Ikea is is turning to 3-D graphics, instead of photography, to help sell furniture and household goods in its current catalog.  Can you tell the difference?




Top image = 3D graphic render; Middle image = 3D Graphic render; Bottom image = photograph. 

The Wall Street Journal reports that IKEA is slowly moving away from using photography in its catalogs in favor of CGI for its online and print publications.

Masterclass: Photography with the iPhone

The Guardian is holding a masterclass on Photography with the iPhone, taking place on Monday 24th September 2012, led by Richard Gray

See here for further details. 


Time: 7.00-10:30pm

Location: The Guardian, 90 York Way, King's Cross, London, N1 9GU

Date: 24 September 2012

To book: click here



World Photography Festival


The World Photography Festival and Sony World Photography Awards are coming to Somerset House, London! Further info here

The SIP Grant Program

The Shpilman Institute for Photography invites scholars and independent researchers worldwide to submit their applications for research on photography and on philosophy and photography. Grants for individual and group research range from US$5,000 - US$15,000. Deadlines for submissions = 1 March 2011.  All details on guidelines, themes, application process etc and be found on their website here and here.

From their website:  "The Shpilman Institute for Photography (The SIP) is a research institute whose mission is to initiate and support innovative research and artistic production that advance the understanding of photography and related media. Through its grant programs, The SIP commissions and sponsors individual and group research projects that inquire into photography's multiple meanings, functions and significance. Placing an emphasis on philosophical inquiry, we support scholarly papers and publications in print and online, conferences, symposia, and other dissemination events. Art production and collaboration with museums and other cultural spaces are also within the core activities of the SIP."

The nominees for the 2011 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize have been announced. The four artists are Thomas Demand, Roe Ethridge, Jim Goldberg and Elad Lassry. More info here

C|O Berlin Competition: Talents 2011

Talents is an international competition held annually. The jury of professional judges selects four photographers and four art critics each year from the submitted entries. Their work is presented in four solo exhibitions at C/O Berlin over the course of the year and at the Goethe Institute in New York City. Each solo exhibition is accompanied by a publication in which images and text enter into dialogue: talented young artists present themselves and their projects to a broad public, open up their work for discussion, and thus create a public forum.


Talents 2011

In 2011, the Talents series will focus on the theme of Cinematic Thinking. Engagement with the medium of film has become ever more central to photography in recent years. This can be seen in the increasing exploration of film production processes, experimentation with narrative structures, and references to film aesthetics and film myths. How can photography adapt film structures and simulaneously break them open? What strengths do still images have over moving pictures? Photography in the classical sense, with its conventional wall presentation, can be expanded through the utilization of projection and installation strategies, thereby creating new possibilities for reflecting on the medium of photography itself.


Who can apply?

Photographers and art critics up to the age of 35.



31 December 2010


Announcing 2011 TED Prize Winner: JR

David Shrigley: Save the Arts Campaign

An animation created by David Shrigley for The Save the Arts Campaign made in response to Governmental proposals to slash 25% of funding for the Arts in the UK.

The Save the Arts campaign is organised by the London branch of the Turning Point Network, a national consortium of over 2,000 arts organisations and artists dedicated to working together and finding new ways to support the arts in the UK.

The aim of the Save the Arts campaign is to encourage people to sign a petition which will be sent to the Culture Secretary. It points out that it has taken 50 years to create a vibrant arts culture in Britain that is the envy of the world and appeals to the government not to slash arts funding and risk destroying this long-term achievement and the social and economic benefits it brings to all.

Over a hundred leading artists including David Hockney, Damien Hirst, Anthony Caro, Howard Hodgkin, Anish Kapoor, Richard Hamilton, Bridget Riley, Antony Gormley and Tracey Emin have joined the campaign. To sign the petition go to

Parting Glance: Corrine Day

Very sad to read about the loss of influential fashion and documentary photographer Corinne Day. According to Day's website, she passed away on Friday 27th August at 4pm peacefully at home, after a long illness believed to be brain cancer. She was 45.  Obituary


Fabrica, the Benetton group's communication research center, and Forma, International Photography Centre, present the third edition of the F Award, an international photography contest for concerned photography open to photographers from all over the world.  The most interesting project will be awarded with an economical contribution of 20,000 euro and with the possibility to do an exhibition and to publish a book.  A special section, F25, for photographers under 25, will see the winner awarded with a one year scholarship at Fabrica. Submissions will be accepted until 31 May 2010. Entry form available at       F Award 2010.pdf

Winners of the 2nd Edition

Leonie Purchas - F Award:

Munem Wasif - F25 Award:


Winners of the 1st Edition:

Jessica Dimmock - F Award:


Mikhael Subotzky - F25 Award:


Model & Property release application now available for your iPhone called Easy Release.


Easy Release allows you to create PDF release forms quickly and conveniently. You simply enter the step by step details, attach an image and digitally sign - all on the screen of your iPhone. You can then email the PDF to yourself and / or the model / property owner and store this on your computer. The app has been designed by professional photographers for professional photographers. It uses industry-standard legal language which is fully customisable and supports 12 different languages.

End of Transparency?

The future of transparency film and E6 processing is discussed in today's BJP-online.  As an avid user of film, this is potentially depressing news.

Sophie Ristelhueber (b.1949, France) has been awarded the 2010 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize of £30,000. The Deutsche Börse Photography Prize rewards a living photographer, of any nationality, who has made the most significant contribution, in exhibition or publication format, to the medium of photography over the previous year. She was nominated for her retrospective Sophie Ristelhueber at the Jeu de Paume, Paris (20 January - 22 March 2009).  The work of short listed nominees is on show at the Photographers Gallery until 17 April 2010

BJP Overhaul

This month the British Journal of Photography Magazine will be out with a new design and new format. BJP, the world's longest running photography magazine, will go back to its roots by becoming monthly after 146 years as a weekly.   More details here

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Stop Press

ICP Lectures now available on-line

International Centre of Photography is starting to build up an online archive of their lectures
Video archive covers the period 2001-present, though not everything is online yet.
Audio archive covers the period 1974-2000
Live streaming of lecturers every Wednesday night. (USA Eastern time)

Tate employs first photography curator

Parting Glance: Roy DeCarava

Roy DeCarava, the Harlem-born photographer known for more than half a century's worth of revealing social documentary photography, has died at age 89.   Obituary


DeCarava was an advocate for young African-American photographers and fought for a more serious portrayal of blacks in art, as opposed to caricatures and stereotypes.

I will remember him most for his amazing and highly recommended book "The Sweet Flypaper of Life", produced in 1955 in collaboration with writer/poet Langston Hughes:


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The Photographer's Gallery has announced the artists shortlisted for it's 2010 Deutsche Börse photography prize. Anna Fox, Zoe Leonard, Sophie Ristelhueber and Donovan Wylie are all up for the £30,000 award. The exhibition will be on display next year from 12 February until 18 April 2010. The winner will be announced at an award ceremony on 17 March 2010.

®       Anna Fox (b.1961, UK) is nominated for her exhibition, Cockroach Diaries & Other Stories at Ffotogallery, Cardiff (28 July - 10 October 09). pdf

®       Zoe Leonard (b.1961, USA) is nominated for her retrospective exhibition, ZOE LEONARD: Photographs, at the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich (1 April - 5 July 09) link

®       Sophie Ristelhueber (b.1949, France) is nominated for her retrospective, SOPHIE RISTELHUEBER at the Jeu de Paume, Paris (20 January - 22 March 2009). link

®       Donovan Wylie (b.1971, UK) is nominated for his exhibition MAZE 2007/8 at Belfast Exposed (27 March - 1 May 2009). link

Previous winners of the Deutsche Borse Photography Prize are:

Paul Graham, UK (2009)
Esko Männikkö, Finland (2008)
Walid Raad /The Atlas Group, Lebanon (2007)
Robert Adams, USA (2006)
Luc Delahaye, France (2005)
Joel Sternfeld, USA (2004)
Juergen Teller, Germany (2003)
Shirana Shahbazi, Iran (2002)
Boris Mikhailov, Ukraine (2001)
Anna Gaskell, USA (2000)
Rineke Dijkstra, The Netherlands (1999)
Andreas Gursky, Germany (1998)
Richard Billingham, UK (1997)

Parting Glance: Irving Penn

Sad news.  Irving Penn, a modern master and one of the most celebrated photographers of the 20th Century, died on Wednesday 7th October 2009. He was 92.  Obituary


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Irving Penn:  Simon de Beauvoir, Paris 1957

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Irving Penn: Cigarette No 52, New York 1972

Thank you Pam, for the alert.

Naked Brooke Shields Photograph Row

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© Original photograph of Brooke Shields (aged 10) by Gary Gross, which Richard Prince used in his artwork displayed at the Tate. Photograph: Gary Gross


Tate Modern removes naked Brooke Shields image after Police Visit


update:   In summary, Tate Modern has bowed to pressure from London Metropolitan Police and permanently removed abovementioned controversial image.  Following a discussion with Richard Prince, the work has now been replaced by another image in Prince's series, Spiritual America IV (2005) which was photographed in collaboration with Shields when she was older. (via)

I'm a Photographer Not a Terrorist


ABOUT the newly formed British organization I'M A PHOTOGRAPHER NOT A TERRORIST:

 "Photography is under attack. Across the country it that seems anyone with a camera is being targeted as a potential terrorist, whether amateur or professional, whether landscape, architectural or street photographer. Not only is it corrosive of press freedom but creation of the collective visual history of our country is extinguished by anti-terrorist legislation designed to protect the heritage it prevents us recording. This campaign is for everyone who values visual imagery, not just photographers. We must work together now to stop this before photography becomes a part of history rather than a way of recording it".

To print and carry:  STOP & SEARCH BUST CARD

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