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Institution I


Institution I, 2017 Advertisements

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Lisa Elmaleh & Brandon Thibodeaux at Candela Gallery + Books


Candela Gallery currently features a pair of exhibitions of portraits that explore two different communities. Lisa Elmaleh used a large format tintype camera to make studied portraits of folk musicians in the Appalachian Mountains, while Brandon Thibodeaux photographed ¬†individuals in … Continue reading

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Michael Snow – Disrupting the Suspension of Disbelief, Part I


Part 1: Simultaneous compression. When we pick up a camera and frame a composition in the viewfinder, we do so with a number of key assumptions about what happens when we press the shutter button and capture an exposure. A … Continue reading

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VanGogh – I want to have you on my phone!


Today I visited the Philadelphia Museum of Art to see the photography exhibit by Michael Snow, which I will review soon. Afterwards I sat down in front of van Gogh’s painting of sunflowers, but the funny thing was that everyone … Continue reading

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2014 Sony World Photography Awards – shortlist reviews


There were over 140,000 entries to the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, so it is a comprehensive world survey of what is going on in photography today and close to a miracle to make the shortlist for the competition! I’ve … Continue reading

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From 40 plates to 6 billion files – the scale of photography in a digital age


In November, 2011, I wrote a short piece on Managing the Image¬†– Sorting through the Catalog that explored some of the key differences for prolific digital photographers between managing an image archive of digital photographs and silver-based negatives. I was … Continue reading

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Larry Cook and Annette Isham at The Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington D.C.


Although “Woman and Landscape” and “From an Eighth to a Key” occupy the same exhibit space at The Hamiltonian Gallery, each artist addresses different themes with distinct approaches and media – these are separate exhibits installed apart in the same … Continue reading

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