Archive for October 2010

27 Oct, 2010 | Posted by: psnotes

3 MASTERS -- Three giants of 20th-century American photography—Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, and Paul Strand—will be featured at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, from November 10, 2010, through April 10, 2011, in the exhibition Stieglitz, Steichen, Strand. The diverse and ground breaking work of these artists will be revealed through a presentation of 115 photographs, drawn entirely from the Museum’s collection. On view will be many of the Metropolitan’s greatest photographic treasures from the 1900s to 1920s, including Stieglitz’s famous portraits of Georgia O’Keeffe, Steichen’s large coloured photographs of the Flatiron building, and Strand’s pioneering abstractions.

Album: Our Subway, Ourselves: Images Through the Ages
You can hear them. You can feel them. If you’re a New Yorker of a certain age, you can even taste them. (God help us, there were fast-food counters in the Times Square station until a generation ago. )
To mark the subway’s 106th birthday this week, Metropolitan and the Lens blog offer the first extensive gallery of subway pictures by staff photographers of The New York Times. In showing us the subway, they show us ourselves sharing a great underground and elevated common, a leveler of prince and pauper, Bloomberg and Jazzbo, where everyone is entitled — or condemned — to the same experience. There are no business-class subway cars; no wood-paneled IRT Club waiting rooms; no five-star concierge booths for the exclusive use of platinum MetroCard holders. You may come away from this photo essay convinced that — for all our differences — we really are all waiting for the same train SOURCE: DAVID W. DUNLAP NYTimes.
Via: Roy Iwaki

20 Oct, 2010 | Posted by: psnotes

woman looking up at the camera. black and white photo
Photography exhibit spotlights stories of hunger
For six years, Michael Nye has met the faces of hunger. Nye, who began his professional career as a lawyer, turned to fine-arts photography as a means of raising awareness about social issues and has already completed traveling national gallery showings on both teenage pregnancy and mental illness.
Nye has traveled the world searching for stories that exemplify the human experience, but the hunger he found closest to home struck a chord he simply could not ignore.
SOURCE: Kelli M. Dugan;

13 Oct, 2010 | Posted by: psnotes

The British Wildlife Photography Award 2010 - Winners Announced - The winning photograph shows a familiar bird in its conventional setting, but the visual impact is extraordinary. Competition judge Greg Armfield from WWF said: “This is a unique and striking image. One that captures perfectly the power, chaos and intensity of the ocean as it surrounds the majestic gull.”