What We Learned This Week: How Photos Re-Make History
We continue our Friday look back at the week in photo news and what we learned from it: This week we learned that there is still a good reason for newspapers to have photography staffs. We also learned, however, that the job of a news photographer is not an easy one -- though it ranks ahead of being a newspaper reporter, which is now officially the worst job in the world. We learned that Instagram will now allow photos of breastfeeding to be seen, and we learned how virtual reality may change photojournalism in the future. But most of all we saw again and again the essential connection between photography, a medium that stops time, and how we perceive the past.
Resources: 50 Film Festivals Worth the Fee, 2015
Indie filmmakers, and especially the subcategory of microbudget indie filmmakers, usually work in the margins, financially speaking. Every dollar spent counts, and that includes the dollars spent entering film festivals. MovieMaker is out with its annual rating of the fests that are worth the entrance fee—not the big ones like Sundance, Berlin, Cannes and Tribeca, but the really worthwhile ones you might be overlooking. The ratings are based on criteria like odds of acceptance, screener feedback, networking and press opportunities, quality of programming, value of prize and acquisition potential.
Panacea on the Hudson
At the preview of the Whitney Museum of American Art’s new building yesterday, the crowd assembled for Director Adam Weinberg’s remarks were reminded of the founder’s reasons for opening a museum that was considered rogue at the time. Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (1875-1942), an artist who lived an artist’s life in Greenwich Village during the Great Depression, wanted to create a place to view and to talk about the work of living American artists who were making art duri...
Latin American Fotografia: Estefany Molina
"Basically, I grew up missing Colombia, a country I did not come to know really until I was 13 years old," says photographer Estefany Molina, whose series "Mi Medallon" was named as a winner of the Latin American 3 competition. Molina began the project, which examines her identity as both American and Colombian, when she traveled from her home on Long Island, NY, to visit her grandmother in Medellin. It wasn't until three years later that Molina began conceptualizing the work as an ongoing series.
Illustrator Profile - Golden Cosmos: "What brought us together was our passion for drawing"
Golden Cosmos is the work (and life) team of Daniel Dolz and Doris Freigofas. They're based in Berlin, and have been illustrating together since 2010. Since that time they've been doing a steady stream of striking editorial illustration, most notably for The New York Times, Wired, and the Swiss Das Magazin, as well as for numerous German publications. Golden Cosmos produce illustrations that are vibrant and bold, with bright primary colors and a screenprinted feel. Their images are often childlike, and harken back to the simple, beautiful illustrations of childrens' books of the 1940s and 50s.