David Schonauer

Exhibitions: Redefining the Art of Smartphone Photography

The New Yorker   Tuesday September 2, 2014

The exhibition “The Space Between: Redefining Public and Personal in Smartphone Photography” at the Center for Photography in Woodstock, New York, brings together work by photographers who have found innovative and effective ways to use smartphones in their artistic practice, notes the New Yorker, which features a portfolio of the images. Included in the show is the work of Laura El-Tantawy, Henry Jacobson, Chip Litherland, Florence Oliver, Kerry Payne, Mark Peterson, Sofia Verzbolovskis and the collectives Echo/Sight and Tiny Collective. “[W]hat makes smartphone photography so different is the instantaneous sharing that this device enables,” says curator Henry Jacobson.   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: Zeiss To Make Lenses for Mirrorless Cameras

PetaPixel   Tuesday September 2, 2014

Owners of Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras, rejoice: According to reports, Zeiss is bringing a new line of full-frame lenses, named Loxia, designed specifically for mirrorless systems. For now, notes PetaPixel, that means the Sony a7, a7R and a7S. Sony Alpha Rumors says the lenses are designed by Zeiss itself, unlike the 55mm f/1.8 FE lens, which is a Sony product with Zeiss branding. The Loxia lenses are apparently manual-focus prime lenses and will feature a physical aperture ring.   Read the full Story >>

Portfolio: Searching for a Generation of "Lost Boys"

feature shoot   Tuesday September 2, 2014

The subjects of Connecticut photographer Liz Calvi’s series “Lost Boys” share similar stories about returning to their parents’ home. Some are finishing college; others have already graduated, but all are members of the so-called the “Peter Pan Generation,” males between 18 and 26 who have yet to strike out on their own independent lives. “[W]omen are more independent and rising in the workplace while boys are having a gap in catching up to women’s new roles,” Calvi tells Feature Shoot.   Read the full Story >>

Art News: How Jean Pigozzi Unapologetically Discovered Seydou Keita

Financial Times   Tuesday September 2, 2014

Jean Pigozzi is surely one of the most interesting characters in the photo world—he’s a financier, a philanthropist, a noted photographer, and an art collector. In that regard, notes Art Market Monitor, his most important score remains his discovery of Africa’s seminal photographers, Seydou Keita and Malick Sidibe. In a recently Financial Times profile, Pigozzi reveals how he came upon Keita’s work. Though he’s been accused of plundering Africa for its art, he is unapologetic.   Read the full Story >>

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