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Trending: What Is Hipster Photography?

Visual Culture   Friday October 31, 2014

What are the visual signifiers of hipsterism? At his Visual Culture Blog, Marco Bohr explores what he calls “a new genre of photography which is apparently produced, promoted and disseminated by trend-conscious people”—aka hipsters. “Hipster photography depicts a curiously carefree world where people generally look happy joined by other people who look happy,” notes Bohr, adding that this happy, carefree world is usually accentuated by an element of nudity. “The more nude the subject the more carefree the world that they live in,” Bohr writes, and who can argue with that kind of logic? Where did hipster photography come from? Instagram, of course, because hipsters like to share.   Read the full Story >>

People On The Move: Fred Ritchin Named Dean of ICP School

TIME LightBox   Friday October 31, 2014

The International Center of photography has named veteran photo editor, author and educator Fred Ritchin as dean of the ICP School. In the newly created job, Ritchin will direct the school, which serves some 5,000 students a year. “ICP is an incubator for great ideas, projects and innovation,” Ritchin tells Time LightBox. “The key word is experimentation, and having a safe and challenging place to innovate and try out new ideas.” The school’s current director of education, Phillip Block, will be transferred to another area of the school.   Read the full Story >>

Art News: Norman Rockwell Photos Now Accessible to Public

artdaily   Friday October 31, 2014

The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA, is making tens of thousands of digitized black-and-white photographs from its Norman Rockwell Photographic Print Collection accessible to the public and researchers for the first time, notes Art Daily. The collection, which can be found at the museum’s website, consists of some 50,000 un-cataloged images, including reference photos Rockwell used to compose his paintings, photos of works in progress, and candid shots of him interacting with famous subjects like President John F. Kennedy.   Read the full Story >>

Exhibitions: A Portrait of American Life in the 20th Century

The Huffington Post   Friday October 31, 2014

Twentieth-century nostalgia is also the subject of a new photo exhibition at the Nova Southeastern University Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale, FL, that mimics an all-American road trip traveling across both geography and time. Titled “American Scene Photography: Martin Z. Margulies Collection,” the show features work from the likes of Weegee, Dorothea Lange, Hank Willis Thomas, Lewis Hine, Alec Soth, Bernice Abbott and Ed Ruscha, who, notes the Huffington Post, “hated travel but loved driving.”   Read the full Story >>

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