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Passings: Lewis Baltz, Master of "New Topology," Dies at 69

The Washington Post   Wednesday November 26, 2014

Photographer Lewis Baltz, whose seminal 1984 works “The New Industrial Parks,” “Nevada,” “San Quentin Point” and “Candlestick Point” would redefine American landscape photography, died at his home in Paris on November 22, reports the Washington Post. He was 69. Along with photographers like Robert Adams, Stephen Shore, and Frank Gohlke, Baltz was part of the New Topographics movement that developed in the late 1960s, early 1970s. Baltz’s “stark, geometric photographs used the language of Minimalism, the dominant mode of sculpture at the time, to convey a kind of creeping soullessness in the man-made landscape of Southern California, where he grew up,” notes the NY Times.   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: A Preview of Cloud-Based Photoshop

ars technica   Wednesday November 26, 2014

Adobe and Google have been working on a cloud-based Photoshop, and, as Ars Technica notes, the streaming version looks pretty much like … Photoshop. Essentially, notes PetaPixel, the cloud-based Photoshop would run off of a server, allowing you to use as weak of a machine as you like, since the program isn’t relying at all on your computer’s processing power.     Read the full Story >>

Art News: Fashion Gets Its Due in a Big December Auction

artdaily   Wednesday November 26, 2014

Once neglected by the art world, fashion photography is the focus of a big auction next month, notes Art Daily. “The Art of Fashion Photography” sale will be held at Bonhams New York on December 17 at 1:00 pm. It is organized into three sections (Editorial Fashion Photography, Celebrities & Style Icons, and Nudes) and includes work by contemporary photographers like Miles Aldridge, Patrick Demarchelier, Roxanne Lowit, and David LaChapelle, as well as greats like Irving Penn and Horst.     Read the full Story >>

Legal Brief: Court Tells Ferguson Cops to Lay Off Photogs

NPPA   Wednesday November 26, 2014

Last week a federal judge for the Eastern District of Missouri issued orders that police in Ferguson not interfere with people taking photographs or recording video in public, notes NPPA, which has been advocating against police interference with the work of photographers. The order directed specifically prohibits the city from enforcing or threatening to enforce “any rule, policy or practice that grants law enforcement officers the authority or discretion to arrest, threaten to arrest” media or members of the public photographing in public places.   Read the full Story >>

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