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Books: "Orgasm" in Words and Pictures, From Linda Troeller

Daylight   Monday October 20, 2014

New York-based photographer Linda Troeller and ethnographer Marion Schneider have teamed for another groundbreaking look at human sexuality with the book Orgasm: Photographs and Interviews. A follow-up to their 1998 book The Erotic Lives of Women, the new book focuses on 25 women of different ages, nationalities, and cultural and social backgrounds, who were each asked not only to define what orgasms meant to them, but also to remember their first orgasms and to reenact them for Troeller’s camera. The intimacy of the subject matter required that Troeller and Schneider create an extremely safe environment for their subjects, notes the photographer. The work will be featured at the Barrister’s Gallery in New Orleans and elsewhere.   Read the full Story >>

Honor Roll: LaToya Ruby Frazier Awarded $50K US Artists Fellowship

PDNPULSE   Monday October 20, 2014

Photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier is among the 34 people named United States Artists fellows for 2014. The awards, reports PDN Pulse, come with an unrestricted prize worth $50,000. This year, 16 women and 18 men were selected to receive the fellowships, from among 116 nominated artists. Frazier’s first book, The Notion of Family, was published by Aperture Foundation in September. In it, she tells the story of the racism and economic decline of small-town America through the lens of three generations of her family.   Read the full Story >>

Inspiration: Interview With the Creative Sandro Miller

YouTube   Monday October 20, 2014

You’ve been reading about Sandro Miller in PPD and Motion Arts Pro recently—his project in which actor John Malkovich pays homage to iconic photos and his International Motion Art Awards-winning video featuring Malkovich as a coked-up club denizen have been big hits. Now Gary Martin and Rob Grimm of RGF EDU have a video interview with Miller—or simply Sandro, as he is better known—in which he shares his thoughts on his life and career. It’s a solid hour of inspiration, notes PetaPixel.   Read the full Story >>

Resources: Upcoming Grant and Prize Deadlines

PDNPULSE   Monday October 20, 2014

It’s time to take note of upcoming photo grant and prize deadlines, courtesy of PDN Pulse. Among them: the €20,000 ($25,500) Tim Hetherington Grant for photogs and filmmakers working on projects with human-rights themes (October 31) and the Photo Philanthropy Activist Awards (December 3). Meanwhile, you have under November 18 to submit proposals to the Open Society Moving Walls exhibition that will open in June 2015.   Read the full Story >>

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