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Art News: He Photographed Iconic Artists--and Scooped Up Their Work

ARTnews   Thursday August 31, 2023

Not only did Swiss photographer François Meyer immortalize artists Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, David Hockney, Sonia Delaunay, Helen Frankenthaler, Sam Francis, and Francesco Clemente, to name just a few, he was an admirer and collector of their work, too. Now, notes Artnet, Sotheby’s Paris will hold a dedicated auction of Meyer’s personal art collection—160 works, comprising most of his estate—on September 26, with a public exhibition in the house’s galleries from September 22–25.   Read the full Story >>

Insight: How to Take Pictures of the Milky Way

Blind   Thursday August 31, 2023

Photographing the Milky Way no longer represents a technical challenge to be met only by professionals, notes Blind, which offers a comprehensive overview of the subject. Thanks to technological advances in cameras and lenses, taking a beautiful photo of the night sky is within anyone’s reach, but there are a few important rules to follow: Pick the season when the Milky Way is best visible, get the necessary equipment, and find the best camera settings. Being prepared is key to setting up your shot.   Read the full Story >>

State of the Art: Ideogram Takes on Midjourney with Impressive AI Image Generator

VentureBeat   Thursday August 31, 2023

There’s a new AI image generator in town: Toronto-based AI startup Ideogram has officially launched a platform to compete with Midjourney, DALL-E, and Adobe Firefly. VentureBeat says the new platform has a major selling point, “as it may have finally solved a problem plaguing most other popular AI image generators to date: reliable text generation within the image.” The company offers a number of preset image generation styles on its web app at, including one labeled “typography.”   Read the full Story >>

Exhibitions: Gillian Laub's 'Southern Rites' at Eastman House

George Eastman House   Thursday August 31, 2023

In 2002, photographer Gillian Laub was sent on a magazine assignment to Mount Vernon, Georgia, to document the lives of teenagers in the American South. There, Laub learned that a joyful adolescent rite of passage—high school homecomings and proms—were still racially segregated. Laub continued to photograph Montgomery County over the following decade, in the face of resistance from community members and local law enforcement. Her series “Southern Rites” is on view at Rochester NY’s George Eastman House through Dec. 31.   Read the full Story >>

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