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Resources: The 25 Best Cinematography Books for 2020

nofilmschool   Friday February 28, 2020

Whether you're learning the basics or trying to take an advanced course, NoFilmSchool says its list of top cinematography books for 2020 “will cater to everything you want to know.” Among the selections: Cinematography: Theory and Practice by Blaine Brown, which tracks the rise of digital tech, and The Filmmaker's Eye: Learning (and Breaking) the Rules of Cinematic Composition by Gustavo Mercado, which is filled with how-to examples.   Read the full Story >>

Art News, 2: Paris Photo New York Names Exhibitors

Paris Photo New York   Friday February 28, 2020

The inaugural edition of the Paris Photo New York art fair, which is organized by Paris Photo and the Association of International Photography Art Dealers and replaces the former AIPAD art fair, will take place from April 2 to April 5 at Pier 94 on Manhattan’s West Side. The event will bring together 126 galleries and 47 publishers from 24 countries. Among the show’s highlights, notes Art News, will be Roy DeCarava photographs at Richard Moore (Oakland, California), Ellsworth Kelly work at Matthew Marks (New York and Los Angeles), and Dora Maar images at Gilles Peyroulet & CIE (Paris), as well as a talk by photographer and filmmaker Tyler Mitchell.   Read the full Story >>

Art News, 1: Library of Congress Acquires Shawn Walker Work

The New York Times   Friday February 28, 2020

An archive of work by Shawn Walker, a founding member of the Harlem-based African-American photography collective the Kamoinge Workshop, will join the Library of Congress’s collection, reports The New York Times. The library worked with the Photography Collections Preservation Project to purchase nearly 100,000 of Mr. Walker’s photographs, negatives and transparencies that capture life, primarily in Harlem, between 1963 and the present. The Kamoinge collective is also the subject of a recent exhibition.   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: Lightweight XEEN CF Cine Prime Lenses

nofilmschool   Friday February 28, 2020

Samyang Optics announced its new Xeen CF 16mm T2.6 and 35mm T1.5 cine prime lenses last Sept., and now they’re becoming available in Canon EF, Sony E and PL mounts. The two new lenses complete Samyang’s lineup of five Xeen CF models, which include  the 24mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5 and 85mm T1.5 lenses.  The Xeen CF line is designed to provide the maximum amount of image quality in the smallest and lightest possible lenses. This is helped by the integration of carbon fibre into the barrel design, notes DIY Photography. NoFilmSchool did a test and was impressed.   Read the full Story >>

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