22 October 2012
Hello UNT photography students and alumni,
I am organizing a photographic project in collaboration with the city of Denton looking at mid century modern architecture in Denton. The project will culminate in an exhibition held at UNT on the square. I’m looking for students interested in working collaboratively to photograph and investigate this topic over the next semester and a half. Projects can range from students personal interest in place, the cultural geography of the neighborhoods built in the 1940s and 50s, investigations of important or exemplary architecture from the 1940s and 50s and any other relevant ideas we come up with.
The city is very excited to have the opportunity to collaborate with all of you and this will be an excellent opportunity to participate in a show that will be supported and funded through the city of Denton.
I would like to hold an organizational meeting this coming Friday October 26 at 1 PM. We will meet in The Oak St., Hall classrooms. Please feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions.
From the City:
The City’s Historic Resource Survey was completed in 1996. This proposal is to update the 1996 survey to identify additional resources which have become eligible for inclusion in the survey since that time. The City will use volunteers to conduct the field work which will include taking photos of sites/buildings and completing a checklist identifying pertinent features of each structure. The current Historic Resource Survey, having a time frame which ends in 1945, does not include those structures/buildings which represent the post World War II (WWII) era up to and including 1960. The city has tentatively identified approximately ±3,000 properties which may be included in the update of the survey. This phase of the survey will involve approximately 600 site. The project will be funded by a grant from the Texas Historical Commission and the National Parks Service/Department of the Interior.
And Some Links:
16 October 2012
Burk Uzzle is an American photographer who subject matter ranges from landscapes to portraits.In this video he talks about photographing Martin Luther King, Jr.
15 October 2012
Lise Sarfati is a French photographer who has been photographing women in America for a number of years. Here is an interview with her about the new book She. Here is a gallery of new work On Hollywood. This is an in-depth interview from earlier this year. This interview is also worth your time. This interview is about her series The New Life.
Lise Sarfati from FLY16x9 on Vimeo.
Lise Sarfati from FLY16x9 on Vimeo.
09 October 2012
We will be discussing the two writings that are found here. Please read them before class Wednesday.
Paul Graham is an English photographer who lives in New York. His work has been highly awarded and widely shown and published. Here is an interview with him. Here is another. This is a review of his most recent show in New York. Here is a review from a show in 2009. This is a review of a show at MoMA in 2009.
08 October 2012
Here is a round up of some of the Blogs and Websites that are worth your time and full of photographic Gold.
If you are looking for one place to get the most feeds, The Click is the place for you.
Conscientious, written by Jörg Colberg, offers book reviews, essay and other information about fine art photography in particular and sometimes the wider world of photography.
ISO1200 offers a wide variety of videos touching on lighting and other topics.
A Photo Editor tends to focus on editorial but also has weekly book reviews, interviews and much more.
James Pomerantz wrote A Photo Student while he was in graduate school. If you are thinking of graduate school I strongly suggest you spend some time going through the site.
B by Blake Andrews offers an irreverent view on photography.
LPV Magazine offers a lot of information about photography that bounces around the web. There is also a printed edition too.
Edgy, contemorary, historical are just some of the different types of photography featured on American SuburbX.
Postcards From America is a project created by a number of different photographers with Magnum Photos. They are headed to Florida in the upcoming weeks.
Fraction Magazine is edited by David Bram. Each month he offers a selection of portfolios, book reviews and other photographic goodness.
07 October 2012
inside the photographers_studio #6 from andrew hetherington on Vimeo.
Phillip Toledano is a photographer who creates unique bodies of work and leverages the web to deliver his message. This is his commissions site. His other sites: Phone Sex, America The Gift Shop, Days With My Father, Kim Jong Phil.