Photography Blog reports:
“London-based photographer Cat Vinton has become the first female overall winner of the international Travel Photographer of the Year competition. Cat’s beautiful panoramic images of the snowy Norwegian landscape and evocative shots of a Nomadic family won her the opportunity to photograph the Dalai Lama in India. Amateur and professional photographers from [...]
Photography Blog reports:
by Daryl Lang of PDNonline.com:
“U.S. military authorities in Iraq will file a formal complaint against Associated Press photographer Bilal Hussein in the Iraqi court system on Nov. 28, a spokesperson says.
Hussein, an Iraqi, has been held as a security detainee since April 2006, much to the frustration of the AP, which has defended Hussein and [...]
Charlie Finch for Art Net reports:
“The notion that there might be an esthetic reaction to the Chinese art boom, with its exorbitant prices, government sanction of mediocrity and brazen mimicry of the worst Western Pop styles, emerges in the work of Hu Xiangdong, a 46-year-old artist from Nanjing, whose efforts are now on view at [...]
Martha Schwendener reports for the New York Times:
“New Photography” is generally limited to three or four artists, which puts pressure on the chosen few to deliver something fresh. None of this year’s photographers accomplish that. The one who comes the closest is Tanyth Berkeley, who lives in New York, has shown in Chelsea and [...]
Sewell Chan reports for The New York Times:
“The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum will remain light gray. The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission decided yesterday that the Guggenheim should maintain the same light-gray paint shade it has had since 1992, when a major expansion of the museum by Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects was completed, [...]
The Art Newspaper reports:
“The Art Newspaper can reveal that the London collector is to provide a changing selection of contemporary art. Mr Saatchi admits that “I am a Hermitage groupie” one of the museum’s greatest admirers.?
The dedicated Saatchi room will be in the General Staff Building, former government offices in Palace Square which are [...]
By Russel Hart for PopPhoto.com:
“You may be surprised to learn that Howard Schatz simply holds his breath to shoot his dreamy, bedazzling underwater photographs. No scuba gear or snorkel tube for him: Unlike his subjects, who must hyperventilate then breathe out deeply to sink below the water’s surface, Schatz maintains his full lung capacity by [...]
Ann Landi reports for Art News:
“Meyer Schapiro (1904–96) was revered for his extraordinary scholarship and inspired teaching. A pioneering art historian in the field of medieval studies, he was also passionate about the great modern masters and was a champion of the artists of his own time. His lectures at Columbia University and the New [...]
By Kevin Smith for whitterdailynews.com:
“PASADENA – There’s nothing worse than scrambling to find the right camera lens when you’re trying to capture an event that’s unfolding in front of you.
And it certainly doesn’t help when you’re lugging around a large camera bag that’s both unwieldy and constraining.
by Daryl Lang of pdnonline.com:
“London-based Imagestate announced a major investment this week to help the struggling stock image distributor.
It appears there is a lot of work to do. Some Imagestate photographers say the company is neither paying them nor responding to their complaints.
The Stock Artists Alliance, which has an ombudsman who works to solve problems [...]