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Happy Birthday Henri
In celebration of Henri Cartier-Bresson's birthday today, Slate's Magnum-sponsored Today's Pictures includes black-and-white images that find the man credited with in front of, as well as behind, the camera. An article in the September/October issue of American Photo (now out on newsstands) includes excerpts from a long-lost scrapbook by the famed French photographer.
Photo Podcasters Band Together
File this under It’s About Time: A group of European worldwide photo podcasters has joined forces to create the Photocast Network, a volunteer organization and website dedicated to helping grow listenership among members shows and providing a central resource where listeners can find other shows of interest.
Magnum photos at the Gramercy Park Hotel
The hottest hotel in New York has discovered photography. The brand new Gramercy Park Hotel has partnered with Magnum Photos, adorning each of its rooms with images from the Magnum archive. This must be some kind of marketing milestone for Magnum, which apparently isn’t your father’s photo agency anymore.
Remembering Joe Rosenthal
When Joe Rosenthal died yesteday, at age 94, the headlines were predictable: “Iwo Jima Flag-Raising Photographer dead” said ABCnews.com. Joe earned his place in photographic history for taking just one picture: the shot of six U.S. marines pushing a large American flag skyward on Mount Suribachi during the opening hours of the bloody battle for Iwo Jima. The date was February 23, 1945, and the image would shape the life of the man who took the picture as well as the lives of the marines he photo
VII Joins MySpace
VII Photo is male, 35 years old, married, and lives in Venice, California -- at least according to the photojournalism agency's official MySpace profile. MySpace, the insanely popular social networking site (46 million unique visitors in July) owned by Rupert Murdoch's Fox Interactive Media, is increasingly being utilized by web-savvy marketers to drum up business, so kudos to VII for being one of the first photography firms to take advantage.
“Lost” Cartier-Bresson Scrapbook to be Unveiled
In the September/October issue of American Photo (just out on newsstands) you can see an exclusive excerpt from a long-lost scrapbook by the famed French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson. If you can get yourself to Paris in November, you’ll be able to see the entire, original scrapbook,which it will be exhibited at the annual Mois de la Photo festival. You might want to start making your travel plans now.
A Photo a Day
For a few weekends this summer, Roelof Bakker's flat at 29 Rosebery Gardens in London became one of the world's most intimate gallery spaces. The Holland transplant had made his 2005 New Year's resolution to take one photo a day -- and after managing to keep it going all year, he displayed his year's worth of photos on the walls of his home.
Pictures that Lie
CNET has compile a nice slideshow of images that have been exposed as forgeries and frauds over the years. All the big ones are represented, including Time's ill-fated OJ Simpson cover, National Geographic's Texas Monthly's Harley-straddling Ann Richards, and the more recent Newsweek Martha Stewart Frankenstein image.
Updated: Is Getty Buying CPI?
File this in the unsubstantiated rumor column, but we have a hunch a deal might be brewing between Getty Images and Creative Photographers Inc., the high-end repping group founded by Geoff Katz.
Philip Trager exhibitions
Celebrated architecture and dance photographer Philip Trager will be included in an exhibit opening in November at the John Stevenson Gallery in New York. It is one of several exhibitions surrounding the releases of his latest book, Philip Trager (Steidl), a retrospective combining published and unpublished work from a range of projects. Trager’s other books include Philip Trager: New York, The Villas of Palladio, Changing Paris, and Dancers. Also, photography journal The Photo Review has made T