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REVIEW: Primrose: Early Colour Photography in Russia, The Photographers’ Gallery, London

Primrose: Early Colour Photography in Russia, currently at the Photographers’ Gallery is curated by Olga Sviblova, founder-director of the Moscow House of Photography and probably the most forceful champion of the art of photography in Russia now. Back in the day (2010-2012) I went to many impressive exhibitions, international and local, curated by Olga at Dom Fotografiya.…

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ARCHIVE VIDEO: Man Ray, A Film by Jean-Paul Fargier, 1998

During his career Man Ray allowed few details of his early life or family background to be known. He even refused to acknowledge that he ever had a name other than Man Ray. He was in fact born Emmanuel Radnitzky in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. in 1890. In July 1921, he went to live and work in Paris, France and settled in the Montparnasse quarter. Shortly after…

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Professional Photography: The New Global Landscape Explained Now On Sale

If you enjoy the thoughts, opinions and insights into the world of professional photography in the writings of Grant Scott, the founder and curator of the unitednationsofphotography then you may well want to check out his first book Professional Photography: The New Global Landscape Explained. It is is available now via Amazon worldwide. This is…

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FILM: Duffy ‘The Man Who Shot The Sixties’, 2009

The Man Who Shot The Sixties was created by his son Chris as a tribute to Brian Duffy, who passed away in May 2010. Duffy 1955 began freelancing as a fashion artist for Harper’s Bazaar. It was here that he first came into contact with photography. Inspired by the photographic contact sheets he saw passing through the art director’s desk…

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ARCHIVE VIDEO: Horst P. Horst Interview, 1981

Horst is best known for his fashion images and portraits, but he was also an accomplished for interior’s and still -life photographer. His work frequently reflected his interest in surrealism and his focus on the the ancient Greek ideal of physical beauty. His method of work typically entailed careful preparation, but his instructions to models are remembered as being brief and to the…

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ARCHIVE VIDEO: Andre Kertesz, 1983

In 1983 the BBC aired a series titled Master Photographers in which some of the greatest names in photography were interviewed including Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus, and Henri Cartier-Bresson. In this episode Andre Kertesz speaks about his work and life. André Kertész born Kertész Andor, was a Hungarian-born photographer known for his groundbreaking contributions to photographic composition and the photo essay. In the early years of…