Thursday, December 30, 2010

Dec 30, 2010: The day that Kodachrome really died.

Today in Parsons, Kansas the last rolls of Kodachrome ever to be processed will run through the processor at Dwayne's photo. The store is selling T-shirts which sum it up pretty well:
"Paul sang about it" (a reference to the Paul Simon song "Kodachrome")
"A state park was named after it "(in Utah, in case you wondered)
"National Geographic shot their most famous photos on it" (Steve McCurry's portrait of an Afghan girl, among others)
"and we developed the last role"
The New York Times has the full story here.
The New York Times Lens blog features a slideshow of Kodachrome images today. Including photos from the last roll of Kodachrome ever produced - shot by Steve McCurry.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Photo Club Juried Exhbition, deadline extended.

The photo club will be hosting a juried exhibition in the Rollins Center Gallery at the beginning of next semester. Photographs for the exhibition will be chosen next week. We have extended the deadline for submissions to Friday, December 10. Work will be chosen on Monday, Dec 13.

You may submit up to 5 entries.
•B&W prints can be submitted in the box in the darkroom area. Please label the back of each print with your name, email and phone number as well as the title of the photo.
•Digital images should be submitted via email. Send jpg images no larger than 1 mb in size. Please include your name, phone number and the title of the piece.

Work for the exhibition will be selected at the photo club meeting on Monday, Dec 13.

Final open labs for the Fall semester

Final open lab dates for the fall semester - please note: digital lab closes before the darkroom.

Hicks 120 Digital Lab:
last open lab - Sat, Dec 11
last day to print - Thurs, Dec 9 (no exceptions!!)

B&W darkroom:
Fri, Dec. 17

Lighting Studio:
Wed, Dec 8

Monday, November 29, 2010

So many announcements - all very important!

Photo land has been busy these days and I am sorry for the delay for all of these announcements. Please read on, they are not to be missed:

•CONGRATULATIONS are long overdue to Mike Higgins and Robin Odland. Both Mike and Robin had photos selected for the Banana Factory Student Photography exhibition which was presented as part of the InVision Photo Festival in Bethlehem, PA. Juror Larry Fink awarded Mike first place for his photo, Robin was awarded Honorable Mention for his entry. When you see Mike and Robin be sure to congratulate them!

•EXTRA OPEN LAB TIME - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30 - open lab hours are extended until 8pm. Digital lab and darkroom are open! Get to work!

•PAPER PRAYERS RECEPTION - A special thanks goes out to everyone who contributed paper prayers to this years exhibition. It is not too late to buy a fabulous work of art. Paper prayers are on sale for $7 each or 2 for $10. A reception will be held this Wednesday, December 1 from noon-3pm at the library. Please stop by to support the Photo Club who organized this years exhibition. All money raised from the sale of paper prayers will go to Bucks County Family Services.

•PHOTO CLUB JURIED PHOTO EXHIBIT - The Photo Club is sponsoring a juried exhibition of photographs. Selected works will be shown in the Rollins Center gallery space at the beginning of next semester. If you would like to show your work, please submit. Work will be selected by the Photo Club and photo faculty. This show is open to all photo and art students. The deadline is Monday, December 6. B&W prints can be submitted in the box in the photo classroom. Digital images can be emailed to Limit 5 entries per student. Please include your name, email and phone number with each submission. We look forward to seeing your fabulous photos!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The results are FINALLY in! The Photo Club has chosen the winners of the NY Trip Photo Contest.

Congratulations to:
Isabela Carvalho - Winner, Digital Photography for her photo "Batman Saves New York"
Ryan Rightley - Winner, Darkroom Photo for her untitled photo
Sue Kott - Honorable Mention, Digital Photography for her photo "Hugging Construction Workers"
Kim Schumacher - Honorable Mention, Darkroom Photo for her untitled street scene.
Sorry - They are posted in reverse order!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


The next photo club meeting will take place this Thursday, November 4 at 12:30 in Hicks 118 - the darkroom photo classroom. We will discuss the following:
1. The Paper Prayers fund raising project.
2. We will select a winner or winners of the NY Trip Photo Contest - come vote for your favorite.
3. A Photo Club exhibition next semester in the Rollins Center gallery.
4. Clubs and organizations is looking for photographers for an upcoming event - they have asked for help from Photo Club Members.
Please attend! We need your help planning events and choosing the winner of the NY trip contest!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Photo Club Information - Paper Prayers Project

The Photo Club needs your help! This year the club will be organizing the Paper Prayers Exhibition in the library gallery.
About the project:
The Paper Prayers Project is an AIDS awareness project and exhibition that links the visual arts with real lives. Held annually in different parts of the world, this project commemorates World AIDS Day on December 1. The tradition of Paper Prayers is derived from the Japanese practice of offering colorfully decorated strips of paper as a prayer for good health and well-being. They are a compassionate gesture, given anonymously to those who are less fortunate. The Bucks Paper Prayers project benefits Family Services Association of Bucks County.

How you can help:
Make a paper prayer and donate it to the project. Anything goes: color photos, b&w photos, collage, prints, ceramics, drawings, paintings, metal, wood, etc, etc. The exhibition will hang in the library from November 15-December 1, 2010. During this time, the paper prayers will be sold for $7 each. Proceeds from the sale of the paper prayers will be donated to Family Services of Bucks County.

Important info:
• Please be sure that your paper prayer is approximately 12 inches tall by 4 inches wide.
• Do not sign the piece - this is an anonymous exhibition
• Drop your finished piece into the box in the art office in Hicks.
•We would like to have the pieces by November 8, but we will accept pieces as long as the exhibition is open.
If you have a photograph and would like to have it printed for paper prayers, you can crop the photo to 12 x 4 inches and save it as a jpeg (preferably 150-240 resolution). Email your submission to We will print it and hang it for you.
Thanks in advance for your participation.

Congratulations to Mike Higgins & Robin Odland

One of Mike's photos and two of Robin's photos were selected by Juror Larry Fink for an exhibition at the Banana Factory in Bethlehem, PA. If you would like to attend the opening reception the information is below.

InVision: National College Photography Exhibition
October 30-November 21, 11am-4pm daily
Opening reception: November 5 from 6-9pm
The Banana Factory
25 W. Third Street
Bethlehem, PA

Project Basho - Onward exhibition call for entries

Larry Fink is the juror for this the competition this year. A description of the exhibition is below, more information is available online:

Project Basho is pleased to announce ONWARD ‘11, an annual juried photography competition exclusively featuring the work of emerging photographers. ONWARD focuses on new work that continues to push the medium. With ONWARD, photographers have the opportunity to present their vision and talent to a broad audience. Through our partnerships with other photography organizations, photographers will have the chance to foster and grow a vibrant and rich photography community. There is no specific theme for ONWARD and submissions are open to any photographic medium from historical processes to new digital technologies.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Photo Club Announcements

The next photo club meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 19 from 12:30-1:30 in Hicks 118 (the photo classroom). Everyone is welcomed to attend. We will be discussing the Paper Prayers project and other photo club events.

Are you going on the Bucks trip to NYC this Friday? Bring your camera! The photo club is having a New York Trip Photo Contest. Submit your entries by Tuesday, October 26. Digital entries can be emailed (in jpeg format please!) to Prints can be dropped off in the contest box in the darkroom (ask your friendly photo tech if you don't see the box). The winning entries will be posted on the blog. . .other prizes to be determined.

Monday, September 27, 2010

FREE lecture by legendary photographer Mary Ellen Mark!

Don't miss this great opportunity to here Mary Ellen Mark speak about her work.
When: Thursday, Sept 30, 2010 - 5:30pm
Where: UPENN B1 Meyerson
Free tickets available starting at 4pm - on a first come, first served basis.

Opportunities galore!

Some great new opportunities for student photographers:

• The Fotovisura $1000 Spotlight Grant for Outstanding Student Photography Project information on how to apply
look at these great judges!
Henry Horenstein, Photographer, Author, RISD Professor of Photography
Larry Fink, Photographer, BARD Professor of Photography
Claire O’Neill, Editor, NPR’s Picture Show blog
Lauren Schneiderman, Editor, Visura Spotlight

• The PDN EDU 2011 photo contest - more information available here.
Winning entries are printed in PDN EDU magazine!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

College Photography show at Banana Factory in Bethlehem - call for entries. . .

The Banana Factory is featuring the InVision Photography Festival, a festival highlighting nationally and internationally known photographers. We are hosting a photography competition for colleges, highlighting the artistic talents of students in Banana Factory’s Banko Gallery. This exhibition is an excellent opportunity for students to exhibit their works in a professional setting.


Students can submit up to 5 images on a CD for jurying. Entry fee is $25 for up to 5 submissions. Each entry must be an original in concept, design, and execution and may not violate any U.S copyright laws.

The final decision regarding the suitability of all artwork included in the exhibition will be made by professionals from regional institutions at the time of the installation. Judges include photographer Larry Fink and Executive Director of Lehigh University Art Galleries, Ricardo Viera.

All submitted work must be ready to hang with hooks, wire or other type of hanging apparatus. All work must also be labeled on back with name and title. Entries must be no larger than 48 inches by 48 inches to the outside dimensions of the frame or mat. Shipped work must include return shipping.

CD’s should be mailed to:

Rachel Akers

Banana Factory

25 W 3rd St.

Bethlehem, PA 18015


Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners.


Sept 29 Deadline for submission of CD with up to 5 images and entry fee of $25.

Oct 11 Notification of acceptance or un-acceptance will be made by e-mail

Oct 22-24 Drop off of accepted work between the hours of 9am-5pm

Oct 30 Exhibition opens

Nov 5 Opening reception from 6-9pm

Nov 21 Exhibition closes

Nov 22-24 Pick up work from 12-7pm

more info about the Banana Factory on their web site:

Monday, September 20, 2010

Finally - the first photo club meeting of the year!

The photo club will hold its first meeting on Monday, Sept 27 at noon in Hicks 118 (the photo classroom). All are welcomed to attend. We will be electing new officers - President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. If you are interested in becoming an officer, please do your best to attend the meeting. If you can't make the meeting but would like to run for office, please contact Kimberly Witham ( We will also be discussing photo club activities for the coming year - don't miss it!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Chad States at PPAC

Bucks Photo faculty member Chad States will be lecturing on his latest project at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center this Thursday, Sept 16 from 7:30-8:30. The lecture is free and open to the public. More information is available through the PPAC website here.

Congrats to Kyle Thompson!

Congratulations to Kyle Thompson. He recently won the STPR Rally Photo contest. Check out the winning photo above. The full story is available on the Rally America website here.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Photo Open Lab hours for Fall 2010

Welcome back! Open labs in photo begin this week.

Darkroom: noon-1
Digital: noon-10
Lighting: 5-10

Darkroom: 12:30-5:30
Digital: 8:30-1:30

Darkroom: 9-1 & 5-10
Digital: noon-10
Lighting: 5-10

Darkroom, Digital and Lighting: 12:30-10

Darkroom, Digital and Lighting: noon-6

Darkroom, Digital and Lighting: 1-6

Congrats Kerrie Michener!

A big congratulations to Kerrie Michener - her concert photos are currently featured on! Last fall, Kerrie photographed Pearl Jam at the now closed Philly Spectrum as part of her Digital Photo II final project. Two of those photos are currently featured in a tribute to the Spectrum in the online version of Rolling Stone. Check out the photos here. (Kerrie's photos are number 7 and 16) One is featured above. (©Kerrie Michener)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Last Roll of Kodachrome. . . ever.

Several months ago, Kodak announced it would stop production of Kodachrome. Kodachrome was one of the first color films on the market. Many iconic photographs were captured on Kodachrome including Steve McCurry's famous 1984 National Geographic cover. Appropriately, McCurry was granted the honor of shooting the last roll of Kodachrome ever produced. To read more about it, click here.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Moment In Time - May 2

A few weeks back, we posted a link to the NY Times web site. On Sunday, May 2 at 11am EST photographers from around the world simultaneously captured images. The photos will be published on the NY Times Lens photo blog. Here at the Bucks Photo Blog we also asked for submissions. . we have received ONE! See the photo from David Wagner below - you can see from the clock that he was right on time. . .
To see more photos from A Moment in Time, go to the NY Times Lens Blog here.

Monday, May 3, 2010


Don't miss out - this Saturday, May 8 open photo labs in the darkroom & Hicks digital lab. Open labs start at 1pm and end at 5pm. Take advantage of this great opportunity to finish up your final portfolio!!!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Openings this weekend: Arts at Bucks, The Print Center

Events you may want to know about this weekend:

STUDENT ART EXHIBITION OPENING: Sunday, May 2 from 1-4pm. Do you have work in the exhibition? Come out to strut your stuff. Don't have work in the show? Come out to support your fellow students and friends. There will be food, music, an art sale and demonstrations. Bring your friends and family and come on down.

84th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION: PHOTOGRAPHY: Saturday, May 1 from 3-5pm at the Print Center, 1614 Latimer Street, Philadelphia. Bucks Photo Faculty members Julia Cybularz and Kimberly Witham have pieces included in this show. Juror Ingrid Schaffner will give a gallery talk at 3:30.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tim Davis Lecture at Philadelphia Photo Arts Center

This Thursday photographer Tim Davis will speak about his work at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center from 7-8:30pm. A reception and book signing will follow the talk. This is a great opportunity to hear an artist speak about his work. The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center describes Davis' most recent project:
The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center is excited to continue its free lecture and book signing series with photographer Tim Davis. Using the ancient city of Rome as his backdrop, Davis spent 11 months exploring the outskirts of the Eternal City with his large-format camera for his latest body of work, The New Antiquity. Instead of focusing on the famous ruins, Davis turned his camera toward the unique and often overlooked objects that litter the city streets. Referring to the decaying buildings and structures as “a soon to be ancient past,” Davis continued his exploration of the historical shift of archaeological sites by including similar scenes from China and the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. Davis has the uncanny ability to show us what we have always seen, but have never noticed.

Don't miss out on this great opportunity.

Call for Entries at Gallery 125 in Trenton

Gallery 125 in Trenton, New Jersey is looking for photos for an upcoming juried exhibition entitled "Up Close and Personal." If you have some work which might fit this theme and are interested in submitting, information is available here.

Any plans for Sunday, May 2???

At 11 am Eastern standard time on Sunday, May 2 photographers all over the world will simultaneously record "a moment in time." This project is sponsored by the NY Times Lens blog. They ask that photographers take a photograph at the exact moment and then submit the work to the Lens blog. Here at the Bucks Photo Blog, we will be playing along. Take a photo at 11am on Sunday, May 2 and then email it to We will post the best submissions on the photo blog. You should also send your submission to the NY Times for the opportunity to be chosen for their web site. Information is available here. Get ready, set, shoot!!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Registration & Advising for Fall 2010

That time has come again - time to be advised and register for the Fall semester. Priority registration begins April 26. The following photo courses are available in the Fall Semester:
•VAFA 110 - Digital Photography Fundamentals - learn how to use your digital camera and the basics of photoshop
•VAFA 210 - Digital Photography II - advanced photoshop and portfolio development.
•VAFA 151 - Photography I - intro to black & white film - process your own film and print in the darkroom
•VAFA 157 - Photography II - advanced black & white darkroom work & portfolio development
•VAFA 211 - Studio & Light - Learn to use professional studio lighting - photograph portraits, products, etc in the studio.
•VAFA 257 - Large Format Photography - Learn to use a 4x5 view camera to create big, beautiful detailed negatives and prints.
•VAFA 196 - History of Photography - Learn the fascinating history of photography from Daguerre & Fox Talbot to contemporary artists.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Student Exhibition - The Results are IN!

A big thanks to everyone who submitted work for the student exhibition. This year we had around 200 photos submitted - the sad news is we are only able to exhibit around 30. Thanks to the entire photo faculty for assisting with the very difficult process of selecting work. If your work was not selected, please don't be discouraged! Lots of wonderful photos didn't make the final cut.
The list of selected photos:

Robin Odland Domestic Life #1 Photo II
Robin Odland Pumpkin Patch Photo II
Katie Attinello Untitled (Canoes) Digital Fundamentals
Ben Manns Carburetor Pinhole Intro to Photo
Jessica Badgley Handprint Intro to Photo
Jessica Badgley Jackie Intro to Photo
Victoria Linaberry Untitled 2 (window) Large Format
Micah Murdoch The Third Wheel Intro to Photo
Elena Dukat Untitled (man on bench) Digital Fundamentals
Heather Guzek Bad News Digital Fundamentals
Lauren Lynae Lerch Untitled (girl thinking) Digital Fundamentals
Dave Carter Wanderings Intro to Photo
Nicholas Ramsey Lamentation of David Large Format
Thomas Doran The Harrah Twins Digital Fundamentals
Rachel Mumbauer Untitled (dead rockers) Digital Fundamentals
Susan Kott Tattoo #3 Large Format
William Heasom Electric 4 Digital Fundamentals
Jena Marks Lonely New Yorker Digital Fundamentals
Molly Nadav Basement Windows Large Format
Nicholas Ramsey Yvonne Large Format
Ashley East Untitled (6x6 Holga) Intro to Photo
Kyle Thompson Alone Together Digital Photo II
Sharon Mastrosimone Billie Veiled Studio & Light
Annie Potts Tea Time Studio & Light
Jettie Sailor Cell Phone in Park Digital Photo II
David Wagner House on the Prarie Digital Photo II
Ben Manns Cyanotype (Beth) Photo II
Kristina Tregnan Two Females Photo II
Christine Hay Remember? Photo II
Jaime Lee Monreal Beach Twinkies Studio & Light
Molly Nadav Piano Room Weave Digital Photo II
Chris Kirk Untitled (tower & lines) Photo II
Kerrie Michener Pearl Jam on Stage Digital Photo II
Courtney Smyth Untitled (low key girl) Studio & Light
William Kraus can you buy. . . ? Large Format
Ashley East Untitled (Hollywood) Studio & Light

IMPORTANT: All work should be picked up from the photo office in Hicks 118 between now and April 19. We can't be responsible for work left beyond that date. If your photo was selected you must pick it up and then RETURN IT MOUNTED OR MATTED (not framed). MATTTED WORKS SHOULD BE DROPPED OFF AT THE HICKS ART CENTER GALLERY ON APRIL 16, 17 OR 19. Congratulations to all!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Annual Student Exhibition

Don't forget to submit work for the annual student exhibition. Please submit your best photos from your Fall 2009 and Spring 2010 classes. Photographs are due by 5pm on Wednesday, April 7. More information and submission forms are available in the Photo area. Submitted works will be juried by photo faculty - results will be posted on the blog and in signs in the photo area by Monday, April 12. Good Luck!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Think twice before you sell yourself short.

Prof. Roberta Mayer brought this article to my attention. It is a recent story from the New York Times about the shrinking market for editorial and magazine photographers. Each day, millions of digital images are created and posted on sites like Flickr. Many magazines, ad agencies and stock photo services are now culling these sites for photographs rather than commissioning professional photographers to make them. This practice has been a boon for amateurs wanting to make a few extra dollars - but it is really hurting the professional photographers of the world. Essentially, the amateurs are undercutting the professionals. One wonders what this means for the ever changing future of photography? To read the full article click here.

Doug Dubois at Philadelphia Photo Arts Center

Photographer Doug Dubois will be speaking about his work this Thursday, April 1 from 7:30-8:30pm at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center. The talk is FREE.

Info on Doug Dubois (from the PPAC website):
DuBois’s book All the Days and Nights, is a deeply personal body of work. DuBois first started photographing his family in 1984, before his father’s near fatal injury from a commuter train. Coping with the graveness of this hardship, he documents his family members through a tender lens, revealing the subtle complexities of their personalities and the dynamics of their relationships with one another. This poignant memoir engages the viewer in its emotional immediacy and showcases the tribulations of those closest to him.

More information is available on the PPAC website here. There will be a reception & book signing after the talk. Don't miss this great opportunity.

Friday, March 12, 2010


I have just been informed that the college will be without power from 4pm Friday, March 19-Saturday, March 20. For this reason, the photo labs will close at 4pm on Friday instead of 7:30pm.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Opportunity for Photography Students is a new website which lists all of the restaurants, bars and other night life venues in Bucks County. They are looking for a few student photographers to work assignments shooting in the businesses highlighted on the site. While the shoots are unpaid, your images would be credited on the website with a link to your personal site and /or a gallery of your photos included on Bucks County Night Out. This is a great opportunity to get some experience shooting in a "real world" situation while making some connections. If you are interested, send an email with resume and 3-5 jpgs attached to Students who are 21 or over are preferred since some shoots are in bars & clubs. If you have any questions, please see Kimberly.

Open Lab Hours for Spring Break

As you know, Spring Break is next week from March 15-19. The photo labs will be open during the following hours. During these hours students will have access to the Hicks 120 digital lab, the darkroom and the lighting studios. There will be one technician covering all three areas, so if you need help you may need to look around for a moment - please be patient!

Monday: 5-10pm
Tuesday: noon-5pm
Wednesday: 5-10pm
Thursday: 1-6pm


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Photoshop or Photography?

A recent post by NY Times technology writer David Pogue asks the question: where do we draw the line between Photography and Photo-shoppery? Pogue's questions center around a recent contest in Popular Photography Magazine in which two of the winning photos were "Photoshop Jobs." Questions of this nature have been posted many times on the Bucks Photo Blog. Pogue makes a compelling argument that Photography is subjective by nature. Film photographers have always "burned and dodged" in the darkroom. The photographic frame always leaves out more than it includes. Where do we draw the line? To read the article, click here. Two of the winning photos are posted above.

Some announcements. .

So many announcements. .
•First, if you see Robin Odland be sure to congratulate him. Robin was given a merit scholarship to attend the Society for Photographic Education Conference in Philadelphia this weekend.
•Remember - the Bucks Arts trip to NYC is on Friday, March 26. Tickets are available in the Art Office in Hicks. Kimberly Witham will be leading students on a tour of Chelsea photo galleries. All are welcomed to come along.
•Did you know there is a scholarship for Bucks Photo Certificate students? If you are a student in the Photo Certificate program and will be taking at least one photo class in the Fall or Summer of 2010, apply for the scholarship. Details are available in the Art Office.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Photo Fight

There has been a bit of a controversy brewing between two art photographers over issues of copying or plagiarizing of work. David Burdeny is being accused of plagiarizing the work Sze Tsung Leong. Both photographers work looks very similar in style and composition and both have photographed the same locations. The question becomes whether Sze Tsung Leong owns intellectual property over these compositions and subject matter. This matter is particularly important to the art dealers and gallerists. "

Sze Tsung Leong

David Burdeny

"The financial ramifications can be considerable. Leong's prints sell for as much as $25,000, and Burdeny's for up to $10,500. Confusion between the work of the two artists in the marketplace could adversely affect those values." from the Los Angeles Times.

I would argue that all of photography is intrinsically about replicating. How many photographs have been taken of the pyramids? Are some going to be similar? Odds are that some will.

Also, style comes and goes. Leong and Burdeny are both working in a contemporary landscape aesthetic defined both by the art market and the artists working today. Overlap happens constantly. It comes with the territory of art. Someone somewhere is working on a similar idea with a similar aesthetic. Is it the person that reaches the highest worth in the art market that gets to claim ownership of this idea and aesthetic?


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Magnum Photo and the digital age

A giant archive of photographic prints from the archives of the Magnum Photography Agency is on its way to Austin, Texas. The archive includes work from many of the best known documentary photographers of the last 63 years. From the NY Times:

It is one of the most important photography archives of the 20th century, consisting of more than 180,000 images known as press prints, the kind of prints once made by the collective to circulate to magazines and newspapers. They are marked on their reverse sides with decades of historical impasto — stamps, stickers and writing chronicling their publication histories — that speaks to their role in helping to create the collective photo bank of modern culture.

“The trucks had GPS, and I was so nervous, I was tracking every single second of the trip,” Mark Lubell, Magnum’s director, said.

Since Magnum’s founding in 1947 by Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger, David Seymour and William Vandivert, the prints have always been kept at the agency’s headquarters, which has moved around Manhattan. But like many other photo agencies Magnum began digitally scanning its archive many years ago, and in 2006, the cooperative’s membership voted to begin exploring a sale, whose proceeds would be used to help reinvent Magnum for a new age.

For a link to the entire story click here

Monday, January 25, 2010

Do photographs lie or do photographers?

There is an interesting case lately of a nature photographer being stripped of a prestigious award for having staged an image. You can read more about this here. In the end what is the difference between how a tame wolf jumps and how a wild wolf jumps? Should we take the photographer's words about a photograph as truth? Does the photograph validate what the photographer has to say about the work? What are we to believe when both the photographer and the photograph can lie?


Monday, January 18, 2010

Open Lab Hours for Spring 2010

Welcome Back! Open lab hours for the studios are listed below. Please note: open labs begin Thursday, January 21.

Hicks 120 Digital Lab

Mondays noon-6pm

Tuesdays 8:30am-1:30pm & 5:30-10pm

Wednesdays noon-10pm

Thursdays 5:30-10pm

Fridays 10am-7:30pm

B&W Darkroom

Mondays 8:30am-1pm & 5-10pm

Tuesdays 12:30-10pm

Wednesdays 8:30am-1pm & 5-10pm

Thursdays 5-6pm

Fridays 10am-7:30pm

Hicks 114 Lighting Studio

Mondays 9am-noon & 5-10pm

Tuesdays 9am-10pm

Wednesdays 5-10pm

Thursdays 6-10pm

Fridays 10am-7:30pm