lundi 14 novembre 2011

Radical Camera : New York's Photo League, 1936-1951

The Wishing Tree, 1937
© Aaron Siskind

In 1936 a group of young, idealistic photographers, most of them Jewish, first-generation Americans, formed an organization in Manhattan called the Photo League. Their solidarity centered on a belief in the expressive power of the documentary photograph and on a progressive alliance in the 1930s of socialist ideas and art. The Radical Camera presents the contested path of the documentary photograph during a tumultuous period that spanned the New Deal reforms of the Depression, World War II, and the Cold War.
Lire la suite dans Lens, le blog du New York Times.
L'exposition The Radical Camera est présentée jusqu'au 25 mars 2012 au Musée Juif de New York (1109 5th Ave at 92nd St. New York NY 10128).

lundi 7 novembre 2011

Jamie Beck e Kevin Burg

"There's something magical about a still photograph - a captured moment in time - that can simultaneously exist outside the fraction of a second the shutter capture."
Jamie Beck
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