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Friday
Apr262013

Field Trip - The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

If you will be in the New York area between now and June 30th, plan to take a trip over to the prestigious Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie to view the wonderful exhibition, The Polaroid Years: Instant Photography and Experimentation. I have posted the exhibition's summary, taken from the website, below:

This survey exhibition brings together ground breaking Polaroid pictures by forty artists spanning the period from the initial release of the SX-70 camera in 1972 until the present. The exhibition centers on experimentation and examines how the invention of instant photography—in particular Polaroid, a brand known for its innovation and responsiveness to artistic endeavors—has influenced and inspired amateurs and professionals for nearly forty years. By juxtaposing early experimental work with more recent forays into the possibilities of the medium, the exhibition tells a more complete story of instant photography than has yet been chronicled. The photographs included represent a wide range of approaches and sensibilities and upend established parameters of photography in various ways. Artists represented include such pioneers of instant photography as Ansel Adams, Ellen Carey, Chuck Close, Walker Evans, David Hockney, Robert Mapplethorpe, Joyce Neimanas, Andy Warhol, and William Wegman as well as a new generation of artists including Anne Collier, Bryan Graf, Catherine Opie, Lisa Oppenheim, Dash Snow, Mungo Thomson, and Grant Worth.

Curatorial research for the exhibition was sponsored by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The exhibition is made possible in part by the Smart Family Fund for Art Exhibition Support.

• What: The Polaroid Years: Instant Photography and Experimentation

• When: April 12 - June 30, 2013

• Where: 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 Get directions

• Admission: Admission is free and open to the public. All galleries are wheelchair accessible.

• Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 1pm-5pm. Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas to New Year's Day. 

• Info: (845) 437-5632

 

WHO ARE WE?

We're the New York Institute of Photographya distance education school teaching photography since 1910 - over 100 years of knowledge and experience.

 Click here to watch the New York Institute of Photography video.

 

Wednesday
Apr242013

Illuminating photography: From camera obscura to camera phone

Want to brush up on your photography history without having to read an article or open a textbook? Check out the fun animated TEDEducation video titled "Illuminating photography: From camera obscura to camera phone," narrated by photographer and educator Eva Timothy and created by London Squared Productions. Here is the video's summary, posted on the About tab of its Youtube page, followed by the video itself:

The origins of the cameras we use today were invented in the 19th century. Or were they? A millenia before, Arab scientist Alhazen was using the camera obscura to duplicate images, with Leonardo da Vinci following suit 500 years later and major innovations beginning in the 19th century. Eva Timothy tracks the trajectory from the most rudimentary cameras to the ubiquity of them today.

To view the full lesson, click here

 

WHO ARE WE?

We're the New York Institute of Photographya distance education school teaching photography since 1910 - over 100 years of knowledge and experience.

 Click here to watch the New York Institute of Photography video.

 

Monday
Apr222013

Top 10 Photos: May Day

Photo #1: Maypole Outside Clarendon Building, Oxford by Richard (etnobofin on Flickr)

In our tenth Top 10 Photos post, and in honor of the the month of May coming up, I wanted to do a search for off-the-beaten path photos which take us into all that conjures up "May Day." I found quite a few special images, but chose only ten of them for our Top 10 vote; I've not put these 10 in any particular order - that task is up to you. Use the survey at the end of the post to vote for your favorite photo. Thanks for voting and check back soon for another Top 10 Photos vote!

Photo #2: Tom Fisher as Sam Docker in BBC One drama Mayday by BBC

Photo #3: Woman Shouting During Moscow May Day Communist Rally by Mikhail Metzel / AP 

Photo #4: Eldery Woman Waves at May Day Occupy Wall Street March by Emmanuel Dunand / AFP - Getty Images 

Photo #5: May Day Elephants in Bangkok by PA Photos

Photo #6: Mike Haywood Goes for the Line in May Day Rugby Match by Getty Images

Photo #7: Jake from Mayday Parade in Halloween Costume by Mayday Parade

Photo #8: May Day Sidewalk Chalk by May Day NYC

Photo #9: Jason May a.k.a. Hip-Hop Artist MAYDAY

Photo #10: Burningman May Pole by Yelloideas

 

 

 

 

WHO ARE WE?

We're the New York Institute of Photographya distance education school teaching photography since 1910 - over 100 years of knowledge and experience.

 Click here to watch the New York Institute of Photography video.


Friday
Apr192013

2013 Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced, All Depict Syrian Civil War  

Written by DL Cade, Content shared via PetaPixel

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Columbia University has announced the winning photographs of both the Breaking News and Feature Photography Pulitzer prizes for 2013 — all of which depict the heartrending civil war in Syria. At first glance that may not seem like a big deal, but when you consider that the Breaking News prize wasn’t awarded to one, but five AP photographers jointly, the power of these photos begins to sink in.

At the top we have the winner of the Feature Photography Pulitzer, taken by freelance photographer Javier Manzano who we had the pleasure of interviewing in June of last year. The photo shows two rebel soldiers guarding their sniper’s nest in Aleppo, illuminated by light streaming through bullet holes.

Below we have one photo from each of the five Breaking News winners. All of these photos were taken in Syria, many in extremely hazardous situations:

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A wounded woman leaves a hospital in Aleppo still in shock. (c) Manu Brabo, AP

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A boy name Ahmed mourns for his father, who was killed by a Syrian army sniper. (c) Rodrigo Abd, AP

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Ten-year-old Abdullah Ahmed recovering from burns he received during a Syrian government airstrike. (c) Muhammed Muheisen, AP

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Free Syrian Army fighters resting in a house on the outskirts of Aleppo. (c) Khalil Hamra, AP

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Rebel fighter gestures for victory after firing a missile toward a building where Syrian troops were hiding. (c) Narciso Contreras, AP

In addition to the recognition of their peers, all of the winners will also go home with $10,000 as further acknowledgement of the incredible photos they have taken. To see all of this year’s Pulitzer winners, including more detailed captions and additional photos from each of the AP photographers above, head over to the Pulitzer Prize website by clicking here.


Image credits: Photography by Javier Manzano, Manu Brabo, Rodrigo Abd, Muhammed Muheisen, Khalil Hamra, Narciso Contreras.


To view this article in its orginal format, click here.

 

WHO ARE WE?

We're the New York Institute of Photographya distance education school teaching photography since 1910 - over 100 years of knowledge and experience.

 Click here to watch the New York Institute of Photography video.

Wednesday
Apr172013

Check Out Student Savings on the Adobe Creative Cloud Package

NYIP student Stephanie Spainhoward just contacted Adobe about purchasing Photoshop for one of her courses, and she told us that they have an amazing offer for students, and NYIP students are accepted in this offer. She wanted us to let every NYIP student know. Click here to explore the Adobe Creative Cloud Student and Teacher Edition offer.

 



Adobe is encouraging creatives to subscribe to a Cloud-based suite of their programs versus selling downloads to individual software products. The current price for students on the website is $29.99/month (Stephanie locked in a one-year contract for just $19.99 a month - maybe if you contact Adobe directly you might be able to improve the monthly rate from what's advertised on their website). As Stephanie told us,

You get EVERY program Adobe has to offer. Of course I signed up, but I just wanted to let you know. It's really an amazing offer, and I thought you might want to let other students know about it. You do have to sign a one-year contract, and may have to show proof that you do attend school.
Thanks for the heads up, Stephanie! Click here to explore Adobe's Creative Cloud and find out what tools you'll be able to access through their all-in-one subscription service.

 

WHO ARE WE?

We're the New York Institute of Photographya distance education school teaching photography since 1910 - over 100 years of knowledge and experience.

 Click here to watch the New York Institute of Photography video.


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