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Tuesday, September 1, 2015 / Labels: , ,

In photos: Life during World War II

September 1, 2015 /Photography News




When You Go Home,
Tell Them Of Us And Say,
For Their Tomorrow,
We Gave Our Today.

The Second World War (1939-1945) is generally accepted to have begun 76 years ago today, on 1 September 1939, with the invasion of Poland by Germany, and subsequent declarations of war on Germany by France, Britain and most of the countries of the British Empire and Commonwealth.

These photographs show the men and women who served in World War II, 1939-1945. They are from the collections of the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales, and the Nationaal Archief of the Netherlands.

Farewell, n.d., between 1940-1945, by Sam Hood. From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales
Farewell, n.d., between 1940-1945, by Sam Hood. From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales

6th Division arrives at the wharves, 9-10 January 1940, by Sam Hood. Note: Sydney - Berlin was the aim, but High Command had other ideas. The 6th Division was largely responsible for the defeat of Italy in the Middle East, then moved on to Greece and New Guinea. This photo is from a collection depicting the wartime departure of the 6th Division for the Middle East, 9-10 January 1940. From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales.
6th Division arrives at the wharves, 9-10 January 1940, by Sam Hood. Note: Sydney - Berlin was the aim, but High Command had other ideas. The 6th Division was largely responsible for the defeat of Italy in the Middle East, then moved on to Greece and New Guinea. This photo is from a collection depicting the wartime departure of the 6th Division for the Middle East, 9-10 January 1940. From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales.

Second World War. German soldier in a tank. [possibly a Renault UE, a French made "Armored Tractor" or "Infantry Supply Vehicle"; designed for utility work, used and modified by the Germans]. German soldiers are helping the French farmers plough their fields. France, 1941. From the collection of the Nationaal Archief of the Netherlands.
Second World War. German soldier in a tank. [possibly a Renault UE, a French made "Armored Tractor" or "Infantry Supply Vehicle"; designed for utility work, used and modified by the Germans]. German soldiers are helping the French farmers plough their fields. France, 1941. From the collection of the Nationaal Archief of the Netherlands.

This photo is from a collection depicting the wartime departure of the 6th Division for the Middle East, from Sidney,  9-10 January 1940. From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales.
This photo is from a collection depicting the wartime departure of the 6th Division for the Middle East, from Sidney,  9-10 January 1940. From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales.

Soldier's goodbye and Bobbie the cat, between 1939-1945, by Sam Hood. From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales.
Soldier's goodbye and Bobbie the cat, between 1939-1945, by Sam Hood. From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales.

Wounded and invalids. German wounded return their empty coffee cups to Red Cross nurses just prior to departure. Location unknown. 1941. From the collection of the Nationaal Archief of the Netherlands.
Wounded and invalids. German wounded return their empty coffee cups to Red Cross nurses just prior to departure. Location unknown. 1941. From the collection of the Nationaal Archief of the Netherlands.

War loans displays, State Theatre, Sidney, October 20, 1943, by Sam Hood. From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales.
War loans displays, State Theatre, Sidney, October 20, 1943, by Sam Hood. From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales.

April 11, 1945, Deventer, the Netherlands. From the collection of the Nationaal Archief of the Netherlands.
April 11, 1945, Deventer, the Netherlands. From the collection of the Nationaal Archief of the Netherlands.

Liberation of the concentration camp Amersfoort. Three Dutch army officers behind barbed wire. From the collection of the Nationaal Archief of the Netherlands.
Liberation of the concentration camp Amersfoort. Three Dutch army officers behind barbed wire. From the collection of the Nationaal Archief of the Netherlands.

Starved prisoners, nearly dead from hunger, pose in concentration camp in Ebensee, Austria. The camp was reputedly used for "scientific" experiments. It was liberated by the 80th Division. 7 May 1945. Author: Samuelson, Lt. A. E.
Starved prisoners, nearly dead from hunger, pose in concentration camp in Ebensee, Austria. The camp was reputedly used for "scientific" experiments. It was liberated by the 80th Division. 7 May 1945. Author: Samuelson, Lt. A. E.

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Sunday, August 30, 2015 / Labels: , ,

In photos: Remembering Gustave Le Gray, one of the most important French photographer of the 19th century

The Beech Tree, by Gustave Le Gray (circa 1856). In October 1999, Sotheby's sold a Le Gray albumen print "Beech Tree, Fontainebleau" for £419,500, which -at that time- was a world record for the most expensive single photograph ever sold at auction to an anonymous buyer. Later that day -at the same auction- an albumen print of "Grande Vague, Sète" ("The Big Wave at Sète," "The Great Wave, Sète") also by Le Gray was sold for a new world record price of £507,500 or $840,370 to the same anonymous buyer who was later revealed to be Sheik Saud Al-Thani of Qatar. The record stood until May 2003 when Al-Thani purchased a daguerreotype by Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey for £565,250 or $922,488.
The Beech Tree, by Gustave Le Gray (circa 1856). In October 1999, Sotheby's sold a Le Gray albumen print "Beech Tree, Fontainebleau" for £419,500, which -at that time- was a world record for the most expensive single photograph ever sold at auction to an anonymous buyer. Later that day -at the same auction- an albumen print of "Grande Vague, Sète" ("The Big Wave at Sète," "The Great Wave, Sète") also by Le Gray was sold for a new world record price of £507,500 or $840,370 to the same anonymous buyer who was later revealed to be Sheik Saud Al-Thani of Qatar. The record stood until May 2003 when Al-Thani purchased a daguerreotype by Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey for £565,250 or $922,488.


August 30, 2015 /Photography News/ Born 195 years ago today, on 30 August 1820,  in Villiers-le-Bel, Val-d'Oise, Jean-Baptiste Gustave Le Gray has been called by the J. Paul Getty Museum "the most important French photographer of the nineteenth century" because of his technical innovations in the still new medium of photography, his role as the teacher of other noted photographers, and "the extraordinary imagination he brought to picture making".




Gustave Le Gray, Self-portrait
Gustave Le Gray, Self-portrait (late 1850s)

Le Gray was originally trained as a painter, studying under François-Édouard Picot and Paul Delaroche. Later, he crossed over to photography in the early years of its development.

He made his first daguerreotypes by 1847. 

He taught photography to students such as Charles Nègre, Henri Le Secq, Nadar, Olympe Aguado, and Maxime Du Camp.

Photographic portrait of Louis-Napoléon / Napoleon III (1852) by Gustave Le Gray
Photographic portrait of Louis-Napoléon / Napoleon III (1852) by Gustave Le Gray
Despite being a successful portraitist (Napoleon III being one of his clients), the studio Le Gray opened in 1855 was poorly managed and he ran into debts. As a consequence, he closed the studio, abandoned his wife and children, and fled the country to escape his creditors.

Alexandre Dumas (father), 1860, by Gustave Le Gray
Alexandre Dumas (father), 1860, by Gustave Le Gray
He began touring the Mediterranean in 1860 with Alexandre Dumas, crossing paths with Giuseppe Garibaldi. Later, Le Gray went to Lebanon, then Syria, settling finally in Egypt in 1864, where he stayed for the rest of his life.

Camel transporting artillery, Egypt (1866), by Gustave Le Gray
Camel transporting artillery, Egypt (1866), by Gustave Le Gray

Gustave Le Gray's technical innovations include:

  • Improvements on paper negatives, specifically waxing them before exposure making the paper more receptive to fine detail.
  • A collodion process published in 1850 but which was theoretical at best. The invention of the wet collodion method to produce a negative on a glass plate is now credited to Frederick Scott Archer who published his process in 1851.
  • Combination printing, creating seascapes by using one negative for the water and one negative for the sky at a time where it was impossible to have at the same time the sky and the sea on a picture due to the too extreme luminosity range.



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Friday, August 28, 2015 / Labels: , ,

In photos: Remembering Danish photographer Kristen Feilberg

August 26, 2015 /Photography News/ Born 176 years ago in Denmark, on 26 August 1839, Kristen Feilberg (Christen Schjellerup Feilberg) is best known for his images captured in Sumatra, Singapore, and Penang.

After giving up his dream of becoming a painter, Feilberg followed his sister to Singapore in 1862 where he worked partly as a tobacco agent and partly as a photographer.  In 1867, he set up his own studio in Penang and, the same year, exhibited 15 views of Penang and Ceylon at the Paris World Exposition.

The earliest photographs of eastern Sumatra were taken by Feilberg in 1869. Considered to be of excellent quality, they include integrated group portraits of workers on tobacco plantations. They are presented in three albums entitled "Views" at the Royal Tropical Institute.

Feilberg died in Singapore in 1919.

Scores of Feilberg's photographs from the collection at the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam can be accessed on Wikimedia Commons as well as at the Tropenmuseum itself.

Three Batak warriors with spears and swords in front of a wooden construction. A dog lies between the two girders at the left. Circa 1870
Three Batak warriors with spears and swords in front of a wooden construction. A dog lies between the two girders at the left. Circa 1870
Batak war canoe near Lake Toba, Sumatra, 1870
Batak war canoe near Lake Toba, Sumatra, 1870
Deli river, circa 1870
Deli river, circa 1870
Batak family, circa 1870
Batak family, circa 1870
Portrait of a Batak woman, circa 1870
Portrait of a Batak woman, circa 1870
Batak village, circa 1870
Batak village, circa 1870
Portrait of workers, Deli, circa 1870
Portrait of workers, Deli, circa 1870
Batak, circa 1870
Batak, circa 1870
Dyak women, Borneo, 1860s
Dyak women, Borneo, 1860s
Rev. Habb preaching to the Klings (South Indians) in Penang, 1867
Rev. Habb preaching to the Klings (South Indians) in Penang, 1867

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Friday, August 21, 2015 / Labels: , ,

Google Photos shows you photos and videos from the past with the “Rediscover this day” feature



August 21, 2015 /Photography News/ Google Photos can already surprise you with animations and collages based on your own picture library. Now it’s learning a new trick: a new feature called “Rediscover this day” that resurfaces photos and videos from the current day, but in year’s past. 

This allows users to easy take a little trip down memory lane without having to put in any work. While revisiting old memories can often be fun and rewarding, other times you may want to avoid painful memory like ex’s or that time your cat died. That’s why Google is making this an opt-in feature, so if you’re interested, you’ll need to enable it in the settings.

The feature is not on by default. Users have to opt-in in order to see photos saved on the unlimited memory of the app.

If all this sounds familiar that’s because it is. Timehop rose to popularity by tapping into your social media accounts and serving up a little bit of of nostalgia every morning. Facebook tried the same this earlier this year with its own “On This Day” feature, which added old memories right into your News Feed.

The new feature is now available on Google Photos for iOS at https://goo.gl/toCWvw and the web at http://photos.google.com, and is rolling out to Google Photos for Android at https://goo.gl/BajWpo.


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Thursday, August 20, 2015 / Labels: , ,

Family photographs kids with 'beach buoy', turns out it was WWII bomb

Photo by the Gravell family

August 20, 2015 /Photography News/ A family beach outing turned terrifying last week when what was thought to be a washed-up buoy turned out to be an active bomb. 

Kelly Gravell of Burry Port, Wales, said she and her family were on the beach August 12 to picnic when theirt two children saw something washed up on the sand as they took their boogie boards down to the water. The item was large and almost completely covered in barnacles. The family thought it was a washed-up buoy.

The object intrigued her, her husband, and their two children, Erin, 6, and Ellis, 4.

“We were more fascinated by the barnacles on it,” Kelly added. “My son was touching it and was knocking on it a little bit, and that was it really.”

The children posed for pictures with the object and the family posted the pictures on social media. They finished up their beach day and went home.

Five days later, Pembrey Country Park officials announced on their Facebook page that the “buoy” discovered on the seashore was a United States military mine bomb. The object reportedly dates back to World War II.

Gravell said she and her husband, Gareth, were notified of the news by a friend who saw photos of their children with the bomb on Facebook.

"The realization that it was a bomb -- it was completely shocking for us," she said. "We realize now just how lucky we were."

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 / Labels: , ,

Photographer Spotlight: Tammy Ruggles

Tammy Ruggles. Portrait by Jill Jarrett
Tammy Ruggles. Portrait by Jill Jarrett

August 18, 2015 /Photography News/ World Photography Network (WPN) is very pleased to sponsor its popular segment: "Photographer Spotlight.” In this part of their newsletter they will be interviewing various fellow photographers and learning more about what motivates them, what their goals are and what direction they wish to take with their art. 

This issue's "spotlight" is on photographer Tammy Ruggles.

WPN: Your personal story and journey into the world of photography is a very inspiring one. Please tell us a little about your physical condition and how it has affected your ability to operate a camera.

Tammy Ruggles: I was born with Retinitis Pigmentosa which is an eye disease that deteriorates the retinas over time. I also have night blindness along with other vision issues such as the lack of peripheral vision, depth perception, inaccurate color vision, and extreme blurriness. When I was younger I had wanted to pursue photography in the traditional way with formal classes and in a darkroom, but the night blindness prevented me from doing this. I also was unable to read the settings on a camera, which I would have had to do in order to photograph manually. Ultimately, it probably would have been difficult to see the negatives as well. Because I felt limited, I resigned myself to family snapshots with a disposable camera. This was enjoyable, but not quite the kind of photography I had in mind.


Grazing. Photo by Tammy Ruggles
Grazing. Photo by Tammy Ruggles
WPN: Despite this obstacle why do you think you continue to adamantly pursue this art form?

TR: I'm not really sure, but I think it may be the artist in me. I've been an artist since the age of twelve, and I have always thought of photography as a fine art form, akin to painting or sketching. I found a way to create the kind of art I always wanted.

WPN: Did you ever consider exploring other avenues to express your creativity?

TR: Over the years I have expressed my creativity in several ways. I have tried sketching, writing, finger painting and digital painting with a computer. I enjoyed all of them, but photography just may be my favorite. Unlike the other art forms I pursued, photography had been “closed” to me for so many years.

Sunset. Photo by Tammy Ruggles
Sunset. Photo by Tammy Ruggles
WPN: Is there any one particular event or person who has inspired you along the way?

TR: If I had to name someone, it would be Ansel Adams. His beautiful black and white landscape photography inspired me. Along with Alfred Stieglitz, he is my photographer hero. Stieglitz worked hard in getting photography accepted as a legitimate art form. I admire his style and use of “Pictorialism,” which gave his images the look of paintings. Since I couldn't really practice photography, I opted for reading and studying about it. Another photographer I follow is Bruce Gilden. I also draw inspiration from other sources, like music, film, and literature. A present day photography educator who inspires me directly is Ted Forbes. He informs and enlightens photographers of all levels and covers everything from the basics to the great masters. After I picked up my first digital camera in 2013 and started taking pictures, it was Ted Forbes who helped me make the full connection between art and photography. As a matter of fact, the name of his photography show is called "Art of Photography".

Side of the Moutnain. Photo by Tammy Ruggles
Side of the Moutnain. Photo by Tammy Ruggles
WPN: How has the “digital age” and technical advances in photography helped you to pursue your passion?

TR: I would not be able to practice photography without a “point-and-shoot” digital camera which has auto settings. Photos are developed in the camera instead of in a darkroom. I don't really have to look at a camera, and if I need to turn a knob, it's just a couple of turns of the dial. This is the reason that I love my Sony RX100 camera. It has a dial on top with notches that you can feel and count as you turn it. I just memorize the number of clicks and the locations of the buttons. My 47-inch computer monitor allows me to view my photos. The favorite part for me is when I get to choose the photos I want to keep and delete the ones I don’t want. I choose the images with high contrast, since this is how I am best able to see. Sometimes I will increase the contrast in order to better see the images. I go for simple compositions, which is also easier for my eyes to view. My art education and my own sense of what I like about art plays a part, but not in a forced way. After so many years of sketching, the process comes quickly and easily for me. Thanks to the digital age and the internet, I also have a way to store, share, and display my photography.

WPN: What do you think the future holds for you and your work?

TR: I'm not really sure. For the past two years I have taken a stream of pictures and have a collection of images I'm happy with. I have also been fortunate enough to have had them published in literary journals, art magazines, and photography publications. Taking more pictures at this point isn't something I feel the need to do. Instead, I want to explore the possibilities of exhibiting the ones I have. In late August of this year I hope to have five of my photos shown in the "My Mind is a Camera" group exhibit at the Art Beyond Boundaries Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also hope that other exhibits are in my future, but I can't say for certain. Since I am unable to attend shows due to transportation issues, I submit my photos and hope for the best!

Click here to view Tammy's Photography Portfolio
tammyruggles@yahoo.com

Wish to be considered for the next Spotlight interview?
Please contact WPN's staff: info@wpnetwork.net


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Monday, August 17, 2015 / Labels: ,

Can Serrat residency program for artists. Grants available.


August 17, 2015 /Photography News/ Each year, Can Serrat offers a limited number of grants to visual artists and writers. Selected artists are invited for a two-months residency program at Can Serrat, including accommodation, workshop space, and food (the grant does not include travel costs).

Can Serrat, is a rustic house close to an old and mysterious mountain - there is no obligation to write a proposal directly related to Montserrat / Can Serrat, yet the jury appreciates proposals that take into consideration the place and the environment. 

Eligibility:

There are no age or nationality restrictions. And there are no entry fees.

For visual artists:

Send your applications between:
  • April 1st - 30th  
  • October 1st - 31st                                                                                              
Documentation required (ONE and only pdf file named:"lastname-canserrat-opencallVA")                                                          
  • Link to webpage or visuals of recent works (10 images)
  • Artist statement and short summary of the project
  • Curriculum Vitae

Send your application to : canserratart@gmail.com           


To view all current call for entries listed at Photography News, visit http://www.photography-news.com/2009/12/photography-competitions.html


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Sunday, August 16, 2015 / Labels: ,

In photos: Remembering landscape photographer Charles Roscoe Savage

August 16, 2015 /Photography News/ Born 183 years ago today, on 16 August 1832, Charles Roscoe Savage was a British-born landscape and portrait photographer who produced images of the American West. He became one of the foremost 19th century landscape photographers of the western United States, as well as a renowned studio portrait photographer, with his studio in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Shortly after his 1848 baptism and membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Savage emigrated to the United States where he initially found work as a photographer in New York City. On assignment from the LDS Church he traveled to Nebraska, where he established a  studio. In the spring of 1860, he traveled to Salt Lake City, Utah Territory with his family, where he established another photography studio with a partner, Marsena Cannon, an early Utah daguerreotypist and photographer. A year later, after Cannon moved to southern Utah, Savage established a partnership with artist George Ottinger. Many of Savage's photographs were reproduced in Harper's Weekly newspaper, which created a national reputation for the firm. This partnership continued until 1870, when Savage formed the Pioneer Art Gallery, and in 1875, needing more space, he replaced it with the Art Bazaar which -in 1883- burned to the ground with all of his negatives.

As a photographer under contract with the Union Pacific Railroad, Savage traveled to California in 1866 and then followed the rails back to Utah. He photographed the linking of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific on Promontory Summit, at Promontory, Utah in 1869. This series is considered his most famous work. Other well known Savage images include pictures of the Great Basin tribes, especially the Paiute and Shoshone. Savage photographed scenic areas of the west including Yellowstone National Park, Zion National Park, and created many images documenting the growth of Utah towns and cities. He also traveled extensively over western North America, taking pictures in areas of Canada and Mexico, and in areas from the Pacific Ocean to Nebraska in the mid-west.

After his death on 4 February 1909, another fire -in 1911- destroyed all of the negatives from the last 25 years of his career.

Residence of Pres[iden]t B. Young, front. [Temple]. Alternate Title: Utah. Charles Roscoe Savage
Residence of Pres[iden]t B. Young, front. [Temple]. Alternate Title: Utah. Charles Roscoe Savage

Shore of Salt Lake. Charles Roscoe Savage. Medium: albumen print.
Shore of Salt Lake. Charles Roscoe Savage. Medium: albumen print. 

Cactus growth, Arizona. Charles Roscoe Savage. Created ca. 1875. Medium: albumen print.
Cactus growth, Arizona. Charles Roscoe Savage. Created ca. 1875. Medium: albumen print. 

The old mill. Charles Roscoe Savage. Alternate Title: Utah. Medium: albumen print.
The old mill. Charles Roscoe Savage. Alternate Title: Utah. Medium: albumen print. 

Interior of Tabernacle. Alternate Title: Utah. Charles Roscoe Savage. Medium: albumen print.
Interior of Tabernacle. Alternate Title: Utah. Charles Roscoe Savage. Medium: albumen print. 

Foundation of Temple. Alternate Title: Utah. Charles Roscoe Savage. Medium: albumen print.
Foundation of Temple. Alternate Title: Utah. Charles Roscoe Savage. Medium: albumen print.

Cathedral Rocks. Alternate Title: Views of the Great West, from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean, Colorado series. Charles Roscoe Savage
Cathedral Rocks. Alternate Title: Views of the Great West, from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean, Colorado series. Charles Roscoe Savage

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Saturday, August 15, 2015 / Labels: , ,

PictureCompete presents: “The Color of Blue” photo contest

Photo: Dianne English
Photo: Dianne English
August 15, 2015 /Photography News/ The color of blue is the color of the sky and the color of the ocean. The color of blue is also the color of sapphires and the color of flowers. Whether it is azure, cobalt or cerulean it is a color of importance and beauty. It is a color of nature. Submit your images of blue. Landscapes, portraits, street photography or abstracts are all welcomed. The only requirement is the image has some depiction of the color of blue. PictureCompete is searching for the best representations of the color of blue.

Cash prizes:

• First Place: $250 (USD)
• Second Place: $100 (USD)
• Third Place: $75 (USD)

 All winners will receive:

• Winner's gallery exhibition
• Social media exposure
• World Photography Network™ newsletter exposure

Deadline: September 22, 2015

Website: http://picturecompete.com/

To view all current call for entries listed at Photography News, visit http://www.photography-news.com/2009/12/photography-competitions.html

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Friday, August 14, 2015 / Labels: , , ,

'Life': A movie about photographer Dennis Stock and actor James Dean. Watch the trailer.



August 14, 2015 /Photography News/ Anton Corbijn made his career as a photographer before jumping over to feature film direction with Control, a biopic about Joy Division’s Ian Curtis. For his latest movie, he’s once again turning his attention towards photography, more specifically towards a photographer.

Titled simply 'Life,' the movie brings  Corbijn's well-observed understanding between the photographer and subject in a drama that stars Dane Dehaan as the reluctant star James Dean, and Robert Pattinson as the sensitive photographer Dennis Stock who manages to capture some intimate moments with the iconic actor. 


Here’s the official synopsis:

Corbijn’s follow-up to A Most Wanted Man, LIFE captures the nuances and complexities of the relationship between photographer and subject in a way rarely seen or understood by someone outside the business. In a nod to Corbijn’s own past experience, the film is told from the perspective of the Life photographer Dennis Stock (played by Pattinson) who meets and profiles Dean (DeHaan) for the magazine, turning out some of Dean’s most iconic photographs.

James Dean tragically died at age 24, having only completed three films but this time his story is told through the eyes of a man who captured the most iconic stills of his career.

The film, written by Luke Davis, largely follows the same precipices as the book Beautiful Enigma: LIFE With James Dean, which was written by Dennis Stock and published in 2005.

Life also stars Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley and Kristen Hager and is set for release this September. 



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2015 World Biennial of Student Photography call for entries



August 14, 2015 /Photography News/ The Student World Biennial, in the organisation of the Academy of Arts, University of Novi Sad, was first held in 2004. In the same year the First Biennial of Student Poster was organised, and ever since the Biennial of Poster has been held in odd years, and the Biennial of Photography in even years.

Awards and prizes:

  • 1st prize: Crystal medal, € 1500, crystal medal for the tutor (professor).
  • 2nd prize: Crystal medal, € 800, crystal medal for the tutor (professor).
  • 3rd prize: Crystal medal, € 400, crystal medal for the tutor (professor).
  • And Three equal prizes

Eligibility:

The World Biennial of Student Photography is open to all undergraduate students of academies and colleges where the discipline of photography is part of the curriculum.

Submission procedure:

  • All photographs must represent the student’s original work created within last two (2) academic years and should be verified by the professors’ signature at the back.
  • Format: no longer than 35cm the shorter side if submitted in electronic form, 300 dpi RGB, TIFF or JPG, or no larger than 1m2 if submitted by post.
  • Number of works: each student can send maximum three (3) works.
  • Technique: There are no limitations on techniques or realization of the photographs.
  • There is no entry fee.

Deadline: November 1st, 2015

Jury:

The photographs will be judged by an international jury.

The decision of the Jury will be final and the winners will be announced at the opening ceremony of the Biennial in Novi Sad (November / December 2015).


To view all current call for entries listed at Photography News, visit http://www.photography-news.com/2009/12/photography-competitions.html


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Wednesday, August 12, 2015 / Labels: , ,

Nikon releases 24 photography tutorials in English and Hindi


August 12, 2015 /Photography News/ Nikon India has announced a new web series that will include 48 episodes of D-SLR tutorials which will explain various techniques and advantages of using a DSLR while eliminating common myths. The series comprises of 24 tutorial videos in English and Hindi language each.

These tutorials are conceptualized to share with consumers the knowledge about making an optimal use of their D-SLR, master new techniques and improve their photography skills by providing clear, direct information on a wide range of technical and creative topics.

A DVD comprising of all these 48 videos will be included with every sales pack of D-SLR. 

Visit the following link for the tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/user/nikonind/videos


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In photos: The 1898 Spanish-American War from the Florida Shore

August 12, 2015 /Photography NewsIn 1898 U.S. attention focused on Florida as the Spanish-American War began on April 25. The port city of Tampa served as the primary staging area for U.S. troops bound for the war in Cuba. The arrival of over 30,000 troops, including Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders cavalry unit, changed Tampa from a small town to a city.

Florida, the closest state to the Caribbean and home to a large Cuban immigrant population, became the setting for much of the action in Cuba's fight for independence from Spain. 

Although the main issue was Cuban independence, the ten-week war was fought in both the Caribbean and the Pacific.

August 12, 1898 marks the end of the Spanish-American War, with the Americans defeating the Spaniards.

The images included in this set have been selected from the Photographic Collection of the State Library and Archives of Florida.

The Florida Photographic Collection contains more than 157,000 images, representing the most complete portrait of Florida available.

Courtesy of the Florida Photographic Collection.

Street of Company E at the Rough Riders' camp : Tampa, Florida, 1898. 1 photonegative : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. Photonegative of the left half of a stereoview, sold by Underwood and Underwood.

2nd Virginia Volunteers playing with a rattlesnake : Pablo Beach, Florida, 1898. The rattlesnake appears to be a large diamondback, with 11 buttons on its tail. 1 photonegative : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.

Cuban volunteers in the barracks, 1898. Author: Gilson Willets. Note from caption: "Cuban volunteers in their barracks. Many of these were cigar makers at Tampa." The "Army of the Cuban Republic" was made up from 40 Cubans from Jacksonville, 200 from New York, and 150 from Key West. They set sail on the Florida to join the rebels on May 21st. 1 photonegative : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.

Troops en route to Cuba, summer 1898. 1 photonegative : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.

Roosevelt's Rough Riders leaving Tampa aboard the transport Concho headed for Santiago de Cuba, 1898. 1 photoprint; b&w 10 x 8 in.

Mascot of the "Rough Riders", 1898. 1 photonegative : b&w ; 3 x 5 in.

9th United States Cavalry training horses for Spanish-American war, 1898. 1 photoprint b&w 8 x 10 in.

Captain Curry of the Rough Riders: Tampa, Florida, 1898. 1 photoprint : b&w ; 3 x 5 in.

Soldiers of the 2nd Regiment of Louisiana Volunteers at train depot : Cocoa, Florida, June 1898. Author: Miss. S. Julie Porcher. 1 photoprint b&w 8 x 10 in.

Alligator shot by the captain of 4th Illinois Volunteers : Jacksonville, Florida, 1898. The captain belonged to Company G of the 4th Illinois Volunteers. 1 photonegative : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.

Trooper at work between drill calls : Tampa, Florida, 1898. Author: Gilson Willets. 1 photonegative : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.

Fever wards at the division hospital : Jacksonville, Florida, 1898. Author: Gilson Willets. 1 photonegative : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.

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