Friday, May 29, 2015

Santa Fe: Margaret Bourke-White, Pioneering Photojournalist

Santa Fe: Margaret Bourke-White, Pioneering Photojournalist


BRIDGES OF OREGON - PORTLAND AND ASTORIA

BRIDGES OF OREGON - PORTLAND AND ASTORIA
AUGUST 19-23 2015
http://www.californiaphotographyworkshops.com/Portland_Bridges.html

This August, Keith Skelton will lead a new photo workshop in his home state of Oregon. August and September is arguably the best time of year for weather in Oregon with chances of rain being minimal. We will see and photograph some of Portland’s numerous historic bridges that cross the Willamette River and photograph beautiful Astoria on the Oregon Coast.

Keith Skelton Photo 

Keith Skelton Photo 

Keith Skelton Photo 

Keith Skelton Photo 

 

Mary Ellen Mark with Marlon Brando

Mary Ellen Mark with Marlon Brando, Apocalypse Now,
Pagsanjan, Philippines, 1976 (photo by Stefani Kong Uhler)

http://www.maryellenmark.com


Thursday, May 28, 2015

Mark took his recovery into his own hands. In his backyard, he created a new world entirely within his control - a 1:6 scale World War II town he named Marwencol.

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On April 8, 2000, Mark Hogancamp was attacked by five men and left for dead outside of a bar in Kingston, NY. After nine days in a coma, he awoke to find he had no memory of his previous adult life. He had to relearn how to eat, walk and write.

When his state-sponsored rehabilitative therapies ran out, Mark took his recovery into his own hands. In his backyard, he created a new world entirely within his control - a 1:6 scale World War II town he named Marwencol. Using doll alter egos of his friends and family, his attackers and himself, Mark enacted epic battles and recreated memories, which he captured in strikingly realistic photographs. Those photos eventually caught the eye of the art world, which lead to a series of gallery exhibitions, an award-winning documentary, a book, and a new identity for a man once ridiculed for playing with dolls.



Monday, May 11, 2015

Oregon Photo Workshop this August!


BRIDGES OF OREGON - PORTLAND AND ASTORIA

AUGUST 19-23 2015

http://www.californiaphotographyworkshops.com/Portland_Bridges.html
This August, Keith Skelton will lead a new photo workshop in his home state of Oregon. August and September is arguably the best time of year for weather in Oregon with chances of rain being minimal. We will see and photograph some of Portland’s numerous historic bridges that cross the Willamette River and photograph beautiful Astoria on the Oregon Coast.


Portland is the largest city in Oregon and is located 70 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Portland straddles the banks of the Willamette River which flows north through the city. Less than 10 miles from downtown, the Willamette meets the Columbia River, the fourth-largest river in the United States. The rivers define the city in history, beauty and character.

Each bridge we will see is unique in character. Many are drawbridges serving cars, trains and bicycles. See HERE and HERE for a list and photos. Time allowing, we will also photograph a sunrise of the beautiful skyline with Mount Hood in the distance. During the mid day we can also visit and discuss photography at a few of the great photo galleries in Portland including the well known Blue Sky.

Astoria is the most northernmost town on the Oregon Coast located near the mouth of the Columbia River where it empties into the Pacific Ocean. There are many things to photograph including the 4 mile long Astoria-Megler Bridge, a beautiful bridge that links Washington to Oregon. It crosses some of the roughest waters in the world where large cargo ships can been seen daily entering and leaving the Columbia.

Astoria itself, is a delight to photograph with numerous scenic views of the river and has a small town atmosphere. We also will visit nearby Fort Stevens which has many old bunkers and is rich with wildlife. It was originally built at the end of the Civil War and has many richly textured moss covered walls to photograph. Near Fort Stevens is the wreck of the Peter Iredale that ran ashore in 1906. A skeleton remains on the beach near the mouth of the Columbia River which makes for many photo opportunities. Tides allowing, we will try shooting a night sky incorporating the shipwreck.

SEE THE GALLERY for pictures of some of the places we will visit and photograph.

All levels of experience are welcome! Five openings remain! $689 not including transportation, lodging and food. Former students are eligible for a discount.

Keith Skelton Photo

Keith Skelton Photo

Keith Skelton Photo

Keith Skelton Photo

Thursday, May 7, 2015

New Guggenheim Fellows Reflect on Landscape Photography - TIME

New Guggenheim Fellows Reflect on Landscape Photography



Winning a Guggenheim Fellowship is a big deal.
Fellows, who are experts in fields ranging from biochemistry to photography, receive tens of thousands of dollars with no strings attached in order to continue making work.

The Chinese Art of the Crowd - The Atlantic

The Chinese Art of the Crowd



Wow! Check these out.



Reuters





View the PDN Photo Annual 2015 Winners' Gallery

View the PDN Photo Annual 2015 Winners' Gallery



http://www.pdnphotoannual.com/gallery/2015/#grid



"Over 200 winners have been honored in this year’s competition, in addition to six special award winners presented by The Arnold & Augusta Newman Foundation, the Marty Forscher Fellowship Fund and Parsons The New School For Design, PDN, Epson and Sony. Nancy Borowick, a New York-based photographer, will be receiving the $15,000 Arnold Newman Prize; Helsinki-based photographer Meeri Koutaniemi will receive the $5,000 Marty Forscher Fund professional award and Syracuse University student Alexandra Hootnick will receive the $3,000 student award."

Friday, April 24, 2015

Workshop Update


Hello Fellow Photographers!

We had a great workshop this last week photographing the California and Arizona sections of Route 66. The landmarks are rapidly changing, some falling into disrepair and others disappearing all together. There was quite a bit of change from 7 months ago when I drove the route. We still found many things to photograph along the 600 mile journey.

Take a look at my gallery: 
HERE

Upcoming Workshops:

The 
Alabama Hills Photo Workshop is scheduled for June 5, 6 and 7. There will be dark skies for night photography as well as sunrises, Manzanar, Keeler and more.

The 
Oregon Workshop scheduled for August 19-23. Come photograph the Portland bridges, Astoria and the Peter Iredale shipwreck.

The third annual
 North Rim Grand Canyon is on for October 10-14. October on the Kaibab Plateau will be awesome with colored Aspen, night skies, wildlife and few people. Previous classes have been sellouts. A must see!

The 
Eastern Sierra is always a great adventure and one of my favorite destinations. . There will also be autumn trees, night skies, Mono Lake, Bodie and more. 
October 16-19.

Thank you for your support and I hope to see you again!    

The Alabama Hills


Oregon


The North Rim
Thank you for looking! 



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A bold and beautiful portrait of Brazil - The Washington Post

A bold and beautiful portrait of Brazil



"Ahead of the upcoming 2016 Olympics to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Washington Post staff photographer Bonnie Jo Mount traveled to Piquiá de Baixo to document a community of residents…."

Fact and Fiction in Modern Photography - NYT

Fact and Fiction in Modern Photography

"The most significant change in photojournalism since the birth of smartphones in the digital era is that it is no longer the news that’s important but the story. It is as subtle a change as it is monumental. Everyone has access to the news, that is, the event that happened, but it is the story, its nuances, layers, intrigues and key drivers that need better understanding. In the past we relied on images from the front line to inform us that there was indeed a situation in distant reaches of the world, but today the citizen or tourist is able to share images that inform us of those events."

This photo of a battlefield in Gettysburg, Pa., in June or July 1863 is believed to have been staged, as were many of the battlefield photographs made during the Civil War
TIMOTHY O’SULLIVAN / LIBRARY OF CONGRESS



Philip Jones Griffiths: The Vietnam War from the U.S. Side :: Black & White Magazine

Philip Jones Griffiths: The Vietnam War from the U.S. Side :: Black & White Magazine



http://content.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1725360_1554864,00.html



http://www.magnumphotos.com/C.aspx?VP3=CMS3&VF=MAGO31_10_VForm&ERID=24KL535HON



"Philip Jones Griffiths arrived in Vietnam in 1966, working for Magnum Photos. Few conveyed the fog and confusion of the conflict with more clarity than Griffiths"

Monday, April 20, 2015

Dan Farrell, Photographer Who Captured Kennedy Funeral Salute, Dies at 84

Dan Farrell, Photographer Who Captured Kennedy Funeral Salute, Dies at 84



Mr. Farrell, who was about 150 feet from the action, had only two seconds to get the shot with his bulky Hasselblad 1000 camera. He told The New York Times in 2007, “You never want to miss one like that.”

Nothing but Pictures: Alex Majoli and Paolo Pellegrin’s “Congo” - The New Yorker

Nothing but Pictures: Alex Majoli and Paolo Pellegrin’s “Congo” - The New Yorker



"There are a lot of great pictures in the colossal new book “Congo” (Aperture, 2015), by the photographers Alex Majoli and Paolo Pellegrin: pictures of immense panoramic scope and texture, pictures of deep, elaborate landscapes and of the human dramas that play out across them, scenes of labor, scenes of commerce, scenes of festivity, and scenes of tranquility, crowd scenes and portraits, interiors and exteriors, urban, rural, and wilderness, day and night, life and death."

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Searching for Peace and Justice in Guatemala -NYT

Searching for Peace and Justice in Guatemala



James Rodriguez, a Mexican-American photographer living in Guatemala, to document the continuing search for justice in a country whose people find peace by leaving the country by any means necessary.

It’s All About the People: Framing the Human Story of Detroit

It’s All About the People: Framing the Human Story of Detroit



National Geographic photographers share the stories behind their images. Listen to photographer Wayne Lawrence talk about his assignment photographing the people of Detroit.