18 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

THE ICONIC CAMERAS - Nicole Lewis:"Through the years, photography has touched every one of our lives on many personal levels, from old black and white snapshots to camera-phone selfies. We have highlighted some of the most influential cameras from photography’s history and the lasting moments they continue to help us capture. SOURCE: http://blog.flickr.net/en/2014/06/27/happy-camera-day/

11 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: bswenson

LOOKING BACK -- 25 years of digital photography in newsrooms: Early adopters look back - Kristen Hare: “Twenty five years ago, Cindi Christie walked into a computer-filled hotel ballroom on Martha’s Vineyard. Then, she didn’t know much about digital photography. “Nobody did,” she told Poynter. “I work for a company that has many daily and weekly editions and is spread out throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Photographers for my edition, the San Ramon Valley Times, had to have a slide ready by 1 p.m. for a courier to deliver to another office for scanning. We had to hit a specific window of time. Factor in processing time for the film and that meant that our color photos were stale by the time the paper came out.” SOURCE: http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/mediawire/255176/25-years-of-digital-photography-in-newsrooms-early-adopters-look-back/

MEMORY CITY’ -- A Eulogy for Rochester, Kodak’s Company Town - Olivier Laurent: “For many people in Rochester, Kodak has always been more than just a photography company. “[Everyone] has either worked for Kodak, or had a family member or friend who worked for the company,” notes Rebecca Norris Webb, who, with her husband, has just released Memory City (Radius Books, 2014), a photography book about the impact Kodak has had on the upstate New York city of 200,000. Today’s Kodak bears little resemblance to the cultural and technological icon it once was. SOURCE: http://tinyurl.com/nfvpc8x
PHOTO: Alex Webb Magnum Photos

SHARP, CLEAR PICTURES: Edward Steichen’s World War I and Condé Nast Years - Art Institute Chicago: “Focusing on rarely seen Steichen photographs drawn from the Art Institute’s collection, this exhibition includes a unique album of over 80 World War I aerial photographs assembled and annotated by Steichen himself as well as a group of iconic glamour portraits and fashion photographs done for Condé Nast, featuring notable figures such as Greta Garbo, Fred Astaire, and Gloria Swanson. SOURCE: http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/sharp-clear-pictures-edward-steichen-s-world-war-i-and-cond-nast-years
PHOTO: Edward Steichen

20 Jun, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

NEARLY LOST -- TJ Donegan: “Robert Capa's portrait of a soldier on D-Day is famous, but it was almost ruined before being seen. The invasion of France by Allied forces began on a Tuesday in June 70 years ago. Commonly referred to as "D-Day," the image of thousands of soldiers pouring out of boats, storming beaches under heavy gunfire from German forces is burned indelibly on most of our minds. But of the thousands of images from that day, one iconic photo stands out.

REPORTING FROM THE FRONT -- The women reporters determined to cover World War Two - Lyse Doucet: “Seventy years ago, a group of American women journalists made history when they covered the greatest story of their generation. They called them the D-Day Dames. "It is necessary that I report on this war," writer Martha Gellhorn fumed in an angry letter to military authorities. "I do not feel there is any need to beg as a favor for the right to serve as the eyes for millions of people in America who are desperately in need of seeing, but cannot see for themselves." http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-27677889
PHOTO: Lee Miller Images

30 May, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

EVOLUTUIONARY WAR SOLDIER PHOTOGRAPHED -- Conrad Hayer. No one ever born before 1749 had ever been photographer. DL Cade: “At the ripe old age of 103, New Englander Conrad Hayer, a veteran of the American Revolution, sat down to have his portrait taken. SOURCE: http://petapixel.com/2014/05/20/behold-conrad-hayer-man-oldest-birth-date-ever-photographed/

06 May, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

OLD PHOTOS INCLUDE HITLER VISIT -- Over 400 Photos from 1938 Italy, Including One of Hitler, Found on Film Purchased at a Thrift Shop - Gannon Burgett: “After taking a peek inside of some of the film tins, Matt Ames noticed the negatives were still in extremely good shaped, already developed and ready to be digitized. He made his purchase and had them scanned. SOURCE: http://petapixel.com/2014/04/30/400-photos-1938-italy-including-one-hitler-found-film-purchased-thrift-shop/

IT SAW THE CIVIL WAR -- Chuck Miller: “At first glance, this little black camera looks like a tiny, worn-out shooter from a hundred years ago. But upon closer examination, the camera’s black paint coating contains scribbles and etchings, with cities and locations and dates, similar to location decals on an old steamer trunk. Bordeaux, France. Liverpool, England. Camp Custer. Camp Genicart. Camp Merritt. S.S. Ascania. S.S. Chicago. It took a while to sort through this camera’s history. What did it see? What images might it have captured? What journey could this camera have taken?” http://petapixel.com/2014/04/30/camera-saw-great-war/

29 Apr, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

Haunting Photos Bring The Great War Back To Life - Eline Gordts: "This year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, the 4-year conflict that cost the lives of millions of soldiers and civilians from all parts of the world. One hundred years after the beginning of the war, photographer Peter Macdiarmid revisited some of the key locations of the conflict. He overlaid his pictures with shots taken during the war years, bringing the haunting conflict of 1914 to 1918 back to life. SOURCE: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/09/wwi-photos_n_5118292.html?utm_hp_ref=arts&ir=Arts
PHOTO: Roger Viollet / Peter Macdiarmid / Getty Images

22 Apr, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

RETRO PIX --'Retronauting': why we can't stop sharing old photographs - Jonathan Jones: Vintage pictures shared online by accounts such as Retronaut, HistoryInPix and IndiaHistoryPic capture moments gone for ever, but as vividly as the here-and-now. It's a heady mix of nostalgia and history. http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/apr/13/retronaut-photographs-vintage-pictures-twitter-historyinpix-indiahistorypic-nostalgia-history
PHOTO: Chalmers Butterfield

15 Apr, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

At auction: These 1920’s photographs are credited to Craig and George Falconer, who conducted séances in which spectators were not only invited to watch a medium at work, but also the photographic process (loading film, shooting pictures, processing prints) and recording the visitation of a spirit. The brothers were arrested and convicted, in 1931, when two plainclothes policemen, who were posing as sitters, charged that "extras" (spirits) were actually photomechanical images and the cloudy ectoplasm was manipulated. SOURCE: http://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/asp/fullCatalogue.asp?salelot=2345++++++33+&refno=++688167&saletype=

01 Apr, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

Former Garbage Man Has Saved Over 5,000 Photos Taken on the Front Lines of WWI - Gannon Burgett: "After 36 years of collecting images from landfills while on the job as a Sussex dustman (that’s a garbage collector to us American English speakers), Bob Smethurst has one of the largest single collections of images from World War I of anyone in the world. . http://petapixel.com/2014/03/24/former-garbage-man-saved-5000-photos-taken-front-lines-wwi/

25 Mar, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

BEFORE THE CELEBS ARRIVED: California. A.R. Williams: “An extraordinary archive of 4,600 photographs taken in the city of Los Angeles and the beach suburb of Santa Monica between the 1870s and the 1950s has recently been acquired by the Huntington Library in San Marino, California.” SOURCE: http://tinyurl.com/p8btaer

RETRO FASHION British Vogue to Sell Archival Photos And Illustrations - Nina Jones: “British Vogue is set to open up its archive of fashion photography and illustrated images for its readers to buy as art prints. Free Preview Starting on March 14, British Vogue will launch a selection of its prints on the Web site Easyart.com, a British online retailer that carries framed and unframed art and photographic prints.” SOURCE: http://www.wwd.com/media-news/fashion-memopad/british-vogue-to-sell-archival-photos-and-illustrations-7572840?src=rss/media/20140310
PHOTO: Eugene Verniere

18 Mar, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

SAVING HIS NEGS -- Cambridge Looks to Save ‘Lost’ Negatives from Antarctic Expedition - Gannon Burgett: Led by Captain Robert Scott, a team of scientists and their journey photographer, Herbert Ponting, made a polar expedition to Antarctica in 1911. In hopes of acquiring and securing the ‘lost’ negatives of Captain Scott, who perished during a subsequent journey, the university is looking to raise £275,000 in donations by March 25th, or else the negatives go up for auction to the general public. SOURCE: http://petapixel.com/2014/03/10/cambridge-looks-save-lost-negatives-antarctic-expedition/

25 Feb, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

BUT NOT FORGOTTEN -- Expired Photo Materials Find New Life in Contemporary Photography - Rebecca Robertson: “Alison Rossiter is one of a growing number of artists using what’s known as analog photography—photographs made using light-sensitive paper and film—as their subject, rather than as simply the means of reproducing an image. SOURCE: http://www.artnews.com/2014/02/17/expired-photo-materials-find-life-in-new-photography/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=expired-photo-materials-find-life-in-new-photography

18 Feb, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

DISAPPEARING RACE. - Joseph Lamour: ‘More than a century has passed since a photographic journey explored Native Americans with such a broad scope and in this amount of detail. In 1906, photographer Edward S. Curtis was commissioned by J.P. Morgan to capture the “disappearing” race. SOURCE: http://www.upworthy.com/its-been-over-100-years-since-an-artist-has-done-this-in-america-about-time-someone-did-it-again?c=ufb1
PHOTO: Edward S. Curtis
via Joe Stanskie

11 Feb, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

DETERIORATING -- One Man’s Quest to Save a Haunting 5,000-Portrait Archive from the Clutches of Time. DL Cade: “For going on two decades after the end of World War I, Costica Ascinte was quite possibly the only professional photographer in all of Romania. Unfortunately, this massive, culturally-rich archive is slowly disappearing as time and improper storage take their toll. But Cezar Popescu, is determined to rescue whatever is still salvageable, and is well on his way to digitizing the entire archive even as it deteriorates before his very eyes. SOURCE: http://petapixel.com/2014/02/04/one-mans-quest-save-haunting-5000-portrait-archive-clutches-time/

04 Feb, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

LEARNING THE HISTORY -- Frank Behrens -- “Photo, a History from Behind the Lens.” “How photographers go beyond documentary precision, endeavoring to interpret the world they live in rather than merely capturing it.”

BEFORE DRONE CAMERAS -- Kite Cameras! - Meredith Rizzo: “These days, getting an aerial shot is as simple (although maybe illegal) as strapping a camera to a drone. Back in the day, though, it wasn't so easy. George R. Lawrence, a commercial photographer at the turn of the last century, was known to tinker. He was often hired to photograph conventions and banquet halls with a specialized panoramic camera he had built himself. In 1901, he had a loftier idea: to lift his panoramic camera off the ground. And not just a few feet — but hundreds.
PHOTO: George R. Lawrence

DISCOVERED IN AN ATTIC -- Undeveloped Film Shows Rare Perspective of WWI - David Becker “Britons are seeing a new side of the nation’s World War I experience thanks to the publication of a small treasure trove of negatives that were only recently discovered tucked away in someone’s attic. The photos are collected in a newly published book, “A Sapper in Flanders: 1914-1919.” http://petapixel.com/2014/01/30/cache-undeveloped-film-shows-rare-perspectives-world-war/

28 Jan, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

HE FOUND THEM -- Man cleaning attic discovers photos of Challenger disaster - Mike Krumboltz: “When Michael Hindes was going through his grandmother's attic he made a startling discovery. Deep in a forgotten box was a plastic bag full of original photographs of the 1986 space shuttle disaster that killed seven Americans, including schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe. SOURCE: http://news.yahoo.com/man-cleaning-attic-discovers-photos-of-challenger-disaster-173601099.html

07 Jan, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

DISCOVERED IN STORAGE -- Late Photog’s Long-Lost Photos of Mount St. Helens Found - DL Cade: “In the Spring of 1980, just a few weeks before the infamous Mount St. Helens eruption that would take his life along with 56 others, photojournalist Reid Blackburn captured the volcano as it looked before it exploded. The thing is, nobody knew this until last week.” http://tinyurl.com/mkgdvqk
PHOTOS: Reid Blackburn

NEW LIGHT ON OLD PHOTO TECHNOLOGY -- Kyle Wells: “Nowadays when one thinks of a photograph the likely association is a duck-faced selfie taken on an iPhone with no print life beyond an Instagram posting. Victoria’s Luz Studios is in the business of making the old new and the new old, using seemingly antiquated techniques to add an old-fashioned spin to modern photography.” SOURCE: http://www.vicnews.com/news/238080891.html

17 Dec, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

No Image Could Capture - The War. Deborah Cohen: “Photography has given us iconic representations of conflict since the Civil War—with a notable exception. Why, during the Great War, the camera failed.” SOURCE: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/12/the-war-no-image-could-capture/354670
PHOTO: John Warwick Brooke/British Imperial War Museums

GOLDEN AGE -- A new book looks to put this right, presenting some of his best known photographs taken during his seven years on the staff of Picture Post, during a time often referred to as the golden era of photojournalism. Phil Coomes: “John Chillingworth is a photographer that few have heard of, even among those who have some knowledge of the genre. Yet, his work featured in the UK's best known illustrated magazine, Picture Post, which first hit the presses 75 years ago and ran for almost 20 years until 1957.” SOURCE:
PHOTO: John Chillingworth

Need an idea for a Christmas present: Rohn Engh’s “How to Become a Poet”

10 Dec, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

How photographs told the story of the Vietnam War - Historians argue over exactly when the Vietnam War started - but in the United States, events to mark some of the conflict's 50th anniversaries have begun. In a new 50th anniversary book - Vietnam, The Real War - the US news agency Associated Press has chosen some of its most powerful images, taken by photographers embedded with US troops fighting the Communist Viet Cong. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-24992606

LENS-AND-MIRROR CONTRAPTIONS -- Has a Vermeer Mystery Been Solved? - Kurt Andersen: David Hockney and others have speculated—controversially—that a camera obscura could have helped the Dutch painter Vermeer achieve his photo-realistic effects in the 1600s. But no one understood exactly how such a device might actually have been used to paint masterpieces. An inventor in Texas—the subject of a new documentary by the magicians Penn & Teller—may have solved the riddle. http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2013/11/vermeer-secret-tool-mirrors-lenses

SAVING HEAVEN - Manila Bulletin: “In 2008 a photography enthusiast by the name of Paquito Ochoa took an interest in those colonial-era paintings. Using a Nikon camera with a wide lens, he photographed the churches, their interiors and their precious paintings, and put up an exhibit. Five years later, the subjects of his exhibit were destroyed by the earthquake of 2013. SOURCE: http://ph.news.yahoo.com/saving-heaven-000651969.html
PHOTO: Paquito Ochoa

EDWARD STEICHEN In The 1920s And 1930s: A Recent Acquisition
Dec 6, 2013–Feb 23, 2014
Edward Steichen in the 1920s and 1930s: A Recent Acquisition presents an extraordinary gift of Edward Steichen photographs given to the Museum by Richard and Jackie Hollander. SOURCE: http://whitney.org/Exhibitions/EdwardSteichen
PHOTO: Edward Steichen

Need an idea for a Christmas present: Rohn Engh’s “How to Become a Poet”

25 Nov, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

DALLAS SHOOTERS: -- How film taken by Abraham Zapruder, a garment maker, launched his family into the spotlight and became its greatest burden. Larry McShane: “Abraham Zapruder, a home movie camera in his hand, found his unlikely niche in American history as the other shooter in Dealey Plaza. SOURCE:

19 Nov, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE -Dana Dernyshova “Earliest color photographs of Russia go on display in Moscow. The first ever color photographs of the Russian Empire have gone on display in Moscow. Photographer to the Tsar, Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky’s vast collection of Russian landmarks photographs gives a unique perspective on the country a hundred years ago. VoR's Dasha Cheryshova has been to the exhibition.
image Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky

IWO JIMA -- The other photo. The late Fred Osborn from David City appears grinning and cheering in a wartime photograph snapped more than 68 years ago. Another photograph, taken of the same event, later became the most significant and recognizable image of World War II that left the scene featuring Osborn and a group of fellow Marines posing with a large American flag to be largely overlooked by the American public.

JFK in Photos
Fifty years after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, The Atlantic has resurfaced some of its best journalism about the 35th president and his legacy in a new collection: JFK In His Time and Ours. Alan Taylor: “Although Kennedy was in office for barely more than a thousand days, his presidency and his presence on the world stage had a huge historical impact. SOURCE: http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2013/11/jfk-in-photos/100622/

12 Nov, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

BROUGHT TO LIFE -- Dickens' London: Fascinating snapshot of Victorian street traders taken at the dawn of photography - Becky Evans: “They are images of devastating poverty and life on London's streets that look like they come straight from the pages of a Charles Dickens book. Unlike most pictures taken at the time, they show the daily grind and backbreaking work undertaken by the capital's working-classes. SOURCE: http://preview.tinyurl.com/kulextz
PHOTO: John Thompson

05 Nov, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos


-- McCurry's famous 'Afghan girl' portrait. Dpreview: “Nearly everyone has seen photographer Steve McCurry’s striking 1985 National Geographic cover portrait of Afghan refugee Sharbat Gula, but it was nearly left on the cutting room floor. He reveals the story behind the picture in his new book, “Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs.” SOURCE: http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/10/21/alternate-image-of-afghan-girl-almost-published
PHOTO: Steve McCurry

05 Nov, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

THE LEGAL RIGHT -- WORLDbytes raises awareness of legal right to film and photograph in public. Emma Bartholomew: “Young reporters from online TV news channel WORLDbytes mount a campaign against “overzealous jobsworths” who often try to prevent them filming in public.

CORNISH SHIPWRECKS -- Incredible collection of photographs charting more than a century of could fetch £150,000 at auction. Wills Robinson: “Their journeys would end in tragic circumstances, crushed up against the rocks with the precious cargo lost and some of the crew members dead. But, no matter the treacherous conditions, every time a ship ran aground off the coast of Cornwall, members of the Gibson family would be there to take photos of the vessel's demise.” SOURCE: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2470146/Gibson-familys-photos-chart-century-Cornish-shipwrecks.html

28 Oct, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

VIDEO: Marilyn Monroe's Rare X-Rays up for Auction - Reuters: A physician's notes on Marilyn Monroe that indicate that the Hollywood sex symbol had undergone cosmetic surgery will be up for sale next month along with a set of her X-rays, an auction house said on Tuesday. The set of six X-rays and a file of doctors' notes that offer a partial medical history of the "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" actress from 1950 to 1962, are expected to fetch between $15,000 and $30,000 at auction on November 9-10, said Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, California. SOURCE: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2449897/Marilyn-Monroe-DID-chin-implant-X-rays-auction.html

NOV. 22nd -- Historic Kennedy assassination photo to be auctioned. Cliff Radel: (USA Today) “She stepped up to take a picture and stepped into history. That’s Mary Ann Moorman Krahmer’s take on her world-famous snapshot of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Her Polaroid camera captured the moment the president clutched his throat, one-sixth of a second after being hit by an assassin’s bullet in Dallas. http://tucsoncitizen.com/usa-today-news/2013/10/17/historic-kennedy-assassination-photo-to-be-auctioned/
PHOTO: Mary Ann Moorman

WAR WITNESSES -- Uriel J. Garcia: “Erika Diettes took a photo of the woman as she remembered the horrific experience. Diettes did the same with 19 other women who shared their experiences, during a therapy session, about massacres they had witnessed during Colombia’s war between paramilitary soldiers, the country’s armed forces and guerrilla organizations.” SOURCE: http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/article_aa613f21-9be9-5ebd-87f3-ec20e3bdb5dd.html
PHOTOS courtesy of Erika Diettes

07 Oct, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

REMARKABLE DISCOVERY -- Lincoln found in Gettysburg photo? "Civil" debate waged. CBS News: “Christopher Oakley has made a living as a Hollywood animator and he gets pretty animated when talking about his favorite historical figure. So it perhaps should come as no surprise that Oakley, a Lincoln fanatic with a trained animator's eye, made a remarkable discovery in March while scrutinizing a high-resolution photograph taken by Alexander Gardner on Nov. 19, 1863 at Gettysburg.” SOURCE: http://www.wtsp.com/news/topstories/article/337563/250/Lincoln-found-in-Gettysburg-photo-Civil-debate-waged
Also: http://tinyurl.com/l2zherl
PHOTO: Alexander Gardner

22 Sep, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

CHASTIZED! -- Scott T. Smith: “Priest Chastises Photographer For Taking Pictures During Wedding Ceremony. ‘This is a solemn assembly. This is not a photography session. Please move or I will stop’.The priest tried to justify the situation and apologized as best that he could; but, I think that at that point the damage was already done.’ Noelle's brother posted the awkward moment online -- the newlyweds left on their honeymoon and woke up internet sensations -- garnering over 250,000 views. SOURCE: http://www.cbs12.com/news/top-stories/stories/vid_10203.shtml

22 Sep, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

Jay Sousa: Bulky film cameras bring old memories. Jay Sousa: “A recent lecture I delivered to my Beginning Film Photography students at Merced College on the various types of old film cameras made me start to think about all of the different types of cameras I’ve owned over my 40-plus years of photography. I must have been around 14 when my parents gave me my first real camera. It was a Minolta SRT 101 35mm-film camera with a standard 50mm lens. SOURCE:

18 Sep, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

NO FAIR -- New Jersey-based newspaper publisher is suing Sarah Palin and her political action committee for copyright infringement over the use of an iconic Sept. 11 photograph. SOURCE:
PHOTO: Thomas E. Franklin/AP

18 Sep, 2013 | Posted by: psn

Images of the Vietnam War That Defined an Era - Ralph Blumenthal: "Half a century after the nation’s fateful early missteps into the quagmire, what are Americans likely to remember about the Vietnam War? America’s most wrenching war in our time hit home in photographs, including these three searing prize-winning images from The Associated Press newsmen Malcolm W. Browne, Eddie Adams and Nick Ut. They are the subject of retrospectives now, in a new book and accompanying exhibitions." http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/05/arts/design/images-of-the-vietnam-war-that-defined-an-era.html?emc=eta1&_r=1&
via Roy Iwaki
PHOTO: Art Greenspon/Associated Press

11 Sep, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos



-- A rare look at Chris McNair's civil rights-era photography. Beth Shelburne: “Former Jefferson County commissioner Chris McNair worked as a successful photographer for close to fifty years before he became an example of public corruption. Many of his photographs document the civil rights movement and everyday life in Birmingham. SOURCE: http://westbham.myfoxal.com/news/news/240293-rare-look-chris-mcnairs-civil-rights-era-photography

11 Sep, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH -- Barry Ewell: “A digital camera can be one of the most important tools you have to document your genealogy research. The following are some examples of how I use the camera in my research and tips for getting the most out of your photography. SOURCE: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865585957/Use-your-camera-to-document-family-history-research.html
PHOTO: Ben G. Carruthers

04 Sep, 2013 | Posted by: psn

VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE -- Photography that's a labor of love. San Francisco's new Bay Bridge opens. Thousands of workers hefted the tools of their trade to make it happen . . . and moving among them over the years, a man whose only tool was a camera. John Blackstone has a view from the bridge. SOURCE: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-3445_162-57600474/photography-thats-a-labor-of-love/

Nuala McCann: LOST PHOTOS: Man behind a treasure trove of 100-year-old photos has been identified as a soap maker from County Tyrone. David Brown was "almost certainly" the man who took most of the cache of lantern slides unearthed in a deanery in the Republic of Ireland.

26 Aug, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

RAW BROOKLYN -- It's Brooklyn.... but something's missing: Vintage photos show how the New York City borough looked before hipsters took over - Jessica Jerreat: “For years it has been a mecca for hipsters, with their music, art and sustainable living ethos, but Brooklyn has long been attracting creative types willing to travel across the world in search of a better life. A series of photos taken by Life magazine's photographer Ed Clark after the Second World War shows how New York City's most populous borough has supported a thriving community for decades. SOURCE: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2389095/Its-Brooklyn---somethings-missing-Vintage-photos-New-York-City-borough-looked-hipsters-took-over.html
PHOTO: Ed Clark
Via Roy Iwaki

COLORIZING: A NEW SPIN -- A New Spin on Old Historical Photos. Michael Zhang · “Amateur Historians” who are interested in the idea of creating high quality colorized versions of historical black-and-white photographs.” SOURCE: http://petapixel.com/2013/08/21/colorizing-photoshoppers-put-a-new-spin-on-old-historical-photos/

20 Aug, 2013 | Posted by: bswenson

ANTIQUES -- Mumbai camera collector breaks own record. Mumbai-based photo-journalist Dilish Parekh has claimed to have broken his own world record of holding the largest collection of antique cameras. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Dilish has a collection of 4,425 cameras. His earlier world record was a collection of 2,634 antique cameras. SOURCE: http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/Mumbai/Mumbai-camera-collector-breaks-own-world-record/Article1-1109406.aspx

Photos: Rare celebrity photos go up for auction. RR Auction vice-president Bobby Livingston holds a rare autographed photograph of Albert Einstein at RR Auction in Amherst, New Hampshire. SOURCE: http://tinyurl.com/mythohq

13 Aug, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN -- WWI Photos Taken by a German Officer – DL Cade: “) Back in 2011, developer Dean Putney‘s mother dropped a photographic goldmine in his lap as he was getting ready to leave home after Thanksgiving. Out from under the coffee table, she pulled out a big black photo album that, as it turns out, contained hundreds of photos taken by his German officer Great Grandfather Walter Koessler during World War I. Koessler was an officer in the reserve artillery battalion and an early adopter of film. Fortunately for us, he took his camera everywhere. http://petapixel.com/2013/08/08/never-before-seen-wwi-photos-taken-by-a-german-officer/
PHOTO: Walter Koessler

ABBEY ROAD COVER ART -- Strolling Back to Rock’s Most Iconic Crosswalk - Chris Willman: “It was 44 years ago this week that John, Paul, George, and Ringo put on their walking shoes and stepped outside the Abbey Road Studios where they were recording Abbey Road to take a rather determined stroll across Abbey Road. SOURCE: http://music.yahoo.com/blogs/stop-the-presses/abbey-road-cover-art-strolling-back-rock-most-190720943.html

WAR AS ART -- through the camera lens. Mark Feeney: “Television made Vietnam “the living-room war”: the first military conflict seen in people’s homes. That decade-long stream of images on the nightly news became its own environment, a visual texture, all dank greens and muddy browns. The flood of pixels was at once barely mediated (hence its enormous political impact) and all but undifferentiated (hence its capacity to numb).

PHOTO: Don McCullin

EYEWITNESS to JFK assassination: Four former Dallas Morning News journalists who were there. Davis Woo: “Almost fifty years ago, three Dallas Morning News reporters and one photographer were witness to history. They were present when Lee Harvey Oswald shot President John Kennedy, when Oswald was being arrested at the Texas Theatre, followed by First Lady Jackie Kennedy walking out of Parkland Hospital to a waiting hearse and finally when Jack Ruby shot and killed Oswald.” SOURCE: http://photographyblog.dallasnews.com/2013/08/eyewitness-to-jfk-assassination-four-former-dallas-morning-news-journalists-who-were-there.html/
PHOTO: Jack Beers

06 Aug, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

FOX TALBOT ARCHIVE -- Photography campaigners close to saving it. Chris Cheesman: A British campaign to save the historic personal archive of photography inventor William Henry Fox Talbot has been thrown a lifeline.

Credit: Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

Iconic AP images of the 20th century. This collection of highly recognizable images from the AP includes Pulitzer Prize-winning photography of some of the most iconic images from around the world. These iconic images span from 1932 to 1999. http://www.seattlepi.com/news/local/slideshow/Iconic-AP-images-of-the-20th-century-67476.php

30 Jul, 2013 | Posted by: bswenson

-- The past of Tulsa's founding father is revealed - as shamed town is forced to consider taking his name off landmarks – Olivia Williams: “The city of Tulsa is debating how to deal with the racist past of its founding father Wyatt Tate Brady as he stands accused of inciting a notorious race riot.” http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2377578/Murky-Ku-Klux-Klan-past-Tulsa-s-founding-father-emerges-shamed-town-considers-overhaul-landmarks-named-him.html

23 Jul, 2013 | Posted by: bswenson

30 Unique Photos From Our Past. Alex Wain: “Photographs have long been used to record special and unique moments – birthdays, weddings and the occasional selfie are all commonplace. But these next 30 photographs go beyond the norm – they encapsulate the mood, tone and values of yesteryear, a compelling account of the evolution of our values if you will.”

17 Jul, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

UP FOR SALE –3,700 Unpublished Marilyn Monroe Shots, With Full Copyrights, David Becker: “The images were shot by fashion and celebrity photographer Milton H. Greene on assignment for Look magazine and are part of library of 75,000 negatives and slides to be auctioned off live and online July 27 by Hollywood memorabilia specialist Profiles in History. SOURCE:
PHOTO: Milton H. Greene (via Profiles in History via Huffington Post)