How the original US-Mexico border markers led to decades of fear and antipathy
Dec13

How the original US-Mexico border markers led to decades of fear and antipathy

Photographer David Taylor documented 276 monuments erected to mark the border in 1848, in an attempt to show how theyve affected American mentality Before the fence, there were obelisks 276 monuments marking the US-Mexico border that were erected after the Mexican-American war ended in 1848. In 2007, David Taylor, an Arizona-based artist and professor, set out to photograph them all a task that lasted seven years and took him from the...

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Google launches three new photography apps for testing experimental technology
Dec12

Google launches three new photography apps for testing experimental technology

Google today is launching a trio of new photo apps – a part of new series of what it has dubbed photography “appsperiments.” (Get it? Ha ha.) The apps, some of which are available on both the iOS App Store and Google Play, give Google a way to test out more experimental features to see how users respond, the company explains in an announcement on its Google Research blog. The apps involve a number of technologies now...

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The women boxers of Gleason’s Gym  a photo essay
Dec12

The women boxers of Gleason’s Gym a photo essay

Tim Knox visited New Yorks famous Gleasons Gym to photograph some of the six female world champions who train there and find out about what motivates them and some of their fellow female regulars at the establishment In 1982, Bruce Silverglade, in his 30s at the time, went into partnership with Ira Becker, the second owner of Gleasons gym. Ira was in his 70s. Silverglade says: I came from an age where elders were to be respected. I...

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We were just a normal family: Che Guevaras daughter remembers her father
Dec09

We were just a normal family: Che Guevaras daughter remembers her father

Aleida Guevara with her father Che Guevara and Fidel Castro, Havana, 1964 On the right is my father, cigar in hand, talking to his lifelong friend Fidel Castro, a fellow communist revolutionary. The angle makes it look like my father is holding out his cigar to me, but thats not the case. It was unusual that hed smoke around me. I dont remember this picture being taken, or by whom; I was too young. Id have been around three at the...

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Lytros living pictures cease to live
Dec08

Lytros living pictures cease to live

As part of its move away from consumer gear toward professional cinema hardware, Lytro has killed off the site that once hosted its “living pictures,” still photos taken with its cameras that could be refocused after the fact. This will turn a handful of those pictures, where they had been embedded on the web over the past few years, into empty frames. If you want to see light field images now, you’ll need to...

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