Robert Frank’s « New York is » rediscovered

http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/17/a-lonely-gaze-on-the-times-and-its-city/

It seems that some original prints from Robert Frank’s « New York is » have been rediscovered in The New York Times’ archive. Randy Kennedy tells the all story on their blog, Lens.

I love archives, they are always so full of delightful surprises!

Les temps forts. La guerre d’Algérie, images et représentations

A rich program on the representation of Algeria war at Forum des images, Paris, from 24th January to 2nd February: conferences, movies, photo exhibits and much more.

Les temps forts. La guerre d’Algérie, image et représentations.

Lytro: a new technology for photos

Photographs record light. But there are different ways to do that. And apparently a new technology is able to record more information about the light in a scene: color, intensity and also vector direction of the rays. This means, among others elements, that pictures will not be a given and fixed data any more. You will be able to change focus, perspective and to shift from 2D to 3D AFTER having taken the photo.

This « magic » camera is called Lytro. I learned about it in ben’s blog.

Camera obscura. Histoire des techniques photo

A new, very interesting on line tool. I quote from the homepage:

www.camera-obscura.org is a digital library on the history photographic techniques. Several thousand books public domain will be available soon online for free with the possibility of advanced research directly in the book content.