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.