At International Center of Photography, in New York, Hiroshima GroundZero, an exhibition of pictures taken in Hiroshima in November 1945. Pictures were taken by a civil engineer, involved in the « United States Strategic Bombing Survey » programme.
A new album with pictures of WWII, nazi side, has surfaced in New York. Shown on different newspapers’ blogs in Usa and Germany, has been seen by a huge number of people that contributed to solve some « mysteries ».
Pictures are an interesting, but not so unusual, mix of war, prisoners, ruines and private portraits.
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.
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.
Working on women representation in colonial context, I obviously came up against « Orientalism ». Leaf through the Gors & Delettrez’s catalogue for « Livres, Manuscrits & Photographies Orientalistes » auction was quite interesting.
Anyone out there willing to teach History of photography in Savannah?
A few links to Culture visuelle about the recent conference on « Travail et création artistique en régime numérique« , a reflexion on artistic work in the digital era.
Le prix d’un image, by Thierry Dehesdin.
Photographie(s) et numérique(s). Du singulier au plurier, by Sylvain Maresca.
Création en régime numérique, by André Gunthert.
And thanks to all the bloggers of Culturelle visuelle. Merci 🙂