#231: I Look Forward to Looking Back


This week, we’re in a few different directions and we begin with a discussion around the Smithsonian’s newly opened National Museum of African American History and Culture. Specifically, do you feel an obligation to visit places like these – places that are as much a historical record as they are a cultural cautionary tale? Also, a followup to the gear discussion that we started last week. Plus, a terrific email from a listener inspires this week’s G+ group assignment. Claude Cahun is our Photographer of the Week.

On Taking Pictures – Google+ – Assignment: #SomeoneElse

LEICA M typ 240 Review

Cey Adams | Visual Artist

Sneak Peak: Smithsonian Curators Preview New African American Museum | Culture Type

Home – Jeffery Saddoris

Cameraperson – Movie Trailers – iTunes

Searching for Bobby Fischer – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Mall walking – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sony RX1R II: 42.4MP Full Frame and the World’s First Optical Variable Low-Pass Filter

Just When You Thought It Was Safe: A JAWS Companion

Claude Cahun – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Claude Cahun, the Lesbian Surrealist Who Defied the Nazis – The Daily Beast

Claude Cahun | Feminist Art Archive

CLAUDE CAHUN (2011) on Vimeo

#230: Full-On Artistic Telephone


© Alexey Titarenko

This week, we begin with a discussion around how we actually discuss art, including some of the collective meaning of the terms we use. Also, can concepts like “commentary” and “criticism” be as effective if they are non-verbal? For example, is a jazz improvisation an appropriate response to a particular work of art? Also, we spend some time talking about gear, from Hackintoshes, to the slew of new cameras announced (or “pre-announced”) at this year’s Photokina. Alexey Titarenko is our Photographer of the Week.

On Taking Pictures – Google+ – Assignment: #mirrorimage

Cameraperson – Movie Trailers – iTunes

Crucial MX300 SSD on amazon

FlakPhoto.com | Photography Online

What Do You See in Art? Nearly 50 People Told Us – The New York Times

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jimmy Forsyth (photographer) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Street life: Newcastle photographer Jimmy Forsyth | Art and design | The Guardian

Alexey Titarenko – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



Amazon.com: Alexey Titarenko: The City Is a Novel (9788862084147): Alexey Titarenko, Gabriel Bauret, Brett Abbott, Sean Corcoran: Books

#229: Almost to the Shipping Point of Shipping


© Jacob Riis

This week, we’re talking about getting work out the door, and some of the difficulties that can arise around trying to figure out how and why to make the changes necessary to do it. Sometimes the best thing you can do is to take a step back from the thinking and the strategizing and just make. Also, we discuss the Documerica project and how differently a similar project might look today. Jacob Riis is our Photographer of the Week.

On Taking Pictures – Google+ – Assignment: #remembrance

Etymotic Earplugs on Amazon

Featured Coffee Shops — AMERICANO MONDAYS

Famous BTS Magazine™ (@famousbtsmagazine) • Instagram photos and videos

INHERIT THE DUST : Behind The Scenes, by NICK BRANDT on Vimeo

9/19 Bill’s Talk at the Park West Camera Club

Mark Rothko – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

DOCUMERICA: Images of America in Crisis in the 1970s – The Atlantic

Pentax 645z DNG File from Bill

Why the iPhone 7’s camera is ‘the best smartphone camera ever’ | BGR

Getty Images Asks Judge to Throw Out $1 Billion Copyright Lawsuit

Sally Mann – September 22 – October 29, 2016 – Gagosian Gallery

Jacob Riis – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

How the Other Half Lives: Photographs of NYC’s Underbelly in the 1890s

Jacob A. Riis’s New York – Slide Show – NYTimes.com

Jacob Riis: Shedding Light On NYC’s ‘Other Half’ : NPR

Lewis Hine – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Matte Stephens on Etsy

#228: The Giant Pachinko Game in the Sky

#227: Psychologize That Up The Wazoo

© Richard Tuschman

© Richard Tuschman

This week, a discussion around photojournalism inspired by the Netflix series Conflict that raises a few questions for us to chew on. Would you ever put yourself in harm’s way for a photograph? If you already do, why? Is it for the photograph or the thrill of the shoot? Or some combination of both? Is a photograph more valuable than the life that is potentially lost capturing it? Also, does taking photos at important or milestone events enhance or take away from your ability to enjoy/remember said event? Plus, a teaser for next week in the show notes: what do you see when you look at art? Richard Tuschman is our Photographer of the Week.

On Taking Pictures – Google+ – Assignment: #cliche

Confict – redfitz Films

The Fallen of World War II on Vimeo

Wow! signal – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Turtles all the way down – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Matt Damon impersonates Matthew McConaughey – YouTube

Things Organized Neatly

A Former Janitor Collects and Photographs the Items Seized from Immigrants and Thrown Away By U.S. Customs and Border Patrol – Feature Shoot

Hey Dude – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Take a Picture, You’ll Enjoy It More

Michael DeFilippo

Cross Bronx Expressway – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

DOCUMERICA: Images of America in Crisis in the 1970s – The Atlantic

Freedom Train – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Richard Tuschman Images

An Interview with Richard Tuschman, the Photographer Behind ‘Hopper Meditations’

Hopper Meditations – Photographs and text by Richard Tuschman | LensCulture

Once Upon A Time In Kazimierz Promo on Vimeo

Richard Tuschman (@richardtuschman) • Instagram photos and videos