This week, a discussion around a documentary about Polaroid, called Time Zero, gets us wondering about objects versus process and whether there is more intrinsic value in the artifact or the content. We also look at a few “link-baity” news items around the value of photography as art. Carrie Mae Weems is our Photographer of the Week.
Time Zero | The Last Year of Polaroid Film
Instant: The Story of Polaroid
Triumph the insult comic dog – bon jovi – Video Dailymotion
Modern Art Was Used As a Torture Technique in Prison Cells During the Spanish Civil War | Open Culture
Is Black and White Photography a Gimmick?
Flat, soulless and stupid: why photographs don’t work in art galleries | Art and design | The Guardian
Morning Edition: How Kodak’s Shirley Cards Set Photography’s Skin-Tone Standard – WNYC
Bryan Adams’ heartstopping images of wounded British soldiers to go on show at Somerset House – Home News – UK – The Independent
On Taking Pictures – Community – Google+ Assignment: #horizon
Carrie Mae Weems