Monthly Archives: January 2009

From the Daguereotype to Photoshop?

I came across this article in the Harvard Magazine. It seems like a lot to cover in one article but it does do a good job in a fairly short space. I only had one problem with the article and … Continue reading

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More on Keokuk

In an earlier post I talked about two images of Chief Keokuk. One was a portrait and the other was a painting. Obviously different from each other, I did some research and found out more about them. In March of … Continue reading

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The business of photography

More often than not I get bombarded with shit about the business of photography. What about portfolio reviews? What about contests? Blah, blah, blah. My best advice to anyone out there is to start by finding a local group of … Continue reading

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Photography and the Native American

I came across this in the Martha Sandweiss book Print The Legend. In the mid 1980′s, Texas photographer Skeet McAuley traveled throughout the Southwest making color photographs that documented the ways in which contemporary Indian peoples, particularly Navajo and White … Continue reading

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Ansel vs. Robert in the Adams showdown

What can these two images tell us about the West? One will tell you the west is an ugly place and the other will tell you it is beautiful. Were the intentions of the photographers any different? And by different … Continue reading

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Making everything worth nothing

Following the events of yesterday’s plane crash in the Hudson, it got me thinking about civilian photo-journalism. With all of the newspapers going down the proverbial toilet, they are desperate to save a buck here and there. All of us … Continue reading

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Michael Eastman’s Vanishing America

A few months ago I came across the work of Michael Eastman in a gallery in Santa Fe. The prints were enormous and beautiful, yet so large that I could never imagine owning one. So goes the trend in modern … Continue reading

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