Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Errol Morris on the photographs of Abu Ghraib

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Errol Morris is blogging on photography for the New York Times, and his latest article is on the long story of the identity of the man under the hood.

Ali Shalal Qaissi, aka ‘Clawman’

The photo of a man holding a photo of the man in the iconic photo created an associative link much stronger than mere words might have. We see the man who purports to be the Hooded Man in a photograph, holding the Hooded Man photograph.

… It is said that seeing is believing, but often it’s the other way around. We do not form our beliefs on the basis of what we see; rather, what we see is determined by our beliefs. We see not what is there, but rather what we want to see or expect to see.



We all helped to speed the demise of professional photographers

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

We all helped to speed the demise of professional photographers, by Andrew Brown, at the Guardian Weekly

A picture-sharing site like Flickr contains the work of tens of thousands of talented amateurs, all of them capable of producing one or two photographs a year that could be published anywhere. If only 1% of the pictures on Flickr are publishable, that would mean 1.5m usable pictures uploaded there every year. Most of the drudgery of identifying good, relevant pictures is also done here – by the photographers themselves, who tag them, and by the other users, who notice them and have their interest recorded by the software.

Sad news from JPG magazine

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

From Derek Powazek’s blog:

Unfortunately, issue 10 will be the last one that Heather and I will have a hand in. We are no longer working for JPG Magazine or 8020 Publishing.

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internet pornography statistics… revealed.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Sound from the 29th of April conference

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Here’s the sound from the April 29th conference, featuring, in alphabetical order:

Luc Debraine, Journalist, Le Temps, Geneva

William Ewing, Director, Musée de l’Elysée

André Gunthert, Maître de conférence EHESS and editor in chief of Etudes photographiques, Paris

Jonathan Lipkin, Professor of Digital Media, Ramapo College, New Jersey, U.S.A

Martin Parr, Photographer, Great Britain

Fred Ritchin, Professor, NYU, U.S.A

Radu Stern, Head of Educational Programs, Musée de l’Elysée

The speakers spoke in the language they felt the most comfortable in, so Luc Debraine and André Gunthert speak French.

Pictures from the show

Saturday, May 12, 2007


(image courtesy Andre Gunthert)

Andre Gunthert, a french art historian, director of the French scholarly publication “Etudes Photographiques” who was part of the advisory team for the show and part of the panel / roundtable on April 29th has posted a Flickr set of pictures from the show.

Noah Kalina. Everyday. For sale.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Noah Kalina
Noah Kalina is selling prints from his ‘everyday’ project.

Discussion with MaryAnne Golon

Sunday, March 25, 2007

We’ve just uploaded this afternoon’s discussion with MaryAnne Golon. Ms. Golon is the director of photography for Time Magazine. The discussion ranged from Time’s “you” person of the year to amateur photography websites, through James Nachtwey in Iraq and how Time intends to deal with crowdsourcing.

Most of it is in English, but there are a couple of passages in French – everything switches back to english afterwards, though.

‘The craze which overtook the 5th and 6th grade…’

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

‘The craze which overtook the 5th and 6th grade…’

An animation by Chris Ware for ‘This American Life’

Discussion Bruggmann / Cater

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Rencontre-débat autour de l’exposition avec Adrien Cater et Matthias Bruggmann, photographes et curateurs de l’exposition.

Vous pouvez l’écouter ici.

Getty Images acquires Scoopt

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Title says it all. Press release here.

Daniel Girardin sur

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

C’est pour les francophones, et c’est par .

Bill Ewing on WRG

Monday, February 19, 2007

Here’s an interview of Bill Ewing, the director of the museum, by Pete Forster of Switzerland’s Geneva-based english speaking WRG.

Un peu de radio

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Par Florence Grivel, pour Dare-Dare à la Radio Suisse Romande.

C’est par ici.

Une galerie d’images

Monday, February 12, 2007

Le journal Suisse Le Temps a mis une galerie d’images qui sont dans l’exposition en ligne. Vous pouvez la visiter ici. Elle présente des travaux des lecteurs / participants de JPG magazine, ainsi que de Martin Parr et de l’agence de presse Keystone.

The unofficial Flickr group

Monday, February 12, 2007

One of our participants has set up an unofficial flickr group. It is meant for those of you who are participating in the Flux project and would like to share the images you uploaded that way as well.

We love the idea of you appropriating the show, so please feel free to do so in any way possible.

William Ewing parle de l’exposition

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

William Ewing talks about the show

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

final push

Sunday, February 4, 2007

We got a load of gear from HP today, and two technicians to set it all up.


And we’ve almost figured out where to put everything.


they’re working on it…

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

they’re working on it…