This week’s highlights from other photo blogs

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Julie Grahame at aCurator featured Leland Bobbé’s gritty b&w photos of “New York City’s Seamy 70s”—specifically, of the Bowery and Times Square. The images had been tucked away in Bobbé’s archives and are, writes Julie, “virtually unseen.”

“The Bowery was the end of the line for many,” Bobbé says in the blog post. “Some of these shots were taken shooting from the hip, pre-focused to 6′, with a 28mm lens without looking through the viewfinder so I wouldn’t be noticed. My intention was to capture the grit and personality of a unique period in New York City history.”

Link: http://www.acurator.com/blog/2011/07/leland-bobbe-new-york-citys-seamy-70s.html

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LIFE.com posted a gallery that looks back at the early days of Betty White.

Link: http://www.life.com/gallery/62931/betty-white-back-in-the-day?xid=liferss#index/0

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Joerg Colberg announced the latest Conscientious Portfolio Competition.

Link: http://jmcolberg.com/weblog/2011/07/announcing_conscientious_portfolio_competition_2011

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Britain’s The Telegraph reports that the Victoria and Albert Museum in London is adding a photo gallery that “will chronicle the history of photography from its invention in 1839 up to the 1960s. It will be refreshed every 18 months with emphasis on different themes each time. Photographs Gallery launches this autumn with two exhibitions, one will trace the career of Victorian portraitist Julia Margaret Cameron and the other will show the significant works of street photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson.”

Link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/photography/8647528/VandA-to-open-photography-gallery.html

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Feature Shoot
presented selections from Bronx Boys, a new monograph by Stephen Shames. Published as a “photo ebook” by FotoEvidence, it features Shames’ photos, taken from 1977 to 2000, of a group of boys growing up in a tough NYC neighborhood.

Link: http://www.featureshoot.com/2011/07/stephen-shames-bronx-boys/

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Aperture’s Exposures blog reports that the Los Angeles County Museum of Art named Zoe Crosher one of its Art Here and Now artists and has acquired nine images from the LA-based photographer’s “The Reconsidered Archive of Michelle duBois.” Each year, LACMA chooses two artists for this prestigious prize. This year, Mark Flores was also chosen.

Aperture link: http://www.aperture.org/exposures/?p=11242

LACMA’s blog, Unframed: http://lacma.wordpress.com/2011/07/07/art-here-and-now-new-acquisitions-by-zoe-crosher-and-mark-flores/

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PhotoShelter wrote about “Social Media for Photographers.” An excerpt: “After interviewing about 30 photographers about their social media use over the past year or so, I’ve noticed that there are two camps: people who use it effectively and are seeing real results, and people who don’t really know why they’re wasting so much time on something that doesn’t seem to be working.”

One photog, for example, uses Twitter “to connect mainly with publishers and other photographers. Facebook is a place where he initiates dialogs with people with the goal of establishing a trusting relationship with existing and potential clients. LinkedIn, he says, is a regular source of assignment work.”

Link: http://blog.photoshelter.com/2011/07/social-media-for-photographers-lets-get-real-for-a.html

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Inside Facebook is not a photo blog but is still worth a look, if only for fun. This week, for instance, it listed “The 25 Most Liked Pages on Facebook, Summer 2011” and Vin Diesel not only made the list but ranked higher than Beyoncé (!).

Link: http://www.insidefacebook.com/2011/07/20/the-25-most-liked-pages-on-facebook-summer-2011/

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3 Comments

  1. Posted 07/25/2011 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    Really liked this entry. Got to chat with Julie Grahame on Twitter as a result :-)

  2. Posted 07/25/2011 at 8:58 am | Permalink

    Thanks, Keith!

    Julie’s really great. Glad you had the chance to interact with her.

    I do these highlights posts every Friday, by the way. Please feel welcome to use the comments option to make note of anything you think should have been included.

    Kristina

    • Posted 07/25/2011 at 9:18 am | Permalink

      Thank you, Kristina. I also liked your previous entry featuring Roxanne Lowit’s exhibition in Cologne (love her work). The cover image featuring Julian Schnabel reminded me of my assisting days and this particular assisting assignment in his studio back in 1988 http://bit.ly/pxC7wK


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