| Newsletter for Collectors - Vol 6.3||April 9, 2012 |
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Moving ahead on Luminous-lint
Unidentified photographer, The Great War. First World War. English ‘Pierrettes‘ with wigs and white collars in a bus collecting money for the wounded soldiers., 1915, Gelatin silver print, National Archive of the Netherlands / Nationaal Archief, Spaarnestad Photo, SFA022802565
This newsletter gives details on ten new online exhibitions and there are three other topics that I‘d like to discuss as they show what is emerging from the information you‘ve sent through over the last five years.
Thanks as always to all of you around the world for helping out.
- Contents pages
We now have a large number of online exhibitions and visual indexes and these are now used to create an overall structure through a number of Contents pages. Once we have the visual material indexed we can plan the texts and that will be a complex task so feel free to join in at any time. The public indexes now available are:
Contents - The default page gives a partial book-like structure.
Contents - Alphabetical - A complete listing of topics and we'll add in "SEE" and "SEE ALSO" connections later.
Contents - Styles and movements - It can take vast amounts of time tracking down representative photographs for the different styles and movements within photography so this is useful for educators and students.
Contents - Articles - Over time we will include articles and this will be a starting point. The next step is to build up the visual evidence that will be used to support each topic.
These Contents pages provide many ways of exploring photo-history and there other innovative ways planned.
To support each theme bibliographies will be required and the more eagle-eyed of you will have noted that these are appearing for individual photographers. Bibliographies for each of the over one thousand themes are now available. These are basic at present, and there are some sorting oddities, but over time they will improve. We will also link these to readings of historic significance as an aid for students - Suggestions for readings are welcomed.
To see example of how this content is coming together take a look at the Documentary page or perhaps Japan.
- Biographies of photographers - a personal plea
It is puzzling that biographies of photographers are not freely shared. In the sciences information is shared to save time, improve quality, rectify errors and ensure that knowledge progresses. I‘d like to make a further plea that we act as a profession of enthusiasts to share biographies for non-commercial use. If you are a gallery owner or a curator who has prepared exhibition catalogues or you are the author of a number of biographies for a book or show please take the time to email them through - all your work will be credited and you will be assisting the wider community.
NEW ONLINE EXHIBITIONS
- Drawing and optical devices
There are a number of distinct online exhibitions on specific devices and techniques on Luminous-Lint that cover the inappropriately termed prehistory of photography.
Each of these will be improved as we proceed. This new online exhibition brings together some of the most notable illustrations in a single location.
- Dmitry Ermakov: Georgia at the crossroads of Modernity (1870-1905)
The collection of Dimitry Ermakov (1846-1916) held at the Georgian National Museum consists of approximately 130 albums, 23000 prints, 1500 glass plate negatives and 12500 stereo cards, as well as registers and sales catalogues that Ermakov used in his shop. The collection depicts a great variety of ethnic groups, people, cities, architectural monuments in the Caucasus and Asia Minor of the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Dimitry Ermakov was a leading photographer in Georgia and the wider region during an interesting period. He documented places and groups of people that have undergone major changes in Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia as well as in Turkey and Persia. Dimitry Ermakov traveled and photographed also in Samarkand and Bukhara in Central Asia, in the Russian Republics of Dagestan, Circassia, Chechnya and Ingushetia and in the Crimea. This collection is a resource of considerable cultural and historic importance in understanding the region during a period of immense changes.
With thanks to the Georgian National Museum www.museum.ge for their assistance.
- Robert Yarnall Ritchie: Commercial Modernist
Robert Yarnall Richie (1908-1984) started his professional career in 1932 with aerial photographs of large East coast estates, which at the time was something of a novelty. From the beginning, he was creative in his approach to business and soon recognized that profit in photography came from repeat business. Richie also decided to diversify, particularly into advertising and industrial clientele. His work was soon in demand, and, by 1938, he was called, "...one of the foremost industrial photographers in the world."
Robert Yarnall Richie’s entire collection of some 98,000 negatives, 15,000 photographic prints, over 300 films and manuscripts are in the holdings of the DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas.
With grateful thanks to Anne E. Peterson, Curator of Photographs, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University for her assistance with this online exhibition.
- People looking through windows
A collection of photographs of people peering through windows - each searching for a better world outside perhaps.
- Transportation: Cars
Studio props, car construction, racing and accidents: each part of our addiction to the automobile is covered in this online exhibition. Here we see early images from a vast variety of public and private collections - enjoy.
- Photojournalism - Rise of the Picture Magazine
Illustrated magazines and the rise of photojournalism had an immense impact of photographic styles and the sequencing of images to create photo-essays. This exbition brings together some examples from the most important illustrated magazines of the twentieth century.
Does anybody have scans of the front covers of The African Drum and Drum?
- Landscape: A 19th Century Perspective
A short introductory exhibition on how landscapes were photographed in the 19th century. Further exhibitions will be added on each of the diverse types of landscapes as we proceed.
- Landscape: Mountains
Mark Twain A Tramp Abroad, Vol.II, Third edition, (London: Chatto & Windus, 1880), p.100
But lonely, conspicuous, and superb rose that wonderful upright wedge, the Matterhorn. Its precipitous sides were powdered over with snow, and the upper half hidden in thick clouds which now and then dissolved to cobweb films and gave brief glimpses of the imposing tower as through a veil. A little later the Matterhorn 1 took to himself the semblance of a volcano; he was stripped naked to his apex around this circled vast wreaths of white cloud which strung slowly out and streamed away slantwise toward the sun, a twenty-mile stretch of rolling and tumbling vapour, and looking just as if it were pouring out of a crater.
1 Note. I had the very unusual luck to catch one little momentary glimpse of the Matterhorn wholly unencumbered by clouds. I levelled my photographic apparatus at it without the loss of an instant, and should have got an elegant picture if my donkey had not interfered. It was my purpose to draw this photograph all by myself for my book, but was obliged to put the mountain part of it into the hands of the professional artist because I found I could not do landscape well.
- Changes in the sizes of cameras and equipment
Cameras have declined in size over the years.
This is the kind of phrase often repeated but here is a selection of images that demonstrate the changes.
- Landscape: Rural pathways, tracks, trails and lanes
A reflective walk along a leafy track…
Lane a narrow road, especially in the countryside
Path a road or way, especially a narrow trodden track
Pathway another word for path
Track a path or road with a rough surface
Trail a path through the countryside, especially one designed for walking for pleasure
The online exhibitions on Luminous-lint are never static so if you have better quality scans or a correction let me know.
- Classifications of Contemporary Photography - I‘m interested in any works that provide novel ways for dividing up the complexity of contemporary photography as it will assist me in planning routes through the visual labyrinths.
- F64 - As a continuation of the series of exhibition on Styles and movements I would like to do an exhibition on F64. Can anybody assist with this who understands the rights and has possibly already curated an exhibition in this area?
- Bauhaus / New Bauhaus / Art Institute of Chicago - I‘d welcome suggestions for a curator who might be able to assist with an online exhibition on the Bauhaus or the New Bauhaus (Chicago).
- Portraits of photographers - We now have 1634 portraits of identified photographers online and many more of as yet unknown photographers. If you can assist with additional portraits of photographers it would be greatly appreciated. All works are credited and linked back. Have you ever attended a workshop or a photo-festival and taken some portraits? If you have I‘d like to hear about it. Perhaps you have some anecdotes to share?
Join in when you can - sharing makes the world a better place.
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To get a wider perspective on the topics covered on Luminous-Lint the following links will help.
|René Burri (1933, 9 April - ) was born - Switzerland, Zurich. Swiss photographer and film maker. He became a staff member of Magnum in 1959 though he had carried out assignments for them since 1955. |
Art Kane (1925, 9 April - 1995, 21 February) was born - US, NY, New York. American photographer who is well known because of the Harlem group portrait of all the exponents of Jazz.
Robb Kendrick (1963, 9 April - ) was born - US, TX, Spur. Contemporary American photographer who has documented cowboys, mummies and other subjects using tintypes.
A collection of his tintypes is held at the Wittliff Gallery of Southwestern & Mexican Photography(Albert B. Alkek Library More...
Hansel Mieth (1909, 9 April - 1998) was born - Germany, Oppelsbohm. Photojournalist - particularly her photo-essays for LIFE magazine in the 1930s and 40s.
Eadweard Muybridge (1830, 9 April - 1904, 8 May) was born - Great Britain, England, Kingston-on-Thames. Worked in America for 40 years, photographing the Pacific Railway, Yosemite, Panama & Guatemala as well as a terrific series of panoramas of San Francisco. Series of photographs of galloping horse to show that, at any one time, all four legs were More...
Jennifer Shaw (1972, 9 April - ) was born - US, IN, Lafayette. Contemporary American photographer who has documented the industrial sites of New Orleans. When Hurricane Katrina struck the city she had flee the city to avoid the destruction and flooding. The tale of that period and her pregnancy wa the basis More...
Sander Steins (1973, 9 April - ) was born - The Netherlands, Nijmegen. Dutch photographer is a self taught photographer, visual artist and editor who started full time with photography in 2005 who works using a number of different names depending upon the nature of the work. Using his real name Sander Steins he More...
Mark Strizic (1928, 9 April - ) was born - Germany, Berlin. German-born photographer who emigrated to Australia in 1950.
Frederick C. Coombs (1803 - 1874, 9 April) died - US, NY, New York.
Louis Fleckenstein (1866, 2 January - 1943, 9 April) died. American pictorialist
Burt Glinn (1925 - 2008, 9 April) died. Freelance travel photography. Represented by Magnum and president between 1972 and 1975 and again in 1987.