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Jun 5, 2008 Portraits: Parts of body: Feet 
 
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Two recent Luminous-Lint exhibitions have been added that are part of a "Photographic Full Body Map" - the first was the online exhibition Back view and this was followed by Portraits: Parts of body: Hands. The latest exhibition concentrates on feet.
 
"Isn't it awful that cold feet make for a cold imagination and that a pair of woollen socks induce good thoughts!"
 
Franz Grillparzer (1791–1872), Austrian author
Notebooks and Diaries (1819)
 
If there are collectors who can assist with photographs of the body I would be most grateful - I'm particularly interested in 19th and early 20th century photographs of eyes, ears, genitalia, breasts, skulls, knees and elbows in any format. Medical photography and x-rays are also of interest - many thanks, Alan - alan@luminous-lint.com 
  
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Jun 4, 2008 Architecture: Bridges 
 
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BRIDGE: "structure spanning and providing passage over a gap or barrier, such as a river, chasm or roadway."
 
This online exhibition includes photographs from a vast variety of sources to provide an overview of bridge photography. It includes classic views as well as rarely seen photographs of bridges under construction. If you have further examples in your collection please let me know and I'm particularly interested in sets showing a sequence of photographs of a single bridge or building at different phases of construction. 
  
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Jun 4, 2008 Christophe Guye appointed Managing Director of Zur Stockeregg Gallery 
 Christophe Guye appointed Managing Director of Zurich, Switzerland-based Zur Stockeregg Gallery as per mid July 2008. The Los Angeles location, on Robertson, will be closed at the end of June 2008. SCALO|GUYE remains operational as an online gallery.
 
Zur Stockeregg Gallery, founded by Kaspar M. Fleischmann in 1979, is one of the leading photo galleries in the world. With scholarly knowledge and dedication to fine art photography, Kaspar Fleischmann has made a name for himself with sales and promotion of high-quality photography and a specialization in vintage master prints from 1900 to 1950. On an international level, he has advised collectors, designed exhibitions, and participated in setting up the Fotomuseum Winterthur, in addition to Paris Photo. For ART Basel, Kaspar Fleischmann played a defining role in helping launch and establishing its Photography section.
 
Exceeding 140 exhibitions to date, Zur Stockeregg continues to set milestones in the European photo art scene exhibiting works by international masters of photography, among them, Robert Frank, Man Ray, Ansel Adams, Paul Strand, Eduard Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Brassaï, André Kertész, Richard Misrach, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, and David Hockney.
 
In 2000, Kaspar Fleischmann initiated a departmental teaching position in history of photography at the University of Zurich, and in 2007, arranged for a Chair in which theory and history of photography can be studied towards a bachelor's or master's degree. The Dr. Carlo Fleischmann Foundation funded both the teaching position and chair. The foundation, managed by Kaspar Fleischmann, has supported projects in art and science for more than 50 years.
 
The newly appointed Christophe Guye will contribute to and further deepen the excellent gallery portfolio with contemporary masters of photography.
 
SCALO|GUYE, founded by former Advertising Agency owner Christophe Guye in close collaboration with former owner of Scalo Publishing House and Galleries, Walter Keller, will remain operational as online gallery. Since its grand opening in early 2006, the gallery has successfully exhibited renowned artists from all over the world, among them, Robert Frank, Nan Goldin, Seydou Keïta, Annelies Strba, Elinor Carucci, Olaf Breuning, Stefanie Schneider, and Balthasar Burkhard.
 
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Jun 3, 2008 Lisa M. Robinson: Snowbound 
 
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Given a layer of snow protruding objects appear out of place and become abstract - a basketball hoop with no players or court is bereft of function and a seemingly floating orange fence curves above a muted land. As Lisa writes in her introduction:
 
"They appear elegantly simple and accessible, evoking, perhaps, the silent tranquility that one might feel after a fresh snowfall. Beneath the surface, however, there is a subtle tension. Like fine haiku, each image subtly references another season, a time of life or activity that has already passed, and may come again."
 
Thanks to the photographer for allowing us to include this series. 
  
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Jun 2, 2008 Blue Sky Gallery (Portland, Oregon, USA) is seeking a new executive director 
 Blue Sky is seeking a new executive director for world-renowned photography non-profit in Portland, Oregon.
 
Dedicated to showing the best photography we can find, Blue Sky Gallery continues its 33 year run. We own a stunning new 3700 square foot space and now have a significant endowment. Your responsibilities will include fiscal management, grant writing, and other fundraising; the coordination of artistic content, including exhibitions, lectures and publications; and strategic planning with our board. You will be one of two paid staff, and will work closely with a dedicated group of volunteers, including participation in curatorial decisions as a member of Blue Sky’s unique exhibition committee. Experience with nonprofits arts organizations is important; photography background is desirable but not necessary; ability to work collaboratively with others is essential.
 
Contact: BlueSkyinPortland@gmail.com 
  
  
  
May 27, 2008 NYPL - Eminent Domain: Contemporary Photography and the City 
 The "Sunday Arts" segment on the New York Public Library (NYPL) exhibition "Eminent Domain: Contemporary Photography and the City," will be repeated tonight (Tues May 27) on "New York Voices" on PBS, Channel 13 (New York) from 10:30-11 PM.
 
For those outside of the NYC area, a link to the segment is available online as well:
 
http://www.thirteen.org/sundayarts/eminent-domain 
  
  
  
May 25, 2008 Aline Smithson: An Evolving Retrospective 
 
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Aline Smithson writes in her introduction to this exhibition:
 
"I take photographs to allow myself and the viewer to linger a little longer within an image. I try to look for or create moments that are at once familiar, yet unexpected. The odd juxtapositions that we find in life are worth exploring, whether it is with humor, compassion, or by simply taking the time to see them."
 
There is currently an exhibition of two of her series, "Stains and Shadows" and "Hugo", at the WallSpace Gallery, Pioneer Building, 600 First Ave, suite 322, Seattle (May 13 - June 28, 2008). I'd like to thank Aline Smithson and Crista Dix for their assistance with this online exhibition. 
  
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May 25, 2008 Ephemera: Evites 
 
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"Ephemera is transitory written and printed matter, not intended to be retained or preserved. The word derives from the Greek, meaning things lasting no more than a day."
(Wikipedia, May 24, 2008)
 
It is not surprising running this website that I receive invitations to a wide variety of events around the world and some of these arrive by mail but an increasing number only have a digital form and these evites are extreme ephemera as they often have no material form and yet they are a small but important part of the history of photography. I welcome receiving further evites of significant exhibitions or visually interesting examples you may have. 
  
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May 23, 2008 Cornell Capa (1918-2008) 
 Cornell Capa died on Friday, May 23rd at his home in Manhattan aged 90. He was a highly respected photojournalist working for LIFE magazine and Magnum and he will be remembered as the founder of the International Center of Photography (ICP).
 
The New York Times - obituary by Philip Gefter
 
Portrait courtesy of Bill Jay 
  
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May 22, 2008 Walter Schels: Life before Death 
 
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In the nineteenth century post-mortem photography was both accepted and commonplace with the lower life expectancy making death a very real part of life. There are several excellent books on this topic including:
 
Ruby, Jay. (1995) Secure the Shadow: Death and Photography in America Boston: MIT Press
Burns, Stanley B. (1990) Sleeping Beauty: Memorial Photography in America Twelve Trees Press
Burns, Stanley B. & Elizabeth A.(2002). Sleeping Beauty II: Grief, Bereavement in Memorial Photography American and European Traditions Burns Archive Press
 
Death has become an increasingly taboo subject and the rights associated with it being passed on to funeral directors making it increasingly remote. In 2003 photographer Walter Schels and journalist Beate Lakotta commenced a project to photograph terminally ill patients both before and after death.
 
"We all know that we are going to die one day, but it is very difficult to believe that it will really happen to us. Our motivation for this project was to overcome our own fear of facing up to death. The project goes some way to explore this."
 
This is a powerful series and I'd like to thank Beate and Walter for allowing me to include it here. 
  
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