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Apr 8, 2012 Landscape: Rural pathways, tracks, trails and lanes 
 
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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 
  
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Apr 8, 2012 Landscape: Mountains 
 
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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 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. 
  
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Apr 8, 2012 Landscape: A 19th Century Perspective 
 
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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. 
  
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Apr 8, 2012 Changes in the sizes of cameras and equipment 
 
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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. 
  
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Apr 1, 2012 Photojournalism - Rise of the Picture Magazine 
 
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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
  
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Apr 1, 2012 Transportation: Cars 
 
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From 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. 
  
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Exhibition: Transportation: Cars 
  
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Apr 1, 2012 People looking through windows 
 
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A collection of photographs of people peering through windows - each searching for a better world outside perhaps. 
  
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Apr 1, 2012 Additional Contents pages available.... form out of chaos... well maybe.... 
 To improve navigation on Luminous-Lint I've added a number additional content pages today. At this point I'm concentrating on bringing together the visual evidence that supports the understanding of photo-history rather than writing one or more histories. The new contents pages take you to the online exhibitions and visual indexes that provide examples from all areas of the world, the significant techniques and processes used and the key themes. Once we have the visual material indexed we can plan the accompanying texts and that will be a long and complex task so feel free to join in at any time.
 
Here are some additional Contents pages I've just made public:
 
Contents - The default page gives a partial structure.
 
Contents - Alphabetical - A complete listing of topics (There are no thesaurus type "SEE" and "SEE ALSO" connections as yet but we will add those in 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 a useful starting point for educators.
 
Contents - Articles - Over time we will include articles on specific topics and this is a starting point. The next step is to build up the visual evidence that will be used to support each topic prior to constructing the outlines and then prepare the draft texts so pass on your suggestions. At the moment I'm considering:
  • Allegorical photography
  • Amateur photography
  • Anonymous photography
  • Backgrounds
  • Camera clubs
  • Censorship
  • Cinema - Filmmaking and cinema
  • Collecting photography
  • Conservation
  • Fabricated realities
  • Fakes and forgeries
  • Humor and photography
  • Iconic reproductions
  • Itinerant photographers
  • Marine photography
  • Maritime
  • Night
  • Non-canonical photography
  • Photo festivals
  • Photographers who died in action
  • Photographic studios
  • Photographs assimilated into popular culture
  • Physique photography studios
  • Preservation of photographic archives
  • Propaganda
  • Sequences and series
  • Spirit photography
  • Staged photography
  • Subterranean photography
  • Surveillance
  • Wedding photography

These provide a starting point for discussion as we proceed. 
  
  
  
Mar 31, 2012 Robert Yarnall Ritchie: Commercial Modernist 
 
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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 soon became 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. 
  
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Exhibition: Robert Yarnall Ritchie: Commercial Modernist 
  
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Mar 31, 2012 Dmitry Ermakov: Georgia at the crossroads of Modernity (1870-1905) 
 
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The collection of Dimitry Ermakov (1846-1916) held at the Georgian National Museum consists of approximately 128 albums, 17,434 prints, 14,100 glass plate negatives and 3,000 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 Caucasian and Asian Minor during an interesting period in the history of the region. 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. 
  
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Exhibition: Dmitry Ermakov: Georgia at the crossroads of Modernity (1870-1905) 
  
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