Posts Tagged ‘photography’

Kodak Can’t Make Enough 35mm Film

October 20, 2022

Kodak Can't Make Enough 35mm Film
Kodak, which filed for bankrupcy a decade ago, can’t keep up with a new surge in demand for 35mm film. The firm needs to hire more technicians. The growing popularity of analog photograpy and a shortage of silver for emulsions is driving up film prices.

More:

“Kodak is Hiring Film Technicians: ‘We Cannot Keep Up with Demand,’” Matt Growcoot, PetaPixel

“Film photography’s resurgence is leading to huge price increases,” Zachery Eanes, Axios

“Does This Chart Reveal Kodak Self-imploding Again? Are Other Film Manufacturers Following Their Lead?”  James Madison, Fstoppers

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The US Photographed Its Own WWII Concentration Camps

March 31, 2022

President Franklin D. Roosevelt passed Executive Order 9066 in February 1942, two months after Japan bombied Pearl Harbor. It empowered the US army to incarcerate 120,000 Japanese Americans in concentration camps during World War II.

In March 1942 the government created a new department, the War Relocation Authority, and hired photographers to document “resettlement” and life in the “relocation” camps, possibly to complement the work of the WRA’s Community Analysis Section. One of those photographers was Dorothea Lange, who had documented dustbowl migrants and other rural Americans for the Farm Security Administration. The WRA photographs were surpressed until 1972.

A Vox video by Coleman Lowndes.

More:

Dorothea Lange’s WRA photos at the University of California

Dorothea Lange’s WRA photos at the US National Archives

The Densho Encyclopedia

Japanese American incarceration

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The Infinite Now

May 29, 2020

“The Infinite Now,” a “cinemagraph” by Armand Dijcks, animating still photographs by Ray Collins. Soundtrack by André Heuvelman.

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Hold That Pose

February 29, 2020

“Hold That Pose,” a 1950 Disney Studios theatrical cartoon featuring Goofy, directed by Jack Kinney. Written by Dick Kinney and Milt Schaffer, with music by Paul Smith. Principal animation by Edwin Aardal, Hugh Fraser, and Jack Sibley. Narrator: Jackson Beck. Voice actor: Pinto Colvig.

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Little Cat Feet

September 27, 2019

Cats always land on their feet. Why? A Vox video by Coleman Lowndes.

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Migrant Mother

February 21, 2019

An exhibition of Dorothea Lange’s photographs, The Politics of Seeing is currently on display at the Jeu de Paume museum in Paris. Her most well-known photograph is her 1936 portrait of Florence Owens Thompson, popularly known as “Migrant Mother.”

A video from the WorldCrunch OneShot photography series.

More:

“The Assignment I’ll Never Forget: Migrant Mother,” Dorothea, Lange, Popular Photography (1960).

“Unraveling the Mysteries of Dorothea Lange’s ‘Migrant Mother,’” James Estrin, New York Times

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Big Jesus

September 25, 2018

Nina Berman explains how she took her photograph of the “King of Kings” statue at the Solid Rock Church in in Lebanon, Ohio. A Worldcrunch OneShot video.

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Child Labor in America

October 10, 2017

In  November 1908, photographer Lewis Hine, working undercover for the National Child Labor Committee, came upon Sadie Pfeifer working a cotton-­spinning machine in ­a Lancaster, SC mill.

Hine believed his images of children, some as young as 8, laboring in mills, meatpacking houses, coal mines and canneries would force demands for change. He was right. Regulations and legislation cut the number of child laborers nearly in half by 1920. Editors of Time Magazine selected Hine’s photo of Sadie Pfeifer as one of the 100 most influential images of all time.

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The Dogist

August 7, 2016

A short documentary about Instagram canine photographer and author Elias Weiss Friedman aka The Dogist (@thedogist).
Director: E.J. McLeavey-Fisher
Editor: Erik Auli
Cinematographer: Nathan Lynch

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The Google Camel

October 16, 2014

The Google Camel

How do you take Google Street View photos of the Arabian desert? You can’t cruise the dunes in a camera-mounted car without damaging the delicate sand structures, so you put your camera on a camel. A female dromedary, actually (one hump, not two) named Raffia.

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