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The LIFE photo archive

Posted in America, History of Photography, Journalism, Media, Photography by Rollfilm on November 28, 2008

The LIFE photo archive can be accessed online from now on. Google is hosting “millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google.” [1]

Most of these images have a pretty good resolution – at least when it comes to images on the web.

Soldier holding tattered flag of the Eighth PA Infantry, during Civil War.

Soldier holding tattered flag of the Eighth PA Infantry, during Civil War.

A bedraggled Mrs. Bates cooking over a stove w. her cat eats fr. a can in the basement slum apt. she shares w. her husband at 210 E. 98th St.

A bedraggled Mrs. Bates cooking over a stove w. her cat eats fr. a can in the basement slum apt. she shares w. her husband at 210 E. 98th St.

Migrant mother Florence Thompson & children photographed by Dorothea Lange.

Migrant mother Florence Thompson & children photographed by Dorothea Lange.

Follow this link and have a look at the LIFE archive.

[1] images.google.com/hosted/life

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A Celebration of The Perfect Portrait

Posted in Photoblog, Photography, Portrait by Rollfilm on November 11, 2008

Renzo is collecting portraits people from around the world send to him.

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You can see his little archive here.

Thanks Pebaline

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Posted in America, Photoblog, Photography by Rollfilm on November 6, 2008

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European Month of Photography – ‘Never seen before’

Posted in Photography by Rollfilm on November 4, 2008

© 1980 Roswitha Hecke

Bowery, New York © 1980 Roswitha Hecke

The Third European Month of Photography in Berlin will be taking place from 1 to 30 November 2008. For the first time it comes with a motto – ‘Never seen before’ is its proud claim, and it has inspired the delight in discovery and innovative imagination of the institutions taking part. More than 130 galleries, project rooms, museums and cultural institutes are involved this year, promising a packed series of exhibitions, private views, events, symposiums and workshops. For a period of 30 days the concentrated programme will draw attention to the medium of photography, offering the public new and unusual insights and giving the international photographic scene a platform for discussion. Besides the many exhibitions and events distributed at venues throughout the city, the Month of Photography is offering two central locations this year as well:

© 1952 Dr. Marita Ruiter, Galerie Clairefontaine

Simone de Beauvoir, Paris © 1952 Dr. Marita Ruiter, Galerie Clairefontaine

The Berlinische Galerie in Kreuzberg, with the exhibitions ‘Mutations II – Moving Stills’, ‘So weit kein Auge reicht – Berliner Panoramafotografien aus den Jahren 1949-1952’ [‘As far as the eye can see – panoramic photography in Berlin from the years 1951 and 1952’] and ‘Hans Robertson – Die Berliner Jahre. Fotografien 1926 – 1933’ [‘Hans Robertson – the Berlin years. Photographs from 1926 to 1933’]. The Third Month of Photography will be solemnly opened here on Saturday, 1 November at 7.00 pm in the presence of the Governing Mayor of Berlin. At the same time the Award of the European Month of Photography, provided by Alcatel-Lucent, will be awarded in Berlin for the first time.

1 © 2006 Annegret Kohlmayer

Camera Imago 1:1 © 2006 Annegret Kohlmayer

The Uferhallen in Berlin-Wedding, with five exhibitions from the field of contemporary photography. Here the opening will take place on Saturday, 8 November at 7.00 pm. Starting from Sunday, 9 November and on the following three weekends, the Uferhallen will also be hosting various events, symposiums, screenings and conferences dealing with different aspects and issues of photography.

We are delighted at being able to offer you and Berlin, city of photographers, such a rich and surprising programme.

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