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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

Tom Waits True Confessions & “The Big Picture”-blog

Posted in Documentary, Journalism, Media, Photoblog, Photography, Tom Waits by Rollfilm on June 13, 2008

Read the interview Tom Waits did with himself over here.

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Have a look at “The big Picture” which is a “photo blog for the Boston Globe/boston.com, compiled semi-regularly by Alan Taylor. Inspired by publications like Life Magazine (of old), National Geographic, and online experiences like MSNBC.com’s Picture Stories galleries and Brian Storm’s MediaStorm, The Big Picture is intended to highlight high-quality, amazing imagery – with a focus on current events, lesser-known stories and, well, just about anything that comes across the wire that looks really interesting” [About-page of The big Picture]

Go to “The big Picture

Jan Sochor – Photo-Essays

Posted in Art, Jan Sochor, Journalism, Photoblog, Photoessay by Rollfilm on January 19, 2008

Unfortunately there isnt much information given about Jan Sochor on his website or elsewhere in the net. He is describing himself as a:

[f]reelance photographer & webdesigner, born in Czech Republic, changing his base between South America and Europe.

At the moment 13 essays are published in his website www.jansochor.com. The topics cover a topical range

from

Amazon River: People living on the Amazon river banks, the largest river system in the world. Indigenous people pushed to the edge, Brazilians caught in the jungle towns with no hope to escape.

over

Jesus Combat: A slum called Calvario shows everydays effort made to survive in a ghetto. Collecting rubbish, get high by sniffing glue and watch out for not to get shot dead by El Sheriff.

to

Women Gold Miners: Women miners working in goldbearing mud, searching for gold and platine in the jungle rivers of Chocó, the western lowlands of Colombia.

The following photographs are taken from the essay Cockfight

Go to www.jansochor.com and check out all essays.

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Posted in Journalism, Media, Photography by Rollfilm on April 10, 2007

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