Saturday, January 07, 2012
Friday, January 06, 2012
I may be blind, I may be visciously unkind...
Annie Lennox | Why | 2009
By Kristina Chew
Travel the USA |
What Happens in Vegas...
is dumped on Jones Beach.
Labels: The Screaming Room
Thursday, January 05, 2012
"That move was about as slick as santorum!"
Labels: gay discrimination
2012 | The Year of "The" Color
Pantone Orange | Tangerine Tango
17-1463 Tangerine Tango
Eve Arnold & Marilyn Monroe
On the set of THE MISFITS 
by David Walker
Magnum photographer Eve Arnold, recognized for her stories about the ordinary lives of the poor and downtrodden all over the world as well as for her unvarnished portraiture of Marilyn Monroe and other celebrities, has died in London. She was 99.
Arnold took up photography in the late 1940s, and first studied under Harper's Bazaar art director Alexei Brodovitch at the New School for Social Research. From the start, she defied boundaries, documenting a fashion show in Harlem--then a segregated ghetto--for a school assignment an assignment. That led to a long-term documentary project about the Black Power movement.
Unable to interest US magazines in her work, she sent it to Picture Post in London. The magazine effectively launched her career by publishing the work in 1951. She attracted the notice of Henri Cartier-Bresson, and in 1957, she became the first female member of Magnum from the US.
Arnold is best remembered now for her portraits of politicians, musicians, and movie stars, most notably Marilyn Monroe, with whom she had a 10-year collaboration. She also photographed Joan Crawford, Marlene Dietrich, and others. But her long-term documentary work was her driving passion, according to Magnum.
“Themes recur again and again in my work. I have been poor and I wanted to document poverty; I had lost a child and I was obsessed with birth; I was interested in politics and I wanted to know how it affected our lives; I am a woman and I wanted to know about women,” she wrote in her 1976 book, The Unretouched Woman.
Her documentary work appeared in numerous magazines from the 1950s to the 1980s. Other stories she covered in the 1950s included political conventions and the McCarthy hearings. She also completed a landmark story about childbirth, at a time when the subject was mostly taboo.
In the 1960s she covered the civil rights movement, and in 1969 spent a period of time documenting life in the Arab states. That work was published as a book in 1971 called Behind The Veil. In the 1970s, after the US and China established diplomatic relations, Arnold became one of the first westerners to be granted a visa. In 1980, she published her China work in a book called In China, which won a National Book Award.
Photographer Susan Meiselas, who became a Magnum nominee in 1976, remembers Arnold for her "phenomenal energy" and for her "dynamic and outspoken" presence within the male-dominated culture of Magnum Photos.
“When you think of the people who give you inspiration for finding your life and path, she was a wonderful model for imagining in the long term a life as a photographer,” Meiselas says.
In all Arnold completed 15 monographs, including the forthcoming All About Eve, to be published this month by TeNeues. Her other books include Eve Arnold: In Retrospect (1995); and Eve Arnold: Film Journal (2001) a collection of previously unpublished film set work; In America (1983); and The Great British (1991).
She also received numerous awards, including ASMP’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 1980, and the Master of Photography award at the International Center of Photography’s Infinity Awards in 1995. In 2003, she was awarded an honorary O.B.E. (Order of the British Empire).
Arnold was born in Philadelphia in 1912 to Russian immigrant parents who grudgingly accepted her decision to pursue a career as a photographer, according to an obituary in The Guardian newspaper. Her husband helped promote her career in the 1950s, but the marriage broke up and Arnold relocated to London with her son. The city remained her base for the rest of her career.
--additional reporting by Holly Hughes
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
The Wall Street Journal
Labels: eastman kodak
Trashmas Tree | December 26, 2011
Labels: Christmas tree
Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Disabled? 30 Calendar Days v. 30 Log-ins
Don't Look to Lynda.com for help!!!
But I am the one who will speak up for those who either can't,
or aren't aware they are being discriminated against.
Why I Need to Take Up Sports Photography
The Good Side to Foreclosure
Sunday, January 01, 2012
Person of the Year | Anderson Cooper
ANYONE who can go from Somalia & Haiti, Rwanda,
and titter like a schoolgirl at his own jokes,
knowing it'll be on YouTube,
is my "Person of the Year."
Labels: Anderson Cooper