Fan: Following Fan Bingbing around is the product of the 9 months Rian Dundon spent traveling around with Ms. Bingbing as an informal English tutor and candid, slice-of-life photographer. He had no clue who Ms. Bingbing was, and neither do I, really. Mr. Dundon was in China on assignment for Time when he took the job, …
From 2009 to 2014, Will Steacy photographed the Philadelphia Inquirer as it passed from one investor to another and slowly descended into bankruptcy. Deadline is the result of that effort: news stories, photographs, advertisements, a whole newspaper edition about the death of the newspaper, printed as the last run of the newspaper printer… It’s a masterwork.
Back in October, Alec Soth launched a Kickstarter to provide some funding for his Winnebago Workshops series of trips around the country to provide free workshops to young artists. One of the rewards was this book, Nineteen Teens, and after some hesitation, I jumped on it.
I only became aware of Joel Sternfeld’s American Prospects thanks to (I think) some offhand remark during one of the photo-related podcasts I listen to. I’m not entirely sure, though, and it could be one or another of the blogs I read. Anyway, whoever/whatever it was, thanks!
Unboxing CatLABS Papersafe, Issue 6 “Ninety Seconds.”
If you hurry, you might be able to still get your hands on this encyclopedic text for cheap… The Online Photographer scored some kind of a deal with the Nelson-Atkins Museum for his readers, and I picked up An American Century of Photography: From Dry-Plate to Digital: the Hallmark Photographic Collection for a song + …
As a bit of a point/counterpoint to Photography Is Magic, let’s take a look at Martin Dietrich & Marius Vieth‘s NEOPRIME: Fine Art Photography, issue 2.