We were talking about Roger Ballen in seminar recently...for some reason I was watching Die Antwoord videos (here's a good example, if you haven't heard them) and just found this one, directed by Roger Ballen. It's called I FINK U FREEKY. Definitely worth a watch.
Erasing ‘The Americans’By STACEY BAKERMishka Henner, an artist who lives in Manchester, England, recently self-published “Less Américains.” The book consists of photographs from Robert Frank’s book “The Americans” that Henner has transformed by erasing parts of the original images. We spoke last week about what is likely to be a controversial project.
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Ahorn Magazine just released their eighth issue, featuring an essay and new work from Justine Kurland. Here are some photos.
Read the essay here.
Issue 8 also features some awesome work from Irina Rozovsky, Gregory Halpern, Pujan Shakupa, and Yaakov Israel. There are also interviews with Brian Ulrich (one of my favorites), Judith Ross, Sheron Rupp, and a few others.
Yesterday Kodak announced they are going to phase out their digital cameras, pocket video cameras, and digital picture frames. They also mentioned that they would be continuing to invest in film production, which is great news for us! Here's the BJP article.
Kodak filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy today. While it doesn't mean they will go under, it's certainly a possibility. There's also a good chance that the film division will be passed on to another company who might do a better job...or on the other hand, they might just stop making film. Who knows.
Here's an interesting article about how Fuji prepared for the digital landscape twenty years ago, while Kodak spent its money paying out its shareholders.