Top Pro Shooters Offer Online Tips
World renowned professional photographers are adding their photographic know-how to the PhotoImaging Information Council's website, TakeGreatPictures.com. Wedding photojournalist pioneer Denis Reggie, sports photographer George Kalinsky, and travel photographer Steve McCurry are some of the top pros offering advice on the free site. Tips presented by the pros include everything from how to take great portraits of total strangers to photographing celebrities with their pets. In addition celebrity photo enthusiasts, including Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Tyra Banks, present their photos and offer advice on the site. Visit www.TakeGreatPictures.com.
Photographs & Autographs at Auction
Along with scores of rare photographs, a collection of famous autographs by legendary photojournalist Alfred Eisenstaedt will be up for sale at an auction of Autographs, Photographs and Theatrical Memorabilia at Doyle New York on November 7, 2001. The autographs, more than 700 signatures procured by one of the 20th Century's most distinguished photographers, are expected to be the highlight of the auction. Eisenstaedt, acclaimed as the father of photojournalism, is best known for his work in Life magazine, including his famous image of a nurse and sailor exchanging a kiss in Times Square on V-J Day. Many of Eisenstaedt's subjects were the most influential people of the 20th century, including politicians, royalty, writers, composers, artists, and movie stars. He asked each of his sitters to sign his autograph album. Most responded with personal inscriptions, notes of appreciation, anecdotes, poems, and even drawings. Some signings of note include Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando, a poem by Shirley Temple, two autographs and a note by John F. Kennedy, an autograph by Pablo Picasso and a small sketch of a dog by Norman Rockwell. For more information, visit www.doylenewyork.com.
Douglas Kirkland on the deck of the Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson. Kirkland Takes Mamiya On Board Navy Carrier
Photographer Douglas Kirkland recently took his trusty Mamiya 645AF on board the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson to shoot stills for the upcoming Twentieth Century Fox film Behind Enemy Lines.
According to Kirkland, the Mamiya 645AF was "the logical choice."
"All of the scenes which I would be working on were being filmed in the Pacific on the USS Carl Vinson. This was no movie set," Kirkland said.
"While the carrier itself is enormous, carrying a crew of as many as 5,000, the film company's allotment of space was quite limited because standard operations were underway."
Although Twentieth Century Fox had originally requested 6X7 transparencies, Kirkland convinced them that 645 transparencies would work just as well and that the smaller format would give him more freedom to move about the deck.
"The 645AF worked out fantastically," he noted. "Using its rapid and accurate autofocus system plus the new zoom lenses and a wide angle, it was easy and fast to move around freely and be assured that I had full coverage."
Images of a Lonely Planet
Fuji Photo Film U.S.A, Inc. recently announced the official opening of its expanded facility in Hanover Park, Illinois. The facility serves as Fuji Photo Film's new Midwest Region Office and Distribution Center, as well as the national headquarters of its Graphic Systems Division. Stanley Freimuth, Fuji Photo Film U.S.A.'s executive vice president and chief operating officer (second from left), cuts the ribbon as (l.-r.) Irwin A. Bock, president of the Village of Hanover Park; and Fuji Photo Film U.S.A.'s Nancy Juenemann, Daniel Maffeo, and Joseph Convery, look on.
Delmaet & Durandelle, Iron Girders of Stage Flytower
Courtesy: George Eastman House Opera & Greed On View at ICP
The International Center of Photography is featuring two intriguing new shows this fall, The Construction of the Paris Opera: Photographs of Delmaet & Durandelle and Greed and Other Recent Acquisitions. The Construction of the Paris Opera is the second installment of New Histories of Photography, the collaborative series of exhibitions organized jointly by the ICP and the George Eastman House. The show presents selections from an early landmark of documentary photography: the stunning visual record of the construction of the Paris Opera carried out by the firm Delmaet & Durandelle between 1864 and 1869. Greed and Other Recent Acquisitions showcases recently acquired images, including works by Edward Steichen, Carrie Mae Weems, and Gustav Klutsis. The two shows, along with the exhibition Helmut Newton: Work, run through December 30, 2001.
For more info, log on to www.icp.org.
World's Fair, New York City, 1964. Garry Winogrand Show at CCP
A comprehensive two-part exhibition of the work of acclaimed American "street" photographer Garry Winogrand (1928-1984) will be on view at the Center for Creative Photography in Arizona this fall. The show, entitled The Garry Winogrand Game of Photography, features more than 300 prints, many of them unknown, culled from CCP's extensive Garry Winogrand Archive, presenting a long-overdue reexamination of one of photography's most obsessive and legendary imagemakers. Winogrand's influential street photography, often of his native New York City, brought a new visual order to the chaos of modern street life and contemporary American culture.
The Garry Winogrand Game of Photography, Part I: The Known is on view through November 9, 2001. A national symposium will take place November 8-11, with presentations by noted critics and scholars. During that weekend, the exhibitions will change, and Part II: The New will be on display through January 6, 2002. The CCP is located on the campus of the University of Arizona.
For more information, visit www.creativephotography.org.
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