The 1619 Project is a major initiative from The New York Times led by Nikole Hannah-Jones, observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are. Read interactive version online or you can download a pdf of the entire August 18 New York Times Magazine here: https://pulitzercenter.org/sites/default/files/full_issue_of_the_1619_project.pdf
Too often as we put our blogs together we think about what we like personally but don’t really give a lot of thought to how others may view the same pages. In the end, the goal is to have others to be able to read our blogs and enjoy them, but are we making small mistakes that could be making it difficult for others to enjoy our blogs? Here are a few thoughts from some of our bloggers on things that often make it difficult for them to access blogs and websites.
I will be adding underlines to my links.
“A book in an object, and its very properties cannot be approached without considering its content.”
The Forms and Functions of Photobooks (1)
from Joerg Colberg’s online photography magazine, featuring photographer profiles, interviews, articles, and book reviews.
This is How a Camera Adds 10 Pounds via Petapixel
Striking example of how lenses and focal length affect what we see. Notice how head and nose change shape.
Searching with regular sentences will only get you so far – if you need to find something a bit tricky turn to these advanced yet simple methods. (link to article)
” ” * many things I did not know.
3 great online resources.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation: (EFF) Surveillance Self Defense Guide
The Integrity of the Image report from World Press Photo: Current practices and accepted standards internationally, when it comes to the manipulation of still images in photojournalism.
Storify piece by David Campbell on responses to the rejection of 20% of the entries for World Press Photo Competition for the over manipulation of the image: What are World Press Photo’s rules and standards on manipulation?
College Art Association (CAA) has published Copyright, Permissions and Fair Use among Visual Artists and the Academic and Museum Visual Arts Communities: An Issues Report
Link to the sites for more information and FREE downloads. Thank you to all 3 organizations for this service to the field.
One of my clear memories of college is when Robert Heinecken loaned me his copy of The Americans. I took it home, sat down, looked at it page by page, amazed. It changed my understanding of the power of photography. I then got in my car and went to a bookstore to buy my own copy. Don’t think the intimacy of being introduced to someone’s work on the Internet is quite the same. One of my most treasured books.
Robert Frank turned 90 on Sunday. So glad to have come across this article in the Guardian.
Robert Frank at 90: the photographer who revealed America won’t look back
It’s that time of the semester to work on artist statements.
An artist statement is a general introduction of your work as an artist. It is the what, how, and why of your work, from your own perspective.
- Tips from artstudy.org
- Artist Statement Guide from School of the Art Institute of Chicago
- In Defense of the Artist Statement (Hyperallergic)
- For Fun: ARTIST STATEMENT GENERATOR 2000 by Nick Fortunato
Welcome the Internet Archive to The Commons from the Flickr Blog.
The Internet Archive is best known for its historical library of the web, preserving more than 400 billion web pages dating back to 1996. Yet, its 19 petabytes include more than 600 million pages of digitized texts dating back more than 500 years. What would it look like if those 600 million pages could be “read” completely differently? What if every illustration, drawing, chart, map, or photograph became an entry point, allowing one to navigate the world’s books not as paragraphs of text, but as a visual tapestry of our lives? How would we learn and explore knowledge differently? Those were the questions that launched a project to catalog the imagery of half a millennium of books. [read more]
Hyperallergic blog has a great story about this as well.