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A. D. Coleman's blog on photography and related matters.

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Time Capsule 1971: Collier’s Encyclopedia Yearbook

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 03:45:28 +0000

[For several years in the early 1970s I wrote annual summaries of the preceding year’s notable events in the world of photography for Collier’s Encyclopedia Yearbook — as its name implies, an update of and supplement to that reference work. I took the assignment as an opportunity each year to create a time capsule of [...]

EFF Pixel-Recycling Program Begins

Sun, 01 Apr 2018 05:23:04 +0000

In an effort to reduce dramatically an unsightly and ecologically problematic abundance of unused pixels littering our nation's computer desktops and floating in cyberspace, the EFF Pixel-Recycling Program for 2018 will be rolled out this Sunday. Citizens are encouraged to bring or send their surplus pixels to designated locations for ecofriendly disposal/re-use. [...]

Guest Post 25: Harris Fogel on the Minor White Debate

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 03:45:41 +0000

What Coleman did for us, and certainly for myself as a future photo educator and curator, was to instruct us by example never to ignore the forces that propel the visibility and inclusion of certain photographers over others. [...]

Minor White: “Octave of Prayer” (3)

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 03:45:25 +0000

"Octave of Prayer" represents a man, once a respected and vital teacher and philosopher in photography, coming to believe his own legend and making himself into an institution. This auto-deification is a sad and dangerous turn of events. [...]