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November 2, 2012

The Vermont Center for Photography
Friday, Nov. 2, 5:30-8:30, 49 Flat St., Brattleboro

The Gate of Hell, Turkmenistan, 2011, Frank Ward

Above is a picture of Vivian and a friend from the US Embassy in the desert looking at a Soviet mining accident from the early 1970s.

This week, all hell broke loose in New Jersey, New York and elsewhere in the devastating wake of Superstorm Sandy. Time Magazine called on 5 photographers to use Instagram to document the storm and its aftermath.

Time Magazine’s photo editor Kira Pollack says that using Instagram was an experiment born out of necessity. Read the Forbes article here.

Today from Time’s LightBox comes a portfolio and short interview with Joel Meyerowitz. I first fell under the spell of his 8X10 view camera work from Cape Cod. He is best known for his work at “Ground Zero”. Some of both portfolios are in this slideshow.

Meyerowitz says, ā€œIā€™m really out there to feel what it feels like to be alive and conscious in that moment. In a sense, the record of my photographs is a record of moments of consciousness and awareness that have come to me in my life.ā€ Read more: http://lightbox.time.com/2012/11/02/joel-meyerowitz-taking-his-time/#ixzz2B5ONfwJW.

I second Meyeowitz’s quote. The camera keeps me aware. Carrying a camera helps to wake me up. I hope my students figure that out.

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