This new series of blog posts will recap my week of photo tweets, @jasonmachinski. The blog posts will delve deeper into the tweets offering other insights, factoids and perspectives. The weekly recap will be posted here every Friday at 2 PM, looking forward to sharing the fascinating world of photography with you.
Sunday - #photogbirthdays
March 11, 2018
Happy birthday #DavidLaChapelle disciple of #AndyWarhol, color scheme addict and photo purveyor of pop culture. Your carefully crafted colorful compositions have constantly inspired me and my students. It is a gift that keeps on giving, thanks!!
- LaChapelle took one of the last images of Andy Warhol.
- LaChapelle also got his big break working for Interview magazine, co-founded by Warhol in 1969. The magazine was co-founded by John Wilcock who was also a co-founder of the Village Voice in #NewYork.
Monday - #photoread
March 12, 2018
Oliver Clasper’s series The Spaces We Inherit revisits the places of lynchings, a powerful series and a moving #photoread. Not only does he revisit these places he photographs and interviews those that work or live at the locations or in the neighborhood.
- Clasper is also a #photogtofollow check out his bio, he has worked for Human Rights Watch and his writing and images have been published in several magazines.
- Here is a very chilling interactive map of lynchings in the United States from 1835-1965 from MonroeWorkToday.org. This site is about the life and work of Monroe Work who worked at the Tuskegee Institute doing research into lynching and African American achievements.
- The last recorded lynching in the United States was in 1981, the murder of Michael Donald in Alabama.
Tuesday - #photohistory
March 13, 2018
We have such a rich #photohistory in Canada, a great resource to explore Notman Photo Archives @MuseeMcCord #Montreal. This photo collection was started by our first internationally renowned photog William Notman, thanks Willie & Happy Belated B-Day Mar 8! ow.ly/mD7Z30iUrHJ
- Notman was considered Canada’s first internationally renowned photographer because he was awarded the title of “Photographer To The Queen”, by Queen Victoria.
- Queen Victoria began her reign in 1837, two years later Photography was “invented” on January 7, 1839. Making Victoria the first English Monarch to get her photograph taken.
Wednesday - #photographyquote
March 14, 2018
There are some amazing photographers, images, advice and #photoquote in the latest issue of @pdnonline, 30 Emerging Photographers to watch. Love this quote by Gabriella Demczuk and her work. gabriellademczuk.com
- PDN, Photo District News got its name from the Flatiron District neighbourhood in #NewYorkCity where many photo businesses were located.
- The magazine started in 1980, the year the first CCD colour video camera was produced the SONY XC-1, a precursor to the DSLR.
Thursday - #favphoto
March 15, 2018
Dulce Pinzón’s series The Real Story of Superheroes, photos of immigrant workers in #NYC working low paying jobs to support families in other countries. #favphoto Juventino Rosas from Mexico as #Aquaman he sends $400 home a week to support his family. dulcepinzon.com
- There are 145 Latino Superheros in the Marvel Universe and 73 Latino Superheros In the DC Universe.
- It is estimated that there is about 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States, here is an interesting read from the New York Times.
Friday - #photogtofollow
March 16, 2018
#photogtofollow Barbara Davidson @photospice her series Caught in the Crossfire is a very moving project on gang warfare in America. This #Montreal native is a winner of three Pulitzer Prizes, an Emmy, several other photo awards & worked for the@latimes
- I first heard of Davidson through the series she did of Montreal Foreign Born Taxi Drivers. It is a study of culture and race in the microcosm of a cab.
- She has also shot the first photo series and exhibition with a car, a Volvo.
If you want quicker daily doses of photography; thought-provoking photo reads, inspiring photo quotes, bite-sized photo factoids, contemporary photogs to follow and local photo & art events check out my Twitter page daily: @jasonmachinski. It is an extension of the History of Photography and Visual Perception & Design courses I teach at Algonquin College. Delving deeper into the contemporary world of photography and art, something I am deeply passionate about learning, teaching, and sharing.
This curated twitter feed is posted to daily at 11 AM, looking forward to sharing and discussing the amazing world of photography with you, let’s talk share your thoughts below.