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Posted by David Ozanich — 17 Sep 2010
- “Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century” closes at the Art Institute of Chicago on October 3rd, but don’t be dismayed, as it is just hitchin’ a ride west to the City by the Bay where it will open October 30th at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
This major retrospective, the first in the United States in three decades, offers a fresh look at Cartier-Bresson's entire career. It reveals him as one of the great portraitists of the 20th century and one of its keenest observers of the global theater of human affairs.
After its stop on the West Coast, the (quite popular!) show heads to Atlanta’s High Museum starting in February. Interestingly, October 30th is also the opening of another photo show at SFMoMA “Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance, and the Camera” which is currently on view at the Tate Modern (and about which I posted earlier this week).
- Shutterbug Magazine and Crown Amphoto Books are offering a Nature Photo contest open to all. Here’s the (rather vague) description of what they’re looking for:
Yes, photographs can serve as a document of a moment in time and these become treasured personal images that will hold meaning for generations to come . Yet, there are many photographs that are universal in their appeal, that speak to everyone in a language that all can understand, regardless of social, political or religious views.
The deadline is September 30th. Rules here.
- If the above contest sounds appealing, you might be able to pick up some tips from nature photographer George Lepps who talks about his process and offers some technical tips for capturing wildlife on film.
With all the technical and creative power offered by today’s digital cameras, image-stabilized lenses, and capture and composite techniques, I have a renewed urgency to document the wildlife I love, and I hope that talented younger photographers will find the impetus, inspiration and resources to do the same.
You can read more on his blog at Outdoor Photographer or in his new book “Wildlife Photography: Stories From The Field”.