Your Daily Photo Feed
Posted by David Ozanich — 22 Oct 2010
- Now that summer is at best a fond memory here on the East Coast of the United States, these vintage-style surfer pictures seem like the perfect salve. “Joni Sternbach, uses 19th century’s techniques, such as wet plate Collodion process (tintype, ambrotrype, negative) to make this series of portraits of Contemporary surfers.”
- The Age reports on Facebook censorship over photos deemed unsuitable for children: “An Australian photographer whose pictures of breastfeeding women have been banned from Facebook says the social networking site is wrong to appoint itself arbiter of what constitutes art.”
- More news from Down Under: “‘Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer's Life 1990-2005,’ at the [Museum of Contemporary Art] from November 19, will feature Leibovitz's celebrity portraits with photographs of her family and close friends. The MCA hopes Leibovitz will come to Sydney for the show. Leibovitz, who was struggling to repay $US24 million of debt last year, will receive a fee for the exhibition.”
- Yesterday we talked about those oh-so-scandalous “Glee” photos. NPR weighs in with a thoughtful take:
...the GQ pictorial is nevertheless a disheartening, depressing development that deserves to be roundly and loudly condemned.
It's not because the photos are designed to be sexy and there's something wrong with sexy photos — it's GQ, for crying out loud. Half-naked women are nothing new, and all you have to do is look at a selection of covers to see that much. If Rihanna wants to pose topless and people want to buy pictures of her posing topless, that's really her business and theirs.
But not all sexualized photos are created equal, and these, indeed, are in particularly and specifically poor taste.
- And finally, a little Rainbow Timelapse for your Friday: