Marlon Brando, Patti Smith, Apartheid: Daily Photo Feed 11/18

Posted by David Ozanich — 18 Nov 2010

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  • I've mentioned the new Leo Fuchs book"Special Photographer from the Golden Age of Hollywood" in this space before, but Gawker has put together an excellent collection of his photographs from the just-released book that is well worth a look for cinema fans. That's "Bedtime Story" with Marlon Brando and a seagull above.

  • Rocker Patti Smith won the National Book Award for nonfiction last night for her book "Just Kids" which chronicles her long relationship with the photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.

  • Did anyone wake up early (or stay up late) to see the Leonid meteor shower this morning?

  • The cool photo below by Iain Weir, titled "The Henley Swim," won Hitachi's Driven Creativity Competition.
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  • The New York Times has a fascinating story today about the exiled South African photographer Ernest Cole whose black and white photos depicting the effects of apartheid were banned in his homeland.

    Mr. Cole is at last having another kind of homecoming. The largest retrospective of his work ever mounted is now on display at the Johannesburg Art Gallery, built in the neo-Classical style almost a century ago in an era when South Africa's great mining fortunes were being made on the backs of black labor. It is a collection of images that still possesses the power to shock and anger.

    His photo "School Class" is below and lots more can be found here.


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