Hanukkah, Christmas Trees, Scandal at the Smithsonian: Daily Photo Feed 12/1

Posted by David Ozanich — 1 Dec 2010

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  • The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree was lit last night in Midtown Manhattan. A photo slideshow from the Daily News.

  • The BBC World Service tracks down San Francisco Museum of Modern Art curator Corey Keller to chat about the traveling Henri Cartier-Bresson show currently on view at that museum. They say the show reveals Cartier-Bresson as "one of the great portraitists of the 20th century and one of its keenest observers of the global theater of human affairs."

  • That well-reviewed show "Hide/Seek" at the Smithsonian, the first major retrospective of gay and lesbian portraiture, is predictably ruffling feathers. The Catholic League, along with other conservatives, has demanded the removal of a piece they find offensive for being "anti-Christian." And the Smithsonian has complied! Sigh. More on the art world scandal that's shaking up the internet today from the Washington Post.

  • Art Basel Miami officially kicks off today when VIPs get a preview of what's on view. The Arts Beat blog has a report on all the fancy parties you didn't get invited to yesterday.

  • "How You Can Make Time Lapse Videos With Your DSLR" via Gizmodo.

  • Think you look better in a mirror than in a photograph? The Guardian has the answer for you in their Notes and Queries column.

  • The New York Times' Gadgetwise blog has advice on using Mac's PhotoBooth application.

  • MSNBC's Photoblog just posted this picture by Johannes Eisele of rabbis setting up a menorah at the Bradenburg Gate in Berlin on this, the first day of Hanukkah.

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