Hanukkah, Christmas Trees, Scandal at the Smithsonian: Daily Photo Feed 12/1
Posted by David Ozanich — 1 Dec 2010
- 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.