"True Grit", Vivian Maier, Laurel Nakadate, Beards: Photo Feed 1/24

Posted by David Ozanich — 24 Jan 2011


  • Hey "True Grit" fans: Hoping to boost the western's Oscar mojo, Paramount Pictures has released a free iPad app with behind-the-scenes photos taken by the film's star Jeff Bridges, a noted photographer in his own right. From The Envelope:

    The app isn't really featuring anything that we haven't seen elsewhere. Bridges' photos can be found in a book that's been compiled for the film and have been used in various magazines profiling the movie. Still, the photos are quite beautiful and the look behind the scenes is great, especially from Bridges' point of view. I just love that the guy knows all his crew members and captures some great candid moments between his costars.
  • Everyone keeps talking about Vivian Maier, the Chicago nanny being hailed as one of the great street photographers of the 20th Century whose work remained unseen until it was discovered by 26 year-old John Maloof in 2007. The BBC examines the story which includes an on-air interview with Maloof.
  • The New York Times talks with artist and photographer Laurel Nakadate about her new show at MoMA's PS1.

    She spent the next four years shadowing students at Wellesley and other nearby women's colleges, interviewing them and documenting their lives in photographs.

    "It taught me a lot about what it means to make pictures," she said. "And it taught me to be brave and go and talk to people you wouldn't normally talk to and work your way into situations so that you can make the photograph."

    See a gallery of her work here. Below, an image from "365 Days: A Catalogue of Tears."

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  • We spoke of Milton Rogovin last week after his passing at 101. Over the weekend, NPR had a remembrance:

    Over the decades, his photographs began to appear in galleries and museums. With increasing recognition, he traveled to take photos in Appalachia and Latin America. He always shot black and white film, with an old Rolleiflex camera: it seemed to suspend his portraits in a kind of timelessness.
  • For lovers of America's capitol, DCist announced the winners of its DCist Exposed Photography Show.
  • Finally, for Monday Fun Day, here's "365 Days of Beard" (not tears!) via Towleroad:

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