Unseen Ansel Adams, Gordon & Toni Parks, Hasselblad Competition: Photo Feed 2/4

Posted by David Ozanich — 4 Feb 2011


  • Rare and "virtually unknown" Ansel Adams prints were on view in Southern California. They came from the archives of the Chadwick School in Palos Verdes which hired Adams in 1941 to shoot photos for their catalogue. More from the Los Angeles Times.

  • Hasselblad has announced the 110 masters finalists in eleven categories including portraits, wildlife, architecture and fashion. "It's more difficult than ever before for even the finest photographers to qualify as finalists," reports Christian Nørgaard, Photographer Relations Manager for Hasselblad, "and even more challenging to choose 110 finalists from among such exceptional work." The public is encouraged to weigh in and vote.

  • The work of a family of photographers is on view in "Bridging the Gap: Photography by Gordon Parks and Toni Parks" at the Castle Gallery in New Rochelle, NY. The NY Times heads upstate to see what's going on:

    In Gordon Parks's 1942 photograph "American Gothic -- Washington, D.C.," a grim-faced cleaning woman in a well-worn polka-dot dress stands against the backdrop of an American flag. With a broom in one hand and a mop beside her, she stares directly at the camera.

    In "Twins," shot 46 years later by Mr. Parks's daughter, Toni Parks, two equally unsmiling young girls wear frilly headdresses and festive tops. They, too, gaze straight into the lens.

    These images and more are currently on view in "Bridging the Gap: Photography by Gordon Parks and Toni Parks," at the Castle Gallery at the College of New Rochelle. Curated by Katrina Rhein, the gallery's director, the show is the first two-person exhibition featuring the father-daughter pair. It presents nearly 70 pieces from the college's collection, including photographs spanning seven decades and an assortment of books and videos by and about the artists.

    Both images are below.

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  • Pictures from the set of the new Spiderman movie have been leaked.

  • New York Magazine selects January's Best Entertainment Photography.

    January was a huge month for celebrity photography in glossy magazines, in that they found so many different subsets of the traditional sexy star shoot. For instance, there was Ryan Gosling and his sexy shadow in GQ, Matthew Morrison and his sexy surfing in Details, Julianna Margulies and her sexy stockings in Harper's Bazaar, and Johnny Depp in Vanity Fair, just plain being sexy, although in his own proprietary way.

    I'm rather fond of this Jodie Foster shot from Esquire.


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