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Mariana Vieira photography Interference installation

Featured Artist with Mariana Vieira

Photographer Mariana Vieira takes on the emotional impact of the latest shift in American politics. Interference documents the first 100 days of the administration of the 45th President of the United States through the medium of a television screen. The significance of the first 100 days of a presidency is debated, but historically has been […]

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itty bitty pinhole 35mm film camera assembly

Load Up Your Itty-Bitty Pinhole Film Camera with 35mm Roll Film

Grab your favorite roll of 35mm film and follow these instructions to load up your Itty-Bitty Pinhole Film Camera. Add a New Roll of Film to Your Itty-Bitty Pinhole Film Camera Gather some clear tape, black tape and scissors. Spread everything out on a clean table top. Pull the matchbox tray out of the camera […]

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Photo History of female photographers

Photography Can’t Keep a Good Woman Down

Well, history’s done it again and ignored all the important women in photography, too. Just because someone voices her opinion and made one of the good ol’ boys mad, photographers like Imogen Cunningham and Margaret Bourke-White were left out of the clubs and history books. Thanks to the women who don’t give up, their work […]

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Johanna Mueller printmaking artist

Featured Artist with Johanna Mueller

Printmaker Johanna Mueller creates etchings that elegantly weave cross-culture folklore as embodied in animals and archetypes. As Johanna’s explains in her artist statement: Driven by concept, steeped in symbolism, my work delves into the shared histories of humans, as told by animals. Borrowing from Native American, Aboriginal, Hindu, Buddhist, Biblical and other ancient cultural traditions, […]

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photo history blog post about eddie adams

Photography, Technology, and Eddie Adams

After one afternoon of perusing blogs and social news feeds and sites like Buzzfeed and Photojojo, the cohorts here at Tilt Shift found a nice list of recommended movies for or those photographers who can’t get enough of lens on lens action. Two from the list stand out (of the 80% left still to watch): […]

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color photography photo history

Taking Color Photography to New (Conceptual) Levels

With color and ways to communicate with it, what’s left to look at? Is there more to discover with stark reality in color? With the technical bits ironed out, photographers go everywhere and look at everything. Artists begin to use color photography to critique the fabric of society. Influenced by postmodernism and a lack of […]

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We Got the Picture, Now Where’s the Color?

Color, though we live in a saturated world, was problematic in photography for a long time. Scientists understood the physics of light and its properties, but they had yet to understand how color is perceived in the human eye. Then, technicians had to find the right material that could cater to the right properties for […]

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Photo history blog about Photojournalism

From Wars Abroad to War in the Streets, Photographers Decide When to Freeze the Action

Can someone say insta-a-a-aaa-a-matic??? Here come the days where cameras fit in the palm of your hand and film speeds stop motion even while you’re still moving. Visual athletes define photography in a fast-paced world. From wars far from home to war in our own streets, photographers freeze the whole story, leaving just enough to […]

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Photo history blog post about Get Surreal! Modernist Photography in Europe Breaks All The Rules

Get Surreal! Modernist Photography in Europe Breaks All The Rules

Running around in France with artists such as Salvador Dali and Henri Magritte, European photographers take to modernism with flair. Instead of glorifying form and function as the Americans do, photographers such as Man Ray, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, and Claude Cahun make fun of it all and spark Surrealist and Dada movements in photography. Instead of […]

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Natural curiosity with photography

Combing through our reading list for what’s current in photography, a gem found on Camera Positions produced by Jeff Curto, a recorded presentation* titled “The Camera and The Catheral”, caught our attention and fired up our imaginations. The lecture reviews the history of nature photography and its influences on the way we perceive and interact […]

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