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Vintage: historic photos of Peking, China (1920s)

Vintage: historic photos of Peking, China (1920s)

An older English spelling, Peking, is the Postal Map Romanization of the same two characters as they are pronounced in Chinese dialects spoken in the southern port towns first visited by European traders and missionaries. Those dialects preserve the Middle Chinese pronunciation of 京 as kjaeng, prior to a phonetic shift in the northern dialects to the modern pronunciation.
Biography: Nude/Fetish photographer Elmer Batters

Biography: Nude/Fetish photographer Elmer Batters

Elmer Batters (November 24, 1919 – June 25, 1997) was a pioneer fetish photographer who specialized in capturing artful images of women with an emphasis on stockings, legs, and feet: ahead of his time in popularizing foot fetishism imagery as erotic entertainment. Batters started out publishing his photographs himself, and since the early 1960s his work was featured in magazines…
Tomasz Gudzowaty: Monsters of the Deep

Tomasz Gudzowaty: Monsters of the Deep

The southern elephant seal is the largest carnivore living today. The seal gets its name from its giant size and the large proboscis of the adult males, resembling an elephant’s trunk. According to an 18th-century description, the “Monsters of the Deep” make “dreadful Howlings and Voices which seem too terrible for Human Ears”. Indeed, they can be extremely noisy and…
Interview with Black and White photographer Spiros Zervoudakis

Interview with Black and White photographer Spiros Zervoudakis

Spiros Zervoudakis was born in Athens . He studied Mathematics in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki , continued with Post Graduate studies (Msc) in Applied Mathematics in the Technical University of Crete and Philosophy of Mathematics in National University of Athens. His occupation with photography started when he attended classes on Photography in the Photographic Group of the Aristotle University…
Outstanding Gallery of B&W Wildlife Photos from Monochrome Awards

Outstanding Gallery of B&W Wildlife Photos from Monochrome Awards

Winning images of the 2014 Monochrome Awards were selected by panel of international judges, including: Ted Preuss, David Fokos, Roman Loranc, David Johndrow, Stefano Brunesci, Tomasz Lazar, Dominique Bollinger, Andre Brito, Giacomo Brunelli and Martin Stavars. Take a closer look at our selection of outstanding b&w wildlife photos from entries awarded in Monochrome Awards 2014. Official competition website: www.monoawards.com Official contest website: www.monoawards.com
The Boston Molasses Disaster of 1919

The Boston Molasses Disaster of 1919

The Boston Molasses Disaster occurred on January 15, 1919, in the North End neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, in the United States. A large molasses storage tank burst, and a wave of molasses rushed through the streets at an estimated 35 mph (56 km/h), killing 21 and injuring 150. The event has entered local folklore, and for decades afterward, residents claimed…
Bill Perlmutter: Europe in the Fifties. Through a Soldier’s Lens

Bill Perlmutter: Europe in the Fifties. Through a Soldier’s Lens

Beginning in 1954, on assignment for the US Army, Perlmutter traveled through Europe. “Europe in the Fifties. Through a Soldier’s Lens” shows a selection of his images taken in Germany, France, Italy, Portugal and Spain. The 82-year old’s work is a historical treasure that will be presented for the first time in Berlin. The photographer’s view of war-torn Europe is…
Interview with Nude photographer Radoslaw Pujan

Interview with Nude photographer Radoslaw Pujan

How and when did you become interested in photography? It was about 10 years ago when I started taking pictures. At the beginning it was only holiday photos, later landscapes and portraits of my friends. I felt there was always something missing in my photography. I had an impression that the images I have created already existed. They looked like…
Cats and Dogs Dressed as People (1910s)

Cats and Dogs Dressed as People (1910s)

Harry Whittier Frees (1879–1953) was an American photographer who created novelty postcards and children’s books based on his photographs of live, posed animals. He dressed the animals and posed them in human situations with props, often with captions; these can be seen as progenitors of modern lolcats.
August Sander – A view of the collection: Westerwald. Portraits and Landscapes

August Sander – A view of the collection: Westerwald. Portraits and Landscapes

Soon after August Sander (1876-1964) set up his studio in Cologne-Lindenthal in 1910, he found himself drawn again and again to the nearby Westerwald region. Sander photographed many families there over four decades, producing remarkable group and individual portraits as well as characteristic views of the landscape. The works on view in the exhibition convey an impression of this special…
Interview with Large Format / Collodion photographer Jim Sincock

Interview with Large Format / Collodion photographer Jim Sincock

Wisconsin fine art photographer Jim Sincock, focuses on large format black and white landscape and fine art still life photography. In his processes he uses traditional film, silver gelatin dry plate (glass negatives) wet plate collodion (aka tintype), digital, and photo encaustic. With his landscape photography, he seeks to provide intimate views of wild and natural places in the American…
Biography: Robert Frank

Biography: Robert Frank

Robert Frank (born November 9, 1924) is an American photographer. His most notable work, the 1958 book titled The Americans, was influential, and earned Frank comparisons to a modern-day de Tocqueville for his fresh and nuanced outsider’s view of American society. Frank later expanded into film and video and experimented with manipulating photographs and photomontage. Born in Switzerland, Frank grew…
Susan Burnstine: Within Shadows

Susan Burnstine: Within Shadows

Susan Burnstine’s Within Shadows is a subtle, indelibly memorable photographic exploration of the fleeting moments between dreaming and waking—the blurred seconds in which imagination and reality collide. Burnstine is one of the few photographers today avidly pursuing alternative analogue processes to create an idiosyncratic and deeply personal visual landscape. As a child, she suffered vivid nightmares that stayed with her…
Interview with Architecture photographer Frank Machalowski

Interview with Architecture photographer Frank Machalowski

My name is Frank Machalowski, I was born in Berlin, Germany. I live and work here. After studying economy in Berlin I worked for 14 years as a business consultant, almost 3 years ago I started my own business as a freelance photographer and artist. How and when did you become interested in photography? When I was a little child,…
Elliott Erwitt: Retrospective

Elliott Erwitt: Retrospective

Elliott Erwitt has been taking pictures since the late forties. This exhibition is a unique and comprehensive survey of his work. Erwitt’s unmistakeable, often witty, style gives us a snapshot of the strange and the mundane over a period of more than half a century, through the lens of one of the era’s finest image-makers. Elliott Erwitt Retrospective Apr 18…
Nicholas Nixon: THE BROWN SISTERS. 40 YEARS

Nicholas Nixon: THE BROWN SISTERS. 40 YEARS

Every year since 1975, American photographer Nicholas Nixon (b. 1947) has taken a portrait of his wife Bebe and her three sisters. The requirements for this unusual, long-term artistic project are extremely simple: The four women reunite for a group portrait, with the only constants being the order in which they appear left to right and the size of the…
Tomasz Lazar: Children of Siberia

Tomasz Lazar: Children of Siberia

“An ocean of extermination and inhuman life. To escape out of this whirlpool, the abbys of memories”; On 10th February 1940 repressions by the USSR were undertaken on Polish lands against Poles and Polish citizens. They were a consequence of military aggression and the agreement on borders and German-Soviet friendship of September 1939. Inhabitants of the Polish State were subjected…