Interesting write-up from mutantspace. Got me thinking about many things. Honestly, I wince when seeing my photographs described as ‘grim’ – but from an objective stance I can just about understand Article here:
Nice little feature/interview on Turkish E-Magazine Fotoritim. It is in both Turkish and English.
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The weather is horrible but I’m off out for some photo therapy. Cheers!
Thanks to Michael who is compiling a cool new website.
Click here to be taken to the interview.
Japan Camera Hunter is a cool website. When I found they were looking for some new articles, I decided to tie my brain down and empty it of some of those wandering thoughts that float without reason.
You can see the article here:
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“An uproar occurred in 1863, following the rejection by the Salon Jury of an unusually high number (3,000) of submitted paintings, including Dejeuner sur L’Herbe (1863) by Edouard Manet, and works by Whistler, Cezanne, and Camille Pissarro. To pacify the critics and “to let the public judge the legitimacy of these complaints”, the French Emperor Napoleon III ordered that painters whose works had been rejected by the Salon Jury could exhibit their works in a show adjacent to the Salon. The show became known as the Salon des Refuses (exhibition of rejects), a name subsequently applied to any exhibition of artworks rejected by the jury of the official Paris Salon, notably shows in in 1874, 1875, and 1886. Although in 1863 the rejected works were subjected to greater criticism by the art critics, the very existence of this ‘alternative’ exhibition undermined the exclusivity of the official Salon. Henceforth, artists began organizing their own shows (notably the Impressionists in the 1870s and 1880s), and many art historians date the beginning of Modern Art to the first Salon des Refuses.”