Best of the ‘Net: Social Media Roundup for week ending 2/7


Culled from the ASMPNY Facebook page, this week’s “Best of the Net” features conversations with a curator and photo editor, some inspiration from the past, and more photo deadlines. Enjoy!

Autochrome images from 1900s

All images shown were taken with “Autochrome” technology by the Lumière Brothers. It was in 1903 that Auguste and Louis Lumière invented and patenting the color photography process: the Autochrome plate, which allows a color from tiny potato starch grains.


Inspiration from the past

A look at how photographer Michael Paul Smith creates detailed historical photos. Via PetaPixel

copyright Michael Paul Smith
copyright Michael Paul Smith

SVA Lecture by Kira Pollack

This Tuesday, 2/10, SVA hosts a lecture by Kira Pollack -Director of Photography at TIME Magazine- at the i3 Lecture Series.


Upcoming Photo Deadlines

Deadline 2/19 for CENTER’s Project Development grant:

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Deadline 2/24 for PDN Photo

Jason Gardner tells stories, using the framework of Visual Anthropology. He recently published A Flower in the Mouth, a book of photography and writing about the culture, music and rituals of Carnaval in Pernambuco, Brazil. Lincoln Center hosted an exhibition of his work as part of the Out of Doors Festival in July 2013. He is a board member, NY Chapter, of The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), and co-founder of creative networking community Toasted Almonds.

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