November 18, 2010 |
The Philadelphia Museum of Art has acquired more than 3,000 photographic images by the pioneering modernist Paul Strand, catapulting the museum into the front ranks of worldwide photography meccas, and creating the greatest single repository of Strand's work anywhere. The acquisition, made through gifts and a purchase agreement with the New York-based Aperture Foundation, is expected to be announced Thursday. "It's a landmark in terms of our holdings of photography," said Timothy Rub, museum director.
October 12, 2010
DEAR ABBY: You told "No Ink in Louisville" that her friend cared more about getting a tattoo than the feelings of the bride-to-be, and her "little sister" should have postponed getting one until after the wedding. I think "No Ink" was insensitive on several counts. If she truly loves her dear friend, why couldn't she simply accept her friend's wish to wear a tattoo at the wedding? Shouldn't the love and acceptance of her friend come first? We are talking about true friendship.
August 15, 2010
DogMeetsWorld.org has little to do with dogs and everything to do with making children happy around the world - through photography. What's not: The cost. Participants, who are provided with the stuffed dog, make a $30 donation and need to buy a portable printer. But it's free to go to the website and view the photos. - Jen Leo, Los Angeles Times
July 27, 2010
Nickname: Whit. Age: 42. Neighborhood: North Philly. Job: Photographer. Education: Bachelor's degree from DeVry Institute of Technology. Back in the day: "I was a corporate guy for 11 years. " If his life were a reality TV show, it would be called: "In Search of a Big Butt and a Smile. " Claim to fame: Being a beauty, fashion and music photographer. Gives back by: "Teaching young people photography. " Dream job: "Shooting Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista.
July 18, 2010 |
The mania for 3-D imagery could not be suppressed. Millions gobbled up the goods as quickly as the studios could churn them out, on both sides of the Atlantic. Three-dimensional images of fanciful fantasies competed with idyllic visions of faraway places. Sound familiar? But this was more than 150 years ago. In 1838, the year before Louis Daguerre and Henry Fox Talbot separately raced to announce discoveries in photography, Sir Charles Wheatstone developed drawings that laid the scientific foundations for 3-D imagery.
June 4, 2010 |
CAPE MAY POINT, N.J. - It is a storied place, one of prayer and providence. And when St. Mary-by-the-Sea, a religious retreat owned by the Philadelphia-based Sisters of St. Joseph, throws open its doors this weekend to the public, it will be among the few times it has welcomed nonreligious people into its sacred space during its 100-year history. Artists, poets, writers, and others can wander the muse they long admired from afar - the distinctive U-shaped, white-framed building, so long the sanctuary and solace for only those in religious life.
May 13, 2010 |
Despite the continuing agonies of war, deep corruption, and economic dislocation in Afghanistan, high school students there leaped at the opportunity to join with Philadelphia counterparts in an unusual photography project. The fruits of their collaboration - an effort to capture images of freedom, religious expression, protest, and other instances of public involvement in Kabul and Philadelphia - will open simultaneously Friday at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia and the National Museum of Afghanistan in Kabul.
April 18, 2010 |
When Steve and Ann Kravitz moved back to South Jersey from Pittsburgh after being away for 25 years, they were looking for more than a new address. They were looking for a total change in lifestyle. "We didn't need the big house or the big lawn anymore," Ann recalls. "When we left Cherry Hill for Pittsburgh and had two children, we tried to replicate our lives, even down to the neighborhood swim club. This time, it was different. We were empty-nesters, and we were looking for simplicity and convenience.
March 23, 2010 |
Tom Sharpless adjusted settings on his camera, raised it onto a surveyor's pole high above the pews of a Fairmount church, squeezed the remote shutter release, and then hauled the camera down. Sharpless did this numerous times, shooting at the same height within St. Francis Xavier Church - The Oratory while moving the angle little by little around the ornate nave until he had taken enough photos to stitch together two 360-degree panoramas. Think of Sharpless' work as the wide, wide, wide world of photography.