Happy Birthday America
The 4th of July celebration in Washington DC, July 4th, 2007
(Carol M. Highsmith’s America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division)
Photo of the Day: July 6th, 2012
Brides speak to their grooms during a mass wedding ceremony in Amman, Jordan. An Islamic charity organized a mass wedding for 46 Jordanian and Syrian couples who are unable to afford expensive ceremonies.
Ali Jarekji / Reuters
Cortona on the Move
From July 18 – September 30, the Tuscan city of Cortona will host a photo festival centered on The Journey. Quoting Voltaire in the press release,
The journey of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.
Featuring workshops, portfolio reviews, and dozens of exhibitions, Cortona aims to be the summer’s world capital of photography.
Above is a selection of work from participating photographers:
Vincent Fournier, Space Project.
Carlo Bevilacqua, Into the Silence.
Brian Finke, Flight Attendants.
Giulio Di Sturco, Aerotropolis.
Anoek Steketee, Dream City.
Massimo Siragusa, Teatro D’Italia.
Jon Lowenstein, Aftershock Haiti.
Chris Churchill, American Faith.
Alessandro Grassani, Environmental Migrants.
Kitra Cahana, Nomadia.
For more information, visit CortonaOnTheMove.com.
“What makes a good photograph?” This question is the heart of the FOTO8 Summershow, London’s largest annual photo exhibition. Now in its fifth year, 159 works from photographers from around the world are presented in a bold floor to ceiling ‘salon de photographie’ at the FOTO8 gallery.
Above, a selection of works from the show:
1. Titus Simoens, Untitled, from the series Blue, See, 2011.
(Awarded prize for Best in Show)
2. Jose Navarro, Gold mines of Burkina Faso, 2011.
3. Samuel Hicks, Jared King, Surrey Quays, November 2011.
4. Mustafah Abdulaziz, Crowd watching Women’s World Cup, Times Square, New York, July 2011.
5. Heather McDonough, Mum and Charlie, 2011.
6. Paul Gaffney, Untitled, 2011.
7. Marlies Plank, Untitled, 2008.
8. Massimo Barberio, S. Marcellino e Pietro church, Rome, 2011.
9. Jim Naughten, from Hereros, Namibia, 2011.
10. Yusuke Harada, Freedom Seekers, Libya, 2011.
FOTO8 Summershow is on view through August 18. For more information, visit Foto8.com.
The Rituals of Chaos: Enrique Metinides at the Bronx Museum
Sirens sound as a constant birdcall in the urban environment. Alike Weegee’s murder and mayhem filled images of New York, Enrique Metinides (b. 1934) has photographed the crimes and tragedies of Mexico City for most of his life. As part of the ongoing Urban Archives series at the Bronx Museum, the work of Metinides will be presented alongside works of other artists who engage with the chaos of the city.
Above, selected works from the exhibition:
Enrique Metinides, Untitled (Retrieval of a drowned body from Lake Xochimilco with the public reflected in the water), 1960. Courtesy of Anton Kern Gallery, New York.
Jamel Shabazz, Man and Dog, 1980. Courtesy of Jamel Shabazz.
The Rituals of Chaos opens this Thursday, June 19, and runs through January 6, 2013. For more information visit www.bronxmuseum.org.
Famous meals from literature…
Photographs by graphic designer Dinah Fried.
If Holden Caulfield had Instagram, would he photograph his grilled cheese sandwich?