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No more heroes. | Smithsonian Institution Rock and Roll

This is a great idea.The Smithsonian in the US is compiling a compendium of the best rock’n’roll photography throughout the ages for eventual publication in a book. Nice to see my first entry has been selected for consideration. Some great photography on display here. Worth a visit. Link to site: Source: No more heroes. | Smithsonian Institution Rock and Roll

Jean-Jacques Burnel, songwriter and bassist of iconic punk band The Stranglers in concert at Het Depot, Leuven, Belgium.

Source: No more heroes. | Smithsonian Institution Rock and Roll

Bare fund:it Campaign by photographer Trevor Hart.

Marion © Trevor Hart

Marion © Trevor Hart

Grace © Trevor Hart

Grace © Trevor Hart

Sally © Trevor Hart

Sally © Trevor Hart

BARE is a project by photographer, Trevor Hart. It began in 2011 and explores the personal expression of 20 women ageing from 21 to 53 who volunteered to be photographed nude in Trevor’s studio. None of the images have been manipulated or retouched and celebrate the natural beauty and uniqueness of every woman’s body. The history, surgery, illness, recovery and health, all expressed in a very feminine and personal way. The lighting is directional yet gentle and soft and emulates light from a window to describe the shape of a shoulder, the neck, an arm or the breasts, not trying to draw the eye in a particular direction but creating a very private mood in which to view. This mood captures the intimacy of each of the sittings and each woman has written of her experience describing an overwhelming feeling of fear at first, then growing confidence, empowerment and happiness within themselves.
The BARE book will be launched at the RHA in Dublin on October 9 2014 and a showing of 16 large digital prints in frames will be on show there until Saturday October 11. The profits from each book sale (Min donation of €40) will go to Dress For Success http://www.dressforsuccessdublin.org/ which is an international organisation which helps women in need of help, back in to the workforce with interview and CV skills training, and the all important interview outfit. The fund-it campaign was launched yesterday to cover the cost of printing the book and there are a number of rewards. In addition to digital prints, from €25,  the book (€45 inc postage in Ireland, €57 international postage) and the book plus an invite to the launch (€90) Trevor will photograph you in his studio from €500. Form an orderly queue ladies (and gents if thats what it takes!)

First New Book of 2014 is a Doosie!

Monsters & Madonnas

Today we received our copy of ICP Alum Rita Leistner‘s new remarkable book, Looking for Marshall McLuhan in Afghanistan: Text and i-Phone Hipstamatic Photography with a foreward by Julian Stallabrass.

Rita was one of the handful of ICP alumni who documented the U.S. wars after she graduated in 2001. These friends have served to educate me about conflict photography, about foreign policy, about culture in ways I never would have imagined. This is one of many ways that being a librarian at ICP is better than a graduate program in any of a number of disciplines.

As you may know, close to 3,000 books enter our doors each year, and so it really takes something exceptional to get me excited.

This book is astonishing!

Rita has an MA in Comp Lit, and she has written essays for other people’s books on conflict photography, but here she gets philosophical and…

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