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Per una critica del giudizio esperto

Quando ancora riuscivo a frequentare assiduamente le sale da concerto, ahimé tanto tempo fa, avevo amici melomani dall'orecchio molto più fine del …

In 200 scatti il genio di Helmut Newton - Spettacolo

Le serie di immagini di Helmut Newton più famose e acclamate sono esposte per la prima volta a Venezia alla Casa dei Tre Oci (un progetto di …

Sleeping Cars: Automobile Portraits in LA - Photographs and text by Gerd Ludwig | LensCulture

There are more than seven million registered vehicles in Los Angeles County, California/USA. Images of traffic jams are omnipresent. But where do all those cars go to rest? These photographs examine where LA cars are spending their nights.<p>In middle-class neighborhoods, people often have 1-2 car …

Los Angeles

2016 World Press Photo Award Winners - Photographs by the winners of the World Press Photo Awards | LensCulture

<i>Obviously we have a lot of photos out there—maybe more than we need—but the great ones will remain and stand out…the power of still photography is very strong…There is a need, bigger than ever, for images.</i><p>—Francis Kohn, chair of the general jury, and photo director of Agence France-Presse<p>The …

10 Reasons Why I Love Street Photography

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a syndicated blog post from photographer Alex Coghe. All text and images are used with permission and has been subject to</i> …

Quando le foto chiacchierano

"Una conversazione in immagini è impossibile". Questa la sottolineo, poi metto pure una grossa barra a margine che significa <i>molto importante</i>. E ci …

C'era una volta, e una sola volta

Un film, dice Wim Wenders, qualsiasi film, comincia col secondo fotogramma. Perché è solo quando due immagini dialogano che “inizia il montaggio e si …

Ten Disciples - Photographs and text by Tsutomu Yamagata | LensCulture

I do not clearly recall if it was when I was preparing for my father’s death after hearing that he had been diagnosed with cancer and only had a short time to live, or if it was when my child was born, that I learned about the valley where cancer patients gather.<p>The spa of Tamagawa is deep in the …

City Abstractions - Photographs and text by Matthew Wylie | LensCulture

<i>Matthew Wylie is one of the 31 winners and finalists of the LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2015! We are proud to present the work of these photographers who show us why street photography today remains as fresh and vibrant as ever!</i><p>While street photography is often used to document “life as …

L'altro Zavattini, o l'orgoglio di non essere "un autore"

Bisogna resistere alla tentazione (ed è una tentazione forte), sfogliando gli album fotografici di Arturo Zavattini, di esclamare qui e là “qui si …

Paris, Texas, Distance and Almost No Humans in Wim Wender’s ‘Written in the West’

There are almost no humans in Wender’s photos. I almost forget there’s a human behind the camera in a way that would never happen with other road …

Frapporre in Street Photography - Street Photography

Una delle cose che mi piace fare maggiormente quando sono in strada è frapporre strutture urbane alle scene di vita quotidiana.<p>In street photography …

Un fotoamatore oltre la cortina di ferro

“Da Mosca vi parla Piergiorgio Branzi”. Quando la cremlinologia era più o meno un’astrologia politica, un italiano distinto e un po’ <i>dandy</i> provò a …

La fotografia, mai abbastanza rivista

<i>Molti si vantano dei libri che hanno scritto, io mi vanto dei libri che ho letto.</i> Jorge Luis Borges<p>Faccio il giornalista da 35 anni, scrivo per …

Enosim: Wasted Souls - Photographs and text by Thierry Konarzewski | LensCulture

<i>Our castoffs have a soul and a perilous beauty—they will survive even when we fall.</i><p>This series was started in 2009 in the coves of San Pietro, an island off the coast of Sardinia. The project, titled ENOSIM*, narrates an initiatory journey, the beginning of a process of deeper exploration. The …

Leica News — 10 GREAT PHOTOGRAPHY QUOTES FROM HENRI CARTIER...

• Sharpness is a bourgeois concept.<br>• Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.<br>• The picture is good or not from the moment it was caught in the …

Mario, le immagini e Dio

Quindici anni fa la fotografia perdeva Mario Giacomelli. Quest'oggi, verso sera, a Senigallia, in strada, davanti all'entrata di quella che fu la sua …

Suspended: Sicily - Photographs and text by Massimo Cristaldi | LensCulture

Sicily: a near-present just passed.<p>What do I photograph and why? What attracts me most?<p>These photos form a sequence exploring what is far from the usual Mediterranean stereotypes and commonly shown ”tòpoi.” These are not winking postcards, conveying a glossed-over image of land and art and ancient …

Land of Nothingness - Photographs and text by Maroesjka Lavigne | LensCulture

<i>This starkly beautiful landscape series was selected as a finalist in the Magnum Photography Awards 2016.</i> <i>Discover more inspiring work from all 44 of the winners, finalists, jurors’ picks and student spotlight award winners.</i><p>Namibia: a country named after a desert. One of the least densely populated …

Botany Portraits

Project info<p>With this project, I wish to investigate the different individual semblance of plant species. Like a human portrait, I believe that plants have their own visual personality which can be portrayed through my unique process of photography. By taking the chosen plant apart, photographing …

Una mano di colore sulla guerra

Vedere il mondo con gli occhiali rosa. E azzurri, e verdi, e gialli, “tutti quei bei colori brillanti”, cantava Paul Simon in <i>Kodachrome</i>, “ti fanno …

Souvenir d'un Futur

<i>These poetic visions of the Parisian suburbs were selected as a finalist in the</i> <i>LensCulture Exposure Awards 2015</i>. <i>Discover more inspiring work from all 31 of the winners and finalists.</i><p>"Souvenir d'un Futur" documents the life of senior citizens living in the "Grands Ensembles" (large housing projects) …

Concorso 2015: Junior 6

Ecco la sesta galleria della categoria Junior , riservata ai giovani sotto i 18 anni, del concorso fotografico di NatGeo Italia 2015. ATTENZIONE: il …

L'osservatore siciliano e l'Osservatore Romano

Cinquant'anni fa tondi il ventiduenne Ferdinando Scianna ebbe la sorpresa di vedere recensito il suo primo libro, <i>Feste religiose in Sicilia</i>, là dove …

Esprìts - Photographs by Enrico Doria | LensCulture

“Esprìts” is a project performed by a Holga camera. It is a project-diary, a series of photographic notes about faded memories that often appear like spirits. These photographs are instinctive, evolving over time and form a body of work which I hope will never end.<p>Despite the absence of clarity, or …

Homebound: Hong Kong Dark & Light - Photographs and text by KC Kwan | LensCulture

“Homebound” takes you on a journey through the veins of the “dark side” of Kowloon—a dense and rich area of Hong Kong that offers some of the best and worst of the city.<p>In quick cuts and staccato succession, the photographs guide you through a day and night in the area. You start on the bus from …

Hong Kong

Photographs of New York City's bizarre everyday life in black and white

If you've not yet graced New York City's streets and sampled the weird and wonderful delights it has to offer, then photographer Phil Penman will …

Joel & Giorgio, la danza della bellezza

Giorgio Morandi era un coreografo... “Esattamente! Ho trovato i passi dei suoi ballerini, disegnati sul palcoscenico del suo tavolo. Le impronte …