Cat photos help raise privacy issues

Cat photos help raise privacy issues

Owen Mundy has taken online cat pictures to another level.

On the surface, his website, I Know Where Your Cat Lives, appears to be a feline-lover’s dream, offering up random pictures of public photos of a wide range of kitties from all over the world.

But in his Kickstarter campaign to help raise funds for web hosting, Mundy of Tallahassee, Fla., explains a deeper purpose to his efforts.

“This…

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Facebook selfies as depiction of the American girl

Facebook selfies as depiction of the American girl

Jenna Garrett waded through countless Facebook self-portraits, or “selfies,” for a new exhibit that examines the concept of the online identity.

As part of the Aperture Summer Open project, Garrett’s series, “The Public Profile of An American Girl” comprises nearly 5,000 public images of young women posted to the social-media website.

“It’s very important to me that the work be viewed as an…

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Steve McCurry reveals stories behind the images

Steve McCurry reveals stories behind the images

Steve McCurry Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs – YouTube.

Steve McCurry took inspiration from New Zealand photographer Brian Brake‘s famous 1962 image of an Indian girl in a monsoon years later when covering the subcontinent’s rainy season.

“During my monsoon coverage in India, I learned that there was this terrible flood…

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Documentary digs into NYC street photography

Documentary digs into NYC street photography

Cheryl Dunn casts a spotlight on nine decades of New York street photography — as well as some of the discipline’s best-known practitioners and a few unheralded ones — in her new documentary film, “Everybody Street.”

“If you want to get a really broad slice of humanity, you can find it in New York,” Dunn tells Wired. “Every kind of person is out there and I think that’s what’s attracted all these…

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Magnum Photos announces new members

Magnum Photos announces new members

Moises Saman was named the newest full member of Magnum Photos at the organization’s annual meeting in New York this week.

A former Newsday staff photographer, the Peruvian-born Saman focused on covering the post-9/11 world, spending time in Afghanistan, Iraq and other Middle Eastern countries. Leaving the New York-based newspaper, he became a freelancer with Panos Pictures in 2007 and has since…

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Barton Silverman’s close call with the Verrazano

Barton Silverman’s close call with the Verrazano

Runners at the start of the 1997 New York City Marathon as they ran across the bridge from the Staten Island side, where fog engulfed the Staten Island tower.

Barton Silverman, a New York Times sports photographer, recalled an exciting moment near the start of his illustrious career, as a 19-year-old in Brooklyn witnessing construction of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in 1962.

“I started pulling on the rope and my foot slipped,” Silverman told the Times’ Lens blog. “Half my body was off the bridge. I had this huge camera bag pulling me down. I didn’t…

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Jo Ann Callis reveals long-hidden fetish photos

Jo Ann Callis reveals long-hidden fetish photos

Jo Ann Callis, renowned for her fabricated photography work in the 1970s and ’80s, recently revealed a trove of early fetishized constructs she had deemed “too hot.”

Well, at first I thought it was because they were too “hot.” Or they were too emotional — they weren’t cool like a lot of the conceptual work. They were very formal, aesthetic — all the things that weren’t in vogue at the time. So,…

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Von Unwerth takes decadent ‘Revenge’

Von Unwerth takes decadent ‘Revenge’

Book: “Revenge,” Twins Palms Publishers, 270 pages, hardcover

Deliciously decadent, Ellen von Unwerth‘s latest work has all the trappings of a classic, highly stylized tale of lasciviousness and a study in form, sexuality and society — albeit one tucked away behind the velvet curtain of propriety.

Titillating yet never prurient, “Revenge” depicts the erotic journeys of three young women who…

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Gregory Crewdson: Making multiple myths in suburbian settings

Gregory Crewdson: Making multiple myths in suburbian settings

Exhibit: Gregory Crewdson at Site Santa Fe — Feb. 10 through May 27, 2001.

Brooklyn-born Gregory Crewdson, in selections from two bodies of work, depicts a strange confluence of nature, suburbia and humanity by creating fantasy scenarios that speak to the underlying forces of modern American life. What drives the work’s relevance is the underlying element of absurdity in its portrayals of our…

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A photograph that exposed World Cup trickery

A photograph that exposed World Cup trickery

1990 World Cup

Ricardo Alfieri, a photographer covering the 1990 World Cup in Italy, captured a series of images that exposed a blatant attempt to tilt the results of a critical game between Brazil and Chile.

A flare fired from the Brazilian section of Maracana Stadium appeared to strike Chilean goalkeeper Roberto Rojas bloody, jeopardizing the Brazilian team’s continued participation in in the tournament.

“Am…

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