UnknownSpring: web documentary review and interview with photojournalist Jake Price

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The tsunami of 2011 devastated the Tohoku region of Japan. Jake Price lived with the residents of Yuriage and out of his experience evolved UnseenSpring, a web documentary presenting an audiovisual collage documenting the endurance of the people in Yuriage as they rebuild their way of life, while making a renewed connection to their history and culture.

Digital imaging throws documentary into ontological crisis

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Scholars have long discussed the ambiguity and subjectivity inherent in photographic representation with its seductive verisimilitude. Bill Mitchell’s The Reconfigured Eye: Visual Truth in the Post-Photographic Era (The MIT Press, 1992), the first book-length critical analysis of the digital imaging revolution, can easily be read with the addition of some interpretive and translative filtration as […]

2010 Bumpkin Island Art Encampment

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If you live in the Boston area, here’s an idea for what to do this weekend: The 2010 Bumpkin Island Art Encampment! Consider making a day of it and come out and visit on one of the public visitation days, Saturday, July 31st or Sunday, August 1st. Seven artists groups homesteading on a island off […]

Artist Encampment Photos

These are the photos from the recent artist encampment on Bumpkin Island (a Flickr slide show). The Berwick Research Institute joined with the Island Alliance and Studio Soto to present the 2nd Annual Artist Encampment, a "homesteading" experience on Bumpkin Island, Boston Harbor Islands, on Labor Day weekend, August 28-September 1, 2008. Ten artists and […]

Linking those who make media with those who need media

The web video explosion is creating demand for content and service exchanges that work at internet speed. Two among the many players in this space are bid4vid and Cutcaster. Cutcaster was established a year ago as an exchange for professional video and photos that allows buyers and sellers to set licensing terms and price, and […]

If it’s not on Flickr, did it happen?

I’ve been saying for a while now, I don’t like it when I go to an event and I don’t shoot photos and then experiencing the feeling that, if it’s not on Flickr, it did not happen, this has been troubling me, and now I read “Will You Marry Me? Say Cheese!,” an article in […]

Canon TX1 Movie Test

OK, so the big question is, what’s the tiny Canon TX1 like as a video camera? To answer the question, I made a short video this weekend. I’m not much for testing with charts and side by side comparisons these days, image quality is only part of the camera equation, so instead I do some […]

iView Media Pro gobbled up by the Microsoft Monopoly

I wrote a while back how much I liked iView Media Pro for managing my images. I was very sad to learn that Microsoft has acquired iView Media Pro. I don’t like using Microsoft software for many reasons, their objectively documented violation of the Sherman Anti Trust Act among them.