Dump.fm allows pictures “to be used for realtime communication and collaboration. Users can send image URLs (which display instantly in the chat), upload locally from their hard drive or post pics right from their webcam. Every image gets stored in your DUMP.FM log, similarly, a log is kept of the entire collaboration.” TPP July 8, 2010
A biocentric reading of SFMOMA’S permanent collection; or foraging for sub-narratives within the aesthetic colonization of the natural world. Procedure: Explore the permanent collection by keywords related to “nature” (landscape, plant, flower, etc.). Collect and organize these specimens. Create a series of virtual landmasses or imagescapes using found specimens.
L-R: Meret Oppenheim, Miss Gardenia, 1962; © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ProLitteris, Zürich. Ana Mendieta, Imagen de Yagul, from the series Silueta Works in Mexico 1973-1977, 1973; © Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection. Michael Jang, Aunt Lucy, from the series The Jangs, 1973, printed 2008; © Michael Jang. Robert Gober, Untitled, 1992; © Robert Gober.
Michael Jang Aunt Lucy, from the series The Jangs, 1973
See more of Collection Rotation here.
The NOAA Image of the Day ~ August 02, 2010
Adelie penguin on the sea ice.
Photo credit: Michael Van Woert, NOAA NESDIS, ORA.
The NOAA Photo Library has been built so as to capture the work, observations, and studies that are carried on by the scientists, engineers, commissioned officers, and administrative personnel that make up this complex and scientifically diverse agency.
Les 3 Grâces or Les 3 Nymphes,1936
[In the studio of sculptor Aristide Maillol]
via Bits & Bites
Zoe Leonard, The Fae Richards Photo Archive, 1993–96 (partial installation view, 1997 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, 1997). Seventy-eight gelatin silver prints, four chromogenic prints, and notebook of seven pages of typescript on paper, dimensions variable. Edition no. 2/3. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Photographer Zoe Leonard and filmmaker Cheryl Dunye have created a riveting fictional character, Fae Richards (1908-1973). The black actress and singer, Richards emerges as an elegant and dynamic performer who resists typecasting. In glimpses of her personal life, we see a passionate woman who consistently breaks out of the social restrictions of her era.
By providing images as clues: snapshots, film stills, publicity photos, and a few brief captions, the archive invites speculation about her life. We see evidence of her evolving identity: her relationships with Martha Page and June Walker, her work in Hollywood and later in black-cast “race films.” By experimenting with photographic conventions and borrowing from the lives of historical figures, Leonard and Dunye challenge the lines of race, class, and sexuality in history.
Although Fae Richards never lived, she is drawn from the lives of many people. Her story, though fictional, is plausible. She stands as an homage to women whose lives are not recorded. The photographs were taken by Leonard, based on a character conceived by Dunye, and they are used in Dunye’s film “The Watermelon Woman” (1996).
Beef-fat photomicrograph. Received 9 NOV 1886.
This [Flickr] is an unofficial home for public domain photographs from the National Museum of Health & Medicine. The site began as unofficial ‘favorite photos’ of the staff of the Otis Historical Archives of the National Museum of Health and Medicine, in Washington DC.
The Milky Way Over Pulpit Rock
Credit & Copyright: Alex Cherney (Terrastro)
Explanation: Can a picture of the sky be relaxing? A candidate for such a picture might be the above image taken only last month from Cape Schank, Victoria, Australia. The frame is highlighted by a quiet lagoon, soft ground fog, two galaxies, and tens of thousands of stars. The rock cropping on the left may appear from this angle like a human head, but the more famous rock structure is on the far right and known as Pulpit Rock. Across the top of the image runs a distant stream of bright stars and dark dust that is part of the disk of our spiral Milky Way Galaxy. On the right, just above Pulpit Rock, is the Milky Way’s small neighboring galaxy the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC). The bright white object just to the left of the SMC is a globular cluster of stars in the Milky Way known as 47 Tucana.
Thomas Eakins and John Laurie Wallace at the Shore ca. 1883
William Henry Fox Talbot’s earliest pictures “impressed by the agency of light alone,” as he described them, were photographic traces of botanical specimens laid on sheets of chemically sensitized paper and set in the sun. The paper darkened wherever it was struck by light but remained white wherever the sun’s rays were blocked. As a serious botanist, Talbot envisioned the accurate recording and easy sharing of natural specimens to be one of the important functions of his invention.
Party goers at inner tube floating party on the Apple River.
Location: Somerset, WI, US
Date taken: 1941
Photographer: Alfred Eisenstaedt
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