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Returning to The Great Game in Venice - What are the Rules?

Line to enter Cartier-Bresson exhibit in the lobby of Palazzo Grassi - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) What is life like inside Venice, Italy these days? It depends on which section of town you go to, and at what time of day. It depends on whether you talk to someone who owns an eatery, or rows a sandola, or works in a hotel, or someone whose livelihood does not depend on the tourist industry. It depends on what your interests are. Some people think Venice has never been more beauti...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Austria, United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Cinderella, Venice, Venice Italy, Cartier Bresson, Henri Cartier Bresson, Palazzo Grassi, Grassi, Veneto Region, Cat Bauer, Cat Bauer in Venice Blog


Returning to The Great Game in Venice

Line to enter Cartier-Bresson exhibit in the lobby of Palazzo Grassi - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) What is life like inside Venice, Italy these days? It depends on which section of town you go to, and at what time of day. It depends on whether you talk to someone who owns an eatery, or rows a sandola, or works in a hotel, or someone whose livelihood does not depend on the tourist industry. It depends on what your interests are. Some people think Venice has never been more beauti...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Austria, United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Cinderella, Venice, Venice Italy, Cartier Bresson, Henri Cartier Bresson, Palazzo Grassi, Grassi, Veneto Region, Cat Bauer, Cat Bauer in Venice Blog


The Great Game - Henri Cartier-Bresson Master Collection at Palazzo Grassi in Venice

Henri Cartier-Bresson, prisoner of war (Venice, Italy) Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) used a small Leica camera to capture his singular vision of humanity, disguising the shiny chrome parts with a black ribbon or tape to make it less conspicuous. He was adverse to fame, yet seemed to be at every important event or in the company of every prominent figure of the 20th century. Most importantly, he pioneered the art of street photography.Born into a wealthy bourgeois family, he painted wi...
Tags: Travel, France, Germany, Spain, United States, Venice, Venice Italy, Cartier Bresson, Wim Wenders, Henri Cartier Bresson, Palazzo Grassi, Punta, François Pinault, John De Menil, Pinault Collection, Annie Liebovitz


The Great Game - Henri Cartier-Bresson Master Collection at Palazzo Grassi

Henri Cartier-Bresson, prisoner of war (Venice, Italy) Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) used a small Leica camera to capture his singular vision of humanity, disguising the shiny chrome parts with a black ribbon or tape to make it less conspicuous. He was adverse to fame, yet seemed to be at every important event or in the company of every prominent figure of the 20th century. Most importantly, he pioneered the art of street photography.Born into a wealthy bourgeois family, he painted wi...
Tags: Travel, France, Germany, Spain, United States, Venice, Venice Italy, Cartier Bresson, Wim Wenders, Henri Cartier Bresson, Palazzo Grassi, Punta, François Pinault, John De Menil, Pinault Collection, Annie Liebovitz


The Great Game - The Compelling Henri Cartier-Bresson Master Collection at Palazzo Grassi

Henri Cartier-Bresson, prisoner of war (Venice, Italy) Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) used a small Leica camera to capture his singular vision of humanity, disguising the shiny chrome parts with a black ribbon or tape to make it less conspicuous. He was adverse to fame, yet seemed to be at every important event or in the company of every prominent figure of the 20th century. Most importantly, he pioneered the art of street photography.Born into a wealthy bourgeois family, he painted wi...
Tags: Travel, France, Germany, Spain, United States, Venice, Venice Italy, Cartier Bresson, Wim Wenders, Henri Cartier Bresson, Palazzo Grassi, Punta, François Pinault, John De Menil, Pinault Collection, Annie Liebovitz


Barney Cokeliss Takes Leica on an Evocative Mocturnal Journey in “Like the Night”

Sometimes thrilling, sometimes dangerous, some of the greatest moments happen at night. In “Like the Night,” award-winning director Barney Cokeliss brings all that after dusk has to offer to life for legendary camera brand Leica.Cinematic and dappled in darkness, the filmic spot serves to demonstrate the moving-image capabilities of the Leica SL and was launched with a special screening at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum on October 16th.Shot in locations as varied as Soweto, New York, Berlin, ...
Tags: London, Advertising, Art and design, Paddington, Paris, Venice, Byron, Leica, Barney, Cartier Bresson, Victoria Albert Museum, Leica UK, Ben Leeves, Simone Grattarola, Gloria J, Barney Cokeliss


The big picture: boy with balloons in Santiago, Chile

Magnum photographer David Alan Harvey pays homage to Cartier-Bresson’s ‘decisive moment’David Alan Harvey’s photograph of a boy with balloons on a street in Santiago, Chile, was taken in 1997. It is included in Streetwise, a new collection of pictures from the archives of the Magnum agency. The Magnum name became synonymous with street photography in the 1950s and 1960s under the guiding influence of co-founder Henri Cartier-Bresson. The current volume pays homage to Cartier-Bresson’s black-and-...
Tags: Photography, Americas, World news, Culture, Atlantic, Art and design, Chile, Henri Cartier Bresson, Magnum, Harvey, David Alan Harvey, SANTIAGO Chile, Cartier Bresson, Alan Harvey


Garry Winogrand on PBS

I'm sorry I had to take the past few days off...needed some mental health time (or maybe just plain health time...I slept 12 hours Thursday night! I didn't know I could still do that). But the comments are now all posted for the Ricoh GR III and the "Proper Attitude Toward Tech" posts. I'm also desperately apologetic that I forgot to mention this in advance of Friday evening when it was broadcast...there's a new "American Masters" documentary about Garry Winogrand on PBS (Public Broadcasting Se...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Usa, US, Bbc, Munich, Photographers, Cia, Pbs, Steven Spielberg, Historical, Yoda, Around The Web, Ricoh, Michael Johnston, Lee


Annie Leibovitz on the shots that made her

She captured America’s most tumultuous moments and its biggest stars. The great photographer relives her Rolling Stone years – and the time she set fire to Patti SmithAnnie Leibovitz is standing by a photograph she took of Pont Neuf in Paris. It’s a swirling panoramic shot of the famous bridge, taken when she was a student and would roam the city’s streets camera in hand. One day, with a thrill, she realised she was standing where her idol, Henri Cartier-Bresson, once stood to take his own ghost...
Tags: Art, Photography, Music, Media, Celebrity, America, Life and style, Society, World news, Newspapers & magazines, US news, Culture, US politics, Art and design, Magazines, The Rolling Stones


Fan Ho’s Street Photography of 50s & 60s Hong Kong

When he was a teenager, Fan Ho grabbed his father’s camera and started documenting street scenes in Hong Kong. From there, he built up a documentary body of work that puts him among the great practitioners of street photography. Dubbed the “Cartier-Bresson of the East”, Fan Ho patiently waited for ‘the decisive moment’; very often a collision of the unexpected, framed against a very clever composed background of geometrical construction, patterns and texture. He often created drama and atmo...
Tags: Hong Kong, Jason Kottke, Cartier Bresson


Two Stories About Collecting

I like collecting, and collectors, and collections. One of my personal favorite books is Nicholas Basbanes' A Gentle Madness, an entertaining tome about book collecting that deserves to be a classic. I wish I knew of a similar book about photo collecting, but I don't think there is one. There might not even be as good a single book about art collecting, but I don't know. Anyway there are lots and lots of good collecting stories, and I thought I'd share a couple of my own, while the sale is still...
Tags: Photography, New York City, Paris, Ansel Adams, Collecting, Michael Johnston, Michael C Johnston, Jim, Cartier Bresson, Amazon US, Kathleen Ewing, Prince Georges County Maryland, Josef Koudelka, Koudelka, Amazon Canada, Nicholas Basbanes


25 Action Packed Photographs of Sports To Inspire You

Sports are great to photograph even if you aren't particularly a sporty person yourself. They are filled with passion and some really impressive action that is only possible to see to the fullest thanks to photography. One of the greatest photographers of all times Martin Munkácsi (he even inspired Cartier-Bresson into taking photographs seriously) used a 4×5 large format camera to capture action and sports. If that wasn't enough trouble, he was even able to … Today we have beautiful and extr...
Tags: Photography, Cartier Bresson, Martin Munkacsi, Joe Hernandez, Cool Photos & Photographers, Brandon Mowinkel, Guy Kawasaki Photo, Steven Lelham Photo, Goh Rhy Yan Photo, Mark Jefferson, Dimon Blr Photo, Pablo Rebolledo, Dylan Nolte, Zac Ong Photo, Johannes Waibel, Jerry Yu Photo


Photographer Ellen Carey at Paris Photo

American photographer Ellen Carey has been invited by The Ministry of Culture and Paris Photo to present her large scale Polaroid photo series Crush & Pull. The JP Morgan Chase Art Collection “Curators’ Highlights” guide includes 20 of the “must see” photographs and photo-based works at the participating galleries at PARIS PHOTO. This is a special and historic moment for Ellen Carey, who has been pioneering experimental photography since the early 80s. I’ve interviewed Ellen about her upco...
Tags: Travel, Interviews, Paris, Ellen, Jackson, ANN, Polaroid, Anna Atkins, Talbot, Ministry of Culture, Cartier Bresson, Man Ray, Aveyron, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits, Richard Nahem, Paris City


That Was Nice

Well, that was nice. The previous piece got quite a bit of attention from around the Web (just like the old days, before advertising took over and made people reluctant to link to other sites), and traffic reached a four-month high point. I had to go back to June to find a day with more visitors than yesterday. And I want to thank everyone for their reactions—I'll be sure in consider peoples' responses and additional information in the final chapter. (The post was about half the chapter. The oth...
Tags: Photography, Followups, Hasselblad, Blog Notes, Hipstamatic, Michael Johnston, Mike, Michael C Johnston, Bill Mitchell, Cartier Bresson, Cambridge Massachusetts, Deardorff, Amazon US, Josh Hawkins, Kodak Instamatic, Amazon Canada


Photo Books Question

Paul Braverman asks: "Why do highly desired photography books remain out of print? There is an obvious demand for Winogrand's Women Are Beautiful and Heath's Dialogue With Solitude. The price for a copy can reach four figures. Why not reissue them? Seems like the estate of those photographers would make some money, collectors would still be able to brag that they have a first edition, and I would be able to buy a new copy at a reasonable price. Everybody wins. What am I missing?" Mike replies: M...
Tags: Books, Michael Johnston


Understanding The Decisive Moment

“Of all the means of expression, photography is the only one that fixes the precise moment. We play with things that disappear and that, once disappeared, it is impossible to revive. For us, what disappears, disappears forever: hence our anguish and also the essential originality of our trade. What comes out of that camera is no stranger to the economy of a world of waste, where tensions are increasingly intense and where the ecological consequences are already excessive.” Henri Cartier-Bresson ...
Tags: Photography, Dslr, Outdoor Photography, Leica, Cartier Bresson, Henri Cartier Bresson, NFCC, Federico Alegria, Bresson, Wikimedia CC BY SA, Peter Stepan, Further Reading Technical Perfection


It's Street Photography Day

Most of the cats that you meet on the streets speak of true love, Most of the time they're sittin' and cryin' at home. One of these days they know they better get goin' Out of the door and down on the streets all alone. —The Grateful Dead, "Truckin'" It's the birthday today of the great French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson. He was born in 1908 and would have been 110 today. In some quarters that makes today "Street Photography Day," although I find suspiciously little on the Inter...
Tags: Photography, Gothenburg, News And Occasions, Michael Johnston, Peter Turnley, Mike, Michael C Johnston, Cartier Bresson, Sadie, Amazon US, Amazon Canada, Oskar Barnack, Henri Cartier Bresson He, Jan Kwarnmark, Amazon UKAmazon Germany, Sidecar Sadie


Take Heart!

First a definition: The Digital Tsunami, noun phrase: The fact that there are now as many pictures taken in a day as used to be taken in a year*.   Weren't we really talking about the Digital Tsunami last week? You know, all the pictures have been taken already—people take the same pictures of the same things—it's harder and harder to make your work stand out or be your own—and so forth. Mass taste, instant consumption, and snap judgement are leveling critical distinctions and the possibility of...
Tags: Photography, Kodak, Norwich, Reflections, Michael Johnston, Don, Mike, Michael C Johnston, Garry Winogrand, Cartier Bresson, Julian, Amazon US, Amazon Canada, Owen Edwards, Mitch Hedberg, Winogrand


Classic Mike: The Glow

[This little column was one of my talked-about when it was first published on The Luminous-Landscape in 2002. Reprinted here for preservation purposes, apropos of our discussion of classic B&W movies the other day. I no longer have the file of the original illustration, and I don't know where the print is. —Mike the Ed.] - Years ago I worked as the Lab Manager at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C. The Corcoran School has a fancier name now, but it’s still the same good old place,...
Tags: Photography, Washington, Ebay, White House, Kodak, Nikon, Frank Lloyd Wright, Pentax, Leica, Michael Johnston, George Washington University, Don, Mike, Ilford, Michael C Johnston, Cartier Bresson


TOP Classic: Why 40mm?

[TOP is off for a few days, so I'm posting some  "classic" articles to tide you over. Comments are welcome, but won't be posted right away. This essay was originally written in 2005 for The Luminous-Landscape, but hey, 40mm-e lenses never go out of style!  :-)  Thanks again to Richard Sintchak for his illustrations. —Mike] Forty millimeters has long been my favorite focal length for 35mm cameras. I got "turned on" to the focal length when I interviewed Sally Mann (right, by Molly Roberts) for ...
Tags: Photography, Bangkok, Leica, Amy, Sally Mann, Michael Johnston, Mike, Sally, Michael C Johnston, Minolta, Weston, Sander, Zuiko, Cartier Bresson, John Kennerdell, Henri Cartier Bresson


Darkroom DAYdream

By the way, speaking of darkroom dreams, my darkroom daydream was echoed partially by Alan Carmody: "My darkroom dream (recurrent) is that I find a used 8x10 enlarger for pennies, set it up and use it to make 2X-enlarged 16x20 proof sheets. An actual dream, which I've had a few times, well into the digital age and 20 years after I last used a darkroom. It's a dream from which I wake quite happy." In my darkroom daydream, which is predicated (naturally, as daydreams often are) on sudden vast weal...
Tags: Photography, Richard, George Bernard Shaw, Reflections, Michael Johnston, Michael C Johnston, Mendoza, Cartier Bresson, Amazon US, Richard White, Carmody, Amazon Canada, Film and Darkroom, Amazon UKAmazon Germany, Alan Carmody, Mansfield Australia


Christie’s Auctioning Off 400 Classic Photographs from Museum of Modern Art Collection

In an auction to be held at Christie’s in New York City and online, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) will offer the public a selection of over 400 prints including mid-19th century through to the early post-war period photographs from masters such as Man Ray, Ansel Adams, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, Walker Evans, Bill Brandt, and Henri Cartier-Bresson. The Museum of Modern Art's auction proceeds will benefit the Department of Photography’s acquisition fund. Image via Christie's auction pr...
Tags: Photography, New York City, Paris, Ansel Adams, Museum of Modern Art, Moma, Christie, Adams, Weston, Cartier Bresson, Berenice Abbott, Museum of Modern Art MoMA, Beaumont Newhall, Henri Cartier Bresson, Man Ray, Ansel


7 Great Photographers Born During The Austro-Hungarian Empire

Some may quarrel with me, but I believe that Hungary – especially during the Austro-Hungarian Empire – gave us many of photography’s most titanic figures. I like to write articles in which I speak of photographers from a certain country. I have a hypothesis that somehow, countries visually influence photographers born inside their borders. The Austro-Hungarian Empire gave us so many photographic giants that discussing only 5 was a real challenge – I had to omit a few photographers who were of ut...
Tags: Photography, Ukraine, Budapest, Hungary, Nicole Kidman, Paris, Liberia, New York Public Library, Capa, Escher, Laszlo Moholy Nagy, Cartier Bresson, Robert Capa, Gellhorn, Brassai, Martin Munkacsi


The Daily Edit – Nigel Parry: Outside Magazine

Outside Photo and Design Director: Hannah McCaughey Photo Editor: Amy Silverman Deputy Art Director: Petra Zeiler Photographer: Nigel Parry   Heidi: How many set ups did you do and what type of direction did you give for this image for Corey in the snowsuit? Nigel: We got to maybe five or did six different setups, things were going well. Then we we’re coming to the last set and I said, “This is where I want you to put your big snow suit on as if you’ve traveled, you’ve done your climb...
Tags: Photography, London, Nigel, The Daily Edit, Corey, Cory, Cartier Bresson, Irving Penn, HANNAH, David Bailey, Hannah McCaughey, Amy Silverman, Petra Zeiler, Nigel Parry, Nigel Parry Heidi


5 Mexican Photographers You Need To Know

19″Maybe I do not have the lynx eye Cartier-Bresson talked about, I'm more rested, I'm staying with what's there, static.” Graciela Iturbide Mexico has a very interesting visual culture, from painting to film – and in the midst of it all, of course, fits (and very well) photography. Mexico has something special. In fact, it’s the destination I enjoy visiting the most. The mixture of pre-Columbian beliefs, various European influences, and its singular Mexican intellectual roots make this land a...
Tags: Photography, Mexico, Spain, United States, Lopez, Cartier Bresson, Eugene Smith, Cool Photos & Photographers, Graciela Iturbide, Graciela Iturbide Mexico, Federico Alegría Today, Nacho Lopez, Federico Alegría He, Nacho López Best, Marshall Astor, Olympia WA United States


My Favorite Color Street Photographers Are…

Street photography is my greatest passion. I enjoy both consuming it – on the web, in books, at exhibitions, etc. – and engaging in it. Thanks to the scant control we have on the streets, the color combinations we usually find are not necessarily the most appealing to the eye, and not always useful for conveying a message in an efficient way. Black-and-white photography has always been very efficient when it comes to the transmission of a message with minimal levels of distraction for street pho...
Tags: Photography, New York, New York City, Kodak, Chicago, Bronx, Walker Evans, Harper, Levitt, Saul Leiter, Leiter, Cartier Bresson, Eggleston, Kodachrome, Federico Alegria, William Eggleston


John G. Morris, Renowned Photo Editor in the Thick of History, Dies at 100

A champion of photojournalism, he worked at Life, The New York Times and other publications. His colleagues included many celebrated photographers.
Tags: Photography, News, Washington Post, Awards, Newspapers, New York Times, Associated Press, University Of Chicago, Museum of Modern Art, Vietnam War, Smith, Capa, Kennedy, Cartier-bresson, Robert, Magnum Photos


Through The Light And Darkness, Off The World And Back With Photographer Gueorgui Pinkhassov

“I really take a lot of photographs” says Gueorgui Pinkhassov. “But I only show the ones that suddenly speak to me; that come alive when I look at them.” Gueorgui Pinkhassov was born in Moscow in 1952. As a Russian who acquired French citizenship, Pinkhassov has lived in Paris for many years. Pinkhassov became interested in photography at the end of secondary school. He studied at the VGIK Moscow Institute of Cinematography from 1969 to 1971 and then worked in the Mosfilm studios in the cameram...
Tags: Photography, Design, Paris, Moscow, Azerbaijan, Marrakech, Cartier Bresson, Mosfilm, Andrei Tarkovsky, Gueorgui Pinkhassov, Pinkhassov, VGIK Moscow Institute of Cinematography, Instagram Facebook Magnum, Union of Graphic Arts, Henri Carier Bresson


One Weird Thing About Landscape

As far as genres of photography go, we all have ones we gravitate toward and ones we leave alone. In the middle are ones we willingly dabble with but don't devote ourselves to. I'll never photograph insects, for example—don't grok bug pics—and I've always enjoyed photographing kids when I get the opportunity (not often recently). And occasionally I'll do a night scene. But I can name a number of photographers who are devoted to night scenes or have done a book of them, and David Alan Jay, my pre...
Tags: Photography, Michael Johnston, Mike, Michael C Johnston, Garry Winogrand, Cartier Bresson, Helmut Newton, Shooting techniques, Darkroom Creative Camera Techniques, David Alan Jay, Winogrand, Souder


Friday Open Mike: You Suck! (Me, Too)

Apropos some of the discussion this week, I thought I should perhaps republish this old article from 2009, since it's now behind a paywall at the L-L. Seems relevant. Apologies if you are a fan of the Graflex Super D (and I'm looking at you, Hugh). This was grabbed from L-L, but it's okay because I wrote it and I own the rights to it. I've modified it a bit. I can't help but tinker when it comes to words. There will be one more post later today, but I have a date this afternoon and I have to get...
Tags: Photography, Canon, Konica Minolta, Dorothea Lange, Michael Johnston, Mike, Michael C Johnston, Garry Winogrand, Cartier Bresson, Tai, Phil Davis, Hugh This, Black White Photography, Winogrand