Monday, 27 December 2010

The Shpilman Institute for Photography call for Grant submissions.

Just had an interview with these guys published over at the SIP blog and they're keen to support researchers - well worth a look.

"The Shpilman Institute for Photography (The SIP) announces open calls for general research on photography and for research on philosophy and photography.

The SIP invites scholars and independent researchers from all over the world to submit their applications through its website, where guidelines, themes, the application process, and submissions can be found. Also, Please find our posters in the links below.

Grants are based on proposals for research leading to the completion within the grant period of a written document, whether an essay or extended research paper. All submissions and papers for both the calls must be in English. Grants for individuals and group research will range from US $5,000 up to $15,000. Deadline for submissions is March 1, 2011."

Monday, 13 December 2010

Saturday, 11 December 2010

15 year old Tells Establishment to Stick-it.

In Solidarity with Jonathan Worth

.......The following is taken from Fred Ritchin's AfterPhotography blog

“So this week’s phonar class session had over 700 people “drop by” and reached over 42,000 people via Twitter , I’ve asked a few people for nominations of a book that “is notable/ inspiring/ seminal/ provocative, in it’s narrative structure/approach or perhaps in it’s ‘discussion’ of narrative”.
“Would you possibly mind nominating a tome ?”
There are three that come to mind (two short stories and a hypertextual poem):
“BORGES Y YO” (Borges and I), the extraordinary short story by Sr. Borges about him and him
“LAS BABAS DEL DIABLO” (The Devil’s Spittle), Julio Cortázar’s short story about photography, literature and life, with shifting pronouns, translated as “Blow-Up” for the Antonioni movie that it did and did not inspire
“CENT MILLE MILLIARDS DE POÈMES” (One Hundred Thousand Billion Poems), by Raymond Queneau, the simplest and most beautiful of hypertext poems, from 1961

The final list will appear at

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Words and pictures ... a brainstorm of Photography Books

Yesterday I forwarded a tweet from fellow Photographer Adele Reed ( @thecatbath ) who was looking for photobooks/photographers that used words and pictures - what followed was a flurry of brainstorming inspiration from some great people who happened to be tuned in at the same time.

Below are the results - please drop anything into comments that's missing and I'll update.

From the seemingly inexhaustible Wayne Ford

Les Krims
Making Chicken Soup

Ana Atkins
Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions

Vladimir Mayakovsky and Alexander Rodchaeno
Pro Eto. Ei i Mne

Will McBride
Show Me! A Picture Book of Sex for Children and Parents

Klaus Staeck

Bill Burke
I Want to Take Pictures

Christian Boltanski
Inventairedes objects ayant appartenu a une femme de Bois-Colombes

Christian Boltanski

Sophie Calle
La Fille du docteur

Jim Goldberg
Raised by Wolves

Jim Goldberg
Open See

Laszlo Moholy-Nagy
Malerei Fotografie Film

Vitezslav Nezal
ABECEDA: Tanecni komposice

Paul Strand and Claude Roy
La France de profil

Marc Attali and Jacques Delfau
Les Erotiques du regard

Sanne Sannes
Sex a Gogo

Kikuji Kawada

Julian Schnabel, Alec Soth's collaboration with Lester B. Morrison.
Lee Friedlander's 'Letters from the People.'
Oh, and the constructivist photographers, Rodchenko etc.
What about Horst P. Horst's classic Vogue cover were models made up magazine logo?

From Aaron Guy
Joel Sternfeld When it changed is an interesting use of image and text. You should asked @wayneford he may have info.
@wayneford cancel my last suggestion I see he is on the case.
@c0llinsphoto or if needed either DHurn or MPower are options.
Robert Frank - Story lines Jim Goldberg - rich poor to open see Ed Templeton - age of neglect
Mark Power - shipping forecast 26different endings etc use text with the image John Kippin - check his large exhibits
Maybe try fashion mags like Tar or Pop.
last one and a wild card but worth a look John Wood try the book on the edge of clear meaning.
Julian Germain 'in soccer wonderland' & 'In soccer wonderland' stamp collection
definitely the last. Julian Germain 'War Memorial' I have just looked love it.

Got one sample here:

Fay Godwin did at least one book with the great poet Ted Hughes.
Just looking through the shelves and saw Wim Wenders - Once. Text and photos. Once I did etc + photo. Like that one.
Larry Towell's book The World From... lots of writing, music, text, family history, poems
Robert Frank/Thank You. Little book with postcards written to him by fans/frends. Love this

"Trip" by Susan Lipper "Philosophers" (although I'm sure that was the 1st 1 you thought of)

Wayne Ford's Photography and Narrative #phonar book list.

"Wayne Ford, author of ‘Wayne Ford’s Posterous’ has compiled a list of some key photobooks in relation to narrative. Some books you will have heard of, and some will be new, enjoy!
ALSO – stay tuned for a new phonar book list next week. Inspired by Wayne’s post here, we have contacted a selection of world’s most inspiring practitioners and thinkers for their own recommendations "

.. see the full post at