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Comments on: Good Writing on Photography (an Appeal) http://2point8.whileseated.org/2006/12/17/good-writing-on-photography-an-appeal/ A wide-open view of the practice of street photography by Michael David Murphy, While Seated. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 20:29:33 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.7.1 hourly 1 By: napoli http://2point8.whileseated.org/2006/12/17/good-writing-on-photography-an-appeal/comment-page-1/#comment-7981 napoli Tue, 13 Mar 2007 09:26:53 +0000 http://2point8.whileseated.org/?p=107#comment-7981 E evidente che il luogo e stato fatto dalla persona che realmente conosce il mestiere! E evidente che il luogo e stato fatto dalla persona che realmente conosce il mestiere!

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By: Michael David Murphy http://2point8.whileseated.org/2006/12/17/good-writing-on-photography-an-appeal/comment-page-1/#comment-7656 Michael David Murphy Thu, 08 Mar 2007 04:10:59 +0000 http://2point8.whileseated.org/?p=107#comment-7656 The Avedon/Kissinger essay: http://www.richardavedon.com/conversation/kissinger.php The Avedon/Kissinger essay:
http://www.richardavedon.com/conversation/kissinger.php

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By: SHANE LAVALETTE / JOURNAL » Blog Archive » Dave Eggers and Geoff Dyer, Somehow http://2point8.whileseated.org/2006/12/17/good-writing-on-photography-an-appeal/comment-page-1/#comment-4821 SHANE LAVALETTE / JOURNAL » Blog Archive » Dave Eggers and Geoff Dyer, Somehow Sat, 20 Jan 2007 03:23:10 +0000 http://2point8.whileseated.org/?p=107#comment-4821 [...] One thing us bloggers like to avoid is repeating the same information that has already been discussed, but this time I just can’t help it. While reading Michael David Murphy’s 2point8, I came across a post in which Michael shared a very short-story by Dave Eggers in relation to his previous posts about “good” writing on photography: [...] [...] One thing us bloggers like to avoid is repeating the same information that has already been discussed, but this time I just can’t help it. While reading Michael David Murphy’s 2point8, I came across a post in which Michael shared a very short-story by Dave Eggers in relation to his previous posts about “good” writing on photography: [...]

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By: bob http://2point8.whileseated.org/2006/12/17/good-writing-on-photography-an-appeal/comment-page-1/#comment-4637 bob Fri, 12 Jan 2007 22:32:22 +0000 http://2point8.whileseated.org/?p=107#comment-4637 I'm reading a book titled, "The Education of a Photographer", a collect works piece. I think you'll find some outstanding pieces in the book by some some very talented people. I’m reading a book titled, “The Education of a Photographer”, a collect works piece. I think you’ll find some outstanding pieces in the book by some some very talented people.

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By: Nils Jorgensen http://2point8.whileseated.org/2006/12/17/good-writing-on-photography-an-appeal/comment-page-1/#comment-4005 Nils Jorgensen Fri, 22 Dec 2006 20:25:10 +0000 http://2point8.whileseated.org/?p=107#comment-4005 I should add that the Modern Photography article was shown by David Brittain and can be seen 33.40 minutes into his talk on the above link. I should add that the Modern Photography article was shown by David Brittain and can be seen 33.40 minutes into his talk on the above link.

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By: Nils Jorgensen http://2point8.whileseated.org/2006/12/17/good-writing-on-photography-an-appeal/comment-page-1/#comment-4004 Nils Jorgensen Fri, 22 Dec 2006 19:25:59 +0000 http://2point8.whileseated.org/?p=107#comment-4004 I used to read Julia Scully's thoughtful and insigthful articles on photography in Modern Photography throughout the 1970's and 80's, and still remember them to this day as some of the best writing on photography I have ever come across. She was editor of the magazine too, for twenty years, and was also the co-discoverer of the photographic portraits by Mike Disfarmer. http://literati.net/Scully/index.htm Quite by chance I came across her book 'Outside Passage' some years ago which is a rivetting read about her extraordinary childhood. Highly recommneded. An example of her outstanding writing was an article on Robert Frank, co-authered with Andy Grundberg, in the October 1978 edition of Modern Photography. This article was referred to and discussed at Tate Modern's 'Robert Frank Symposium' in 2004 http://www.tate.org.uk/onlineevents/archive/robert_frank/ as an example of one of the best pieces ever written about the photographer. As an aside, this was not the only interesting article in this October edition of 1978. There was a Herbert Keppler's first look at Pentax's wonderful 110 Pocket SLR with interchangeable lenses, a bit about Vivitar's new 35-85mm f2.8 Series 1 lens, (wow), another article by Julia Scully, this time reporting from the 9th Annual Photographic Festival in Arles, France, and much, much more. You won't find a magazine covering such breadth and quality these days, which is a shame. Perhaps there's a blog out there doing it now. Some please tell me of it. I used to read Julia Scully’s thoughtful and insigthful articles on photography in Modern Photography throughout the 1970’s and 80’s, and still remember them to this day as some of the best writing on photography I have ever come across. She was editor of the magazine too, for twenty years, and was also the co-discoverer of the photographic portraits by Mike Disfarmer.

http://literati.net/Scully/index.htm

Quite by chance I came across her book ‘Outside Passage’ some years ago which is a rivetting read about her extraordinary childhood. Highly recommneded.

An example of her outstanding writing was an article on Robert Frank, co-authered with Andy Grundberg, in the October 1978 edition of Modern Photography. This article was referred to and discussed at Tate Modern’s ‘Robert Frank Symposium’ in 2004 http://www.tate.org.uk/onlineevents/archive/robert_frank/
as an example of one of the best pieces ever written about the photographer.

As an aside, this was not the only interesting article in this October edition of 1978. There was a Herbert Keppler’s first look at Pentax’s wonderful 110 Pocket SLR with interchangeable lenses, a bit about Vivitar’s new 35-85mm f2.8 Series 1 lens, (wow), another article by Julia Scully, this time reporting from the 9th Annual Photographic Festival in Arles, France, and much, much more.

You won’t find a magazine covering such breadth and quality these days, which is a shame. Perhaps there’s a blog out there doing it now. Some please tell me of it.

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By: me http://2point8.whileseated.org/2006/12/17/good-writing-on-photography-an-appeal/comment-page-1/#comment-3970 me Thu, 21 Dec 2006 00:35:09 +0000 http://2point8.whileseated.org/?p=107#comment-3970 How about Stephen Shore's "The Nature of Photographs"?I also found the journal entries and letters reproduced in "Diane Arbus Revelations" to be really insightful, and I'm not even a big fan of her work. How about Stephen Shore’s “The Nature of Photographs”?I also found the journal entries and letters reproduced in “Diane Arbus Revelations” to be really insightful, and I’m not even a big fan of her work.

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By: akikana http://2point8.whileseated.org/2006/12/17/good-writing-on-photography-an-appeal/comment-page-1/#comment-3969 akikana Wed, 20 Dec 2006 23:31:27 +0000 http://2point8.whileseated.org/?p=107#comment-3969 One more recommendation for your reading list: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Tao-Photography-Seeing-Beyond/dp/1580081940/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_b/102-7984377-5114525" rel="nofollow">The Tao Of Photography</a> by Philippe Gross. Enjoy! One more recommendation for your reading list:

The Tao Of Photography by Philippe Gross.

Enjoy!

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By: Michael David Murphy http://2point8.whileseated.org/2006/12/17/good-writing-on-photography-an-appeal/comment-page-1/#comment-3964 Michael David Murphy Wed, 20 Dec 2006 18:13:47 +0000 http://2point8.whileseated.org/?p=107#comment-3964 Ooh, yes to Davidson as a writer. I have to track that down (in English). Davidson's intro to Subway is <a href="http://2point8.whileseated.org/?p=22" rel="nofollow">great reading</a>. Ooh, yes to Davidson as a writer. I have to track that down (in English). Davidson’s intro to Subway is great reading.

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By: Andy http://2point8.whileseated.org/2006/12/17/good-writing-on-photography-an-appeal/comment-page-1/#comment-3963 Andy Wed, 20 Dec 2006 18:12:29 +0000 http://2point8.whileseated.org/?p=107#comment-3963 Although it's not solely about photography, "Art & Fear" by Ted Orland and David Bayles says a good deal about the process of photography as individual endeavor. I go back to it time and again because it never fails to encourage and revitalise my puny efforts..... in fact I think I can feel a chapter coming on <i>right about now</i>..... Although it’s not solely about photography, “Art & Fear” by Ted Orland and David Bayles says a good deal about the process of photography as individual endeavor. I go back to it time and again because it never fails to encourage and revitalise my puny efforts….. in fact I think I can feel a chapter coming on right about now…..

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