This iconic 1957 Richard Avedon photo, “Marilyn Monroe, actress, New York,” is now in the collection of New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Today the museum announced its acquisition of 39 Avedon photographs, more than doubling its collection of the late photographer’s work. “We are very grateful…for the cooperation of The Richard Avedon Foundation, which enabled us to realize an acquisition that I had discussed with the photographer himself, and about which he was very enthusiastic,” said Peter Galassi, chief curator of MoMA’s department of photography, in a statement issued today. Acquired from the Foundation, the career-spanning photos date from 1953 to 2002 and include nine photos of Avedon’s father that were first shown in a solo exhibition at MoMA in 1974. Read the rest of this entry ».
1. The word “photography” was first mentioned by an eminent mathematic and astronomic expert, Sir John Frederick William Herschel in 1839.
2. Leica is identical to Germany but it is actually made in Canada and Portugal as well.
3. Single lens reflex camera (SLR) was first discovered in 1861 by Thomas Sutton – and it was so big in size. A 35 mm SLR camera of “Sport” brand was first developed in 1934 in Russia (back then, Soviet Union). However, it was not in the market before 1937. A Germany-made camera called Kine Exakta was the first one to be sold in the market in 1936. The first Asian-made SLR camera, Asahi flex was in introduced in 1952 by the Asahi Optical company in Japan and which is today known as Pentax.
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Here are A World History of Photography by Naomi Rosenblum. Encompasses the entire range of the photographic medium, from the camera lucida to up-to-date computer technology, and from Europe and the Americas to the Far East. The text investigates all aspects of photography – aesthetic, documentary, commercial and technical – while placing it in historical context. It includes three technical sections with detailed information about equipment and processes. This edition also updates important new international work from the 1980s and 1990s. Read the rest of this entry ».
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