Photograph by Alon Segal
We too feel the need to celebrate the fact that 2010 is now officially leaving us, in the hopes that 2011 will be even better. So, this week’s Reader is all about the viewing and reading essentials that conclude and summarize 2010, as well as some treats awaiting us in 2011. Here goes:
The New Yorker gives you the most memorable photography shows of 2011. From Alferd Steiglitz to Robert Frank, here’s a historical walk down photography’s memory lane.
On a slightly different note, the New York Times concludes this year in pictures.
PDN’s photoblog concludes 2010 by turning to four other blogs published by newspapers and magazines, in order to find out which posts were most viewed and discussed by their readers. The results will surely make you spent some more time in front of the screen.
Fireworks by Jennifer Abessira
And here’s another way to look at 2010, a year which will go down in history as the year of the i. No, I’m not referring here to the split of self in the post-post-modern era, but to the i Steve Jobs inserted into our lives – iPhone, iPad, iWhatever.
Artinfo selected this year’s best and worst artworks inspired by iPhone, which has become one of the most fetishized gadgets mankind has ever known. Seriously, you need to take a look at this.
Charlie Finch from Artnet.com declares 2010 as a superb year for the art world and counts its blessings. Optimism, we love you.
From the Series A Thousand Plateaus, by Jennifer Abessira
Jeff Hamada, an artist living in Vancouver, is also blogging in Boooooom (damn, I hope I got all the O’s right); a blog that tries to foster a community of people excited to go out and be creative!
As he now parts with 2010, Hamada has collected and posted 75 photographs he encountered for the first time throughout the year. Here you can view the dozens of exciting works. Let us know in the comments what you think.
Ready to Kick Off the New Year?
Photograph by Alon Segal
So 2011 #1
Rebecca Taylor from the Getty, who also writes for the Huffington Post, gives you 11 artistic reasons to wait (anxiously!) for 2011. Here’s a taste of some of the coming year’s most exciting exhibitions.
So 2011 #2
To kick off the New Year, we thought you may want to know that a street photography festival will be held in London in July (7-17).
But that, of course, is not all. During the festival, an international Street Photography Awards Competition will be held. The application deadline is March 31 (2011, are you kidding me?) and you can find all the details right here.
So 2011 #3
Also in the UK: The international photography festival, Format 11, will be held in Derby between March 4th and April 3rd. This year’s theme is Right Here Right Now: exposures from the public realm, which will focus on street photography and political implications of the public realm.
You can now apply for The Magnum Workshop, a five-day workshop devoted to street photography. Here are all the details.
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