Archive for July, 2015

A Tribute to Karen Sinsheimer, Santa Barbara Museum of Art Curator of Photography

The museum family is greatly saddened by the passing of the highly esteemed and beloved Karen Sinsheimer, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art ‘s curator of photography. She was first hired as a consultant in July 1990 to organize the exhibition “From Watkins to Weston: 101 Years of California Photography,” in celebration of the museum’s 50th anniversary.

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Minister intervenes to give Chinese artist Ai Weiwei full UK visa

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei leaves the airport in MunichBritish Home Secretary Theresa May has intervened to reverse a decision by her officials and grant dissident Chinese artist and free speech advocate Ai Weiwei a full six-month visa to enter Britain, her government department said on Friday. On Thursday the artist, whose passport was returned by Chinese authorities last week four years after it was confiscated, said Britain had granted him only a short-stay visa instead of one granting him permission to stay for the full six months. Ai, who was detained for 81 days and had his passport confiscated four years ago, has never been charged nor convicted of a crime.

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Prince George photographer captures stunning images of universe

It’s wise advice, but for Prince George photographer Keith Egger, it’s more than that. It’s also a profession.

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Grevin’s first Asian museum waxes lyrical over K-pop

People take photos with a waxwork model of US President Barack Obama on the opening day of the first Asian outpost of France's famous waxwork museum, Musee Grevin, in Seoul on July 30, 2015Psy, Paris Hilton and Queen Elizabeth II all made it, but South Korean President Park Geun-Hye turned down her chance of immortality in the first Asian outpost of France's famous waxwork museum, Musee Grevin, that opened in Seoul Thursday. The new museum's focus is firmly on the world of entertainment and, in particular, stars of the "Hallyu" or "Korean Wave" of pop songs and TV melodramas that have become the country's most potent cultural export. As a result, waxworks of global icons like Michael Jackson and Madonna rub shoulders with the likes of actress Choi Ji-Woo — star of one of the original Hallyu dramas "Winter Sonata" who enjoys a major fan following in Japan.

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Canberra Times photographer Rohan Thomson awarded a Young Walkley

Some of the images taken by young Canberra Times photographer Rohan Thomson that have been recognised by the Walkley foundation over the three years. Photo: Rohan Thomson Canberra Times and Fairfax Media photographer Rohan Thomson has been awarded a Young Walkley for his photography and video work.

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