Archive for November, 2015

Capturing a life of photography

An upcoming display in a Blackheath pop-up gallery will feature a lifetime of work by Wentworth Falls photographer Barry Lesberg. It wasn’t me: A classic moment of sibling relations in the 1960s captured by Wentworth Falls photographer Barry Lesberg.

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Beloved Japanese artist who depicted horrors of war dies at 93

Mizuki, a giant of Japanese manga artists and his wife Mura pose for a photo with Kitaro, the main character of his popular horror manga series " Gegege no Kitaro," in TokyoAn award-winning Japanese manga artist, whose retellings of traditional ghost stories and depictions of the horrors of World War Two helped propel anime to global popularity, died on Monday at the age of 93. Shigeru Mizuki, a beloved household name in Japan, was an art student when he was drafted in 1942 and sent to fight in New Guinea, where he lost his left arm and witnessed scenes that haunted him for the rest of his life. Debuting in 1957, Mizuki went on to write manga dealing with the U.S. wartime bombing, the abuse he and other military recruits suffered under their emperor-worshipping commanders during World War Two, and a biography of Adolf Hitler.


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The Golden Hour of the East Outlet

I suppose that if you asked me, I would say that it all began 15 years ago when my stepfather Gene Graves and I camped on the bank of the Kennebec river at one of the primitive sights not very far in on the road to Rockwooda where we spent the night star-gazing and listening to the many and varied sounds of the river, the ones that speak to a man in his heart if he cares to listen. I revisited this place once again last spring when the nights were still hung over with cold and the river was still swollen with spring floods and we reveled in the opportunity to be “alone in the wilderness.”

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Barnes art museum looks to build on successful move

Morning sunlight shines on The Barnes Foundation Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, in Philadelphia. The museum and its renowned collection of Renoirs, Matisses, Picassos, and Cézannes has drawn huge crowds since moving from a small suburban location with limited access and hours to Philadelphia's museum row. Now it is looking to reach out even further to the broader community with expanded programming, bolstered by a major fundraising drive. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — More than a million people have visited The Barnes Foundation since the art museum moved to Philadelphia from a suburb in May 2012. That's almost three times the number of visitors who saw its extensive collection in its former home in the five years before the relocation.


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Hacklet 86 – Time-lapse Projects

“If I could save time in a bottle” it’s not just an old song, it’s a passion for many photography hackers. Time-lapse photography is a way to show the movement of time through still images.

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