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ISP Exclusive: Lucian Perkins  The two-time Pulitzer Prize photojournalist Lucian Perkins discusses his introduction into photography, his time at The Washington Post, and the future of the photojournalist.

The Curious Case of Kevin Carter: 20 Years Later  The image that won Kevin Carter the Pulitzer Prize has risen beyond the realm of mere fame, becoming in some ways a strange cultural institution- universal knowledge recognized by all, whether or not they know anything about Carter or the Sudan.

On the Ethics of Photography  Does encountering danger create in the viewer an obligation to provide aid? Shannon Buchanan tackles this question and explores the conflict in ideologies as to whether...

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Featured Photo Madrid, Spain hard shadows

Fabio Astolpho


Happy Mountain

Statement: In the streets of major cities thousands of people come and go every day. The world is filled, few places remain vacant. But in the midst of so many and so much, silence can be heard in one click. And at this moment we can see the urban loneliness. Happy Mountain tries to show seconds lost in time that translate the silence of the loneliness of people in large cities. 

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Exhibition of the Month

Martin Parr

Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong,  September 6 - November 1, 2014


Martin Parr’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong is a diverse showcase of the work of Parr who is famous for his satirical and humourous social documentary on modern life. The exhibition spotlights select works from his recent Hong Kong project (2013) commissioned by Blindspot Gallery, alongside selections from two of his iconic past series, his first work in colour The Last Resort (1983 to 1985) and Luxury (1995 to present). An art book titled Hong Kong Parr will be launched at the opening with book signing.

In collaboration with the Hong Kong International Photo Festival (HKIPF), a public talk on Parr’s work will be held on 7 September at Hong Kong Central Library. In the talk, Parr will discuss his long...

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A Look Back

Otto Bettmann (October 15, 1903- May 3, 1998)

"The Picture Man"

Born in Leipzig, Germany, Bettmann fled to New York from Nazi-controlled Germany in 1935. He brought two trunks of photographs and would continue adding to his archives for the next 50 years, eventually being credited with inventing the image resource business.

Otto Bettmann was best known for his book "The Good Old Days: They Were Terrible," which contradicted the Gilded Age by potraying the era between the Civil War and World War I as one of poor economic and living conditions.

In later years, Bettmann served as a curator of rare books at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida until his death in 1998.


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