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What makes a great photo book? An interview with Darius Himes

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What makes a great photo book? Everyone will give you a different answer, but when one of those people is Darius Himes, it’s a good idea to listen. Himes is a former Photography Book Now judge and the Assistant Director at the Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco. In short, he lives and breathes photography. He [...]

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Flickr gets a makeover – you get more space

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  We’ve long been Flickr fans at Blurb (after all, you can make digital photo books with your Flickr photos using both Blurb BookSmart and Blurb Bookify ). But Flickr has seen its star both rise and fall a little. Back in the day, it was the most popular photo sharing site out there, and now [...]

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Oculi: A museum catalog made by you

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  Have you ever been to a museum exhibition, looked through the catalog in the gift shop, and thought that surely you could do a better job of putting the images together than the know-it-all curator did? I know I have. And maybe I was wrong, but I would have loved to have the chance. [...]

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Warhol’s Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera to go up for auction

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  Andy Warhol loved Polaroid – it probably helped that Polaroid gave him a lifetime supply of free film (something they did with many photographers, including Walker Evans). Polaroid cameras let him document and collect instantly. He had a number of the instant-film cameras, including the Polaroid Big Shot and the Polaroid SX-70 land camera. Well, [...]

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