photography

This is My Family – Announcing the Judges

We are excited to announce our This is My Family jury members — journalists, filmmakers, songwriters and adoption experts including CNN’s Soledad O’Brien, Dr. Jane Aronson, Zara Phillips and Phil Bertelsen to name just a few. Check out the full list here: This Is My Family: The Jury. This is your chance to dig into

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Patti Smith / Steven Sebring Exhibit Opens at Robert Miller Gallery Tonight in New York City

In addition to last week’s documentary film, Patti Smith: Dream of Life, filmmaker Steven Sebring and musician/poet/photographer Patti Smith have also collaborated on a photography exhibit entitled “Objects of Life” opening tonight at the Robert Miller Gallery in New York City. For those of you in New York who may have missed our broadcast last

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Win the Companion Book to ‘Patti Smith: Dream of Life’!

In honor of the broadcast of Patti Smith: Dream of Life and Patti’s birthday, we’re giving away 10 copies of the companion book! The book Patti Smith: Dream of Life is filled with more than 400 pages of evocative photographs, and beautifully published by Rizzoli press. Elle magazine says: “Coffee-table books, by definition, aren’t meant

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Photography Book That Started as POV’s Borders Project Comes Out Next Month

We were thrilled to read in last week’s Publisher’s Weekly that a multimedia feature commissioned for our POV’s Borders series back in 2003 could be the “breakout indie hit” in bookstores this season. Photographer and documentary filmmaker Douglas Gayeton is coming out with a book in October entitled Slow: Life in a Tuscan Town,” with

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Outside the Frame: If It’s on the Web, Can It Be Transgressive?

When the King of Pop passed away last week, the news spread like wildfire online, and the Web exploded with spur-of-the-moment tributes. My brother-in-law, a child of the 80s, was up until 2 a.m. on Facebook Chat, sharing memories and links to videos on YouTube. Others took their reactions to the streets, creating graffiti memorials,

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Outside the Frame: The World in Photos, Online

Freelance writer Amanda Hirsch, former editorial director of PBS Interactive, blogs about documentaries and the Web in her weekly column, Outside the Frame. Over the past couple of weeks, I conducted an informal survey of how websites ranging from big-name media portals to indie photo blogs use photography to tell stories online. The experience was

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