June 30th, 2009
June 29th, 2009
Photo by Brad Elterman.
“I was hired by Dick Clark’s press agent to cover the American Music Awards nearly every year for a decade. I had incredible access and I wanted to make a great photograph of this new singer called Madonna. There is little potential to be creative in this small area, but it made a wonderful photograph.”
Elterman’s celebrity photography is on view in an exhibition called ”Like It Was Yesterday” at Equator Books, 1103 Abbot Kinney Blvd.,Venice, California. The show was recently extended through July 23.
June 26th, 2009
Photo: NASA Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, Johnson Space Center
This photograph of the erupting Sarychev Volcano was taken June 12 by an astronaut on the International Space Station. Sarychev, on the northwestern end of Matua Island, is one of the most active volcanoes in the Kuril Island chain, northeast of Japan. The photo was taken with a Nikon D2XS digital camera fitted with a 400 mm lens. More information about the volcanic phenomena seen in this image is at the NASA Earth Observatory.
June 25th, 2009
Full Moonset, Chausey Islands, France, 2008. © Michael Kenna
This photograph is part of Michael Kenna’s second solo show at Charles A. Hartman Fine Art in Portland, Oregon, “Michael Kenna: Recent Travels,” which opened yesterday and runs through August 1, 2009. The exhibition is comprised of the photographer’s most recent work, which he made on journeys to more than ten countries. Later this year a retrospective exhibition of Kenna’s work will open at Kushiro Art Museum in Hokkaido, Japan, and will continue on to Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, France, before appearing at Palazzo Magnani Museum in Reggio Emilia, Italy.
June 24th, 2009
Photo by Willard R. Culver/ National Geographic. Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland, 1951. People stroll in the village of Lauterbrunnen known for a waterfall that cascades off a 1000-foot cliff.
Today the National Geographic Museum opens “Kodachrome Culture: American Tourists In Europe,” an exhibition featuring more than 100 Kodachrome photographs taken in 21 countries during the 1950s and 60s. The show goes on display just days after Kodak announced it would discontinue the iconic color film after 74 years on the market. The histories of National Geographic and Kodachrome film have been intertwined since the film was first introduced in 1935. The exhibition looks at a particular period in this relationship when National Geographic photographers used the color film to document faraway places for a post-World War II American audience increasingly interested traveling abroad, especially to Europe. The exhibition will be on display until September 7, 2009.
All photos © David Brabyn
Photojournalist David Brabyn shot these images of Twitter users last week at the 140 Character Conference in New York. View more images from this series on Brabyn’s Web site. Brabyn is on Twitter as @dbrabyn.
Pictured above: Frank Schmiechen (@weltkompakt) and Peter Weissenstein (@paweissenstein).