A box containing around 600 prints by Ansel Adams was recently found in a University of California Berkeley Library. Read more under the cut!
As stated in the San Francisco Chronicle, theatre and dance professor Catherine Cole had chanced upon the find — a box that housed 605 signed fine prints made by Ansel Adams in 1964 — at the Bancroft Library, after following a trail of documents in the archives.
“I kept seeing the name Ansel Adams and thought ‘what the heck is he doing all over the UC archives,’ [ … ] This is an extraordinary resource that has been buried like a time capsule,” – Catherine Cole on finding the prints, San Francisco Chronicle
Now, 50 of those prints are on display at the new exhibition hall at the Bancroft Library Gallery, free and open to the public during regular school hours.
The book, released just last month, was penned by Mary Street Alinder, a former assistant to no other than Ansel Adams himself. A related exhibit will also be held in San Francisco, California for three months beginning today.
Travel back in time and see places around Europe, Middle East, and North America as they were more than a century ago through these photochroms from the Photochrom Prints Collection of the Library of Congress.
It all started just like how most stories of found photographs usually do: Collectors Robert Swope and Michel Hurst of Full House discovered a box of what apparently contained the Casa Susanna archive at a flea market in New York's 26th Street.
Long before people huddled in front of computers, reading was a community and solitary pastime. Libraries—from the high walls of Trinity College in Dublin to writers' cozy studios—were central to this literary tradition.
Everything I had fit into eight boxes and two suitcases. That’s all I had collected in my 22 years on earth, eight boxes and two suitcases. My friends and I moved to Brooklyn in the dead of winter, just after a huge snowstorm. I came from California and had no real experience living in snow. All of it was magical to me.
In 1926, John Dixon-Scott started going around his native Britain in search of urban and rural scenes to photograph. His goal was to record something of the country he believed was under the threat of change. By 1946, he had over 14,000 photos ranging from posed portraits to idyllic landscapes.
This article is a tribute to the street and humanist photographer Sabine Weiss. Considered a living legend in street photography, she likes to photograph daily lives of people, trying to capture the emotions she recognizes around her. Weiss like to photograph people of all ages but she especially loves to take photos of children, masterfully immortalizing their spontaneous gestures and emotions. For this article, I was inspired by one of her rare sports photos of some children practicing judo. Do you want to know more about this great artist? Well, read on!
The website and community “Dutch Alternative Photography” recently ran the first ever survey on alternative photographic processes around the world. Being big fans of the site, we got in touch with founder An Zuriel to find out the results! Read on to find out more …
Eric Marais is the founder of the portable dark-room experience, STENOFLEX. We recently had the chance to ask him some questions and he was kind enough to answer us! Read on to find out more about his company, his interest in photography and what's next for STENOFLEX!
Justine Jugnet is a French photographer based in Lyon who loves fashion photography. She recently took the Petzval lens to shoot with in Paris. Get to know more about her and her wonderful way of shooting the world around her in this exclusive interview.
A recent lunchtime break turned into a big analogue adventure when I took the Lomo'Instant camera out with the Splitzer and captured a gloriously sunny day in the heart of Soho, London. I learned a couple of great tips about shooting with this new accessory. Read on to find out more.
Marcus Selmer was the first daguerreotype photographer of Bergen, Norway. He was up-to-date with new technologies and even shifted to wet plate collodion process, a more practical alternative to daguerreotypes. In the 1850s, he also made a series of portraits highlighting folk costumes, from floor-grazing bunad dresses to men’s mink coats. The prints were sold to tourists as a remembrance of traditional Norwegian culture.