A weekly recap of art world news.
Popular Photography Shuts Down After 80 Years
After nearly 80 years in print, Popular Photography Magazine—one of the world’s most widely circulated photography print publications—has announced it is closing. The March/April issue will be its last, and as of today, PopPhoto.com will cease to publish new content. Its sister publication, American Photo Magazine, will also stop updating its website as of today.
Read the full story (DP Review)
Israeli Photographer David Rubinger Dies at 92
Israel’s most famous photographer, David Rubinger, has died in Jerusalem at the age of 92. Born in Vienna, Rubinger became interested in photography while serving in World War II. After the war, he opened a photography business in Jerusalem, later transitioning to photojournalism. His photograph of Israeli paratroopers after the Western Wall was recaptured during the Six-Day War became a defining image of that war. Rubinger photographed for Time-Life for over 50 years and was awarded the Israel Prize in 1997, becoming the first photographer to win Israel’s highest honor.
Read the full story (PetaPixel)
Rineke Dijkstra Wins the 2017 Hasselblad Award
Dutch photographer Rineke Dijkstra is the recipient of the 2017 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography. She is best known for her photographs and films documenting how children and adolescents form their identities and change over time. The prize includes an exhibition at the Hasselblad Center at the Goteborg Museum of Art in Sweden this coming October, as well as a cash prize of $105,578. Previous winners of the prestigious award include Sophie Calle, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Jeff Wall, among others.
Read the full story (Art Net News)