Fortnightly recap of art world news.
Fall Workshops at Aperture
Workshops include: Talking Pictures with W.M. Hunt, Finding the Universal in Photographic Narratives with Elinor Carucci, Portrait of a Place with Gail Halaban, The Portrait in a Community Context with Dawoud Bey, and Jason Fulford on Visual Language: How Pictures Speak to Each Other.
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Kuddle: New Child-friendly Photo Sharing Sites
“Designed for children, this ‘Instagram for kids’ doesn’t just offer a safe environment where the youngins can share photos and become future cappuccino photographers, it actually teaches them about proper online behavior, or ‘netiquette’, at the same time.” —DL Cade
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Twitter Users Reject Graphic Images of the Late Journalist James Foley
“Images and videos of James Foley's killing have been circulating on social media, distressing many who see them. A range of voices have emerged calling for positive images and memories to be shared instead.” —BBC Trending
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Quinn & Farmer to Auction George Cruger’s Photography Collection
The late assistant curator of photographs at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, George Cruger, will have his personal collection of photographs up for auction with LiveAuctioneers through August 28. Cruger’s personal collection encompasses the history of photography and includes notable 19th-and early to mid-20th-century works.
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Legendary Photographer Rebecca Lepkoff Dies at 98
Rebecca Lepkoff, the legendary Lower East Side photographer, died this past weekend in Vermont at the age of 98. Lepkoff’s photographs have appeared in numerous galleries and museum shows as well as in A History of Women Photographers by Naomi Rosenblum; Bystander: A History of Street Photography by Joel Meyerowitz and Colin Westerbeck; Street Gangs by Sandra Gardiner and Life on the Lower East Side: Photographs by Rebecca Lepkoff, 1937-1950 by Peter Dans and Suzanne Wasserman. —Ed Litvak
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