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Stephen Shore is a prominent photographer and photographic educator. A pioneer in the field of color photography, Shore has published numerous books of photography, included his seminal book, Uncommon Places, published in 1982 (reissued in 2004). He has also been director of the photography program at Bard College since that same year.
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Simplicity wins the day at Cannes. I LOVE this!
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#NotesFromTheSundayPapers...as seen in today's Gazette: 
Family of resident ‘fairyologist’ began finding the doors all over their house in 1993
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From the curator of the intriguingly-named "New York Under" show -- which sounds like my kind of photography.
Leo Macias and Thais Marin opened ApArt Private Gallery, a space in São Paulo for agency creatives who are artists, too.
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Social Media at Work...
Ever since the Museum of Modern Art's contract negotiations with members of the United Autoworkers Local 2110 took a very public turn earlier this month, the Instagram account @MoMALocal2110 has be...
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Going on the To-Read:
MONTCLAIR, NEW JERSEY — To devote a show to an era is to delimit the era in question, carving it off from surrounding epochs and ascribing some measure of thematic or aesthetic continuity to it.
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The obsession with eternally climbing profits:
 
WHY VERY FEW MANUFACTURING PLANTS EVER NEED TO CLOSE

If a manufacturing plant closes because their profits are down, that usually means that the shareholders aren't getting an increase in quarterly dividends and/or a year-over-year growth in their stock price. It also means that the corporate executives may not be getting as big a bonus from that location.

What it doesn't necessarily mean is that there is anything wrong with the actual business income and expense model or the productivity of the workers, or the local business climate.

In other words, most factories close because out of the area execs and shareholders aren't making enough to buy another villa, yacht, or pay for another European vacation.

If the disparity of income of workers versus "higher ups" was not as great, plants could operate indefinitely and workers could receive a living raise for as long as there was demand for the products or services produced by the company.

This may sound a little complicated, but it's not. Basically, you have forget everything you hear on the nightly news and about the stock market going up or down, and just look at the reality on the street. If people are buying the products, then the business is fine. The economics of stock prices and obscene corporate profits has nothing to do with the economics of running a business.

Next time you pass an abandoned factory, think about the day that it closed. The machines still worked, the employees were willing to work, the roof didn't leak, the lights worked, etc... Actually, the business was probably showing a profit on the products and services being produced at that location. The only reason it closed was because some greedy bastard miles away wanted to make several more millions of dollars, and the profit wasn't high enough.

This is the reason most businesses leave this country. It's not really about wages, taxes or tariffs; it's about exorbitantly high profits for people that are already making billions of dollars.

A good example of this is Walmart. Several of the richest people in the world (multi-billionaires) are all major shareholders in Walmart. We're talking fortune 500 top 10 billionaires. If they would take just a fraction less out of the company, there would easily be enough to pay employees healthcare and provide them with a living wage. The reason why they don't has to do with greed -- and probably wanting stay on the top 10 list. Imagine that... a child is under-nourished because some bastard in a mansion somewhere is trying to move up a notch on the Fortune 500 list. It's Pathetic!
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Amen, amen, amen... Liz Miele says, by way of 'burgh comedian, Davon Magwood:
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Another photographer who changed how I look at everything: 
It's hard for me to describe the fascination that William Eggleston's photographs exert on me. More than twenty years ago, I bought William Eggleston's Guide, the catalogue of his solo show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City in 1976.
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The one with the dog? Takes this over the edge of creepiness:
Despite the current ubiquity of cameras, we rarely pause in our flurry of social media sharing to document one of the most significant events in all our lives: death.
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His show at the National Gallery a few years ago changed my life. This interview is every bit as relevant today as it was in the late 90s:
Lewis Baltz: I never had any profound loyalty to the idea of photography as a medium but simply as the most efficient way of making or recording an image. And that has changed over the last few years. Now the most efficient way is to work with digital or with digital-analogue or between the two.
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