News


May 11, 2015

This site is slowly rumbling to life, I hope.  Keep an eye here for updates.  In the meantime, come see Andrew Rowat’s “Collision Yangon” IRL which I’m hosting.

In other news, I hope to have some site updates as well as new interviews, features, etc.  All coming soon!

May 27, 2012

In what really does seem to be a poorly thought out decision, the Dutch government has decided to suspend all funds to the organisation that runs the Noorderlicht Photo Festival, among other things.  This will force it to suspend all it’s operations, as government support makes up 50% of its budget…

Well, they aren’t giving up without a fight (as they shouldn’t) – And you can support them here.

May 17, 2012

Wait!  I suppose I forgot to mention that I have a show opening in exactly 2 weeks!

CITY OF SALT
BY NICHOLAS CALCOTT

May 31st to August 4th, 2012
Opening Reception Thursday, May 31st, 6 – 8 pm

GULF + WESTERN GALLERY
721 Broadway
New York, NY, 10003

More details on my site – http://www.nicholascalcott.com/

 

May 14, 2012

Pete Brook, writing for Wired‘s Rawfile, has a really well reported post on contemporary photo collectives.  Take a look here.

May 7, 2012

Rinko Kawauchi has a tumblog!  Take a look.  The Google translate of the captions also adds something, I think.

May 1, 2012

Rian Dundon is looking for backers for his book Changsha on Emphas.is (Kickstarter for photojournalists).  Go check it out – it’s great work and deserves all the support it can get.

April 17, 2012

…We’re not trying to be a photography exhibit, we’re trying to be a communications medium.

Instagram has clearly been in the news lately, especially in how it relates to photography, but it’s worth keeping in mind the above quote, from Kevin Systrom (in Fader), a founder of Instagram, before predicting that everything has now changed

April 13, 2012

So, I’m planning a minor redesign to make the news column more prominent and to make it a bit more bloggy – I haven’t been able to produce the features, currently seen at left, at quite the rate I’d like to, and there’s plenty going on in photography in the meantime that I’d like to, in some small way address.  I feel that a redesigned news column would go a little ways to that.

So, in the run up to that redesign, I’ll be trying to get back up to speed with various little posts.  This is the first of them.

It’s really just to highlight this little gallery of Victorian ghost mothers, caused by the long exposures necessary at the time these images were taken.  If you wanted an infant to sit relatively still, you frequently had to be right next to the creature.  And so mothers went to complicated lengths to hide themselves in plain view to have a child’s picture taken.  Certainly worth a look.  [Via The Gallery of Ridiculously Interesting Things]

April 6, 2012

Shelley Rice, a former professor of mine, has written a really interesting critique of the Cindy Sherman and Francesca Woodman shows up in New York right now.  Really worth taking a look at, over at the Jeu de Paume’s blog.

February 17, 2012

Lost In Publications is a freaking awesome internet resource.  I highly recommend checking it out.