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The Art of Photography [Artist Series] - Keith Carter

The Art of Photography [Artist Series] - Keith Carter

In his most recent video, Ted Forbes profiled one of his favourite photographers, Keith Carter. 

Keith Carter is a contemporary American photographer based in Beaumont, Texas. His photography has evolved over the years incorporating many mediums including silver gelatin, wet plate collodion, photograms and digital photography. Keith uses many techniques and approaches to conceptually portray his statements as a photographer. His acclaimed work in photography has led to over a hundred solo shows across 13 countries. He's published 12 monographs and his work is in private and museum photography collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, George Eastman House, J Paul Getty Museum, MFA Houston, SFMoMA, President and Mrs Barak Obama and the Wittliff Gallery of Southwestern and Mexican Photography at Texas State University.

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The Art of Photography [Artist Series] - Pedro Meyers

The Art of Photography [Artist Series] - Pedro Meyers

Pedro Meyer is one of the significant, contemporary photographers in Mexico. His career has spanned decades of photography and he's usually found himself at the forefront of the technical and social possibilities of the medium. Heresies is a retrospective comprising four decades of photography. The exhibition opened simultaneously in 60 museums worldwide. He recently opened the Foto Museo Cuatro Caminos in Mexico City which puts an emphasis on Latin American photography and includes works and exhibitions by photographers from all over the world.

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The Art of Photography [Artist Series] - Lourdes Grobet

The Art of Photography [Artist Series] - Lourdes Grobet

The third episode of Ted Forbes’ artist series features Spanish photographer Lourdes Grobet.

“Lourdes Grobet is a Mexico City based photographer known best for her work with Lucha Libre wrestlers including El Santo and Blue Demon. Starting her career in photography as a conceptual artist in the late 1960s, she eventually became the first prominent female photographer in Lucha Libre for most of her career. Grobet works in large series projects which also include a 35 year project with the Teatro Campesino e Indígena, a contemporary theater group that interprets the indigenous traditions of pre-hispanic Mexico.”

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The Art of Photography [Artist Series] - David Brookover

The Art of Photography [Artist Series] - David Brookover

The second video in Ted Forbes’ artist series features American photographer David Brookover. “David Brookover is a contemporary American photographer who specializes in landscape images. Based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming he currently owns his own gallery. Having spent 15 years in Japan, Brookover is greatly influenced by Japanese art and textiles which is reflected in the diverse mediums of printing and paper use that is a major part of his work.”

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The Art of Photography [Artist Series] - Graciela Iturbide

The Art of Photography [Artist Series] - Graciela Iturbide

I’ve been a big fan of Ted Forbes’ youtube channel The Art of Photography for a number of years. Last year he release three episodes of his artist series, and today he release the forth episode in the series. This episode is a discussion with Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide.

Forbes wrote this about Iturbide – “Graciela Iturbide is one of the great contemporary photographers of Mexico. As a prodigy of the modernest master Manuel Alvarez Bravo, she worked as his assistant before starting her own career in photography in the early 1970’s. Working mostly in large-scale documentary projects, she was commissioned in 1978 by the Ethnographic Archive of the National Indigenous Institute of Mexico to photograph Mexico’s indigenous population. The resulting project photographing the Seri Indians yielded one of her most iconic works, Mujer ángel, Desierto de Sonora in 1979. She has worked in her native Mexcio as well as Cuba, East Germany, India, Madagascar, Hungary, Paris and the United States. She was the recipient of the W Eugene Smith grant in 1971 and the prestigious Hasselblad award in 2008.”

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A Disruptive View of Earth

A Disruptive View of Earth

What the astronauts felt when they saw Earth from afar changed them forever. The Daily Overview project aims to produce the same effect in each of us, demonstrating through a series of stunning satellite images of Earth the effect human beings are having on the planet. You have never seen the Earth like this. -Overviews by Benjamin Grant, source imagery © DigitalGlobe. Video courtesy of NASA/ESA. “Earthrise” photograph courtesy of NASA. Maps courtesy of Mapbox.

Benjamin Grant founded and runs Daily Overview – an artistic, environmental, and educational project that uses satellite photography to detail how human activity has shaped the landscape of the planet. To date his images have been featured in more than 45 countries around the world, both online and in major publications such as The New York Times, The Guardian, and WIRED. The project’s following across social media currently exceeds an audience of 650,000. Prints of his images have been displayed in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Munich, and Paris. In 2016, Penguin Random House published his large-format book with a collection of images from the project, which has now been translated into seven languages.

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The Art Of Photography [Artist Series] – Alexey Titarenko

The Art Of Photography [Artist Series] – Alexey Titarenko

I’ve been watching Ted Forbes‘ podcast ‘The Art Of Photography’ for a number of years and I’ve always found it both interesting and informative. In the past year, Forbes crowd-funded amongst the community to be able to create a series of high-quality feature videos about some of the most profound and influential photographers in the industry today. His first video was released this weekend and featured Russian photography Alexey Titarenko.

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