Bending the Frame – Fred Ritchen

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Notes from Ritchin’s 2013 book: Chapter 1: The Useful Photograph Sets stage for profusion of images, loss of professional monopoly, power of tech and the web. Citizen journalists may be more real as they are ‘in it personally’. Quotes W. Eugene Smith (Intro to Minamata,1975): ‘This is not an objective book. The first word I would remove from the folklore …

Looking is Necessary

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Gian Butturini (1935-2006) was an Italian graphic designer who travelled to London in 1969. He took photographs of what was happening in the ‘swinging sixties’, and these were published in a book London, also in 1969. The photographs catch the energy of the city, in a grainy, blurry, dense street style – reminiscent of Provoke and Daido Moriyama. This past …