interesting reading, exhibits, and links

This page will contain items Safelight Studio friends have shared with us and other readings or topics of note we think might be of interest:

NEWS from Bruce Silverstein: Marie Cosinadas Dies at 91: check out the links for information, video shorts, and other details:

The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology
The Amon Carter Museum of American Art
JUNE 3, 2017–SEPTEMBER 3, 2017
The Polaroid Project surveys the history of the innovative photographic company Polaroid and its intersection with art, science, and technology during the second-half of the twentieth century. Featuring a wide-ranging group of artists (including Marie Cosindas and André Kertész), the exhibition showcases the diversity of works produced over several decades.

Frank Paulin featured in The Transported Collection  at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum
APRIL 29 – AUGUST 13, 2017
How can we tell a work of art from an ordinary object? When we visit museums, we expect to see important artworks and potent displays of cultural and social inquiry. But who ultimately decides the value and meaning of an artwork? This eclectic selection from the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum Collection accompanies the exhibition The Transported Man and contributes to conversations around the role of belief in the framing and experience of art.


Bruce Silverstein is one the finest galleries for photography in NYC. Here are some of the gems as links to artists, exhibitions, etc. representing Ryan Weideman (photographer and taxi driver), Joel-Peter Witkin, Todd Hido, and Lisette Model, among others. &

Louise Lawler at MOMA:

exhibits nationwide:

latest in the Times:


ESSENTIAL READS:,.3Ed.(036373052).LotB.pdf–Glory.pdf


left behind

ARCHIVE of past items posted:

NY TIMES PICS of 2016:


NY TIMES Bill Cunningham, unpublished photographs:

OLDER: (latest monographs and other info by great photographers)

The (Lost) Art of Hand-Coloring Photographs



Kari Wehrs Photography – Shot

Edward Honaker:

Photographer Edward Honaker Documents His Own Depression


Photographer Documents His Own Depression In Dark Self-Portraits


Women In 1940-1950s In Black And White Photos By Nina Leen

“Instructions for living a life:
Pay attention.
Be astonished.
Tell about it.”

KOSTI at Maine State Museum:

This Photo of a Potato Sold for Over $1,000,000

Kevin Abosch

Peter Lik Print Sells for $6.5 Million, Shattering Record for Most Expensive Photo

Peter Lik


February 11 – March 26, 2016

The Benrubi exhibition follows Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals, which was published by MIT Press in 2009 and includes an essay by renowned neurologist Oliver Sacks.


“New 55PN is a new instant 4 x 5 film that produces a superb negative and a positive print too”:

located ten miles from the old Polaroid factory: 72 Nickerson Road Ashland, Ma 01721

Francesca Woodman exhibit in Amsterdam, opens 18 Dec 2015 and book available:

“Cell phone snaps made into silver prints… this is further support that darkroom printing will live in synergy with digital. No doubt. Here is a link to the Enfojer site:
You’ve got to see this. They are making a mini enlarger that uses your phone screen to print from. It’s actually a beautiful looking tool to my eyes. You get the mini enlarger (use your phone for light source), tongs, trays, and a safelight.”


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