interesting reading, films, exhibits, and links

 Safelight Studio friends share items of interest with us and other readings or topics of note we post here:





Nicholas Nixon Exhibit Removed from ICA Boston SPRING 2018:

Documentaries about Photography on this link:

On Netflix:


Genius of Photography BBC Series:

(other related links:

‘The Genius of Photography’ is a documentary film by BBC Four, captured in six parts: Fixing the Shadows, Documents for Artists, Right Place, Right Time?, Paper Movies, We Are Family and Snap Judgements.  It traces the history behind 170 glorious years of this art, which has shown more than what meets the eye, intriguing us by the strange feelings that a scene captured on different mediums can make us feel delighted, moved, unhappy or angry! The film features some of the most well known photographs ever taken and illustrates what made them so very special.

The series also explores every aspect of photography from daguerreotype to digital, portraits to photo- journalism and art to advertising, and includes interviews and encounters with some of the world’s greatest living photographers including William Eggleston, Nan Goldin, William Klein, Martin Parr, Sally Mann, Robert Adams, Juergen Teller, Andreas Gursky, Jeff Wall and many others.

interesting conceptual works and approaches:

PETER HUJAR: 5 Feb 2018

 LaToya Ruby Frazier, 9 February 2018 by Jerry Saltz:

On Netflix:

The Art of Photography Series:

Season 2:

Elsa Dorfman: She is a wonderful Polaroid photographer living in New England, and a film has been made about her, her friends, loved ones, and people she photographed, and her relationship with Polaroid. A heartwarming, illuminating film that speaks of the challenges women face as artists, the personal mission she has, and the heartwarming manner and enthusiasm with which she recreates the stories, characters, and events she has lived.

elsa dorfman trailer check out the links for information, video shorts, and other details: &

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NY TIMES Bill Cunningham, unpublished photographs: (latest monographs and other info by great photographers)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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