by Wendell Benedetti
February 21, 2013 —
Rangefinder presents a variety of exhibits; book releases; new products tools and software; special projects by photographers; and more.
MFA Hosts Bruce Davidson’s Harlem Exhibition
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is currently hosting the show “Bruce Davidson: East 100th Street,” a 43-print exhibition featuring works that were originally displayed 43 years ago as part of Davidson’s “East 100th Street” at the Museum of Modern Art. Taken during the late 1960s, Davidson’s striking images reveal the reality of life on the East 100th Street block in Harlem, New York, which was described during the 1950s as the most dangerous location in the city. Davidson began his photography career at age 10 with a darkroom his mother built for him. He attended the Rochester Institute of Technology and Yale University, and would eventually become a colleague of Henri Cartier-Bresson with the Magnum photo agency. Davidson’s portfolio covers the Civil Rights Movement as well as numerous celebrity portraits, including Marilyn Monroe, Leonard Bernstein, Kiki Smith, Andy Warhol, Jack Kerouac, Fannie Lou Hamer and John Cage. Among his awards is the Outstanding Contribution to Photography Award at the 2011 Sony World Photography Awards. The “Bruce Davidson: East 100th Street” exhibition can be seen at Gallery 335 now through September 8, 2013.
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Handcrafted Deckle Edges from Hahnemühle FineArt
Hahnemühle FineArt is now offering Digital FineArt papers with handcrafted deckle edges on all four sides. Available on Photo Rag 308 gsm, William Turner 310 gsm, and Museum Etching 350 gsm papers, these new papers give professional digital fine-art printing the look and feel of traditional artistic papers. Sheet sizes include 8.5 x 11 inches, 13 x 19 inches and 17 x 22 inches.
Freedom in Text
Getty Publications launched Leonard Freed’s new book, This Is the Day: The March on Washington, on February 5 at The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Designed to coincide with Black History Month as well as the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Freed’s long-anticipated photo book features 75 images taken during the day of the march, including wide-angle views of the hundreds of thousands of marchers overflowing the National Mall, intimate group portraits of people straining to see the speakers, and tight close-ups of individual faces filled with hope and yearning. The 128-page book culminates with images of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivering his prophetic “I Have a Dream” speech at the base of the Lincoln Memorial. Freed’s visual testimony is accompanied with essays by Julian Bond, Michael Eric Dyson and Paul M. Farber. Price: $29.95
Art Photo Index Launches Online Service
Touchscreen Pen from Neil Enterprises
Serif Rolls Out Powerful Image-Editing Software
Serif is marketing PhotoPlus X6, the latest version of its comprehensive image-editing application. Certified compatible with Windows 8 (64-bit), PhotoPlus X6 features a variety of new tools, such as non-destructive cropping, improved noise reduction, a Tilt-Shift Effect Tool, and a Depth-of-Field Filter. It also supports vector masks and fill layers. Other new and improved features are a powerful Raw engine with adjustments such as curves, lighting, color and lens corrections, and a Smart Edge Refinement Tool, which easily selects and adjusts intricate parts of photos, such as hair and leaves. PhotoPlus X6 is compatible with Windows 8/7/Vista/XP. Price: $89.99
New 4K Cinema Player from Red Digital Cinema
Zenfolio’s Unlimited Music Streaming
Photography website provider Zenfolio Inc. and Triple Scoop Music are currently offering Zenfolio clients unlimited access to Triple Scoop Music’s entire 10,000-plus song library. The expanded music options can be added to any Zenfolio subscription plan. The TSM 10K Package provides access to the entire Triple Scoop Music catalog of 10,000-plus songs for $100 a year. The TSM 100-Song Package provides a pre-selected collection of songs for $50 a year. Both packages allow unlimited streaming of songs within Zenfolio slide shows, including slide shows that can be easily embedded on other websites.
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