Hiroshi Watanabe - Santa Monica Pier
Lisa Holden - Pink Poppies
Arthur Tress - Throne of Aphrodite, New York
Will Soule - Mow-way (Shaking Hand)
Vogue Magazine Photographer - Woman in Gown
Pamela Ellis Hawkes - Floral Arrangement #7

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In Praise of History, Context, Richness, Knowledge and Understanding in Photography (and Art)

"Tomorrow was created yesterday...And by the day before yesterday, too."--John le Carré, A Most Wanted Man

During my visit to last November's Paris Photo, I had a run-in with a man…

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Featured Exhibit

Geza Vandor: Hungarian in Paris

By Alex Novak

Geza Vandor was born on May 12, 1898 in Budapest, Hungary. He registered at technical school (Magyar Iparmüvészeti Föiskola) in 1914.

By 1920 Vandor had begun working in…

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Collecting Resources

The Insider's Guide to Buying Photographs

Besides historical and aesthetic considerations, most photography collectors ultimately will face the real economic issue of both buying and selling images.

Few of us merely inherit a collection and then pass…

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