Exciting new elective this fall: PHOT 490 Pratt Photography Lectures. Two sections with Professor Stephen Hilger or Professor Dominica Paige Giglio. The course meets for nine sessions on Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm, beginning on August 27th. Lecturers include Leo Rubinfien on Garry Winogrand, Jim Goldberg, Donovan Wyle, An My-Lê, and Lucas Foglia.
Check out this new book from New York Times Magazine Director of Photography and past Pratt Photography lecturer Kathy Ryan
Photographs and text by Kathy Ryan
Introduction by Renzo Piano
“From the beginning, the New York Times Building was all about the light, and the vibration of light and shadow. In Kathy Ryan’s pictures, I’m happy to find somebody who has captured it!”—Renzo Piano, architect of the New York Times Building, from the introduction
Office Romance is Kathy Ryan’s photographic love song to life at her office. Mostly shot on the sixth floor of the landmark Renzo Piano designed New York Times Building, where she works as director of photography at the New York Times Magazine, Ryan captures moments of luminous beauty in her daily routine.
First published on Ryan’s Instagram feed, these photographs offer her rendering of the minute details of her working environment: her colleagues, the glorious building she works in, and the light of New York City. As well as the joy and pleasure in each moment captured, the book refers to the contrasts and ironies that characterize the photo world today; as old media meets new, an editor who commissions work from swashbuckling photographers all over the world finds moments of transcendent beauty within her office. The book includes Ryan’s own account of the pictures, and of how she got hooked on Instagram.
When Penelope Umbrico first delved into the National Archives website, she discovered numerous scanned reproductions of Ansel Adams’ photographs. She noticed that in their zeal to make Adams’ images accessible to the public, the archivists often sacrificed the painstaking craftsmanship that…
"He would drive, and stop, and walk, sometimes for a few minutes, at other times for hours, maintaining an unstructured and intuitive itinerary, and photographing all the while, keeping restraint in mind, never dwelling too long on any one subject or being drawn too far beyond that initial point of fascination. It is from these underlying principles that "a shimmer of possibility" emerged in 2007, its monumental 12-volumes spanning the nation with single or interlocking narratives of life as it passes by or as it is happened upon by Graham and his camera." - Sliding Sight, Setting Suns by David Chandler.
Paul Graham’s solo show, “Does Yellow Run Forever?” will open at 510 West 25th Street, New York, on September 5.