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15.12.2016 PWT 50-2016 Mario Giacomelli, The Man Who Would Go to the Moon with His Photographs

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“Photography… can be a witness of our passage on earth”, and even of our passage on the Moon.

Mario Giacomelli’s works in photography are a nightmare for accountants and speculators. Or, it is more correct to say they are an obstacle to the precise and narrow definitions of copyright and editions, as our European bureaucraties try to impose.

Mario signed photos of Africa, he never went to Africa. he signed photos os Tibet. He never went to Tibet.

He is famous for Aerial views of the fields around Senigallia, he never went on a plane.

His galerist from Milan send him perfect silver prints from the best photographic laboratory, hoping Mario will sign and number them. Mario publicly destroy them. And follow on printing his own prints in his bathroom with his friend the postman from Senigallia.

How can this be tolarated any more in a World of strict regulations on pianoforte ivories, dinosaurs eggs, Arabian antiquities and authorized posthumous numbered and even signed photographs ?

Maybe just to consider Mario Giacomelli as an artist and not any more as a photographer, a dangerous regulated profession. And maybe not to consider his pictures as photographs, but rather as drawings, or just pages from a notebook.

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01.12.2016 PWT 48-2016 2016 SAIGON IN THE 1960s: Nguyễn-Xuân-Dũng’s Portraits

Hội Nhiếp ảnh Việt-Mỹ hoạt động được từ 1961 tới 1975, đào tạo được khoảng mười nghìn học viên, trong đó có một số khoảng 50 người thành đạt nhiều hoặc ít, về khía cạnh này hoặc nọ… trong ngành nhiếp ảnh…

 

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17.11.2016 PWT 46-2016 Un bois gravé du Magasin pittoresque, 1839-1892 ou la lente conquête de la presse illustrée

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Le Magasin Pittoresque (à l’origine du mot magazine) parut la première fois en janvier 1833 sous la forme d’un fascicule de huit pages, illustré de gravures sur bois, vendu deux sous.

Il parut chaque semaine pendant dix-huit ans jusqu’à la loi fiscale du 16 juillet 1850 qui taxait trop lourdement les publications vendues 10 centimes. Pour survivre, le Magasin pittoresque devint mensuel, puis parut ensuite deux fois par mois.

Le Magasin pittoresque était une publigation de vulgarisation encyclopédique et populaire présentant les découvertes modernes, tout en s’attachant à restituer le passé. Le substantif Magasin avait été choisi pour indiquer que le recueil contenait tous les sujets de nature à enrichir de distractions pures et instructives les loisirs du foyer domestique.

On avait déjà trouvé à Paris de la Terreur à la Restauration un Magasin encyclopédique (de 1792 à 1816), puis à Londres à partir de 1832 un Penny Magazine qui inspira le créateur du Magasin Pittoresque. Édouard Charton en conçut l’idée en 1833, recruta les rédacteurs, presque tous d’anciens élèves des grandes écoles révolutionnaires…

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27.10.2016 PWT 43-2016 A Young and Mature Art: Jean-Gabriel Eynard-Lullin

When invention of photography was proclaimed in 1839, not all the adepts were new born chicken and a few mature gentlemen did express they interest.

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20.10.2016 PWT N°42 Thursday 20th October 2016: A Tribute to the Invention of Photography during the Daguerreian Week

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06.10.2016 PWT 40-2016 Constantin von Ettingshausen, Alois Pokorny, Alois Auer und Nature Printing

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29.09.2016 PWT 39-2016 NADAR IN COLORS

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22.09.2016 Thursday 22 September PTW 38-2016 Mexico 1920: The Decisive Year (Photo-reporter Rafael Sosa)

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15.09.2016 The Making of L’Argent

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08.09.2016 PWT 36-2016 JOHN HAMMOND Jr: THE MAN WHO WOULD BE GENIUS

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01.09.2016 PWT N°35-2016 Changing Places : When Paris Was to Be the Garden of Eden

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Weekly Transmission N°35       Thursday 1st September 2016Changing Places :  When Paris Was to be the Garden of Eden

contents :

The Rue de l’Oratoire des Champs Elysées                                           iii
The Odiot Family Business, the Laure Odiot Album Amicorum      iv
Lepaulle’s Drawing                                                                                      1

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18.08.2016 PTW 33-2016 CSI: Six Characters Behind a Mexican Postcard

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The verso of this photographic postcard offers so many information we could consider a deep investigation.
Collecting postcard is a peaceful hobby, collecting vintage postcards of iconic images with stamps
and travelling evidences is among the most difficult of all collections.


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11.08.2016 PWT 32-2016 Family of Man: Twelve Early Photo IDs in Tsarist Russia

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04.08.2016 PWT 31-2016 Family of Man: The Gertrude Bernheim Album

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PWT 31-2016  The Gertrude Bernheim album

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