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Hengki Koentjoro

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Please introduce yourself. How old are you, where do you live and what is your job?
My name is Hengki Koentjoro, I’m 47 years old and living in Jakarta, Indonesia. My job deals with multimedia business specializing in corporate Videography.

How long have you been taking photos and what brought you to photography?
I’ve been in love with photography since I was 15 years old when my mother Gave me a Kodak Pocket for my birthday. I just love images and photography fulfill that passion.
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Chin-San Long 1981

Chin-San Long, was born Zhejiang Province in 1892 and passed away in 1995 at the age of 104. He devoted himself in the art of photography for more than 90 years. He made a profound commitment to the art of photography and lived almost every single minute with camera in hand.

Followed with his teacher Gin-Lan Lee, who was specialized in photography, during his youth, Long began to find interest in photography. Meanwhile, painting also plays important role in Long’s photography, especially in the field of Composite Photograph.

Long’s Composite Photograph is so unique that it incorporated the essences of Chinese ink painting into photography, landing the two in great harmony. The Composite Photography is a specific darkroom technique bringing images from a number of films into one frame. Long’s ethereal shots that took after the lyricism and vintage composition of Chinese landscape painting well illustrated the pursuit of the traditional Chinese art and culture.

Long believed that art must contain 2 required conditions. First, the structure and the layer of the picture must with art. Second, the art work must be meaningful. Long stressed that every successful art work took him a lot of time in the dark room. With the long believe, Long’s Composite Photography has won him the great reputation of “Picture in the painting, painting in the picture” (via)


 

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Linda Butler  for more than 25 years has worked as an independent art-photographer and is known for her explorations of other cultures. Her most recent book, Yangtze Remembered: The River Beneath the Lake, is an historical document of the Three Gorges Dam project in China. During a three-year period (from 2000 – 2003) Butler made eight trips to China. She captured the complexity of the Three Gorges Project and the beauty of the Yangtze before life was changed forever by the dam. Through her photographs we see common people, architectural interiors and dramatic landscapes. We watch the destruction of the old way of life and the construction of the new in before-and-after photographs of the river and its shores. Published by Stanford University Press (©2004), Yangtze Remembered explores the historical and environmental context of the dam through 109 photographs and 55 pages of text. Butler’s other books include Italy: In the Shadow of Time (Rizzoli International ©1998), Rural Japan: Radiance of the Ordinary (Smithsonian Institution Press ©1992), and Inner Light: The Shaker Legacy (Knopf ©1985).

Butler has had more than fifty one-person exhibitions in the United States, Canada, and Japan. Her photographs have appeared in exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, The Cleveland Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, and the Yokohama Museum of Art in Japan. Linda was born in Appleton, Wisconsin in 1947; she graduated from Antioch College and did her graduate degree at the University of Michigan. Since her graduation, she has lived with her husband, Steven Nissen, in Ann Arbor, MI, Sacramento, CA, and Lexington KY. At present, they make their home outside of Cleveland, Ohio.



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Featuring an informative introduction by Robert Sullivan, "Life: 70 Years Of Extaordinary Photography - Platinum Anniversary Collection" showcases a comprehensive and representative series of photo essays and prized historical images, including a section presented every Life magazine cover published over seven decades. This 304-page, full-illustrated history is enhanced for contemporary readers with more than 300 amazing photographs and provides us with a kind of guided tour through seventy years of history ranging from domestic issues to foreign affairs. Here are our cultural and political leaders, along with ordinary men and women caught up in extraordinary events. Imaged features of personalities drawn from sports, movies, and everyday life, this extraordinary book is a true memorial celebration and tribute to one of America's most popular and influential magazines of its day. Simply stated, "Life: 70 Years Of Extaordinary Photography - Platinum Anniversary Collection" should be a part of the Photography and History collections of every academic and community library in the country.
 



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Featuring an informative introduction by Robert Sullivan, "Life: 70 Years Of Extaordinary Photography - Platinum Anniversary Collection" showcases a comprehensive and representative series of photo essays and prized historical images, including a section presented every Life magazine cover published over seven decades. This 304-page, full-illustrated history is enhanced for contemporary readers with more than 300 amazing photographs and provides us with a kind of guided tour through seventy years of history ranging from domestic issues to foreign affairs. Here are our cultural and political leaders, along with ordinary men and women caught up in extraordinary events. Imaged features of personalities drawn from sports, movies, and everyday life, this extraordinary book is a true memorial celebration and tribute to one of America's most popular and influential magazines of its day. Simply stated, "Life: 70 Years Of Extaordinary Photography - Platinum Anniversary Collection" should be a part of the Photography and History collections of every academic and community library in the country.












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Martin Munkacsi: "Think while you shoot"





Martin Munkácsi (born Kolozsvar, Austro-Hungary, May 18, 1896, died July 13, 1963, New York, NY) was a Hungarian photographer who worked in Germany (1928–34) and the United States.

In 1932, the young Henri Cartier-Bresson, at the time an undirected photographer who catalogued his travels and his friends, saw the Munkácsi photograph Three Boys at Lake Tanganyika, taken on a beach in Liberia. Cartier-Bresson later said, "For me this photograph was the spark that ignited my enthusiasm. I suddenly realized that, by capturing the moment, photography was able to achieve eternity. It is the only photograph to have influenced me. This picture has such intensity, such joie de vivre, such a sense of wonder that it continues to fascinate me to this day." He paraphrased this many times during his life, including the quotation, "I suddenly understood that photography can fix eternity in a moment. It is the only photo that influenced me. There is such intensity in this image, such spontaneity, such joie de vivre, such miraculousness, that even today it still bowls me over."

Richard Avedon said of Munkácsi, "He brought a taste for happiness and honesty and a love of women to what was, before him, a joyless, loveless, lying art. Today the world of what is called fashion is peopled with Munkácsi's babies, his heirs.... The art of Munkácsi lay in what he wanted life to be, and he wanted it to be splendid. And it was."

In 2007, the International Center of Photography mounted an exhibit of Munkácsi's photography titled, Martin Munkácsi: Think While You Shoot![1] in conjunction with the show Henri Cartier-Bresson’s Scrapbook: Photographs, 1932-46.[2] In 2009, the Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York City staged a joint exhibit of photographs by Edward Steichen and Munkácsi. (read more wikipedia)



 


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Andreas Feininger

Andreas Bernhard Lyonel Feininger (27 December 1906 - 18 February 1999) was a German American photographer, and writer on photographic technique, noted for his dynamic black-and-white scenes of Manhattan and studies of the structure of natural objects.
 












Vienna, 2007
Lucien Clergue was born in Arles. From the age of 7, he learned to play the violin. Several years later, his teacher revealed to him that he had nothing more to teach him. From a family of shopkeepers, he could not pursue further studies in a conservatory. In 1949, he learned the rudiments of photography. Four years later, at a corrida in Arles, he showed his photographs to Pablo Picasso who, though subdued, demanded to see others. Within a year and a half, young Clergue worked with the goal of sending photos to Picasso. During this period, he worked on a series of photographs of traveling entertainers, acrobats and harlequins, the « Saltimbanques ». He also worked on a series whose subject was carrion.
On 4 November 1955, Lucien Clergue visited Picasso in Cannes. Their friendship lasted near 30 years until the death of the Master. The book, Picasso my friend retraces the important moments of their relation.
Clergue has taken many photographs of the gypsies of southern France, and he was instrumental in propelling the guitarist Manitas de Plata to fame. In 1968 he founded, along with his friend Michel Tournier the Rencontres d’Arles photography festival which is held in Arles in July.
Clergue has illustrated books, among these a book by writer Yves Navarre.
In 2007, the city of Arles honored Lucien Clergue and dedicated a retrospective collection of 360 of his photographs dating from 1953 to 2007. He also received the 2007 Lucie Award.
He is named knight of the Légion d'honneur in 2003 and elected member of the Academy of Fine Arts of the Institute of France on the 31 May 2006, on the creation of a new section dedicated to photography. Clergue is the first photographer to enter the Academy to a seat devoted to photography. (read more wikipedia)


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For many years, America's favorite magazine signed off with an amusing -- often outrageous -- photograph designed to leave the reader laughing. LIFE Laughs Last collects more than 200 of these hilarious photographs -- every one guaranteed to warm your heart and tickle your funny bone.


Continuing in the zany, whimsical tradition of the best-selling LIFE Smiles Back, here is more from LIFE's lighter side: people and pets by the score, caught by the camera in surprising, side-splitting poses. These rib-tickling photographs were submitted over the years by LIFE's loyal readers, and are assembled here by one of LIFE's most renowned editors.






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