Weekly Giveaway – A litle bit of This, a little bit of That.

We have been deep into the edit of our trip to Las Vegas and PMA.

You are going to like what you see, we’re sure of it. Lots of hands-on videos of new stuff.
But since we’ve been a tad preoccupied, the weekly giveaway hadn’t been mentioned yet.

Well we’re going to cross a few areas here this week:

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First up is one of our favorites: Sandisk Mobile Mate card reader.
If you are looking for the easiest way to transfer you SD, Mini SD, MMC mobile, RS-MMC (mobile) cards , you need this. No cables, works like a thumb drive. We never leave home without it. 3 of those to hand out this week.

Then (can’t help it) a couple of books of photographs.[photopress:76_cover.jpg,full,alignright]
These great primers from Aperture are good starters in the exploration of these artists.
Beautifully printed, hardbound volumes with dust jackets.

From a historical perspective, Eugene Atget.
Quote:
With the marvelous lens of dream and surprise, Atget ‘saw’ (that is to say, photographed) practically everything about him, in and outside of Paris, with the vision of a poet.”
—Berenice Abbott

Then we’ll move further into the century, but not far, with Man Ray.

From their site:

“I do not photograph nature, I photograph my fantasy,” Man Ray proclaimed, and he found in the camera’s eye and in light’s magical chemistry the mechanisms for dreaming.
Schooled as a painter and designer in New York, Man Ray turned to photography after discovering the 291 Gallery and its charismatic founder, Alfred Stieglitz. [photopress:124_cover.jpg,full,alignright] As a young expatriate in Paris during the twenties and thirties, Man Ray embraced surrealism and dadaism, creeds that emphasized chance effects, disjunction, and surprise. Tireless experimentation with technique led him to employ solarization, grain enlargement, mixed media, and cameraless prints (photograms)—which he called “Rayographs”. These successful manipulations for which he was dubbed “the poet of the darkroom” by fellow surrealist Jean Cocteau, were a major contribution to twentieth-century photography.

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Next week we have something to help celebrate the new earlier daylight savings time. Yep that’s in the states, the government decided we may save energy if we get started 3 weeks ahead of the previous sched.

All this week we’ll be posting videos on the home page also ,so stay tuned.

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Damon Webster

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  • “Convergences: Selected Photographs from the Permanent Collection “
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  • “Country: Portraits of American Sound”
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  • Sebastio Selgado – Genesis
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  • Getty Center
  • Convergences: Selected photographs from the Permanent Collection
  • July 8th-Oct.19th, 2014
  • 1200 Getty Center Drive
  • Los Angeles, CA. 90049
  • Tel: 310-440-7300
  • Yossi Milo Gallery
  • Marco Breuer -Zero Base
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  • 245 Tenth Avenue
  • New York,NY 10001
  • Tel: 212-414-0370
  • Howard Greenberg Gallery
  • Saul Leiter
  • Sept 18- Oct. 25th, 2014
  • 41 East 57th Street, Suite 1406
  • New York,NY 10022
  • Tel: 212-334-0100
  • Staley-Wise Gallery
  • Underwater
  • July 11th-September 15th, 2014
  • 560 Broadway
  • New York,NY
  • 10012
  • Phone: 1-212-966-6223
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio
  • February 8–October 5, 2014
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  • (212) 708-9400
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  • Now You See It: Photography and Concealment
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  • New York, NY 10028
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