Sebastião Salgado : Genesis come to ICP

“I am not an artist. I’m a photographer”
Sebastião Salgado 9/21/2014

11. Salgado_ In the Upper Xingu region of Brazil’s Mato Grosso state, a group of Waura Indians fish in the Puilanga Lake near their village
Sebastião Salgado, In the Upper Xingu region Brazil. 2005. © Sebastião Salgado/Amazonas images-Contact Press Images.

The 8 year project, Genesis, has finally come to NYC at ICP in all of it’s huge print glory.
Curated by his wife and constant companion, Lelia Wanick Salgado, she had this to say summing up the exhibit:

“Genesis is a quest for the world as it was, as it was formed, as it evolved, as it existed for millennia before
modern life accelerated and began distancing us from the very essence of our being,” said Lélia Wanick
Salgado. “It is testimony that our planet still harbors vast and remote regions where nature reigns in silent
and pristine majesty.”

What you will see in the 200+s exhibit is some of the most awe inspiring black and white images. The size of the prints alone are spectacular, reminiscent of his show at ICP years ago of his Workers series.
Actually the limited edition book of this show is a whopping hardcover, 2 vols. with book stand, 18.4 x 27.6 in., 704 pages.
Not sure who has that room, but you can see a sample at the ICP.

The prints on the wall demand your studied attention, though. There is a hyper contrast that bolts from the frame, and delights the eye.

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Sebastião Salgado, Marine iguana. Galápagos. Ecuador. 2004. © Sebastião Salgado/Amazonas images-Contact Press Images.

There is a serious message behind all of his work. The climate change that has occurred on this planet since he has begun shooting in 1970 has been dramtic. While there was 6% of the rain forest left then, there is less than .5% now.
The indigenous people are losing their homes and their culture.

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Not only does he proclaim not to be an artist, he is also not an activist.
An activist gets people to…well..ACT!
These are photographs and are there to show the beauty of nature and the detail of the people. It is not a call to action.
But make no mistake; the passion Mr. Salgado brings to his life’s work is brilliantly intense, and if you can hear him discuss the images, does make you think about the climate change, and what is going away.

Although he and his wife have taken land that they own in Brazil and planted over 2 million trees in an effort to slow down the demise of the rainforest.
He acknowledges that photography being a fairly young medium, may be gone in 20 years. And the thought seems to be a question:
What will we be left with?

ICP_7186He spends weeks, months becoming friends with his subjects and doing the things they do: When they fish, he fishes, when they hunt, he hunts.
Then he is photographing his friends.

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Sebastião Salgado, Teureum, sikeirei and leader of the Mentawai clan. This shaman is preparing a filter for sago, with the leaves of this same sago tree. Siberut Island. West Sumatra. Indonesia. 2008. © Sebastião Salgado/Amazonas images-Contact Press Images.

This eight year project cannot be explained in one article but deserve the time to be seen. Whether you can make it to an exhibit, or purchase one of the smaller editions of the book.

3. Salgado_Chinstrap penguins (Pygoscelis antarctica) on icebergs located between Zavodovski and Visokoi islandsSebastião Salgado, Chinstrap penguins on icebergs located between Zavodovski and Visokoi islands. South Sandwich Islands. 2009. © Sebastião Salgado/Amazonas images-Contact Press Images.

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You can catch it now at International Center of Photography, New York, NY, USA
September 19, 2014–January 11, 2015
They also have signed copies of his book for sale.Hurry, though. Just saw a short stack today. 9/21
and you can see the exhibit in the future at:

CaixaForum, Barcelona, Spain
October 9, 2014–February 1, 2015
Sejong Art Center, Seoul, Korea
December 15, 2014–March 20, 2015
2015
A Cordoaria Nacional, Lisbon, Portugal
April–July 2015
CaixaForum, Palma, Spain
February 25–May 31, 2015
Amerika Haus, Berlin, Germany
April 10–August 18, 2015
Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China
April–June 2015
CaixaForum, Zaragosa, Spain
June 18–October 12, 2015
Forti di Bard, Aosta, Italy
May 9–September 30, 2015
Kunst Foyer, Munich, Germany
October 2015–January 2016
Burgos, Spain
November 12, 2015–January 10, 2016
2016
CaixaForum, Lleida, Spain
February 4–May 1, 2016
CaixaForum, Tarragona, Spain
May 31–August 14, 2016
CaixaForum, Girona, Spain
September 14, 2016–January 10, 2017

ThinkTank Photo has a new Production Manager to carry your gear

Not a person, but a sweet new bag in a workable size.
Sure they make our favorite camera bags. From the City walker, which is my daily bag, to the Airport International for every travel photo assignment, they just know how to make the best.
Why?
How about because pro shooters own the company and know exactly what we are looking for. High quality, extra features we all want,and as i just found out, washable, as while sitting in an edit suite, the garlic chicken fell all over my City Walker. Some dishwashing liquid and a good air dry, and all was good.
But I digress.

Think Tank Photo just released the Production Manager 40, a professional-strength, high-capacity rolling gear case designed to safely transport a large amount of lighting equipment, including room for multiple flash heads, power packs, monoblocks, softboxes, and light-stands. It features a spacious gusseted front pocket that fits reflectors, umbrellas, cables and more. You can roll into your next production fully equipped and secure with added features like the integrated cable and lock, lockable zippers, and wide set wheels that minimize tipping. It also has reinforced honeycomb panels wrapped in ballistic nylon with full-length exterior slide rails for protection in transport.
And don’t forget that by using this link you receive free gear with your orders from Think Tank.

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Canon announces 7D Mark II

overview_productCanon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR camera, incorporating professional features and quality in an affordable DSLR. Building upon the proven success of the EOS 7D camera, this new EOS model features a range of “EOS firsts” such as Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors for superb image quality and rapid burst shooting up to 10 frames per second (fps), as well as Canon’s first 65-Point* All Cross Type autofocus (AF) system for compositional freedom and accurate, spot-on fast focus. Great for shooting indoor activities such as sporting events, concerts, or weddings, the camera’s impressive low-light shooting capabilities along with its up-to-10 fps high-speed shooting can capture a fast-break basketball dunk, a band’s encore performance, a bird in flight or wildlife in exceptional quality. In addition, the EOS 7D Mark II is the second EOS DSLR camera to incorporate Canon’s innovative Dual Pixel CMOS AF system for rapid and precise focusing of video as well as still images.
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Samsung Goes Big at Photokina: NX1 Camera with 4K video, & a 50-150mm, 2.8 Lens

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Big day in Photokina today. Samsung, on it’s second big launch in a short stretch, announces the new NX1 Smart Camera.
Shooting 28 MP, at a blazing 15FPS, They are looking to leverage the legacy of Samsung products communicating not only with each other, but now all NFC phones (like the new iPhone 6).
ISO from 100-51,200, and an articulated LCD tilting up 90º and down 45º, workable fro Over the head or low angles shots, but skip the selfies.
You’ve got a phone for that.

It has a Scene features mode and they are: Action Freeze, Beauty Face, Fireworks, Landscape, Light Trace, Multi-Exposure, Night, Panorama (Live), Rich Tone (HDR), Samsung Auto Shutter, Silhouette, Sunset, Waterfall.
Using the DRIMe V Image Processor and an advanced algorithm, the NX1 will track a baseball as it travels to a player, allowing photographers take crisp images of the moment a ball connects with a bat. While these shots can often be difficult to take, the NX1 removes any concern by accurately predicting the right time to trigger the shutter and capture a full-resolution image.
And if you make your NX1 and a smartphone or tablet kiss, The Photo Beam feature allows the transfer of images or videos without any configuration.
Want to share with up to 4 friends at the same time?
MobileLink lets users select multiple images to send to four distinct smart devices at one time, so everyone can treasure photos without the need to take repetitive shots on each individual device

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), announces today the launch of the NX1 SMART Camera. This new flagship model combines professional image quality with cinema quality Ultra High Definition (UHD) / 4K resolution video recording and industry-leading SMART connectivity. Samsung also expands its line of professional-grade “S” lenses with the introduction of a new telephoto lens, the NX 50-150mm F2.8 S OIS lens.
Here’s what you have:
*28MP
*Articulated screen
*Wi-fi sharing like crazy
*15FPS
*APS-C sized sensor
oh, yeah: 4K video
Only $1500., body only.

The Official word:

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Nikon D750 : All of the things you asked for!

My Nikon D700 has been a good friend for years. Then along came the D800: incredible video specs, 36mp, crazy great body construction.

Of course, the d800 beget the D810 bringing it all to a new level.

But being greedy, there were things I really wanted and had missed. The just announced Nikon D750 took care of those.

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With all of the D810 video features, which are total pro, the D750 delivers some very similar photo specs.

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It clocks in at a very respectable 24 MP, using the same FX CMOS EXSPEED 4 processor simlar to the D810 and D4s.6.5 FPS at full resolution, newly designed body with a deeper grip. that felt good in the hands.
Here’D750_24_120_lefts 2 of the main new deals : a Variable angle high end LCD AND built in wi-fi.
Finally, Nikon has come aboard the wi-fi train with no dongle! Discussed this with them a bit and it, and I understand why it took this long, but never happy about it. Glad that’s over with.
And a 3.2-inch variable angle with an Full Frame camera? And after having handled the LCD, the build is strong Nikon quality I’m gonna trust.

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Double SD card slots,there is some slight changes on what you have been used on where things are on the body. Not controls so much as cards and batteries.

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Speaking of batteries, it’s not a brand new size/shape it uses the EL-EN15.
The ISO is essentially 50-51,200. Not the insane goodness of the higher priced models in the line but what do you really need?
It’s a lighter, more powerful, video-licious, update to the D700 workhorse, and for abut $1000. less than the D810, you have a great choice compared to the 36MP D810.
I think I’ve made mine.
Here are the highlights:
*24mp
*6.5 FPS
*50-51,200 ISO
*VARI-ANGLE LCD !!!!
*BUILT IN WI-FI!!!!!

Is that enough? Hit my wish list!
Don’t want to forget the brand new 20mm 1.8. Another sweet addition to the Nikon line-up.

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    Yes it’s bigger than my old standby, but better.
    When shooting rock, a 20mm always goes in the bag, and it’s been a 20mm 2.8. Time for the upgrade.
    So..
    Here are the highlights:
    *24mp
    *6.5 FPS
    *50-51,200 ISO
    *VARI-ANGLE LCD !!!!
    *BUILT IN WI-FI!!!!!

    Is that enough? Hit my wish list!

    OK, one other item they introduced:

    The SB-500 with flash and LED for continuous fill on your video. Powered by 2 AA batts., it’s a small package that should get you through a short shoot. Carry those batteries always for a longer shoot.

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    And now, the official word:

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  • The Getty Museum
  • “Convergences: Selected Photographs from the Permanent Collection “
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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
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  • Tel: 310-440-7300
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