French Nazi Collaborator Carl Mydans for LIFE

Online now at LIFE magazine's website are disturbing and chilling photographs of the last seven minutes on Earth of six French collaborators, as they are tied to stakes and killed by firing squad in 1944. LIFE photographer Carl Mydans and correspondent John Osborne were  the witnesses to the executions in the French Alps. 66 years ago, almost to the day, resistance fighters came together in Grenoble to execute these men who had worked for the Milice, the Vichy police. These pictures first ran in LIFE on October 2, 1944, just one month after they were taken. The slide show is long and feels complete, and shows the men before, during and after their deaths. The photos taken at the moment of fire are blurry from the shock of the shots, and you swear that you see ghosts beside each man. What we don't see much of is the audience, described on by Osbourne: "They might have been hurrying to a circus.


On View At Gallery Kayafas
September 10 - October 16, 2010

Opening Reception:


Book Launch and Private View: 6.30pm - 8pm, Thursday 14th October 2010

Flowers, 82 Kingsland Road, London E2 8DP

Exhibition Dates: Friday 15th October - Saturday 13th November 2010


"This is a study of a home, of a particular idea of home at a particular time in our history.  This is the study of the lives of people whose paths crossed whilst in a camp on 45 square miles of Cuba, cut off from the rest of the world by razor wire and water.


Stephen Wirtz Gallery announces an exhibition of Polaroid images by renowned
photographer Barbara Crane.

Exhibition dates:  September 9 - October 16, 2010
Opening reception Thursday, September 9, 2010, 5:30-7:30 PM

During the early 1980's, Barbara Crane spent a few hot summers lugging around a heavy Super Graphic 45 camera and boxes Polaroid film though the summer festivals of Chicago. The closely cropped photographs, exposing subtle gestures of human interaction usually lost in the sea of glistening human flesh, where published in a small book by Aperture last year. Crane separates her subjects from the chaos that they are surrounded by to expose beautiful moments of intimacy.

photo copyright Bradley Peters

At the Phila. Photo Arts Center this Fall, events include a "Sideluck Potshow," discounts on workshops and courses, the exhibition "True Fiction," and lectures.

The photography show will include work by Gregory Crewdson, Bradley Peters, Taryn Simon, Elaine Stocki and others. Classes include Portrait Studio Lighting, Printing with Shades of Paper, and Using Multiples.

They are also launching Philly Photo Day to celebrate their one-year anniversary, The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (PPAC) is designating October 28, 2010 as Philly Photo Day.  they are asking anyone to take a picture in Philadelphia on this day, and submit it electronically to PPAC.  they hope to receive hundreds if not thousands of images that will constitute a broad portrait of Philadelphia on that day. Then on November 9, 2010 PPAC will open an exhibition of the submitted images in the Gray Area at the Crane Arts Building.


The exhibition and sale will feature 20 winning books.  Of the 20 winning entries, four books will be selected as Best in Show. Photographers awarded Best in Show will also exhibit up to four photographs (depending on size) in the gallery.  An online catalog of the winning works, with links to the photographers’ websites or online storefronts will remain on the Davis Orton Gallery website for one year.



November 18 to December 19, 2010 with an opening reception Saturday, November 20, 2010, 6 to 8 p.m.


The Submission period begins August 1, 2010 and ends on October 1, 2010.  
Entries must be in-hand or postmarked by October 1.
Once entered, all submissions are final; no changes or edits may be made to your book.


Yael Ben-Zion's first monograph, 5683 miles away, has recently been published by Kehrer.

Southwest at the Mouth of the Columbia River by Robert Adams

I had the good fortune to sit down recently with Assistant Curator of Photographs at the Yale Art Gallery, Joshua Chuang, who gave me a preview of the long-awaited Robert Adams retrospective. (There was one in 1989 organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, but the last twenty years of work obviously got left out.) The event will not only consist of the touring institutional exhibitions, but will also be paired with a series of painstakingly-produced books. Chuang has worked on the entire endeavor directly with Adams himself and Director Jock Reynolds, as well as the master printers at Meridian Printing in Rhode Island over the past few years.


Daniel 13 Press and photo-eye announce the release of a collection of photographs by Pamela Pecchio in 509. Gleaned from the childhood home of Daniel 13 owner, Jefferson Holt, the book takes an intimate look at the nuances that make a house a home over time.  The music industry veteran and publisher invited photographer Pamela Pecchio into the Burlington, North Carolina home two years after his Father passed away.



"Winner of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for a Documentary, RESTREPO chronicles the deployment of a U.S. platoon of courageous American soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley, considered to be one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military. From May 2007 to July 2008, Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger dug in with the men of the Second Platoon, Battle Company of the 503rd Infantry Regiment (airborne), stationed at Restrepo, sharing duties and shooting more than 150 hours of combat, frustration, routine, jokes, terror and bravery during daily life at the outpost. Hetherington and Junger, have made a film unlike any other about men in harm’s way. We see their courage. We experience their frustrations. We share their bonding. We hear the music they listen to, and we see the snapshots of their kids that they pass around. It is something that audiences have never before experienced.