Archive for January 2, 2009

a few lists: Best Photobooks of 2008

More to come…

The Online Photographer: The Nominees

Best Photo Books 2008 by 5B4 Photography

Best Photo Books 2008 by Jorg Colberg Photography

New York Times “NOTABLE BOOKS of 2008″

NYT Art Critics Year End Favorites

The Observer @ Guardian.co.uk by Olivia Laing

The London TImes Photo Books of 2008

and for those who can’t get enough of books…all kinds of books…

Largehearted Boy’s 2008 Year-End Online Book Lists

A “best of” MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS:

Mesmerizing Museums” from the WSJ

Among others, the annual Photo-Eye list is forthcoming…  I’ll post when it’s released.

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This Sunday, January 4th at the Getty Museum in LA: Demonstration of Historic Processes

A great way to learn! From the Getty Museum website:

Artist-at-Work Demonstration: Wet-Plate Collodion Negatives and Albumen Prints
Sundays through January 4, 2009
1 pm – 3 pm
Museum Studios, Getty Center

Drop by as photographer Luther Gerlach demonstrates how to make wet-plate collodion negatives and albumen prints using authentic mammoth plate cameras, lenses, and procedures from the 19th century. Complements the exhibition Dialogue among Giants: Carleton Watkins and the Rise of Photography in California.


Note: if you are planning at trip to LA for Review LA and/or Photo LA, be sure to include a visit to this exhibition in your plans! The Getty is open late – until 9 pm – on Saturdays (closed Mondays).

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