Photo Devoto Picture of the Day #6


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Everyone Lives In Modern Times


…from “Printing By Flash” by William J. Frazier, 1967

Photo Devoto Picture of the Day #5

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W. o’ W.: Nobuyoshi Araki


“Each time I write the word “love,” it comes out looking different. If I write it a lot it begins to look like a new word, and I doubt if it’s even the word “love” anymore. And this feeling is similar to what I feel when I take photographs.  Or it’s like a woman you love. She’s the same person everyday but she’s also different. These two feelings, her being the same forever, and changing every moment- between this back-and-forth movement is where photography occurs.


“When I write, the materials I use change according to my mood. Whether I use a brush and ink, a magic marker, a ballpoint pen- it all depends on the mood.  And this the same when choosing what camera to use, too. Maybe I’ll choose a compact camera with a date-imprint function or a 6×7 camera on a tripod. It’s all very similar.”


W. o’ W.: David Graham


“I tried to load as much as possible into each negative,” he said. “I would make photo-historical references, or I would visually comment on resonance between colors, and then shapes and structure that I would have learned from Ray Metzker.”



“Humor was one more thing to put in there. Not every picture had it, but to me, it was a component of the best pictures.”


Photo Devoto Picture of the Day #4


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Photo Devoto Picture of the Day, #3


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Photo Devoto Picture of the Day, #2


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Photo Devoto Picture of the Day, #1


-Suzanne Hader

It’s A Be-In! Be In The Group Portrait!


We have an affinity for group portraits, and here’s an opportunity for you to be in an historic gathering TOMORROW outside the Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Chicago.


Jason Lazarus says: “I want to ask impossible questions by attempting a photo like this: What does the Chicago art community look like? What kinds of communities make up this group? Who identifies as a Chicago artist? What can a group portrait tell us about artists in 2015? What might we learn from this image 10 years from now? How about 50? With these in mind, I am thrilled to invite any and all of you to stand for a group portrait, rain or shine, on the steps of the MCA at 11:30 am on Saturday, June 20!”


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