The October 2022 Snap Shots features: photographer JP Stones’ Zoom presentation on Mexica culture and how connecting photographs and storytelling creates a richer experience for the viewer; Sunday, Oct 2, 2022 at 7:30PM EDT. Other items: overdue recognition of legendary photographer Margaret Bourke-White inducted to the New Jersey Hall of Fame; acknowledging the passing of long-time PHSNE member Jay Goldman; call for papers on Photomechanical Prints: History, Technology, Aesthetics, and Use, submission deadline October 31, 2022 for 2023 symposium. Also: the short life of Canon’s first SLR – the Canonflex; reverse image searching online; Johnson Publishing (Ebony and Jet) image archives go to Smithsonian and Getty; Boston MFA acquires “The Map/Chizu,” a book by Kikuji Kawada; links to YouTube on “How Kodak Makes Film.”2022-10_snap-shots_web
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