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Celebrating Asian photographers, Wayne Thom has a new book, High women’s photo exhibit and Clubhouse is in

May 6th, 2021

Welcome the latest issue of Snapshots, where we recap news and highlights from the photography community.

Celebrating Asian Photographers.

May is Asian History Month, and this article highlights a few who have made contributions to the photography community. Bringing together just eight who range from Taiwanese, Chinese and Japanese, the author admits is just a snapshot of the larger group contribution. Being few in number does not diminish the quality of the gathered list. 

With names like Daido Moriyama, the team of RongRong and Inri, and Chien-Chi Chang and videos to highlight the work of each, it is a stunning sample if you are not familiar with their work. Enjoy this post from ThePhoblographer, you might discover new inspiration.

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Architectural photographer Wayne Thom has a new book.

The name Wayne Thom might not ring a bell, but his iconic architecture photos of the Bonaventure, Anaheim Convention Center and the Transamerica Pyramid set the standard for high-rise photography. Some of these iconic photos took over a week of scouting to find the right time and location to capture the personality of the buildings. It shows. 

Thom is now in his 87 years old. Born in Shanghai, and a resident of Hong Kong, his family immigrated to Vancouver when he was 17. Now, nearly 70 years later his legacy is gathered in a book for our enjoyment for years to come. LA Times did a write up and shows examples of his work.

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High Celebrates Women Photographers.

The centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment is upon us and the High Museum in Atlanta is commemorating it with an exhibit of women photographers. Let’s be clear. If the pandemic was done, we would suggest a date and see you there. This looks amazing. If you are nearby, it might be a good gift for Mother’s Day. 

The High Museum website explains, “The exhibition highlights photographers who photograph other women, children, and families, among them Sally Mann, Nan Goldin, and Diane Arbus, and those who interrogate ideals of femininity through self-portraiture. Also on view will be works by contemporary photographers who challenge social constructions of gender, sexuality, and identity, including Zanele Muholi, Sheila Pree Bright, Cindy Sherman, Mickalene Thomas, and Carrie Mae Weems.” A literal who’s who of greats. Thank you High Museum!

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What’s this Clubhouse thing? (Yes, you want to listen.)

Have you been invited? It’s like that. With super stars like Tiffany Haddish and others hosting their “rooms,” Clubhouse is the latest social media platform and it’s all about talking. Rooms like Dental Photography Club,  Newborn Photography, and Photography Masterclass are open for you to jump in, and listen to an engaging conversation. If there is a photography type, there is a club. 

If you want to jump in, ask someone you know for an invite. It’s a great opportunity to listen, or host your own. Here’s an overview from Rangefinder in case you want to learn more.

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