ABC News (Australia): ‘It’s beautifully ugly’: Warren Kirk is preserving Australian suburbia, one photo at a time. “For decades, Warren Kirk has been on a mission to preserve something he says is dying: old-fashioned Australian suburbia. ‘It’s beautifully ugly,’ the Melbourne photographer says of the suburban aesthetic, with its relics like the outdoor tyre swan. He says within the ‘banality’ of suburbia is a certain beauty many of us take for granted — one that tells us a lot about our history.”
AZ Central: Why Barry Goldwater’s granddaughter wants to share his photography with the world. “By the time he died in 1998 at the age of 89, Barry Goldwater would leave an archive of more than 15,000 images, a handful of cover photos in one of the world’s premier photo magazines and several coffee-table books. His visual legacy also includes a feature film documenting a historic trip down the Green and Colorado rivers in 1940, a time when only 73 others had successfully repeated the journey first undertaken by John Wesley Powell in 1869. Goldwater screened the film dozens of times across the state, which, he would later say, helped build the name recognition he would need to launch a political career.”
Stanford University: Cantor Arts Center and Stanford Libraries collaborate to make Warhol photography archives publicly available . “For those who ever wondered about the exact design of John Lennon’s iconic glasses or what it would have been like to have had a front-row seat at Maria Shriver’s wedding to Arnold Schwarzenegger, the newly accessible archive of Andy Warhol’s photography provides a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with the social and art-world celebrities of the time.”
Calvert Journal: This new online talent hub is showcasing Russia’s best young photographers. “Currently featuring 47 emerging photographers, the Attention Hub will highlight pioneering artists for collectors, curators and institutions. The charity hopes that the database, available in English and Russian, will break down stereotypes and challenge cultural isolation.” Some of the pictures in the article do show nudity.
Art Guide Australia: Ilona Nelson, This Wild Song. “This Wild Song is a long-term project by artist and curator Ilona Nelson. Galvanised by recent statistics around gender inequality in the arts (for example the 2015 Countess Report), Nelson has made it her mission to champion and celebrate Australian female artists through photographic portraiture. Involving more than 100 practitioners so far, This Wild Song has evolved to encompass a growing online archive of photographs and interviews, exhibitions, public forums and most recently a podcast.”
ABC13: Janice Rubin, renowned photographer impacted by Harvey, donates collection to UH. “A famed photojournalist just gave the University of Houston the gift of a lifetime. Janice Rubin donated 15,000 pieces to the UH Libraries Special Collections. The images date back to 1976, showcasing iconic Houston leaders and ordinary life.”
NewNowNext: These Queer Artists Were Censored on Social Media. Now, They’re Fighting Back . “‘We removed your post because it doesn’t follow [Instagram’s] community guidelines. If you violate our guidelines again, your account may be restricted or disabled.’ That vague, fateful warning is one Gio Black Peter has received time and time again. To date, Peter, a queer New York-based visual artist, has cycled through 10 Instagram accounts, 15 Facebook pages, two YouTube accounts, and four Vimeo profiles. And he’s not alone: For queer fine artists‚ particularly those whose work includes nudity, censorship on social media is an unfortunate reality. These platforms—all vital networking assets and creative tools for working artists in the digital age—are notorious for their harsh censorship practices, especially when it comes to nudity.” The nudity in the images accompanying this article is blocked out.