Barry Tanenbaum

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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: May 01, 2009 0 comments

After a while, showing wasn’t enough. Telling became the point.

And because Chris Heisey knows his Civil War, he has a lot to tell in his photographs.

Chris has been photographing Civil War battlefields for almost 20 years, and at the start he took straightforward record shots. “I’m self-taught,” he says, “and...

Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Jul 26, 2013 Published: Jun 01, 2013 2 comments
There are stories we tell to explain ourselves, to clarify who we are, and to account for why we are who we are. And no matter what the apparent subject of these stories, what they are always really about is the past. “The past is never dead,” William Faulkner said. “It’s not even past.”
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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Apr 01, 2005 0 comments

Photos © 2004, Lori Stoll, All Rights Reserved

Got something you've always wanted to do, something that's long intrigued and attracted you, but you were way too busy with your career to go after? If you're lucky, one day you'll find the career's going along okay and you've got the time to chase down a dream or two.

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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Oct 21, 2014 0 comments

“You can’t go to a place like that and not be aware of the symbolism all around you,” Robert Rathe says of the northern Israeli town of Safed, where he spent a day exploring and looking for photographs.

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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Jan 01, 1998 3 comments

The thing is, we don't
always look our best. And even when we do, the face in the mirror is
not the face we're going to see in the photograph; neither is
the rest of the body. We tend to automatically editou...

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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Mar 01, 2005 0 comments

Photos © 2004, Gil Lopez-Espina, All Rights Reserved

No matter how far we get from the starting point, there's always something that calls us back. Early influences, first goals, original career choices--they all have a way of hanging around at the edges, only to show up strong somewhere down the line.

That happened recently...

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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Jan 01, 2010 0 comments

Eventually the upper basin states of Utah, New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming, to hold back water from the lower basin states of Nevada, Arizona, and California, began in 1956 to build the Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River.

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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Feb 01, 1999 0 comments

Judah S. Harris tells this story about one of his photos: "I had just bought a new Bogen tripod, and I went out in the Olympic National Forest area in Washington to photograph with it. I left my rented car down on the road. I wanted to photograph...

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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: May 01, 1999 0 comments

About a year ago I was talking to commercial and industrial photographer Lou Jones about the "personality" of a photograph, and how the photographer's point of view is absolutely necessary in order to make images that are more than merely record...

Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Apr 01, 2008 0 comments

Here are a few things AJ Neste's learned about photographing surfers:
One, it's the singer, not the song. "The most important part of being successful at this," he says, "is knowing the surfer. It's not just showing up somewhere and taking photos of random surfers. You won't know their personal style."

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