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Remembering Mary Ellen Mark, the photographer who immortalized Seattle’s street youth May 27, 2015 – Posted in: Content, Photography, Video

“I’m interested in people who aren’t the lucky ones, who maybe have a tougher time surviving, and telling their story” – Mary Ellen Mark When we think of Seattle and the movies we usually start with the box office hits like You’ve Got Mail or Singles that were shot in Seattle and prominently feature our fair city but it is the documentary Streetwise, that grew out of a LIFE magazine piece by the noted photographer…

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There’s a reader on the loose in Prague May 26, 2015 – Posted in: Content, Photography, Reading / Literacy

Books Calling is series of self-portraits from Prague-based photographer Jakub Pavlovsky. His tagline is “Make Time For Reading. Anywhere, Anytime. No matter how much stress you have, it all just slips away when you lose yourself in a great book.” And to prove his point Pavlovsky has snapped a plethora of smart photos showing himself lost in a book at various locals throughout Prague and beyond.   Book’s Calling on Instagram Source: BOOK’S CALLING

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Collections by Mark Vessey January 31, 2015 – Posted in: Content, Photography

Shakespeare For British photographer Mark Vessey it’s all about creating art and order from everyday objects and for his ongoing series Collections, magazines and books take center stage. Says Vessey: My work is about trying to establish a sense of order. There is comfort in collecting things, studying things that people take for granted, grouping every day objects into such a way that they become something special, seeing how they fit together to become a thing…

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Photoshoot in the Library: Benjamin Von Wong goes to work inside the world’s oldest monastic library January 14, 2015 – Posted in: Content, Libraries, Photography

Think Beauty and the Beast and a library beyond your wildest imagination. Then think about how lucky photographer Benjamin Van Wong was to be able to carry out the first creative photoshoot held inside the library at Admont Abbey in Austria. Completed in 1776 Stift Admont is the oldest monastic library in the world, some have dubbed it the “eighth wonder of the world.” It holds 200,000 books and is adorned with priceless frescoes and needless to say made a…

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A Parade of Thanksgiving Goodness at the Digital Public Library of America November 26, 2014 – Posted in: Content, In the Stacks, Libraries, Photography

Thanksgiving Day  Raphael Tuck & Sons, 1907 Did you know that over 2400 items related to Thanksgiving reside at the DPLA? From Thanksgiving menu’s from hotels and restaurants across this great land to Thanksgiving postcards to images of the fortunate and less fortunate taking part in Thanksgiving day festivities. Here’s just a taste of Thanksgiving at the Digital Public Library of America. Enjoy and and have a Happy Thanksgiving! Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, 1932 Photograph by…

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