Rangefinder presents a variety of exhibits, book releases, new products and
software, special projects by photographers, and more.
Compiled by Wendell Benedetti
Day Tripping with Julie Blackmon
The Robert Mann Gallery in New
York is currently hosting “Julie
Blackmon: Day Tripping,” the artist’s
second solo show with the gallery.
Using models, a staged set and
carefully composed tableaux, Black-
mon’s images portray the complexi-
ties of everyday life in large and
busy households. They also reflect
the paintings of French artist Balthus
and Dutch Renaissance master Jan
Steen, who was known for his care-
fully constructed scenes of domestic
chaos. Blackmon was named one
of PDN’s 30 New and Emerging
Photographers in 2007, and selected as American Photo’s Emerging Photographer of
2008. “Julie Blackmon: Day Tripping” runs through January 12, 2013.
PHOTO © JULIE BLACKMON
Video Helps Photographers Give Back
For more than three years, Help-Portrait photographers have been using their
time, equipment and expertise to give back to those who are less fortunate. And
nowhere is that commitment more realized than in Jaleel King’s story of surviving a shotgun blast at eight years old to become a professional photographer.
King’s dramatic story is recounted by Help-Portrait Philadelphia photographer/
filmmaker Mike Allebach, who teamed up with King to film a short video
in which King describes the events that ultimately shaped his joy for living.
“Jaleel’s smile, spirit and outlook is infectious,” says Allebach. “This story of
inspiration needs to be shared.” The four-minute “Fearless Jaleel King: Against
All Odds” video can be viewed at vimeo.com/50531514.
Goes to Boston
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is currently
running a dual exhibitions of famed photographer
Mario Testino’s fashion and celebrity photographs.
The first, titled “In Your Face,” features images of
international celebrities (including Nicole Kidman,
Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Moss, Madonna, Lady Gaga,
David Beckham and Tom Brady) and runs through
February 3, 2013. The second, “British Royal Portraits,” runs through June 16, 2013 and covers a
wide variety of images from the royal family, including engagement photos of Prince William and Kate
Middelton, to a timeless portrait of Princess Diana.
AP Expands Online Video
The Associated Press recently expanded its stock footage
business by introducing a new video archive platform that
gives customers access to AP’s historical archives of more
than 1.3 million stories dating back to the beginning of the
20th century. The new platform allows online downloads and
licensing of footage while also enabling customers to search,
organize and share research. It supports both traditional “a la
carte” pricing and a new subscription service. As part of the
company’s drive to increase revenues, the Associated Press
also represents British Movietone’s iconic footage, which
includes stories covering the period from 1895 to 1986.