Street photography didn’t start with Henri Cartier-Bresson. Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre, Charles Nègre, and other predecessors were capturing the comings and goings on the Boulevard du Temple in Paris and beyond in the 19th century. A detailed history of street photography was first collected in a 1994 landmark book called Bystander, by artist Joel Meyerowitz and curator Colin Westerbeck; Laurence King Publishing is releasing a newly revised edition (available November 7), featuring 27 additional photographers, a new chapter devoted to digital photography, and a historical revisit. From the publisher’s press release:
What if you had a magic pencil with the power to create anything you wanted? What would you draw? What would you erase?
As a child Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Prize Laureate, dreamed for such a pencil, one to draw a real soccer ball for her brothers or beautiful dresses for her mother. One to draw a more peaceful world, an equal place for boys and girls.
Parke got the gig. And he kept on painting — staying on as art director and Prince’s personal photographer for 14 years.Parke did everything from designing stage sets and working on video shoots to photographing album covers and designing souvenir T-shirts. And he continued to live in Baltimore, spending about one week a month in Chanhassen.
Full story & Gallery at: Prince’s personal photographer releases new book of rare images – StarTribune.com
This is my favorite story of the day so far! I love the thought of this – moving picture in e-books, some of them interactive! How cool is that? Imagine what you can do with children’s and Young Adult literature. I hope this really catches on and it’s no surprise that J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” would be the story to bring this forward to the masses. Can’t wait to get my copy!
Full article about the new Kindle versions available at Express UK
Looks like television is going to just keep getting better and better!
If recent Hollywood deals are any indication, science fiction on TV is about to get even more interesting and complex. The trend started with the surprising announcement in late 2016 that Lin Manuel-Miranda’s next project—after completing his run on Hamilton and writing the music for Moana—would be to adapt Patrick Rothfuss’ cult fantasy series The Kingkiller Chronicle for TV and film. Just in the past two months, three more gamechanging options were announced: HBO will adapt Nnedi Okorafor’s Who Fears Deat
Anthony Bourdain has been around the world and back again, but next year he’s launching a new adventure. As part of Berger Books, the just-announced new Dark Horse comic imprint by legendary Vertigo editor Karen Berger, Bourdain will be writing a comic book called Hungry Ghosts, due out next year.
A Bristol author made a promise to her friend, a homeless man, that if her book ever got published she would send him on a holiday. Now she is making good on her promise and he is leaving the streets of St George for a week at the seaside.
Read the full, sweet story at: Bristol author promised homeless man a holiday if her book was published – now he’s off to the seaside – Bristol Post
Twenty years ago, on June 26, 1997, a small children’s press in the UK took a chance on a work of children’s fiction by a debut author — an unknown single mom who’d first gotten the idea for her story while stuck on a train seven years earlier.
That author was J.K. Rowling. And her book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone — published in the US a year later as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone — would go on to change the world.
Read article at Vox: How Harry Potter changed the world – Vox
When iTheatrics, the world’s leading authority on musical theater for young people, says, ‘We wrote the book on music theater education,’ they mean it.
From Hard Boiled to Shaolin Cowboy, Geof Darrow has some truly gorgeous art to his name, from a career in the comics industry that has spanned decades. Now, an intimate look at the pencil work behind some of his most famous collections is being gathered into a new art book, and io9 has an exclusive first look.