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Anchoress
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posted 24 March 2005 02:48 PM      Profile for Anchoress     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I found this article in ONLY MAGAZINE, and I found it really interesting and well-written.

Werner Herzog, in a film documenting Herzong eating one of his own well-weathered boots after losing a dare to filmmaker Errol Morris, claims that we as a culture need to create new images in order to survive. Keeping that loosely paraphrased quote in mind, I was recently referred to a website that contains thousands of collected found photos. For those unfamiliar with the site, 10eastern.com hosts a huge archive of photos collected from peer to peer file sharing by the site’s proprietor, Rich Vogel. What originally was an archive consisting of photos Vogel had found sifting though other file sharers’ My Pictures folders—his taste reflected in the editing of the images—has now grown beyond anything that could ever be credited to one person’s taste.

I did wonder about this quote:

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At a talk given last week at Emily Carr Institute, American artist Sam Durant discussed his use of found photographs and in obtaining these images, his dealings with Microsoft, who is in the process of purchasing the rights of all kinds of images, journalistic to fine art, photographic or otherwise.

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baba yaga
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posted 24 March 2005 11:25 PM      Profile for baba yaga     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Interesting concept, that photo site. Very addictive too. The article introduces it nicely. BTW, I couldn't get to the article from your link, so I went to ONLY magazine's home page & found it half way down.

Talk about a window to the world.

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Anchoress
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posted 25 March 2005 02:59 AM      Profile for Anchoress     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
That's weird about the link, it works for me. I wonder why Micro$oft is buying up all those images.
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