Ezra Stoller

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Ezra Stoller (1915-2004)

Ezra Stoller was born in Chicago in 1915, grew up in New York and studied architecture at NYU. As a student, he began photographing buildings, models and sculpture; in 1938, he graduated with a BFA in Industrial Design. In 1940-1941, Stoller worked with the photographer Paul Strand in the Office of Emergency Management; he was drafted in 1942 and was a photographer at the Army Signal Corps Photo Center. After World War II, Stoller continued his career as an architectural photographer and also focused on industrial and scientific commissions. Over the next forty years, he became best known for images of buildings.

Many modern buildings are recognized and remembered by the images Stoller created as he was uniquely able to visualize the formal and spatial aspirations of Modern architecture. During his long career as an architectural photographer, Stoller worked closely with many of the period’s leading architects including Frank Lloyd Wright, Paul Rudolph, Marcel Breuer, I.M. Pei, Gordon Bunshaft, Eero Saarinen, Richard Meier and Mies van der Rohe, among others. Stoller died in Williamstown, Massachusetts, in 2004. (ezrastoller.com)

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The Famous Photographers School in Westport, 1964.

 

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Berenice Abbott

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Berenice Abbott (1898 – 1991)

Man Ray’s studio became something of a centre for young people interested in photography in Paris. One person who came to the studio in the early 1920s was Berenice Abbott whose acquaintance Man Ray had made prior to going to Paris. Abbott had come to Paris to study sculpture and she worked as an assistant to Man Ray to finance her studies. But she became more and more interested in photography. Man Ray introduced her to Eugène Atget and she made some exquisite portraits of the old photographer. Atget never saw the photographs since he died only a few days after the session. Berenice Abbott organised a search for photographs by Atget and, after much labour, she discovered many positives and negatives. She managed to purchase these and took them with her to the USA where they are now part of the collections of the Museum of Modern Art. Atget’s photographs appear in other collections, including that of the Musée Carnavalet in Paris. Inspired by Atget’s photographs of Paris, Berenice Abbott later started to photograph New York. She became one of the finest interpreters of that city and she passed on much of her expertise to a young photographer named Walker Evans. He later photographed people on the New York subway and was an important collaborator on the FSA (Farm Security Administration) project that documented how Americans lived during the Depression in connection to a Federal reform. (Moderna Museet)

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A Traição da Fotografia

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Isto não é um cachimbo. A complexidade de um quadro, aparentemente, tão inteligível, rendeu até mesmo um livro escrito por Michel Foucault que compartilha o título da pintura. Mas, há duas explicações bem fáceis de serem obtidas através de reflexões a cerca da pintura. A primeira explicação é a relação entre texto e imagem. Na cultura ocidental, o texto (ou legenda) sempre tem uma capacidade maior de atribuir significado a imagem do que a imagem em si. E a segunda explicação, a minha favorita, nos faz perceber que uma imagem é sempre a representação de uma coisa e não a coisa em si.

A fotografia não é uma representação mecânica da realidade. A fotografia é uma ficção.

Receita de Guacamole

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Ingredientes

  • Abacate
  • Um dente de alho
  • Uma pimenta dedo-de-moça
  • Um tomate
  • Uma cebola picada
  • Suco de um limão
  • Coentro
  • Sal a gosto

Modo de Fazer

Pique a cebola, o tomate, a pimenta e o alho em fatias. Uma boa dica é tirar as sementes da pimenta, caso não queira que o guacamole fique muito picante. Em um liquidificador, bata a polpa do abacate, a cebola, a pimenta, o tomate, o alho, o suco do limão, o coentro e sal.

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