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March 28, 2008

Objectif Sigma 50mm F1,4 EX DG HSM

Equipement photo > Objectif photo > Sigma

Le Sigma 50mm F1,4 EX DG HSM est un objectif standard ultra lumineux F1,4 conçu et optimisé pour les reflex numériques. 
Cet objectif a été mis au point afin d'assurer une très bonne luminosité périphérique, y compris à pleine ouverture. L'ouverture de F1.4 est bien sûr un atout très appréciable, notamment pour la photographie de reportage. L'objectif correspond à un 80mm lorsqu'il est utilisé sur un boîtier à capteur de taille APS-C. La formule optique et la lentille asphérique moulée doivent assurer une correction des diverses aberrations. Le traitement des lentilles "super multi-layer" réduit le "flaire" et les lumières diffuses. La distance minimale de mise au point est de 45 cm avec un rapport de reproduction maximal de 1:7.4.
L'objectif dispose de la motorisation HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) qui assure une mise au point rapide et silencieuse, avec retouche permanente du point.

March 27, 2008

Version bêta gratuite de Photoshop Express

ADOBE - COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE - 27.03.2008
Adobe lance la version bêta publique de Photoshop Express
Avec ce logiciel en ligne gratuit, l’éditeur met la technologie Photoshop à la portée de tous les amateurs de photographie numérique.
Adobe Systems Incorporated annonce la version bêta publique d’Adobe® Photoshop® Express, sous forme d’une RIA (Rich Internet Application) mise en ligne gratuitement pour tous ceux qui veulent stocker, trier et exposer des photographies numériques enrichies d’effets spectaculaires. Durant la phase de bêta-tests, Adobe sollicitera l’avis des utilisateurs de Photoshop Express sur les caractéristiques et les fonctionnalités du produit, qui continuera à évoluer au fil du temps. Dernier-né de la gamme Photoshop, Photoshop Express exploite l’essentiel de la technologie Adobe de retouche d’images, en la simplifiant et en la rendant accessible à un nouveau public d’internautes. En permettant de stocker gratuitement jusqu’à 2 Go de photos en ligne, Photoshop Express offre la possibilité aux utilisateurs de retoucher leurs images et de les partager de manière inventive, y compris en proposant leur téléchargement depuis des sites de réseaux sociaux tels que Facebook.
« Photoshop est une technologie reconnue qui a bouleversé le paysage graphique. Photoshop Express permet aux adeptes de la photographie numérique d’obtenir facilement les résultats percutants qui ont fait la renommée d’Adobe », précise Doug Mack, vice president of Consumer and Hosted Solutions at Adobe. « Photoshop Express est une solution tout en un extrêmement pratique qui autorise le stockage, la retouche et le partage de clichés, où que vous soyez. »
Simple, ludique et accessible
Avec Photoshop Express, vous pouvez transférer et trier des photographies numériques, leur appliquer des retouches non destructives et les partager en dehors de toute contrainte géographique, via le navigateur web de votre choix. En quelques clics, Photoshop Express permet à quiconque de procéder à des retouches standard, telles que la suppression de taches et des « yeux rouges », la conversion en clichés monochromes, le recadrage et le redimensionnement, etc…
Aucune expérience n’est requise pour ajouter des effets spéciaux. Fidèle au principe du simple clic, Photoshop Express est plein d’astuces telles que la fonction Pop Color qui permet de sélectionner un objet dans une image, de masquer la couleur d’arrière-plan et de permuter la couleur de l’objet. Les effets d’esquisse font ressembler les photos à des dessins et la fonction Déformation permet de déformer les traits d’un visage ou les objets à l’intérieur des images pour produire un effet comique ou artistique. Même les néophytes en retouche photographique ne sont pas décontenancés : il leur suffit de sélectionner le rendu optimal à partir d’un éventail d’échantillons représentant différentes variantes de l’effet utilisé.
Photoshop Express propose diverses formules de partage inventives, y compris le transfert et l’exposition de photographies et diaporamas dans votre propre « galerie » hébergée par Adobe. Il est également possible de publier des photos ou les référencer par des liens sur des sites de réseaux sociaux et blogs personnels, directement depuis l’application. Jamais les diaporamas n’ont paru aussi séduisants, avec leurs animations qui semblent faire virevolter les photos à l’écran, garantissant une interactivité avec le public et des styles de présentation uniques.
Gamme Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop CS3 et Photoshop CS3 Extended sont les logiciels phares de la gamme Photoshop. Photoshop Lightroom™ répond aux besoins des photographes professionnels et amateurs chevronnés en termes de flux de production. Photoshop Elements propose, quant à lui, des outils et formules de partage intéressants aux passionnés de photo. Avec Photoshop Express, Adobe met à la disposition des nouvelles communautés en ligne la technologie évoluée de ses logiciels de création phares. Début 2007, Adobe a également annoncé la disponibilité d’Adobe® Premiere® Express, outil de montage vidéo en ligne, sur des sites partenaires tels que MTV et Photobucket. Adobe Premiere Express reprend les fonctionnalités de Premiere Elements, logiciel de montage vidéo très complet pour poste de travail.
Gratuit et disponible dès à présent
La version bêta d’Adobe Photoshop Express est d’ores et déjà disponible gratuitement via tout navigateur web à l’adresse http://www.photoshop.com/express . Photoshop Express a été créé avec Flex, framework Open Source d’Adobe dédié à la création de RIA. Les applications Flex garantissent aux utilisateurs des interactions sophistiquées et homogènes sur tous les systèmes d’exploitation et dans les principaux navigateurs, y compris Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari et autres. Une connexion Internet et une version actualisée de Flash® Player 9 sont les seuls éléments requis pour utiliser Adobe Photoshop Express. Dans un premier temps, Photoshop Express sera uniquement disponible en anglais pour les résidents américains. En accédant à ce logiciel depuis d'autres pays que les États-Unis, les utilisateurs s’exposent à un ralentissement des performances. Il est prévu, à l’avenir, de proposer ce logiciel dans d’autres langues et dans d’autres pays.
Pour plus d’informations, consultez le site www.adobe.com/fr.
© 2008 Adobe Systems Incorporated. Tous droits réservés. Adobe, le logo Adobe, Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, Flex et Flash sont des marques ou des marques déposées d'Adobe Systems Incorporated aux États-Unis et/ou dans d'autres pays. Toutes les autres marques citées sont la propriété de leurs détenteurs respectifs.

March 25, 2008

PictoColor Releases ImageTitler 3.0 for Adding Titles and Text to Digital Photos

Add titles and text to digital photos for slideshows or posting on social networking and photo sharing sites like Facebook, MySpace, Flickr, and SmugMug
PictoColor announces the release of ImageTitler™ 3.0, a simple and effective way to add descriptive titles and text to any image. It features a straightforward, easy-to-use interface for adding text in various sizes, colors, and fonts with excellent sharpness and clarity.
ImageTitler is an extremely easy-to-use Windows XP and Vista program that really simplifies adding a title or text to a digital photo. It does not require any other digital photo editor. Now you don’t need a complicated image editing program to simply add a title to a digital photo,” said Craig Huelskoetter, president. “You will be amazed at the quality and crispness of the text. ImageTitler offers five fonts in standard, bold or italics with twelve colors options.”
ImageTitler is ideal for adding a title or caption to any photo before posting to social networking or photo sharing sites like, Facebook, MySpace, Flickr, or SmugMug. It is also is a fast and easy way to add text to product photos for eBay auctions and online stores.
ImageTitler™ is bundled free with PictoColor’s CorrectPhoto Digital Photo Editor, or it may be purchased separately for $19.95.
CorrectPhoto and ImageTitler can be easily customized for private label use by photo retailers, online photo services, web galleries and other interactive digital photo applications including direct web links for express uploads and other brand building services.
www.correctphoto.com

March 20, 2008

EIZO ColorEdge CG222W disponible en France

EIZO vient d'annoncer la disponibilité en France du nouvel écran EIZO ColorEdge CG222W
Avec un large espace colorimétrique, une calibration hardware 12 bit et une fréquence de 48 Hz, ce moniteur est conçu pour des usages polyvalents : pré-presse, photographie numérique, édition vidéo et post production.
Ce moniteur au format 16/10 présente une résolution native de 1680 x 1050, un contraste de 1000:1, une luminosité de 250 cd/m², un angle de vision horizontal et vertical de 178°.
L´écran supporte 98 % de l´espace colorimétrique sRGB et 93% de l´espace Adobe RGB.
Comme tous les modèles ColorEdge, l´écran CG222W est calibré en usine et livré avec son certificat de calibration. Ce réglage en usine garantit une calibration fiable et sans perte de nuance au cours du processus de calibration. Les couleurs affichées à l´écran sont conformes aux couleurs d´origine

Real Photography Award Winner

 

During a final round of judging today the work of German-born Hans-Christian Schink was singled out as the winner of the first REAL Photography Award. Schink's black and white print, which uses a photographic effect known as ‘true solarisation' forms part of a long-term project entitled ‘1 h' that will be presented as a series of 12 images from different places on earth depicting ‘movement'.

Michel Tilmant, Chairman of the Executive Board of ING Group, presented the first REAL Photography Award - a cheque worth EUR 50,000 in prize money - to Hans-Christian Schink at an award presentation ceremony held at LP II Art Centre in Rotterdam this evening.

Commenting on the winning photograph on behalf of the jury Roger Hargreaves, jury chairman, said: "We were drawn to, and intrigued by the exquisite landscape between the violent gash that streaked across an otherwise tranquil landscape. This, we discovered, was the mark of the sun as it aired across the sky in the one hour it took to make the exposure. Hans-Christian Schink's photograph has reinvigorated black and white photography with a new contemporary verve and has created a visual tension that hints at trouble to come in a wilderness paradise. His work truly reflects the award theme."

 

Wanafoto’s previous posts about this event

Real Photography Award 

Real Photography Award Finalists

March 19, 2008

Phase One Updates Capture One 4.1

Capture One 4.1 is being previewed at Photo Imaging Expo in Tokyo this week at the launch of the companies’ new open medium format digital camera platform. The update to Phase One’s raw workflow software includes support for the high quality 22 mega pixels Mamiya ZD camera and digital back. This support is a commitment to the strategic alliance between Phase One and Mamiya Digital Imaging. Capture One 4.1 will also include two new technologies initially available for Phase One digital backs, built on Phase One’s expertise in digital backs and testing with a selection of Mamiya lenses. Lens+ technology is designed to provide photographers with a superior out-of-the-box solution for removing lens artifacts in images. Not only will lens artifacts like chromatic aberration and fringing be heavily reduced, but at the same time image texture and color fidelity are expected to achieve a previously unseen level – resulting in amazing sharp and vibrant images. A new standard of image sharpness will be introduced through use of Focus+ technology engineered to enhance performance of the full Mamiya 645AFD lens range, enabling a new level of sharpness and resolution. Perfect pixel definition will optimize the basis for high quality image rendering and extreme scaling. These technologies will be expanded to cover a broader range of lenses in the near future. Fashion photographers who demand high resolution, high capture rates and instant high quality previews for evaluation of image composition, exposure, and focus will enjoy the fastest ever tethered shooting functionality in Capture One 4.1. Image transfer and preview generation will be virtually instantaneous with Phase One backs, even with resolutions up to 39 mega pixels. “We are committed to offering professional photographers the choice that best suits them in achieving ultimate image quality,” said Jan H. Christiansen, Marketing Director. “Capture One is engineered to support the most rigorous imaging demands for the widest range of operating conditions and equipment.” Capture One 4.1, is a free update to all Capture One customers, will be available for download beginning with volume production shipments of the new Phase One 645 Camera platform, expected Q2, 2008.

Phase One Mamiya co-developed Platform

Phase One and Mamiya Digital Imaging unveiles the world’s most flexible, open medium format digital camera platform. Known as the Phase One 645 Camera or the Mamiya 645AFDIII, the co-developed platform will be sold exclusively by Phase One and Mamiya respectively. The camera platform answers the calls of professional photographers for a modular system that offers unprecedented feature combinations, and most significantly the freedom to choose individual components from an open platform to best serve their working needs. Designed to accept all quality digital camera backs, the camera platform is also open for traditional film operation. It offers the widest choice of high-end lenses, including the complete Mamiya 645 lens range, the new 28mm aspherical and D series lenses, as well as Hasselblad V-lenses and Pentacon Six lenses. It is designed to achieve shutter speeds from 1/4000 sec. to 60 min. The camera features an ergonomic molded grip and provides direct control of critical camera settings using manual dials -- both of which are essential elements for the professional photographer engaged in day long hand-held shooting sessions. “Phase One and Mamiya have taken the first step in delivering a unique approach to designing camera systems,” said Henrik Hakonsson, CEO of Phase One. “We believe that equipment interoperability and personal choice are integral values in realizing the highest quality imaging results. Furthermore we have invested heavily in optimizing all elements of the camera systems reliability to maximize the photographers’ time for shooting extraordinary images.” “Mamiya and Phase One are consolidating our expertise and fulfilling our ambitions to provide the products desired by our customers,” said Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, CEO of Mamiya Digital Imaging. “We will continue to cooperate and work hard to ensure that future camera systems are limited only by the imagination and desires of the artists that use them.” The first pre-production units will be demonstrated this week at the Photo Imaging Expo in Tokyo. Full technical details, including system component options will be provided at the start of volume production shipments, expected in QY2.

Phase One at Photokina 2008

Photokina 2008: Phase One is demonstrating the following products that will ship in volume during Q4 2008 -- Booth B1, Hall 4.2.
SENSOR+ TECHNOLOGY
The Phase One P 65+ operates at a capture rate of up to 1 frame per second with a resolution of 60.5 MP resolution and the industry’s largest live capture area (53.9mm x 40.4). It offers a sensitivity range from 50 to 1600 ISO. Intelligent image compression technology (IIQ) produces choice of small 40 MB or large 60 MB RAW files. Built into the P 65+, Sensor+ technology offers a capture mode by which photographers can “dial down” to 15 MP resolution (pixel size 12 x 12 microns) and gain an ISO range of 100 to 1600 with smaller file sizes (ranging from small 10 MB to large 15 MB RAW files) for faster post processing.
CAPTURE ONE 4 PRO
Newly architected Capture One 4 PRO allows photographers to enhance and develop RAW digital files with excellent color and detail reproduction. This application enables you to customize your menu, building the interface and custom palettes that best suit your work style or situation.
New or enhanced features include:

- Lens enhancement tools solve distortion, sharpness falloff, light falloff and can produce customizable vignetting for creative effects.

- Selective Color provides an intuitive toolset for customizing image colors to perfection.

- With the all-new Skin Tone tool photographers can easily set and reproduce skin tones shot under a variety of light conditions even without using a gray card.

- A redesigned Styles feature enables photographers to explore and create unique “looks” and to reproduce them consistently with ease.

Capture One and Expression Media software are being demonstrated together at the Microsoft booth Hall 04.1 Stand H049 G031.
NEW LENS RANGE
In addition to the Phase One 3.5/45 mm Tilt-Shift lens introduced earlier this month, Phase One is announcing a new lineup of high-quality lenses optimized for high resolution digital capture, including : 28mm f4.5, 45mm f2.8, 80mm f2.8, 120mm f4.0, 150mm f2.8, 75-150mm f4.5 zoom. Thesel enses are supported by the industry’s most comprehensive, advanced warranty and support program. Phase One is also demonstrating a new 80 mm leafshutter lens, vertical grip, and additional accessories for the Phase One 645 camera system.
Pricing and Availability
  • Phase One P 65+ digital camera systems are expected in Q4 2008. The P 65+ digital back starts at 39,900 USD, 29.990 EUR ; the P 65+ camera system starts at 41,990 USD, 31.990 EUR.
  • Capture One PRO customers can upgrade to Capture One 4 PRO at no extra cost. For new customers, it is 399 USD and 299 EUR through Phase One’s e-shop. Capture One PRO release is planned for October 15, 2008.
  • Volume shipments of lenses will begin Q4 2008.
All brands or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

Carl Zeiss C Biogon T* 2,8/35 ZM Lens

The New Carl Zeiss C Biogon T* 2,8/35 ZM Completes Any Compact Photography Equipment

As the latest member of the ZM lens family, the C Biogon T* 2,8/35 ZM lens is the perfect addition to your light, mobile photo equipment. The C Biogon T* 2,8/35 ZM will inspire you with perfect images, even at full aperture. Together with the compact C Biogon T* 4,5/21 ZM, it creates the ideal equipment for a wide range of applications such as documentation and architecture photography.

The “C” in the title indicates another outstanding feature: rather unusual for a lens of this performance class, its moderate speed of 1:2.8 permits an exceptionally compact construction. The symmetrical Biogon construction with 7 lens elements in 5 groups allows for practically distortion-free images.
The ZM lens series from Carl Zeiss is suitable for cameras with M-bayonet. As with the other lenses in this line, the C Biogon T* 2,8/35 ZM features an intuitive operating concept, a robust all-metal frame and a precise, noticeable click in 1/3 aperture stops.
Delivery of this lens is scheduled to begin in mid 2008
Price: Approx. € 590.00 (excluding VAT)
Carl Zeiss C Biogon T* 2,8/35 ZM - Technical Data
  • Focal length: 35 mm
  • Aperture scale: f/2,8 – f/22 (in 1/3 increments)
  • Focusing range: 0.7 m – infinity
  • Angular field, diag./horiz./vert.: 62°/53°/37°
  • Coverage at close range: 41 x 62 cm
  • Image ratio at close range: 1:17
  • Number of elements/groups: 7/5
  • Filter thread: M 43 x 0.75
  • Weight: 200 g
  • Dimensions (with caps): 52 mm diameter, length 55 mm
http://www.carlzeiss.com/
Photos (c) Carl Zeiss AG - All rights reserved

Software 2000 - PrintMagic NT for Windows NT 4

Software 2000 today announced the availability of PrintMagic NT for Windows NT 4. Based on Software 2000's Component Driver Architecture (CDA) the PrintMagic NT technology is immediately available for licensing by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). Using the PrintMagic NT Device Driver Kit (DDK) OEMs can create printer drivers for raster color devices such as inkjets, dye sublimation and wax thermal transfer printers and GDI color lasers. Drivers so created are "World Ready" and support Pan European, Far Eastern, Middle Eastern, USA and other variants of Windows NT 4.
PrintMagic NT includes the same high quality error diffusion and color correction (EZ-Cal) systems as the Windows 3.x/95 PrintMagic product. Existing media and color calibrations can therefore be instantly leveraged across both operating system platforms. The PrintMagic halftoning, and color correction systems were originally premiered with the launch of the EPSON Stylus Color where they caused great excitement and set new market standards in driver-based RIP print quality and performance. Since that time they have continued to be refined and enhanced and as part of PrintMagic 3.x/95 have gained a commanding market position. They are currently utilized by numerous OEMs around the world including Alps, Bull, EPSON, Hewlett Packard, Lexmark, NEC, OKIDATA, Olivetti Lexikon, Tally, Triumph Adler, XEROX and many others.
Automatic Printing allows the printer driver to determine and select halftoning and color correction settings based on the graphics objects which appear on the page rather than requiring user intervention (advanced manual overrides are available for more experienced users). "Job Finishing" implements such facilities as N-Up, Reverse-Order Printing, Color Sort, Manual Duplex, Collated Copies, tiling (or poster) printing.
PrintMagic NT comes complete with a customizable status monitor and protocol handler that enables bi-directional (Bi-Di) handling for PrintMagic NT printer drivers. These facilities are required in order to support GDI color printers and to enable the full status read-back and device control facilities that today's users expect. These facilities supplement the I/O facilities provided as part of NT 4 which provides no mechanism for Bi-Di as part of a print job.
SW2000 has developed sample printer drivers for the HP DeskJet 890, DeskJet 1600C, Canon, Lexmark and EPSON devices in order to "prove" the system. Even complex printer drivers can be developed in a matter of days or weeks by utilizing this system and much of the work can be conducted by non-senior engineers. Development time savings are immense when compared with legacy driver development or drivers developed using PrintMagic 3.x/95.
CDA is a modular driver development technology which significantly accelerates the development of printer drivers and de-skills the work involved. CDA driver cores exist for color raster, PCL5e, PCL5c, PostScript Level 2 and PostScript 3 on Windows 3.x/95 and Windows NT 4. Since the launch of CDA in 1996, numerous major printer OEMs have leveraged CDA driver technologies. Manufacturers including Canon, OCE, Hewlett-Packard, Ricoh, Samsung, Xerox have chosen CDA to satisfy some or all of their driver needs.
Software 2000 specializes in the development of driver technology for Windows 3.x, Windows 95, Windows NT and supplies to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) throughout the world. In just eight years, Software 2000 has grown into a multi-million dollar company with offices in Monterey, California and Oxford, England. The company is recognized as the largest third party developer of printer drivers in the world.

Agfa Graphics Anturafount AFS1

ANTURAfount AFS1 est un nouvel additif pour solution de mouillage présenté par Agfa Graphics à la Drupa 2008 (Dusseldorf, 29 mai - 11 juin)
Agréé par la FOGRA, cet additif est utilisé pour l’impression sans alcool ou à taux d’alcool réduit (5 % maximum) sur presses offset feuilles. Contrairement aux chimies sans alcool traditionnelles, ce produit n’entraîne pas d’usure chimique des plaques, d’où un allongement des tirages qui peut aller, selon Agfa Graphics, jusqu’à 18 %. Compatible avec toutes les plaques Agfa, cette nouvelle solution facilite la transition vers l’impression sans alcool.
En plus de garantir une excellente protection de la plaque, elle dispose de puissantes capacités de mouillage maintenant un parfait équilibre encre/eau en cas d’alimentation réduite en eau, stabilise le pH, autorise des mises en route plus rapides et plus propres, et évite l’émulsification. Des mises en route plus propres se traduisent souvent par une réduction de la gâche papier, tandis que l’absence d’émulsification donne lieu à une densité d’encre élevée et des couleurs plus brillantes.
A propos d'Agfa et Agfa Graphics

Nouveautes Agfa Graphics Drupa 2008

Nouveaux consommables d’impression Agfa Graphics à la Drupa 2008
Il s'agit de deux nouveaux produits d'entretien conçus pour améliorer et préserver les performances des plaques d'impression.
Agfa CtP Plate Cleaner est une nouvelle solution de lavage des plaques CtP [Cliquez sur le lien pour plus d'informations]
Agfa ANTURAfount AFS1 est un nouvel additif pour solution de mouillage [Cliquez sur le lien pour plus d'informations]
Ces deux nouveaux produits Agfa Graphics seront présentés à la Drupa, le salon de l’industrie des arts graphiques et des médias qui se tiendra à Düsseldorf, en Allemagne, du 29 mai au 11 juin 2008.
Pour une présentation de l'ensemble des nouveautés Agfa Graphics à la Drupa 2008, vous pouvez lire le communiqué de presse publié par Agfa Graphics [cliquez sur le lien pour accéder au communiqué de presse]
Dernière mise à jour le 18-08-2009

March 18, 2008

Drupa 2008 Agfa Graphics Communique de Presse

AGFA GRAPHICS - COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE - 28.03.2008
Agfa Graphics présentera ses nouveaux produits et solutions à la Drupa
Le stand servira de vitrine à de nouveaux matériels et consommables pour l’impression de labeur, l’emballage, l’édition de journaux et les marchés de la signalétique et de la P.L.V.
Agfa Graphics vient de dévoiler la palette de nouveaux produits qui seront exposés sur le stand d’Agfa (Hall 8a – B63) à l’occasion du salon international de l’industrie des arts graphiques et des médias qui se tiendra à Düsseldorf, en Allemagne, du 29 mai au 11 juin prochains. Cette annonce a été faite dans le cadre de la conférence de presse pré-Drupa organisée par Agfa en Belgique, à laquelle ont assisté plus de 85 journalistes spécialisés venus du monde entier pour découvrir la nouvelle gamme de produits conçus par Agfa à l’intention de ses quatre principaux segments cibles : l’impression de labeur, l’impression d’emballages, l’édition de journaux et le marché de la signalétique et de la P.L.V.
Parmi les nouveaux produits et solutions Agfa présentés à la Drupa, citons :
:Azura TS, la nouvelle plaque numérique thermique sans chimies basée sur la technologie ThermoFuse, caractérisée par un gain de productivité substantiel, un système de nettoyage sophistiqué et un contraste amélioré ;
:Azura V, la plaque numérique sans chimies destinée aux CtP à laser violet ;
:Avalon N, une nouvelle gamme de CtP thermiques aux formats 8 poses et VLF acceptant différents formats de plaques et offrant des capacités de production diverses ;
:Apogee Suite, la nouvelle solution de flux complète d’Agfa intégrant toutes les fonctions de contenu, de gestion de projet, de prépresse et de production. Agfa annonce également le lancement d’:Apogee Media, un module d’:Apogee Suite dédié à l’intégration et à la gestion de contenu. :Apogee Media sera exposé sur le stand d’Agfa, ainsi que sur le Pavillon de l’Innovation de la Drupa (Hall 7.0 – Print & Publishing Park) ;
:Anapurna XLS, une nouvelle venue au sein de la gamme d’imprimantes U.V. grand format d’Agfa, grâce à laquelle les utilisateurs n’ont plus à choisir entre rapidité et qualité ;
Synaps, un nouveau papier synthétique de haute qualité ;
CtP Plate Cleaner et ANTURAfount AFS1, deux nouveaux consommables d’impression hautes performances.
Outre ces produits présentés en avant-première, Agfa fera également la démonstration de ses solutions jet d’encre industrielles en un seul passage :Dotrix Modular, destinées aux applications de production d’emballages souples et de carton plat.
« Le stand d’Agfa Graphics témoignera du leadership technologique d’Agfa dans le domaine du prépresse et de notre engagement indéfectible envers le développement durable au sein du secteur des communications graphiques », commente Ronald Marien, Directeur des Communications globales chez Agfa Graphics. « Nous y présenterons également notre gamme de solutions jet d’encre U.V. industrielles, ainsi que nos projets pour les années à venir. »
« Notre stand fera également preuve d’originalité cette année puisque les visiteurs pourront y déterminer leur propre prix », ajoute M. Marien. « Nous ne pouvons en dire davantage pour l’instant, mais il s’agira incontestablement d’une chance unique pour les visiteurs de réaliser des affaires très intéressantes. »

CtP Plate Cleaner Agfa Graphics

CtP Plate Cleaner est un nouveau consommable d'impression industrielle présenté par Agfa Graphics à la Drupa 2008 (Dusseldorf, 29 mai - 11 juin)
Ce produit de nettoyage des plaques d'impression élimine les résidus d’encre avec une grande efficacité. Agfa Graphics précise que le Ctp Plate Cleaner a été mis au point par les mêmes techniciens chargés de peaufiner leurs technologies de plaques CtP et que ce nettoyant possède un pouvoir solvant 50 % supérieur à celui d’autres produits.
CtP Plate Cleaner ne se limite pas à la suppression des résidus d'encre qui se déposent sur les plaques. Il permet également d'améliorer les propriétés hydrophiles des zones non imprimantes de la plaque, d'accroître la réceptivité à l’encre, d'assurer une bonne protectionde la plaque lors des brefs arrêts de la presse, d'accélèrer les redémarrages. En outre, ce produit concours à une meilleur préservation de l’environnement grâce à sa faible teneur en COV - composés organiques volatils.
A propos d'Agfa et Agfa Graphics

March 17, 2008

Jerome Sans New Director of UCCA

On March 1st, Jérôme Sans joined Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) as its new director
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) is a non profit art center founded in Beijing by collectors Guy and Myriam Ullens in November 2007. UCCA presents exhibitions of established and emerging artists and is developing a trusted platform to share knowledge through education and research.
The arrival of Jérôme Sans initiates a phase of new developments following UCCA’s successful launch led by artistic director Fei Dawei. Fei Dawei’s leadership, as well as his contributions to the preparation and successful opening of UCCA, has been indispensable. Before the art center project began, Fei Dawei was responsible for organizing research, collections, and exhibitions for years as director of the Ullens Foundation. Under his professional guidance, the Ullens Foundation became one of the most active organizations promoting Chinese contemporary art worldwide and also one of the largest centers for the collection of Chinese contemporary artwork within two years after its establishment in 2003. Fei Dawei’s rich experience in organizing exhibitions and his comprehensive knowledge of Chinese contemporary art circles led the Ullens to invite him to lead the preparation and opening of UCCA as artistic director. Since 2005, Fei Dawei has been instrumental in the successful establishment of the art center and was the curator for the opening exhibition: '85 New Wave: The Birth of Chinese Contemporary Art. During this period, he also continued his work as director of the Ullens Foundation. Having set the organization of UCCA on the right course, Fei Dawei has now chosen to concentrate on his primary interests of academic research and promoting art education.
Jérôme Sans has been known for rethinking the curatorial practice and approach, first as an independent curator then as an inventor of new models of institution, such as the world acclaimed Palais de Tokyo in Paris that he co-founded and directed until January 2006. After creating the Palais de Tokyo, Jérôme Sans moved to the UK where he became director of programs at the BALTIC Center for Contemporary Art in Gateshead. Jérôme Sans curated numerous international exhibitions such as the 2000 Taipei Biennial in Taiwan My Home is Yours / Your Home is Mine co-curated in 2001 with Hou Hanru at Tokyo Opera City, the 2005 Lyon’s Contemporary Art Biennial, and the 2006 Nuit Blanche in Paris. He is also the author of several books including Araki, published by Taschen in 2001, Au Sujet de about Daniel Buren, published by Flammarion in 1998, the recently released In The Arab World Now published by Galerie Enrico Navarra in 2008 and has contributed to various art publications. Jérôme Sans is among the most creative and adventurous personalities working in today’s art scene. ''UCCA’s audience is mainly composed of a new generation of Chinese in search of change and new things,” said Guy Ullens, founder of UCCA. “The choice of Jerome is a perfect fit for us.’’
Jérôme Sans’ ambition is to make UCCA a new model for private institutions, a place to live, and a platform for open dialogue. UCCA is acting as a beacon for the arts in China, as well as a major point of reference in the international art scene. Expanding beyond the traditional concept of a museum, Jérôme Sans’s goal is to develop UCCA into a distinctive destination that breaks the outdated mold of how an art center is perceived and welcomes a variety of audiences. “To achieve such objectives,” said Jérôme Sans, “UCCA will showcase the latest of China’s contemporary art, design, fashion, music and multimedia in a vibrant, exciting, alternative space, featuring a restaurant, a bar, a shop and a cinema, to offer a unique experience of contemporary creativity’’.
Jérôme Sans' experience, his far-reaching work on international projects with artists and key art world figures, and his long experience working in Asia for major exhibitions (Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei, Bangkok) and with Chinese artists such as, Chen Zhen, Wang Du, Yan Pei Ming, Huang Yong Ping, Wang Jianwei, as well as curators such as Hou Hanru and Fei Dawei, will enable UCCA to further expand its cultural program and facilitate the access of its audience. While UCCA is an art organization in China serving local audiences, it has also brought together an international team. This expansiveness reflects the continued growth of cultural life in Beijing and stands at the center of UCCA’s vision. By being both local and international, UCCA aims to bring art dialogue between China and the wider world to a higher level.
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art
798 Art District,
No.4 Jiuxianqiao Lu,
P.O. Box 8503,
Chaoyang District,
Beijing
P.R.China 100015

March 10, 2008

Society of Digital Agencies (SoDA) to Drive Best Practices and Industry Guidelines

Adobe and Leading Digital Agencies Launch SoDA
Adobe and 18 leading digital agencies worldwide today introduced the Society of Digital Agencies (SoDA). Envisioned by CEOs of award-winning digital marketing and design agencies, SoDA’s mission is to advance the digital design profession through knowledge sharing, education, and advocacy and drive much-needed guidelines. Adobe, which provides much of the software technology relied on by digital agencies worldwide, is supporting the group as the organization’s official launch sponsor.
As the advertising and marketing industries increasingly shift their focus to the Web, digital services are becoming more important and fundamental to their success. The increasing demand for interactive experiences presents both opportunities and challenges for digitally progressive brands and their agencies. SoDA brings digital agencies together to address the unique issues they face and to develop guidelines and best practices that will move the entire industry forward.
With the digital industry still very much in its infancy, the founding members of SoDA are fully committed to a proactive approach to establish and propagate their best practices,” said Richard Lent, CEO of AgencyNet and chairman of SoDA. “These best-in-class agencies, with the strong support of Adobe, are well suited to establish an ongoing dialog about the successful practices required in today’s digital media industry. The collective experience, expertise, passion, and insight of the organization is truly inspiring.”
SoDA will meet regularly to address issues such as technical complexity, rapid changes in content distribution, scaling issues, timelines and technology's impact on budgets — all of which effect the quality, innovation and accessibility of digital media.
Digital agencies employ some of the most creative people on the planet and SoDA will help focus this talent so that brands and companies can blaze new trails across the interactive landscape,” said John Loiacono, senior vice president of Creative Solutions at Adobe. “The members of this new organization already push the boundaries of digital design and development. By working together we will champion the technologies and practices that make digital media campaigns stand out and deliver.”
Charter members of SoDA are: AgencyNet; Big Spaceship; Blitz Agency; Domani Studios; Exopolis; Firstborn Multimedia; Grupo W; iChameleon Group; IQ Interactive; Juxt Interactive; Lightmaker; Mind Comet; Odopod; Schematic; Struck Design; WDDG; WhittmanHart and 360i.
For more information on SoDA: www.societyofdigitalagencies.org

March 7, 2008

Legion Paper win regional Addy Award

Rising Museum Board Ad Series Wins Award for Creative Excellence
Legion Paper's Rising Museum Board print ad series was awarded a “silver” honor for creative excellence at the 2007 Fox River Ad Club ADDY Awards, held on February 29, 2008. The ads were honored within the Consumer or Trade Publication Campaign category.
The ad series was designed by Legion creative partner, Coalesce Marketing & Design, Inc., of Appleton Wis. Each ad features the tagline “The Art of Preservation” along with graphics depicting a nature or wildlife scene. A portion of each scene is framed within a Rising Museum Board, showing bright colors and thriving nature, while the graphics outside the frame are fading, or are environments where the graphics shown inside the frame would not otherwise survive, representing Rising’s superior preservation qualities.
“We looked to create an ad series with impact that creatively conveys the astounding preservation capabilities of our Rising Museum Board brand – and we felt this work hit the mark,” says Marc Schotland, director of marketing for Legion Paper. “To be honored for a marketing campaign that resonated with the advertising community, is extremely rewarding.”
The Rising Museum Mounting Board ad series can currently be found in national publications including, Art World News, Decor Magazine and Picture Framing Magazine.
Sponsored by the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the ADDY awards honor companies that demonstrate excellence in advertising and cultivate the highest creative standards in the industry. Every year approximately 60,000 entries are submitted to the three-tiered national ADDY competition.

March 6, 2008

Bettina Rheims Can you find happiness Exhibition and book

 

Bettina Rheims, Can you find happiness, Galerie C/O BerlinSex in the City Bettina Rheims in Berlin

Even after the Film Festival, Berlin is still gleaming in international glamour. On March 7, Parisian photographer Bettina Rheims (for many, ever since Helmut Newton’s death the authority on female nude photography) will open her exhibition Can You Find Happiness at Galerie C/O Berlin. There, a total of 95 photographs from eight series will be on display until May 11; they include works from Chambre Close (1991), in which Parisian women pose in hotel rooms for an imaginary voyeur, and Shanghai (2004), exploring everyday life in China’s glittering gateway to the world. Three of the series exhibited will be having their world premiere.

  © Bettina Rheims – Courtesy Galerie C/O Berlin

 

The catalogue will be published at Schirmer/Mosel

With their opulent colors, immaculate classical compositions, perfect lines, and masterful treatment of the theme, Bettina Rheims’ erotic stories at times quote icons of art or cultural history, and are firmly rooted in the tradition of panel painting—or they orchestrate and mock stereotypes of the billboards and silver screen.

 

Photograph from Bettina Rheims, Can you find happiness, published by Schirmer-Mosel   Photograph from Bettina Rheims, Can you find happiness, published by Schirmer-Mosel   Photograph from Bettina Rheims, Can you find happiness, published by Schirmer-Mosel

  © Bettina Rheims, from Can you find happiness, Courtesy Schirmer/Mosel Verlag

 

“Naked skin is like an empty page on which no one has yet written. When models come to me they shed everything: Their cloths, origins, and biography, their good or their bad taste,” Bettina Rheims comments, and goes on to emphasize: “In my pictures, sexuality is linked to pleasure and not to pain, as is so often the case in art.”

Can You Find Happiness: as for Bettina Rheims’ erotic pictures, not just beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but perhaps there’s happiness in beholding these images. After all, there are no strings attached, no limits set to even the wildest fantasies.

Bettina Rheims’ models know exactly what they want: They are young, saucy, spacy, and egotistic women. They enjoy presenting their own playful relationship to sexuality to the camera. When posing they shy away from neither shocking nor provoking. They act sensually and lasciviously as artworks of nature.

 

Bettina Rheims, Can you find happiness, published by Schirmer-MoselBettina Rheims
Can you find Happiness

With an essay by Philippe Dagen
Schirmer/Mosel
128 pages - 22 x 27 cm

94 color and duotone plates

ISBN: 978-3-8296-0364-5
EUR 24.80

Featuring highly praised and fiercely disputed series such as Chambre close (women posing for an imaginary voyeur); KIM (a documentary on a transsexual); I.N.R.I. (a sequence on the life of Christ) ; women in modern Shanghai, and Héroïnes 

© Bettina Rheims / Schirmer-Mosel Verlag  - Courtesy of Schirmer-Mosel Verlag.

 

 

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Bettina Rheims, serie Just like a woman, 2008

Bettina Rheims à la FIAC 2009, Galerie Jérome de Noirmont, Paris, 2009

Upcoming : Bibliothèque nationale de France exhibition, 2010

 

Updated : April 2010

March 4, 2008

New York Photo Festival 2008 Programming Schedule of events

New York Photo Festival 2008 Programming Schedule of events at St. Ann’s Warehouse and the powerHouse Arena
Alongside the New York Photo Festival’s curated exhibitions and satellite shows, visitors to the festival will have the opportunity to attend lectures by featured artists discussing their work, a panel discussion series presented by the Aperture Foundation, and the festival evening events. All lectures will take place at St. Ann’s Warehouse; evening programming will take place at St. Ann’s or the powerHouse Arena.
Thursday, May 15th 11am-12pm – Roger Ballen. Ballen is an American photographer whose work has been presented in many museums, including the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. 1-1:45pm – Ananké Asseff. Asseff’s work is represented in the collections of the Rio de Janeiro Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, the Juan B. Castagnino Fine Arts Museum, and the Caraffa Museum in Argentina. 2-2:45pm – Jan Banning. Banning has published seven books and has received many awards, both artistic and journalistic, including the World Press Photo 2004 Portrait Stories Award, the Prize of Prague 2004, and the Dutch Icodo Award 2003 for Traces of War. Currently, he is the Board Secretary of World Press Photo. 3-3:45pm – Jan Kempenaers. Kempenaers studied photography at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent, Belgium and the Jan Van Eyck Academy in Maastricht, The Netherlands. His most recent project, Spomenik, concerns a photographic series of abstract communist monuments in former Yugoslavia. 4-4:45 pm – Michel Campeau. In 1994, Campeau received the Higashikawa Overseas Photographer Prize (Hokkaido, Japan). The Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography organized a retrospective of his work in 1996 entitled Michel Campeau: Eloquent Images (1971-1996). Among his publications are three monographs: Les tremblements du coeur (1988), Eclipses et labyrinthes (1993), and Darkroom (2007), the first in a series edited by Martin Parr for Nazraëli Press. Excerpts from Darkroom were featured in Aperture (Fall 2007). 5-6pm – Aperture Presents: In Conversation: Martin Parr + Erik Kessels. Join Magnum Photographer and NYPH08 curator Martin Parr and Erik Kessels of In Almost Every Picture and Useful Photography in an intimate conversation about the pleasures and meanings behind scavenging, editing, curating, and collecting found images. 6:15-7pm – Sarah Pickering. Pickering is a London-based, British photographer who has been the recipient of several awards, including the Photographers Gallery Graduate Award and a Jerwood Award. Pickering has exhibited internationally and in the UK, where her work was part of How We Are: Photographing Britain, at Tate Britain. 8pm – Book Soup, St. Ann’s Warehouse. powerHouse Books CEO Daniel Power leads discussion on the relationship between photography and the printed book with authors Harry Benson, Leora Kahn, Joseph Rodriguez, Slava Mogutin, Brian Finke, and Jamel Shabazz. 9pm+ – Book signing and shindig, powerHouse Arena. Photographers present to sign copies of their books (available for purchase) include: Lili Almog, Roger Ballen, Juliana Beasley, Harry Benson, Kevin Bubriski, Julia Calfee, Vivian Cherry, Livia Corona, Valdir Cruz, Lalla Essaydi, Larry Fink, Brian Finke, Ron Galella, Stephen Gill, Arlene Gottfried, Christopher Griffith, John Gruen, Alice Harris, David Alan Harvey, Henry Horenstein, Ellen Jong, Leora Kahn, Seth Kushner & Anthony LaSala, Christopher LaMarca, WassinkLundgren, Jeff Mermelstein, Slava Mogutin, Rachel Papo, Martin Parr, Nigel Parry, Mark Peterson, Thomas Roma, Steve Schapiro, Joachim Schmid, Jamel Shabazz, Michael Spano, Peter Sutherland, Linda Troeller, Victor Vazquez, Veronique Vial, Nathaniel Welch, and David Yellen.
Friday, May 16th 11am-12pm – Harell Fletcher. Fletcher’s work has been shown at SF MoMA, the de Young Museum, The Berkeley Art Museum, and Yerba Buena Center For The Arts in the San Francisco Bay Area; The Drawing Center, Socrates Sculpture Park, The Sculpture Center, The Wrong Gallery, and Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, New York. He was a participant in the 2004 Whitney Biennial. 1-1:45pm – Jeffrey Milstein. Milstein is also an architect, graphic designer, and private pilot. His photographs have been exhibited and collected throughout the United States and Europe, and are currently represented in the U.S. by Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, and Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York; and in Europe by Ego Gallery, Barcelona, and Young Gallery, Brussels. 2-2:45pm – Donovan Wylie. Wylie has had solo exhibitions at The Photographers’ Gallery, London; PhotoEspaña, Madrid; and the National Museum of Film, Photography and Television, England. In 2001, Wylie won a BAFTA Award for his film The Train. Wylie is a member of Magnum Photos. 3-3:45pm – Stephen Gill. Gill is a British photographer educated at Filton College in Bristol. His photographs have been exhibited at many international galleries and museums, including the National Portrait Gallery and Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and they appear regularly in major publications including Guardian Weekend, i-D, Granta, The New York Times Magazine, Telegraph Magazine, The Observer, Le Monde, and Blind Spot. 4-4:45 pm – Katherine Wolkoff. Katherine Wolkoff graduated from Barnard College in 1998 and received her MFA in photography from the Yale School of Art in 2003. Wolkoff's photographs were shown in a solo exhibition at Danziger Projects and have been included in group shows including the Art + Commerce Festival of Emerging Photographers, Silhouette at Momenta Art, and Nine Portraits at the Alan Klotz Gallery. Her photographs are included in the permanent collections at the Addison Gallery of Art, Andover, MA, and the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL. 5-6pm – Aperture Presents: Curating 2.0, a panel featuring Tim Barber and Laurel Ptak. The internet is undoubtedly incubating a new generation of photo curators. How is the medium being radically redefined in this online context? This panel discussion will feature Tim Barber of tinyvices.com and NYPH08 curator, Laurel Ptak of iheartphotograph.com, as well as other panelists to be announced. 6:15-7pm – Alejandra Laviada. Born in Mexico City in 1980. Laviada’s photographs have been exhibited in Mexico and the U.S., and published in The New York Times Magazine, American Photo, UK Creative Review, Vogue Korea, and Capricious Magazine, among others. She was awarded honorable mention in the XII Photography Biennial in Mexico, and was selected as an emerging photographer for PEEK2007, organized by Art + Commerce. 8pm – New York Photo Awards Ceremony, St. Ann’s Theater. This spring, the inaugural NYPHA ceremony will take place during the New York Photo Festival. Located in the St. Ann's Theater space in DUMBO and designed to accommodate 500 persons, this hosted event will feature guest speakers, a/v projections of winning works, presentation of the awards and subsequent acceptance speeches. Sixteen category Winners and thirty-two Honorable Mentions, selected by the Jury of the NYPHA, will have their works projected and be publicly recognized before an audience of peers and industry luminaries. 9pm+ – New York Photo Awards After-Party, powerHouse Arena.
Saturday, May 17th 11am-12pm – AIPAD Collectors Panel 1-1:45pm – WassinkLundgren. WassinkLundgren is a collaboration between Thijs groot Wassink and Ruben Lundgren. Their publications include Stadtrundfarht (2005), Shanghai Forest (2005), Is Still Searching (2006), and Empty Bottles (2007). Empty Bottles won the prestigious Prix du Livre for Best Contemporary Photobook at Les Rencontres d’Arles in 2007. In 2008, it was nominated by Thomas Weski for best photobook of 2007–2008 at the Kasseler Fotoforum. 2-2:45pm – Julian Faulhaber. Faulhaber is the recipient of the following awards: Canon ProFashional Award, PPS Gallery, Hamburg (2003); Winner Best Class, Best Selected Works, Epson Art Photo Award (2005); Bilderkriege Focus Award, Dortmund University of Applied Sciences (2005); Reinhart Wolf Award (2006); and Saar Ferngas Förderpreis, Palatinate Gallery Kaiserslautern (2006). 3-3:45pm – Simon Norfolk. Norfolk is a landscape photographer whose work is an equal-handed obsession with modern military conflict and eighteenth-century Romantic philosophy. He has won Le Prix Dialogue at Les Rencontres d’Arles (2005), the Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography (2004), the Foreign Press Club of America Award (2003), and the European Publishing Award (2002). 4-4:45pm – Robert Bowen. His work has been featured in a variety of exhibitions, books, and other publications. Recently, an abbreviated version of his Return To Sender: Postcards from Impossible Places project was published in Cabinet magazine. His Textscapes were featured in Art of the Digital Age (Thames and Hudson, 2007). 5-6pm – Aperture Presents: The Secret Life of Images featuring Lesley Martin, Joachim Schmid and Penelope Umbrico. Why are so many of today's most interesting artists working with pre-existing images? What can the act of re-authoring or re-contextualizing photographs tell us about the medium itself? Join Aperture Foundation Book Publisher and NYPH08 curator Lesley A. Martin in conversation with Joachim Schmid and Penelope Umbrico from Martin’s exhibition The Ubiquitous Image. 6:15-7pm – Natalie Czech. Czech has participated in numerous group shows held at, among others, Gallery of Contemporary Art Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow; Musée de l’Elysee, Lausanne; and Kunstverein, Hamburg. In addition to the monograph Ahoj Ouroboros (Revolver Books, 2006), Czech published without words would in 2008. 8pm – Photo/Film: Photographers moving into film. An evening of short films by prominent contemporary photographers, PHOTO/FILM will bring together such notables as Roger Ballen, Lauren Greenfield, Carter Smith, and Rineke Dijkstra, among others.
Sunday, May 18th 11-12pm – NYPH Press Announcement. 1-1:45pm – Future of Photography panel featuring Marloes Krijnen, Kathy Ryan & Romain Lacroix. By examining developments in the use and context of contemporary photography, this panel discussion, moderated by The New York Times Magazine Photo Editor Kathy Ryan, will speculate on the future of the medium. Panelists include FOAM Director Marloes Krinjen, Photo Editor of Paris Match Romain Lacroix, and others to be announced. 2-2:45pm – Penelope Umbrico. Umbrico has had numerous solo exhibitions of her work, including at the International Center of Photography and Julie Saul Gallery, New York; Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston; and P/M Gallery, Toronto. Her work has been included in group shows at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane Austrailia; Gallery 44, Toronto; Ansel Adams Center for Photography, San Francisco; and many others. She is currently the Chair of MFA Photography at Bard College, as well as core faculty at the School of Visual Arts, MFA Photography and Related Media program in New York. 3-3:45pm – Joachim Schmid. In 1990 Schmid founded the Institut zur Wiederaufbereitung von Altfotos (The Institute for the Reprocessing of Used Photographs). His works have been shown internationally in solo and group exhibitions. His publications include Erste allgemeine Altfotosammlung (1991), Bilder von der Strasse (1997), Sinterklaas ziet alles (1998), A Meeting on Holiday (2003), Belo Horizonte, Praça Rui Barbosa (2004), and Photoworks 1982–2007 (2007). 4-4:45pm – Curtis Mann. Mann’s photographic work has helped him to receive the Society for Photographic Education’s top student award, the Crystal Apple, in 2006, a Follett Fellowship from Columbia College Chicago, three Albert P. Weisman Memorial Project Grants, and nomination for the 2007 Santa Fe Award. 5-6pm - Aperture Presents: Picturing Iraq. How are photographers working today struggling to depict the war in Iraq in all its complexities? Are conventions of war photography dramatically changing in a contemporary context? Join renowned photographers and other experts for an engaging discussion. Panelists to be announced. 7pm – End of Festival. Exhibitions close.
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New York Photo Festival 2008 Curators

Martin Parr, Kathy Ryan, Lesley A. Martin, and Tim Barber each bring their personal vision of the newest and most important trends in contemporary photography to the main pavilions of the New York Photo Festival. “The NYPH08 curators were selected for their decisive and innovative approaches to curating, editing, sequencing, and showcasing the varied work of the medium in ways that continually surprise and inspire those of us in the photography industry and the creative cultural public at large,” say New York Photo Festival Founders and Co-chairmen, Frank Evers and Daniel Power.
Magnum Photographer Martin Parr’s exhibit, New Typologies, highlights the use of the photographic series as an attempt to bring order to the chaos around us. The show features the work of WassinkLundgren, Donovan Wylie, Jeffrey Milstein, Jan Banning, Sarah Pickering, Ananke Asseff, Michel Campeau, and Jan Kempenaers. Martin Parr was born in Epson, Surrey, in 1952 and studied photography at Manchester Polytechnic. Parr was the featured curator of the 2004 edition of Les Rencontres d’Arles. His monograph Martin Parr was published in 2002, accompanying a large retrospective of his work initiated by the Barbican Art Gallery in London. It has since been shown in the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid, the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris, and the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg. Parr is also assembling an exhibition, curated by Thomas Weski for the Haus der Kunst in Munich, also opening in May 2008. This will show new work from Parr and his substantial print, objects, and photography book collections.
Kathy Ryan, picture editor of The New York Times Magazine, looks at sculptural and painterly qualities of recent photography in Chisel. The exhibit includes new works by Roger Ballen, Horacio Salinas, Stephen Gill, Katherine Wolkoff, Julian Faulhaber, Lars Tunbjörk, Alejandra Laviada, and Andreas Gefeller. Ryan received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Griffin Museum, as well as the first annual Lucie Award for Picture Editor of the Year at the International Photography Awards in Los Angeles. In 1997 she was named Canon Picture Editor of the Year at the Visa Pour L'Image Photojournalism Festival in Perpignan, France. Ryan has been a judge in a number of photography competitions and has chaired the American Photography Annual Jury. The New York Times Magazine has won awards from the Art Directors Club and the Society of Publication Designers and has reached first place in the Best Use of Photography category of the Pictures of the Year International competition. A member of the Board of Advisors of the Look3 Festival of the Photograph, Charlottesville, VA, Ryan is also an MFA Thesis Advisor at the School of Visual Arts, New York, and is an Editorial Advisor for Foam magazine, Amsterdam.
Lesley A. Martin, book publisher at the Aperture Foundation, reflects on the replication and reproduction of the photographic image in The Ubiquitous Image, focusing on how contemporary artists are using the seemingly limitless cache of disseminated images to create their own work. Artists include Joachim Schmid, Claudia Angelmaier, Marco Breuer, Penelope Umbrico, Harrell Fletcher, Natalie Czech, Curtis Mann, Robert Bowen, Peter Piller, and Useful Photography. Martin is the publisher of the book program at the Aperture Foundation. She has edited over fifty photography publications, including: Reflex: A Vik Muniz Primer; An-My Lê: Small Wars; Fandomania by Elena Dorfman; Shuffle by Christian Marclay; Paris – New York – Shanghai by Hans Eijkelboom, and Richard Misrach: On the Beach. Martin is also the coauthor of two volumes on design, Graphicscape: Tokyo and Graphicscape: New York; and a contributing author and editor of Full Vinyl: The Subversive Art of Designer Toys.
Tim Barber — photographer, curator, publisher, and former photo editor for Vice magazine — brings together over 300 images in Various Photographs. The exhibit showcases a wide spectrum of works from well established to unknown photographers. Originally from Amherst, Massachusetts, Barber studied photography in Vancouver, BC, before relocating to New York City. He currently runs the online gallery tinyvices.com, which has featured the work of hundreds of artists including Ryan McGinley, Richard Kern, Peter Sutherland, and Boogie. Its corresponding gallery installation, tinyvices, has toured all over the world, from Proyectos Monclova in Mexico City to colette in Paris, and continues to be an innovative showcase for new work.
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March 1, 2008

A propos d'Agfa et Agfa Graphics

A propos d’Agfa

Le groupe Agfa-Gevaert est l’un des leaders mondiaux dans le domaine de l’imagerie et de la technologie informatique. Agfa développe, fabrique et commercialise des systèmes numériques et analogiques pour l’industrie de l’impression (Agfa Graphics), le secteur des soins de santé (Agfa HealthCare) et les applications industrielles spécifiques (Agfa Materials).
Le siège social d’Agfa est situé à Mortsel (Belgique). La société est active dans 40 pays et possède des agents dans 100 autres pays du monde. Le groupe Agfa-Gevaert a réalisé un chiffre d’affaires de 3 401 millions d’euros en 2006 et 3 283 millions d’euros en 2007.
A propos d’Agfa Graphics
Agfa Graphics propose des solutions prépresse intégrées pour le secteur de l’impression. Ces solutions comprennent des consommables, du matériel, des logiciels et des services pour la gestion de couleurs, des projets et des flux de production. Ses systèmes CtF, CtP et d’épreuves numériques ont conféré à Agfa Graphics une position dominante sur les marchés mondiaux de l’impression de labeur et d’emballages ainsi que dans le secteur de l’édition de journaux.
Agfa Graphics étoffe rapidement son offre sur le marché en pleine croissance de l’impression jet d’encre numérique. Son expérience dans le domaine des technologies de traitement d’image et des émulsions lui a apporté le savoir-faire requis pour mettre au point son propre assortiment d’encres U.V. et de solvants de haute qualité.
A travers ses partenariats dans le domaine du développement et de la fabrication avec des leaders du secteur, Agfa Graphics étend son périmètre technologique et se donne les moyens de promouvoir des solutions numériques complètes pour l’impression d’affiches, de banderoles, de panneaux, d’enseignes, d’étiquettes et de matériaux d’emballage.
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