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News on photographic investments, exhibitions and industry by Galerie Langman.

In the light of NZ's government backtracking on cutting class sizes in schools it appears they have grasped the desire for pupils to be nurtured. I was browsing a Latin dictionary a few days ago and discovered that 'educatio' from which we get our 'education' means in Latin 'nurture'. Hooray to good sense. Read more

In Max Oettli's review of Leonard Bell's Marti Friedlander (AUP, 2010), he puts John Fields in some very distinguished company. ... The meticulously calibrated duotone printing reflecting this care and craft gave us rich, fine significant blacks, and a powerful authoritative tonal range, which made classic black and white the strong and beautiful ... Read more

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This classic film is available to purchase. Read more

Polaroid is transforming itself from an analog Instant Film Production Company to a global Consumer Electronics and Digital Imaging company.Production of analog Instant Film stopped in June 2008, closing the factories in Mexico (Instant Packfilm production) and the Netherlands (Instant Integral production).Impossible b.v. has been founded with the ... Read more

If you have read in recent days about the massive auction - direct to market- by Damien Hirst which netted $95 million pounds sterling for the artist, then think about what he has managed to achieve.  If you are perplexed, consider. With a team of around 200 technicians he has done what many believe to be impossible.  But lets look a... Read more

A petition is under way to save this unique film stock.  If you are unfamiliar with Type 55 see my Dominion Observatory, Wellington 2004 on this site for the qualities it imparts - a seamless tonal gradation and delicacy in the 4 x 5 inch negative plus a positive reference print. Go and sign your support. Read more

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