European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Nov 8 1967, Page 12

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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - November 8, 1967, Darmstadt, HessePhotography year Book 1968" explains John Cowan s Suay in incongruity she can t really be there. On the Beer stained table top. So nobody looks at her. In Case the disappears like the foam on the top of the Chateka Page 12 the stars and stripes when Joseph Nicephore Niece French physicist made the first photographic negative in 1816 by placing a piece of sensitized paper in a camera he could t possibly have imag ined what he was starting. By 1861, Matthew Brady and his assistants were recording thousands of american civil War scenes using collodion plates. Unfortunately it was not until Many years later that Brady s contribution to documentary photography became known to the average Man amass Media techniques of photo reproduction were unknown at the time. World War i was thoroughly covered and newspaper readers throughout the world saw photo reports of action on the Eastern and Western fronts. But it was the Advent of the picture magazines in the 1930s and the combat photographer coverage of world War ii that brought about the photography explosion of today. The military taught thousands of draftees the principles of photography and the picture magazines wit Money to spend for outstanding Pic Tures sent countless would be photo journalists to their Friendly camera dealers for the latest in photographic equipment. Hungry amateurs with professional aspirations often with equipment Worth several months salary dangling from their necks roamed the count by Side snapping animals babies strongmen pretty girls Auto accidents fights. Each Amateur eventually turned up atthe door of some harried photo Dilir convinced he had the material to flit him in the big time. Successful picture Magazine spawned More picture magazines most of which flashed brightly then Sank in tothe oblivion of a glutted Market. The burgeoning photo Industry of tie30s and 40s started another profitable partner the Magazine devoted to Tae photographer and photography. A Nat ural outgrowth of this soon appeared the photo annual handsome hard cover books that reproduced the editor Side of the Best pictures of the Prist year. excellent example of the annual is photography year Book 1968," jus published by the Fountain press Lon Don which has something for every body. Put together by the editors of photog Raphy Magazine John Sanders and Richard gee the Book has an impressive spread of color and Black and White photos taken by some of the acknowledged masters of the Lens As Well As several lesser known the latter category is a portfolio of photos of american soldiers in Ger Many taken by Bud Lee. Lee took these striking shots while he was a Stai t photographer for the stars and stripes. Lee has returned to civilian life and i working now in new York. For the girl enthusiasts and that Cov ers a wide Swath there Are a number of nudes and Semi nudes Many with refreshing approach to perhaps the most photographed subject the Back of the Book Are several pages of technical data and notes on the photos presented. Not Only Are Light ing material and equipment data listed but some very readable explanatory notes Are provided on the Circum stances under which the photos were taken. Wednesday november 8,

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