Aperture aggregates the best posts from this past week in the photography blogosphere.
- NPR’s The Picture Show publishes a five-part series called “The Visual South,” profiling five photographers from Oxford American magazine’s “100 Under 100” list of “the most talented and thrilling up-and-coming artists in the South.” Christopher Sims shoots Guantanamo Bay, Frank Hamrick shoots, develops, prints, and book-binds by hand, Tammy Mercure finds “wryly humorous scenes” in the Great Smokey Mountains, Brandon Thibodeaux wanders around documenting Mound Bayou. Stay tuned for the fifth.
- Time‘s LightBox sits down with Matthias Fiegl, “one of the original founders of the 20-year-old, pinhole- and fisheye-loving, Vienna-based company,” Lomography, to talk about their “prophecies of the analogue future,” countering much of the incessant Instagram talk over the last few weeks. In somewhat related news, Leica Camera announced the launch of the first-ever monochrome digital camera with a black-and-white sensor and no color filter. Hands-on previews from PDN and Digital Photography Review, commentary from The Online Photographer, The Travel Photographer, Steve Huff Photo, Luminous Landscape, and many more, probably.
- Photos from the 67th anniversary of Victory Day in Europe from Ukraine, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Belarus and more at Boston’s Big Picture, LA Times’ Framework, and WSJ’s Photo Journal. Jonathan Alpeyrie‘s exhibition World War II Veterans is currently on view at Anastasia Photo in New York (through May 31, 2012).
- LPV Magazine shares some thoughts on “Narrative and the Serialization of Photography Online,” on “plotting” your Tumblr, and what he thinks might have gone wrong with Magnum’s Postcards From America feed.
- In copyright news, David Hoffman writes extensively on the “unprecedented exploitation of photographs” in the digital age, David Walker explores the “Liability-Proof World of Pinterest” on PDN, and Tumblr lands a lawsuit from publisher Perfect 10 alleging infringement, according to Econsultancy.
- Major controversy this week over CNN’s edit of Stacy Kranitz series on Appalachia, “Regression to the Mean,” which was intended by the photographer to complicate and debunk common stereotypes of the region, Conscientious’ Joerg Colberg points out. Roger May, along with several hundred disgruntled commenters on the CNN page found that the edit–a set of 16 images which claimed to be the “everyday lives of people in Appalachia” and featured two of KKK-related content (culled from Kranitz series totaling 77 images, only 3 of which were KKK-related)–perpetuated and reinforced that visual myth. In response, photographer Kranitz is quoted as feeling shocked, ashamed, humiliated, stunned, and disgusted. Read about her thought on the matter in a interview conducted with The Revivalist.
- No reviews out just yet, but New Yorker’s PhotoBooth, Time’s LightBox, and La Lettre de la Photographie all profile Delpire & Co., a five-venue retrospective celebrating the career of visionary French publisher Robert Delpire all across New York, on view now at Aperture Gallery, The Gallery at Hermès/Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, Cultural Services of the French Embassy, La Maison Française of New York University, Howard Greenberg Gallery, and Pace/MacGill Gallery. Join the conversation on Instagram and Twitter with #Delpire.