Photography en 6.28.14: Summer Is Here, Get Outside! <p>So long spring, hello summer! Today on Word of Mouth, we head to the great outdoors, starting with the American playground, and how it’s evolved from a place of physical challenges to ultra-safe environment with short slides, and all soft surfaces. Then we’ll hit a different kind of playground for New Hampshire scavengers: the transfer station, or as it known in less polite circles, the dump.</p><p> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Word of Mouth 50371 at 6.28.14: Summer Is Here, Get Outside! Slideshow: Ansel Adams' Wilderness, Transfer Station Gold & Playgrounds <p>The outdoors have provided wonder and fascination for millennia. <a href=";ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1381944155&amp;sr=1-2&amp;keywords=peter+essick">Ansel Adams</a> captured this in his photographs. Playgrounds have inspired this in children the world over. Even transfer stations, what many people mistakenly think are the last stop for the worn out, run down and used, are full of treasures. You just have to know how to look. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 18:49:12 +0000 Word of Mouth 47583 at Slideshow: Ansel Adams' Wilderness, Transfer Station Gold & Playgrounds 4.29.14: The Great Outdoors <p><em>"Look deep, deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." - Albert Einstein, 1951</em></p><p>Ah, the great outdoors. A place for life, death, and seemingly infinite inspiration. Today's <strong>Word of Mouth&nbsp;</strong>is all about the outdoors: capturing its beauty through photography, creating its beauty through manipulation, and rediscovering its beauty in the most unlikely places. Join us for a walk through the wild then share your thoughts on our <strong><a href="" target="_blank">Facebook </a></strong>and <strong><a href="">Twitter</a></strong>.</p><p>To see a slideshow inspired by today's show, click <strong>here</strong>.&nbsp;</p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>Read more </strong>for individual segments.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 18:08:31 +0000 Word of Mouth 47525 at 4.29.14: The Great Outdoors 1.30.14: Rethinking Death, Ethics of Wildlife Photography & Ted Williams <p>Today on <strong>Word of Mouth</strong> we wrap up our series Rethink 2014 with, perhaps, the most difficult concept …death. Then we delve into a discussion about the possible disruption of wildlife photography and ethical practice. Finally, <strong>Ben Bradlee, Jr.</strong> shares revelations on a Boston Red Sox player: Ted Williams. <strong>Listen</strong> to the full audio and scroll down to <strong>read </strong>more on individual segments.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 18:53:29 +0000 Word of Mouth 42709 at 1.30.14: Rethinking Death, Ethics of Wildlife Photography & Ted Williams Wedding Photographer Explores What Happens After 'I Do' <p></p><p>There’s a lot of pressure on a wedding photographer, after all the expense and attention to planning the day, the photographer is charged with capturing all of it -- the fleeting expressions, the flattering angles and happy guests – images that reinforce the undisputable rightness of a couple’s decision to unite. But it’s just the beginning of a union. Only when the guests have gone home and the camera’s been put away does marriage begin in earnest.</p><p><strong>Matt Mendelsohn </strong>is a writer and professional photographer of more than 450 weddings since 1999.&nbsp; Matt explores the meaning of marriage <a href="" target="_blank">by reconnecting with five couples</a> whose weddings he photographed years before, to find out whether they’re relationships have grown, evolved, or ended.</p><p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 17:53:54 +0000 Virginia Prescott 40214 at Wedding Photographer Explores What Happens After 'I Do' Invasion Of The Tumbleweeds <p>Tumbleweeds rolling? Must be a western. The cinematic signal of high plains desolation has an even more pernicious side: it’s an invasive species known as Russian Thistle, and it’s wreaking havoc across the United States. <strong>George Johnson</strong> is a writer based in Santa Fe, and a regular contributor to National Geographic<strong>, </strong><a href="">where he wrote about fighting the tumbleweed menace in his own backyard</a>. To see more photos click <strong><a href="">here</a></strong>. Mon, 09 Dec 2013 15:21:38 +0000 Virginia Prescott 39796 at Invasion Of The Tumbleweeds Drag Queens And Covered Bridges <p>New Hampshire is known for its White Mountains and maple syrup. But one local artist would like to add another pair of regional highlights to that list: covered bridges and drag queens.</p><p><strong>Andre Rosa </strong>is an artist and software engineer working out of Manchester. He&rsquo;s just recently funded a photo calendar through Kickstarter&nbsp;and joins us to talk about the project. Mon, 07 Oct 2013 19:04:32 +0000 Virginia Prescott 36336 at Drag Queens And Covered Bridges Vanishing Rest Stops <p>For the past fifty-three years, rest areas have offered weary travelers a place to pull off and pause and maybe even learn a little local history. Traditional rest areas are disappearing across the country&hellip; Louisiana for example, has already closed twenty-four of its thirty-four stops. <strong>Ryann Ford </strong>is a photographer whose work has been featured in the New York Times and Texas Monthly. She&rsquo;s been trying to capture these doomed rest areas with her camera&hellip; before they disappear. Her project is called &ldquo;<a href="" target="_blank">Rest Stops: Vanishing Relics of the American Roadside</a>.&rdquo;</p><p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 16:06:13 +0000 Virginia Prescott 30949 at Vanishing Rest Stops Vietnam Photographs On Exhibit At The Currier Museum <p>America’s ambivalence about the Vietnam conflict began with the photograph of a monk, engulfed in flames, sinking to the pavement on a Saigon street, and another image, capturing the moment a uniformed officer fires a bullet into the head of a man in a plaid shirt, and still later, a naked girl,&nbsp; screaming as she runs from a cloud of black smoke.</p><p>These iconic pictures are among those collected in <a href="">“Visual Dispatches from the Vietnam War” </a>on view at the <a href="">Currier Museum of Art</a> until November 11. The show’s curator, <strong>Kurt Sundstrom, </strong>talked with us about the show and its groundbreaking images.</p><p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 13:06:53 +0000 Virginia Prescott 34333 at Vietnam Photographs On Exhibit At The Currier Museum Nature Photography: Good Or Bad For The Environment? <p></p><p><strong>EarthTalk®<br>E - The Environmental Magazine</strong><br><strong><u>Dear EarthTalk</u></strong><strong>: Is nature photography good or bad for the environment? –</strong><em> Cal Moss, Camden, ME</em><br><br> Sun, 26 May 2013 04:00:00 +0000 30261 at Nature Photography: Good Or Bad For The Environment? What Does Your #Selfie Say About You? <p>The growing emergence of self-portraits – “selfies” – shows no signs of stopping its domination of the social media sphere. By 2012, 86% of the U.S. population had a cell phone. Moreover, research indicates that six out of every ten women use their mobile devices to take self-portraits, most of which end up on Facebook. Narcissism, egotism and vanity are commonly associated with these snapshots – but our guest, <strong>Dr.</strong> <strong>Pamela Rutledge, </strong><a href="" target="_blank">argues that “selfies”</a> are important, and expand on a rich history of self-portraiture. <strong>Pamela</strong> is the director of the Media Psychology Research Center.</p><p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 26131 at What Does Your #Selfie Say About You? The Bunkers of Albania <p>More than 25 years after the death of former dictator, Enver Hoxha, Albania has more concrete bunkers than it knows what to do with. Hulking relics of a bygone era, the forgotten structures number around 750,000; that’s one bunker for every four Albanian citizens. The process of “bunkerization” which lasted Hoxha’s entire 40-year rule has fascinated historians but remained as obscure to the rest of the world as Albania itself. <strong><a href="" target="_blank">David Galjaard</a></strong> is hoping to change that. He’s a photographer and author of the <a href="" target="_blank">award winning</a>, and sold out photo book,&nbsp;<em><a href="" target="_blank">Concresco</a></em>, which paints a <a href="" target="_blank">portrait of Albania</a> and its landscape of historic paranoia.</p><p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 14:45:08 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 24713 at The Bunkers of Albania The Ballet Girls: A Portrait of Life in Damascus During the Revolution <P><FONT size=3><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Verdana', 'sans-serif'">&nbsp;</SPAN></FONT></P> <P><FONT size=3><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Verdana', 'sans-serif'">As the Syrian revolution grinds on, middle-class Damascus clings to the rituals of everyday life. Photographer <A href="">Emma LeBlanc</A> and Phil Sands <A href="">capture the other story of the revolution</A>.&nbsp;It is the story of a&nbsp;tension that has come to define this new Syria in transition, though the quiet, frightened, quotidian voices of the majority are those less often heard amidst the shouts for freedom and those for president Bashar.&nbsp;</SPAN> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:39:46 +0000 Virginia Prescott 19759 at The Ballet Girls: A Portrait of Life in Damascus During the Revolution Tintype Photography: An Exhibition <P></P> <P>Photographer <A href=""><STRONG>Keliy</STRONG><STRONG> Anderson-Staley </STRONG></A>works with <A href="">tintype photography</A>, a medium that came out ten years after the daguerreotype. Just like the photographers of the 1850’s, she uses similar chemical recipes, period brass lenses, and wooden view cameras.&nbsp; Mon, 26 Nov 2012 16:12:15 +0000 Virginia Prescott 17432 at Tintype Photography: An Exhibition The Disappearing Daguerreotypes <P>In 2005, the International Center of Photography opened an exhibit called <A href="">“Young America”. </A>The exhibit largely featured a collection of ghostly<A href=""> daguerreotypes</A> - antique images made through the pioneer process that paved the way for modern photography.&nbsp;The exhibit opened to rave reviews - but within weeks many of the historic images began disappearing before the curators very eyes, aging decades in a matter of days. Mon, 26 Nov 2012 15:37:20 +0000 Virginia Prescott 17430 at The Disappearing Daguerreotypes