(PRWeb) January 15, 2007 -- John Warton actively works at reviewing and evaluating photography submissions for a photography association called photo laureates (http://www.photolaureates.org). He sometimes reads skeptical comments in Internet forums, some from professional photographers, who sometimes doubt his ability to judge photographs. Amateur photographers also question his selection of photographs (some going as far as calling it a scam!) .
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
In his photography, Clarkson has perfected the art of capturing historic moments. His photographs have appeared on the covers of Sports Illustrated and Time magazines and on Wheaties boxes. He has photographed presidents and first ladies and other famous and infamous people.
But the 1956 KU School of Journalism graduate told the crowd of nearly 200 that it was the early days in his career that were his best moments.
“My greatest satisfaction and best lessons were learned at the Lawrence Journal-World and, for 22 years, the Topeka Capital-Journal," he said.
Friday, September 14, 2007
The great American portraitist Arnold Newman's take on an earnest but irrevocably shifty Richard Nixon shows the American president attempting a sincere smile from beneath a handwritten, affectionate inscription to an Australian friend.
John Elliott's 1982 photograph of Slim Dusty coexists uneasily with Max Dupain's portrait of a chubby young Yehudi Menuhin, photographed 40 years earlier. Dupain's versatility shows in two other, very different pictures - his carefully lit 1940s views of the enigmatic politician "Doc" Evatt, and the actor Chips Rafferty resting on his haunches in a rocky landscape with his right hand cradling the ever present hand-rolled cigarette.