The photographic genius of Irish man George Hackney who had been an amateur photographer before and also a soldier in the First World War helped to relive the brutal and touching memories of the war.
Though taking unofficial photographs was illegal and strictly prohibited, Hackney’s fascination for the shutterbugs prompted him to smuggle a small camera that he could conceal from all along with him when he was summoned to fight.
The shots he had captured were realistic and heart rending. Most of the men featuring in the master shots did not live to see the light of the day as this futile war took lives of millions. Hackney fortunately lived for a long time and had entered into his late 80s. He shared his creativity with his loved ones. His mesmerizing work of art was given to the Ulster Museum in Belfast in the United Kingdom in 1977 before his demise. However it remained their unexplored and unseen for over three decades until the curator of the museum gave them to a filmmaker two years back.
A remarkable documentary has been made by Brian Henry Martin on the life an experience of Lance Corporal Hackney, who served the 36th Ulster Division. The photos captured by him are highly realistic and show life like images like a Sergeant mounted on a horse holding a rifle, and also personal moments of a soldier writing a letter. Mr. Martin stated that Hackney had actually handed over photos of his colleagues to their family who never returned after the War. This unique album will be displayed to the public at the Ulster Museum in the New Modern History gallery from the 26th of November.
Another striking incident has been revealed as a man suffering from complete deafness had embraced the medium of photography to overcome his desolation and communicate with the outer world. Adam Richard, 22, who is a student of art and a resident of Acushnet, Massachusetts, had been suffering from hearing disabilities for a long time that had forced him to lead an isolated and meaningless life.
He did not interact with the outside world and his only were his parents, Steven Richard and Sharon Hollis, some of his teachers and a small group of friends who shared a similar disability as him. Continue reading →
A free public curriculum regarding nature photography would be put up in Parker River National Wildlife Refuge visitor area on 9th august, Saturday, beginning at 1:30 pm. Bill Rudock, a nature and wildlife photographer, would present an event named The Twelve Elements of Award-Winning Images. These components have been determined as essential for the success of any snap. In his plan, he would showcase and explain examples of all twelve elements.
Rudock, the founder of First Light Photography, got the Master’s and Craftsman degrees from Professional Photographers of America. He has also been feted with desired court of honor 3 times, and his snaps appear in National Loan Collection. Kodak handed Bill their award of excellence two times and displayed his snaps at the Epcot exhibit in the Disney World.
This free public event is being bought at by refuge as well as Photographic Society of Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. In general, the Society meets on 2nd Saturday afternoon of each month in refuge center auditorium. When this program is totally free and it does not need pre-registration or space would be limited to the first seventy dive attendees.
Lincoln’s William H. Parris was honored with the grand prize in Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art’s 4th annual Art in Nature Photo Fest’s photo contest with the Pressing On entry. Over one thousand entries were picked up from 186 snappers representing 2 countries and twelve states, from as far away as Alberta in Canada.
Tony and Carol Dilger, two wildlife photographers, would be downsizing for their next exhibit. The wife and husband team, based in Settle, are revealing their work at the Gallery on the Green, housed in an ex telephone box. The exhibit named After Out of Africa and into the Dales would feature wildlife snaps during photography safaris in South Africa.
Tony stated that it is a magnificent wildlife photography from the heart of evolution’s chamber transposed to the parky confines of United Kingdom’s tiniest art gallery, a dose of the tropical exotica for Dalesfolk as well as off-comers alike. The pair are both passionate when it comes to photography, triggered by fascination along with the natural world as well as a love of caving, mountaineering and climbing.
They told that photography is a way of exploring. They started their careers in photography around 10 years ago when they sold their family home at Clapham, moving to an small apartment in Settle and also purchasing a luxury motor house. Five years ago, in an interview, Tony Dilger told that they sleep, live and breathe wildlife photography, they are living the dream.
And their dream has taken them to the wild lands of Scotland as well as the game reserves of South Africa from the Dales in their quest to look at nature at its exquisite, most elusive or simply spectacular. They have also sealed a deal with guides Zane Engelbrecht and Alisha Ellis to run safaris in South Africa under the name Fully-Focussed Safaris.