Category Insight

Corinne Vionnet: Snapshot Composite

Switzerland-based Corinne Vionnet is our guide to the world’s most famous landmarks, monuments millions have visited before. Her art is created not by acrylic, oil, or watercolor, each piece is made by combining hundreds of tourist photos into one. After conducting an online keyword search and sifting through photo sharing sites, this Swiss/French artist carefully layers 200 to 300 photos on top of one another until she gets her desired result.

For more images, MyModernNet

Vivian Maier: Street Photographer

A fascinating story behind an unknown (till now) but very skilled US street photographer Vivian Maier (1926 – 2009) and her tens of thousands of great images – many unseen even by her as undeveloped rolls of film till now. These are now being brought to life by John Maloof here and Jeff Goldstein and collaborators at. The New York Times has a good overview article and further examples of her work. Follow the links for more images on this fascinating and unfolding story.

Blind Photographer Pete Eckert

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This Vimeo video of Blind Photographer Pete Eckert has been gaining a lot of attention the past week or so, recommend having a look if you haven’t seen it yet.

From the Artists Wanted website: “Pete was the Grand Prize recipient of Artists Wanted: Exposure 2008, an international photography competition, and was awarded $2,008 with a formal reception at Leo Kesting Gallery in New York City on Thursday August 7, 2008.”

Prokudin-Gorskii Collection

Thanks to Michael Shevloff’s father for forwarding on more details and presentation of colour images by the great Russian Photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii from the early 1900’s documenting the Russian Empire.

These are stunning colour images from over 100 years ago!

The 5.8MB file is available for download.

The US Library of Congress purchased the original glass plates for this collection of 1,902 images back in 1948. More details at