The International Center of Photography: http://www.icp.org
The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world’s leading institution dedicated to the practice and understanding of photography and the reproduced image in all its forms. Through our exhibitions, educational programs, and community outreach, we offer an open forum for dialogue about the role images play in our culture. Since our founding, we have presented more than 500 exhibitions and offered thousands of classes, providing instruction at every level. ICP is a center where photographers and artists, students and scholars can create and interpret the world of the image within our comprehensive educational facilities and archive.
A source for Books: http://www.camerabooks.com/Default.aspx
Carl Mautz Vintage Photography and Publishing A source for Books: http://carlmautz.com/store/
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What is TUPF?
The Toronto Urban Photography Festival (TUPF) is Toronto’s first and only Urban photography festival. The festival’s second year will run from June 27th 2014 to July 12th 2014, and seeks to inspire, engage, and educate both photographers and urbanists alike. Across multiple venues and galleries downtown, TUPF showcases up-and-coming photographers, hosts engaging, challenging and insightful talks, and invites guests on photo walks and photography workshops.
TUPF was inspired by the London Street Photography Festival in the United Kingdom. No other photography festival in Toronto takes critical understandings of our city and the urban as their focus. TUPF is unique in its position at the forefront of discourse on how the city is imagined and viewed as part of daily human fabric. With strong community-centered values TUPF aspires to keep all of our exhibits, workshops, talks, and walks free and accessible.
The executive board consists of approximately 20 volunteer members, covering financing, communications and marketing, community engagement, and curation activities. Last year was TUPF’s inaugural festival and was a resounding success. One of the most successful projects that came from the festival is the Disposable Camera Project. The team is currently planning next summer’s festival and is setting it up to become one of the city’s most important photography festivals.
A source for Calotype images: http://www.bridgemanimages.com/en-GB/search?filter_text=calotype&filter_group=all
Top images for 2013: http://www.artfido.com/blog/the-top-75-pictures-of-the-year-for-2013/