Photography & Art – Tickle Your Fancy #48

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Welcome back to our forty eighth post in our new section Tickle Your Fancy. Tickle Your Fancy’ includes a round-up of between three to five links to articles from around the internet that have specifically interested us during the course of the week. Ones that we feel are relevant to your interest in photography and art.

Just to explain the title for this section ‘Tickle Your Fancy’ is an English idiom and essentially means that something appeals to you and perhaps stimulates your imagination in an enthusiastic way, we felt it would make a great title for this new section of the site.

We really hope you enjoy these articles over the weekend…

Independence Day, 4 July, in Culture – In Pictures

GEORGE WASHINGTON, the Founding Father of America, and the first President, is remembered each fourth of July and has been honoured ever since gaining independence on July 4, 1776 in his role as Commander-in-chief. He is still on US currency and postage, was the reason for the Washington Monument and was etched forever in stone at the Mount Rushmore Memorial.

Picture: Getty

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Aranka Israni’s ‘Nudes’ Exhibition

Aranka Israni‘s first solo exhibition debuts in conjunction with Arles 2015, Les Rencontres de la Photographie, the international photography festival renowned for unveiling new work. For Aranka—who withdrew from the art world seven years ago seeking to imbue her practice with greater depth—the show marks a significant return. This show, “Nudes,” is an homage to, and an expansion of, the artistic accord formed with the festival’s founder, noted master of light and form, Lucien Clergue.

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“Amy,” Back from Black

A new documentary about Amy Winehouse is, to a dismal degree, a compilation of all those who screwed her up and dragged her down.

If you are late for “Amy,” a new documentary about Amy Winehouse, you will miss her at her blithest. The year is 1998, and she is fifteen, fooling around with friends. They sing “Happy Birthday” together, but the other voices soon make way for hers: an extraordinary sound, as effortless as a choirboy’s, and clearly God-given, not that you could imagine it in church. It would snuff out all the candles. Already the tone is illicitly rich and strong, like hot chocolate fortified with rum, and you can’t help wondering, of this dark-eyed girl with a gift: What the devil will become of her?

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Harper Lee: the inside story of the greatest comeback in literature

“I am still alive, although very quiet”, Harper Lee.  This month, the To Kill a Mockingbird author will break her 55-year silence with Go Set a Watchman. But who is really behind the new novel?

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Brigitte Lacombe’s photos expose the human side of celebrity – in pictures

Brigitte Lacombe is having a moment: for the first time in the photographer’s 40-year career, some of her most celebrated photographs are on display at Phillips in New York, and a new portrait of one of her favorite subjects, Meryl Streep, is the cover of NeueJournal, a magazine that launches on Thursday,

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie on the set of The Wolf of Wall Street, in Brooklyn, 2012

Photograph: Brigitte Lacombe

Toni Morrison: ‘The present is not good. All the hawks are screaming’

Toni Morrison: ‘I think my sexual scenes are the best. They’re fabulous because I assume that the reader’s sex is sexier than mine. I’m not going to get clinical about it.’ Photograph: David Levenson/Getty Images

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