Video Interviews: 73-Year Old “Gritty” Black & White Photographer Chris Killip

Born on the Isle of Man in 1946, Chris Killip was a Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University where he had taught from 1991.

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Since 2012 he has held solo exhibitions at Museum Folkwang, Essen; Le Bal, Paris; Tate Britain, London; Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid; and the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. Killip’s works are held in the permanent collections of institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; George Eastman House, Rochester; and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. His books with Steidl are ‘Pirelli Work’ (2006), ‘Seacoal’ (2011), ‘Arbeit / Work’ (2012), ‘Isle of Man Revisited’ (2015), ‘In Flagrante Two’ (2016) and most recently ‘The Station’ (2020).

Chris Killip (born 11 July 1946) is a Manx photographer who worked at Harvard University in Cambridge, from 1991 to 2017, as a Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies. Killip is well known for his gritty black and white images of people and places.

Killip is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Henri Cartier-Bresson Award [Wikidata] (for In Flagrante). He has exhibited all over the world, written extensively, appeared on radio and television, and has curated many exhibitions.

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Health Update: “New Coronavirus Test” From Johns Hopkins Medicine

New Coronavirus test developed by Johns Hopkins microbiologists Karen Carroll and Heba Mostafa, look to test as many as 1,000 suspected Covid-19 cases per day in the Johns Hopkins Health System.

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Best New Fiction Books: 57-Year Old Author Lily King’s “Writers & Lovers” – On The Road To Happiness

Writers & Lovers Lily King March 2020Writers & Lovers follows Casey―a smart and achingly vulnerable protagonist―in the last days of a long youth, a time when every element of her life comes to a crisis. Written with King’s trademark humor, heart, and intelligence, Writers & Lovers is a transfixing novel that explores the terrifying and exhilarating leap between the end of one phase of life and the beginning of another.

Following the breakout success of her critically acclaimed and award-winning novel Euphoria, Euphoria Lily KingLily King returns with another instant New York Times bestseller: an unforgettable portrait of an artist as a young woman.

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Lily King is the author of five award-winning novels. Her most recent novel, Writers & Lovers, will be published on March 3rd, 2020. Her 2014 novel Euphoria won the Kirkus Award, The New England Book Award, The Maine Fiction Award, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Award. Euphoria was named one of the 10 Best Books of 2014 by The New York Times Book Review. It was included in TIME’s Top 10 Fiction Books of 2014, as well as on Amazon, NPR, Entertainment Weekly, Publishers Weekly, and Salon’s Best Books of 2014.

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Travel Videos: “Dolomites Symphony” In Northern Italy By Mark Soetebier

Directed and edited by: Mark Soetebier

The Dolomites are 10 years of Unesco, for this occasion I selected the most beautiful video frames on Vimeo to package this video, hoping that the Coronavirus will leave this beautiful world and life will resume its “better” path than before.

Top New Travel Video Dolomites Symphony 2020 produced by Mark Soetebier

Let yourself be dazzled by the monumental beauty of the Italian Dolomites, with majestic pinnacles, pillars, spiers and rocky faces that change color at different points throughout the day. This short video documentary is a collection of the most beautiful frames on the Dolomites made by Vimeo photographers.

The video frames are by: Joren de Jager, Marius Winkler, Lumen Art Studio, Ales, David Perucchin, Stefan Kellner, Gaetan Piolot, Ski Center Latemar, Alvern Ariston, Suedtirolvideo.it, Coral Climb / Lucas Preti, Mark Soetebier

Music by: Generdyn, Luke Atencio, May, Daniel Deuche, Jordan Crut

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Arts & Media: “Picasso And Paper” Short Film Shown Outdoors In Piccadilly Circus, London (Video)

Can you imagine a world full of art, instead of adverts? It’s been nearly a month since we took over Piccadilly Circus with nothing but Picasso for a whole half hour, to celebrate our current exhibition ‘Picasso and Paper’. Our friends at Chocolate Films captured it all in this amazing film. Picasso and Paper will be on view at the RA until April 13th, 2020.