25.11.14 by Jeff

Photographer Jessamyn Lovell Had Her Identity Stolen And Got Revenge With An Art Project

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In 2011, photographer Jessamyn Lovell was at SF Camerawork, a gallery in San Francisco, discussing a project she was working on when her wallet was stolen. Of course this resulted in a series of unauthorized purchases and theft charges, and left Lovell feeling very angry. So angry in fact that she didn’t simply replace her cards and move on with her life, she actually decided to track down her thief and turn the whole thing into a photo project.

Lovell hired a private investigator named Pete Siragusa who was actually able to locate the scam artist, one Erin Coleen Hart. Lovell never confronted Hart, instead she began following her and photographing her in public places.

“This woman entered my life without my permission,” Lovell says, “and I then used that experience without her permission to create something new.” (source)

Last month, Lovell exhibited 34 images from her photo project “Dear Erin Hart” at SF Camerawork, the same gallery where her wallet was originally stolen. She made a point to mail an invitation to Hart for the opening reception of the show.

Take a look at images from the series below.

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24.11.14 by Jeff

Daniel de Amaral

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Photos by Vancouver-based photographer Daniel de Amaral. More below.

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17.11.14 by Jeff

Ivan Sigal

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Photos by photographer Ivan Sigal. More below.

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13.11.14 by Jeff

Puzzleman Leung

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Photos by Puzzleman Leung, born in Macau and living in Taipei. More below.

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12.11.14 by Jeff

Alana Paterson

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Photos by my talented friend, Pemberton, British Columbia-based photographer Alana Paterson. More below.

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12.11.14 by Jeff

Stephanie Noritz

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Photos by Toronto-born, New York-based, photographer Stephanie Noritz. More below.

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11.11.14 by Jeff

Magnum Photographers Release Previously Unpublished and Forgotten Images for Print Sale

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“Sometimes it’s good to revisit old contact sheets. You may discover overlooked snaps. It seems that some pictures get better when they age while others turn out to have a short shelf life. This is one of many photographs I’ve taken of Muhammad Ali, some of which are well-known, some unknown. This particular image is from 1966, while Ali was training for a fight in London. Honestly, I can’t recall much more than that, except that when Ali worked the speedball, he punished it.”  — Photographer Thomas Hoepker

If you’re looking for a little something for your apartment, the world’s most famous photo agency, Magnum, is having a print sale right now until November 14th. Magnum photographers have dug deep into their personal archives to find previously unpublished images, and for $100 you can snag a signed museum quality print of any of them.

Take a look here: Magnum Photographers Print Sale.

11.11.14 by Jeff

Mònica Figueras

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Photos by Barcelona-based photographer Mònica Figueras. More below.

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