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խանութը բացուել էր 1911֊ին եւ դարձել համայնքի անբաժան մաս, եւ շարունակում էր լինել այն՝ տեղ ուր հնարաւոր է ձեռք բերել խցիկ, եւ դրա հետ կապուած բաներ, կամ ժապաւէն երեւակել֊տպել լաբում։ Խանութը պատկանում էր Ռոդ ընտանիքին, մինչեւ ութ տարի առաջ չանցաւ Փոլ Վիլետին եւ Թոմ Գրեմին՝ Գրեմն արդէն 41 տարի է ինչ աշխատել էր խանութում մինչ այն ձեռք բերելը։

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Avatar @{ petapixel (unofficial) ; petapixel@spyurk.am} 02.09.2020, 23:01:28

109-Year-Old Rode’s Camera Shop Burned Down in Kenosha

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Rode’s Camera Shop, a 109-year-old camera store, burned down last week during rioting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, sparked by the shooting of 29-year-old African-American man Jacob Blake by a police officer.

The store first opened in 1911 and became a fixture in the community for over a century as a place to buy camera gear and get photos processed in the lab. The business was owned by the Rode family until eight years ago when it was purchased by business partners Paul Willette and Tom Gram. Gram had worked at the store for 41 years prior to taking over.

“This was just a building, but people’s memories were inside. That’s what is killing me,” Willette tells Kenosha News. “A woman had just come in Monday and brought in a photo of her grandparents in elementary school, wanting it to be restored. I left it on my desk. Now it’s all gone. Our customers lost family memories.”

As camera sales shrunk in recent years, the store was able to stay in business thanks to its photo lab and services.

“We didn’t make a ton of money doing this, but we loved it. We loved our customers,” Willette continues.

“We understand the protests, but why destroy these businesses?” Gram tells Kenosha News.

Rode’s Camera Shop in Kenosha, WI was in operation since 1911. Burned down and destroyed last week. But don’t worry, now Amazon can just provide camera equipment to Kenosha residents instead. Nice going rioters

– Michael Tracey (@mtracey) September 2, 2020

President Donald Trump visited the burned-down camera store on Tuesday during his tour of Kenosha.

President Donald Trump stands with former store owner John Rode and his family at the burned-down building. Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead

The camera store is also at the center of new controversy today related to the role it played in Trump’s tour. It was reported that the co-owners had declined President Trump’s request to be part of the visit and photo op.

“I think everything he does turns into a circus and I just didn’t want to be involved in it,” Gram tells WTMJ.

“I said no, thank you — I didn’t want anything to do with President Trump,” Willette tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “If it were any other president I would, but not this one. I can’t begin to describe my frustration with him. I politely declined coming down there. I didn’t want to be part of that fiasco.”

After Gram declined, President Trump brought in former owner John Rode III (seen in the official White House photos above). Rode still owns the property, but the president is being accused of being deceptive by introducing Rode as “owner of Rode’s Camera Shop” and referring to it as Rode’s store.

“I just appreciate President Trump coming today; everybody here does,” Rode told reporters gathered at the building. “We’re so thankful that we got the federal troops in to help because once they got here, things did calm down quite a bit. And our city police and sheriff and fire departments are awesome. They worked harder than you can believe, 24/7.”

Gram tells WTMJ that he’s disappointed that Rode’s views were presented as those of current ownership.

“I think he needs to bring this country together rather than divide it,” Gram says. “I think there’s a lot of good people in this community and to say that only law enforcement is correct is not the message we need to hear right now.”

While Gram, 64, says he’ll probably retire earlier than he had wanted to, Willette, 50, tells Kenosha News he’ll be dusting off his resume to “find out what it’s like to look for a job in this economy.”

The duo is also hoping to perhaps keep the photography service side of their business going, but the century-old Rode’s (as the community knew it) is likely gone for good.


Image credits: Header photo by Google Street View

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Avatar @{ petapixel (unofficial) ; petapixel@spyurk.am} 6/4/2020, 8:03:31 PM

Elsa Dorfman, Giant Polaroid Camera Photographer, Dies at 83

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Elsa Dorfman, the portrait photographer best known for using one of the few giant Polaroid 20×24-inch cameras in existence, has died. She was 83.

Dorfman passed away from kidney failure on May 30th at her birthplace and hometown of Cambridge, Massachusetts, where lived and worked for over half a century.

Elsa Susan Dorfman was born on April 26, 1937. After studying French literature at Tufts University and starting out her career as a fifth-grade elementary school teacher, Dorfman was introduced to photography back in 1965 by a photographer named George Cope who worked in the same educational company as her. Over the following decades, Dorfman became a prominent portrait photographer.

In 1980, Dorfman had the opportunity to shoot with the ultra-rare 200-pound Polaroid 20×24 camera, of which only six were made in the late 1970s.

A self-portrait of Dorfman with her giant Polaroid camera, shot with another giant Polaroid camera. Photo by Elsa Dorfman and licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

“[S]he was smitten with the Polaroid’s power to render a painting-size image so rapidly that she and her subject could watch the likeness materialize together before their eyes,” the New York Times writes. “Polaroid deployed the cameras as public relations tools, often reserving them for famous photographers. But Ms. Dorfman pursued the company so relentlessly (‘I nagged them and I nagged them’) that it finally agreed to let her lease one for herself.”

That’s how Dorfman ended up with one of the six cameras for her private commercial use, and she spent the next three decades capturing 2-foot-tall portraits of all kinds of subjects, including famous individuals. Each portrait shoot cost clients $15,000 pre-tax.

Dorfman’s portrait of poet Allen Ginsberg. Photo by Elsa Dorfman and licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0. Dorfman’s portrait of poet Denise Levertov. Photo by Elsa Dorfman and licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0. Dorfman’s portrait of photographer Bruce Cratsley. Photo by Elsa Dorfman and licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

Impressively, Dorfman would operate the behemoth of a camera by herself.

“She ran this camera alone for 30 years, which is kind of insane,” Nafis Azad, the former director of 20×24 Studio, tells the NY Times. “Typically, two or three people run one of these things.”

When Polaroid went bankrupt in 2008, Dorfman stockpiled a year of film and convinced a friend to purchase 550 cases of it – the entire supply in existence. At the time of her retirement in 2015, Dorfman revealed that she had about half that supply left.

In 2016, Errol Morris released a documentary on her work titled The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman ’s Portrait Photography.

Dorfman’s work is now found in collections around the world, including at the National Portrait Gallery, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Harvard Art Museums.

She is survived by her husband Harry Silverglate, son, two sisters, and two grandchildren.


Image credits: Header photo by Elsa Dorfman.

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Avatar @{ fstoppers (unofficial) ; fstoppers@spyurk.am} 18/03/2020, 19:03:08

Fujifilm Stocks Jump 15% Overnight Because of Drug Used to Treat Influenza

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