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LightBox’s Top 10 Posts of 2011

After an epic news year, it’s hard to believe that LightBox is less than a year old. Since the New Year is a fitting time for resolutions and self-assessments, we wanted to look back at which posts our readers viewed the most in 2011.

We began LightBox with the idea of engaging readers in a dialogue about the culture of photography and educating people on how images are made. Herewith, a countdown of our most popular posts.

Please let us know what you’d like to see more of in 2012. We thank you for visiting the blog and look forward to your continued support in the New Year. Our resolution is to bring you even more great photography in 2012, and continue to inspire and inform you each day.


The Editors of LightBox

PS: Look out for a special New Year’s Eve post that will go live at midnight!

Photo show – Nine-Point Perspective 24 hour Private View countdown for tomorrow

Preview of the last day of hanging and the 24 hour countdown starts now.

All going ahead, come join us tomorrow from 6-9pm to celebrate the opening of the show from the ashes of the previous few nights the Phoenix of creativity will always rise. Come raise a glass with us, and share some laughter. All photos Miranda Gavin.

Filed under: Photographers, Photography Shows Tagged: Farringdon, HotShoe Gallery, Nine-Point Perspective, photo show

Photomontage: Imploding European buildings (with witnesses)


“Implosion #03, © Alban Lecuyer, from the series, Downtown Corrida

In his recent series of photomontages, titled Downtown Corrida, young French photographer Alban Lecuyer stops time at the precise moment of the deliberate destruction of old buildings, and then places that moment in an urban setting that he has constructed to suit the purpose of his art.

Lecuyer writes this about the series:

Inspired by American realism, people in the foreground define the place of all and sundry in this evolution. They seem to be waiting for something, a vanished environment or, on the contrary, a new one that hasn’t been built yet.

They’re looking at the show of the implosion as they would while attending a corrida. There is the symbolic space of the bull ring (the safety perimeter), the expectation of the deathblow (the countdown to explosion), and the carcass of the beaten animal (the rubbish). At the end, the audience generally applauds and the images of the demolition become a part of our collective subconscious.

Read and see more, including a high-resolution slideshow, in Lens Culture.


“Implosion #09, © Alban Lecuyer, from the series, Downtown Corrida