It’s Friday! Here are some of the things that caught my attention this week:
- The Most Expensive Photo in the World (via The Atlantic Wire)
This photo from Andreas Gursky became the most expensive photo in the world when it was sold for $4.3 million last Tuesday at a Christie’s auction. Rhein II is a photograph of the Rhine River taken in 1999.
Here’s the top 5 of the most expensive photos ever sold:
1. Rhein II by Andreas Gursky ($4.3 million)
2. Untitled #96 by Cindy Sherman ($3.8 million)
3. Untitled (Cowboy) by Richard Prince ($3,4 million)
4. 99 Cent II Diptychon by Andreas Gursky ($3.3 million)
5. The Pond-Moonlight by Edward Steichen ($2,9 million)
- Google Photography Prize (via Google)
Google is teaming up with Saatchi Gallery in London to offer photography students a chance to showcase their work. The contest is open until January 31, 2012. Details here.
- 10 Cool Photographers Gadgets To Boost Creativity (via Smashing Hub)
- How to Take Great Self-Portraits (via Wired)
Easy tips from Wire to take self portraits.
- Cinematic street photography by James Yeung (via The D Photo)
Beautiful photographs by Chinese photographer James Yeung.