Forse una grossa occasione!

Dal “Corriere della sera” di oggi,28 marzo 2007,apprendiamo che la mitica rivista Americana “LIFE” chiude (per la terza volta in trentacinque anni).Ma la vera notiziona è un altra.Secondo quanto scrive il Corriere TUTTO l’archivio fotografico di “LIFE” (foto pubblicate e scatti inediti) sarà presto disponibile,o lo è già da adesso A GRATIS (per uso personale) sul web.Questo significa decine (se non centinaia) di foto sugli Astronauti dal Mercury allo Shuttle! Se confermata questa è senza dubbio la notiziona dell’anno per noi appassionati. :smiley:


URCA!!! :scream: :scream: :scream:

ORPOLINA!!! :scream: SLURP!

Una sola domanda: DOVE ???

Forse quì.

basterà un disco da 1TB???

Forse quì.

E’ pieno di splendide immagini. Dalle Mercury allo shuttle.

Forse quì.

Si lo conoscevo, ma qui sono a pagamento.
Vuoi dire che questo archivio si trasformerà in gratuito ?

Così c’era scritto sul Corriere della Sera di ieri.

Mammamia Interessante!

Non credo basti 1 Tb … per contenerle tutte, ma basta sapersi accontentare … :wink:

Ho giusto giusto appena comprato un mezzo Tera esterno… uhmm

Ho giusto giusto appena comprato un mezzo Tera esterno.... uhmm

Anch’io… :wink:

Salute e Latinum per tutti !

Mmmhhh… a leggere nel sito non sarei così ottimista sulla possibilità di scaricarle gratis… sperem…

Salute e Latinum per tutti !

Mmmhhh... a leggere nel sito non sarei così ottimista sulla possibilità di scaricarle gratis... sperem...

Salute e Latinum per tutti !

Super TT!!!

La notizia sembra trovare conferme. :

"Life photo archives to be free online
gaetano catelli - new york, ny, Mar 26, 2007; 02:06 p.m.

Time Inc. to end Life magazine but keep it online

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Time Inc. said on Monday it would stop publishing Life, the iconic photography magazine that has been a weekly newspaper insert since 2004.

Although April 20 will be Life’s last print issue, the brand name will survive on the Internet, Time Inc., a unit of Time Warner Inc., said in a statement.

It is the latest magazine to shut down as more readers desert print publications for online news and photos.

“Growth requires taking risks, and the potential upside was huge, but unfortunately the timing worked against us,” Time Inc. Chief Executive Ann Moore said. “The market has moved dramatically since October 2004, and it is no longer appropriate to continue publication of Life as a newspaper supplement.”

Time is laying off 15 editorial workers and 27 in its business department in connection with the shutdown, said spokeswoman Dawn Bridges.

“Obviously we will try to place as many people as possible in open Time Inc. positions,” she said.

The company plans to keep Managing Editor Bill Shapiro, Executive Editor Maggie Murphy, President Andy Blau and Publisher Peter Bauer, she said.

Life has had more than one life since Time started publishing it in 1936. It shut down in 1972, but came back in 1978 before being shut down again in 2000.

Time will make Life’s collection of 10 million images available online, with “the most important collection of imagery covering the events and people of the 20th century” available for free for personal use, it said.

The public has never seen more than 97 percent of the collection, which includes pictures by Alfred Eisenstaedt, Margaret Bourke-White and Gordon Parks, Time said.

The announcement comes after the company launched a redesigned version of its U.S. newsweekly Time. Earlier this year it announced plans to cut 289 jobs from its estimated 11,300 work force to lower costs as it invests more in the Internet.

E ancora:
"So, Time Incorporated has finally killed off Life magazine. Apparently, it’s happened twice before. Well, this time it’s final - except that, this time, it’s passing over to the other side.

The afterlife in Life’s case is going to be a website showcasing the magazine’s back catalogue. I suppose that’s something, but it’s a long way away from a peak circulation of 13m, with editions packed with the then new photojournalism.

It was always an American publication that sold to a huge American market hungry for national and world news, but catered for by local papers and TV stations. In this country, national papers have always had more of an eye on the rest of the world, so perhaps that goes some way to explain the lack of interest in news picture mags over here. Of course, Picture Post had its day and was well-loved, but its place was soon taken by the Sunday supplements and colour TV news. Odd experiments like Now! magazine and the Telegraph’s 7 Days were a brief rally before entrepreneurs finally got the message: photojournalism taken out of the context of the normal mainstream media just doesn’t sell.

But what about that website? Well, it sounds more like an archive than a vibrant platform for new journalism. It doesn’t have to be so, as newspapers round the world are finding out, their photographers are providing valuable web content as a by-product of shooting for the print editions. Newspapers have always been terribly wasteful - a good photographer might produce at least half a dozen good, or great, images on an assignment - the paper might use one or two, the rest will end up in the archive. The website can use all this excellent, but unused material as slideshows. If the photographer has recorded a bit of ambient sound, so much the better.

OK, so the pictures are on a computer screen, not on a nice, portable printed page, but they shine out of a bright screen in something like their original colours. The photographer is able to tell a much fuller story, too. Isn’t that the point of photojournalism, after all"?

Bene bene … :smiley:
L’unico problema sarà come non farsi distrarre dalle oltre 10 milioni di immagini presenti …