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Screenshot of article on Martin Luther Kings Jr posted at Lens Blog

What Martin Luther King Jr. Meant to New York

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Cross-posted from Lens [by John Leland] The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., though most associated with the South, had deep ties to New York City, dating back to the fall of 1950, when he served as a student pastor every other month at the First Baptist Church in East Elmhurst, Queens. The senior pastor there gave him a B for “pulpit ability,” knocking him for “aloofness.” That would change. The city almost saw the…

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Dog Day Afternoon

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What a dog bite taught one freelancer about new opportunities. Cross-posted from Freelancers Union Blog [by Michael Katz] I was bitten by a dog this week. Not seriously and, given the circumstances, I don’t expect to be foaming at the mouth anytime soon. And, in the dog’s defense, it was mostly my fault. I was visiting my client Paul at his office Monday afternoon. As we were exchanging greetings, I was happily surprised to see…

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To Photographers: We Are Better Than That

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Cross-posted from DIYPhotography [by Jim Colton] It was a classic NCAA Championship game. Perennial powerhouse Alabama comes back to tie the game in regulation and then win it in overtime. The game winning play was a 2nd down, 41- yard heave-ho into the end zone that broke a lot of Georgia fan’s hearts. It was a play that will be etched in their collective memories for a long time. And one image, a screen grab…

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Small step for copyright, giant step for creators — The CASE Act

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Cross-posted from The Hill [by Keith Kupferschmid, Opinion Contributor] “Think Small.” That’s the 2018 rallying call for hundreds of thousands of professional creators and small business owners across the U.S. who rely on copyright to earn a living, but who have been neglected by a copyright system that gives them rights but no effective means for enforcing those rights. These creators are now lining up in droves to support a bipartisan bill introduced by Reps….

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Brigitte Lacombe and the “New” MoMA

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In this rare interview, ASMP Professional Member Brigitte Lacombe opens up about her first job working in the lab at Elle magazine back in the 1970s and what she loves most about living and working in New York City today. Cross-posted from Creative New York [by Anna Luisa Vallifuoco] If you don’t know the name Brigitte Lacombe, one of her impossibly intimate portraits — of everyone from Meryl Streep to Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela, or Louise Bourgeois — is…

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screenshot of 50 best wedding photos posted on 121 Clicks

50 Best Of The Best Wedding Photos Of 2017

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Cross-posted from 121 Clicks Here are the best of the best wedding photos of 2017. There are more than 9,000 photographs submitted around the globe for Junebug Weddings’ 10th annual photo contest. They recently announced the Winner and 50 Best of the Best Wedding Photos. Scroll down to see them for yourself below! For More info, please check: Junebug Weddings. Read more

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Advocacy Alert: Act on #SmallClaimsDay

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#SmallClaimsDay ~ January 17th In partnership with members of the Copyright Alliance Small Claims Working Group, and on behalf of our members and the copyright community, we are launching a social media campaign to raise awareness about the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2017 (the CASE Act – H.R. 3945) by declaring January 17 as #SmallClaimsDay. In addition to raising awareness, we are asking everyone to contact their representatives on (or before) January 17…

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Five Things We’re Hoping from Camera Companies in 2018

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Cross-posted from PhotoShelter Blog [by Allen Murabayashi] Designing and manufacturing camera gear ain’t easy as anyone who has invested in a Kickstarter project can attest. The amount of technology that’s stuffed into gear is astonishing, but that doesn’t mean each product meets the needs of the photographer. So in the spirit of “there’s always room for improvement,” here are a few of our hopes in the new year. Read more

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New Year, New You: Accomplish Your Photography Goals in 2018 With Skillshare

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Nicole York] The new year is the perfect time to look back over the past 12 months and celebrate your successes, but more importantly, to start growing from your failures. When you know your weaknesses, you can make goals for overcoming them. One of the best ways to strengthen your work is to learn skills focused specifically on your goals, which is easier than ever with Skillshare. And for a limited…

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