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Barry Schwartz

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Life in Alaska During the Round-the-Clock Darkness of Polar Night

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Cross-posted from The New Yorker Photo Booth.  [By Coralie Kraft]  “Utqiagvik, Alaska, is the northernmost city in the United States. Situated more than three hundred miles north of the Arctic Circle, with a population between four and five thousand, it sits on a promontory that juts into the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, with no roads or railways connecting it to the rest of the state. With the exception of a seasonal summer barge that carries…

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Jim Marshall: 23 Of The Most Influential Pictures From Music History

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Cross-posted from BuzzFeed News [By Gabriel Sanchez] “Few photographers have had a life and career as historic as Jim Marshall. His pictures not only capture some of the most influential artists of the 20th century but also established a new level of intimacy in the relationship between entertainers and the photojournalists documenting them. Some of the most iconic pictures ever made of artists like Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, the Beatles, and Bob Dylan, to name…

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Fight Back Against Image Theft. It’s Easier Than You Think.

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Cross-posted from the Sony Alpha website. [By William Sawalich and Todd Bigelow]  “This is the second of a two-part series on protecting your copyright. As we mentioned in Part I, there’s no perfect solution to prevent copyright infringement. Here, in Part II we’re looking at what to do when you discover unauthorized use of your photographs. We asked freelance assignment photographer and copyright expert Todd Bigelow how he handles the problem, because not only does…

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Living with the Land: Capturing a Disappearing Culture

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Cross-posted from Magnum. [By David Hurn]   While the eminent photographer David Hurn has worked everywhere around the world for many decades, he has lived in Wales since the 1970s.   “As with all of Hurn’s projects, he did not set about capturing rural life in his homeland with any kind of agenda in mind. ‘I photograph what interests me,” he says. This approach has led him to document everything from sheep-shearing to sheepdog trials,…

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The EFF Thinks People Are Too Stupid to Understand the CASE Act

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Cross-posted from The Illusion of More. [By David Newhoff] “As the copyright small claims provision, the CASE Act, continues to acquire congressional sponsors—96 House Members and 14 Senators to date—the EFF is amping up the scare-tactics with blunt messages asking the average internet user if they could afford a $30,000 fine for copyright infringement.  Clearly, the EFF expects this strategy to work because they think people are not smart enough to understand a fairly simple new…

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From Beyoncé Covers to Indie Shoots: The New Generation of Black Fashion Photographers

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Cross-posted from The Guardian. [By Kemi Alemoru]  “It is easy to point to magazine covers as markers of changing times, but many of these photographers didn’t wait for the old-guard titles to bestow approval, forging partnerships with brands such as Nike, Apple and Tiffany & Co. Mitchell says that “almost all” his connections in the industry came about through social media; platforms such as Instagram have helped democratise the creative industries.” From Beyoncé covers to…

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Photographers Who Bear Witness to War Pay a Steep Price

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  Cross-posted from The Daily Beast.  [By Arvind Dilawar]   “In “Shooting War,” neuropsychiatrist Anthony Feinstein examines the impact of war, natural disasters, and other crises on the photographers who document them.” “Not a photographer himself, Feinstein is a neuropsychiatrist. He first became interested in war journalism in 1999, when counseling a reporter who had developed significant psychological issues in the course of her work. Looking for previous studies on the intersection of journalism and…

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Martin Parr In Conversation

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Cross-posted from It’s Nice That.  [By Ayla Angelos]  “Martin Parr is an amiable man. Perhaps his composed – and somewhat abrupt – demeanour comes from the fact that he’s taken part in around 50 interviews over the past three weeks, or that he’s had over 50 years’ experience within his field. Yet one thing’s for sure, is that ever since he first picked up a camera at the age of 13, he has continued to…

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A Photographer’s Intimate Self-Portrait of Womanhood in Middle Age

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Cross-posted from The New Yorker Photo Booth.  [By Kristen Roupenian]  “Midlife, according to conventional wisdom, is a time when women become invisible. Like most conventional wisdom having to do with women’s lives, this bit serves more as a warning and a threat—a kind of campfire story (“She turned forty and no man ever looked at her again”)—than an accurate depiction of reality. But what is true is that signs of aging in women are treated…

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Designing Like a Reporter

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Cross-posted from Communications Arts. [by Marianne Seregi] National Geographic is famous for its photography, but in the design world, it’s also famous for its design, and the process of producing a coherent layout and content is just as intense as the photography. Marianne Seregi is the design director, coming to the job after working at National Geographic Traveler and the Washington Post. “After shooting an assignment, a photographer will submit thousands of frames to the photo editor….

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