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Coping with Coronavirus: Photographers Share Lockdown Stories

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Cross-posted from Blind.  [By Michaël Naulin]  “Faced with cancelled exhibitions, festivals, and commissions, the entire profession is feeling the impact of anti-Covid-19 measures. We have gathered testimonies from photographers, who are on lockdown and anxious, but adapting and keeping up good spirits. Their equipment is stowed away in closets. During the general lockdown, the world of photography has been put on hold until further notice. Just like one-third of world population, photographers are isolated at…

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Internet Archive’s National Emergency Library Harms Authors

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Cross-posted from The Authors Guild, The Illusion of More, and The New York Times. Infringement is not just a problem for photographers; the current emergency is enabling improper and illegal usage of intellectual property in all sorts of ways any photographer would recognize.  A recent issue with the Internet Archive has produced multiple articles in the last week. “The Authors Guild is appalled by the Internet Archive’s (IA) announcement that it is now making millions…

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How to Apply for Grants

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Cross-posted from The Creative Independent.  [By Marianna Schaffer]   “Applying for a grant is not only a chance to share your work and have it be seen—it’s also a great exercise to put into words what it is that you’re seeking to create. Over the past five years, and in my current role as Director of Artist Initiatives with Creative Capital, I’ve worked with artists and arts organizations to realize many projects and programs across…

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Allen v. Cooper: Justly Decided If Not Exactly Just

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Cross-posted from The Illusion of More.  [By David Newhoff]  “Professional creators following the case Allen v. Cooper were no doubt disappointed by the Supreme Court’s March 23 decision—a unanimous holding that the States (and/or their agents) are generally free to infringe copyrights with impunity. But perhaps authors of works should not to be entirely discouraged on this matter, because it seems clear from the opinions written that the Justices would have preferred if the law had led…

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Pandemic, Photography, and Psychological Distance

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Cross-posted from the Columbia Journalism Review.  [By Amanda Darrach and Fred Ritchin]  “Decisions made by photojournalists and their editors define traumatic events in the cultural consciousness. Throughout coverage of COVID-19, many news outlets have published photographs that reiterate racist tropes, suggest a false gap between ‘East’ and ‘West,’ and fail to engage a fuller range of human efforts to respond to a pandemic.  CJR spoke with Fred Ritchin, Dean Emeritus of the International Center of Photography…

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Seven Insights for Photojournalists From Those on the Other Side of the Lens

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Cross-posted from Poynter.  [By T.J. Thomson]  “I waited until the images were published before approaching those named in the captions to see if they would talk to me about their experiences. I eventually accumulated dozens of interviews with a wide swath of people of various ages and races. During these interviews, I asked them about their expectations of journalists, their experience being in front of the lens and how they reacted to the depictions made…

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EFF’s ‘Reevaluation’ of the DMCA Devalues Creativity

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Cross-posted from CreativeFuture. “As the DMCA hearings move forward, let’s not “Think of the User,” let’s “Think of the Used” – the millions of creatives whose works have been stolen and repurposed for the past two decades, all the while lining the pockets of our country’s largest corporations.  EFF wants to protect those monopoly platforms and their business model: monetizing other people’s content. We want to protect the rights of creative people to make a…

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Ilse Bing: The Queen of the Leica

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Cross-posted from The Eye Of Photography.  [By Barbara Tannenbaum, Curator of Photography, Cleveland Museum of Art]  “Bing bought her first Leica in spring 1929. The following year she left Frankfurt for Paris, the center of the art world. ‘The moment I put my foot on the Paris pavement,’ she said, ‘I knew it was my atmosphere.’ She photographed the nightlife, amusements, and unique character of her adopted city. Her avant-garde style—verging on abstraction but always…

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Brooklyn Gang by Bruce Davidson

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Cross-posted from Magnum.  [By Bruce Davidson] Magnum presents a large selection of iconic images by an iconic photographer.   “In 1959, Bruce Davidson read about the teenage gangs of New York City. Connecting with a social worker to make initial contact with a gang in Brooklyn called The Jokers, Davidson became a daily observer and photographer of this alienated youth culture. This work – his first major project, undertaken when he was 25 – not…

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Clara Nebeling’s Joyful Photographs Bring Together Communities

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Cross-posted from It’s Nice That.  [By Ruby Boddington]   “At the moment, what I find most exciting about photography is that it’s become so accessible to a broad range of people,” says London and Berlin-based photographer Clara Nebeling. “I find it fascinating the way almost every human on earth uses the medium and the impact it has for the future.” With a keen interest in the democratisation of photography, Clara enjoys projects which bring the…

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