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Barry Schwartz

Read or Listen: CASE ACT: Will Posting Memes Or Pro Wedding Pics Land You In Copyright Small Claims Court?

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Cross-posted from NPR. [By Neda Ulaby]  Editor’s Note: Jeff Sedlik is an ASMP Professional Member. “When Jeff Sedlik opens up Amazon, he sees his work for sale all over the place. A successful commercial photographer, his photos are easily spotted on T-shirts, hats, bibs, mugs, calendars, cellphone cases and so forth. Few of those sellers use his work with permission. Instead of legally licensing Sedlik’s pictures — which include a haunting 1989 portrait of jazz legend…

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The Grubby Glamour of Juergen Teller’s Photography

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Cross-posted from The New Yorker – Cultural Comment.  [By Naomi Fry]  “A few years ago, I worked at a style magazine that was running a cover story featuring Kanye West, with pictures shot by Juergen Teller, one of the world’s leading fashion photographers. In one image, West could be seen standing in front of a white backdrop, presumably in a photo studio. He wore a black T-shirt, jeans, and boots—his only adornment a thin gold…

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Benedict J. Fernandez, Photojournalist and Mentor, Dies at 84

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Cross-posted from The New York Times. [By Sam Roberts]  “He photographed Martin Luther King Jr. and produced classic images of the protest movements of the 1960s.” “As a seasoned photographer, he taught disadvantaged city youth free of charge at the Benedict J. Fernandez Photo Film Workshop, which he established in the basement of Joseph Papp’s Public Theater in Manhattan. His protégés included Angel Franco, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times photojournalist. Mr. Fernandez went on to…

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Expert Advice: Client Job Titles

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Cross-posted from Wonderful Machine Blog.  [By Nadia Kiyatkina]  Job titles are critical to recognize and understand for any photographer, videographer, stylist, producer, Digitech – really, any creative entrepreneur.  While some titles, for instance, Creative Director, can be applied to someone in both advertising/branding and editorial contexts, the titles may have very different meanings – or, even be pretty similar in scope. It might seem confusing, but it does not have to be, because, with the…

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Naomi Rosenblum, Historian of Photography, Dies at 96

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Cross-posted from the New York Times. [By Katharine Q. Seelye] “Dr. Rosenblum was the author of seminal works that helped bring scholarship and recognition to photography as a creative art form after practitioners, notably Alfred Stieglitz, had revolutionized the field by defying the conventions of subject matter and composition — creating images in the rain and snow, for example, or of a pattern that the sea cut in the sand. Histories of photography traditionally focused…

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A Closer Look at the Mars Perseverance Rover’s Incredible Cameras

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Cross-posted from PetaPixel.  [By Jaron Schneider]  “The Mars Perseverance Rover, which already has sent back some incredible images from the Red Planet, is equipped with 23 cameras designed for a host of tasks. Its main camera array is particularly impressive, able to see details as small as a tip of a pencil close by, and the size of an almond from a football field away in 3D. The cameras on Perseverance have three main improvements…

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Michelle Dunn Marsh and Sylvia Plachy

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Cross-posted from Photograph. [By Jean Dykstra]  “Michelle Dunn Marsh, the founder of Minor Matters, the Seattle-based photography book publisher, has championed many photographers over the years, curating, editing, and shepherding their work into exceptional photobooks and exhibitions. Now, Dunn Marsh (who was the subject of a profile in photograph’s May/June 2018 issue) is publishing her own book through Minor Matters: Seeing Being Seen: A Personal History of Photography, which can be pre-ordered here. The book is…

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Interview: Jonpaul Douglass

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Cross-posted from Communication Arts. [By Claire Sykes]  “This Los Angeles photographer makes room for the unexpected in the ordinary.” “The Los Angeles–based photographer and director gives the logical and the absurd space to romp in images that narrate and free-associate, playing with the conceptual and the concrete within a palette that leaps from tart hard-candy hues to subtle tone-on-tones. It all basks in a dazzling high-noon glare. ‘I love minimalism, and try to make it…

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Discovering Sudanese Photography

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Cross-posted from blind.  [By Sophie Bernard]   “Destination Sudan, accompanied by photographer Claude Iverné, who in 2005 founded Elnour,* a not-for-profit that is both a photo agency and a library with a collection of more than 20,000 photos, books, films, and other documents. Objective: the conservation and dissemination of this little-known chapter in the history of African photography.” “How were photographers from that time period perceived? Like genuine pop stars! Photographers assigned to governors were…

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Michael Grant: Do You Want to Dance?

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Cross-posted from LenScratch. [By Aaron R. Turner]  “To me, the archive is a complex site. Archives can reveal or hide, be hoarded or shared, harm or do good, tell the truth or a lie. In particular, the archive’s potential is to fill in the gaps in history, and that’s what Michael Grant’s project, Do You Want To Dance? has done for him. This project is a collaboration between Grant and his grandfather Joseph Cambridge’s archive of family photographs….

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