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Five Photographers Discuss Why Documenting the Black Lives Matter Protests is Important to Them

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Mike O’Leary] The Black Lives Matter movement is arguably one of the most significant political and social movements in US history. The photographers in this video sit down to share their thoughts on why photographing the BLM movement is important to them, personally, as well as for posterity. Coming from minority communities, each of these photographers are acutely aware of the importance of listening to what is being said before bringing…

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‘This photo series is in honor of my ancestors’

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Cross-posted from The Washington Post [by Kenneth Dickerman and Cornell Watson] North Carolina photographer Cornell Watson’s photo series “Behind the Mask” is not only a powerful collection of images and words, it is extraordinarily timely and relevant. It is a reminder, to me, that sometimes I just need to shut up and listen to voices that have long been undervalued and underrepresented. The events of this year have brought to the forefront the pain that…

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Pioneering Underwater Photographer and ASMP Legend Jerry Greenberg Dies Peacefully at 92

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Cross-posted from The Miami Herald Jerry Greenberg, pioneering underwater photographer, publisher, and staunch reef advocate, made his final descent on September 1, 2020 at the age of 92. A Florida resident since he was 16, he graduated from Beach High and UM. After serving in the Army, he pursued his passion for diving and innovating underwater camera housings. He met his perfect match in the Keys, marrying Idaz Zasloff in 1955. His successful freelance underwater…

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Joseph Bartscherer, Rigorously Conceptual Photographer, Dies at 65

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Cross-posted from The New York Times. [By Steven Kurutz] “Joseph Bartscherer, a fine-art photographer who created rigorously conceptual work about the constructed world, the natural world and the intersection of the two, was found dead on Aug. 13 at his home in Brooklyn Heights. He was 65.” “Mr. Bartscherer’s four-decade career as an artist was defined by long-term observation and doggedness of focus. His works included “Canal,” for which he traveled along a 19th-century canal…

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5 Inconvenient Facts About Getting Your Photographs Stolen

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Nicco Valenzuela] Have you ever had a photo of yours stolen? Here are some important things you should know about. Having your photograph stolen by another person or a company can be very frustrating. The mere thought of anything that belongs to you being stolen is of course already irritating in the most general sense. However, if you’re someone who shoots professionally, the implications of your photos being used by someone…

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Jürgen Schadeberg, Whose Photos Chronicled Apartheid, Dies at 89

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Cross-posted from The New York Times. [By Alan Cowell] “‘When I arrived in South Africa in 1950, I found two societies which were developing in parallel without any communication between them,’ Mr. Schadeberg said in remarks accompanying “Jürgen Schadeberg — Photographies,” a collection of images published in France in 2006. ‘There was an invisible wall between these two worlds.’ ‘The Black world was becoming more and more dynamic on the cultural and political front,” he…

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10 Street Photographers Every Photographer Should Know

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Robert K. Baggs] Street photography has been a beloved sub-genre of our discipline since cameras became portable enough to do so. Here are ten that every photographer should know. When I bought my first camera I knew where my interests lay: portraiture. However, there was one area of photography that appeared revered that I didn’t “get.” I’d seen many street photography images, collections, and videos about it, but I didn’t connect…

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What We Learned This Week: W. Eugene Smith Fund Names 2020 Grant and Fellowship Finalists

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Cross-posted from Pro Photo Daily [by David Schonauer] Covid-19 has altered one of the year’s big photo award programs. The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund has announced the list of finalists in the 41st annual W. Eugene Smith Grant for Humanistic Photography. In years past, the Fund has given out a single $40,000 grant to a recipient whose work follows the tradition of the compassionate photojournalism exhibited by W. Eugene Smith during his 45-year career. This year,…

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10 Business Email Phrases to Stop (& Start) Using With Clients

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  Cross-posted from [by Karla Cook] Think your email skills are strong? Think again. As it turns out, we all overestimate our ability to communicate effectively over email. In a study published in the Journal Of Personality And Social Psychology, email writers thought readers would correctly identify the tone of their emails about 78% of the time. In reality? Only 56% of emails were interpreted accurately. That means when you send an email off…

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