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Why This Pandemic Winter is the Perfect Time to Try Out ‘Slow Work’

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Cross-posted from fastcompany.com [by Diana Shi] As the pandemic drags on, many of us are under more pressure than ever before at work. Perhaps your company was operating at a loss during the first few months of the pandemic, and now—half a year later—it’s regaining its footing and you’re juggling multiple new projects. Maybe your team laid off workers, and you’re forced to pick up the slack. Or maybe you’re trying to get a new…

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Designed to Deceive: Do These People Look Real to You?

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Cross-posted from The New York Times [By Kashmir Hill and Jeremy White] There are now businesses that sell fake people. On the website Generated.Photos, you can buy a “unique, worry-free” fake person for $2.99, or 1,000 people for $1,000. If you just need a couple of fake people — for characters in a video game, or to make your company website appear more diverse — you can get their photos for free on ThisPersonDoesNotExist.com. Adjust their likeness as needed; make…

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Jennifer Davick Uses Innovative Tech to Collaborate Real-time on Virtual Productions

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Cross-posted from Notes From A Rep’s Journal.  [By Heather Elder]  “She recently finished a still photography campaign for the Publix Supermarket, shot during COVID. We were interested in hearing about the role technology played in this virtual shoot.” “Communication is more necessary than ever. Normally, we would all stand at the monitor and review an image together — pointing at the changes needed. Unfortunately, not being in person makes it very difficult to describe in…

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Ernie Brooks Has Died

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Cross-posted from the Santa Barbara Independent [by Jean Yamamura] Ernie Brooks II, the famed under-ocean photographer, died today at the age of 85. Photography was in his blood as the son of the man who created the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara and the grandson of a Portuguese woman who was a professional portrait photographer. Brooks not only graduated from his father’s institute and studied with Hans Haas, a pioneer of underwater documentaries,…

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With Coming Sale, the World Looks to Ansel Adams For Relief

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Cross-posted from Pro Photo Daily [by David Schonauer] Can Ansel Adams save the world in 2020? “In a world where the president of the United States has been actively working to undermine established environmental regulations, and in a world where each passing year can be marked with ice caps gushing more water into the oceans,” Adams’s meticulous documentation of American landscapes and passionate stance for environmental conservation may be just what we need, noted the…

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Jay Maisel and Alfred Eisenstaedt to Be Inducted Into the 2020 International Photography Hall of Fame

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Cross-posted from St. Louis Magazine The Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Exhibition features photographic masterworks from the esteemed photographers comprising the 2020 class of Hall of Fame Inductees and Awardees, including Lynsey Addario, Henry Diltz, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Magnum Photos, Jay Maisel, Duane Michals, and Carrie Mae Weems. Editor’s Note: Current ASMP Life Member Jay Maisel and ASMP Legend Alfred Eisenstaedt are among the honorees. Read more

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Bruno Barbey: 1941 – 2020

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Cross-posted from Magnum Photos Bruno Barbey began his relationship with Magnum Photos in 1964. He served as Magnum vice president for Europe in 1978/1979 and as President of Magnum International from 1992 to 1995. Barbey worked in all five continents and covered conflicts in Nigeria, Vietnam, the Middle East, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Northern Ireland, Iraq and Kuwait. His work has appeared in the world’s major publication, and over 30 books of his work have been published to…

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What We Learned This Week: Why Fashion Photography (As We Know It) May Not Survive the Pandemic

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Cross-posted from Pro Photo Daily [by David Schonauer] Brands are closing. Magazines are folding or becoming digital. Culture is moving fast, and the arbiters of style have been unable to pivot convincingly from a position that champions a narrow vision of beauty. Meanwhile, the pandemic has only made the crisis more acute. For the last century, fashion photographers have celebrated the work of great designers while making nods to wider societal moods and shifts in…

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Baron Wolman (1937-2020)

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Author’s Note: I first met Baron Wolman on September 4, 2018 after being introduced by ASMP National Board Member Gabriella Marks. That introduction was one of the most important I have had over my lifetime. In the last 2+ years, I had the privilege to work with Baron, but more importantly, had the opportunity to get to know an incredible man who was full of life and love right to the very end of his…

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4 Experts Reveal How COVID-19 Has Changed the Advertising Business

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Cross-posted from fastcompany.com [by  Jeff Beer] For Fast Company’s Shape of Tomorrow series, we’re asking business leaders to share their inside perspective on how the COVID-19 era is transforming their industries. Here’s what’s been lost—and what could be gained—in the new world order. Kirsten Flanik, president and CEO of BBDO New York, leads the New York office for the global agency network and creates work for clients such as Foot Locker, Pedigree, M&Ms, Mountain Dew, and AT&T….

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