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What We Learned This Week: World Press Photo Accused of ‘Structural Racism’

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Cross-posted from Pro Photo Daily [by David Schonauer] The photo industry continues coming to grips with issues of diversity. This week The Art Newspaper reported that World Press Photo, the Amsterdam-based photojournalism organization, has been accused by working photographers of “structural racism” and “performative gestures” after the announcement of a new managing director focused attention on the organization’s all-white supervisory board. On June 11, World Press Photo announced the appointment of Arnoud van Dommele as its new…

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He Captured the Magic of Miami Through His Camera Lens. Ray Fisher Has Died at 96

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Cross-posted from The Miami Herald [by Caroline Ghisolfi] Ray Fisher was never one to blend in with the crowds. With his memorable red bow tie, old-fashioned hat and 35-millimeter camera, Fisher was always at the center of Miami’s most glamorous star-filled events, snapping iconic pictures that landed the posters teenagers cherished. His pictures also filled the country’s top magazines and made every major television network. He was there in the 1950s when Frank Sinatra played…

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This Photographer Is Addressing The Dilemma of How to Represent Protesters in an Age of Social Media and Facial Recognition Technology

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Cross-posted from The Washington Post’s In Sight [by Kenneth Dickerman and Yuvraj Khanna] After the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd this year, protests spread rapidly across the United States. And with the spread of the protests, there has been discussion about how news outlets should handle representing the protesters in an age when law enforcement and others can use photos to track people down, putting them in precarious situations. Suggestions have…

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Lucie Foundation: SPOTLIGHT Marvin E. Newman

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Cross-posted from The Lucie Foundation Marvin E. Newman is a native New Yorker now living in New Jersey. He studied sculpture with Burgoyne Diller at Brooklyn College and earned a Master of Science in Photography from Illinois Institute of Technology with Harry Callahan. His photographs have been exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The International Center for Photography, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney museum and the Museum…

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‘Moments in Time’ Sends a Subtle Message That No Photographer Should Miss

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Nicco Valenzuela] This travel photography series definitely speaks volumes beyond just travel and photography. World travel photographer, Elia Locardi, just launched the second season of his YouTube travel series and while most of us may have started watching in the first season to learn more about how Locardi creates his near-perfect landscape photographs, I got a rare opportunity to witness how the pilot episode was produced and even got to sit…

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Video – In Memoriam: Cusie Pfeifer

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Cross-posted from The Eye Of Photography. “Cusie Pfeifer devoted her whole life to the recognition of photography as an art form. In 1976, she opened the very first gallery entirely devoted to photography in New York, located on Madison Avenue. She defended artists like Sally Mann and Peter Hujar. She was the first president of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD).” “Catherine Edelamnn pays tribute to her: ‘Last night I received an email…

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ASMP Strongly Condemns Judicial Order to Turn Over Protest Photographs

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The American Society of Media Photographers strongly condemns the July 23rd ruling by a King County, Washington Superior Court that attempts to force the Seattle Times and four other news outlets to turn over to law enforcement unpublished photographs and video of the racial justice protests on May 30th. The state court found that these organizations were not protected by “shield” laws that were designed to prevent such compelled delivery of reporters’ unpublished materials. This is flatly unacceptable. As…

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Freelancers Just Got a New Option for Student Debt Relief

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Cross-posted from Freelancers Union Blog Student debt is a crushing burden for millions of Americans, totaling more than $1.6 trillion in the U.S. in 2020. The average student loan burden is $32,731, more than double what it was 20 years ago. It also unjustly affects BIPOC communities. Twenty years after college graduation, the median white college graduate has paid off 94% of their student loan debt, while the median Black college graduate still owes 95% of…

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Judge Orders Seattle Times and TV Stations to Give Photos and Videos of Protests to Police

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Cross-posted from Pro Photo Daily [by David Schonauer] “Should police have access to journalists’ unpublished images? On May 30, photographers from the Seattle Times and local TV stations documented an unruly crowd that had broken off from peaceful protests against police brutality and racial injustice. The crowd smashed windows, set police cars on fire and looted businesses, notes The Washington Post. Many of the perpetrators escaped arrest. But the Seattle Police Department had an idea…

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Interesting Photo of the Day: Andromeda Galaxy

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Cross-posted from pictureperfect.com Approximately 2.5 million light-years away, we have our closest neighboring galaxy – the Andromeda. And interestingly, it’s visible to the naked eye on moonless nights. It’s expected that the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies will collide in about 4.5 billion years and form a new galaxy. Well, this definitely doesn’t mean that we should start panicking right away. Why not enjoy the beautiful view instead? Read more to see what equipment photographer…

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