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Photographer Wins Lawsuit Against BuzzFeed, Sets Major DMCA Precedent

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Cross-posted from PetaPixel [by DL Cade] Last week, photographer Gregory Mango won an important lawsuit against online publication BuzzFeed; it’s important, not because of the payout involved, but because of the precedent set by the court, which ruled that BuzzFeed was liable for 3rd party infringement of his photo because they removed his copyright info from the image. The story begins in 2017, when Mango licensed an image of a man named Raymond Parker to the New York…

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Photographer and ASMP Member Dan Budnik Dies in Arizona at Age 87

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TUCSON, Ariz. — Acclaimed photographer Dan Budnik, noted for his portraits of artists in New York in the 1960s along with the civil rights movement and Native American culture, has died. He was 87. Budnik died last Friday of natural causes at an assisted living facility in Tucson, his nephew Kim Newton said Monday. In 1958, Budnik documented the Youth March for Integrated Schools to the White House and Lincoln Memorial and the March on…

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Peer Into the Past With Photorealistic Portraits of Roman Emperors

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Cross-posted from smithsonian.org [by Meilan Solly] Caligula, the Roman emperor best known for his profligacy, sadism, rumored incestuous relationships and unhealthy obsession with a horse, wasn’t exactly handsome. Contemporary accounts are filled with descriptions of the infamous ruler’s misshapen head, ill-proportioned body, enormous feet and thinning hair. Fully aware of his “naturally frightful and hideous” countenance, according to historian H.V. Canter, Caligula—whose favorite phrase was reportedly “Remember that I have the right to do anything…

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Enter American Photography Open 2020 and Win $5,000

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Welcome to American Photography Open 2020, celebrating the best pictures submitted by world-wide photo enthusiasts taken with any device. For over 30 years American Photography has been holding a juried competition primarily for professional photographers. The AP Annual book, featuring the winners, and the launch event in New York in November continues but with the proliferation of so much great photography taken by everyone we are entering our third year of offering a competition for…

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Famed Civil Rights Photographer, Past ASMP President Matt Herron Dies in Glider Accident

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Famed Civil Rights photographer, activist, and past ASMP President Matt Herron, who captured poignant moments of the civil rights era in the South including the 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, died in a glider crash in Lake County, California on Friday, August 7, 2020. Matt was an ASMP Life Member, having joined ASMP in 1964. “During the 80’s,  Herron became active with the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP). He served…

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Trump Sent Agents to Quell Unrest. But Protest Is What Portland Does Best

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Cross-posted from The Washington Post [By Marissa J. Lang, Photos by Leah Nash] PORTLAND, Ore. — Kia Rae’s first memories are strung-together scenes from a Jesse Jackson rally in 1988. The 34-year-old lifelong Oregonian remembers the smell of the fairgrounds, the current of waving signs, the colorful pins stuck to the chests of strangers. Some parents take their children to sit in the stands of football games or baseball diamonds. The children of Portland come of…

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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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