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The Black Photographer Making History at Vanity Fair

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Cross-posted from The New York Times. [By Jessica Testa] “Until about two weeks ago, Dario Calmese didn’t know he was the first Black photographer to shoot the cover of Vanity Fair. But he had a suspicion, so he asked the editors, who went digging. “There was an image that had long lingered in Mr. Calmese’s personal reference folder: ‘The Scourged Back,’ an 1863 portrait of an enslaved man whose back is ravaged by whipping scars….

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Stop Senator @Ronwyden and Big Tech From Crushing Creators’ Hopes for S. 1273 The CASE Act

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Cross-posted from Music Tech Policy [by Chris Castle] U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) is up to his old secret trickery, this time on Senate Bill 1273 the CASE Act.  We need to do something about it. The CASE Act is the bipartisan copyright small claims legislation that is inches from becoming the law of the land. The CASE Act establishes the first and only meaningful relief against Big Tech for independent creators.  The long-time Senator and swamp…

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The Beatles’ Photographer Fiona Adams Has Died Aged 84

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Cross-posted from NME [by Nick Reilly] Fiona Adams, the photographer behind some of the most recognisable snaps of The Beatles, has died at the age of 84. Adams, who became of the band’s most frequently used photographers, is best known for the memorable shot of the Fab Four jumping off a Brick Wall on London’s Euston Road. It famously adorned the cover of 1963’s ‘Twist And Shout’ – the group’s first UK EP. Read more

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Back to School: How a Pulitzer-Winning Photographer Took Copyright Law into His Own Hands

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Cross-posted from Creative Future [by Justin Sanders] For most creatives, when faced with the pervasive problem of litigating infringement of their work, the solution is to hire a lawyer. For photographer Earl Richardson, the solution was to become a lawyer himself. A former photojournalist, Richardson experienced the decline of the newspaper industry from the inside. At the beginning of his career, when the industry was thriving, he shared a Pulitzer Prize with the photography staff…

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Copyright Office Further Extends Timing Adjustments for Persons Affected by the COVID-19 Emergency

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The Copyright Office is further extending the temporary adjustments to certain timing provisions under the Copyright Act for persons affected by the COVID-19 national emergency. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act authorizes the Register of Copyrights to temporarily adjust statutory deadlines for copyright owners and other affected parties if she determines that a national emergency declared by the President is generally disrupting the normal operation of the copyright system. Under this authority,…

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What We Learned This Week: Getty Is Now Licensing Photos from Inside Video Games

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Cross-posted from Pro Photo Daily[by David Schonauer] Sports photography isn’t what it used to be. That’s to be expected, considering the lack of sports this pandemic summer. But there are still job opportunities: This week we learned that Getty Images is partnering with the creators of the video game Gran Turismo to market in-game photography from “world-class motorsports photographers.” Getty recently announced that it is the “exclusive photo agency of Gran Turismo’s global lineup of eSport events.”…

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PRESS RELEASE: ASMP Names James Edmund Datri as Its New Chief Executive Officer

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Tom Maddrey, ASMP General Counsel maddrey@asmp.org Marianne Lee, ASMP Board Chair marianne@asmp-board.org Washington, D.C., July 10, 2020 — The Board of Directors of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) has named James Edmund Datri as its new chief executive officer. He will begin his tenure on July 13th and will be based out of San Francisco. Datri is succeeding Tom Kennedy, who announced in January that he would be stepping…

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Margaret Morton, Photographer at Home With the Homeless, Dies at 71

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Cross-posted from The New York Times. [By Penelope Green] “For nearly two decades, she chronicled communities on the edge of society in elegant photographs that drew comparisons to the work of Jacob Riis.” “A slight woman who her gallerist, Jay Deutsch, said in her youth resembled the singer Emmylou Harris, Ms. Morton scrambled through open manholes, shinnied under fences and made her way to the edges of the city — and society — to her…

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The Story of the Elian Gonzalez Photo

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Cross-posted from ProPhotoDaily [by David Schonauer] Who is Elian Gonzalez?  And why was it news when, on Father’s Day, he announced that he was set to become a father? “Soon I will begin to understand what it means to be a father,” Elian Gonzalez wrote on his Facebook page, notes CNN. “But what I know up until now is my father and I hope to do it as half as well as he did with me.”…

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Photographer Recreates Historical Portraits Using Direct Descendants of the Subjects, Including Thomas Jefferson’s Sixth Great Grandson

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Jack Alexander] One photographer has been shooting portraits with the goal of recreating famous portraits of some of history’s most prominent figures — but with an interesting twist: His subjects are the descendants of historical figures. For one portrait in particular, he located Thomas Jefferson’s sixth great-grandson. Drew Gardner is not only a photographer but also a history enthusiast who was was commissioned by Smithsonian magazine to work on a project…

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