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Videos: Robert Frank as a Young Artist, and on Photographing The Americans.

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Cross-posted from The Eye Of Photography and SFMoMA. “In June 2019, the SFMoMA published the short documentary Robert Frank as a young artist, shot in 2015, four years before his death. Robert Frank revisits his young years, coming to America to make himself a name as a photographer, the constant need to photograph to be a witness of his new country. He also recalls his friendship with the Beat Generation artists, like Allen Ginsberg.” Video: Robert Frank…

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23 Things I Know About Editing

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Cross-posted from Eric Maierson. If you ever have to edit anything — photos, writing, video, audio — here is a free brochure from someone who knows what he’s talking about. “Eric Maierson is a writer and two-time Emmy-winning video editor and producer. His work has appeared on The New Times, The New Yorker, and Time. Most recently he edited the first hour of a 4-part series on veterans in America for PBS.  Previously,  he was the senior producer…

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How the Best Art Directors Use Instagram

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Cross-posted from Ceros/INSPIRE.  [By Bill Shapiro] “Back when magazines were a driving force of commerce and creativity, the day after an issue was shipped off to the printer was unlike the rest. While editors would head off to long, boozy lunches, photo directors would call-in portfolios to review. Dozens of oversized black carrying cases would pile up on light tables, waiting to be opened, studied, and evaluated. That pretty much never happens anymore. With smaller…

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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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4 Decades Of Seascapes From A Color Photography Innovator

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Cross-posted from NPR. [By Catie Dull] “Gruyaert managed to document these spaces through 44 years and 21 different countries. But becoming a distinct photographer with a broad depth of work began with his defiance of his father’s wishes. Gruyaert was born in Antwerp, Belgium in 1941 to a Catholic family. Though his father was a photographer himself, he disapproved of his son pursuing the career. Nevertheless, Gruyaert felt he hardly had a choice in the…

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The Influenza Masks of 1918

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Cross-posted from The Atlantic. [By Alan Taylor]  “As people worldwide adapt to living with the threat of COVID-19, and especially as the rate of new cases continues to grow in the United States, the wearing of face masks remains widely recommended, and in many places, mandatory. A century ago, an outbreak of influenza spread rapidly across the world, killing more than 50 million—and possibly as many as 100 million—people within 15 months. The scale, impact,…

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Need A Day At The Beach? Tag Along With Big Wave Photographer Sachi Cunningham

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Cross-posted from NPR. [By Adriana Cargill] “To do this work, you need to be able to read the ocean: its winds, tides, waves — and you need to be strong. Taking photos where the waves break is like being in a washing machine. Your body is flipped around while you try to lift the camera and its waterproof housing — which is like a 25-pound dumbbell. Some photographers train by running with rocks on the…

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A Guide To Publishing

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Cross-posted from the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust. Hachette UK, a major publisher in the United Kingdom, has released a free PDF describing how books get published. It provides step-by-step explanations of what different kinds of editors do and also talks about design, production, marketing, contracts, rights, distribution and much more. It’s all written in ordinary language from the point of view of someone who wants to work in publishing, so for anyone who wonders how…

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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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6 Office Conveniences That Will Make Your Life Easier as a Photographer

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Alex Cooke] “We spend a lot of time discussing camera gear and the like, but given the amount of time we spend at our computers for our work, it is also worth talking about ways to make our lives easier in our office, whether that is at home or in a dedicated studio. Here are six things that make my office life easier and more enjoyable.” Read more

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