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What We Learned This Week: Photography in the Age of Coronavirus

By March 20, 2020Current News

Screenshot of article on COVID-19 posted on Pro Photo DailyCross-posted from Pro Photo Daily
[by David Schonauer]

This week’s news was the coronavirus crisis.

Last Friday, which already seems like a year ago, we reported on the various photography events that had been cancelled, as well as taking note of how disrupted supply chains were beginning to affect camera manufacturers.

On Monday we updated the news, noting, among other things, that the World Press Photo Awards show and festival had been cancelled, while the Palm Springs Photo Festival and the 4×5 Photo Fest in San Antonio, TX, were being postponed. Adobe announced that it will be providing free at-home access to Creative Cloud apps to those students who usually only have access on-campus. CNBC looked at how the coronavirus will impact the ad industry. The NPPA offered tips for pros on how to protect themselves.

Breaking news:

Photokina has been cancelled.

The already-cancelled NAB show is being reimagined as a virtual trade show from online platform Cinema 5D.

In other news:

Popular Photography offered advice for wedding photographers and others already feeling the financial strain caused by the virus outbreak.

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