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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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How Jan Steward Wrote Learning By Heart

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Cross-posted from Austin Kleon. “Just a few weeks after I shot this video about how Corita Kent has impacted my work, I found out that her former student Jan Steward died. Steward was an artist and photographer in LA, but she’s also responsible for Learning By Heart, the book of Corita Kent’s teachings that sort of fizzled when it came out in 1992, but has now become a kind of cult classic for folks like…

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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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How to Be a Photo Director: In Conversation with Tracey Woods

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Cross-posted from The Luupe.  “For more than fifteen years, photo director Tracey Woods has helped shape and create positive narratives as a photo researcher, editor producer, and director. Her wide range of work includes beauty, lifestyle, politics, human rights, and celebrity culture. Shortly after receiving her MFA in photography, Tracey Woods‘ career quickly spun into working with photographers. She began working as a freelance photo researcher for Essence Magazine, which soon evolved to full-time-photo-editor and…

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Weekend Reading 8.6.2020

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Some of the most interesting/useful/fun stories from around the web to check out over the weekend (Warning: Highly Bookmarkable). A weekly roundup of links curated this week by ASMP National Board Director Frank Rocco. How to Lose Weight and Stay in Shape While Photowalking Photographer Captures Side-By-Side Portraits Of Famous Historical Figures And Their Direct Descendants The 2020 Audubon Photography Awards: These Incredible Pics Capture The Charm Of Birds Perfectly How Ansel Adams revolutionized landscape photography What Do Pro Photographers Do…

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“You’re Fired!” The Story Behind the Photo

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Cross-posted from the David Hume Kennerly Blog. “On election night I was in New York City in the Hilton Hotel ballroom with Trump’s supporters and the press corps to watch what most people thought would be the end of his presidential aspirations. It didn’t turn out that way, and what do you know, Donald J. Trump was going to be the 45th president of the United States of America, and I was there to document…

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