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NewsFeed: Week of 4.5.2021

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The ASMP NewsFeed is a weekly collection of articles published in online publications related to the industry. ASMP created this NewsFeed as a source of content for members to allow for easy perusal about what is happening in the diverse corners of the visual creator community. A Theater Photographer Senses a Broadway Bloom Posted in The New York Times - Times Insider  [By Colin Moynihan) The Last Great Photographic Treasure Trove of the Spanish Civil...
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In Memoriam : Wang Fuchun (1943-2021) by Jean Loh

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Cross-posted from The Eye Of Photography.  [By Jean Loh]  “One Billion Journeys: Wang Fuchun’s Chinese on the Train”, was on display at the British National Railway Museum May-August 2019 in York. Before the pandemic broke out in UK and Europe, Wang Fuchun’s exhibition is supposed to travel to Locomotion in Shildon, before visiting the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester, the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford, and finally the Science Museum in London….

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Aaron Rose, Photographer Whose Work Long Went Unseen, Dies at 84

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Cross-posted from The New York Times. [By Neil Genzlinger]  “Spurning commercialism, he made thousands of one-of-a-kind prints that for decades he largely kept to himself. Then came a show at the Whitney.” “All around me I saw people who became cynical and bitter when they didn’t get the recognition they thought they deserved, and I wanted to be free of that,” he said. ‘I wanted only to do my work, for myself, without any commercial…

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Benedict J. Fernandez, Photojournalist and Mentor, Dies at 84

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Cross-posted from The New York Times. [By Sam Roberts]  “He photographed Martin Luther King Jr. and produced classic images of the protest movements of the 1960s.” “As a seasoned photographer, he taught disadvantaged city youth free of charge at the Benedict J. Fernandez Photo Film Workshop, which he established in the basement of Joseph Papp’s Public Theater in Manhattan. His protégés included Angel Franco, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times photojournalist. Mr. Fernandez went on to…

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Naomi Rosenblum, Historian of Photography, Dies at 96

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Cross-posted from the New York Times. [By Katharine Q. Seelye] “Dr. Rosenblum was the author of seminal works that helped bring scholarship and recognition to photography as a creative art form after practitioners, notably Alfred Stieglitz, had revolutionized the field by defying the conventions of subject matter and composition — creating images in the rain and snow, for example, or of a pattern that the sea cut in the sand. Histories of photography traditionally focused…

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Twitter is Testing Full-Size Images in Feeds on iOS and Android

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Cross-posted from petapixel.com [by Jaron Schneider] Twitter has announced that it is testing full-size images as previews in feeds for select iOS and Android users. This shift would make it so images aren’t automatically cropped to a tight, landscape-oriented version on feeds and may make them more engaging. Announced today by Twitter’s Chief Design Officer Dantley Davis, the change is meant to determine if there are any widespread changes needed to Twitter’s design. Read more

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A Closer Look at the Mars Perseverance Rover’s Incredible Cameras

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Cross-posted from PetaPixel.  [By Jaron Schneider]  “The Mars Perseverance Rover, which already has sent back some incredible images from the Red Planet, is equipped with 23 cameras designed for a host of tasks. Its main camera array is particularly impressive, able to see details as small as a tip of a pencil close by, and the size of an almond from a football field away in 3D. The cameras on Perseverance have three main improvements…

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This Stunning Immersive Exhibit Explores Van Gogh’s Art in a Whole New Way

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Cross-posted from fast company.com [by  Daniel Terdiman] In a giant room above a former car dealership in the center of San Francisco, a plethora of huge, brightly colored sunflowers is being laser-projected onto a 27-foot-high wall. Soon, the sunflowers fade into a series of animated swirls, blinking stars, and vivid depictions of the lights of a late-19th-century French village reflected in an undulating river. And then four faces appear—each an upside-down self-portrait of Vincent van…

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Swedish Charity Scam Aims at Photographers

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Cross-posted from Pro Photo Daily [by David Schonauer] There’s a sophisticated new scam aimed at photographers. And like many cons, this one involves an offer too good to be true. Photographers including Steve McCurry, George Steinmetz, Mike Yamashita and Ira Block have received offers to fly to Stockholm, Sweden, in late May to attend an event for The Women Charitable Trust, a non-profit organization. While there, the photographers would make a “donation” of $100,000 to…

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Major Changes to PPP for Schedule C Filers

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Less than 24 hour ago, late Wednesday, March 3, 2021, the Small Business Administration posted the latest revision to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and these revisions have MAJOR effects on how sole proprietors, independent contractors, and others who file taxes using IRS Form 1040 Schedule C. Bottom line? New applicants can now use “Gross Income” (Line 7) as a basis for their PPP amounts. This means that if you had a negative or low…

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Lucy Worsley’s Royal Photo Album

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Cross-posted from PBS Over the last century and a half, the camera has been the royal family’s confidante, messenger, keeper of memories – and pursuer. In this revealing and inventive film Lucy Worsley takes us through the story of the royal photograph, showing how the royal family collaborated with generations of photographers to create images that reinvented the British monarchy. Read more

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WATCH NOW: Texas Supreme Court Hears Jim Olive’s Case

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This morning the Texas Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Jim Olive Photography v. University of Houston System. ASMP and NPPA drafted an amicus brief in this matter. You can read that here. Below, you can watch the oral argument, and see a live run-down from my initial and subsequent viewing. This is a rough, immediate summary, and more will be forthcoming on this case and deeper analysis in the days to come. Jim Olive’s…

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