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Questions with an Educator: Koci Hernandez

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features, Koci Hernandez. Koci is a widely recognized photographer and educator who holds the position of Assistant Professor at UC Berkley. He has received countless accolades for his education skills and has completed truly captivating photography projects. He has also published a book titled, “The Principles of Multimedia Journalism: Packaging Digital News.” Here, Koci tells us a bit about his California Youth Prison Systems Project, explains what it took to…

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“I’m an Outsider on the Inside”: An Interview with Bruce Davidson

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Cross-posted from The New Yorker.  [by Chris Wiley] “The photographer Bruce Davidson, who is eighty-five years old, has lived with his wife, Emily, in a rambling apartment on the Upper West Side for the past five decades. It is appointed with broken-in chairs and couches, an impressive folk-art collection, and has an extra bedroom, to accommodate visits from their four grandchildren. A bathroom has been transformed into a darkroom, complete with a custom-made Leitz enlarger and…

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My Three Years Without an Agent

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Cross-posted from Erik Almas’ blog. How does a successful advertising photographer and new commercial director manage his career without an agent?  Erik Almas lost his agent when they abruptly closed their doors; Almas decided to see how well he would do continuing on his own, and, so far it’s turned out fine.  He worries, however, about the future, and some of that worry is based on the recent past. MY THREE YEARS WITHOUT AN AGENT…

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Instagram Rolls Out Protective Features To Easily Save Accounts From Hackers

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  Cross-posted from designtaxi.com [by Yimin Huang] Instagram is now testing new features intended to make it more challenging for hackers to steal accounts. This is timely, as online extortionists have been threatening to delete influencers’ accounts unless they footed high ransoms. Some victims ended up paying huge sums, while others never managed to get their accounts back, as hackers sold them off for as much as US$100,000, according to The Atlantic. In such cases,…

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Ten Things Which Most Photographers Don’t Have, but Probably Should

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  Cross-posted from fstoppers.com [by Paul Adshead] It doesn’t matter if you’re a professional or amateur, there are certain items which will make your life as a photographer so much easier. Do you have everything on this list? I have worked alongside various professional photographers over the years and have quite often been surprised by the number of times they have asked me to borrow stuff while shooting together. Things I personally think are essential…

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A USDA Photographer’s Flickr Pictures are One of the Internet’s Best-Kept Secrets

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Cross-posted from The New Food Economy.  [by Jessica Fu]  Explaining how valuable Lance Cheung’s images are to the publication New Food Economy, Jessica Fu writes “That’s why, time and time again, we’ve turned to Cheung’s works, which are part of the public domain. Our coverage of President Trump’s proposed Harvest Box program, a Colorado country-of-origin-labeling bill, the difficulty of farm transfers, the growing issue of school lunch debt are just a few instances where his…

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