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Jill Freedman, Photographer Who Lingered in the Margins, Dies at 79

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Cross-posted from The New York Times and ProPhoto Daily.  [By John Leland and Maureen Cavanagh]  “Jill Freedman, a hard-working, hard-living photographer who immersed herself for months at a time in the lives of street cops, firefighters, circus performers and other tribes she felt were misunderstood, died on Wednesday at a care facility near her home in Manhattan. She was 79.” “In seven books and numerous gallery exhibitions and journalism assignments, she specialized in finding people…

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Two Photographers Sue NYC Parks for Publicizing ‘Unearthed’ 1978 Photos

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Cross-posted from PetaPixel. [By Michael Zhang]  “Two former photographers for the New York Times have filed a lawsuit against New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, accusing the department of copyright infringement after NYC Parks “unearthed” a long-lost trove of photos from the 1970s and then wildly publicized them without permission. It all started back in late 2017 when a conservancy official in New York City was cleaning out an office and stumbled upon two…

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Sally Soames, Fearless Photographer With Personal Touch, Dies at 82

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Cross-posted from The New York Times. [By Katherine Q. Seelye]  “Known chiefly for her portraits, Ms. Soames, a rare woman in the testosterone-fueled world of Fleet Street newspapering, was a purist. She shot exclusively in black and white, considering color a “vulgarity,” and relied as much as she could on natural light. The results were celebrated portraits of prominent people of the second half of the 20th century — Margaret Thatcher, Sean Connery, Rudolf Nureyev, Margaret…

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Protecting Your Rights: USCO Registration & CASE Act Roundtable on Oct 24 in New York

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  Join in an industry roundtable discussion on the best ways to protect your creative work with Pixsy CEO Kain Jones, ASMP Executive Director Tom Kennedy, and Tatsuya Adachi of Leichtman Law. Protecting your copyrights is a hot topic this year with the CASE Act going through Congress and Supreme Court ruling you must have a United States Copyright Office (USCO) registration in place before filing suit on infringements.   Learn more about: why every…

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Questions with an Educator: William Snyder

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features William Snyder. William is a four-time Pulitzer Prize winning photographer and editor who has also spent the last 18 years as The Who’s official photographer. He is now the Director of the Photojournalism Program at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), where he went to school himself. He has had great success working in newspaper, as a freelance photographer, and also just recently released his first book, Join…

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