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‘We Had the Same Brain’ – How Pennie Smith Turned the Clash Into Icons

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Cross-posted from The Guardian via Open Culture. [By Rob Walker]  “She photographed the biggest stars. But it was the Clash she clicked with. Pennie Smith relives their first explosive US tour – and reveals how she took ‘rock’s greatest photo.’” “…On the tour bus the next day, Strummer chose the image for the cover of London Calling, the 1979 album that was to prove the Clash’s masterpiece – an exuberant outcry that is still regarded as…

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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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Are Video Meetings Chipping Away at Our Sense of Self-Worth? A Neuroscientist Says Yes

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  Cross-posted from fastcompany.com [by Tara Swart] With an estimated 300 million daily participants on Zoom alone, video conferencing has changed the way we communicate around the world. While video conferencing helps us to stay employed and connected, it is also the source of what is now commonly referred to as “Zoom Fatigue” or video chat-induced stress and exhaustion. A peer-reviewed study from Stanford University released last month has identified four main culprits and suspected…

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These Are the Pioneering Women of Photojournalism

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Cross-posted from CNN via Deborah Gilbert / Develop. [Photo editing by Heather Fulbright, Rebecca Wright, Brook Joyner and Brett Roegiers, Story by Kyle Almond, CNN]  “Photojournalism has traditionally been a male-dominated field. But throughout history, women have made their mark on the industry. Yunghi Kim is one of them, and she wants to make sure her peers get the recognition they deserve. Especially those who started their career in the film era, before the advent of…

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Crew: Digitech

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Cross-posted from Wonderful Machine.  [By Jen Warren]  “On the set of a photography production, one of the most important people is the one who secures and processes the images: the digitech. It’s important to find someone that you can trust to ensure the culling and organizing of your deliverables goes smoothly, making the digitech a vital part of any shoot. Digitechs are tasked with managing your images in real-time as they’re being shot. They are…

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The Red Hand Files #138

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Cross-posted from The Red Hand Files. [By Nick Cave]  Musician Nick Cave’s newsletter is based on his answering questions from fans, many of which focus on questions of how to become – or be – a creative professional.  Cave invariably answers each question with respect and a deep understanding of himself and his art – which, typically applies to any kind of artist. “In Melbourne, in the late seventies, there was a beautiful blossoming of…

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