Marcus Bleasdale – Rape of a Nation | LensCulture

Marcus Bleasdale – Rape of a Nation

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The continuing human tragedy of Congo is not a statistic. It is a continuing human tragedy. It is fourteen hundred and fifty tragedies every day. It is countless more than that if you include the orphaned, the bereaved, the widowed, and all the ripples of truncated lives that spread from a single death. It is you and me and our children and our parent, if we had the bad luck to be born into the world this book portrays.

Marcus Bleasdale – Rape of a Nation | LensCulture

Video: Copyright & Your Rights – Straight Talk on the Facts vs the Fiction | PhotoShelter Blog

Video: Copyright & Your Rights – Straight Talk on the Facts vs the Fiction

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This week talked to photographer Jack Reznicki and IP attorney Ed Greenberg, who have been favorites in the industry for their no-bull, get-straight-to-the-facts approach to explaining and making sense of the confusing world of legal jargon and copyright technicalities. Together they’ve written the Photographer’s Survival Manual, and their newest release, the second edition of The Copyright Zone, is an essential for every working photographer. Through real world case studies, personal asides, and their clear, plain English speaking style, they’ve gained a following of photographers who have benefited from their sound advice over the years.

Video: Copyright & Your Rights – Straight Talk on the Facts vs the Fiction | PhotoShelter Blog

Ken Weingart interviews Siri Kaur | LENSCRATCH

Ken Weingart interviews Siri Kaur

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Photographer and writer Ken Weingart has been producing interviews for his Art and Photography blog, and he has kindly offered to share a few with the Lenscratch audience over the next few months.  Today, Ken shares an interview with Siri Kaur is a conceptual fine art photographer who has been breaking some interesting ground and news with her fascinating series This Kind of Face. The unique series was recently exhibited at the Cohen Gallery in Los Angeles and also has  a book under the same title.

Ken Weingart interviews Siri Kaur | LENSCRATCH

YPF 2015: The Emergence of Young Burmese Photographers Hkun Lat : Fogs of War, a Kachin Tragedy – The Eye of Photography

YPF 2015: The Emergence of Young Burmese Photographers Hkun Lat : Fogs of War, a Kachin Tragedy

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Kachin photographer Hkun Lat, is only 18 years old, he started photography a year ago with YPF’s workshop and at 17 was the youngest finalist in 2014 with an essay on opium in the Kachin state. He is dedicated to be a photojournalist and works for several newspapers. At the 7th Edition of Yangon Photo Festival his work “Fogs of War, a Kachin Tragedy” won the 2nd Prize for Best Story.

YPF 2015: The Emergence of Young Burmese Photographers Hkun Lat : Fogs of War, a Kachin Tragedy – The Eye of Photography

The exhibit, “RIP DIY,” remembers Brooklyn’s lost DIY music venues.

The exhibit, “RIP DIY,” remembers Brooklyn’s lost DIY music venues.

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In the last few years, skyrocketing rents and neighborhood changes have killed some of Brooklyn’s favorite DIY, or “do-it-yourself,” music venues. This month, they got one more celebratory send-off with an exhibit, “RIP DIY,” which was on display at Brooklyn’s Cloud City. Featuring the work of 20 photographers, it showed these independent venues during their glory days, when the bands were loud, the drinks were cheap (and often available for those under age), and the party seemed like it might never stop.

The exhibit, “RIP DIY,” remembers Brooklyn’s lost DIY music venues.

How Humans Are Teaching Computers To See and Understand Photos

How Humans Are Teaching Computers To See and Understand Photos

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The project uses a database of 15 million photographs to teach computers to recognize things in pictures. After putting a monumental effort toward building and polishing the collection, Li’s team released the dataset to the world for free, and it has since become one of the industry benchmarks in how well computers can perform in recognition.

How Humans Are Teaching Computers To See and Understand Photos

Sol Neelman: Weird Sports — zPhotoJournal

Sol Neelman: Weird Sports

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I used to use a 400mm f2.8 lens for covering college football, in large part because we were stuck on the sidelines. My #1 lens for shooting Weird Sports is my Canon 35mm f1.4, in part because I’m not battling a sports information director for access. There are times like with Drag Queen Prom Dress Rugby that I was actually on the pitch taking photos with players flying around me.

Sol Neelman: Weird Sports — zPhotoJournal

Hearing and Feeling What Photographers Are Saying – NYTimes.com

Hearing and Feeling What Photographers Are Saying

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In his 35-year career as a master black-and-white printer, Chuck Kelton has held some of the most important negatives in history: from Ansel Adams’s “Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico” to Alfred Eisenstaedt’s “V-J Day in Times Square.” So it makes sense that when he is in his darkroom with his chemicals and classical music, nobody can – or should – disturb him.

“Everything is so vulnerable in there,” he said. “Just a spec of spit could lead to a disaster.”

Hearing and Feeling What Photographers Are Saying – NYTimes.com

Khalik Allah – Shoot Cameras, Not Guns: Harlem Streets | LensCulture

Khalik Allah – Shoot Cameras, Not Guns: Harlem Streets

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Photography is my inside joke with God. He alone knows that time doesn’t exist. I use photography as a tool to extend the now; not to preserve the past. The past cannot be preserved because it does not exist. So to me, photography is a testament to time’s vulnerability.
Shoot cameras, not guns. And raise sons righteous. I follow the injunction to love God supremely and your neighbor as yourself. All of this is brought into my photography. Photography is a dissemination point for me to say that there is beauty in everyone.

I only shoot at night…I want to remind people we’re in outer space…I photosynthesize under the street-lamps with the hood champs and the impoverished.

Khalik Allah – Shoot Cameras, Not Guns: Harlem Streets | LensCulture

Brian M. Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky present a dark vision of childhood fun in their series, “The Children.”

Brian M. Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky present a dark vision of childhood fun in their series, “The Children.”

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Photographs of children, especially children playing, tend to be a little hokey and predictable. That’s a pitfall that Brian M. Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky try to avoid in their series “The Children,” which makes summertime play look half magical/half nightmarish.

Brian M. Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky present a dark vision of childhood fun in their series, “The Children.”