Link: Thomas Hawk Digital Connection » Blog Archive » Google Unveils Cutting Edge Photography Tools to Make Your Photos Look Better and the World A More Beautiful Looking Place
Google unveiled significant new innovation in the world of online photography this morning, continuing their rapid development pace on Google+. All in, Google+ pushed out 41 new features today.
Link: Peter van Agtmael Discusses Why He Photographed the Iraq War – NYTimes.com
“Photojournalists on War,” an oral history of the Iraq war by those who documented it from the front lines, was published this month by the University of Texas Press. The book consists of interviews conducted by Michael Kamber, who covered the war for eight years for The New York Times and is a co-founder of the Bronx Documentary Center.
Link: PDN Pulse » Blog Archive » No Sense of Irony In Hansen “Fake” Journalism Accusation
ExtremeTech also “updated” their blog post with a link to the WPP statement and the counterargument by Krawetz, but their headline remains: “How the 2013 World Press Photo of the Year was faked with Photoshop.”
Link: Hansen’s World Press Winning Photo Not Fake… Just Unbelievable — BagNews
This wave of drama over Paul Hansen’s World Press winning photo would never have happened if the photo wasn’t processed to the extent to make almost anyone question — the second time in the past couple months — whether it might not be real
Link: Image Singulières 2013: Ad Van Denderen | Le Journal de la Photographie
With this new project “So blue, so blue” in color this time ,the method is the same even though it is very different aesthetically Ad Van Denderen spent 5 years travelling around the Mediterean to show the absurdity of globalisation.
Link: Image Authentication and Forensics | Fourandsix Technologies – Blog – World Press Photo Contest: The Importance of Restraint
This situation clearly illustrates the importance of showing restraint in any forensic image analysis. When applying any forensic test, it is critically important that you be mindful of exactly what that test can reveal, and not draw any broader conclusions
Link: Margaret Sullivan to look into Times photo policy following questionable Photoshop comment | Poynter.
New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan has promised to examine Times photo policies after T Magazine editor Deborah Needleman made an offhand reference about wanting to Photoshop a model on the magazine’s cover.
Link: Why Can’t We Take Pictures in Art Museums? | ARTnews
“You are fighting an uphill battle if you restrict,” says Nina Simon, director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History and author of The Participatory Museum. “Even in the most locked-down spaces, people will still take pictures and you’ll still find a million of these images online. So why not support it in an open way that’s constructive and embraces the public?”
Link: The Two-Way Street That Is Snooping and the News Media – NYTimes.com
So at the same time The Associated Press, a nonprofit news organization owned by various media agencies, was responding to government intrusion into its affairs, another news service, Bloomberg, was responding to complaints from clients that it was peering into private matters.
Link: WorldPress Photo
“We have reviewed the RAW image, as supplied by World Press Photo, and the resulting published JPEG image. It is clear that the published photo was retouched with respect to both global and local color and tone. Beyond this, however, we find no evidence of significant photo manipulation or compositing. Furthermore, the analysis purporting photo manipulation is deeply flawed, as described briefly below.”