CJR Special Report: Photojournalism’s moment of reckoning – Columbia Journalism Review

In interviews with more than 50 people, in a CJR investigation spanning more than five months, photojournalists described behavior from editors and colleagues that ranged from assault to unwanted advances to comments on their appearance or bodies when they were trying to work. And now, as the #MeToo moment has prompted change across a range of industries—from Hollywood to broadcasting to the arts—photojournalists are calling for their own moment of reckoning.

Tama Hochbaum: Over/Time: Imaging Landscape | LENSCRATCH

Tama Hochbaum has recently opened a multifaceted exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) in Raleigh, North Carolina. The work and exhibition are a beautiful tribute to the natural world and to the reverence of nature. Each unique piece artfully celebrates and examines her connection to the the woods where she often walks.  She is physically rooted in many of the pieces, allowing us to stand and contemplate, as she states, the “notion of watching oneself watching time pass.”

Q&A: Gus Powell on Street Photography as Poetry | PDN Online

“Pretzel” (2017) from Gus Powell’s ongoing series of personal street work called “Mise en Scène.” Powell tells students in his street photography classes “not to be sneaky, because you have people who are trying to shoot from the hip or be misleading, and if you get caught doing that—if you feel guilty, then you’re guilty. The most important thing for me is being open and present.”

Hunting the Con Queen of Hollywood | Hollywood Reporter

He was a freelance documentary photographer, 27 and eager, but not inexperienced. He’d worked in conflict zones for several prestige newspapers and magazines and shot ad campaigns for corporate clients. One day in late 2017, he opened his email to find an unusual message. The first thing he noticed was the sender’s name: Amy Pascal, the former co-chair of Sony Pictures Entertainment. That kind of thing didn’t happen every day.

Escaping Death in DR Congo – The Leica Camera Blog

Andrew Renneisen reports from Uganda with the Leica M240

Rachel Cox – Shiny Ghost « burn magazine

In this project I have documented the final years of my Grandmother’s life as she was suffering from a degenerative brain disease. The images were made during moments of conversation, gesture, and experiences of death. The variety of photographic approaches towards the subjects are representative of a frantic need to record all aspects of my knowledge of her (whether performative or candid) in a hopes that these moments could be pieced together again, attempting to construct a more accurate portrait of how I would remember her. My Grandmother and I had a tumultuous relationship, never thoroughly understood, and missed connections of tastes and values flourished throughout our entire lives. Looking back on this project, the photographs reveal a deeper language we had been sharing for years, constituted of mutual vulnerability and trust, acted upon even in death.

The Photo Book That Captured How the Soviet Regime Made the Truth Disappear | The New Yorker

The book is called “The Commissar Vanishes.” The title is, incongruously, literal. Its specific reference is to a photograph, from 1919, of a second-anniversary celebration of the October Revolution. In the picture, Vladimir Lenin stands at the top of a set of stairs, surrounded by many unidentified men and children and a few recognizable men, including Leon Trotsky, stationed just in front of Lenin. By the time the photograph was published, in 1967, Trotsky had disappeared: he had been airbrushed out, along with several other commissars.

I Helped Judge the 2018 Audubon Photography Contest. Here’s How We Did It. – PhotoShelter Blog

In late 2017 Sabine Meyer, the Photography Director of the National Audubon Society, approached me to join the jury for their annual photography awards contest following an introduction by wildlife and conservation photographer Melissa Groo. Melissa and I have served on the faculty of the Photography at the Summit Nature Workshop for the past several years, and I have nothing but respect for the advocacy work she does through her photography so I was happy to join her as a judge for the contest.

In Brazil’s Favelas, Caught Between Police and Gangsters – The New York Times

There is a cold, grim precision to the title of João Pina’s book “46750.” The figure refers to neither a postal code nor money saved. It represents murders in Rio de Janeiro in the decade from 2007 to 2016.

A New York-Trained Street Photographer Captures the Art of Walking in Los Angeles | The New Yorker

can’t be the only L.A. resident who, when leaving home for a walk—to the grocery store, to the dry cleaner, to Runyon Canyon—finds herself recalling the chorus of the Missing Persons song ”Walking in L.A.,” from 1982. Its key lyric—“Nobody walks in L.A.”—is not exactly true (although, when I first moved here, I was seized by panic and unable to cross the four lanes of traffic at the intersection of La Cienega and Sunset Boulevards, despite the glowing pedestrian man signalling my right of way). Tourists stroll down Hollywood Boulevard, squatting for photos with the Walk of Fame; selfie-stick wielders step staccato past the shiny storefronts of Rodeo Drive, attempting to get their designer bags in the same frame as the designer’s sign. One of the best ways to experience the rapidly changing area of downtown Los Angeles is to walk a mile-long stretch of South Broadway, from the “We Buy Gold” shops to the Ace Hotel. The city’s expanding metro-rail system—more than a hundred million people rode L.A.’s trains last year—means that people are finding new places to hang out and ways to get around that do not mandate time on the freeway.

Is photography stuck in a constantly repeating loop?

The ability to create photographic images has never been more available to the global population; its acceptance as an art form never more obvious in our museums, galleries, magazines and homes. Where once battles were held to place photographs on gallery walls, today blockbuster exhibitions featuring the work of Andreas Gursky, Richard Avedon and William Klein amongst so many others fill the gallery spaces and coffers. Things have changed, that’s for sure, in how we are shown and sold photography.

Is National Geographic Fine Art a Ripoff for Photographers?

I was surprised to learn the photographer only gets 5% of the total sale price. Artists in galleries commonly receive 40% to 50% of the sale price. Most US states where the prints are sold will earn more than the photographer in sales tax.

Nighttime New Jersey devoid of people – Feature Shoot

New Jersey photographer Matthew Dempsey used to live in Hoboken in New Jersey, a city across the Hudson River from Manhattan. After fifteen years of looking across the water at “the city that never sleeps”, he and his wife decided to leave all that behind.

I Opted Out at 500px But Getty Images is Selling My Photos Anyway

I immediately went back in to my 500px settings to check the licensing option, but this was definitely turned off. I then raised a support request with 500px to ask for the image to be removed and also explain why, despite opting out of licensing, this image had been taken by Getty to sell.

Nikon Coolpix P1000 camera finally announced with 24-3000mm 125x zoom | Nikon Rumors

The long-rumored Nikon Coolpix P1000 camera is finally officially announced. As previously reported, the new model has a 125x zoom lens (24-3000mm f/2.8-8), 4K UHD video, 16MP sensor, 7 fps, 5-stops VR and RAW files support!

Jill Greenberg Establishes Alreadymade, an Online Directory of Women Photographers – Feature Shoot

While women account for 85% of consumer purchasing power, they are woefully underrepresented behind the camera, creating the images behind entertainment and advertising campaigns. Male photographers account for 90% of the commercial work – a disparity fueled by the “boys club” mentality that is out of step with the times.

Photographer Jill Greenberg decided to address the issue head on with the creation of Alreadymade, an online director of women photographers, which she launched in tandem with a TEDx Talk titled “The Female Lens.” Here, Greenberg shines a light on the gender gap in the photography industry and the ways in which it reshapes the way we see the world.

Controversial Fair Use Copyright Ruling Faces Appeal | PDNPulse

Brammer sued Violent Hues Productions in 2017 for unauthorized use of a time-lapse photograph of the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC. Violent Hues, which organizes the annual Northern Virginia Film Festival, used Brammer’s photo on a website intended to provide festival attendees with information about lodging, transportation, and things to do in the northern Virginia/Washington D.C. area.