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Larry Torno – Life in the Midwest

It’s interesting to note that although it’s called “Life” in the Midwest, there is an obvious absence of humankind in these images. That’s  because the “life” I am referring to is not humanity, but rather, my observations made as I absorb my surroundings.

Adobe’s new AI tool automatically spots Photoshopped faces – The Verge

The world is becoming increasingly anxious about the spread of fake videos and pictures, and Adobe — a name synonymous with edited imagery — says it shares those concerns. Today, it’s sharing new research in collaboration with scientists from UC Berkeley that uses machine learning to automatically detect when images of faces have been manipulated.

Thoughts about Deepfakes – Thoughts of a Bohemian

Certified trust will soon become the most important value for visual content. Trust that images or videos are not altered in any way that could deceive the viewer. No fake images or montage, no biased alterations. By imposing accountability, the lines between deception and truthfulness would be clearly defined. And moral responsibility reestablish. That is the only way to combat deepfakes.

The Winning Photos of the 2019 Nat Geo Travel Photo Contest

National Geographic has announced the winners of its 2019 Travel Photo Contest. Photographer Weimin Chu won the $7,500 grand prize for his Cities photo “Greenlandic Winter,” which shows the fishing village of Upernavik in Greenland.

How this Syrian filmmaker captured war first-hand

When civil war broke out in Syria, Waad Al-Kateab picked up the camera – and didn’t put it down. The resulting documentary, co-directed with Edward Watts, humanises a conflict most of us only know through statistics.

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Photographer Stephen Dupont looks back – a picture essay | Art and design | The Guardian

The renowned Australian photographer chooses 10 of his most memorable images and explains why they had an impact. He is talking at Aperture, the southern hemisphere’s largest photography conference, held from 22 to 23 June in Sydney

This is How Hong Kong Photojournalist Are Protesting Police Actions

Hong Kong police held a press conference yesterday to discuss the anti-extradition bill protests that have been raging this week. Photojournalists showed up to the presser wearing helmets, gas masks, and safety vests in protest of the excessive force they say police have been using against them.

“I’m an Outsider on the Inside”: An Interview with Bruce Davidson | The New Yorker

The photographer Bruce Davidson, who is eighty-five years old, has lived with his wife, Emily, in a rambling apartment on the Upper West Side for the past five decades. It is appointed with broken-in chairs and couches, an impressive folk-art collection, and has an extra bedroom, to accommodate visits from their four grandchildren. A bathroom has been transformed into a darkroom, complete with a custom-made Leitz enlarger and a fibre print washer installed in the claw-foot tub. An archive of Davidson’s prints and negatives are housed throughout the apartment in floor-to-ceiling shelving.

Photo Wake-up AI turns still photos of humans into living beings

It’s one more crack in the fabric of reality as we know it: Researchers at the University of Washington and Facebook have described their work on software that can take any image containing a human body—whether in a painting or a photograph—and automatically create an animated character that walks through the still image.

Appropriately, they call it Photo Wake-Up.

Jason Lee: Oklahoma | LENSCRATCH

Some months ago, I had the pleasure to be in conversation with photographer/actor Jason Lee at Arcana Books about his sold-out monograph, A Plain View. The book is a beautiful tribute to the genre of the Road Trip, his work reflects months on the road in Texas with his Graflex Speed Graphic view camera. The book is comprised of color photographs made throughout Texas over the course of 25 days between January and April of 2017 using expired Kodak 4×5 color films.

Muhammad Hidayat – The Sounds Of Dream « burn magazine

In that dream they came like shadows, voices, songs, light and gasp, they were so close, even closer than the clothes I wore. I felt like I was back to the beginning where I was walking alone in the middle of a crowd and felt cold in the middle of the blazing heat. Those dreams were so real and so clear that it made me constantly think about them.

Google Made $4.7 Billion From the News Industry in 2018, Study Says – The New York Times

The journalists who create that content deserve a cut of that $4.7 billion, said David Chavern, the president and chief executive of the alliance, which represents more than 2,000 newspapers across the country, including The New York Times.

Meet a Pro: Carol Guzy, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photojournalist

The only journalist to be honored with four Pulitzer Prizes, Carol Guzy was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and attended the local Northampton County Area Community College, graduating with an Associate’s degree in Registered Nursing.  But her true passion was photography, and that led her to enroll at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in Florida where she earned an Associate in Applied Science degree in Photography.

Michael Wolf’s homegoing comes after sunrise – Feature Shoot

When German photographer Michael Wolf died in Cheung Chau, Hong Kong, on April 24 at the age of 64, he left behind a prodigious body of work that spans 25 years as a photojournalist. Wolf spent the majority of his career in Asia creating work that defies easy categorization. Rather, Wolf moved as an outsider would, discovering value in the overlooked, mundane details of life and uncovering a deeper symbolic connection to the larger world.

Guy Mendes: The States Project: Kentucky | LENSCRATCH

I remember the first few weeks I started teaching at the University of Kentucky, I was walking around the art building which was my new home and I kept running into Guy Mendes. One has never encountered at more inviting and supportive fellow photographer. Ever since we met, he has been the first to congratulate me on a new fellowship or project. This is made even more meaningful considering Guy’s amazing career. Born in New Orleans in 1948, Guy migrated to the Bluegrass to attend UK in 1966 where he studied under the writer Wendell Berry who introduced him to Ralph Eugene Meatyard, who in turn introduced him to photography the likes of which he had never before encountered. It set him on a lifelong search for a different way of seeing through the camera, looking long and hard at the world at hand.

Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up – 7 June 2019 – Photojournalism Now

This week on Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up – it seems incredibly appropriate in a week when freedom of the press in Australia has come under attack to feature an exhibition of the 2018 Walkley award-winning photographs (our premier journalism awards). When the Australian Federal Police raided our national broadcaster, the ABC, and the home of a News Corp journalist, democracy itself was threatened. Let’s remember how important journalism is to our right as citizens to be informed. On the same theme, this week also features Patrick Brown’s exhibition on the plight of the Rohingya, No Place on Earth, showing at the Bronx Documentary Centre in New York.

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