Jost Franko – Farming on the Frontline « burn magazine

In the land from where the eyes can see the Israeli border, Palestinian farmers try to make their living producing agricultural goods such as strawberries, oranges, grapefruits, olives, etc. The war in 2014, that lasted almost two months, has left the majority of Gazan farmers living in the buffer zones with their houses demolished or their land bulldozed – in worst cases, both. In 50 days long war that Israel called “Operation Protective Edge” more than 2,200 Palestinian lives were lost and about 17,200 homes totally destroyed, after 20,000 tons of explosive had been dropped on Gaza.

Photographer Says Artist Stole His Photo, Artist Claims ‘Remix’

South African photographer Graeme Williams was attending the opening of the Johannesburg Art Fair earlier this month when he was shocked to see his own photo on a gallery wall with credit being given to African American artist Hank Willis Thomas.

Shahidul Alam Denied Bail; Ordered Moved to New Jail Cell: #freeshahidulalam Update | PDNPulse

Shahidul Alam, the award-winning photographer, teacher, and founder of the photo agencies Drik Photo and Majority World, was denied bail at a hearing on September 11, 36 days after plainclothes police dragged him from his home. Alam has been charged under Section 57 of Bangladesh’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act, which criminalizes the sharing of information that “prejudices the image of the state or a person.” He had posted Facebook videos and given an interview to Al Jazeera in which he criticized the government for attacks on journalists and student protesters. Police filed a case claiming Alam had “spread false propaganda.” Human Rights Watch says Alam’s detention is “politically motivated,” and is being used by the government to demonstrate that “no one who dares criticize or challenge its actions will be spared.”

Makers and Craftsmen – The Leica Camera Blog

Adam shoots with the Leica M240, he enjoys the camera’s simplicity. “From an M6, to M9, to M240 and next an M10-P I never need waste time re-learning the tool”. The screen has proven to be incredibly practical on the job, he says that when he can make someone look better than they see themselves, something magical happens. The subject opens up and, as much as he loves film, the immediacy of digital has helped him a lot. Many of his craftsmen subjects know Leica and think of it as a well-built tool. Often, they even have their own family stories that relate to Leica. Tools are important to people who build things, though craftsmen value tools, they don’t get overwhelmed by them.

Voices of African Photography: Dancing with Casablanca’s light – The Washington Post

Voices of African Photography is a 10-part series presented in partnership with the African Photojournalism Database, a joint project of Everyday Africa and World Press Photo, to highlight the work of 10 African photographers and photojournalists.

Finalists in the 2018 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Each year to promote wildlife conservation, the folks behind The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards select the funniest photos of animals doing goofy things from hundreds of entries from around the world. The Guardian has a selection of photos from 2018’s finalists.

Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up – 14 September 2018 – Photojournalism Now

This week on Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up the spotlight is on New York. If you’re looking for a nostalgic view of Greenwich Village check out Village Voice staff photographer Fred W. McDarrah: New York Scenes at Steven Kasher. In keeping with historical tropes is The New Beginning for Italian Photography: 1945-1965 at Howard Greenberg. And for a contemporary view of photography, the seventh edition of Photoville kicks off in Brooklyn.

Why Dedicated Cameras Will Always Be (Optically) Better than Smartphones – PhotoShelter Blog

But despite the ability to perform 5 trillion operations a second, the iPhone still can’t do something your dedicated ILP camera can, namely, collect as much light. And when it comes to photography, true exposure (i.e. the total number of photons captured) is directly related to image quality.

Highlighting Freedom, Resilience and Diversity at Photoville in Brooklyn – The New York Times

Every September, thousands of visitors breathe life into a waterfront strip under the Brooklyn Bridge at Photoville, where shipping containers become galleries featuring a dizzying range of photographs. Themes of gender, social and ethnic diversity, resilience, freedom of speech, and immigration make this a perfect event for New York City and — presented by the Annenberg Space for Photography as of next spring — Los Angeles, both cities marked by thriving cultures built by people from different backgrounds.

Why we need different regulations for camera drones

Then I noticed a buzzing. Above us was a camera drone. And the more people started to notice it, the more the drone started to interact with the sunbathers. The drone started to lower down on small clusters of people, groups of friends. It swivelled its eye backwards and forwards, focusing from group to group. Girls with their shirts pulled up to get a tan quickly covered up and sat upright. Some people shielded their face. Some people ignored it. Some people gave it the finger.

Europe just voted to wreck the internet, spying on everything and censoring vast swathes of our communications / Boing Boing

Lobbyists for “creators” threw their lot in with the giant entertainment companies and the newspaper proprietors and managed to pass the new EU Copyright Directive by a hair’s-breadth this morning, in an act of colossal malpractice to harm to working artists will only be exceeded by the harm to everyone who uses the internet for everything else.

Quick Tip: How to Keep Your Image Files Readable Far into the Future | PDNPulse

Computer and data specialists warn that digital information we are creating right now may not be readable by machines and software programs of the future. As we explained in our story called “Four Steps You Can Take to Avoid the ‘Digital Dark Age,’” digital data that’s so easy to access now—including the digital image files of photographers—is at risk of disappearing forever. Hard drives will hardly last a decade, let alone a lifetime. Flash memory may eek out a few more years but may not endure a generation (if that).

Apple Unveils the iPhone XS and XS MAX: Smart HDR and Bokeh Slider

It allows you to adjust the photo’s depth of field after it’s captured from f/1.4 to f/16. You’ll be able to see the depth of field and bokeh change before your eyes as you use the slider.

Federal Court Reinstates Photographers’ Copyright Claim Against AP, NFL | PDNPulse

A federal appeals court in New York has reinstated a long-disputed copyright infringement claim against Associated Press (AP) and the National Football League (NFL), after the seven photographers involved in the case argued that a lower court erred in dismissing their claims.

Mexico Week: Adam Wiseman | LENSCRATCH

Rooted in what I learned at the International Center of Photography in NY and as a darkroom printer at the Magnum Photo Agency (also in NY) my personal work challenges the traditional format of documentary photography primarily the idea of  pursuing objectivity with an intrinsically subjective medium. My recent projects Moving Portraits (2013), Moving Stills (2015),  Tlatelolco Disproved (2014) and Free Architecture (2017-ongoing) are examples of how the processes can be integrated into the final presentation of a project to create an honest representation through subjectivity and transparency. – Adam Wiseman