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EU Copyright Directive puts future of Google News in doubt – 9to5Google

The future of Google News in Europe is now in doubt as EU member states approved The EU Copyright Directive. The new law – which could see Google having to pay publishers to include brief snippets in search results – was previously passed by the European Parliament, but was subject to approval by individual countries.

Trey Ratcliff Wrote a Book Exposing How People Cheat at Instagram

Brands spent an estimated $2 billion on marketing through Instagram “influencers” in 2017, and that number is expected to balloon to $10 billion by 2020. The game has become so lucrative that many people are finding all kinds of ways to fake influence in order to reap the rewards. Popular photographer Trey Ratcliff has written a new book that exposes these “cunning tricks.”

Bruce Gilden Has Balls | Leicaphilia

I like Gilden. It takes a lot of balls to walk up to someone on the street and push a flash camera in their face. Does it take some special photographic talent? No. But that’s not the point. It takes a certain unified vision. The point is Gilden has created an aesthetic unique to him and hasn’t much deviated from it in 50 years. As such, he’s created a large, coherent body of work. I’ve heard people criticize his work, claiming it gimmicky and artless, something any 8th grader would be capable of. Could your kid have taken these pictures? Yes. But your kid didn’t, and Gilden did, just like it would have been within your kid’s skill set to have painted Jackson Pollock’s Alchemy, 1947. Your kid didn’t, because your kid would have never considered the aesthetic potential inherent in the medium. The genius of Pollock -and Gilden- is having seen the aesthetic others missed.

Jordan Gale: It Is What It Is | LENSCRATCH

In 2017, we featured the work of Jordan Gale as one of the Honorable Mention nods for the Lenscratch Student Award. I was moved by his work and it has stayed with me over the past two years. Jordan has an innate ability to tell stories, in particular his own–of family, poverty, and drug abuse. His insightful photographs and honest narration of what he has learned from who he was and where he came from is an amazing tribute to a young photographer. His images are dark, jittery, and truthful, perfectly capturing life on the edge.

Harvey Stein: Mexico Between Life and Death | LENSCRATCH

This is how Harvey Stein has come to know Mexico. Over the course of his fourteen trips there between 1993 and 2010, Stein captured the vibrancy of public ritual and myth in city streets as well as intimate moments of joy, irony, and grief. His photographs are presented in a new book titled Mexico Between Life and Death, published by Kehrer Verlag. The images in the book appear as small vignettes within the whole, as Stein seeks to inspect the many aspects of Mexican culture as it relates to death, religion, and myth. We see masks, dogs, children, expressions of affection or despair, dancing, and grieving – all a part of the celebration of death in Mexico not as an end to something, but a spoke in the wheel of life.

How Photojournalism and Tech Intersect in “Texting Syria” – PhotoShelter Blog

Our fascination with the relationship between photography and technology is no secret—in fact, it’s the subject of our latest podcast. We believe that understanding the impact of technology on society at large and our daily interactions with visual media is essential to understanding the future of photography.

Magical Photos of Childhood Summers in a Small Austrian Village – Feature Shoot

In her project I am Waldviertel, Dutch photographer Carla Kogelman travels to the Austrian region of Waldviertel to the small village of Merkenbrechts, population less than 200. Here, Kogelman transports us into an eternal moment of fleeting childhood summers, a moment where time eclipses in that it is both fast with outdoor adventure, and slow with restless boredom—imagination and play often being its only respite.

Photo of ‘Crying Girl on the Border’ Wins World Press Photo 2019

Getty Images photographer John Moore has won the prestigious World Press Photo Contest for 2019 for his photo titled “Crying Girl on the Border.” The photo was selected from among 78,801 submitted by 4,738 photographers.

World Press Photo Story of the Year nominee: The Migrant Caravan

The migrant caravan is part of a larger project called Love Stories, an exhibition and film project about the global refugee crisis where we have partnered with UNHCR Sweden. Nikon was also one of the partners in the development of the first stage of this project. There are many stages/chapters left in the whole Love Stories project and the exhibition is planned for 2021.

World Press Photo Story of the Year nominee: The Yemen Crisis

As a photographer, I have worked extensively in the Middle East and Central Asia. I lived in Kabul from 2010 to 2015 where I started my ongoing relationship with The Washington Post. In 2015, I moved to Beirut and now my work focuses on the consequences of the conflicts in the area.

A Mexican Photographer Explores the Enduring Bonds of Her Indigenous Culture – The New York Times

Among the indigenous people from Yalálag in Mexico’s Oaxaca state, these ties bind them to one another, no matter where they may have migrated in search of opportunity. Citlali Fabián’s parents hailed from there, moved to Mexico City, and returned to Oaxaca City, which is 90 grueling kilometers away from Yalálag. But no matter where Ms. Fabián lived, her heritage kept her — and others — close to the cradle of her people, who descended from the Zapotecs.