The right-wing media’s rallying cry: anti-lockdown edition

On Monday, Joshua A. Bickel, on assignment for the Columbus Dispatch, took a photo that went viral. Bickel was in the Ohio statehouse, where he’d been sent, in the absence of a furloughed colleague, to film a briefing by Mike DeWine, the governor. His

ON MONDAY, Joshua A. Bickel, on assignment for the Columbus Dispatch, took a photo that went viral. Bickel was in the Ohio statehouse, where he’d been sent, in the absence of a furloughed colleague, to film a briefing by Mike DeWine, the governor. His photo captured a group of protesters, mid-cry, as they clamored just outside a window. Two of the protesters had “TRUMP” hats on; another was wearing a Guy Fawkes mask. They were not respecting social-distancing guidelines. In recent days, the image has circulated online as the visual encapsulation of an angry new cause: right-wing opposition to stay-at-home orders. Liberals shared the photo mockingly, likening the protesters to zombies from the movie Shaun of the Dead. That made Bickel feel uncomfortable. “These people aren’t zombies,” he told Slate. “They’re people, and we don’t know what they’re dealing with.”

Photographer Zwelethu Mthethwa Sentenced to 18 Years for Murder | PDNPulse

Zwelethu Mthethwa, the South African photographer convicted of murdering a sex worker in April 2013, was sentenced today to 18 years in jail. Judge Patricia Goliath said the “callousness, cruelty and brutality” of the crime warranted more than the 15-year

Jack Shainman Gallery, which has represented Mthethwa since 2006, has recently moved his name off their artists’ roster, but continue to sell some of his prints.

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Kleiner Perkins is an American venture capital firm headquartered on Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park in Silicon Valley.

A Portuguese photographer, Daniel Rodrigues — who only five years ago was unemployed and had to sell his gear to buy food and pay the rent — has been named Ibero-American Photographer of the Year in the fourth POY Latam contest. Santi Palacios of Spain was awarded second place and Andres Kudacki of Argentina took third.
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Photographer Zwelethu Mthethwa Found Guilty of Murder | PDNPulse

A court in South Africa has convicted photographer Zwelethu Mthethwa of the 2013 murder of Nokuphila Kumalo, 23, a sex worker, in a suburb of Cape Town, several South African newspapers have reported. Bail for Mthethwa, a graduate of the Rochester Institu

Bail for Mthethwa, a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology who is represented by Jack Shainman Gallery, was revoked while he awaits sentencing.

James O’Keefe Accidentally Stings Himself

A failed attack on George Soros is part of a new era of secretly funded political hit jobs.

Amateurish spies like James O’Keefe III attempt to sway the 2016 campaign.

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How You’re Making Facebook a Money Machine

The social media addiction of customers is feeding astonishing profits.

What you do when waiting for the bus or avoiding work goes a long way to explaining a tectonic shift in business and media.

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How The Onion Covers Politics

The satirical news organization uses a mix of stock photos with its own imagery

The satirical news organization uses a mix of stock photos with its own imagery

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Photography Team at Olympics Cycling Event Robbed in Rio de Janeiro

Photography safety is a growing concern leading up to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This past weekend, a group of photographers were

Four women, among them human rights activist Nadia Vera, were also murdered along with the 31-year-old photojournalist Espinosa in what Francisco Goldman in The New Yorker called “The Colonia Narvarte massacre” after the name of the middle-class neighborhood were they were killed, execution-style.

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Google’s $6 Billion Miscalculation on the EU – Bloomberg Business

Google also started pointing users searching for photographs (of a celebrity, for example) to large high-definition images presented in an easy-to-scroll-through carousel. Photo agencies such as Getty Images, which had its own photo search engine, saw their traffic plummet. Even worse, some Getty clients stopped paying to license pictures because they could easily copy them off Google. “Google became the No. 1 source for the piracy of images,” says John Lapham, general counsel at Seattle-based Getty, which became an official complainant to the EU antitrust case in June.

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Photojournalist Loses Life's Work After Burglars Steal Hard Drives

Camera gear may be expensive and painful to have stolen, but your photos are priceless and devastating to lose. A photographer's worst nightmare just

They contained an estimated 30,000 to 50,000 photos captured over the course of his 35 year photography career.

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Steve McCurry's Assistant Charged In $654,258 Print, Book Theft

Photographer Steve McCurry's assistant Bree DeStephano, 32, has been arrested and charged for theft and related offenses, according to Chester (PA) County district attorney Tom Hogan. DeStephano is charged with stealing prints, books, and other items from

stolen prints included some of McCurry's most famous images: Afghan Girl, Vertical Dust Storm, The Blue City, and Bengali Woman and Child. In addition to the prints, Hogan says, she sold stolen books as well through various aliases on multiple Web sites

The Killing of Osama bin Laden · LRB 20 May 2015

Would bin Laden, target of a massive international manhunt, really decide that a resort town forty miles from Islamabad...

The White House’s story might have been written by Lewis Carroll: would bin Laden, target of a massive international manhunt, really decide that a resort town forty miles from Islamabad would be the safest place to live and command al-Qaida’s operations? He was hiding in the open. So America said

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The Islamic State issues guide on when it’s okay to beat your sex slave

The jihadist organization supposedly published a pamphlet with 27 guidelines for how to treat your female slave.

The pamphlet says it is permissible to capture any "unbelieving" women and have sex with her "immediately" if she is a virgin. If she is not, though, it mandates that "her uterus must be purified" first. It offers no further detail on what that means.

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Photographer Zwelethu Mthethwa's Murder Trial Delayed Again | PDNPulse

The trial of photographer Zwelethu Mthethwa, who has been charged with the 2013 murder of an alleged sex worker in a suburb of Cape Town, South Africa, has been postponed six months because no judge is available, the Daily Maverick newspaper reports. Mthe

Every digital image must be touched by software before you see it. But when each pixel is affected, who decides what is true?

U.S. staged secret operation into Syria to rescue Americans

Senior White House officials meeting on purported beheading of American journalist James Foley.

President Obama said Wednesday that the United States “will be vigilant and we will be relentless” against Islamic State militants and would “do what’s necessary to see that justice is done” following the videotaped execution of an American journalist.