Photographer Jill Greenberg has launched an online directory in an effort to promote women photographers for advertising jobs, film and television key art, and magazine covers. Called Alreadymade, the platform serves as a resource for clients looking to hire experienced women photographers. To be included on the site, photographers have to have shot at least three ad campaigns, and have handled productions with budgets north of $125,000. Forty-nine women photographers are now listed on Alreadymade, and Greenberg says she plans to continue adding to the list.
The EU has a new data protection law, the so-called GDPR, the General Data Protection Regulation, or as we Germans like to call it: “Datenschutzgrundverordnung” (Gesundheit!). The rules took effect on May 25th and so far it’s pretty chaotic: in the EU we cannot reach some newspapers in the outside world because they cannot comply with the new rules.
A federal judge ruled Monday that millions of the social network’s users can proceed as a group with claims that its photo-scanning technology violated an Illinois law by gathering and storing biometric data without their consent. Damages could be steep — a fact that wasn’t lost on the judge, who was unsympathetic to Facebook’s arguments for limiting its legal exposure.
Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid, also known as Shawkan, has been awarded the 2018 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano Press Freedom Prize. Shawkan has been in jail since August 2013 after being arrested for covering the August 2013 Rabaa massacre. He’s also facing the death penalty after the prosecutor reportedly called for it last year.
The Field Guide to Security Training in the Newsroom (a collaboration between OpenNews staff; Amanda Hickman, formerly of Buzzfeed Open Lab; Kevin O’Gorman, integration manager at The Globe and Mail and a slew of contributors) is full of useful information about topics like setting up secure messaging apps, password management and two-factor authentication. It also provides necessary tips and resources for those accidental experts sharing it, like lesson plans and games.
The Wall Street Journal has published an article (behind a paywall) titled “How Pizza Night Can Cost More in Data Than Dollars.” In it, the WSJ examines subtle ways you may be handing over personal data to Facebook and other high-tech companies during a quiet evening at home.
Photographer Andy Grimm was shot at around 10 p.m. on September 4th, 2017, when he pulled into a parking lot to shoot photos of a nearby traffic stop. Clark County deputy Jake Shaw, believing that Grimm was pulling a rifle out of his car, opened fire, hitting Grimm in the arm and stomach.
Mr. Grewal is right: This wasn’t a breach in the technical sense. It is something even more troubling: an all-too-natural consequence of Facebook’s business model, which involves having people go to the site for social interaction, only to be quietly subjected to an enormous level of surveillance. The results of that surveillance are used to fuel a sophisticated and opaque system for narrowly targeting advertisements and other wares to Facebook’s users.
“Seeking the death penalty for a photographer who simply covered an opposition demonstration is a political punishment, not an act of justice,” RSF said. “Shawkan’s only crime was trying to do his job as a photographer. He must be freed at once.”
But the photographer, Kamran Yousuf, 21, has been stuck in jail since September — the victim, his friends and family say, of the Indian authorities’ strange and harsh definition of what a “real” journalist is.
Photojournalist Doug Mills made headlines back in November 2017 by Tweeting a black “photo” to protest the lack of access provided to the White House Travel Pool while President Trump was attending the APEC Summit in Vietnam.
However, Mills had much more positive things to say in a new interview that just aired yesterday on C-SPAN. Having covered both the Trump and Obama administrators, Mills stated that photographers are actually getting “a lot more” access to the current administration.
The news agency Reuters has published a detailed investigation into the massacre of 10 Rohingya men by Myanmar soldiers and villagers, saying that the work led the Myanmar authorities to arrest two of its reporters.
To my friends: I have withdrawn from the 18,000-plus member Facebook group “Kern County of Old” and have removed all of the contributions I’ve made to the site after the group’s administrators removed one of my photos.
South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reports that on Sunday, Reuters filed several photos of the Olympic cauldron being lit with fire during a rehearsal at the Olympic Main Stadium. There are strict media embargoes that are designed to prevent these details from being published, and Reuters violated them by publishing the photos without permission. Reuters then reportedly took the photos down after both the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the PyeongChang organizing committed protested the publishing of the pictures.
Fearing that his attackers would spot him from a distance, the investigative journalist Taha Siddiqui threw off his bright red sweater as he jumped into a ditch and crawled through mud and shrubs to reach a highway in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi.
Wednesday will mark exactly one year since Mohamed was captured in Syria on his way back to the Turkish border after accompanying the Gift of the Givers. The two drivers who were captured with him were released immediately, being told that Mohamed had been held for “questioning”.