The Scientists Who Track Climate Change in the Field – The New York Times

Over the past decade, Lucas Foglia’s photographic exploration of the relationship between people and nature has given him a glimpse of the effects of a changing climate from Texas to Sweden. But his interest in climate science started in 2012, after Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on his family’s farm on Long Island, N.Y. For Mr. Foglia, the urge to better understand the forces that contributed to that destruction meant seeking out the unsung individuals who track those forces every day.

The WIRED Guide to Digital Security | WIRED

IN AN AGE of nonstop breaches and hacks, getting a handle on your own digital security matters more than ever. But everyone has their own threat model—a set of concerns unique to themselves. The average smartphone user doesn’t need to know what a Faraday cage is; an NSA contractor probably already has a good grasp of security basics. (Or … do they?) In this guide, we’ve included a few ways to improve your online security posture based on those different levels of risk. These won’t prevent the next megabreach or banish ransomware from the earth. They’re not all-encompassing. But they’ll help get you in the mindset of the types of steps you should be taking based on your particular situation. And they’ll help ensure that the next time you read one of those paralyzing headlines, it doesn’t apply to you.

Visual Tech Losers of 2017 and Winners of 2018 – Kaptur

Sometimes, great things come out of defeat. Especially in the startup world. As we look back at the year past, we take one last look at what failed, with the hope that they will generate great, unsuspected outcomes.   As well, we take a peek at 2018 and its probable heroes, with the firm understanding that our vision just might not be that accurate.

Instagram Freebooting Is Out of Control and the Company Is Letting It Happen | Fstoppers

As Instagram evolves, copyright violations don’t seem to be an issue for this social media giant. More images mean more views which mean more ad revenue, and there is zero incentive for Instagram to take any serious action against reposters, lost as it is in this huge gray area of what constitutes a breach of intellectual property.

Hopeful Images From 2017 – The Atlantic

After another year of news stories that produced photos that can often be difficult or disturbing to view, I’ve made it a tradition to compose an essay of uplifting images from the past year. The following are images of personal victories, families and friends at play, expressions of love and compassion, volunteers at work, assistance being given to those in need, or simply small, pleasant moments. While composing these, I am always reminded of one of my favorite quotes from Mr. Rogers, who once said that when he was young and saw scary things in the news, “My mother would say to me ‘look for the helpers—you will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers—so many caring people in this world.”

The Devil Out Here |

Polly Sykes, the mother of 15-year-old Demetrius Griffin Jr., whose body was found burned in a trash can on the West Side of Chicago in September 2016, spoke to her friends and family at a vigil held in his honor: “The devil is out here, and he’s busy.”

The Best Work I Saw at Review Santa Fe, Part 2 | A Photo Editor

If you saw the headline today, you’ll know this article is the second, (and final) installment of a brief series about the best work I saw at Review Santa Fe 2017.

N&O photojournalist Corey Lowenstein dies of cancer | News & Observer

“She had a warm, generous personality, a great sense of humor and connected easily with all kinds of people,” said N&O Executive Editor John Drescher. “She left her mark on our journalism and on all of us. We mourn for our loss and especially are sad for (husband) Michael (and sons) Brady and Cooper.”

“I want to mourn him but I can’t”: the missing photojournalist and the battle to find him | Prospect Magazine

It’s more than three years since Kamaran Najm was captured in Iraq. Now his friends have lifted the media blackout

House Divided – Witness

hat does it feel like when you are living on the edge… to be perpetually on the edge of losing, say, a part of your house? Or waking up to find that your house is divided with your living room in your own country, but your kitchen now residing within enemy-occupied territory?

Undergraduate Photography Now 2017 | LENSCRATCH

Now in it’s sixth iteration, Undergraduate Photography Now has been a program striving to support college aged artists from the 6 New England states. Hoping to showcase some of the best and brightest fresh talent, students from both certificate and bachelor’s programs majoring in photography are asked to submit to this exhibition and portfolio reviewing opportunity. Today we are excited to showcase the winners featured in the exhibition, that is now on display at the Griffin Museum of Photography for the month of December. Congratulations to all!

Photographers edit photographers: Photos show the perilous journeys of young Afghan migrants and refugees – The Washington Post

Alixandra Fazzina is a photographer whose great impact has been through exposing the treacherous journeys that migrants and refugees face because of conflict. And yet in capturing these streams of people, she never forgets about the individual.

This is what Fazzina’s colleague, Benedicte Kurzen, noticed through editing her work for our latest installment of the In Sight series “PHOTOGRAPHERS edit PHOTOGRAPHERS.”

Léonard Pongo Wins $5000 Visura Grant for Work on Congo | PDNPulse

Léonard Pongo has won the 2017 Visura Grant for Outstanding Personal Project, for his long-term project “The Uncanny,” about daily life in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Pongo, a member of Noor who was named a PDN’s 30 photographer in 2016, will receive a $5000 cash prize and a 90-minute consultation with editor and curator Scott Thode.

2017 in Photos: Wrapping Up the Year – The Atlantic

As the year comes to a close, it’s time to take a look back at some of the most memorable events and images of 2017. Among the events covered in this essay (the last of a three-part photo summary of the year): California wildfires, the resignation of Robert Mugabe, the funeral of a Thai king, Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico, we bid farewell to the Cassini spacecraft, and much more. See also: the Top 25 News Photos of 2017 and the Year in Photos Part 1 and Part 2. The series comprises 120 images in all. Warning: Some of the photos may contain graphic or objectionable content.

Searching for a new experience of Congo – The Washington Post

Leonard Pongo’s photographs of Congo are raw and guttural. They radiate with the sort of unease that comes with discovering a long-sought-out place — one that forms part of the photographer’s heritage, despite the fact that Pongo had to wait until his early 20s to experience it for himself.

Opinion: Killing Net Neutrality is Bad for Pro Creators and Growing Businesses

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is driving forward a vote to kill net neutrality, scheduled to happen next week on December 14th. We’re adding our voice in opposition to this potentially devastating decision. Maintaining net neutrality is vital to emerging tech companies like PhotoShelter, and it’s also vital to independent creative businesses like the pro photographers we serve.

This season, we’ve partnered with Feature Shoot for The Photographer’s Ultimate Holiday Wish List. Inside, 34 professional photographers share their most wanted items. Some are after the latest gear, while others are seeking inspiration from books, films and experiences. There’s no question you’ll find tons of gift ideas for the photographers in your life, or even a little something for yourself.

2017 in Photos: A Look at the Middle Months – The Atlantic

As the year comes to a close, it’s time to take a look back at some of the most memorable events and images of 2017. Among the events covered in this essay (the second of a three-part photo summary of the year): Hurricane Harvey hits Texas, France elects a new president, wildfires rage in Portugal and in California, white nationalists hold a torchlight march at the University of Virginia, a total solar eclipse crosses the United States, and much more. See also: the Top 25 News Photos of 2017, the Year in Photos Part 1, and coming tomorrow, Part 3. The series will comprise 120 images in all. Warning: Some of the photos may contain graphic or objectionable content.

Google Pixel 2 vs iPhone X (vs Leica Q) – PhotoShelter Blog

Last year when the Google Pixel was announced, we compared it to its closest competitor, the iPhone 7. And then for fun, we compared those images against the Leica Q since they all share a equivalent field-of-view to a full frame 28mm lens. This year, Google and Apple both announced hardware upgrades that scored top marks according to DxO, so we decided it was time to see how the Google Pixel 2 ($649) and the iPhone X ($999) compare to the Leica Q ($4250).