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How Google and Facebook Are Slowly Strangling Their Digital Offspring | Vanity Fair

The conventional wisdom used to be that digital natives were the only journalism businesses that would thrive. But big layoffs at BuzzFeed and HuffPost show that the Web’s dominant companies can’t be trusted to build a news business on.

A Son of Immigrants Contemplates What His Life Might Have Been – The New York Times

Through photographs of celebration, mourning and everyday life in his parents’ hometown, Manila, Lawrence Sumulong searches for what his life could have been.

The Half King Is Dead. Long Live the Half King. – The New York Times

The Half King, a bar and restaurant in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, has been for the better part of two decades a watering hole for writers, photographers and filmmakers. On a given afternoon, you might have seen journalists and their editors discussing projects over coffee at one of the pub’s wooden booths. You may have passed publicists sharing baskets of jalapeño poppers with prospective authors in the adjacent dining room. You may have overheard war-hardened combat photographers swapping violent scenes of faraway places over $5 happy hour draft beers along the lengthy stretch of bar top.

Ranching families on Cheyenne River Reservation face a choice: Staying in an industry they can’t keep up with or leaving the only life they’ve known – The Washington Post

Photographer Emily Schiffer has dedicated no small part of her career to documenting the lives of people living on the Cheyenne River Reservation. In September 2017, In Sight published some of that work: “Playful and poetic: The children of the Cheyenne River Reservation.” Schiffer’s work goes beyond the usual portrayals of poverty and alcohol addiction that many mainstream media outlets have published from that region and its people throughout the years.

The digital winter turns apocalyptic – Columbia Journalism Review

THIS WEEK, AS A LONG-PREDICTED collapse seemed to hit digital media, we saw a few of the tried-and-true ways managers use to explain to employees why they’re  laying them off.

#Freelancelife AMA with Melissa Lyttle – PhotoShelter Blog

We often talk about the impact of social media on the photography industry. One thing less discussed, though, is how photographers can harness their own social media influence to help their peers. Enter Melissa Lyttle.

The digital winter turns apocalyptic – Columbia Journalism Review

THIS WEEK, AS A LONG-PREDICTED collapse seemed to hit digital media, we saw a few of the tried-and-true ways managers use to explain to employees why they’re  laying them off.

Rolling Deep with the Black Cowboys of the Mississippi Delta – Feature Shoot

Hailing from Maine, photographer Rory Doyle headed South and set up shop, working as a freelance editorial and commercial photographer in Cleveland, Mississippi, the heart of the Mississippi Delta. Here he began a series of work titled Delta Hill Riders, a portrait of Black cowboys today. Here, Doyle shares his experiences creating these photographs, portraits of a way of life whose history is still being told.

John Vink – Refugees

We have decided, since this problem of refugees, migrants and other pariahs does not date from yesterday, to show the precious photographic work of John Vink who, from the eighties until the dawn of the year two thousand, has crisscrossed the world to document the fate of refugees with rare precision and stubbornness. From the forced departure of their country, to the arrival and the attempt to rebuild a “normal” life. It is then the whole process of this uprooting which appears to us in a respectful, dignified and talented iconography.

Documenting the European migrant crisis from the inside

Refugees, immigrants, and first-generation citizens are joining forces for a new group show, In Transit, which shares the untold stories from the crisis.

Photographing the Yazidis in Iraq as They Struggle to Rebuild Their Lives – The New York Times

Emilienne Malfatto has been documenting the lives of Yazidis, who returned to their ancestral homeland after ISIS was routed from the city in 2015.

The Civil Rights Movement Photographer Who Was Also an F.B.I. Informant – The New York Times

Which made it all the more astounding when, a few years after his death in 2007, the truth came out. Starting in the early 1960s, Withers had spent nearly two decades as a paid informant of the F.B.I., feeding its agents information about the activists he photographed. He not only informed; he took requests. At one anti-Vietnam War march, he was asked to photograph all of the 30-odd protesters, taking special care to catch all their faces, and he turned 80 8-by-10 prints over to his F.B.I. contact. On occasion, he sold his work to a local paper, then gave copies to the bureau. His daughter Rosalind, the youngest of his nine children and the one who handles his estate, was blindsided when the news came out via a series of FOIA requests and legal fights undertaken by Marc Perrusquia, a reporter from The Commercial Appeal in Memphis. Perrusquia wrote about Withers and the revelation of his intelligence work in his own book, “A Spy in Canaan,” which was published last year. It’s a smart journalist’s book, crisply marching through Withers’s F.B.I. records and the paper’s battle to pry them out of the government’s grip.

Reconciling Heritage and Hope Between Chicago and Mexico – The New York Times

A few years ago, Daniel Ramos’s grandmother asked him just how did he make a living as a photographer. Grants, he replied. His grandmother was puzzled: Do they pay you in food?

Google Search Could Ditch All Photo Thumbnails Under EU Copyright Law

In September 2018, the European Parliament voted in favor of the highly controversial EU Copyright Directive, which aims to “harmonize” copyright law across Europe. But critics argue the law could destroy the open Web, and now Google is showing an eye-opening look at what its search results could soon look like.

The Best Work I Saw at the Medium Festival of Photography: Part 2 | A Photo Editor

CJ Pressma is one of the types of people I alluded to above, as he’s been involved with photography at a high level since before I was born. CJ was visiting from Louisville, where he ran a residency program for many years.

With Foreign Bureaus Slashed, Freelancers are Filling the Void – At Their Own Risk

Since then, freelancers have increasingly filled the void. These include both Western journalists working in conflict zones around the world, as well as local journalists working in their own non-Western countries.

The New York Times’ Photographic Double Standard – PhotoShelter Blog

In covering the terrorist attack on a Nairobi hotel that killed at least 21 people by Shahab extremists, The New York Times decided to publish an image of a bullet-riddled body taken by Khalil Senosi. Photo Twitter was outraged, and Poynter wrote about the “hard choice” the NYT made regarding the selection.

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