Bill Cunningham Was So Alive | The New Yorker

This essay is adapted from the preface to “Fashion Climbing,” a posthumous memoir by the New York Times fashion photographer Bill Cunningham, to be published in September, by Penguin.

New study analyzes what’s driving the explosion in user-generated videos and hybrid photo-videos – Kaptur

Consumer video sure ain’t what it used to be. The category now includes numerous variations, ranging from full-length to short-form narratives, plus what could be called “phodeos”: hybrids of photos and videos such as Boomerang clips, Instagram Stories, and even the (now venerable) GIF animations. Due in large part to these new options that free consumers from the “one (huge) size fits all” straightjacket of the past, motion imaging is more popular now than ever.

Fund Your Work: Upcoming Photojournalism Grant and Fellowship Deadlines | PDNPulse

The application deadlines for two great funding and educational opportunities are quickly approaching. Magnum Foundation’s Photography and Social Justice Program supports early-career photographers “who are passionate about challenging injustice, pursuing social equality, and advancing human rights through photography,” the Foundation says in its description of the program. “This program especially aims to support people of color, women, gender non-conforming individuals, LGBTQ individuals, individuals who are part of racial, ethnic, or religious minority groups, and others whose authorship is unevenly represented within the field of documentary photography.”

Getty Images to be Fully Controlled by the Getty Family Once Again

The stock photo powerhouse Getty Images is now once again owned by the Getty family from which it received its name. The company announced that the family has acquired a majority stake in the company and will take full control.

A Private War: Videos | Aviron Pictures

In a world where journalism is under attack, Marie Colvin (Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike) is one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time. Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless, while constantly testing the limits between bravery and bravado. After being hit by a grenade in Sri Lanka, she wears a distinctive eye patch and is still as comfortable sipping martinis with London’s elite as she is confronting dictators. Colvin sacrifices loving relationships, and over time, her personal life starts to unravel as the trauma she’s witnessed takes its toll. Yet, her mission to show the true cost of war leads her — along with renowned war photographer Paul Conroy (Jamie Dornan) — to embark on the most dangerous assignment of their lives in the besieged Syrian city of Homs. Based on the extraordinary life of Marie Colvin, A PRIVATE WAR is brought to the screen by Academy Award nominee and critically acclaimed documentary filmmaker Matthew Heineman in his pulse-pounding narrative feature debut.

Before and after ISIS: Welcome to ‘free’ Raqqa – The Washington Post

The woman covered her face as she turned around, looking behind her as she waited to buy bread in a small shop in Raqqa, Syria. It was July 2013, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The Islamic State and the Free Syria Army both were present in the only major Syrian city captured, just a few weeks before, by the opposition.

And yet, said Alice Martins, a photographer and frequent contributor to The Washington Post, there was already a sense that extremists of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, were slowly solidifying their presence in Raqqa.

How Life Goes on During Wartime in Eastern Ukraine | Time

Since the conflict began, photojournalist Anastasia Taylor-Lind and I have been covering it as a team. This summer, we worked with eyeWitness to Atrocities, an app developed by the London-based International Bar Association that allows eyewitnesses to record evidence of alleged atrocities from anywhere in the world. Together, we documented the daily life of communities living along the frontline, often just a few kilometers away from the shelling, hoping to highlight the stories of pain and resilience.

PhotoNOLA Prize: 3rd Place: Jared Ragland: Good Bad People | LENSCRATCH

Jared Ragland’s project GOOD BAD PEOPLE, a series that tells the story of Methamphetamine use on Sand Mountain, Marshall County, Alabama, received Third Place in the 2017 PhotoNOLA Review Prize (sign-ups open tomorrow!). Jared has a legacy with the PhotoNOLA festival. When I attended the event in 2015, Jared along with Eliot Dudik, created the book Bras-Coupe, in one weekend–it was shot, printed, bound, and sold over the 3 day festival–needless to say those who witnessed the effort were blown away.

Lukas Vasilikos – Uncanny « burn magazine

In the beginning there is emptiness and darkness. The light seems to be hovering over the the surface of this formless void. Light is ordered to descend, for light is said to be good. It is a blow which separates the light from the darkness and, thus, the first day is born.

Canon Unveils the EOS R, Its First Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

Canon has officially unveiled the new EOS R, the company’s first full-frame mirrorless competitor. The announcement comes just two weeks after Nikon revealed its first full-frame mirrorless system, the Z Series.

Canon’s Full Frame Mirrorless EOS R(evolution) is here! – Newsshooter

Yes, it’s finally here, the Canon EOS R mirrorless full frame camera. The Canon EOS R is somewhat late to the game with Sony, Panasonic & Fujifilm all making mirrorless models. Canon does have the EOS M line of cameras but they have never appealed to many in the same way as those offered from the other brands.

This New Award Is Exactly What The Photo Industry Needs – Feature Shoot

The history of photography has been written primarily by white, cis-gendered, heterosexual men. “Culture is driven by creatives of color, but so often mainstream media removes the cultural significance, voice, and tone and seemingly co-opts our brain power,” the Atlanta-based photographer Lynsey Weatherspoon writes. “Lifting up and centering stories of color is critical, as is making space for women and creatives of color to tell their own stories.” Weatherspoon is one of 30 photographers selected to be part of The Lit List, a new award devoted to doing exactly that.

Supply and Demand: Photography is Like Water

We all know the importance of photography, whether it’s journalism’s role in changing the world to a wonderful moment captured of someone’s special day. As photographers, we value our craft and the importance it has in our lives. But the market is valuing it less and less. Why is that? What is happening?

Leica S3 medium format camera announcement confirmed | Leica Rumors

The Japanese website Nokishita just confirmed what I already reported yesterday: Leica will soon announce a new Leica S3 medium format camera. The new model is currently registered under the model name Leica HW64.

America’s War Narrative Focuses on Its Soldiers. Afghans and Iraqis Are Brushed Aside.

THE YOUNG NEWSPAPER reporter wanted to write a book about the war he was covering. But the editors who read his proposal turned it down, all of them. They said the book wouldn’t sell because Americans were tired of reading about these violent foreigners and their centuries-old grudges. The reporter asked for advice from a colleague who had far more experience with these things. Focus the book on someone your readers will connect with, he was told.

Photographs That Humanize the Immigration Debate – The New York Times

Ten years ago, John Moore returned to the United States after almost two decades covering conflict abroad. Having lived in Nicaragua, India, South Africa, Egypt and Pakistan, he had come home with “fresh eyes” that allowed him to encounter his own country anew. He was struck by the human drama in the struggle over immigration from Mexico and the people fleeing poverty and violence in their own country. When Arizona passed a restrictive immigration law in 2010, the “fear and xenophobia toward immigrants” that he began seeing inspired him to spend much of the next eight years traveling the length of the United States-Mexico border, working in immigrant communities and covering law enforcement and protests.

Celebrating 30 years of photojournalism at Visa pour l’Image – The Washington Post

Beyond the exhibitions and screenings, where hundreds of thousands of visitors can discover or rediscover some of the best of photojournalism produced around the world, Visa pour l’Image, the annual photography festival held in Perpignan, France, is also a meeting place.

AVA: The Art and Science of Image Discovery at Netflix

At Netflix, the Content Platform Engineering and Global Product Creative teams know that imagery plays an incredibly important role in how viewers find new shows and movies to watch. We take pride in surfacing the unique elements of a story that connect our audiences to diverse characters and story lines. As our Original content slate continues to expand, our technical experts are tasked with finding new ways to scale our resources and alleviate our creatives from the tedious and ever-increasing demands of digital merchandising. One of the ways in which we do this is by harvesting static image frames directly from our source videos to provide a more flexible source of raw artwork.

Picturing Mexico Through the Eyes of Lola Alvarez Bravo – Feature Shoot

Lola Álvarez Bravo (1903-1993) was a singular figure in twentieth-century art, a woman whose independence defined the spirit of the era. “I had a strange need for something and I didn’t know what it was. I was in intense rebellion against certain things that they thought I should do because I was a ‘little woman’ and a ‘young lady,’” Álvarez Bravo told Olivier Debroise for Sin título [Biography of Lola Álvarez Bravo] in 1979.

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