Publishers are desperately pivoting to video—but they should be standing up to Facebook — Quartz

Whether social-media users actually want to watch the kinds of videos that Facebook rewards is beside the point. “What these people are talking about isn’t even actual traditional worthwhile video,” Silvia Killingsworth at The Awl writes, without any mercy at whatsoever. “It’s a box with a play button on it just begging you for a click. It’s a glorified powerpoint presentation—slides, essentially, with words and pictures that flash and Ken Burns around the screen, sometimes with a shaded overlay.”

NPPA Adds Anti-Harassment Standard to Code of Ethics

The National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) has added an anti-harassment standard to its code of ethics, addressing not just photographic practice but the behavior of photographers in dealing with people beyond with the camera.

Press freedom groups to Capitol Hill cops: Stop interfering with photojournalists – Poynter

Two days after Capitol Hill police told journalists to delete their photos during a protest over the ongoing fight to replace Obamacare, several media advocacy organizations have taken a stand.

Photographer’s Copyright Suit Against Richard Prince’s ‘Instagram Art’ To Go Ahead

In 2014, controversial artist Richard Prince had an exhibit of reappropriated Instagram images at the Gagosian Gallery in NYC, selling the prints for up to $100k each. He sought no permission for the Instagram images used, which led to photographer Donald Graham suing for copyright infringement. A judge has now ruled the suit can proceed.

Fighting for Basic Rights in Morocco – The New York Times

Among the few foreign journalists on the ground, Jose Colon, a 42-year-old freelance photographer from Andalusia, Spain, is darting through clashes between riot police and angry young men — and trying to avoid arrest — to document a moment and a movement that may prove historic.

TSA Requires a Separate Screening of Cameras in Airports Now

Bad news, photographers: your airport experience in the United States is now more tedious if you’re planning to carry a camera onto the plane. The TSA just announced that all electronics larger than a cell phone need to be placed into a bin for separate screening.

Documenting the Anguish of War: An Interview With Photojournalist Paolo Pellegrin – Pacific Standard

After more than two peripatetic decades of assignments in the Balkans, Lebanon, Palestine, and Afghanistan, among many other places of conflict, photographer Paolo Pellegrin is still out there.

Johanna-Maria Fritz Wins $5,000 Inge Morath Award 2017

Johanna-Marie Fritz has been named the winner of the 2017 Inge Morath Award, the Magnum Foundation announced today. The award comes with a $5,000 production grant to support a long-term documentary project. Named after one of the first female members of Magnum, it’s awarded annually to a female photographer under 30. Past winners have included Jessica Dimmock, Danielle Villasana, Daniella Zalcman, Isadore Kosofsky, Lauren Pond and others. (You can find out more information about the award here.)

Aaron Blum: The Prevailing Winds of Hills and Heritage | LENSCRATCH

Aaron Blum continues to show a deep love for Appalachia with The Prevailing Winds of Hills and Heritage, a theological and mystical translation of his relationship with the region. Shrouded in the warmth of a golden hour, with the taste of saccharine and the grit of the open outdoors, Blum’s photographs speak in terms of unprecedented beauty and awe.  They reveal a sense of quiet solitude, as if one had stumbled onto a new world, the likes of which they have never known. By navigating Blum’s work through this specific series, but also within the compendium of other work he has made, it is clear that this place is apart of who he is, and these were the stories that he was always meant to tell.

Anneke Paterson – Bitten by the Moon « burn magazine

“There is a saying used in El Salvador that is rooted in mysticism; when the birth of a child with a birth defect is observed, family and doctors will say, “mordido por la luna” – or ‘bitten by the moon’, to explain the visible anomaly. In El Salvador, there is a significant population of people that will likely never be able to receive the surgical treatment they need for birth defects and other severe physical conditions alike

1967’s Other Summer of Love – The New York Times

Nathan Farb arrived on the Lower East Side of New York in the mid 1960’s searching for adventure and his Jewish roots. He lamented being “too late for the Beats and too early for the hippies,” but the year after he discovered photography in 1966 he stumbled upon the East Village’s “Summer of Love,” a scene propelled by rock music, drugs, sexual abandon and anti-Vietnam War sentiment.

Photographer Tasneem Alsultan: Raising the Questions Americans Should Be Asking Themselves | PDNPulse

Alsultan also talked to us about how her dual perspective shapes the work she’s done in the US. And she touched on another topic we’ll be covering in our September issue: how photographers cover stories about vulnerable subjects without stereotyping or re-victimizing them. While she’s examining a culture we rarely see, she hopes her images inspire us to examine ourselves

Adobe accidentally leaks Nimbus Mac & Windows apps, offering ‘Lightroom in the cloud’ | 9to5Mac

Adobe last year teased a new Mac and Windows photo editor, with the project known as Nimbus. The app appeared to borrow heavily from the simplified iPad version of Lightroom, with a key feature being that both images and edits are stored in the cloud. The idea was that users should be able to switch back and forth between desktop and mobile editing.

Why Camera Gear Costs What It Costs

Fantastic. What you actually did is perpetuate a cycle of intellectual property theft, and put your own equipment at risk by using something that has zero accountability, or any certification, made with unknown materials, in a factory where you have no idea what the conditions are like. That’s what you did.

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2017 U.S. Photojournalism Salary Survey Results – Greg Kendall-Ball

Earlier this year the New York Times’ Lens Blog shared some thoughts from Donald Winslow, a long-time photojournalist and former editor of the National Press Photographers Association’s “News Photographer” magazine, about the “uncertain future of photojournalism.” A few days later, they published a rebuttal of sorts by Leslye Davis, a NYT staffer, who begged to differ.
The pieces felt like polar opposites. “Everything is terrible” or “everything is awesome.” The truth, however, was likely somewhere in between. A friend and I chatted about these posts, and about our industry, and because we’d both been trained at the Missouri School of Journalism to back our journalism with research, we wanted some data. So, one Sunday afternoon during March Madness, we cobbled together some basic survey questions (nothing scientific) to try to get some actual numbers. We thought maybe a few dozen folks would respond, but at least we’d have a starting point.

Leica X-U Hands-On Review – Underwater Camera That’s Built to Take A Beating – Luminous Landscape

I find it interesting that the X-U hasn’t been talked about a lot more. This camera is small, compact, built like a tank, and waterproof, with a depth factor underwater at 49 feet. I took it to Hawaii and did my best to challenge its specs.

Matthew DeFeo: American Standard | LENSCRATCH

Bodybuilders are always on show.  Their work literally lives on them as they navigate the world with a unique and dedicated lifestyle. On stage as they bare it all, hard lights emphasize their slick, oiled mussels, sculpted and intimidating. Here we have American Standard, a photo series by Matthew DeFeo that documents the behind-the-scenes life of bodybuilders as they train to compete. And while I don’t necessarily believe that these bodybuilders have fully relaxed in front of the camera, ceasing to perform, I do believe that DeFeo’s photographs have given a softer touch to one of our more shocking sports.

Exposing Life Behind the Berlin Wall – The New York Times

The first time Harf Zimmermann visited East Berlin’s Hufelandstrasse neighborhood, he sensed it was unlike any other neighborhood he’d known in East Germany. Linden trees lined the streets, as did many privately-owned shops, an unusual sight in a socialist state.

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