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What are the secrets behind great portrait photography?

For the first time in its history, the ICP has dived into its 300-year-old archive to exhibit the best portraits ever taken.

Remembering the Life and Legacy of Patrick D. Pagnano, Street Photographer – Feature Shoot

On October 7, 2018, the photographer Patrick D. Pagnano died, leaving behind a treasury of classic American street photography and documentary work made over more than 50 years.

Tracy L. Chandler: At the Edge | LENSCRATCH

Tracy L Chandler’s compelling and poignant series Edge Dwellers is photography at it’s best. The work speaks to the power of the medium as a vehicle for baring witness, for understanding and contemplating humanity, and for providing connection to unseen populations. Tracy’s large format capture of marginalized individuals that make their home on the edges of the California coast reveals a particular community that is often ignored and misunderstood, as they struggle with the affects of addition and abuse. A large part of her practice is connecting to her subjects in a profound way, slowing down her photography and making portraits as a collaborative experience.

RNC Didn’t Infringe Photographer’s Copyright, Montana Judge Rules | PDNPulse

The Republican National Committee has fended off a copyright claim in Montana, convincing a judge that unauthorized use of an image to criticize a Democratic candidate was fair use. In a decision that will upset photographers and copyright advocates, Montana judge Dana L. Christensen sided with the Republican National Committee (RNC) in a 2017 lawsuit filed by Missoula, Montana-based photographer Erika Peterman. Peterman accused the RNC of willful copyright infringement for their use of Peterman’s photo of congressional candidate Rob Quist in a mailer that criticized and mocked Quist, a Democrat. The RNC argued fair use, and the court agreed, saying the RNC had transformed the work and had not undermined Peterson’s ability to profit from the image in the future.

Can Photographers Fight “Fake News” by Asserting Authorship? | PDNPulse

What can professional photographers do to make sure their photos are not only seen but also trusted? Fred Ritchin, dean emeritus of the International Center of Photography and author, addressed what he called “the post-photographic challenge” at a salon, sponsored by Visura, the visual storytelling platform and grantmaker. Ritchin has been decrying the erosion of the public trust in photography since 1982, when National Geographic scanned and retouched a cover photo to move two pyramids at Giza closer together. The crisis of confidence is more acute now, at a time when the U.S. President and his supporters dismiss news they don’t like as “fake,” and AI can fabricate images of people and events (Ritchin showed several AI-generated “portraits” on the website

A Portrait of Mexico Through the Eyes of Graciela Iturbide – Feature Shoot

In 1969, Graciela Iturbide was enrolled in the prestigious University Center for Film Studies at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, with the dream of becoming a film director — until she began studying with Manuel Álvarez Bravo, the nation’s foremost photographer.

Announcing the 2019 James W. Foley Middle East Fellowship recipients | The GroundTruth Project – Announcing the 2019 James W. Foley Middle East Fellowship recipients – The GroundTruth Project

BOSTON — The GroundTruth Project is pleased to announce that, for the first time, the James W. Foley Middle East Fellowship will be awarded to two journalists who will collaborate to shine a light on under-covered expressions of life in the Middle East.

Vivian Cherry, 98, Socially Aware Street Photographer, Is Dead – The New York Times

Vivian Cherry, a photographer whose gritty black-and-white images of street scenes recall a bygone era in New York City, died on March 4 in Albuquerque. She was 98.

$120K HIPA Grand Prize Goes to Malaysian Photo Enthusiast Edwin Ong Wee Kee | PDNPulse

Edwin Ong Wee Kee woke $120,000 richer this morning after winning the Grand Prize for a single image at the 2019 Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Awards (HIPA) on Wednesday, March 13. This is the eighth year HIPA has given the award.

Reuters relaunches photographers’ grant program in memory of colleague Yannis Behrakis | Reuters

The program, which Yannis led, seeks to recruit and develop a diverse new generation of young photojournalists, something he was incredibly passionate about. It will relaunch for the 2020 grants under Yannis’s name with increased grants of $8k available to recipients.

Depth of Field: Living by the Rivers – Witness

If the stories in this edition of Depth of Field share a common thread — apart from their distinguished photographic storytelling — it’s their interest in the flux and churn of life in China in 2019, where nothing seems fixed and the pressure of constant movement reshapes the contours of institutions and of individual lives.

Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Jurors Withdraw in Protest of TD Bank Funding | PDNPulse

Four jurors for this year’s Magenta Foundation Flash Forward emerging photographer competition have withdrawn in protest of the competition’s major sponsor, TD Bank Group. TD is one of several financial institutions that have provided financing for the Dakota Access Pipeline, the $3.8 billion oil pipeline from North Dakota to Illinois that is the subject of ongoing protests by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and other indigenous people and their supporters. Three photography organizations, Authority Collective, Natives Photograph and Women Photograph, also wrote an open letter to the organization asking it to reconsider its funding from TD Bank. At issue is the disconnect between Flash Forward’s effort to promote indigenous photographers while accepting funding from a bank that is directly financing a project that harms indigenous communities.

Geography of Poverty by Matt Black – Magnum Photos Blog

Matt Black’s ongoing project The Geography of Poverty, looks at designated “poverty areas” — with poverty rates of above 20 per cent as defined by the US census—and examines the conditions of powerlessness, prejudice, and pragmatism among America’s poor. Having travelled 100,000 miles across 46 American states—and Puerto Rico—he has found that, rather than being anomalies, these communities are woven into the fabric of the country, as much a reality as the so-called American Dream.

Seeing AI iPad version, as accessibility app gets major update – 9to5Mac

This new feature enables users to tap their finger to an image on a touch-screen to hear a description of objects within an image and the spatial relationship between them. Users can explore photos of their surroundings taken on the Scene channel, family photos stored in their photo browser, and even images shared on social media by summoning the options menu while in other apps.

Andrew Sullivan – Endangered Species « burn magazine

Mexico’s murder rate went up 16% in the first half of 2018, a grim statistic that suggested this year would be the bloodiest in the country’s history. Time magazine approximated that someone was killed every 15 minutes in May. Where I live in Mexico has the reputation of being a safe haven. In travel around the country, I have seldom been in danger, yet I worry about personal safety. Reconciling my daily life with the headlines I see in the “prensa amarilla” leads to thoughts that I’m living in a fantastical bubble while a war rages closer than I want to believe.

An Afternoon at The Ritz – The Leica camera Blog

As a moderate wide-angle prime, the new APO-Summicron-SL 35 f/2 ASPH. is a universal lens. Its fast autofocus, robust construction and exceptional imaging quality make it a go-to lens for all areas of photography. It also couples beautifully to the Leica SL-System and has been conceived for a long working life under professional shooting conditions.

Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South, Day 7 | LENSCRATCH

On our final day of posts for Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South, we feature a selection of the co-curators Mark Sloan and Mark Long’s essay on emplacing the new south. I think that there is no better text to summarize the exploration of Southern identity and culture that we’ve featured throughout the week, so without further adieu…

Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South, Day 6 | LENSCRATCH

In addition to an amazing curation of Southern photography and writing, Southbound also features an incredible interactive map depicting concentrations of everything from African Americans to chickens, confederate symbols to field crops, as well as an “Index of Southernness”. This index was created by fusing the other maps presented, showcasing “classic regional geographic patterns of core, domain, and sphere, where places that read as most Southern are readily identifiable.” According to the curators, “In representing places where southerness is most intense, the Index reveals the resilience of the region. By also showing how southerness transitions across space, the map weaves a rich regional tapestry.”

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