Leica CL camera and Elmarit-TL 18mm f/2.8 ASPH lens officially announced | Leica Rumors

In combination with the high-resolution, 24 MP, APS-C format sensor of the Leica CL, a Maestro II series processor and fast autofocus with 49 metering points guarantee maximum picture quality in all photographic situations. The Leica CL is not only an impressive still picture camera, this also applies to moving pictures captured with its video function at a resolution of up to 4K at 30 frames per second.

Geeking Out with the NPPA’s Melissa Lyttle – PhotoShelter Blog

If you’re a photojournalist, you need to know Melissa Lyttle. And even if you have a different niche, you should know her anyway. Lyttle is an independent visual journalist in Los Angeles, having previously worked as a staff photographer for a number of newspapers in Florida for 15 years. She founded the now-retired A Photo a Day website, which led to the launch of “Geek Fest” – an annual celebration of photography that moves from city to city each year. And in all her free time, she serves as President of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), bringing a new perspective and energy to a storied institution that is facing pressure from the online world and changing demographics.

Congo’s Youth Find Peace in a Violent Land – The New York Times

Power has long been wielded with blunt force in Democratic Republic of Congo. That proved to be an ever-present challenge when a Belgian photographer, Thomas de Wouters, sought to document a growing youth movement devoted to nonviolence.

Masaki Yamamoto’s At home – The Eye of Photography

Exhibited at the Mind’s Eye gallery in Paris, Masaki Yamamoto’s family photographs strike one by their candor. His family’s life is presented to us in all its spontaneity. No embarrassment, and at the same time not a trace of exhibitionism or indulgence. These shots have the force of veracity. Beautiful, bold, surprising images which remain engraved in the memory.

White House News Photographers AssociationWHNPA Mourns Passing of Wally McNamee | White House News Photographers Association

Wally McNamee, considered one of the leading photojournalists in the world, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in Virginia.

Obituary: Wally McNamee, Veteran Washington Photographer | PDNPulse

In addition to covering major news events including the Civil Rights movement and the Vietnam War, McNamee covered presidential administrations from Dwight Eisenhower to Bill Clinton. He was named Photographer of the Year four times by the White House News Photographers Association, which also awarded him a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000.

Winners of the 2017 Epson International Pano Awards – The Atlantic

The top-scoring panoramic photos entered in the eighth annual Epson International Pano Awards have just been announced. The contest is meant to showcase the best work of panoramic photographers around the world. Organizers reported that they received 5,377 entries from 1,322 photographers in 71 countries this year, competing for the top spots in five categories, for several special awards, and for some of the $50,000 in cash and prizes offered. Contest organizers were kind enough to share some of the winners and top scorers here, and I invite you to enjoy these wide images of our natural and human-built worlds on the largest screen available to you.

What To Do If Someone Steals Your Photograph

In a PhotoPlus Expo panel, photographers John Harrington and Jeff Sedlik laid out a number of useful strategies that photographers can take when their images are stolen. Both took pains to emphasize that they are not lawyers and their suggestions and strategies should not be construed as legal advice. Let us relay the same: your first and best recourse when someone steals your photos isn’t this article, it’s a lawyer.

7 with VII: Fake News – Vantage – Medium

We asked Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter followers to submit questions about fake news as it relates to photojournalism for the next installment of 7 with VII where VII photographers answer your seven questions. Read on for the answers from VII members Anush Babajanyan, Ashley Gilbertson, Ed Kashi, Ilvy Njiokiktjien, Nichole Sobecki and John Stanmeyer, and VII Mentor Program photographer Arnau Bach.

Matt Eich – I Love You, I’m Leaving « burn magazine

My introduction to photography was in childhood, as my grandmother was dying of Alzheimer’s disease. The hopelessness of her plight triggered something within me, and when my grandfather handed me a camera, making photographs became a way of stabilizing the insecurity of memory and accessing emotional resonance. If we are at risk of forgetting too much of our world, and ourselves, photography is the antidote.

In Search of the American Family – The New York Times

In a #notfilter world of Instagram-less gatherings, the traditional family is far more complex. Thanksgiving tables are part battlefield, part stage. And a quick look around will reveal not only who is present but who is not. And in the case of the photographers in “(Un)expected Families,” opening Dec. 9 at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the parentheses hold a lot of weight.

St. Louis Police Ordered to Reaffirm Journalist Rights Once a Month

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Interim Police Chief Lawrence O’Toole made the announcement this week after a number of photojournalists and reporters were arrested in September and October. The journalists were covering protests sparked by former police officer Jason Stockley being found not guilty of murder for his 2011 fatal shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith.

Art Shay, 70 years in American streets – The Eye of Photography

For over 70 years, American photographer Art Shay has documented life, combining his gifts of storytelling, humor and empathy. Born in the Bronx, New York, in 1922, Art Shay has pursued photography since his teens, and he took his first Leica to war with him. His first published photographs—documenting a midair collision over his English Air Base—were printed in a September 1944 issue of Look magazine. In fact, during World War II, he was then lead navigator on 30 missions in the Eighth Air Force. His service, which also includes 23 combat supplies missions, earned him five Air Medals, the Distinguished Flying Cross and the French Croix de Guerre.

Alinka Echeverría, Becoming South Sudan – The Eye of Photography

Prior to South Sudan’s independence from the Republic of Sudan in 2011, forty years of internal conflicts and two protracted civil wars had permeated the history of the country. Established in 1956 at the end of the Anglo-Egyptian colonial rule, the Republic of Sudan had its borders drawn by European powers with little concern for the cultural and ethnic reality of the region. South Sudan’s independence allowed the borders to be reconfigured. Regardless, the world’s newest nation remains in shambles. Its short history has demonstrated that internal solidarity along the ethnic lines has long lost its echo among the rivalries within the country’s ruling party, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM).

In the 1990s, New York’s Nightlife Found a New Beat – The New York Times

Everyone knows that New York’s nightlife was so much cooler back in the day. They just don’t agree on when that day was. Maybe the glory nights of Danceteria and the Latin Quarter in the 1980s, or the shimmering ‘70s heyday of Studio 54. Maybe back to the punk explosion at CBGB, or further to Andy Warhol’s court at Max’s Kansas City – all the way back past the Savoy Ballroom of the Harlem Renaissance to Pfaff’s beer cellar on Broadway near Bleecker Street, first outpost of American bohemia, where Walt Whitman probably sidled up to some rugged Bowery b’hoy and said, “Things were much livelier last week, too bad you missed it.”

My passport is ‘unlucky’ – Witness

Photography as an expressive and subjective media operates for me in a way that is similar to Anne Frank’s diary; it’s a special tool that allows me to make sense of the world around me. Photography allows me to share personal glimpses into the nightmarish conflict in Yemen—where I grew up and still call home—in which my documentary practice has been shaped. As a Yemeni, I have always wondered how such a small piece of paper like a passport can define a person? How does a legal document shape us? How does it control us? Why in some airports should I be held aside for another round of security screening just because my passport says Yemen?

Mathieu Asselin, Dayanita Singh Win 2017 Paris Photo-Aperture PhotoBook Prizes | PDNPulse

Mathieu Asselin’s book Monsanto: A Photographic Investigation has won the $10,000 First PhotoBook Prize in the 2017 Paris Photo—Aperture Foundation PhotoBook awards. Published by Verlag Kettler and Acte Sud, the book combines original photos, old Monsanto ads and archival material about the pesticide manufacturer. Dayanita Singh won PhotoBook of the Year for Museum Bhavan, her series of nine small, accordion-fold books contained within a clamshell box.  (See: Photo Book Making: Dayanita Singh’s “Museum Bhavan.”)

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