Great Weekend Reads in Photography & Filmmaking

Posted by on Friday December 16, 2016 | Media

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“Reading itself is an amazing activity: You glance at a thin, flat object made from a tree…and the voice of the author begins to speak inside your head. (Hello!)” ― Carl Sagan


Meet Our Photographer of the Year – Nat Geo

The Fear of Documentary Filmmakers in the Trump Era – CJR

Truthers Insist My Sandy Hook Photos Were

Encryption Won’t Help Photojournalists – TechCrunch

Instagram Wants to Be Pinterest, TooCo.Design

The Camera Is a Dancer –  Moviemaker

A Candid Q&A with Chase Jarvis – Rangefinder

This New Photo Zine Is the Lick – BJP

Revealing Stories of the ‘Trans List’CBS

The Secrets of Successful Grant Writing – PDN

Polaroid Photos Are Back

How Digital Photography Reinvented Itself – Digital Trends

The Filmmaker Who Still Can’t Be Heard – Voice of America

The Best Photojournalism of 2016 – The Onion



The Steadicam is, like Google, a noun and a verb. It has left an indelible mark in filmmaking, as NPR details in this deep dive.

See a master clip of some of the best Steadicam shots in motion picture history.



We’re Sorry to See You Go, American Photo and Popular Photography

Posted by on Tuesday March 7, 2017 | Media

We’re sad to report that American Photo and Popular Photography, two venerable publications for photographers and photo enthusiasts, have ceased publication. In an email sent to staff yesterday, Eric Zinczenko, chief executive officer at Bonnier, which has owned the magazine since 2009, cited “insurmountable losses in advertising and audience support” as the reasons for the... More