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No More Excuses: Diversify Launches Database of Photographers of Color

Posted by on Wednesday September 13, 2017 | Photojournalism, Social Media/Web

The home page of Diversify.Photo. A link to the complete database is available via email.

After five months of planning, Diversify Photo today launched a database of 340 photographers of color from around the U.S. Brent Lewis, senior photo editor at ESPN’s The Undefeated, told PDN in May that he and independent photo editor Andrea Wise had begun compiling the database to show photo editors, art buyers and other creatives... More

How Not to Shoot Paris Like a Tourist

Posted by on Wednesday September 13, 2017 | Social Media/Web

Paris photographer Alistair Wheeler seeks elevation.

Street photographer Alistair Wheeler has been living and shooting photos in Paris for five years. When he got bored shooting the typical vistas that tourists get, he decided to go low and go high to get a new perspective on the city. He headed down into the Metro and into abandoned buildings, and also began... More

Instagram Removes Forced Square Aspect Ratio for Multi-Photo Posts

Posted by on Thursday August 31, 2017 | Social Media/Web

Hate cropping your pictures into a square format on Instagram? You’re in luck! While the app did away with the mandatory square format in August 2015, the rule still stuck for users creating multiple photo and videos posts. Starting today, however, Instagram announced that users can choose landscape and portrait formats when uploading multi-image posts.... More

5 Organizations Align to Diversify Photojournalism, Launch Survey

Posted by on Wednesday August 23, 2017 | Photojournalism, Social Media/Web

© Ayesha Vellani/Majority World

Five organizations committed to making the photojournalism community more inclusive are joining forces. Reclaim, the umbrella organization, is comprised of Women Photograph, The Everyday Projects, the new photo agency Native, Majority World and the yet-to-be-launched publication Minority Report. They announced yesterday that they are “working together to diversify our community of visual storytellers, making sure... More

Instagram Moves to Clarify Who’s Getting Paid to Post

Posted by on Wednesday June 14, 2017 | Social Media/Web

Instagram has been under fire of late for how celebrities are using the service to post sponsored content without adequately divulging the fact that it’s paid for–in contravention of FTC guidelines. In fact, a recent study found that 93 percent of the platform’s top 50 celebrities had violated the FTC’s Instagram disclosure rules. Now the... More

Instagram Tips from Pot Photographer Kristen Angelo

Posted by on Friday May 12, 2017 | Business, Social Media/Web

Kristen Angelo, a.k.a. A Pot Farmer’s Daughter, explains in the May issue of PDN how she built her editorial and commercial photography business around the rapidly expanding cannabis industry. Her Instagram feed has been an important part of her marketing strategy. Angelo says she used hashtags such as #cannabis, #cannabisculture, #i502 (the name of the... More

Instagram’s New Algorithm Has Been Great… for Instagram

Posted by on Monday May 1, 2017 | Social Media/Web

When Instagram announced last year that it was abandoning its chronological posting in favor of an algorithmically determined newsfeed, many photographers were displeased. Despite the online outrage, Instagram’s shift appears to have delivered the goods. According to TechCrunch’s Josh Constine, the platform’s “growth rate spiked, sharing per user increased, and Instagram has added 200 million monthly... More

Instagram “Pods” Are the New Bots

Posted by on Friday April 21, 2017 | Social Media/Web

Ever since Instagram moved its feed from a straightforward chronological posting scheme to an algorithmically sorted, Facebook-style presentation, users have been looking for ways to grow or even just maintain their engagement with their followers. Bots that scoured the network liking and commenting on a user’s behalf to drive up followers have a mixed reputation... More

Instagram Rolls Out New Collections Feature

Posted by on Monday April 17, 2017 | Social Media/Web

Instagram is becoming adept at finding popular features in other social networks and appropriating them for itself. The latest new feature, Instagram Collections, gives you the Pinterest-esque ability to save Instagram posts into personal collections. You already had the ability to save posts in Instagram starting last year. Collections is a way to organize those... More