April 19th, 2011
December 2nd, 2010
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A new iPhone/iPad slide show app, featuring images of tsunami devastation and rebuilding in Japan taken by 14 international photographers, has been launched to benefit the Japanese Red Cross Society. The “3/11 Tsunami Photo Project” app sells for 99 cents on the iTunes store, and has been released with help from Kodansha Ltd., Japan’s largest publisher.
The current version of the app has images, comments and audio recordings by Dominic Nahr, Adam Dean, Shiho Fukada, James Whitlow Delano, Paula Bronstein, Jean Chung and Keith Bedford. An update to the app, due out later this month, will add contributions from Pieter Ten Hoopen, David Guttenfelder, Giulio di Sturco, Ko Sasaki, Jake Price, Guillem Valle, Ryo Kameyama. In all, the app will show 120 images by 14 photographers.
To purchases the app, visit the Apple iTunes store:
August 18th, 2010
Today publisher Little Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, announced the release of an Ansel Adams iPad app that brings together images, video, audio commentary, personal letters and postcards, and other biographical information on the pioneering photographer for the media tablet audience.
The app, Ansel Adams for the iPad, is the latest collaboration between Little, Brown and The Ansel Adams Trust, a publishing relationship Adams himself established in 1976. Andrea G. Stillman, who formerly worked with Adams and who is an expert on his work, selected the 40 photographs featured in the app, which span the full range of his career.
In a statement about the release of the app, Little, Brown claims the iPad’s “extraordinary luminosity” gives readers “a feeling and impact very similar to that of seeing an original Adams print in a museum.” Adams is famous for his meticulous printmaking, and his printed photographs are highly sought-after by collectors.
The app in on-sale for $13.99 via Apple’s iTunes digital marketplace.
Update on “Ansel Adams Lost Negatives” Court Case
Adams and The Ansel Adams Trust have been in the news recently due to the claim by Rick Norsignian to have discovered 65 “lost” Adams negatives at a garage sale. The Trust disputes that the negatives were created by Adams and is suing Norsignian and his partners, who they say have illegally offered prints and posters using Adams’ name and likeness. A recent motion by Norsignian and the defense to either move the case to another court or have it thrown out completely was denied by a California judge.
Related: Ansel Adams Trust Sues to Stop the Sale of Garage Sale Images
Several agencies that supply celebrity photographs taken by
The entertainment trade publication says the negotiations
paparazzi to People magazine have banded together to demand additional compensation for the use of photographs in People’s forthcoming
iPad app, according to Hollywood Reporter.
are delaying the release of People’s iPad app, an assertion Time, Inc., owners
of People, deny.
“Photo agencies are taking a keen interest in the iPad
because while online usage of their snapshots commands a fraction of what their
fees earn from print usage, they recognize the potential for the tablet market
to be a game-changer,” the article says.
If a recent study commissioned by a consortium of publishers
that includes Time, Inc. is to be believed, the tablet market could drive $3
billion in revenues by 2014. According to a report published yesterday by Folio,
digital consortium Next Issue Media, which includes Condé Nast, Hearst,
Meredith, News Corp. and Time Inc., hired a consulting firm to evaluate the
demand for tablet subscriptions. The firm found that the tablet market for
newspapers and magazines could create $3 billion in revenue.
If the market for tablet editions of publications does realize this potential, photographers and their agents are likely to press publishers to negotiate additional compensation for tablet usage over the next few years.
Related: Wired iPad Edition Launches, But Will Photographers Get More For Ads