Archive for July 2017

Great Weekend Reads in Photography & Filmmaking

Posted by on Friday July 21, 2017 | Media

“Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere.”  ― Elizabeth Hardwick **** George Romero Gave Rise to Underdog Cinema – No Film School 9 Filmmaking Tips from George Romero – Film School Rejects How to Land the Cover of Sports Illustrated – Pro Photographer How Poems Inspire Pictures – NY Times What to Do When Someone Is Stealing Your Photos – Digital... More

It’s Not Too Difficult to Fool the Public with Manipulated Images

Posted by on Tuesday July 18, 2017 | Photojournalism

On the left is an original image. On the right, one that has been manipulated. The shadow has been altered and green garbage bins have been added to the background. Sophie Nightingale/University of Warwick

Fake news is much in the news these days and a new study from the University of Warwick has some disheartening, if not surprising, survey results showing that the public often has difficulty sorting real images from manipulated ones. Researchers led by Sophie Nightingale from the Department of Psychology asked 659 people aged 13-70 to... More

A New Low: “Photo Community” Asks for (and Gets) Free Commercial License to Photos

Posted by on Monday July 17, 2017 | Business

  Yes, it’s finally happened. A “photo community” is asking contributors to go ahead and give up all rights to their images, including for commercial use. Unsplash, which aggregates photos “gifted by the world’s most generous community of photographers,” has written truly jaw-dropping Terms that encourage photographers to let anyone use their images for no... More

Appeals Court Skeptical of “Monkey Selfie” Copyright Claim

Posted by on Thursday July 13, 2017 | Copyright/Legal

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Judges fired tough questions yesterday at a PETA lawyer arguing a copyright appeal on behalf of a monkey in the case of Naruto v. David Slater. The now famous “monkey selfie” case pits an Indonesian macaque monkey named Naruto against photographer David Slater. In 2011, Naruto picked up Slater’s unattended camera and shot a selfie.... More

Portland’s Newspace Center for Photography Closes

Posted by on Wednesday July 12, 2017 | Fine Art

The Newspace Center for Photography, the nonprofit studio and exhibition space in Portland, closed July 7, four days after the directors announced the news on its Facebook page. At a public meeting on July 10, members of the board of directors said Newspace Center for Photography owed $150,000 to vendors, and would be unable to... More

Great Weekend Reads in Photography & Filmmaking

Posted by on Friday July 7, 2017 | Media

Vitor Pina | Flickr CC

“This is every reader’s catch-22: the more you read, the more you realize you haven’t read; the more you yearn to read more, the more you understand that you have, in fact, read nothing. There is no way to finish, and perhaps that shouldn’t be the goal.” ― Pamela Paul **** How Martin Scorsese Will Save Filmmaking... More

How Lee Friedlander Edits His Photo Books

Posted by on Wednesday July 5, 2017 | Events

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Lee Friedlander's Self Portraits, published in 1970.

Lee Friedlander has published 50 books in his career to date. And he’s not stopping. The legendary photographer (born 1933) and his grandson, Giancarlo T. Roma, recently revived Haywire Press, the self-publishing company Friedlander established in the 1970s. Roma interviewed his grandfather on stage at the New York Public Library on June 20. The talk,... More