This week we’ve dug up an absorbing assortment of links for you, including a famous photographer held responsible for the recent South Korean ferry disaster, a photographer suing the Feds for being unfairly tagged as “suspicious”, and a popular photography educator stealing other people’s material. Oh, and some stuffed birds.
- Adam Ryder writes about D.C. photographer Caitlin Teal Price and her work photographing taxidermied birds in the Smithsonian’s collection.
- The deadline for the Emerging Photography Fund 2014 grant of $10,000 is July 31.
- Pat Padua interviewed local photographer Mark Parascandola about his new book on the decaying Carabanchel Prison in Spain.
- Remember the South Korean ferry that sunk and killed hundreds a few months ago? The prime suspect is the “de facto owner” of the ferry, a famous South Korean photographer. Yes, a photographer.
- After being investigated by the FBI for taking photos, James Prigoff is one of five plaintiffs suing Eric Holder. “They seek a ‘permanent injunction’ on the current lax standards of the suspicious activity reports and to end law-enforcement training on them.“
- “Few photos of this Underground Railroad exist, which is why Jeanine Michna-Bales has spent months following some of the known routes north, photographing the homes, forests and caves where those escaping slavery sought shelter.”
- Doug Gordon has been accused of plagiarism for the second time, and has been one of a number of big name photography “educators” to be found stealing from other photographers. It would be wonderful if the large conventions would just ban anyone caught plagiarizing.
- We’ve previously shared a wedding shoot with a raging wildfire as backdrop. Now, here’s one with a tornado.
- And finally, USA Today has a list of animal sanctuaries that you should visit. The list includes a large cat sanctuary in Florida, where you can see their white tiger Zabu.