Happy Friday! Our links this week include more awards for Tyler Hicks, the National Zoo trying to help Sumatran Tigers, great photos of local food, and a possible ban on overly photoshopped images.
- This week Lytro announced the Illum, a new light-field camera. Light-field (or plenoptic) cameras capture all of the light in a given scene, allowing you to make significant changes to photos, like choosing different focus points and even perspective, after you’ve taken them.
- Local photographer, and two-time Exposed winner, Rey Lopez has mouth-watering images of chef Matt Adler making gnocchi on Eater DC.
- After years of clarifying that she was Indian, and not Native American, photographer Annu Palakunnathu Matthew uses the diptych to compare and contrast her Indian cultural heritage to Native American Indians.
- Zoey and Jasper – a rescue dog and her little boy. Because adorable.
- Terry Richardson was accused again this week of sexual harassment, after a model shared a message he allegedly sent offering a Vogue photo shoot in exchange for sex. This is not the first time someone has stepped forward with accusations against Richardson, with some of those including sexual assault. Can the photo world agree to be done with this predator already?
- Photographer Aline Smithson has made all of your doll nightmares a reality.
- Tyler Hicks won the Robert Capa Gold Medal Award this week for his story on the 2013 attack on a Nairobi mall. Hicks also won the Pulitzer Prize for the story, and shared behind the scenes information about it with NPR.
- Photographer Rohan Anderson photographed a band for a publication, and the band subsequently used his photo without permission. The band did not like his request for payment, and responded like whiney five-year olds. After the story went viral, the band paid up. No word on if they apologized for posting the photo using a pseudo HDR filter.
- Photographer Zahir Batin has revealed the private lives of Storm Troopers. This of course includes waiting at the AT-AT stop and feeding baby chickens.
- We can agree that excessive photoshopping is terrible, but do we need a law banning it? And if we are banning things, can we at least start with selective color images?
- The Smithsonian has created the Endangered Song project to raise money for the 400 remaining Sumatran Tigers, who are at risk of going extinct. They printed 400 lathe-cut records of a song by the band Portugal. The Man, which will degrade over time and ‘go extinct’ unless it’s digitally reproduced. You can see more tiger photos on the Zoo’s Instagram page.
After yesterday’s gorgeous horse photos, we’re sticking with the animal theme for today’s In Frame. Betsy Law steers clear of any urge to be cutesy, framing the child and dog to create a hint of tension between the sad-faced pup and the onlooking child. Shrewdly including the magazine cover in the shot lets us know it was almost certainly taken in the D.C. area.