From White House press photographers objecting to their lack of access in the Obama White House, to AFP and Getty stealing photos, to photos of indigenous cultures, and Tom Turkey fighting for his life, we have a bit of everything for you this week. Enjoy.
- The aerial photos of the tornado destruction in the mid-west are incredible.
- A book of 1500 mugshots from the early 20th Century sold at auction for $10,000. The images are fascinating.
- A mysterious woman at a grave site is one of many recently rediscovered images from the Jordan Valley.
- “But anyone who has followed the case can have no doubt: the behaviour of AFP and Getty has been both willful and reckless, not to mention thuggish and comically incompetent.” Add Getty and AFP to the long list of of people, agencies, and companies stealing photos.
- Leica Store DC has announced their second Oskar Barnack Wall winning photograph by Dick Pitini.
- Nine Inch Nails dedicated a song to ailing photographer and fan, Andrew Youssef.
- Photographer Jimmy Nelson has spent the last several years photographing indigenous cultures. The results are stunning.
- The Torpedo Factory in Alexandria is holding a workshop for photographers looking to show their work.
- Sorry luddites, Fujifilm is discontinuing their 3×4 Instant black and white film.
- The newest edition of the local magazine Worn is online. It’s filled with images by local photographers, so check it out.
- PROOF interviewed Maggie Steber and Lynn Johnson about how being women has impacted their photography career, in both positive and negative ways.
- Photographer Francois Brunelle created portraits of unrelated people who look nearly identical. We promise they look more alike than Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito.
- Old photos from the 1930s & 40s of turkeys getting ready to be a Thanksgiving meal. Let’s hope the turkey wearing a protest sign made it.
- Balthazar Korab was working for Eero Saarinen when he created these stunning images of the architect’s work including shots of Dulles Airport under construction.
- Cecil Stoughton was the official White House photographer working during the Kennedy assassination. Stoughton took the iconic photographs of Johnson being sworn in on Air Force One.
- Speaking of White House photographers, Pete Souza’s images sure are pretty, but they aren’t proper news coverage. Journalists have been protesting what they believe is the White House creating their own Soviet-style news service, by barring journalists from Presidential events. The White House this morning provided this photographic retort.
- And finally, we will end on a happy note the Little Rock Zoo announced the birth of two new tiger cubs.