This week we have lots of great local events, news about the Corcoran merger, and amazing photos of the things you can carry on a motorbike.
- 26-year-old French photojournalist Camille Lepage was killed in the Central African Republic while covering fighting near the border of Cameroon. Lepage had been sharing photos on Instagram, but hadn’t posted since May 6.
- The final details of the Corcoran, National Gallery of Art, and George Washington University Deal have been announced, and it looks like many Corcoran adjunct professors and university staffers will lose their jobs.
- The Los Angeles Times has some stunning and frightening images of the fires raging near San Diego.
- This weekend is the Worldwide Instameet, and there are several local events you can attend to celebrate.
- Jill Abramson, who was fired from the New York Times this week, broke her silence with a photo. A pretty badass photo at that.
- The Guardian examines Walker Evan’s little known magazine contributions. “His work for magazines adds another layer of understanding in terms of how an already great artist saw the world.”
- Tomorrow the Pulitzer Center is hosting a talk at NPR headquarters called “Beyond Witness.” Three members of VII photo agency will be on the panel.
- We are a little late to this party, but AFP has been posting photos on Pinterest.
- Photographer Hans Kemp has been photographing all of the shocking things that fit on Vietnamese motorbikes. The dead shark is particularly alarming.
- Here is a little nostalgia, with photos from a Game Boy camera.
- “When he first posted his pictures online, he was called in front of the council of elders and forced to delete the images off his Flickr account in front of them.” Photographer Kelly Hofer photographed life inside his closed Hutterite community.
- Jim Cummins’ rock ‘n roll photography was recently re-discovered. Hear both Cummins’ and curator Chris Murray’s perspective in this NPR story.
- The DC F-Stop Group is holding a meeting Monday night to explore Outdoor and Indoor photo challenges.
- And finally, just because your name is Tyga it doesn’t mean you should own a tiger.