- In the wake of recent bystander recordings seen in the news, the Washington Post has put together a short video primer on what you need to know about recording the police.
- “For the few foreign journalists who have had repeated access to the North, the views from the window become vital, offering counterpoints to the cascade of officially arranged scenes.” Six days in North Korea – photographs and video by David Guttenfelder.
- Polaroid’s new ZIP instant printer gets high marks, fits in your pocket, and costs $129 on Amazon plus $25 for each pack of 50 photo sheets. Consider mine purchased.
- Out of context you might be unsure of exactly what you’re looking at when you first see the images in Roland Fischer’s series “Facades.” They could be tiles or fabric patterns or perhaps optical illusions.
- D.C. photographer Andy DelGuidice reminisces about what hooked him on cheap color film.
- “Gaining the trust of the young men and women I portrayed in these photos wasn’t an immediate process.” A month in the life of the youth of Khartoum, Sudan, shot by Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah.
- Professional storm-chasing photographer Kelly DeLay captured a “shot of a lifetime” — a massive supercell storm cloud extending twin tornados to the ground below.
- By peering into the homes of strangers, Gail Albert Halaban hopes to bridge the gap of isolation and disconnectedness of living in large cities. And yes, she has the approval of her subjects.
- Leading up to the 68th Annual General Meeting of the Magnum Photos cooperative, its 60 active photographers were asked to select “an image that changed everything.”
- The Washington Football Team is hiring a photographer.
- Can’t a beaver scratch his bum in peace?
Happy almost long weekend link lovers! This week we have more bad news from the Corcoran, two grants available to photographers, the changes that were needed at Polaroid, and much more.
- Politico has a collection of photos by M. Scott Mahaskey of the annual tradition of the Old Guard placing flags on the graves at Arlington Cemetery.
- The group Save the Corcoran posted more bad news this week, “All Corcoran staff, including curatorial, except full-time faculty were given 90 day notices on Monday, May 19, 2014.“
- ArtFile Magazine is offering a $500 grant to emerging artists. The grant comes with an in-depth interview that will be published in the magazine this fall.
- Need a new camera? One that comes with a phone? This Guardian review of new smartphone cameras could help.
- Before you use that new smartphone camera, you should read this NPR story on how constantly photographing our lives can alter our memories.
- Winners of the 2014 PDN Photo Annual have been announced. Be prepared to get lost in great images for a while.
- The Aaron Siskind Foundation is accepting applications for their Photographer’s Fellowship program. Some of the grants reach $10,000.
- Photographer Eric Lafforgue captured images of North Korea that the government did not want shared.
- “With these three traits in mind: visualization, sharing and affordability, Polaroid went out on a venture to find new product categories that would embody the essence of the brand.” Interesting article on how Polaroid made changes to keep the company alive.
- A wedding photographer that hates wedding photography? Yup.
- Several men are facing charges after a photograph of Rose Cochran, wife of Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran, appeared in a political video. Mrs. Cochran has been in a nursing home for 14 years, and is bedridden with dementia.
- And finally, the San Diego Zoo has created a new habitat for the six Sumatran tigers that live there. It has “a waterfall and swimming pool for splashing around, heated rocks for sunbathing, green slopes for running, and shaded nooks for cooling down.”
Happy Friday, link lovers! This week we have a local photographer explaining the use of anamorphic lenses on his blog, new local professional development workshops, Amazon patenting shooting on a white seamless, and much more!
- The May APA DC featured member is Erika Nizborski, who was also an Exposed DC contest winner. She was interviewed on their blog by Jim Darling, who also happens to be a former Exposed winner.
- George Steinmetz’s work is on the cover of National Geographic this month. His creation of the photos of factory farms got him arrested last year.
- Kickstarter for a panoramic camera that makes images in fancy 4k resolution, called CENTR.
- Local wedding photographer Sam Hurd wrote an excellent post on his blog describing how he uses an anamorphic lens. The post was later picked up by PetaPixel.
- The Los Angeles Times has redesigned their photography section, and there is plenty of great work to enjoy.
- In extremely weird news, Amazon has patented shooting on a white seamless background. No word yet what the estate of Richard Avedon will have to pay in royalty fees.
- Interested in professional development? Local photographer E. Brady Robinson will be hosting workshops at The Fringe.
- Polaroid made a camera in the 60’s called The Swinger, and fittingly the commercial is full of sexual innuendo.
- The title of this article says more than enough, “Man Photoshops Himself Into Girlfriend’s Childhood Photographs.” An alternative title could have been, “How To Quickly Make Yourself Into An Ex-Boyfriend.”
- Who controls an artist’s work after their death? The Wall Street Journal looks at the posthumous production of prints from negatives created by Vivian Maier and Garry Winogrand.
- Photographer Sophie Gamand takes a hard look at one of the most humiliating part of a dogs life, bath time.
- The Calumet website is back online. Calumet was sold to C & A Marketing, and you can read some legal documents about the case here, and here. You can also read the perspective of a college student struggling with the loss of the camera store.
- And finally, the Philadelphia zoo creating a cat walk crossing that allows tigers to leave their exhibits and travel across the zoo can only mean one thing – Road Trip!
We have a long list of links this week including shocking news from Getty Images, a collaboration between Magnum Photos and the Smithsonian, where to get your aura photographed and much, much more.
- In news that has shocked many this week, Getty Images announced that they will be making their images free to use. The British Journal of Photography is all over the story, including responses from ASMP and NPPA.
- Remember what you looked like in 1987? Karl Baden does. He took a photo of himself every day for the last 27 years.
- Dog photo booths are much cooler than people photo booths. Photos by Lynn Terry.
- The Northern Lights have been putting on a show in the UK. Some of the images look like scenes from Harry Potter.
- The LA Times interviewed veteran National Geographic photographer William Albert Allard.
- The going rate for getting your aura photographed seems rather reasonable.
- Lenscape and Shifra are two new app online photography magazines.
- “My photographs are a more useful first draft than my attempted prose was, a richer archive than the pages of my binders.” Casey Cep explores the relationship between photography and writing.
- Do you have $50,000 burning a hole in your pocket? If so, you can buy Andy Warhol’s Polaroid camera.
- Learn how Time made the panoramic image atop One World Trade Center.
- A compilation list of image libraries owned by the federal government.
- “Khalid Mohammed, a photographer for the Associated Press, took a picture 10 years ago of two charred American bodies hanging from a bridge and surrounded by a crowd of cheering Iraqis.” Here’s the impact a single image had on the Iraq War.
- At the Paris Exposition in 1900, W.E.B. DuBois presented an exhibit about the history and “present condition” of African Americans. The exhibit had many photographs, and 114 years later we can see them online at the Library of Congress website.
- Magnum Photos and the Smithsonian have teamed up for an exhibit called Unintended Journeys. The exhibit “provides a glimpse into the lives of humans displaced by global climate change and some of the most devastating natural disasters in the past decade.”
- Are your cell phone camera, DSLR, and point and shoot not enough for you? NPR did a story on a tiny camera that clips on your clothes to record everything you see.
- And finally, the Land of the Tiger exhibit opens this weekend at the Jacksonville Zoo.