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Trending: Julia Fullerton-Batten Shoots Eva Green for Campari

The Internet is looking forward to 2015 … because of the new Campari calendar shot by noted fine-art photographer (and PPD reader) Julia Fullerton-Batten. Titled “Mytholody Mixology,” the calendar pays tribute to 12 cocktails made with Campari, but the main attraction is actress Eva Green (Casino Royale; Penny Dreadful), who, notes the Daily Mail, is “red hot,” in part because she’s dressed in red for each of the calendar’s 12 images. Fullerton-Batten is the first woman to shoot the calendar, which is now in its 16th edition. She brings her signature style—cinematic lighting, elaborate sets, and an underlying sense of narrative—to the project. Bloomberg features a BTS video about the making of the calendar.

Resources: A Film Activist's Guide to Changing the World

Social-Issue films can make a difference, that’s clear: The 2010 doc Gasland exposed the dangers of fracking, while 2013’s Blackfish led to the recent resignation of SeaWorld CEO Jim Atchison. There are other examples, of course, but in an age of increasingly multitudinous, fast-paced information exchange, how can documentary filmmakers quantify the impact their films are making beyond the screen? That’s the question that MovieMaker asks—and answers—in a recent filmmaking guide for social-issue activists. The takeaway: Bringing a well-crafted film into a broader social campaign to do good is resonating more and more with funders and audiences.

Urban Sketchers NYC

Urban Sketchers is a global network of artists who enjoy drawing on location. According to the Seattle chapter the international community of urban sketchers is estimated at over 50,000, with 13 chapters in the US alone. The mission of Urban Sketchers is “to raise the artistic, storytelling and educational value of location drawing, promoting its practice and connecting people around the world who draw on location where they live and travel. We aim to show the world, one ...

Latin American Fotografia: Thomas Baccaro

You never know what you'll find in New York City. Perhaps, if you're a lucky photographer, you may even run into a man in a red suit. That's what happened when Thomas Baccaro was wandering along 14th Street in the East Village neighborhood with his vintage Rolliflex 6x6 camera. At first, the man declined to be photographed, but then changed his mind. The image was shot in 2011, when the Sao Paulo, Brazil-based Baccaro was living in New York; it is a winner of the Latin American Fotografia 3 contest.