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What We Learned This Week: How Photos Re-Make History

By David Schonauer   Thursday April 23, 2015

We continue our Friday look back at the week in photo news and what we learned from it: This week we learned that there is still a good reason for newspapers to have photography staffs. We also learned, however, that the job of a news photographer is not an easy one -- though it ranks ahead of being a newspaper reporter, which is now officially ...   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: Adobe Unveils Lightroom 6 and Lightroom CC

PDNPULSE   Friday April 24, 2015

Adobe has unveiled its new version of Lightroom, and it comes both in Creative Cloud and standalone versions, notes PDN Pulse. The update brings faster performance, some revamped tools, and a set of powerful new creation features, reports PetaPixel: Unlike previous versions of Lightroom, Lightroom CC now uses the GPU on your computer, which gives you faster-than-ever performance. Adobe says it could help speed up the program by 10x for some users. DIY photography  lists the new features, including one that makes HDR easy.   Read the full Story >>

Books: "Congo" by Pellegrin and Majoli

The New Yorker   Friday April 24, 2015

The New Yorker’s Philip Gourevitch compares the experience of looking through the new book Congo, by Magnum photographers Paolo Pellegrin and Alex Majoli, to waking up on a train and watching an unknown world fly past through the windows. That’s because there are no captions. (In fact, it’s not the Democratic Republic of Congo, formerly known as Zaire, but the smaller Republic of Congo.) Gourecitch adds that book’s muteness only draws attention to the power the images.   Read the full Story >>

Legal Brief: Photogs Kicked Out of Indonesia Over Photo Shoot

The Jakarta Post   Friday April 24, 2015

The lesson of this story, notes PetaPixel, is that if you’re planning on doing an elaborate photo shoot in a foreign country, get the necessary permits and visas: The Jakarta Post reports that 11 Americans and four Canadians were arrested on April 10 for misusing tourist visas for photo shoots. They were reportedly part of a photography workshop called Paradise Challenge. “They conducted a photo shoot on Bali without a working permit,” said an immigration official. Among those arrested and deported were the organizers of the photo shoot, seven models, two photographers, a lighting engineer, a hairdresser and make-up artists.   Read the full Story >>

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