David Schonauer

Honor Roll: Iturbide, Fink, Van Houtryve to Receive ICP Infinity Awards

International Center of Photography   Monday March 2, 2015

The International Center of Photography has announced the recipients of its 2015 Infinity Awards: This year’s Cornell Capa Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide. Photographer Larry Fink will receive the award for art. Tomas van Houtryve will receive this year’s award for Photojournalism. Russian-born photographer Evgenia Arbugaeva, who graduated from the ICP school in 2009, receives the Young Photographer award. And, notes PDN Pulse, the ICP is giving out its first New Media award, which goes to Question Bridge: Black Males, an interactive exhibition.   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: Imgur Adds Topics Tags to Be More Like Reddit

THE VERGE   Monday March 2, 2015

Photo-hosting site Imgur was originally created as a gift to Reddit  that didn’t suck. Five years later, Imgur has more than 140 million users  and recently scored $40 million in funding. But now, notes the Verge, it is becoming more like the site that spawned it with the introduction of topics tags that allows users to categorize files they share to make them easier to discover. Uploaded images are assigned one topic—for instance, “Funny,” “Current Events,” and “Of the Moment”—per post.   Read the full Story >>

Exhibition: Japanese Photographers On the Triple Disaster of 3/11

The Huffington Post   Monday March 2, 2015

On March 11, 2011, the magnitude-9.0 Tohoku earthquake set in motion a horrendous chain of disasters: The earthquake propelled tsunami waves that destroyed entire villages. The waves in turn flooded the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, leading to the leak of radioactive water. The group exhibition "In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11" at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts  from April 5 through July 12, demonstrates the power of art in the most catastrophic of times, notes the Huffington Post.   Read the full Story >>

Art News: Shoeless Joe Jackson Photo Sells for $179,250

artdaily   Monday March 2, 2015

In time for spring training, the only authenticated signed photo of Chicago Black Sox  legend Shoeless Joe Jackson has been sold at auction for $179,250—almost twice its pre-sale estimate, reports Artdaily. The photo, which was found in a scrapbook in a trunk in a Cleveland, OH, bedroom, was part of a collection compiled by Cleveland newspaper photographer Frank W. Smith in 1911, eight years before Jackson’s fall from grace. “[T]here’s no hyperbole in the suggestion that this ranks among the finest sports autographs ever to be sold," said Chris Ivy of Heritage Auctions  in New York, where the photo was sold to an anonymous collector.   Read the full Story >>

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