David Schonauer

What We Learned This Week: The State of Photojournalism and Artists vs. Trump

By David Schonauer   Friday February 24, 2017

This week we were given some insights into the state of photojournalism in 2017, thanks to a report published by the University of Stirling and the World Press Photo Foundation. Researchers surveyed 1,991 photographers who entered the 2016 World Press Photo Contest to find out how they feel about their jobs. The takeaway: Photojournalists feel they're at risk, but generally they're ...   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: Two Zooms and Two Primes from Sigma

DIYPhotography   Friday February 24, 2017

Sigma has added four new lenses  to its Art line — two zooms (a 100-400mm f/5-6.3 and a 24-70mm f/2.8) and two primes (a 14mm f/1.8 and 135mm f/1.8). The 14mm f/1.8 Art lens incorporates the same groundbreaking aspherical element as Sigma’s critically acclaimed 12-24mm f/4 Art lens, while the 135mm f/1.8 Art lens becomes Sigma’s new premiere mid-range telephoto prime lens, notes DIY Photography, which has the details on all the new optics.   Read the full Story >>

Portfolio: The Faces Behind Customer Service Voices

WIRED   Friday February 24, 2017

To most people, a customer-service rep is simply a voice on the phone, someone to sort out a billing error or missed delivery. To Portugal- and UK-based photographer José Sarmento Matos  they are people who “have feelings and they have lives.” In 2014, Matos spent a month working as a call-center representative, and the experience inspired him to begin his series “How Can I Help You?” — images of call center workers around the world. Matos documented their lives at work and in their homes, notes Wired.   Read the full Story >>

Social News: WhatsApp Is Now Rolling Out a Snapchat Clone

Recode   Friday February 24, 2017

Last August, Facebook owned Instagram launched a copy of Snapchap’s popular Stories feature — a tool that lets users share photos and videos for up to 24 hours before they disappear. Now, reports Recode, the Facebook-owned WhatsApp has rolled out a Stories feature with a new version of its existing status-update option called WhatsApp Status. Note: All Status updates are end-to-end encrypted, which means that once they disappear they really disappear.   Read the full Story >>

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