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Trending: Photographer Zaza Bertrand's Lustful Love Hotels

By David Schonauer   Monday January 23, 2017

Lust. Desire. Hushed Fantasies. You've just checked into Belgian photographer Zaza Bertrand's world of Japanese love hotels. And you're not alone. Bertrand's images of Japan's love hotels, collected in her book "Japanese Whispers" (Art Paper Editions), have been getting a lot of love on the web. The It's Nice That blog, for instance, notes that while Japanese love ...   Read the full Story >>

Dept of Ideas: Tracking Trump's First 100 Days in Appalachia

Poynter.   Monday January 23, 2017

Donald Trump promised to bring jobs to Appalachia. Now a new journalism project will explore life there during his first 100 days in office. The project, organized in part by West Virginia Public Radio, is called 100 Days in Appalachia; it will narrate the first months of the new administration through the eyes of people who live in the region. Contributors are being asked to submit photos, multimedia reports and texts that reveal "the political, economic and human stories of communities that are more complex than national narratives have allowed.”   Read the full Story >>

In Focus: Ukraine Is a Supermarket for Guns

The New Yorker   Monday January 23, 2017

Officially, the only legal way to own a firearm in Ukraine today is to acquire a rifle for hunting or sporting purposes; handguns are banned, available only to security guards and certain categories of state officials. But the conflict between pro-Kiev and pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine has created a different reality, notes the New Yorker, which features Ukrainian photographer Andrey Lomakin’s portraits of civilian Ukrainian gun owners. “[E]veryone feels safer having one,” he notes.   Read the full Story >>

Industry News: Beware GameFace Media

PetaPixel   Monday January 23, 2017

GameFace Media is recognized as one of the world’s largest photography publishing companies, but PetaPixel notes that photographers should beware of it. The company, which provides free race images to competitors of events such as mud runs and marathons, raised $4 million in financing in 2015 and promised to pay photographers $50 and hour with a minimum of four hours per event. But throughout 2016 and 2017 hundreds of photographers have gone months without payment, notes PP.   Read the full Story >>

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