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Art News: The Photographic Challenge Facing London's V&A

By David Schonauer   Wednesday October 26, 2016

In September, Martin Roth announced that he would be quitting his job as director of London's Victorian and Albert Museum, a move that some have attributed in part to this summer's Brexit vote. During his tenure, the V&A established itself as a world center for photography, but his departure comes during a challenging moment for the museum. Earlier this year the ...   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: Kodak's Ektra Smartphone, Designed for Photographers

WIRED   Wednesday October 26, 2016

It comes as no surprise that a Kodak-branded smartphone would be designed for photographers: The newly introduced Ektra is produced by the UK-company Bullitt Group, which is licensing the Kodak brand name for the product, and.takes its name from a Kodak camera introduced in 1941, notes PetaPixel. Specs: a 21-megapixel main camera with f/2 aperture, a 13-magapixel front-facing camera; optical image stabilization and phase detection autofocus, and 4K video capture. Wired has the story.   Read the full Story >>

In Focus: Hit By An ISIS Car Bomb

The New York Times   Wednesday October 26, 2016

New York Times photographer Bryan Denton was with Iraqi counterterrorism forces as they began pushing toward the ISIS stronghold of Mosul last week. He now describes the dangerous journey, during which ISIS fighters sent three suicide car bombs toward the mine-resistant vehicle in which he was riding. During a lull in the fighting, Denton was away from the vehicle when a fourth car bomb appeared. “The explosion was huge, and I felt something hit the top of my right wrist,” Denton writes.    Read the full Story >>

Collector's Corner: Buy Ansel Adams's View Camera

DP Review   Wednesday October 26, 2016

That limited-edition Leica with ping-pong paddle grip (see item 2) is cheap compared to the Arca-Swiss 4×5 inch view camera Heritage Auctions  will be selling in New York on October 27. The camera, used by Ansel Adams in the ’60s and ’70s , is expected to bring between $70,000 and $100,000, notes DP Review. “This will be the first time one of Ansel Adams’ view cameras has been offered at auction,” explains Heritage Auctions Director of Photography Nigel Russell at PetaPixel.   Read the full Story >>

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