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Trending: National Archives Apologizes for Altering Image with Anti-Trump Signs

"We made a mistake." That mea culpa, posted to Twitter on Saturday by the National Archives, came after revelations that it had made multiple alterations to a photo of the 2017 Women's March in D.C. that was part of an exhibition marking the centennial of the right of women to vote. The Archives, an independent government agency charged with preserving governmental and historical records, admitted altering the photo by Getty Images photographer Mario Tama by blurring signs held by marchers that were critical of President Donald Trump. The Archives said the decision to obscure the words was made by agency managers and museum staff members.

Spotlight: Brilliant Timelapses Underscore the Problem of Light Pollution

In the future, will we see stars? Last year, photographer and filmmaker Asif Islam of Asif Photography set out to capture an 8K timelapse that would show the impact of light pollution. So he traveled from one end of the spectrum, so to speak, to the other, traveling from the bright lights of Los Angeles to the Great Basin Desert of the western U.S., one of the least light-polluted places on Earth. The result is the timelapse "Where are the Stars?" We feature it today, along "Ancestral Nights," a new timelapse from the filmmakers behind the Skyglow Project, which aims to fight light pollution.

Steven Guarnaccia's Bookcases

Pimp Your Bookcases 20/20 begins with the massive library of Steven Guarnaccia, from somewhere in Brooklyn. I was thrilled that Steve replied to the invite, and took time from his busy days to tell his story:  Peggy Roalf: When did you realize that books were a drug of choice? Steven Guarnaccia: They began as talismans, devotional objects. I remember finding a paperback copy of Jules Feiffer’s Sick, Sick, Sick amongst a pile of girlie magazines in the woods with friends when I was...

Spotlight: Discovering a New Life and Vision in Valparaiso, Chile

Eleonore Simon moved to Valparaiso, Chile in 2016. "I needed a fresh start and decided to spend time with my family who had settled in Chile the same year. I didn't speak a word of Spanish and I was only planning on spending a few weeks there before returning to New York," she says. Instead, she ended up staying. "Valparaiso's charm and grittiness instantly captured my imagination," she adds. Inspired by others who have photographed "The Jewel of the Pacific" -- Sergio Larrain, Anders Petersen and Alberto Garcia-Alix -- she set about capturing the city in black-and-white images. Besides discovering a new city, she discovered a new life. Her work was named a winner of the Latin American Fotografia 7 competition.

American Photography Open 2019: Meet the Winner, Alain Schroeder

Last month we revealed the ten finalists. Today, we introduce the winner of the American Photography Open 2019 competition - Alain Schroeder, a Brussels, Belgium-based photojournalist who has worked all around the globe, from Thailand and Tuscany to Crete and Vietnam. From October 2018 through April 2019, he was in Sumatra, Indonesia, to document efforts to aid the area's critically endangered orangutans. His photograph of an abused three-month-old female orangutan named Brenda being treated for a severely broken arm earned Schroeder the top spot in this year's contest.

The SONY a9: What the Pros Have to Say

"Eventually you knew it had to happen. Sooner or later cameras would get so good at what they did that basically your job as a photographer would be to look for interesting things to shoot and then try not to get in the camera's way as it did it's thing capturing them. I mean, imagine if a camera had pretty much flawless exposure capability, flawless focusing and could fire and focus so fast it never missed a frame?" So writes Jeff Wignall in todays Street Test of the Sony a9 full-frame mirrorless camera. Sony Artisans of Imagery Katrin Eisman, Andy Katz, and Pat Murphy-Racey join in with their takes on the 24.2-megapixel camera that has caused an uproar in the photo industry.