Trending: Stock Photography Looks for Diversity with TONL
Stock photography has become the stuff of memes. We recently spotlighted Dark Stock Photos, a popular Twitter account created by journalist Andy Kelly that features absurd and disturbing images gleaned from various stock agencies. We also looked at the history of the famous "Distracted Boyfriend" stock photo that launched a million memes. Aside from the jokes about bland and weird stock photos, the big issue in the industry now is diversity: The New York Times recently looked at the evolution of women in stock photography. And the media is giving lots of attention to TONL, a new company that is tackling the stock photography's overwhelming whiteness.
Spotlight: Motion Highlights of August
August brought shocking news, and a shocking documentary: After a violent rally of white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups in Charlottesville that left one counter-protester dead, HBO's Vice News aired a 22-minute documentary providing a disturbing behind-the-scenes look at the event and a chilling interview with a white supremacist leader. We featured the film, which became an online sensation. Last month also brought a total solar eclipse over the U.S., which photographer-filmmaker Stephen Wilkes captured in a memorable 360-degree motion piece. We also highlighted photojournalist-filmmaker Ken Kobre's celebration of rose wine.
The DART Board: 09.19.2017
Talks / Screenings / Book Events / and Beyond Tuesday, September 19 Andrew Durgin’s MacArthur Park, book launch, 6-8pm. Petzel Gallery, 456 West 18th Street, NY, NY Info Conversations in Contemporary Poetics: Elaine Kahn and Fred Moten, 7 pm. Hauser & Wirth, 548 West 22nd Street, NY, NY Info Eugene Richards, Sam Stephenson in conversation of Art and Journalism | Past and Present, moderated by Arezoo Moseni, 6:30 pm. The New York Public Library, Celeste Auditorium, 42nd Street and Fif...
Miguel Winograd and Colombia's "False Positives" of War
In 2015, Colombian documentary photographer Miguel Winograd traveled to the country's southwestern Putumayo region to investigate the killing of four peasants by Colombian army soldiers. Near a village of coca farmers, he saw two boys playing at war. "They were just kids playing around, but by the way they held the sticks you could tell they had grown up in a war zone," Winograd says. His photo of one of the boys was named a winner of the Latin American Fotografia 5 competition. It is part of a series the photographer calls "False Positives," a term used by the Colombian army to describe the killing of innocent civilians.
Illustrator Profile - Arlen Schumer: "Everything I needed to know I learned from comic books"
Arlen Schumer is a Westport, Connecticut-based illustrator, writer, graphic designer and lecturer. Schumer specializes in bold, graphic comic book-style art that has appeared in numerous publications, in advertising, and in a wide array of commercial and promotional materials. Schumer is a passionate champion of comic art; in addition to creating a definitive book, The Silver Age of Comic Book Art, he gives an ongoing series of lectures on comic book artists and history. Schumer will be giving his latest "visualecture" on Tuesday, October 10 at the 92 Street Y in NYC on The Centennial of the King of Comics, Jack Kirby. Tickets are available here.
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.