LEDE Coronavirus Edition: News Updates

By David Schonauer   Monday March 16, 2020

On Friday we looked at coronavirus news.

Here’s an update:

1. DIY Photography: World Press Photo Awards show and festival cancelled due to Coronavirus.

Nominees and winners of the 2020 World Press Photo Contest were recently announced, with the Awards Show and Photo Festival scheduled to take place between April 16 and 18 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The winners of the 2020 Photo Contest and the Digital Storytelling Contest will be announced on April 16, along with the winner of the World Press Photo of the Year and the three other major awards. Instead of the live show in Amsterdam, the winning images will be presented to the global audience through a wide range of online and media channels.

2. Palm Springs Photo Festival: Postponed Until Sept. 20-25

"All registrations and programs are assured for our new dates," note the organizers.

3. The Art Newspaper: Here Are the Museums That Have Closed (So Far) Due to Coronavirus

TAN tracks museum closures around the world due to the coronavirus as of March 13. The list isn’t exhaustive, but it shows the magnitude of the outbreak’s effect on the art world.

4. 4x5 Photo Fest: Event In San Antonio, Texas, Is Postponed

“Four X Five Photo Fest will follow local leadership guidance and will postpone our 2020 Fest originally scheduled for Saturday, April 4th and the Food Photography workshop on Sunday, April 5th as planned. All attendees who have already paid for the workshop will receive a full refund,” note the organizers.

5. Canon Rumors: Coronavirus Causes Delays in Production of Canon R5

Last week we learned that production of the Nikon D6 would be delayed due to supply-chain disruptions caused by the coronavirus outbreak. Now Canon Rumors reports that production of both the EOS R5 and the still-unconfirmed EOS R6 is at just 25 percent of capacity. PetaPixel has more.

6. Adweek: How the Coronavirus Is Disrupting the Advertising Industry

Adweek speaks with leaders about how the virus will affect four key parts of the industry, including ad spending. CNBC has more on the impact on ad spending.

7. PetaPixel: Adobe Offers Students Free At-Home Access to Creative Cloud Apps Amid Coronavirus Closures

In response to requests from educators, Adobe has announced that it will be providing free at-home access to Creative Cloud apps to those students who usually only have access on-campus. Higher education and K-12 institutions that pay for on-campus access for their students simply need to request “temporary ‘at-home’ access” through this link. Once verified, access will be granted, free of charge, through May 31.

8. NPPA: Tips For Pros On Protecting Themselves and their Crews

The National Press Photographers Association has a downloadable information sheet on COVID-19


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