What We're Reading: A Month of Insights, Opinions and Trends

By David Schonauer   Wednesday March 17, 2021

Did covid-19 change wedding photography forever?

Who should own photographs of slaves?

What does it mean to have a childhood without photographs?

These are some of the articles we’ve been reading over the past month. There’s also a look at a new exhibition featuring decades of FBI surveillance of Americans, some new 4K images of Mars, photos of the Parthenon covered in snow, and more.

Refinery29: How the Covid Pandemic Changed Wedding Photography

Connecticut-based wedding photographer Rachel Kimberly Varanelli has been doing something a little different when it comes to making deals with clients. "I have been promoting albums a lot more lately because I believe that they are such an important keepsake," she says.

PhotoShelter: Who Should Own Photos of Enslaved People?

Examining the enduring legacy of the Zealy Daguerreotypes.

Preview: Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Jim Brown and Sam Cooke, One Night in Miami

Life magazine photographer Bob Gormel recalls documenting the scene when Ali, Malcolm, Brown and Cooke got together in a motel diner on Feb. 25, 1964, a legendary meeting captured in the film One Night in Miami.

Salon: A childhood Without Photographs

“Modern childhood is endlessly documented; mine, not at all,” writes Mary Elizabeth Williams. “What does it mean to live a photo-less life?”

BuzzFeed: Decades Of FBI Surveillance On American Citizens

The exhibition “Las Carpetas,” at the Abrons Arts Center in New York, shares a cautionary tale of the American surveillance state.

DP Review: Canon's 2020 Financial Results Show Drop in Net Sales, Increase in Profits for Imaging Systems Business

Even amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Or, at the very least, the darkness is beginning to fade.

DIY Photography: Sony’s Grip of Full-Frame Mirrorless Market in Japan Seems to Hold

Despite the new models from Canon and Nikon over the last few months, Sony’s release of the A7C, A7S III and now the A1 have seen Sony take a massive lead in market share amongst full-frame mirrorless cameras in Japan.

PetaPixel: Explore the Surface of Mars in First-Ever Stunning 4K Videos

Before NASA’s Perseverance Rover that is set to land on Mars on February 18, a new video from ElderFox Documentaries shared a high-resolution journey across the surface of the Red Planet.

NPR: Learning To Love Bird Photography, Thanks To A 'Competitive Collaboration’

How photographer and explorer Gemina Garland-Lewis grew to love bird photography alongside her partner on their land, nicknamed "La Isla," in Baja California Sur, Mexico.

My Modern Met: Robert Irwin Wins Wildlife Photographer of the Year’s People’s Choice Award

Robert Irwin, son of “Croc Hunter” Steve Irwin, won for his image “Bushfire,” taken during the Australian fires of early 2020

Insider: This Photographer Has Been Taking Pictures of a Cursed Ghost Town to 10 Years

Meet Dennis Ariza, the man from Bodie.

Art News: These Photographs of the Parthenon Covered by a Rare Snowstorm Like a Magical Ancient Wedding Cake Are Going Viral

Weather is really weird right now.
At top and above: via Art News/Getty Images


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