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Passings: Dorothy Bohm, Photographer Who Fled Nazis, Dies at 98

The Jewish Chronicle   Friday March 31, 2023

Dorothy Bohm, a doyenne of post-war British photography known for her portraiture, street photography, early adoption of color, has died at age 98, notes The Jewish Chronicle. Born in June 1924 in Konigsberg, then in East Prussia and now known as Kalingrad, Russia, Bohm’s parents sent her to Britain at age 14 to escape Nazi persecution. As she said goodbye to them, her father took off the Leica camera he was wearing around his neck and gave it to her, telling her: “It might be useful to you.” She went on to become an associate director of the Photographers’  Gallery in London and published numerous books of her work.   Read the full Story >>

Art News: AIPAD Highlights, 2023

L'Oeil de la Photographie   Friday March 31, 2023

The Photography Show presented by AIPAD, the longest-running fine art photography fair (now in its 42nd edition) opens today and runs through Sunday at Center415 on Fifth Avenue and 38th Street in Manhattan. L’Oeil de la Photographie looks at some of the highlights from this year’s edition, which features work from a roster of 44 galleries—from Roger Mayne’s seminal body of work on the streets of West London (on view at the Gitterman Gallery) to a powerful series on domestic violence by Arne Svenson (Robert Klein Gallery). See part 2 of the guide here.   Read the full Story >>

Trending: Rapper Is Sued by Police After Using Their Faces in Music Videos

The New York Times   Friday March 31, 2023

Seven law enforcement officers in Ohio are suing the rapper Afroman (real name: Joseph E. Foreman) for using footage of their raid on his house last year in videos and merchandise for commercial purposes, reports The New York Times. The officers, all with the Adams County Sheriff’s Office in West Union, filed a lawsuit on March 13, claiming that the rapper’s actions had caused them to suffer “humiliation, ridicule, mental distress, embarrassment and loss of reputation.” Police raided Foreman’s home in Winchester, Ohio, last August, citing kidnapping and drug trafficking as reasons for the search. They found nothing illegal in the house.   Read the full Story >>

In Focus: Documenting Damage from Mississippi Tornadoes

The Atlantic   Friday March 31, 2023

Devastating storms spawned high, straight-line winds and tornadoes across western Mississippi and Alabama on March 25, killing at least 25 people and damaging hundreds of buildings. President Joe Biden issued an emergency declaration for the state of Mississippi, providing federal assistance to some of the hardest-hit counties, notes The Atlantic’s In Focus photo blog, which recently featured news service images of the damage in the small town of Rolling Fork, which was struck by a huge EF4 tornado.   Read the full Story >>

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