David Schonauer

State of the Art: Annie Leibovitz says AI Doesn't Worry Her, at All

France 24   Friday March 29, 2024

There are those—plenty of people, actually—who see AI as a threat to professional photography. Annie Leibovitz is not among them. "That doesn't worry me at all," she recently told Agence France Presse. "With each technological progress, there are hesitations and concerns,” she added. "You just have to take the plunge and learn how to use it. Photography itself is not really real... I like to use PhotoShop. I use all the tools available.” Leibovitz was recently inducted as a foreign associate member of the French Academy of Fine Arts.   Read the full Story >>

Trending: Mind-Blowing New Photos of a Black Hole

Mashable   Friday March 29, 2024

At the heart of the Milky Way galaxy lies a super-massive black hole that scientists have named Sagittarius A* (pronounced "Sagittarius a star”). An awesome new image from the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) array has captured swirling magnetic fields around the black hole, notes DIY Photography. Scientists captured the black hole in polarized light, which involves using a filter to view different characteristics of the distant object, notes Mashable, which explains how we can view black holes, even though no light can escape their extreme gravity.   Read the full Story >>

Dept of Ideas: This Canon Exhibition Brings Photography to the Visually Impaired

Digital Camera World   Friday March 29, 2024

Canon has partnered with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) to create “World Unseen,” an accessible and immersive photography exhibition developed for visually impaired people. The exhibition, notes Digital Camera World, features a mixture of soundscapes, audio descriptions, braille, and raised photographic prints from Canon ambassadors and others, including Brent Stirton, Sebastião Salgado, Yagazie Emezi, Muhammed Muheisen, and Hiedi Rondak. It debuts at London’s Somerset House from April 5 to 7,   Read the full Story >>

Honor Roll: Keisha Scarville Wins Inaugural Saltzman Prize

Center of Photography at Woodstock   Friday March 29, 2024

Artist Keisha Scarville is the winner of its inaugural Saltzman Prize. an award for emerging photographers founded by philanthropist and artist Lisa Saltzman in partnership with the Center of Photography at Woodstock. (The $10,000 prize includes a solo exhibition at the PHOTOFAIRS New York art fair in September.) Born in Brooklyn to  Guyanese parents, Scarville makes photographs “that explore themes dealing with cultural identity, transformation, and loss,” notes the CPW.   Read the full Story >>

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