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What We Learned This Week: The Photo Books of the Year, and a Man Ray Record

By David Schonauer   Thursday November 16, 2017

This week the photo world celebrated in Paris. The annual Paris Photo art fair featured 190 exhibitions from 29 countries, as well as talks and a variety of photo-related events taking place throughout the city. One of the highlights came with the announcement of the winners of the 2017 Paris Paris-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards. French-Venezuelan photographer Mathieu Asselin's "Monsanto: A Photographic Investigation" (Verlag ...   Read the full Story >>

In Focus: Photographer Kamaran Najm's Friends Break Silence on His 2014 Kidnapping

PDNPULSE   Friday November 17, 2017

Three years after photojournalist Kamaran Najm, co-founder of the Iraqi photo agency Metrography, was kidnapped in Iraq, his friends and colleagues have released information on his disappearance. Kamaran was abducted by ISIS militants on June 12, 2014, shortly after he was wounded while covering the fighting between ISIS and Kurdish forces near Mullah Abdullah, Iraq, reports PDN. Initial reports by AFP said Najm had been killed. According to Sebastian Meyer, co-founder of Metrography, Najm made a call on June 13 using his kidnappers’ phone. He said he had been taken to the city of Hawija.   Read the full Story >>

On View: Women Photojournalists at FotoWeekDC

The Washington Post   Friday November 17, 2017

The Women Photojournalists of Washington  (WPOW) is exhibiting work from its 11th Annual Juried Show at FotoWeekDC  (through Nov. 19), featuring photography shot by the group’s members. The images in the show focus on issues that affect women, notes The Washington Post. This year’s competition was judged by photographers Diàna Markosian, Jenn Poggi and Maggie Steber. WPOW is a nonprofit celebrating women in photojournalism and training D.C.-area women in photojournalism.   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: Panasonic Unveils Leica DG Elmarit 200mm f/2.8 Power O.I.S. Lens

DIYPhotography   Friday November 17, 2017

Panasonic is on a roll, having recently rolled out its new G9  Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera as well as the new Leica DG Elmarit 200mm f/2.8 Power O.I.S.  lens — the first large-aperture ultra-telephoto prime lens with the LEICA DG line. The lens is the equivalent of a 400mm lens in 35mm terms due to the 2x crop factor of Micro Four Thirds sensors, notes PetaPixel. With the bundled 1.4x teleconverter, photographers can use this lens as a handheld 560mm (35mm equiv.) lens. DIY Photography has more. Availability: Jan. 2018. Price: $3,000.   Read the full Story >>

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