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Dept of Ideas: Soak Your Film in Ramen Noodles, Quiet Your Inner Critic, and More

By David Schonauer   Sunday August 20, 2017

Ah, Ramen noodles - delight of college dorm dwellers, and analog photographers. In the latest in our semi-regular series of tech tips and creative ideas, we feature one expert's advice on soaking your film in Ramen soup to achieve tasty photographic results. You'll also learn how to use a giant heat sink to overcome camera overheating, how to shoot "fake" sunlight, how to ...   Read the full Story >>

Art News: London Museum of Photography to Open in East End

THE ART NEWSPAPER   Monday August 21, 2017

An ambitious new photography venue called the London Museum of Photography is due to open in the UK capital, reports The Art Newspaper. The new space in the East End will be run by the Swedish organization Fotografiska, which founded a privately-run museum of photography on the waterfront in Stockholm in 2010. “Fotografiska has for a long time been searching for suitable facilities in London, one of the world's most dynamic cities when it comes to photography,” says Tommy Rönngren, chairman of the Fotografiska board. According to reports, Fotografiska will also lease a 45,000 square-footf space in New York on Park Avenue South.    Read the full Story >>

Books: Elliott Erwitt's Lost Photographs of Pittsburgh

The New York Times   Monday August 21, 2017

Elliott Erwitt was just 22 years old when, in 1950, he was commissioned by former Farm Security Administration head Roy Stryker to photograph Pittsburgh. Stryker had been asked by local group to document the transformation of the city from a gritty industrial center to a cleaner cultural hub. But four months into the job Erwitt was drafted into the army, and he eventually lost track of hundreds of his Pittsburgh images. The NY Times explains how they were found and collected in the new book Pittsburgh 1950.   Read the full Story >>

Legal Brief: B&H Photo To Pay Over $3.2 Million in Discrimination Lawsuit

The Phoblographer   Monday August 21, 2017

Photography retailer B&H has agreed to pay $3.22 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Labor in February 2016 over allegations of discrimination, bias, and harassment. The settlement is a “consent decree” between the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and B&H Foto & Electronics Corp. that resolves the allegations, reports The Phoblographer. The lawsuit charged that B&H Foto “systematically discriminated” against Asian, black, and female jobseekers, instead hiring only male Hispanic workers in its entry-level positions, notes DP Review.   Read the full Story >>

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