David Schonauer

Announcing: American Photography Open 2018 - a New Competition Celebrating the Best Pictures Submitted by Photo Enthusiasts, Taken with Any Device.

By David Schonauer   Saturday March 17, 2018

For over 30 years, the American Photography juried competition has been a prestigious vehicle for pro photographers to show off their work and celebrate the art they love. Now with the proliferation of so much great photography taken by everyone we are introducing a new competition for photographers at all levels. Now you can enter the American Photography Open 2018 competition.   Read the full Story >>

What We Learned This Week: Egypt Seeks Death Penalty for Photojournalist

By David Schonauer   Thursday March 15, 2018

The saga of a photojournalist imprisoned in Egypt has taken a new turn. And, noted the Committee to Project Journalists recently, this one is shocking. This week we learned that Egyptian prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Mahmoud Abou Zeid, an Egyptian photojournalist also known as Shawkan, who was arrested in August, 2013 while covering a protest in Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya Square ...   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: The Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra-Macro Is a $399 Full-Frame Lens

Digital Trends   Friday March 16, 2018

The new Venus Optics Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro  lens offers big magnification in a long and narrow design. That design, notes Digital Trends, allows you to get close to the subject, yet be far enough away that the light can still reach what you’re shooting. The lens provides a magnification range of 2.5:1 to 5:1 and costs just $399. “With a wide focal length of 25mm, photographers can shoot with a relatively deeper depth of field than when using longer macro lenses,” notes PetaPixel.   Read the full Story >>

Exhibitions: What's New In Photography? Humanism, Says MoMA

The New York Times   Friday March 16, 2018

“At the last survey of new photography at the Museum of Modern Art two years ago, the atmosphere was so self-referential and hermetic that a visitor panted for oxygen,” writes Arthur Lubow at The New York Times. By contrast, he notes, the exhibition “Being: New Photography 2018,” which opens on March 18, focuses on humanism. The exhibition includes the work of 17 artists, all under 45. Lucy Gallun, MoMA’s assistant curator of photography, says the show takes a “much more personal, intimate approach.” AnOther  has more.   Read the full Story >>

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