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Books: Remembering "Iowa" and American Utopias

By David Schonauer   Monday December 11, 2017

There are actual places, and there are places of the mind. Between 1970 and 1976, photographer Nancy Rexroth captured both at once, creating a series of images in rural Ohio that were collected in a 1977 book she titled "Iowa," for her own remembered childhood in that state. This fall, the University of Texas Press has reissued the book for its 40th anniversary. We ...   Read the full Story >>

Industry News: Lensrentals merges with LensProToGo to Create Rental Powerhouse

DP Review   Tuesday December 12, 2017

Lensrentals and LensProToGo have announced a “strategic partnership,” merging into one privately held company that the duo is calling "the strongest photo and video equipment rental company” in the United States. “This is a big deal, especially when you consider the dearth of real competition in the rental space—BorrowLenses was put up for sale by Shutterfly in January of this year, and Lumoid 'paused operations' in September,” notes DP Review.   Read the full Story >>

Nature Watch: Video of Starving Polar Bear Makes an Impact

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC   Tuesday December 12, 2017

When he first saw the bear, photographer Phil Nicklen recently told The New York Times, he thought it looked like a white blanket. Nicklen and filmmakers from the conservation group Sea Legacy came upon the starving polar bear last summer on iceless Baffin Island. The site, Nicklen notes, was heartbreaking. "We stood there crying," he told National Geographic. A video of the emaciated creature was posted to social media on Dec. 5 and is now breaking hearts around the world, and raising questions about climate change.   Read the full Story >>

Trending: Flickr's Top Photos of 2017, and the Cameras Used to Shoot Them

DIYPhotography   Tuesday December 12, 2017

Flickr has revealed the most popular images  uploaded to the platform in the past year, based on a number of social and engagement metrics. Flickr also shared its annual review of camera trends across its platform, and, as PetaPixel  notes, the data show that 50 percent of all photos were shot with smartphones, up from 48 percent in 2016 and 39 percent in 2015. Most of those photos were shot with iPhones. However, adds DIY Photography, the top 25 photos were made for the most part by DSLRs and mirrorless cameras.   Read the full Story >>

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