David Schonauer

What We Learned This Week: World Press Photo Accused of 'Structural Racism'

By David Schonauer   Friday August 7, 2020

The photo industry continues coming to grips with issues of diversity. This week we noted that World Press Photo has been accused by working photographers of "structural racism" and "performative gestures" after the announcement of a new managing director focused attention on a photo of the organization's all-white supervisory board. Noted Getty Images photojournalist Nana Kofi Acquah, "Many don't understand what institutional ...   Read the full Story >>

Trending: Smartphone Camera Use On Rise Among Pro Photographers

DP Review   Friday August 7, 2020

Average consumers almost exclusively use the cameras inside their smartphones for picture taking these days. Professionals use big black cameras with even bigger lenses. At least that's the perception most us have when thinking about camera use, notes DP Review, which spotlights a study from Suite48Analytics showing the pros are increasingly using smartphones. Most photographs for business purposes are still captured with a dedicated camera, but 11 percent of the surveyed photographers said they use a smartphone camera for approximately 50 percent of their pro images.   Read the full Story >>

In Focus: Explosion in Beirut - Photos From a City Still Reeling

TIME   Friday August 7, 2020

The massive explosion that rocked the capital city of Lebanon on Tuesday caused widespread destruction and loss of life. At least 100 people were killed in the blast and more than 4,000 others were injured, reports from Associated Press. Time features a roundup of photos from Beirut as it reeled from the blast — from photographers including Bilal Jawich (Xinhua/Sipa USA); Daniel Carde (Getty Images); Marwan Naamani (picture-alliance); and Nabil Mounzer—EPA-EFE/Shutterstock. (Go here for more on the explosion.)    Read the full Story >>

Tech News: Google One Will Back Up iOS or Android Devices for Free

THE VERGE   Friday August 7, 2020

Google One, the cloud storage service that Google launched back in 2018, will now back up your iOS or Android phone for free with your Google account, notes The Verge. The iOS app will be able to back up your photos, videos, contacts, and calendar events, consolidating what’s offered by different services like Photos and Drive into one place. Along with backing up your files, Google One is also being updated to make it easier to manage which files are being stored.   Read the full Story >>

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