David Schonauer

State of the Art: Deepfake Video Detection, Robotic Baseball Cameras, NASA's Musical Photos, and More

By David Schonauer   Thursday October 22, 2020

Photo technology marches on, despite pandemics. Today we round up a few notable achievements in imaging of one kind and another, including a clever way to detect deepfake videos, a robotic DSLR installed at the Boston Red Sox's Fenway Park, and some space photos that NASA turned into music. Photographer Brendan Barry has made news by turning Custom House in Exeter, UK, into ...   Read the full Story >>

Let's Continue the Conversation ...

Facebook   Thursday October 22, 2020

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What We're Reading: True (and False) Grit in Photography

By David Schonauer   Wednesday October 21, 2020

When is realism real? And why is it so often false? "The words 'gritty,' 'authentic,' and 'realism' have become almost interchangeable in our aesthetic judgments, noted writer Jennifer Wilson at Art in America in September. The evidence of this false grit is all over the place, from television series like "Ozark" and the lingering nostalgia for 'gritty' New York City to Kim Kardashian's ...   Read the full Story >>

Trending: Artists Selling Works to Get Out the Vote

States of Change   Wednesday October 21, 2020

Prints from a bevy of well-known artists and photographers are featured in States of Change’s online fund-raiser to support local groups trying to get out the vote in five key swing states, notes WWD. Organized in conjunction with the Movement Voter Project, the print sale features the work of Mario Sorrenti, Ed Ruscha, Catherine Opie, Cindy Sherman, Gordon Parks, Kim Gordon, Sally Mann, Robert Frank, Stephen Shore, Nan Goldin, Steve McCurry, Alec Soth, Tabitha Soren and others.   Read the full Story >>

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