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Trending: Stock Photography Looks for Diversity with TONL

By David Schonauer   Tuesday September 19, 2017

Stock photography has become the stuff of memes. We recently spotlighted Dark Stock Photos, a popular Twitter account created by journalist Andy Kelly that features absurd and disturbing images gleaned from various stock agencies. We also looked at the history of the famous "Distracted Boyfriend" stock photo that launched a million memes. Aside from the jokes about bland and weird stock photos, the big ...   Read the full Story >>

In Focus: Photographer Cagdas Erdogan Arrested in Instabul

British Journal of Photography   Wednesday September 20, 2017

Turkish photographer Çada Erdoan has been arrested in Istanbul, according to his agency 140journos. The photographer is thought to have been taken into custody on September 2 while taking photographs in Istanbul’s central Kadikoy district. He was officially arrested on September 13 and put in pretrial arrest, accused of membership in a terrorist organization. Under Turkey’s current State of Emergency, pretrial arrest can last 4 to 6 months, reports the British Journal of Photography. Since an aborted coup in 2016, Turkish authorities have shut down over a hundred media outlets and arrested journalists, including  French photographer Mathias Depardon.   Read the full Story >>

Passing: Pete Turner, Master of Color Photography, Dies at 83

PDN   Wednesday September 20, 2017

Pete Turner, a master of vibrant color photography whose work appeared in National Geographic, Look, Sports Illustrated, Esquire, and many other publications, died September 18 at his home on Long Island, New York, reports PDN. He was 83. Among his most iconic advertising images was one created for Benson & Hedges, showing the end of an extra-long cigarette stuck in the doors of an elevator. In the late 1960s, his work took a conceptual turn. His 1964 image “Giraffe”  was an example of his bold use of primary colors.  Read the full Story >>

State of the Art: Bringing Diversity to Photojournalism with a New Resource

The New York Times   Wednesday September 20, 2017

We recently noted  that a coalition of groups have banded together to bring diversity to photojournalism, starting with a survey to examine issues of class, race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation in photography. Now The New York Times spotlights Diversify Photo, a searchable database of some 340 experienced photographers of color with details and contacts exclusively for photo editors. Created by Brent Lewis, the photo editor for ESPN’s The Undefeated, Diversify Photo will also sponsor educational, career-development, and mentorship programs for photographers of color, including college students.   Read the full Story >>

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