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What We Learned This Week: Chinese Censorship and the Sony World Photo Awards

By David Schonauer   Friday February 28, 2020

This week saw charges of censorship aimed at an unexpected source: Recently, the Sony World Photography Awards revealed the shortlist for its 2020 professional competition, including several series relating to protests in Hong Kong. Then came news that those entries had been removed from the competition's website. That controversy was followed by the news that the United States had declared five Chinese news outlets ...   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: Lightweight XEEN CF Cine Prime Lenses

nofilmschool   Friday February 28, 2020

Samyang Optics announced its new Xeen CF 16mm T2.6 and 35mm T1.5 cine prime lenses last Sept., and now they’re becoming available in Canon EF, Sony E and PL mounts. The two new lenses complete Samyang’s lineup of five Xeen CF models, which include  the 24mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5 and 85mm T1.5 lenses.  The Xeen CF line is designed to provide the maximum amount of image quality in the smallest and lightest possible lenses. This is helped by the integration of carbon fibre into the barrel design, notes DIY Photography. NoFilmSchool did a test and was impressed.   Read the full Story >>

Art News, 1: Library of Congress Acquires Shawn Walker Work

The New York Times   Friday February 28, 2020

An archive of work by Shawn Walker, a founding member of the Harlem-based African-American photography collective the Kamoinge Workshop, will join the Library of Congress’s collection, reports The New York Times. The library worked with the Photography Collections Preservation Project to purchase nearly 100,000 of Mr. Walker’s photographs, negatives and transparencies that capture life, primarily in Harlem, between 1963 and the present. The Kamoinge collective is also the subject of a recent exhibition.   Read the full Story >>

Art News, 2: Paris Photo New York Names Exhibitors

Paris Photo New York   Friday February 28, 2020

The inaugural edition of the Paris Photo New York art fair, which is organized by Paris Photo and the Association of International Photography Art Dealers and replaces the former AIPAD art fair, will take place from April 2 to April 5 at Pier 94 on Manhattan’s West Side. The event will bring together 126 galleries and 47 publishers from 24 countries. Among the show’s highlights, notes Art News, will be Roy DeCarava photographs at Richard Moore (Oakland, California), Ellsworth Kelly work at Matthew Marks (New York and Los Angeles), and Dora Maar images at Gilles Peyroulet & CIE (Paris), as well as a talk by photographer and filmmaker Tyler Mitchell.   Read the full Story >>

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