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Spotlight: Capturing the Pleasure and Pain of Hot Sauce

By Gemma Schaefer   Monday April 24, 2017

Boston photographer Doug Levy has been a longtime fan of hot sauce and has been putting Tabasco on almost every meal for more than a decade. A few months ago he realized that even he and his wife were never going to taste all of the sauces he had accumulated over the years, so he came up with an idea - a "tasting" party at ...   Read the full Story >>

Honor Roll: Frederik Buyckx Wins Sony World Photography Awards

World Photography Organization   Monday April 24, 2017

Belgian photographer Frederik Buyckx has been named the Sony World Photography Awards 2017 Photographer of the Year for a series of pictures titled “Whiteout,” which feature people in remote areas living in close contact with nature. The series was shot in the Balkans, Scandinavia and Central Asia. Buyckx receives $25,000. This year the Sony World Photography Awards contest received more 227,000 entries from 183 countries, making it the world’s largest photography competition, notes the British Journal of Photography.   Read the full Story >>

In Focus: Confronting the Sorrow of Still Births

The New York Times   Monday April 24, 2017

Last year, British medical journal The Lancet published a series of papers on ending preventable stillbirths, highlighting the need for improved care during pregnancy and childbirth as a road map for eliminating 2.6 million annual stillbirths by 2030. That led to an emotional assignment for Matthieu Zellweger, a Swiss photographer specializing in public health issues, who tells the New York Times that he knew right away what he did not what to shoot — “Gory pictures of dead children.”    Read the full Story >>

Media Watch: Website Tracks Press Freedom

Poynter.   Monday April 24, 2017

A coalition of advocacy organizations, including the Freedom of the Press Foundation, the Committee to Protect Journalists and the Index on Censorship, are launching a new website called U.S. Press Freedom Tracker that will compile and maintain a database of press freedom incidents in the United States. Journalist Peter Sterne, who has covered digital and print media for Politico, will spearhead the effort. While the Committee to Protect Journalists keep data on journalists killed and imprisoned around the world, there's no authoritative record for press freedom incidents in the United States, Sterne tells Poynter.   Read the full Story >>

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