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Trending: Chinese Fashion Photographer in Dior Controversy Apologizes

By David Schonauer   Tuesday November 30, 2021

Chinese fashion photographer Chen Man has apologized for her work after online critics called it insulting to the Chinese people and the Dior fashion brand removed one of her photos from a show in Shanghai, notes The Hollywood Reporter. The photo removed from the Dior show featured a tan, freckled model of Asian descent wearing traditional Chinese clothing while holding a black Lady Dior …   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: The Feiyu Scorp and Modular Scorp Pro Gimbals

DIYPhotography   Tuesday November 30, 2021

Feiyutech has announced two new motorized 3-axis gimbals, the Scorp and the Scorp Pro. The Feiyu Scorp features a 1.3-inch touchscreen display and a magic wheel controller for focusing or movements on all three axes. A five-way balancing system allows you to quickly and easily balance your camera on the gimbal.The “Pro” model isn’t just the regular gimbal with a bunch of extras added—it’s actually a modular gimbal adding “a lot of versatility and shooting options over the basic model Scorp,” notes DIY Photography.    Read the full Story >>

Trending: McCurry's "Afghan Girl" Takes Refuge in Italy

The New York Times   Tuesday November 30, 2021

Sharbat Gula, who became an international symbol of war-torn Afghanistan after a portrait of her taken by photographer Steve McCurry was published on the cover of National Geographic magazine in 1985, was evacuated to Rome after her country fell to the Taliban, reports The New York Times. Gula, now in her late 40s and the mother of several children, was believed to be 12 when McCurry photographed her, in 1984 in a refugee camp in Pakistan. He did not learn her name until 2002.   Read the full Story >>

Piracy File: Someone Made a Pirate Bay for NFTs

VICE   Tuesday November 30, 2021

Australian artist and programmer Geoffrey Huntley created The NFT Bay—a new torrent site where anyone can download 15 terabytes of JPEGs from a single source. The site is designed to mimic the classic piracy site of yore, The Pirate Bay. NFTs, unique tokens on a blockchain that are linked to digital collectibles such as a JPEG, have ignited a culture war between NFT fans and “right-clickers”—people who mock NFT collectors by right-clicking on their JPEGs and saving them, notes Vice.   Read the full Story >>

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