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PPD Master Series: Film, Music and the Art of Storytelling with Charley Voorhis

By Jeff Wignall   Tuesday May 23, 2017

"Life is full of fleeting moments that shape us and give us perspective on what it means to be alive," writes Wenatchee, Washington-based filmmaker Charley Voorhis, whose work includes videos on topics ranging from the wild nature of Yellowstone National Park to the migration of salmon in the Columbia River and craftspeople working at their trades. In today's Pro Photo Daily Masters Series ...   Read the full Story >>

Legal Brief: Photographer Sues RNC for Copyright Infringement

PDNPULSE   Wednesday May 24, 2017

Missoula, Montana-based photographer Erika Peterman is suing The Republican National Committee for copyright infringement, alleging that the RNC used her photo of Rob Quist, the Democratic candidate in a special election to fill Montana’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, without her permission. The suit says that Peterman’s photo was used in an RNC mailer that criticized Quist, who is running against GOP candidate Greg Gianforte, notes PDN.   Read the full Story >>

Honor Roll: Dana Lixenberg wins the Deutsche Borse Prize

theguardian   Wednesday May 24, 2017

Dutch photographer Dana Lixenberg is the winner of the 20th Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation prize for her “Imperial Courts” series, an epic documentary project about a Los Angeles housing project shot over the course of 22 years. Lixenberg first went to LA in 1993, after the Rodney King riots. “The media focused on the Bloods and Crips [gangs], and would come in a van, shoot an item, and leave,” Lixenberg tells The Guardian. “I felt photography was a way to step into the real scenario.”   Read the full Story >>

State of the Art: AI-Powered App Makes It Easy to Colorize B&W Photos

GIZMODO   Wednesday May 24, 2017

A new app developed at the University of California at Berkeley makes it easy to colorize black-and-white photographs, reports Gizmodo. The app is an improvement over a colorization algorithm previously developed by researcher Richard Zhang that yielded less-than-perfect results. Zhang’s new version lets users provide clues and hints to help the software apply correct colors. Want to try it for yourself? Zhang has made his Interactive Deep Colorization app available for download on GitHub.   Read the full Story >>

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