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Personal Projects: Photographing Dance, and Reaching Higher

By David Schonauer   Tuesday January 26, 2021

"As long as I take pictures I think I will always be considering and reconsidering my vision and why I am compelled to create the photos I create." So writes Seattle-base photographer and PPD reader Steve Korn. Last March we featured a series Korn created focusing on faces. Today we his series on dancer Lisa Kwak. "Dancers represent craft, dedication, struggle and artistic expression, …   Read the full Story >>

Agenda: White House Photographers Pete Souza and Eric Draper at 'Projections' On Jan. 27

By David Schonauer   Tuesday January 26, 2021

Ever dreamed of documenting history inside the White House? As a new administration takes over in Washington, D.C., the monthly "Projections" series showcasing photographers' work is featuring two former White House photographers, Pete Souza and Eric Draper, who worked for presidents Barak Obama and George W. Bush respectively. The Zoom event takes place this coming Wednesday, Jan. 27, from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm.   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: Fujifilm Discontinues Its Pro 400H Color Negative Film in 35mm, 120 formats

DP Review   Tuesday January 26, 2021

Fujifilm has announced it is discontinuing production of its Pro 400H color negative film in both 35mm and 120 formats, notes DP Review. In a notice posted on the Pro 400H product page, Fujifilm said the “unique” film is being discontinued due to issues with “procur[ing] the raw materials needed to produce Pro 400H film.” Fujifilm does say that it expects to be able to allocate stock until the end of 2021, adds DIY Photography.   Read the full Story >>

Books: Inside Sao Paulo's 'Cracolandia'

The Washington Post   Tuesday January 26, 2021

As a young boy, Brazilian photographer Gui Christ heard about a place in Sao Paulo, Brazil,  filled with people with broken dreams and broken families. They had become addicted to a heinous new drug called crack. After he began working as a photojournalist, Christ began a two-and-a-half-year period documenting the neighborhood known as “Cracolandia,” or the Crackland. The result, notes The Washington Post, is his new book Fissura. Christ says he got to know men and women who were “practically invisible to society.”   Read the full Story >>

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