Maureen Cavanagh

Close-Up: Remembering Jill Freedman

By Maureen Cavanagh   Wednesday October 16, 2019

"I woke up one day and wanted a camera," Jill Freedman once said. The acclaimed New York City street and documentary photographer, who died on Oct. 9 at age 79, would go on to become a singular photographer, one who immersed herself for months at a time in the lives of street cops, firefighters, circus performers and others in an effort to understand their ...   Read the full Story >>

Agenda: APA NY 2019 Portfolio Review, Oct. 23

Eventbrite   Wednesday October 16, 2019

Want a sure way to get your portfolio in front of editors, ad buyers, curators and other decision makers? Portfolio reviews are the way to go, notes APA, which holds its APA NY Portfolio Review on Oct. 23. Among the reviewers: Sarah Foster, Senior Creative Content Manager, Getty Images; Kevin Kelly, Creative Director, Big Buzz Marketing; Gregg Lhotsky, agent, BA Reps; and Ronnie Weil, Photo Editor, Wall Street Journal. Where: Pearl Studios, 519 8th Avenue, NY. Time: 6:00 pm to 9:15 pm EDT.   Read the full Story >>

See It Now: Greta Thunberg Photographed by Shane Balkowitsch

EMULSIVE   Wednesday October 16, 2019

Shane Balkowitsch  has become widely known for his wet-plate photography — much of his work with the 150-year-old process has focused on the lives and history of the Native American communities of North Dakota and Northern Plains, notes Emulsive. (He recently published the Northern Plains Native Americans: A Modern Wet Plate Perspective.) Earlier this month, Balkowitsch, who is based in Bismark, ND, received a call inviting him to photograph environmental activist Greta Thunberg at the Standing Rock reservation.   Read the full Story >>

State of the Art: Stalker Used Eye Reflection In Photo to Find Pop Star

THE VERGE   Wednesday October 16, 2019

In September, a Japanese man was arrested for reportedly stalking a pop star and attacking and groping her at her home. Allegedly, notes The Verge, the man found the woman’s home by studying photos she posted on social media, observing a train station reflected in her eyes and then finding that train station using Google Street View. The man also apparently learned more about where the woman lived by studying videos she posted from inside her apartment, reported Japanese news organization NHK  Read the full Story >>

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