David Schonauer

What We Learned This Week: Magnum's Outside Investor and Pay-to-Play Travel Photos

By David Schonauer   Wednesday June 21, 2017

How can a venerable photo agency grow in the modern world? This week we learned that for the first time in its 70-year history, Magnum Photos is taking on an outside investor. The capital injection comes from Nicole Junkermann and Jorg Mohaupt, who have previously financed technology ventures. The pair will join the board of what will be named Magnum Global Ventures in a ...   Read the full Story >>

Art News: Portraits of Syrian Children Vandalized

NPPA   Thursday June 22, 2017

Pictures of young refugees from Syria and Iraq by Pittsburgh-based photojournalist Maranie Staab were defaced earlier this month at Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Arts Festival, leaving Staab shaken, as she notes in a response featured by the NPPA. “As I studied the vandalized images, my emotions quickly went from anger to disappointment to sadness,” Staab writes. The images were on display under the Fort Duquesne Bridge on the Pittsburgh riverfront when someone spray-painted Xs over the faces of the children. Go here for AP’s report.   Read the full Story >>

Portfolio: Luis Gonzalez Palma On His Series "Escenas"

LensCulture   Thursday June 22, 2017

Born in Guatemala in 1957, Luis González Palma  is one of the most significant photographers from Latin America working today, declares LensCulture, which talks with the artist about his new series “Escenas.” Each of the finished pieces in the series compiles work from several different photographs into a panoramic format encompassing people and objects, hinting “at a private narrative that floats just out of reach,” writes Coralie Kraft. “The objects are representations of a history that does not end,” says Palma.   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: New PIR Motion Sensor for Wildlife Camera-Trap Photos

DP Review   Thursday June 22, 2017

Camtraptions, the company founded by wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas, has released a new infrared motion sensor designed for taking photographs of rare and nocturnal wildlife. The sensor can be deployed and left in place for weeks or even months at a time and allows for setup and triggering of flash guns or other light sources, notes DP Review. It comes with a weather-proof housing and adjustable 'blinkers' that limit the sensor's field of view to offer better control over composition and is compatible with Canon, Nikon and Sony cameras, adds PetaPixel. Price: $190.   Read the full Story >>

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