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Art News: A Modernist's Challenge to Instant Photo Gratification

The New York Times   Wednesday July 31, 2013

Speaking of 360-degree, 24/7, Instagrammed photographic gratification: At the New York Times’s Lens blog, Anne Wilkes Tucker, the curator of photography at Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts, wonders if it might not be a good idea for photographers to slow down. “There’s something for all of us to learn from anybody who is focused and has a serious intellectual engagement with whatever it is they’re doing,” she notes. The “anybody” she refers to is photographer Ray K. Metzker, a contemplative modernist who is making a late-career comeback   Read the full Story >>

Let's Continue the Conversation ...

Facebook   Wednesday July 31, 2013

Please contact me (button at top) to let me know about any books, shows, or projects you’ve got going. If you "Like" the Pro Photo Daily Facebook page, you'll get updates of stories that don't make the Daily and shared stories from others. And of course we hope you will give us your opinions on some of the issues we address. You can find an archive of Pro Photo Daily posts at https://www.ai-ap.com/prophotodaily/. Follow me on Twitter @davidschonauer.   Read the full Story >>

Future Photo: NBC's New End-Zone Bullet-Time Rigs for NFL Games

GIZMODO   Wednesday July 31, 2013

It started with Keanu Reeves flying improbably through the air in The Matrix. Now football fans will be able to watch Victor Cruz, Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, Anquan Boldin, and others fly improbably into the end zone: Gizmodo reports the NBC is installing new “bullet-time” camera rigs to capture 360-degree Matrix-like instant replays. The technology involves using 24 cameras in each end zone, allowing every possible play perspective to be stitched together. Welcome to the future of sports photography.   Read the full Story >>

Photojournalism, 2: Mosa'ab Elshamy Captures the Rabaa Massacre

TIME LightBox   Wednesday July 31, 2013

Mosa’ab Elshamy, a 23-year-old self-taught freelance photographer in Cairo, was studying to be a pharmacist when the Egyptian revolution broke out in 2011. He joined the protests with his camera as a citizen journalist, and since then his images have been published by EPA, the Economist, and Harper’s. He has continued his work through the country’s recent military takeover: As the Egyptian police began firing on demonstrators in Cairo’s Rabaa Square, Elshamy documented the bloody aftermath. He describes the scene to Time’s LightBox blog.   Read the full Story >>

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