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Honor Roll: Bassam Khabieh Wins Capa Medal

The New York Times   Friday April 29, 2016

Bassam Khabieh, a Syrian freelance photographer covering the conflict in his homeland for Reuters, has won the Robert Capa Gold Medal from the Overseas Press Club, reports the New York Times. The award for photographic reporting from abroad went to  Khabieh for his images of a field hospital in Douma, a Damascus suburb. The Olivier Rebbot Award for photographic reporting in magazines or books was given to Stephen Dupont of Contact Press Images for the book Generation AK: The Afghanistan Wars, 1993-2012.   Read the full Story >>

How To: Make the Perfect Pinhole For Your Pinhole Camera

DIYPhotography   Friday April 29, 2016

Spend this weekend improving your pinhole prowess: There are plenty of tutorials around the web that will tell you how to make a pinhole camera, but DIY Photography gets down to basics with a tutorial video on how to make the perfect pinhole for your pinhole camera. The tips come from Chris McNulty of pinhole photography blog Paper Camera.   Read the full Story >>

Books: Documenting the CIA's "Black Sites"

Slate   Friday April 29, 2016

The new book Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition  shows how, between 2001 and 2008, the CIA operated secret prisons, or “black sites,” around the world to hold detainees. Photographer Edmund Clark  and counterterrorism investigator Crofton Black partnered to create the book, which is published by Aperture and the Magnum Foundation. “I think it is important to try to engage audiences in a way that reconfigures the prevailing narratives,” Clark says at Slate.   Read the full Story >>

Legal Brief: National Gallery's Use of Prince Photo Called Into Question

PDNPULSE   Friday April 29, 2016

Photographer Lynn Goldsmith’s studio says the Smithsonian Institution violated the copyright of her 1993 portrait of Prince by distributing the image to the media without permission, reports PDN Pulse. Following the musician’s death on April 21, the Smithsonian displayed a print of Goldsmith’s photograph at the National Portrait Gallery and notified the media that the portrait could be “photographed or filmed in the museum.” A digital copy of the image was also made available to the media for download on the Smithsonian website.   Read the full Story >>

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