David Schonauer

Art News: Millennials Are Transforming Auctions By Going Online

BLOUIN ARTINFO   Friday September 30, 2016

Millennials are also transforming the auction industry by going online, reports Artinfo. According to research by sales aggregator Barnebys, Millennials (18 to 34 year olds) are more frequent purchasers of art than the often wealthier and older people who attend traditional auctions. Millennials account for 24 percent of the US population, and will be spending $200 billion annually by 2017, according to research by Nielsen and Forbes – meaning that they are on track to overtake the Baby Boomer generation that preceded them.   Read the full Story >>

Dept of Ideas: How to Find Millennials In National Parks

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC   Friday September 30, 2016

A recent National Geographic magazine articles asks, "Can the Selfie Generation Unplug and Get Into Parks?” The answer, apparently, is: not really. Assigned to find and photograph Millennials in America’s vast National Parks, photographer Corey Arnold, 40, decked out a van with a signal booster and Internet connection and had an assistant track hashtags. “Not only did Arnold discover subjects through the Instagram rabbit hole, he invited people to share their itineraries with him,” notes the Nat Geo Proof blog.   Read the full Story >>

Agenda: Register For PhotoPlus Expo Portfolio Reviews

Palm Springs Photo Festival   Friday September 30, 2016

Now is the time to register for portfolio reviews for the upcoming PhotoPlus Exposhow in New York (Oct. 19-22). Registered attendees will be able to choose the reviewers they want to see on October 6. This year there are two review events, the one-day Open Portfolio Review for photographers launching their careers and established pros looking for guidance, and the Emerging & Pro Portfolio Review for emerging and professional editorial, commercial, advertising and fine-art photographers with fully focused, tightly edited portfolios.   Read the full Story >>

In Focus: How China Is Building the World's Biggest City

The Washington Post   Friday September 30, 2016

The world’s largest “supercity,” combining Beijing and neighboring Tianjin, will be home to 130 million people and will cover an area the size of Kansas. “It seems impossible until you see the hundreds of cement apartment towers dominating the skylines outside Beijing in every direction,” notes the Washington Post, which features photographer Michael Robinson Chavez’s images documenting the growing urban area. Why build such a city? Beijing wants to remain competitive with China’s other megacities.   Read the full Story >>

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