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Call for Entries: The $20,000 Alexia Grant

Alexia Foundation   Friday December 30, 2016

The Alexia Foundation will begin accepting applications for its Professional  and Student  grants on January 2, 2017. The grant recognizes photographic bodies of work that “may elevate understanding of the human condition, give light to what is not right and celebrate the best of humanity’s spirit.” The Professional winner receives a $20,000 grant to assist in the production of a proposed project. The student winner receives tuition for one semester at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Deadline for applications is Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 5 pm EST.   Read the full Story >>

Dept of Lists: Sploshing, Voyeurs, Sex Doll and More from 2016

It’s Nice That   Friday December 30, 2016

All week we’ve been looking back at the year in photography, including a round-up of “best-of” lists from around the web. The It’s Nice That blog has also surveyed its most-read stories of the year, bringing together intriguing portfolios not mentioned elsewhere. As it turns out, more than a few feature erotic subject matter of one type or another — from photo duo Bompus & Parr’s look at sploshing to June Korea’s series “Still Lives: Eva,” which tells the story of one man’s relationship with his sex doll.   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: Slide-In Filter Cuts Light Pollution in Nikon Cameras

DP Review   Friday December 30, 2016

Taiwan-based filter maker STC Optical is now offering an Astro-Multispectra Clip Filter for several full-frame Nikon DSLR cameras that can reduce light pollution in astrophotography, reports DP Review. STC Astro-Multispectra Clip Filters have already been available for Canon full frame cameras, adds DIY Photography. The filter is installed by sliding it into the mirror box of a DSLR after locking the mirror up in your camera’s settings, notes PetaPixel. After mounting your lens, the filter will sit firmly in place between your sensor and your lens.   Read the full Story >>

In Focus: PDN's Top Photo News Stories of 2016

PDNPULSE   Friday December 30, 2016

In 2016, the President-Elect of the United States scolded the media for showing his double chin;  photographer Carol Highsmith filed a $1 billion copyright infringement suit against Getty Images; and Instagram interactions plunged. Those were some of the most-read stories at PDN in the past year. Also drawing attention: a story about a legal settlement in which the operator of for-profit art schools across the U.S. and Canada agreed to forgive 80,000 student loans and pay $95 million to end a lawsuit over its recruitment practices.   Read the full Story >>

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