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Tech News: Ricoh's Pentax KP Features ISO 819,200

DP Review   Tuesday January 31, 2017

Ricoh has introduced the Pentax KP, a little DSLR that can pretty much see in the dark: The camera features a new “high sensitivity” 24-megapixel sensor and improved in-body image stabilization system — and a top ISO of 819,200, notes DP Review. There’s also an electronic shutter that tops out at 1/24000 sec. (The mechanical shutter goes to 1/6000 sec). The KP uses the 5-axis Shake Reduction II IBIS system first seen on the K-1 full-frame DSLR, which offers up to 5 stops of stabilization, according to Ricoh. DIY Photography  has more.   Read the full Story >>

Book: Nobuyoshi Araki's "Non-Diary Diary"

Fondation Cartier   Tuesday January 31, 2017

In 2014, France’s Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain asked famed Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki to take a photograph a day; the images were collected in weekly slideshows on the foundation’s website. Carried away by the project, Araki shot 1,250 photographs over a two-month period documenting his life — views of Tokyo, portraits of young women, sensual still-life images, and more. The work is now being published in a book called Hi-Nikki  (Non-Diary Diary).   Read the full Story >>

State of the Art: Who Is Covering Africa

The New York Times   Tuesday January 31, 2017

The Everyday Africa photo network recently teamed with World Press Photo and Blink to create an online database  of working photojournalists on the continent, notes the New York Times in a report on the state of the art of African photography. The intent of the new database is to connect African photographers with international photo editors. According to World Press Photo’s State of Photography 2015 report, only 2 percent of the organization’s contest submissions come from African photographers.   Read the full Story >>

Media Watch: Photographer Questions Melania Trump Cover

ADWEEK   Tuesday January 31, 2017

In 2011, Philadelphia Style magazine commissioned New York and L.A.-based photographer Douglas Friedman to shoot a photo of Melania Trump dining on diamonds. That was long before she became First Lady of the United States and her husband began a feud with American Vanity Fair ... and Mexico. The image has now shown up on the cover of the February 2017 issue of Vanity Fair Mexico, and at his blog  Friedman calls the timing “interesting.” As Adweek notes, the cover sparked outrage in Mexico.   Read the full Story >>

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