David Schonauer

In Focus: Immigration Ban Hits Photo World

TIME LightBox   Tuesday January 31, 2017

Eman Mohammed, a respected Palestinian photojournalist and TED Talk speaker, has been forced to cancel plans to jury the World Press Photo photojournalism contest in Amsterdam after President Donald Trump signed an executive order that places restrictions on travel for citizens of seven Middle Eastern countries, notes Time LightBox. Even though Mohammed is a legal permanent resident of the U.S. and does not come from one of the seven countries listed in the order, she has been advised by her lawyers that, as a Palestinian, she risks being unable to return to her family if she comes to Amsterdam. Meanwhile, PDN reports that Syrian refugee Thair Orfahli has been denied permission to travel to the U.S. for a March 8 panel discussion at ICP about the center’s new exhibition “Perpetual Revolution.”   Read the full Story >>

Insight: Shutterstock's Creative and Style Trends for 2017

By David Schonauer   Tuesday January 31, 2017

This is going to be a year of contrasts, declares Shutterstock. The stock photography, video, and music company has just released its annual analysis of the creative and style trends that will be driving the culture in 2017. The report is certainly of interest to design and marketing professionals, and it should be as well to creatives, including photographers and filmmakers. It's conclusions ...   Read the full Story >>

The Presidency In Pictures: Craighead Tapped as White House Photographer

Politico   Monday January 30, 2017

Shealah Craighead, a former staff photographer for President George W. Bush, will serve as chief White House photographer for President Donald Trump, notes Politico. Craighead’s Washington, DC, experience includes being the photo editor for Vice President Dick Cheney and the official photographer for vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin in 2008. Her website  notes that she has also shot assignments for the Boston Globe, Associated Press, and Getty Images.   Read the full Story >>

Reading Matter: The Purpose of Photography in the Post-Truth Era

TIME LightBox   Monday January 30, 2017

As we noted  last week, photographs became the focus of controversy during Donald Trump’s first week in office after the new president disputed news stories concerning the size of the crowd at his inauguration. At Time LightBox, Santiago Lyon, former vice president for photography at the Associated Press, has penned an essay on the purpose of photography in the post-truth era. “[T]he swollen and treacherous river of content now requires us to question the source of everything we see and read,” he writes.   Read the full Story >>

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