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Honor Roll: Romain Mader wins the Foam Paul Huf Award

British Journal of Photography   Friday March 24, 2017

Swiss artist Romain Mader has won the €20,000 (about $21,000) Foam Paul Huf Award for his series “Ekaterina,” a fictional narrative in which he looks for a bride in Ukraine. The jury said the work was “notable for the humor and irony with which he addresses serious issues: solitude, love, exploitation and the female body.” The annual award highlights image-makers under the age of 35 and is named for Paul Huf, a photographer instrumental in founding the Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam in 2001.    Read the full Story >>

Tech News: Lomography Announces Instant Cam with Wide-Angle Lens

DIYPhotography   Friday March 24, 2017

Lomography  has introduced a new instant camera named Lomo’Instant Automat Glass Magellan featuring a first-of-its-kind 38mm wide-angle lens. “It also features aperture that’s pretty large for an instant camera. It goes up to f/4.5, which makes the lens ideal for action shots and shooting in low light conditions,” notes DIY Photography. It has a lens cap that doubles as a remote shutter, a close-up attachment, color gel filters for the flash and more. Price: About $210.   Read the full Story >>

In Focus: Inside the Strategically Vulnerable Suwalki Gap

TIME LightBox   Friday March 24, 2017

The Suwalki gap is a 60-mile-long stretch of land running along Poland's border with Lithuania. It is strategically important and could decide the fate of the Baltic states, notes Time LightBox, which recently featured Redux photojournalist (and PPD reader) Timothy Fadek’s survey of life in the area. The land connects the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad with Belarus, known for being a Moscow ally. If Moscow gained control of the corridor, the Baltic States would be cut off from other NATO allies.    Read the full Story >>

Help Wanted: The Supreme Court Is Hiring a Photographer

USAJOBS   Friday March 24, 2017

There’s an opening at the U.S. Supreme Court — not only for a new justice, but for a new photographer.  Responsibilities: documenting “the continuing history of the Supreme Court as an institution,” the architecture of the Supreme Court Building, and the historic objects and artwork in the Court’s Collection. Requirements: (1) a bachelor’s degree in photography or four years experience; (2) the ability to shoot with Nikon and Hasselblad digital cameras; (3) artificial lighting knowledge; (4) ability to photograph “visiting dignitaries” and the general public. Pay: $54,972 to $86,460. Deadline to apply: March 27.   Read the full Story >>

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