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What We Learned This Week: Calls For the Release of Mathias Depardon

By David Schonauer   Wednesday May 31, 2017

Photographer Mathias Depardon must be freed. Depardon, a French photojournalist based in Turkey, was arrested and detained by Turkish officials on May 8 while on assignment for National Geographic for a story about the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in Hasankeyf, in the country's Batman province. Local police said he was arrested on suspicion of creating "propaganda for a terrorist organization," a reference to ...   Read the full Story >>

Culture Watch: Photographer Defends Gory Trump Photo

New York Daily News   Wednesday May 31, 2017

Was it a good idea for photographer Tyler Shields to take a picture of comedian Kathy Griffin holding a bloody, severed Donald Trump head? The pair have faced withering criticism since Shields released the photo on Tuesday, notes CNN. Griffin later took to Instagram to apologize for the stunt, writing, “I beg for your forgiveness. I went too far.” But Shields is defending the image. “It's art. I cannot stress enough that I respect the presidency of the United States and would never want anyone to be killed," Shields tells the Daily News. "But it's art. When you make art, you can do anything you want.” Share your opinion at the Pro Photo Daily Facebook  page.   Read the full Story >>

Resources: 49 Blogs About Film Photography Worth Following

PetaPixel   Wednesday May 31, 2017

Analog photography’s resurgence has brought with it blogs about shooting film, one of which, Down the Road, is written by camera collector and photographer Jim Grey. At PetaPixel, Grey lists 49 other blogs about film photography that he thinks are worth following.   Read the full Story >>

Exhibitions: "Disruption" Views Social Issues and Dislocation

Disruption Exhibition   Wednesday May 31, 2017

On view through June 11 at The Factory in Long Island City, NY, is the exhibition “Disruption,” featuring the work of five photographers from Cuba, Spain and the U.S. addressing social issues and dislocation resulting from immigration. Work from Verónica Cárdenas (Texas), Kris Graves (New York), and G.D. McClintock (Connecticut) is on view, along photography from Latin American Fotografía 5  winners Griselda San Martín (Spain) and Orestes Gonzalez (Cuba). Gonzales curated the exhibition. Go here for more here.   Read the full Story >>

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