David Schonauer

What We're Reading: "The Truth Isn't Told in a Single Photograph"

TIME LightBox   Wednesday May 31, 2017

“[I]fwe insist on thinking of the digital image as merely a spiffed up version of photography we must at least realize that it’s only a prosthetic substitute.” So writes Stephen Mayes, Executive Director of the Tim Hetherington Trust in an essay at Time LightBox in which he argues that the new book Everyday Africa: 30 Photographers Re-Picturing a Continent — a collection of images from the Everyday Africa Instagram feed — “offers a valuable opportunity to study this new digital phenomenon from the familiar perspective of the printed page.”   Read the full Story >>

In Focus: An Abundance of Faith in Post-War DRC

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC   Wednesday May 31, 2017

Born to a Congolese father and Belgian mother, photographer Léonard Pongo was raised in Belgium and first went to the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2011 to cover the country’s the highly anticipated presidential election after years of war. What he found, notes National Geographic, was a people defined more by faith than conflict: More than 70 percent of the DRC’s 77 million inhabitants attend religious service weekly, and of those 90 percent follow some form of Christianity.    Read the full Story >>

Tech News: This Adapter Lets You Use DSLR Lenses on the Fuji GFX 50S

DP Review   Wednesday May 31, 2017

The recently unveiled Laowa Magic Format Converter  allows you to use Canon and Nikon full-frame lenses on the Fujifilm GFX 50S medium-format camera, notes DP Review. It differs from currently available adapters by also correcting for the smaller image circle of the DSLR lenses, reducing vignetting and edge softness. “Using the Magic Format Converter, for instance, a 12mm f/2.8 lens with a 122° angle of view becomes a 13.4mm equivalent f/4 lens with a 116.3° angle of view,” explains PetaPixel.   Read the full Story >>

Call For Entries: The Alfred Fried Photo Award

Alfred Fried Photography Award   Tuesday May 30, 2017

The Alfred Fried Photography Award aims to “present human efforts to live together in peace and the quest for beauty and goodness in our lives” and goes to photographs that “best express the idea that our future lies in peaceful coexistence.” You can submit images to the 2017 edition of the competition — but hurry: The deadline is June 4. Top prize is € 10,000 (about $11,000).   Read the full Story >>

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