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Insight: Danielle Villasana's Advice on Applying for Grants and Awards

PDN   Monday June 26, 2017

Photographer Danielle Villasana has won numerous accolades for “A Light Inside,” her project about transgender women, including the 2015 Inge Morath Award and a place on Getty’s 2015-2016 Emerging Talent roster. “Research is key to a successful [grant] application. Make sure you know the topic well and why it’s important,” Villasana tells PDN. Her tips of applying for grants and awards also includes this: “It’s really important to apply with confidence. If you don’t feel convinced or confident of your abilities, it will most likely show in your proposal.”   Read the full Story >>

Resources: Copyright Platform Blockai Rebrands as Binded

PetaPixel   Monday June 26, 2017

The newly launched copyright-protection service Binded  is actually a rebrand of the company formerly known as Blockai, but, notes PetaPixel, its purpose remains the same: using the Bitcoin blockchain to protect photographers’ copyrights. Alongside the rebranding, the company announced that it has raised another $950,000 in funding, bringing its total funding to $1.5 million.   Read the full Story >>

What We're Reading: Pieter Hugo On Art and Photography's Crisis

AnOther   Monday June 26, 2017

South African photographer Pieter Hugo shot to prominence in the mid-2000s, most notably with his 2007 series “The Hyena and Other Men,” which, he notes in an interview with AnOther, has been repeatedly “appropriated” — for instance, in Beyonce’s “Girls” music video. “I never expected it to blow up like it did,” says Hugo, whose work is on view in a massive solo exhibition  at the Kunstmuseum in Wolfsburg, Germany through July 23. He says he has also learned about being pigeon holed as an African artist.   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: Gitzo Turns 100 With 2 Limited-Edition Tripods

DP Review   Monday June 26, 2017

Gitzo is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its founding by releasing two special-edition tripods: The 100 Year Anniversary Edition tripod, made in an edition of 1,917, features a new “high-appeal look and feel” as well as features standard on Gitzo's Traveler Series tripods: Carbon tubing, 180-degree leg folding and the company's G-lock mechanism, notes DP Review. The new Arsène Gitzhoven Edition tripod, named after the company’s founder, is extremely exclusive: Only 100 are available, reports PetaPixel.   Read the full Story >>

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