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Trending: Women Destroys $200K of Art Taking a Selfie

GIZMODO   Friday July 21, 2017

Taking the prize for screw-up of the week is the museum visitor who toppled $200,000 worth of art while taking a selfie: A video of the mishap has had a domino effect on social media, notes Gizmodo. The scene occurred at an exhibition by Hong Kong-based artist Simon Birch at the 14th Factory in LA, a pop-up exhibition space. Since the LA Times described Birch’s work as a “series of wondrous, over-the-top sets for the perfect selfie,” it’s no wonder that someone wanted to actually shoot a selfie, notes Hyperallergic. Unfortunately she lost her balance while doing so. Reminder, selfie photographers: Don’t touch the art.   Read the full Story >>

Portfolio: The Stories That Scars Tell Us

DAZED   Friday July 21, 2017

Last summer, 24-year-old British photographer Sophie Mayanne  shot an editorial project for art and fashion magazine Petrie titled “Behind The Scars” in which she documented the scars, flaws and imperfections that make people unique. Since then, Mayanne has photographed more than 60 people, some of some of whom unveiled their skin publicly for the first time, notes Dazed. “We don't turn anyone away. For many of these people it has taken an awful lot of courage just to contact us,” says Mayanne.   Read the full Story >>

Industry News: Bowens to Be Liquidated, Report Says

DIYPhotography   Friday July 21, 2017

Bowens, the 94-year-old photography brand best known for its lighting equipment, is being liquidated, reports DIY Photography. Just over one year ago, Bowens and Calumet were acquired by investment company Aurelius, which said it planned to expand Calumet’s retail footprint across Europe. “We were aware the company was facing problems and have all been working long days to pull company through a hard time, but we never thought it would end,” a company source tells PetaPixel.   Read the full Story >>

Nature Watch: Winners of 2017 Audubon Awards

Audubon Photography Awards   Friday July 21, 2017

Photographer Deborah Albert images of a Gentoo Penguin mother and newly born chick, shot on a rocky beach near Brown Bluff, Antarctica, is the grand-prize winner of the 2017 Audubon Photography Awards. More than 5,500 images depicting birdlife from 49 states and eight Canadian provinces were submitted to this year’s competition. Photographer Steve Mattheis’s image of a Great Grey Owl shot in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, is the winner of the Professional category.   Read the full Story >>

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