David Schonauer

In Focus: What Nuke Tests Have Done to Kazakhstan

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC   Tuesday October 31, 2017

The landscape of the Kazakh Steppe, desolated and pockmarked by a nuclear testing program that ended nearly 30 years ago, may appear uninhabitable. “And yet, ghosts – living and dead – haunt the land,” notes National Geographic, which features photographer Phil Hatcher-Moore’s image of the region. Hatcher-Moore spent two months documenting the area. His project “Nuclear Ghosts” combines images of the wasted landscape and intimate portraits of villagers still suffering the consequences of the nuke tests.   Read the full Story >>

Tech New: Sigma Unveils a 16mm f/1.4 Lens for Sony Mirrorless Cams

DP Review   Tuesday October 31, 2017

Sigma’s newly announced 16mm f/1.4 DC DN lens for Sony E and Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras is the second lens in a series that was started by the Sigma 30mm f/1.4, which, notes PetaPixel, has received stellar reviews. The new lens features an optical design featuring 16 lens elements in 13 groups, a stepping motor for smooth autofocus performance, and a dust- and splash-proof mount, adds DP Review. On a Micro Four Thirds camera, the lens will be the equivalent of a 32mm f/1.4 lens. Price and availability TBA.   Read the full Story >>

On Location: Dina Litovsky in "Noisy and Chaotic" Tel Aviv

By David Schonauer   Monday October 30, 2017

Dina Litovsky likes cities that are noisy, chaotic, and overwhelming. "My photography focuses on people and street scenes," she says. "Cities like Tokyo and Hanoi that are so busy and kaleidoscopic, that's what I like. So when I found out I was going to Tel Aviv, I thought, this is a city where I can be myself." AFAR magazine sent Litovsky there for ...   Read the full Story >>

On View: Recalling a Collaboration between Avedon and Baldwin

By David Schonauer   Monday October 30, 2017

This month, New York's Pace/MacGill gallery will mount an exhibition of works from "Nothing Personal," a book that photographer Richard Avedon and writer James Baldwin produced together in the early 1960s. The largely forgotten collaboration between Avedon and Baldwin, which was panned when it was first published, could find new resonance in the current political climate, noted The Art Newspaper recently: The ...   Read the full Story >>

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