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In Case You Missed It: Rock Star Apologizes for Kicking Photographer

VULTURE   Tuesday December 12, 2017

Queens of the Stone Age front man Josh Homme has apologized for kicking a photographer in the face. Homme created a media controversy after he was caught on camera kicking Shutterstock photographer Chelsea Lauren at a recently concert in Los Angeles. “I saw him coming over and I was shooting away. The next thing I know his foot connects with my camera and my camera connects with my face, really hard,” Lauren told VarietyShe was treated at L.A.’s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Homme later tweeted that he had kicked over lighting and equipment during the band’s set and wasn’t aware what he had done until later, notes Vulture.  Read the full Story >>

Art News: Athi-Patra Ruga Takes Top Prize at Bamako Biennale

ARTnews   Tuesday December 12, 2017

South African  Athi-Patra Ruga  won the €5,000 Seydou Keïta Prize at the 11th Rencontres de Bamako, the Malian biennial dedicated to contemporary photography and image making in Africa. Ruga is known for work that often combines multiple mediums, including tapestry and performance, to explore notions of utopia and dystopia, material and memory. Other awards went to French-born Julien Creuzet, Algerian Fethi Sahraoui, Gabrielle Goliath from South Africa, and Mali-based Moïse Togo, notes Art News.   Read the full Story >>

Trending: Flickr's Top Photos of 2017, and the Cameras Used to Shoot Them

DIYPhotography   Tuesday December 12, 2017

Flickr has revealed the most popular images  uploaded to the platform in the past year, based on a number of social and engagement metrics. Flickr also shared its annual review of camera trends across its platform, and, as PetaPixel  notes, the data show that 50 percent of all photos were shot with smartphones, up from 48 percent in 2016 and 39 percent in 2015. Most of those photos were shot with iPhones. However, adds DIY Photography, the top 25 photos were made for the most part by DSLRs and mirrorless cameras.   Read the full Story >>

Nature Watch: Video of Starving Polar Bear Makes an Impact

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC   Tuesday December 12, 2017

When he first saw the bear, photographer Phil Nicklen recently told The New York Times, he thought it looked like a white blanket. Nicklen and filmmakers from the conservation group Sea Legacy came upon the starving polar bear last summer on iceless Baffin Island. The site, Nicklen notes, was heartbreaking. "We stood there crying," he told National Geographic. A video of the emaciated creature was posted to social media on Dec. 5 and is now breaking hearts around the world, and raising questions about climate change.   Read the full Story >>

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