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Nature Watch: Idaho Gets First International Dark Sky Reserve in the U.S.

PetaPixel   Friday December 29, 2017

Where should you go to photograph the night sky? A 1,400-square-mile region in central Idaho has just been designated the first International Dark Sky Reserve in the country, notes PetaPixel. It’s one of only 12 such reserves on Earth. The designation, which marks areas with “an exceptional or distinguished quality of night sky, view of the stars and nocturnal environment,” was announced by the International Dark-Sky Association. “Reserves can only be formed through partnerships of multiple land managers,” notes the association.    Read the full Story >>

Exhibitions: Walther Collection Explores Vernacular Photography

British Journal of Photography   Friday December 29, 2017

The Walther Collection  is kicking off an ambitious multi-year series of exhibitions exploring vernacular photography with a show titled “The Shadow Archive: An Investigation into Vernacular Portrait Photography,” on view at The Walther Collection Project Space at 526 West 26th Street in New York City through March 3. The entire exhibition series, which is titled “Imagining Everyday Life: Aspects of Vernacular Photography,” will unfold over 18 months, notes the British Journal of Photography.   Read the full Story >>

Honor Roll: Alex Potter Wins First $10K James W. Foley Fellowship

PDN   Friday December 29, 2017

Photographer Alex Potter has won the inaugural  James W. Foley Fellowship  for young journalists, reports PDN. The $10,000 fellowship is named after journalist James Foley, who was captured by ISIS while reporting on the Syrian civil war and murdered in 2014. Potter, who is a trained nurse, has worked in the Middle East as both a journalist and caregiver. She will use the fellowship to pursue a project about the effects of conflict on children in the Middle East.   Read the full Story >>

The Year That Was, Part 4: A Random Selection of PPD Highlights From 2017

By David Schonauer   Thursday December 28, 2017

It was an assassination, captured in real time: On Dec. 19, 2016, Russia's ambassador to Turkey, Andrey G. Karlov, was shot to death at an Ankara art exhibit by a 22-year-old off-duty police officer. Covering the exhibition that evening was Associated Press photographer Burhan Ozbilici, who captured dramatic images of the assassin, holding the weapon he'd just used to shoot the envoy ...   Read the full Story >>

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