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Closeup: Industry News: Patrick Witty Apologizes For Sexual Misconduct

British Journal of Photography   Wednesday January 31, 2018

It is now being reported that Patrick Witty left his job as deputy director of photography at National Geographic late last year following an investigation into his history of predatory sexual behavior. Before National Geographic, Witty worked at The New York Times, Time magazine and Wired, notes the NPPA. The investigation began after Witty’s name turned up on the  "Shitty Media Men" spreadsheet that was distributed last year. His departure was not explained at the time, notes Vox. The British Journal of Photography features a statement from Witty in which he writes, “I’m deeply sorry that some of my past behavior has been hurtful to women.”   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: Recording-Breaking 512GB MicroSD Card from Integral Memory

THE VERGE   Wednesday January 31, 2018

Integral Memory has introduced a MicroSD card with 512 gigabytes of storage that, for now, is the largest-capacity MicroSD card on the market, notes DIY Photography. The 512GB memory card is intended primarily for mobile devices. The previous record holder — SanDisk’s 400GB card — is still a bit faster at 100MB/s, whereas Integral Memory’s new 512GB behemoth tops out at a maximum speed of 80MB/s, adds The Verge.   Read the full Story >>

Portfolio: A Last Tribute to the 747 as It Flies Into the Sunset

Photo Independent   Wednesday January 31, 2018

The Boeing 747 brought unprecedented size and speed to air travel when it began service in 1970, earning it the nickname “Queen of the Skies.” But changes in the airline business made the giant plane more expensive to operate, and recently the final 747 flight by any commercial United States airline took to the sky at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Atlanta-based photographer Dustin Chambers  documented the event for a New York Times tribute to the airplane and the people who loved it.   Read the full Story >>

Exhibitions: The Photographer Who Knew "Black Is Beautiful"

Museum of the City of New York   Wednesday January 31, 2018

On view through April 1 at the Museum of the City of New York is the exhibition “Black Is Beautiful: Fashion and Consciousness,” spotlighting the work and career of documentary photographer Kwame Brathwaite, who helped give birth to the “Black Is Beautiful” movement in the 1960s. Inspired by the writings of Marcus Garvey, Brathwaite helped to popularize an Afro-centric vision of female beauty featuring unstraightened hair and dark skin, then considered exotic in mainstream American media and popular culture. AnOther  has more.   Read the full Story >>

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