David Schonauer

Portfolio: Photos of Japan's "Decorated Truck" Subculture

feature shoot   Friday February 16, 2018

Japan’s “Dekotora” culture dates back to the 1970s, when the popular comedy-action film series Torakku Yaro  prompted truck drivers to extravagantly decorate their trucks with dreams of appearing in movies themselves, notes Feature Shoot, which spotlights London-based photographer Todd Antony's  images of the subculture as it has evolved. “[T]hey’re all very, very proud of their trucks. So much time, effort and money has gone into designing them,” says Antony of the drivers he met.   Read the full Story >>

Honor Roll, 2: Interviews with World Press Photo Finalists

British Journal of Photography   Friday February 16, 2018

“It’s crazy, I can’t believe it,” says Ivor Prickett of his double nomination for the 2018 World Press Photo of the Year award. The British Journal of Photography interviews Prickett, as well as nominees Ronaldo Schemidt  (for a photo of a protester in Venezuela); Adam Ferguson  (for a portrait of a girl kidnapped by Boko Haram and assigned a suicide bombing mission); and Patrick Brown  (for an image of the Rohingya crisis). Also interviewed: World Press Photo Managing Director Lars Boering, who says, “We know how important it is that everything can be trusted.”   Read the full Story >>

Honor Roll, 1: Six Finalists Named for World Press Photo Award

PDNPULSE   Friday February 16, 2018

Six finalists have been named  for the 2018 World Press Photo of the Year award. Irish photographer Ivor Prickett was nominated twice for images of the battle for Mosul, Iraq, published by The New York Times. The winner will be announced April 12 at a ceremony in Amsterdam, notes PDN. Also announced were three finalists in each of the competition’s eight photo categories and three finalists in each of its four Digital Storytelling categories. This is the first time World Press has announced nominees in advance.   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: Sigma Unveils Full-Frame 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art Lens

DP Review   Friday February 16, 2018

Sigma has announced a new 14-24mm F2.8 HSM Art lens  for full-frame Canon, Nikon and Sigma DSLRs. The new ultra-wide zoom is designed for 50-megapixel-plus cameras and, says Sigma, features a design that provides “near zero distortion” of less than 1 percent as well as “minimal transverse chromatic aberration, flare and ghosting.” The lens has a dust- and splash-proof design and special sealing at the mount connection, manual focus ring, zoom ring, and cover connection — a boon for photographers who use their camera gear in unpredictable outdoor locations, adds PetaPixel. Price: TBA.    Read the full Story >>

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