David Schonauer

Economics 101: Here's How Much Photography Contributes to the U.S. Economy

PDN   Friday March 23, 2018

We know arts enrich our lives. But they also enrich the nation: In a new report, the National Endowment for the Arts says that the arts contribute $763.6 billion to the U.S. economy — more than agriculture, transportation, or warehousing. Roughly 4.9 million workers across the country are employed in an artistic field earning more than $370 billion. The NEA found that photography and photo services contributed $10.2 billion to the U.S. economy in 2015 (the most recent year the survey canvases). From 2012-2015, this sector enjoyed a growth rate of 2.9 percent, notes PDN. Attention President Trump: The U.S. is a net exporter of artistic products, running a $20 billion surplus.    Read the full Story >>

In Focus: Looking Back at the Iraq War, 15 Years On

The Atlantic   Friday March 23, 2018

Fifteen years ago, U.S. bombs began falling on Bagdad in a campaign that came to be known as “shock and awe.” While the initial overthrow of Saddam Hussein was relatively quick, the Iraq War itself was anything but, notes The Atlantic, which looks back at many of the momentous images that told the story of a long war marked by poor post-invasion planning and insurgent rebellions. Among the memorable images: A photo of Navy Hospital Corpsman Richard Barnett holding an Iraqi child on March 29, 2003, taken by Damir Sagolj of Reuters.   Read the full Story >>

State of the Art: ProGrade Digital Opts CFexpress Over XQD Memory Cards

DP Review   Friday March 23, 2018

What’s the future of storage? ProGrade Digital, the new memory card company launched in mid-February 2018 by a group of former Lexar executives, will not be making any XQD cards, notes DP Review. Instead the company is pushing for the CFexpress format. First proposed by the CompactFlash Association in September 2016, CFexpress is essentially an update to XQD memory cards. ProGrade Digital unveiled lines of CFast 2.0 and SDXC UHS-II memory cards at the time of its launch; its CFast 2.0 cards have reported speeds of up to 550MB per second, but we may soon be seeing cards that are over 3 times faster when CFexpress cards, adds PetaPixel.   Read the full Story >>

Honor Roll: Carol Guzy Wins 2018 Robert Capa Gold Medal Award

PDN   Friday March 23, 2018

Photographer Carol Guzy of ZUMA Press has won the 2018 Robert Capa Gold Medal Award for her reportage on the effects of the war against ISIS on the civilian population of Mosul, Iraq. Reuters photographers Carlos Garcia Rawlins and Carlos Barria won the Olivier Rebbot Award, and Kevin Frayer of Getty Images won the Feature Photography award, notes PDN. The Robert Capa Gold Medal is awarded annually for the best published photographic reporting from abroad requiring exceptional courage and enterprise.    Read the full Story >>

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