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What We Learned This Week: Farewell to Shutterbug and Interview

By David Schonauer   Thursday May 31, 2018

Is it news anymore when print publications fold? Recently we learned that two very different magazines, each with its own place in photography's recent history, are leaving the scene -- or at least the ink-on-paper scene. Legacy photography magazine Shutterbug announced that it is dropping its print edition after 45 years of publishing and will focus on its website. Meanwhile, Interview magazine, founded by ...   Read the full Story >>

On View: Bert Stern's Mastery of Advertising's Symbols

L’Oeil de la Photographie   Tuesday May 29, 2018

During the Mad Men-era of 1950s and 1960s, American photographer Bert Stern redefined advertising imagery and decisively shaped the development of color advertising photography into an art form, notes L’Oeil de la Photographie, which spotlights a new exhibition in Berlin, titled “Shapes & Symbols,” featuring Stern’s iconic commercial work. The exhibition, at Galerie 36, shows how Stern  communicated elusive and seductive messages to consumers, rather than merely illustrating text.   Read the full Story >>

In Focus, 2: The Decline of America in One Photo

HYPERALLERGIC   Tuesday May 29, 2018

Even a standard photo op can be filled with symbolism: An image circulating from a recent round of meetings in trade talks between China and the U.S. has generated discussion about the stark difference between the aging U.S. representatives and the more youthful Chinese contingent, notes Hyperallergic. Weibo users, as The New York Times  noted, have been pointing out the contrast and the image’s relationship to a much earlier treaty with the US that has powerfully symbolism in China: the signing of the Boxer Protocol in 1901.    Read the full Story >>

In Focus, 1: These Images Prove Photojournalism's Vitality

Columbia Journalism Review   Tuesday May 29, 2018

Reuters won a Pulitzer this year for its coverage of Myanmar’s expulsion of the Rohingya people — but still to be recognized for their distinction are the two Rohingya photographs Reuters published after the date for submissions, notes celebrated editor Sir Harold Evans at the Columbia Journalism Review. Evans, author of Pictures on a Page  and now editor at large for Reuters, discusses why the two photos — one showing men facing execution and one showing bereaved families — prove photojournalism’s enduring vitality.   Read the full Story >>

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