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Tech News: Leica C-Lux Mixes Classic Design with a Modern Zoom

Digital Trends   Friday June 29, 2018

This may surprise you: Leica’s new point and shoot, the Leica C-Lux, is not the most expensive point-and-shoot camera out there: DIY Photography  gives that honor to Sony’s new EZ100 VI. The new Leica, which has a 20.1MP 1-inch MOS sensor and features 5-way optical image stabilization, mixes classic design with a modern zoom, declares Digital Trends. (Its 8.8-132mm lens offers the equivalent field of view to 24-360mm on a full frame body.) It’s comes in either Midnight Blue or Light Gold for $1,050.    Read the full Story >>

In Focus: Portraits of Women Who Resisted Boko Haram

LensCulture   Friday June 29, 2018

They were just girls when they were taken by the militant Islamic group Boko Haram and trained to carry out suicide bombing missions. Instead, they resisted and escaped. “These young women still had the resilience, after all this indoctrination, after losing their families, to make the decision not to commit a violent act,” says photographer Adam Ferguson in a LensCulture video interview. Ferguson was sent to Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State in Nigeria, to shoot a powerful portrait series of the women.   Read the full Story >>

Trending: Facebook Drops Photographer for "Shooting a Few Christians"

Daily Mirror   Friday June 29, 2018

This week offered another lesson in why words matter: The Daily Mirror and other websites reported that UK-based photographer Nicolas Chinardet was  suspended from Facebook for saying he was “shooting a few Christians.” Chinardet had been commissioned by QX Magazine to photograph members of an LGBT Christian group at a central London church for a feature article. His Facebook post about the job apparently ran afoul of the platform’s text-analyzing algorithms, added PetaPixel: The photographer’s account was suspended for 24 hours without any means of appeal.   Read the full Story >>

Books: Searching for Magic in Iceland

HYPERALLERGIC   Friday June 29, 2018

“I’m not a dreamer, but I do believe that every reality deserves to be examined and that there can be an intermediate world between reality and imagination,” writes Spanish photographer Bego Antón   in her new book The Earth Is Only A Little Dust Under Our Feet, a deep dive into Icelandic folklore: The book traces Antón’s journey across Iceland, where she visited men and women who claim to see elves, fairies, trolls and other fabled creatures. Hyperallergic calls the intriguing work “part storybook, part monograph.”   Read the full Story >>

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