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Insight: Think Twice Before You Post on Social Media

Scott McKenna   Tuesday July 31, 2018

Over time, you can build your career via social media. And if you’re not careful, social media can bring your career to an end if you don’t take care about what you’re posting. So says photographer Scott McKenna in a new video offering advice on how to ensure that your social media presence doesn’t scare away potential clients away. Even if you have separate business social-media accounts, those clients may well be checking out your personal accounts.   Read the full Story >>

Nature Watch: Smoke and Lightning Inside Volcanic Eruptions

COLOSSAL   Tuesday July 31, 2018

What’s more intense that photographing a volcanic eruption? Capturing lightning storms inside the eruption! And that’s just what Chilean freelance photographer Francisco Negroni has been doing, notes Colossal. His images reveal the “dirty thunderstorms” that occur when ash, rock, and other “ejecta” collide and create static electricity in the plume of volcanic eruptions, adds PetaPixel. “When I go outside to take photographs, I try to leave with the images in my mind,” he says. He’s got some imagination!   Read the full Story >>

Art News: Would-be Heirs Petition Again for Rights to Vivian Maier Estate

PDN   Tuesday July 31, 2018

The ongoing sales of the Vivian Maier estate goes on: PDN reports that petitioners claiming to be the legal heirs of the late photographer are once again back in court, this time with 300 pages of genealogical evidence to support their claim. If the court accepts the evidence and grants their claims as Maier’s heirs, they will be entitled to a portion of the value of her estate. Maier, who made her living as a nanny, became celebrated as a street photographer after her death in 2009, when her work was discovered in a Chicago storage locker.   Read the full Story >>

Exhibitions: An Artist's Alter Egos Cross Racial Lines

The New Yorker   Tuesday July 31, 2018

On view at the FLAG Art Foundation in New York City through August 17 is the exhibition “Counterfeit Currency,” featuring self-portraits and collages by L.A.-based artist Genevieve Gaignard. The images, all made in Florida, feature Gaignard in various guises, à la Cindy Sherman, as she plays with what The New Yorker calls “the outward signifiers and stereotypes of race, class, and femininity, combining and remixing them into sometimes exaggerated but steadily ambiguous costumes.”   Read the full Story >>

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