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Trending: Nan Goldin Demands a New Anti-Addiction Drug Be Made Free

DAZED   Friday September 28, 2018

As we’ve noted previously, photographer Nan Goldin has been fighting to hold those responsible for the opioid crisis — in particular Oxycontin manufacturer Purdue Pharma — to account. Earlier this month, notes Dazed, the artist and shared a statement in response to the news that Purdue Pharma had patented a new anti-opioid treatment drug. (The drug, called buprenorphine, is a milder opiate that can control cravings.) In effect, notes Goldin, the company is looking to profit from a crisis it helped create. “This is reprehensible,” Goldin wrote. See Art News for more.   Read the full Story >>

Tech News, 2: The Best Gear from Photokina 2018

THE VERGE   Friday September 28, 2018

Aside from the new Leica there have been other big introductions at this year’s Photokina event in Cologne, Germany. The Verge has a rundown of impressive new gear and tech news, including Fujifilm’s GFX 50R (“the biggest and baddest street camera yet”). Popular Photography has its own list, which includes three new X1D lenses from Hasselblad and the Ricoh GRIII, which packs a 24-megapixel sensor (up from 16 in the previous model) and shoots 1080p video at 60 fps.    Read the full Story >>

Tech News, 1: Leica's S3 Is a 64-Megapixel Medium Format DSLR

PetaPixel   Friday September 28, 2018

Leica calls its newly unveiled S3 medium-format DSLR camera the “next evolution of the Leica S-System.” The camera features a 64-megapixel ProFormat sensor, up from 37.5 megapixels in the Leica S (Typ 007), notes PetaPixel. There is also a “large and bright” viewfinder, a “fast and reliable” autofocus, a 3fps continuous shooting speed, and 4K video recording with “the characteristic medium format look” using the entire sensor area. The camera is not a speed demon, adds DIY Photography: It captures those massive 64MP files at a lowly 3 frames per second.   Read the full Story >>

In Focus: On Duty with Detroit's Overworked Homicide Detectives

The Washington Post   Friday September 28, 2018

Over a five-year period, each detective in Detroit has been tasked with solving an average of about eight new slayings annually — a caseload exceeding what policing experts say should be no more than five homicides per detective, per year, notes The Washington Post, which recently looked into the daunting caseloads police face in U.S. cities, even as national murder rates drop. The report includes photos by Salwan Georges and video by Dalton Bennett, who followed Detroit detectives into the night.   Read the full Story >>

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