Lani Assaf

Spotlight: A Cross-Country Trip with a Foody Mission

By Lani Assaf   Friday November 30, 2018

At the start of summer, photographer Allison Zaucha packed up and hit the road to move cross-country to Los Angeles. Along the 2500-mile drive, she worked with Life & Thyme magazine to develop a road-trip food guide, taking photographs as she ate her way across the country. While Allison's fiance, Mike, wrote the story, Allison photographed everything from the best pizza in Nashville ...   Read the full Story >>

Passings: Peter Simon, Photographer Martha's Vineyard, Dies at 71

The Vineyard Gazette   Friday November 30, 2018

Peter Simon, a Martha’s Vineyard photographer whose pictures of people, political protests, rock concerts and Island landscapes spanned more than half a century, died on Nov. 18 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, reports the Vineyard Gazette. He was 71 and had been battling lung cancer. Simon also produced his own record labels featuring singer-songwriters such as Richie Havens, Susan Tedeschi and his sister Carly Simon. “With his ever-present camera, he could turn a stunning island sunset into an Impressionist painting,” added the Boston Globe.   Read the full Story >>

Honor Roll: Shortlist for PHmuseum's Women Photographer Grant

British Journal of Photography   Friday November 30, 2018

Photographers Diana Markosian, Laura Pannack, Alice Mann, and Anna Boyiazis are among those shortlisted for the PHmuseum's Women Photographer Grant. The winner receives £5000 (about $6,400). Now in its second year, the PHmuseum Women Photographer Grant has a simple premise – to recognize world-class photographers who also happen to be women. This year’s contest was judged by a panel including Magnum photographer Alessandra Sanguinetti and The Photographers’ Gallery senior curator Karen McQuaid.   Read the full Story >>

State of the Art: Reuters Combines Photo and Video 'Visual Journalist' Team

The Baron   Friday November 30, 2018

Reuters is hastening the merger of news pictures and video news by creating a single team of visual journalists, notes The Baron. One implication of the move: Jobs will be cut. The accelerated changes follow a recent spin-off of a majority stake in Thomson Reuters, which is now controlled by private equity investors and rebranded Refinitiv. “Many of our photographers already shoot video - and videographers produce pictures. This mode of working is becoming normal throughout the industry,” noted John Pullman, global head of visuals for Reuters.   Read the full Story >>

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