Anna Kucirkova

State of the Art: The Future of Eye-Tracking Technology

By Anna Kucirkova   Friday December 14, 2018

Every day we are hear about new technologies designed to improve previously introduced technologies. Think about how quickly we moved from the smartphone to wearables. Cameras on smartphones are becoming more advanced than some high-priced digital cameras on the market. Today we deep dive into the future of eye-tracking technology, which is changing the way photographers work and will be a part of the ...   Read the full Story >>

In Focus: The Art of Lu Guang

The New York Times   Friday December 14, 2018

At The New York Times, Contact Press Images co-founder Robert Pledge looks for an explanation of Lu Guang’s disappearance in his work — which, he notes, has shown the world a view of China’s darker side. “Lu Guang is a deeply concerned citizen,” writes Pledge, whose agency distributes the photographer’s images. “He works almost solely in China, for both linguistic and cultural reasons. His photographs have depicted some of the harsher sides of life in China — AIDS, environmental destruction, pollution and poverty.”   Read the full Story >>

Follow-Up: Acclaimed Photographer Arrested in Far West China, Wife Says

The New York Times   Friday December 14, 2018

New York-based photographer Lu Guang, acclaimed for his stark pictures of poverty and pollution, was arrested by the police while visiting Xinjiang, his wife says, in an update on a disappearance that has drawn additional attention to the far western region where hundreds of thousands of Muslims have been detained. Lu Guang went missing in early November while visiting Xinjiang to meet with local photographers who had invited him, but, notes The New York Times, until recently, his wife had no official confirmation that he had been arrested.   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: Skylum Luminar 3 Adds Support for Photo Libraries

DP Review   Friday December 14, 2018

The long-awaited update to Skylum Software's photo editor program adds in-app photo library management, which the company says is the first step toward building out a complete Digital Asset Manager, notes DP Review. Called 'Luminar with Libraries', this version more directly competes with applications such as Adobe Lightroom Classic CC and Lightroom CC. Luminar 3 arrives December 18, runs on Mac and Windows, and is a free update for owners of Luminar 2018. And more may be coming soon.   Read the full Story >>

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