David Schonauer

What We Learned This Week: Remembering the Work of Two Wire Service Photographers

By David Schonauer   Thursday January 31, 2019

The work of wire service photographers often goes unheralded. "While their work is frequently excellent and regularly wins Pulitzer Prizes and other major awards, for the most part those photographers are unsung heroes," noted former Associated Press photography director Santiago Lyon at The New York Times this week. Lyon wrote to celebrate the work of wire service photographer Desmond Boyle, who died in December ...   Read the full Story >>

Passings: Photographer Leighton Mark, shot in Beirut in 1984, Dies at 67

AP   Thursday January 31, 2019

Leighton Mark, a photojournalist who taught himself to make pictures with one arm after he was wounded in 1984 while covering the civil war in Lebanon, has died, reports AP. He was 67. Leighton worked for United Press International and The Associated Press during a long career that was nearly cut short when he was 32. He had been in Beirut for UPI just three months when gunfire from street fighting awoke him in his west Beirut apartment. After he stepped onto his balcony and began making pictures, a Druze militiaman sprayed him with automatic rifle fire.   Read the full Story >>

Exhibitions: The Japanese Landscape, Without Cliches

AnOther   Thursday January 31, 2019

Spanish photographic duo Albarrán Cabrera (Anna P Cabrera and Angel Albarrán) first traveled to Japan six years ago, and they have returned there every year since to capture the country’s landscapes with a new perspective, incorporating both modern and traditional printing techniques with additions such as Japanese paper and gold leaf. The result, notes AnOther, is the exhibition “Albarrán Cabrera: Subtle Shadows of Bamboo on Bamboo”  at IBASHO Gallery, Antwerp, through March 10.   Read the full Story >>

Industry News: Nikon To Receive $170M In Patent Settlement

DIYPhotography   Thursday January 31, 2019

After nearly two years of legal battle, Nikon, ASML and Carl Zeiss are ending a dispute with a settlement that will see Nikon receiving about €150 million, or approximately $170 million, reports DIY Photography. The battle between Nikon, ASML and Carl Zeiss began in 2017, after Nikon accused the two companies of using its patented lithography technology without permission or licenses. Nikon filed a lawsuit, but Zeiss and ASML responded with countersuits. Initially, Nikon lost and was ordered to pay €475,000 to ASML and Carl Zeiss. The company then appealed the decision.   Read the full Story >>

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