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Trending: Man Says Self-Driving Car Nuked His Camera

ars technica   Tuesday January 22, 2019

The self-driving cars of the future may be a problem for photographers: Ars Technica reports that during the recent CES event in Las Vegas, Jit Ray Chowdhury, an autonomous vehicle engineer at the startup Ridecell, took some photos of a car equipped with lidar lasers. His camera: a $1,998.00  Sony a7R II. Later, Chowdhury noticed that the pictures he shot had bright purple spots on them. “All my pictures were having that spot, I covered up the camera with the lens cap and the spots are there—it’s burned into the sensor,” he says. DIY Photography has more.   Read the full Story >>

In Focus: Stealing to Eat in Venezuela

PDN   Tuesday January 22, 2019

Venezuela’s economic  collapse under an authoritarian government has led to crime and a brutal police crackdown — a situation that Spanish photographer Ignacio Marin began documenting last spring in his project “Venezuela: Hunger Crimes.” Time magazine picked up the story after Marin showed it to director of multimedia Katherine Pomerantz at a portfolio review in Perpignan in September. Now PDN talks with Marin about how he shot the project in both the slums and center of Caracas.   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: Affordable Action Cams

Digital Trends   Tuesday January 22, 2019

GoPro’s Hero5 Black has set the standard for action cams,  but they’re not the only name in town– a number of manufacturers have entered this burgeoning market with high-quality, low-cost action cams, notes Digital Trends, which spotlights some of the new affordable models. Included is the $44 Fitfort 4K action cam, which records 4K video at 30 fps or 1080p footage at 60 fps and boasts a 16MP image sensor for photographs.   Read the full Story >>

On View: The San Quentin Project

British Journal of Photography   Tuesday January 22, 2019

In 2011 Nigel Poor, a professor of photography at the California State University, began volunteering at the San Quentin State Prison as a photo history instructor in the prison’s college program. In one exercise, she asked prisoners to annotate famous photographs by Lee Friedlander, Stephen Shore and others. These personal narratives are now on view as part of an exhibition at the Milwaukee Art Museum titled “The San Quentin Project: Nigel Poor and the Men of San Quentin State Prison.” A podcast is included.   Read the full Story >>

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