David Schonauer

Legal Brief: RNC Didn't Infringe Photographer's Copyright, Judge Rules

PDN   Friday March 29, 2019

In a decision that will upset photographers and copyright advocates — but perhaps not political tricksters — Montana judge Dana L. Christensen has ruled that unauthorized use of an image to criticize a Democratic candidate was fair use. The 2017 lawsuit was filed by Missoula, Montana-based photographer Erika Peterman, who accused the RNC of willful copyright infringement for their use of Peterman’s photo of congressional candidate Rob Quist in a mailer that criticized and mocked Quist, notes PDN.   Read the full Story >>

What We Learned This Week: The Greatest Photo In Jazz History

By David Schonauer   Friday March 29, 2019

September 13, 1953 was a quiet Sunday night in New York. The Brooklyn Dodgers had just won the pennant in Milwaukee. The New York Times carried a front-page story on the wedding of Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier in Newport, Rhode Island. And at the Open Door, a jazz club on West 3rd Street in Manhattan, four titans of bebop -- Charles ...   Read the full Story >>

Passings: Vivian Cherry, Socially Aware Street Photographer, Dies at 98

The New York Times   Thursday March 28, 2019

Vivian Cherry, a photographer whose gritty black-and-white images of street scenes recall a bygone era in New York City, died on March 4 in Albuquerque, notes The New York Times. She was 98. Cherry’s work in the 1940s and ’50s — which appeared in Life, Collier’s, Redbook, Popular Photography and other magazines and is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the New York Public Library — documented ordinary people, almost always in candid situations.   Read the full Story >>

Nature Watch: The Final Images of Kenya's "Queen Elephant"

CBS News   Thursday March 28, 2019

British wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas made news when he photographed a very rarely seen black leopard in Kenya. More recently he made the final images of a 60-plus-year-old elephant named simply F_MU1, notes CBS News. The elephant, with tusks that nearly touch the ground, died of natural causes not long after Burrard-Lucas photographed her as part of a project done in conjunction with the Tsavo Trust and Kenya Wildlife Service to document their work and the elephants of Tsavo for a new book.    Read the full Story >>

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