David Schonauer

Tech News: Adobe CC Removes Older Versions of Photoshop and Lightroom

PetaPixel   Monday May 20, 2019

Adobe Creative Cloud has long allowed subscribers to download and use much older versions of their desired apps. But, reports PetaPixel, Creative Cloud now no longer offers anything before the latest two major versions of its apps. For Photoshop, which is on major version 20.x.x, anything v18.x.x and earlier is now no longer available. The company does note that business customers who need an older version of any Creative Cloud app should contact their IT Administrator to check whether it’s available.   Read the full Story >>

What We're Reading: Inside the School Photography Industry

The New York Times   Monday May 20, 2019

Big money, lawsuits, lice panics and monstrous little pyromaniacs. Such are the realities and itchy dangers of the school photography business, notes The New York Times. The industry’s 600-pound gorilla is  Lifetouch, the school-picture behemoth that photographs roughly half of America’s 50 million schoolchildren every fall. Last year, Shutterfly, the online photo printing giant, acquired Lifetouch for $825 million, unlocking cheaper production costs and a more seamless online sales machine, notes The Times.   Read the full Story >>

Books: The Dissolving Mirages of Photographer Jack Davison

Wallpaper   Monday May 20, 2019

Photographer Jack Davison has built his reputation as one of the top photographers in the UK, making captivating editorial images for publications such as the New York Times Magazine, Luncheon, and Port. But his debut book, Photographs, reveals a strikingly different body of work, notes AnOther, which calls the collection an “eclectic mixture of personal and commercial work captured over the past 12 years.” The work “indistinguishably shifts from staged, meticulous editorial setups to simple everyday occurrences,” adds Wallpaper.   Read the full Story >>

Honor Roll: Susan Meiselas Wins Deutsche Borse Photography Prize

CNN   Monday May 20, 2019

American documentary photographer Susan Meiselas has won the £30,000 ($38,600) 2019 Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize for her retrospective show "Mediations" at the Jeu de Paume gallery in Paris last year, notes CNN. The prestigious prize is awarded annually to a photographer who has made the most significant contribution to the photographic medium in Europe during the past year. Photographers Laia Abril, Arwed Messmer and Mark Ruwedel were also shortlisted for this year’s prize. The Art Newspaper has more.   Read the full Story >>

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