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Insight: Tips for In-Person Client Meetings

PDN   Wednesday July 31, 2019

Insecure about meeting with potential clients? Take some advice from Alex Ostebo, founder of Creative Picnic, who provides photographers with services similar to those provided by photo rep agencies—marketing, branding, estimating and production—but on an a la carte basis. Ostebo recently spoke with PDN about how to succeed at client meetings. Tip number one: Don’t get discouraged if you have what feels like a great meeting and a job doesn’t happen right away. Also, remember follow up your meeting with a thank-you email.   Read the full Story >>

Trending: Standout Talent from the Arles Photo Festival

The New York Times   Wednesday July 31, 2019

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Rencontres d’Arles has featured an array of talent both established and emerging. The New York Times recently spotlighted six photographers with work at the festival, including Christian Lutz, whose series “In Jesus’ Name”  focuses economic, political, and religious power, and Pixy Liao, whose work explores her relationship with her boyfriend. Meanwhile, The Guardian features Swiss photographer Mario Del Curto’s series on the world’s vegetation.   Read the full Story >>

Legal Brief: Lynn Goldsmith Crowdfunds Fight Appeal of Warhol Ruling

gofundme   Wednesday July 31, 2019

In July, a federal court judge in New York ruled against photographer Lynn Goldsmith in a copyright battle over a series of silk-screen images Andy Warhol created featuring the musician Prince. The art work, which was based on a photo Goldsmith had made, had transformed Goldsmith’s image sufficiently to be called fair use, ruled the court. Goldsmith calls the decision “a blow to intellectual property for all visual artists, especially photographers” at GoFundMe, where she continues to crowdfund her legal challenge.  “With your help both financially and in sharing what this is about, I hope to define what is transformative under the fair use aspect of the copyright law,” she writes.   Read the full Story >>

In Focus: Should These Photos of Prison Cruelty Be Published?

Mother Jones   Wednesday July 31, 2019

Earlier this year, more than 2,000 photos, many of them similarly gruesome, were leaked from inside Alabama's St. Clair Correctional Facility. The photos are certainly newsworthy, notes Mother Jones: Alabama has one of the highest rates of prison deaths in the country, and St. Clair has long been known for its brutality. But when the Southern Poverty Law Center, which obtained the photos from someone claiming to be a St. Clair correctional officer, shared the images with two news outlets, the responses couldn’t have been more different.    Read the full Story >>

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