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Media Watch: Self Mag Creates Its Own Vaccination Stock Photos

Self   Friday August 30, 2019

“Vaccines are a big topic in the media lately — from the current measles outbreak to the growing sentiment of vaccine hesitancy,” notes Self magazine, which recently published a feature titled “Vaccines Save Lives.” The magazine faced a hurdle: “The stock photography commonly used in stories about vaccines are often medically inaccurate in a range of ways, from showing the wrong syringes to showing shots being administered incorrectly,” it notes. Therefore it created its own stock after partnering with the American Academy of Pediatrics.   Read the full Story >>

Books: The Moholy-Nagy Album

British Journal of Photography   Friday August 30, 2019

László Moholy-Nagy had a profound influence on the trajectory of 20th-century photography: Influenced by the art movements of Constructivism and Dadaism, Moholy-Nagy experimented with photograms and photomontages and created avant-garde straight photography and became a central figure of the Bauhaus Movement. On the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, Steidl is publishing a new book titled Moholy Album, which, notes the British Journal of Photography, offers a new perspective on the artist’s work.   Read the full Story >>

Resources: These Charts Can Help You Avoid Crowds in National Parks

PetaPixel   Friday August 30, 2019

If you’re heading out to shoot some national park landscapes, you may well want to avoid crowds. PetaPixel points to a resource that may help you: Designer and engineer Jordan Vincent used visitor data from the most popular US National Parks create a set of info graphics that plot attendance by type of lodging, time of year, and average temperature.  Go here to see all 54 charts broken down by type of park: Mountain, Tundra, Desert, Tropical, Coast and Continental.   Read the full Story >>

Picture Stories: The Forgotten Wolf Children of WWII

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC   Friday August 30, 2019

Many children in East Prussia were separated from their families as Germany collapsed at the close of World War II. Left to roam through forests, they became known as “wolf children.” Eventually some were sent Soviet Union children’s homes, while others fled to Lithuania or ended up in the new divided Germany. Danish photographer Lukas Kreiber learned of the wolf children as a student and went on to document what National Geographic calls “the aging faces of those who were left in the shadows of history.”   Read the full Story >>

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