David Schonauer

Legal Brief: Photojournalists Sue Homeland Security for First Amendment Violations

PDN   Friday November 29, 2019

Five freelance photojournalists have filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security for violation of their First Amendment rights, alleging that Customs and Border Patrol agents tracked, detained and interrogated them because of their coverage of immigration issues along the U.S-Mexico border in 2018 and 2019. The photojournalists —  all U.S. citizens — are Bing Guan, Go Nakamura, Kitra Cahana, Mark Abramson and Ariana Drehsler. Their work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, and other publications, notes PDN.   Read the full Story >>

Trending: New Dior Ad Campaign Showcases African Photography

i-D   Friday November 29, 2019

Given the resolutely feminist perspective that Maria Grazia Chiuri has brought to Dior as the the fashion house’s first female creative director, it’s fitting that, for her latest campaign, she has enlisted six female photographers from across Africa and its diaspora to interpret the collection’s “richness of savoir-faire, pluralistic femininity and boundless creativity,” notes i-D. Kenyan photographer Sarah Waiswa and South African Jodi Bieber are among the artists whose work is featured in the campaign.   Read the full Story >>

What We're Reading: A Month of Insight, Opinion and Trends

By David Schonauer   Friday November 29, 2019

We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow. If you have some spare time, catch up on reading from the past month. Find out why one famous photojournalist shot the impeachment hearing on film, with a 4x5 camera. Consider a proposal to create publicly owned social networks. Meet the women of the "black vanguard" of photography. And the Brooklyn man who's now the go-to …   Read the full Story >>

What We Learned This Week: Are Photos of Trump's Notes News, or Entertainment?

By David Schonauer   Wednesday November 27, 2019

Donald Trump has never been known as a poet. But now, thanks to photographers Erin Scott and Mark Wilson, we have evidence of his ability to pen verse, of a kind. Scott and Wilson were able to photograph the notes Trump made before appearing on the White House lawn on Nov. 20, where he responded to testimony at congressional impeachment hearings. "I want nothing. …   Read the full Story >>

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