David Schonauer

Books: Documenting the Invisible Effects of Fukushima

British Journal of Photography   Friday January 31, 2020

In March 2011, an earthquake off the coast of Japan unleashed a tsunami that devastated the country’s northeastern Thoku region and caused a nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant. In 2017 the Japanese government began offering financial incentives for people to return to the area, and this year Fukushima will host an Olympic baseball game. Intrigued, British photographer Giles Price began shooting thermal images of nearby towns. The work is collected in the book Restricted Residence, notes the British Journal of Photography.   Read the full Story >>

What We're Reading: Upskirting at the Australian Open

Reading the Pictures   Friday January 31, 2020

The Reuters coverage of this year’s Australian Open tennis tournament has featured all the staples of the genre: feats of athletic prowess, emotional highs and lows, artistic stills, and humorous outtakes. At Reading the Pictures, Karrin Anderson, Professor of Communication Studies at Colorado State University, notes that the coverage also includes examples of a type of shot that “needs to be scrapped from the genre” — the athletic upskirt. Tennis invites this, she adds, because of its “ridiculous uniform conventions.”   Read the full Story >>

Insight: The 3 Main Ways You're Wrong About Camera Prices

DP Review   Friday January 31, 2020

Think cameras are too expensive? Lots of people do, but, notes DP Review, lots of people misunderstand camera pricing. Why, for instance, would you expect a new model to be offered at the same price as an outgoing one?    Read the full Story >>

State of the Art: Google-Backed Project Collects Wildlife Camera-Trap Images

CNN   Friday January 31, 2020

A new website backed by Google will allow anyone in the world to access millions of wildlife photos taken by camera traps, notes CNN. Jorge Ahumada, a scientist with Conservation International, created the online platform, where researchers can share their camera-trap photos. Called Wildlife Insights, it launched in December as the world's largest camera-trap database, hosting over 4.5 million images.   Read the full Story >>

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