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American Photography Open 2020: Meet Judge Qiana Mestrich

By David Schonauer   Monday August 31, 2020

You've still got time to enter. But not much. Today is your last day to enter the American Photography Open 2020 contest. Over the past weeks we've been introducing some of the judges of this year's competition, and today we spotlight Qiana Mestrich, a photography-focused interdisciplinary artist whose work sheds light on the histories of class, race, social inequality, (post-)colonialism, and international migration. Currently …   Read the full Story >>

Resources: Find Historical Images of NYC With This Map

DP Review   Monday August 31, 2020

A newly-launched online mapping system called 1940s NYC makes it simple for anyone to find a trove of historical images of the city. The photographers were captured from 1939 to 1941 by the New York City Tax Department in collaboration with the  Depression-era Works Progress Administration. These historical photographs were already available to the public, but getting them — particularly ones of specific buildings — used to be time-consuming, notes DP Review.   Read the full Story >>

Nature Watch: Fossey Fund Photographer's Favorite Images

Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund   Monday August 31, 2020

In honor of this month’s World Photography Day, Cedric Ujeneza, a staff photographer for the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, is sharing some of his favorite images. Ujeneza was hired by the Fossey Fund as a communications assistant, where one of his responsibilities is to photograph the gorillas. “Fossey Fund helped me take intensive photography training from our partners, and I learned so much,” he says of his early days on the job. “Now photography has become a career for me and I am living my dream.”   Read the full Story >>

Social News: TikTok Holocaust is 'Hurtful and Offensive', Says Auschwitz Memorial

PetaPixel   Monday August 31, 2020

A new “Victims” or “Holocaust” or “Trauma Porn” trend has popped up on video-sharing app TikTok that has prompted reactions ranging from outrage to disbelief, notes PetaPixel. The trend involves TikTok users putting on make-up to make themselves look bruised or burned, and then pretending to be Holocaust victims sharing the story of their death from heaven. The point of the trend, according to one 17-year-old participant, was to educate people about the Holocaust. But the Auschwitz Memorial has released a full statement on Twitter calling the trend “hurtful & offensive.”   Read the full Story >>

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