David Schonauer

What We Learned This Week: The Fall of the Dusseldorf School

By David Schonauer   Friday October 30, 2020

A decade ago, the art world loved the Dusseldorf School. This group of German photographers -- including Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Thomas Ruff -- created supersized prints that were snapped up for millions of dollars by the likes of mega-collector Eli Broad and actor Leonardo DiCaprio. These days, however, the works are considerably less in demand, noted Artnet News recently. In 2011, work …   Read the full Story >>

How To: Make Inception-Like Drone Images

COOPH   Friday October 30, 2020

Learn how to create some mind-bending drone photos with a new video from COOPH — from space-twisting landscape like the special effects in director Christopher Nolan’s film Inception to some unique selfies. Let’s face it: It’s about time to make your aerial photography a little more special.   Read the full Story >>

Passings: Aurelio Jose Barrera, Pulitzer-Winning L.A. Times Photographer, Dies at 60

Los Angeles Times   Thursday October 29, 2020

Aurelio Jose Barrera, a longtime L.A. Times photographer who helped the paper win a Pulitzer Prize with a groundbreaking series on Los Angeles’ overlooked Latino communities and in retirement launched a one-man crusade to deliver food to the homeless in those communities, has died after a fall, reports the newspaper. He was 60. Barrera was a young intern at The Times in 1983 when a team of Latino journalists banded together to cover communities of color that they believed the paper wrote about only when there was crime, unrest or immigration raids.   Read the full Story >>

Honor Roll: 2020 Weather Photographer of the Year Winners

Weather Photographer of the Year   Thursday October 29, 2020

An image of the Brooklyn Bridge during a blizzard has been named the winner of the Royal Meteorological Society’s 2020 Weather Photographer of the Year competition. The photo, by Rudolf Sulgan, was taken 2018 during an El Niño, a series of climatic changes that often disrupts normal weather patterns. There were more than 7,700 photographs entered into the competition. “My main concern and inspiration is that my images hopefully do a small part in combating climate change,” he added.   Read the full Story >>

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