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Tech News: Ricoh Launches the Pentax K-3 Mark III, Its Flagship APS-C DSLR

PetaPixel   Monday April 12, 2021

Ricoh’s recently announced Pentax K-3 Mark III DSLR, the brand’s flagship camera APS-C DSLR, features an optical viewfinder, an AI-assisted subject recognition technology, and a 25.73-megapixel BSI sensor with ISO sensitivity up to 1,600,000. The sensor is coupled with an AA-filter-free optical design to produce what Pentax calls “super-high-resolution images,” notes PetaPixel.   Read the full Story >>

Honor Roll: Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year Shortlist

Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year   Monday April 12, 2021

Maybe with the pandemic, people had plenty of time to work on their food photography over the past year. At any rate, the shortlist for the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year competition has been announced — and, as Digital Camera World notes, the finalists were chosen from a record 10,000 images were submitted from over 70 countries around the world. Winners will be announced on April 27 in an online global event on the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year YouTube channel.    Read the full Story >>

Art News: Lagerfeld Photo Legacy Goes to the Blockchain

Vogue Business   Monday April 12, 2021

The legendary fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, who died in 2019, was also an accomplished photographer. Eric Pfrunder, Lagerfeld’s longtime confidante, inherited his personal photographic archive, and now, reports Vogue Business, rather than immediately sell the photos at auction or stage a gallery or museum show, Pfrunder has decided to register the collection on the Lukso blockchain, which is building a network for fashion and lifestyle. The photos will be released, in intervals in formats including exhibitions and books, and will eventually take the form of digital copies, limited editions, physical copies and merchandise, adds Vogue.   Read the full Story >>

In Focus: Portraits From Iran Under Sanctions

npr   Monday April 12, 2021

The 2015 Iran nuclear deal lifted sanctions in exchange for limits on the country's nuclear program. But former President Donald Trump put sanctions back after pulling out of the deal in 2018. Iran's economy contracted, its currency tumbled and oil exports plummeted. Now President Biden wants to rejoin the deal, notes NPR, which features photographer Marjan Yazdi’s images of the country under sanctions. The U.S. and Iran have agreed to start indirect diplomacy to return to compliance, adds NPR.   Read the full Story >>

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