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Passings: Acclaimed Hip-Hop Photographer Chi Modu Dies at 54

Deadline   Friday May 28, 2021

Photographer Chi Modu, who made indelible images of some of the biggest names in hip-hop, has died at age 54, reports NPR. Modu’s passing was confirmed on Monday on his official Instagram account, though no cause of death was given. Modu, who was born in Nigeria in 1966, broke out as a photographer in the 1990s, when he became director of photography for The Source magazine during hip hop’s golden age. Wu-Tang Clan, Run-DMC, The Notorious B.I.G., Snoop Dogg, Nas, Ice Cube, Eminem and Mary J. Blige were just a few of the many iconic artists he photographed over the years, adds Deadline.   Read the full Story >>

Honor Roll: Milky Way Photographer of the Year

Milky Way Photographer of the Year   Friday May 28, 2021

Travel-adventure blog Capture the Atlas has released a collection of the top images from its annual Milky Way Photographer of the Year contest, which features views of our galaxy as seen from locations all around the globe. This year’s collection features work by 25 photographers shot in 12 different countries, including Australia, Brazil New Zealand, Chile, Greece, Iran, Italy, Slovenia, Spain, and the United States. The images are stunning examples of night-sky photography, and the stories behind them are no less interesting.   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: Zhiyun's New Smooth-Q3 Stabilizes Smartphone Footage with Ease

nofilmschool   Friday May 28, 2021

The gimbal market for smartphones is packed with competition, with Zhiyun offering several content-creator-friendly options including the Crane-M2, Smooth-X, Smooth-XS, and Smooth-Q2. The company’s latest, the Smooth-Q3, takes on more of a classic gimbal design similar to the DJI Osmo Mobile 3, allowing you to switch from low to high modes with greater ease, notes NoFilmSchool, which adds that the 3-axis gimbal captures “buttery smooth” footage. Price: $89.   Read the full Story >>

In Focus: A Latin American Collective in the Pandemic

The Washington Post   Friday May 28, 2021

In Latin America, coronavirus has laid bare the inequality in the region, and one symbol of that inequality is the red flag in Colombia. Impoverished Colombians hang a piece of red fabric outside their homes when they no longer have any food. The photojournalism collective Covid Latam covered the crisis, resulting in the book Red Flag, the winner of the 2021 FotoEvidence Book Award. The Washington Post recently featured a collection of the work, along with the recollections of photographer Rafael Vilela.   Read the full Story >>

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