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Insight: Creative Agent Freda Scott On What It Takes to Succeed Now

By Wonderful Machine   Monday October 19, 2020

When it comes to the creative world, it's hard to find a more "been there, done that" person than Freda Scott. The former stylist has been representing fellow artists for more than three decades and now boasts an international roster of 16 creatives that includes photographers, videographers, and illustrators. To get a sense of what an agent looks for in a representable creative ...   Read the full Story >>

Legal Brief: The Impact of Proposed Governmental Drone Policies on Newsgathering

National Press Photographers Association   Monday October 19, 2020

Over the past year, several proposals have been introduced or implemented to limit the use of Chinese-made drones and components in the name of “cybersecurity.” These proposals, notes NPPA general counsel Mickey H. Osterreicher, place unacceptable new limits on how journalists gather news. A draft Executive Order would bar professional drone work “on or over federally managed lands,” he notes at the NPPA website. “This leads me to believe that the concern is less about sensitive data and more about a pretext to restrict the use of certain makes of drones,” Osterreicher adds.   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: Illuminating the Beauty and Athleticism of Strippers

British Journal of Photography   Monday October 19, 2020

In the last decade, mainstream portrayals of strippers have greatly evolved. The once popular trope of the victimized sex worker has been replaced by individuals with agency and drive, notes the British Journal of Photography, which spotlights the work of Elizabeth Waterman, a Los Angeles-based photographer who spent the last four years traveling around the US and Mexico, photographing in 25 strip clubs to document what BJP calls “the many facets of strip culture, and the extraordinary women who work within it.”   Read the full Story >>

Art News: Andy Warhol's Polaroid Camera Sells for $13,750 at Auction

PetaPixel   Monday October 19, 2020

One of Andy Warhol’s Polaroid SX-70 Land Cameras — a camera the artist used extensively at the height of his career in the 1970s — was recently sold by Heritage Auctions for $13,750, notes PetaPixel. “Finding a working, used Polaroid SX-70 isn’t too hard these days. You can pick one up on eBay for between $100 and $200 depending on the auction. But finding a Polaroid SX-70 that was used by Andy Warhol is a different matter entirely,” adds PP.   Read the full Story >>

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