David Schonauer

In Focus: Why L.A. Is America's Donut Capital

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC   Monday June 17, 2019

“Don’t let its reputation for kale salads and acai bowls fool you—Los Angeles is the hole-ly grail for donut devotees,” notes National Geographic. Photographer Theo Stroomer has documented the scene at some of  the city’s nearly 1,500 independent donut shops as proof. L.A.’s rise to donut-preeminence is also a story about immigrants: It all started when when Ted Ngoy, a Cambodian immigrant, arrived in California during the 1970s and set up a sweet shop. He then helped other Combodians achieve donut success.   Read the full Story >>

Insight: Photographers Are Exploited Because They Love Photography

DIYPhotography   Monday June 17, 2019

Wonder why you’re being asked to work for little or no money? A new research study from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, titled “Understanding Contemporary Forms of Exploitation: Attributions of Passion Serve to Legitimize the Poor Treatment of Workers,” suggests that the answer lies in your love of your job, notes DIY Photography. The researchers found that people feel it’s more acceptable to exploit workers who are passionate about what they do, adds PetaPixel.   Read the full Story >>

Let's Continue the Conversation ...

Facebook   Monday June 17, 2019

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What We Learned This Week: Making Facebook Face Up to Censorship

By David Schonauer   Friday June 14, 2019

The nipple is powerful: In response to recent campaigning and an action staged with photographer Spencer Tunick, Facebook is taking another look at its nudity guidelines. This week we learned that the social network has agreed to convene a group -- including artists, art educators, museum curators, activists, and employees -- to consider new nudity guidelines for images posted to its social-media platforms. Meanwhile, we also ...   Read the full Story >>

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