David Schonauer

Art News: A Data-Driven Analysis of the Spring Photography Auctions

artnet news   Monday April 23, 2018

After reaching a peak in 2013, photography sales have slid back down to earth, notes Arnet News, which examined sales data back to 2010 and found that last week’s totals were the second-lowest tallied over the past eight years. Photos have ridden a wild wave over the past nine sales cycles, notes the website: After healthy increases in 2011 and 2012, the category went vertical in 2013, reaching a peak of $30.6 million in total sales thanks to a nearly 40 percent year-on-year improvement.   Read the full Story >>

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Facebook   Friday February 2, 2018

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Spotlight: With a Customized Van, This Photographer Set Out on a New Life

By Molly Glynn   Friday April 20, 2018

"About five years ago we agreed to make some type of major life change," says photographer Scott Gable, who, with his wife and partner Sarah, customized a Mercedes Benz van into a living and working space and then hit the road. The van includes a queen-sized bed, cooktop, and an outdoor shower, but there are also special inventions built around photography, including a convertible ...   Read the full Story >>

Industry News: SmugMug Acquires Flickr

SmugMug   Monday April 23, 2018

Photo-sharing giant SmugMug has announced that it is acquiring another photo-sharing giant, Flickr, creating what it calls “the most influential photography community in the world." While the acquisition allows SmugMug to gain tens of millions of new Flickr photographers as customers, the two brands and services will continue to operate as separate entities indefinitely. PetaPixel  thinks the acquisition will be happy news for many Flickr photographers, as the service will finally be owned by a company that has long specialized in photo hosting and sharing.   Read the full Story >>

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