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On View: Spotlighting Women Photographers in Latin America

The Washington Post   Friday January 19, 2018

Venezuela-born photographer Verónica Sanchis Bencomo  felt that the Latin American continent was too often portrayed by foreigners and too often by men, so in 2015 she founded Foto Féminas, an online platform promoting the work of of female photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean. Besides featuring the work of women photographers, she interviews them via Skype. To date, Foto Féminas has featured 36 photographers from 14 different countries, notes The Washington Post.   Read the full Story >>

Political Desk: DOE Photographer Leaks Damaging Picture, Is Fired

The New York Times   Friday January 19, 2018

Simon Edelman, a photographer for the Department of Energy, is out of a job and seeking whistle-blower protections after leaking photographs of Energy Secretary Rick Perry meeting with a coal-industry executive and major donor to President Donald Trump. The day after the photos were published by In These Times, a liberal magazine, the Energy Department put Mr. Edelman on administrative leave, seized his personal laptop and escorted him out of its headquarters in Washington, he told The New York Times.   Read the full Story >>

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Facebook   Friday January 5, 2018

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Tech News: Portable SSDs From Western Digital and Sandisk

DIYPhotography   Wednesday January 17, 2018

Western Digital’s My Passport Wireless Pro portable hard drive, launched in 2016, was handy but “a little slow and underwhelming,” notes DIY Photography, which reports that the company’s newly launched My Passport Wireless SSD  is a significant upgrade. “As well as the obvious addition of the SSD, the Wi-Fi’s been upgraded, as has the built-in SD card reader,” notes DIYP. Meanwhile, Sandisk’s new Extreme Portable SSD has transfer speeds with up to 550MB/sec read for working out in the field.    Read the full Story >>

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