David Schonauer

Resources: Copyright Platform Blockai Rebrands as Binded

PetaPixel   Monday June 26, 2017

The newly launched copyright-protection service Binded  is actually a rebrand of the company formerly known as Blockai, but, notes PetaPixel, its purpose remains the same: using the Bitcoin blockchain to protect photographers’ copyrights. Alongside the rebranding, the company announced that it has raised another $950,000 in funding, bringing its total funding to $1.5 million.   Read the full Story >>

Art News: Warhol's first 'selfie' expected to fetch GBP7 Million

THE ART NEWSPAPER   Wednesday June 21, 2017

“If any artist could be said to epitomize selfie culture, it’s Andy Warhol,” notes The Art Newspaper. Now the artist’s first self-portrait is to be sold at auction for the first time. It’s expected to fetch £7 million, or nearly $9 million, at Sotheby’s London  on June 28. “Self-Portrait (1963-64)” marks the moment a 35-year-old Warhol turned the camera on himself, and in doing so created a celebrity icon, adds TAN. The silkscreen has been in the same private collection since the 1980s.   Read the full Story >>

Insight: Danielle Villasana's Advice on Applying for Grants and Awards

PDN   Monday June 26, 2017

Photographer Danielle Villasana has won numerous accolades for “A Light Inside,” her project about transgender women, including the 2015 Inge Morath Award and a place on Getty’s 2015-2016 Emerging Talent roster. “Research is key to a successful [grant] application. Make sure you know the topic well and why it’s important,” Villasana tells PDN. Her tips of applying for grants and awards also includes this: “It’s really important to apply with confidence. If you don’t feel convinced or confident of your abilities, it will most likely show in your proposal.”   Read the full Story >>

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