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Trending: Kennedi Carter Photographs the Black American Cowboy...and 2020

By David Schonauer   Thursday January 14, 2021

"Kennedi Carter is only 21 and she's already made history." So noted Interview magazine recently, after Carter photographed Beyonce for British Vogue (becoming the youngest person to ever photograph the cover), Erykah Badu and Summer Walker for Rolling Stone, and Dan Levy for Bustle. Currently, Carter is a student at North Carolina A&T. Her latest project looks at Black cowboys in the south. "I've …   Read the full Story >>

Industry News: Nikon Officially Ends International Warranties for Lenses and Accessories

PetaPixel   Tuesday January 12, 2021

Nikon has officially announced that due to the differences in regional laws and safety standards, it has become too difficult to maintain a single international warranty that is effective around the world. Instead, the company will provide warranties specific to the country or region of sale going forward. Nikon says that if a product is purchased with an international warranty, that international warranty will remain valid for its full term, regardless of the date of purchase. Additionally, if the product is purchased with a regional warranty, that warranty will remain valid for its full term, notes PetaPixel.   Read the full Story >>

In Focus: Exploring the Effects of Female Genital Mutilation

The Washington Post   Thursday January 14, 2021

In December, the international nonprofit Too Young to Wed, along with Canon USA, presented its first Emerging Photographers Fellowship Award to Egyptian photographer Somaya Abdelrahman for her work on female genital mutilation. Abdelrahman’s series, “A Permanent Wound,” explores her own experience with the practice, along with those of other women and girls who have experienced it, notes The Washington Post. “I was circumcised at 10. I remember the day as the worst of my life,” she says.   Read the full Story >>

What We're Reading: 5 Photographers Cope with Anxiety Amid the Covid-19 Pandemic

feature shoot   Thursday January 14, 2021

Lindokuhle Sobekwa turned 25 in lockdown. The photographer, who stayed with his girlfriend’s family in Johannesburg’s Thokoza township, found ways to cope: His portrait of life, loss, and hope during the pandemic is part of Wellcome’s Covid-19 Anxiety Project, an ambitious initiative from the team behind the Wellcome Photography Prize. The project spans five countries and five photographers, each addressing the question, “How are you, your family, and your friends coping with anxiety related to Covid-19?” Feature Shoot has the story.   Read the full Story >>

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