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What We're Reading: The Avedon Photo the Changed Fashion

By David Schonauer   Monday October 15, 2018

She was born Donna Marella Caracciolo di Castagneto. Her father was Don Filippo Caracciolo, 8th Prince di Castagneto, 3rd Duke di Melito, and hereditary Patrician of Naples. She assisted photographer Erwin Blumenfeld in New York and contributed her own images to Vogue, married Fiat chairman Gianni Agnelli, the richest man in Italy, and in 1953 posed for a portrait shot by Richard Avedon that ...   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: Zeiss Unveils the Batis 40mm f/2 Close Focus Lens for Sony FE

PetaPixel   Tuesday October 16, 2018

At this year’s Photokina, Zeiss introduced a new camera with zero card slots, but, notes DIY Photography, that wasn’t all: The company also announced the Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF (Close Focus) lens, which sits in between the Zeiss Batis 2/25 and Batis 1.8/85 lenses in the Zeiss E mount lineup. The Batis 40mm f/2 CF has a minimum focusing distance of 9.45 inches (24cm) with a maximum reproduction ratio of 1:3.3, adds PetaPixel. Availability: November 2018. Price:  $1,299.   Read the full Story >>

Exhibitions: Hetherington and Hondros in Liberia

Bronx Documentary Center   Tuesday October 16, 2018

Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros played an important role in moving the world to action and bringing the Second Liberian Civil War (1999-2003) to an end, notes the Bronx Documentary Center, whose new exhibition “War and Peace: Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros in Liberia” runs from Oct. 20 to Dec. 17. Hondros sent frontline pictures of women and children being killed by the hundreds. Hetherington documented of the rebels shelling civilians. Both photographers were killed in Libya in 2011.   Read the full Story >>

Insight: Catalina Martin-Chico's Winning Canon Female Photojournalist Proposal

PDN   Tuesday October 16, 2018

What kind of proposal does it take to win a major grant? As part of its “How I Got That Grant” series, PDN has published the grant proposal that earned photographer Catalina Martin-Chico  the 2017 Canon Female Photojournalist Award. The proposal focuses on the photographer’s series “Colombia, Children of Peace,” which documents Colombia’s transition from civil war to peace. Go here to see why jurors liked the proposal.   Read the full Story >>

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