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Passings: Bobbi Baker Burrows, Life Magazine Picture Editor, Dies at 73

L'Oeil de la Photographie   Wednesday January 17, 2018

Bobbi Baker Burrows, the former director of photography of Life magazine, passed away earlier this week on Martha's Vineyard after a long illness. She was 73. A veteran of Life since the 1960s, Burrows “was a rare breed: the den mother of the great Life photographers (from the magazine’s weekly and monthly incarnations), a curator, a book editor, a photo historian, and the daughter-in-law of the legendary war photographer Larry Burrows, who died in Laos in 1971 covering the conflict in Southeast Asia for Life,” notes David Friend, a former Life colleague, at L’Oeil de la Photographie. “She cared for and mentored more photographers than anyone (far more than I can name or count), during the forty plus years she worked at Life magazine,” noted photographer Ken Jarecke in a tribute  at Medium.   Read the full Story >>

Books: The Secret of the Duane Michals Portrait

By David Schonauer   Monday January 15, 2018

The portrait photographer faces a fundamental challenge: How to capture a subjects entire personality in a single frame. Duane Michals, noted The New Yorker recently, has come close to succeeding in this goal. Michals, best known for idiosyncratic fine-art images and his photographic narrative sequences, has had another career, supporting his art work by shooting magazine assignments. Now 85, Michals has released the book ...   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: Panasonic Unveil the Sensitive GH5S

PetaPixel   Tuesday January 16, 2018

Panasonic says its newly unveiled GH5S  hybrid single lens mirrorless camera “achieves highest-ever image sensitivity and video image quality in the history of LUMIX cameras, especially in low-light situations.” The camera features a 10.2-megapixel Micro Four Thirds MOS sensor that can shoot 14-bit RAW photos at up to 10fps (12fps in 12-bit RAW), capture 4K60p video, and do up to 51200 ISO recording without extended ISO, notes PetaPixel. Resolution has been halved from the 20.3MP GH5, but what you get is superior low-light performance.   Read the full Story >>

In Focus: The Invisible People Trapped in Modern Slavery

British Journal of Photography   Monday January 15, 2018

Commissioned by the UK’s National Crime Agency, British photographer Rory Carnegie’s project “Invisible People” aims to raise awareness of modern slavery. The term covers victims of human trafficking and people forced to work in illegal and legal factories and farms, those in domestic servitude, and children coerced into begging, organized theft, notes the British Journal of Photography. “I wanted to create images that would show firstly how it felt to be a victim of modern slavery,” says Carnegie. Go here  for more.   Read the full Story >>

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