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Dept of Commerce: Photographer Finds Stolen Lens Selling on eBay

Fstoppers   Wednesday April 18, 2018

The bad news: Photographer Daniel Zvereff lost his custom-modified Canon 50mm f/0.95 lens in March. Good news: He recently found it again. More bad news: It was selling on eBay for $65,000. In a way, it’s a full-circle kind of story: Zvereff originally purchased the modified Leica M-mount lens for about $2,300 from eBay in 2013, notes PetaPixel. He spent about $800 having the lens coded (to allow Leica cameras to recognize it automatically) and serviced. It was later stolen from him in a hotel in Guadalajara, Mexico, adds Fstoppers.   Read the full Story >>

On Set: How a Photographer and a Food Stylist Stretch Their Creative Muscles with Test Shoots

By Molly Glynn   Friday March 16, 2018

Photographers need to constantly stretch their creative muscles by shooting what they love -- whether or not it's something they are currently being hired to shoot. One facet of self-assigned work is the art of the test shoot: For photographers who normally shoot in a studio or work on sets that require a large crew, test shoots can be a vital part of maintaining ...   Read the full Story >>

Honor Roll: Ryan Kelly Wins Pulitzer for Image of Charlottesville Killing

The Pulitzer Prizes   Tuesday April 17, 2018

Last August, photojournalist Ryan Kelly was covering the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, when he captured the exact moment a car driven by a man later identified as a white supremacist crashed into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing a 32-year-old woman. Yesterday, Kelly’s photo, made for The Daily Progress of Charlottesville, was awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography. (See this interview  with Kelly at the Columbia Journalism Review.) The Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography goes to the staff of Reuters for coverage of the violence Rohingya refugees faced in fleeing Myanmar. The New York Times  has more.   Read the full Story >>

Exhibitions: RFK's Funeral Train, 50 Years Later

The New Yorker   Tuesday April 17, 2018

Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated on June 5, 1968, in Los Angeles. His body was flown to New York City for funeral at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and then the casket was put on a train to Washington. On board was photographer Paul Fusco, who shot image after image of people lining the tracks in tribute. The famous work is now on view at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in “The Train: RFK’s Last Journey,” an exhibition that, notes The New Yorker, reveals the relationship between photography and death.   Read the full Story >>

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