Turning Off Your Camera on a Zoom Call Helps Save the Planet


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If you often find yourself in Zoom meetings in which others on the call don’t need to see your face, you now have a great excuse for leaving your camera off: it can help save the environment.

A new study conducted by researchers at Purdue, Yale, and MIT has found that one hour of videoconferencing emits up to 1 kilogram of carbon dioxide, uses up to 12 liters (3.2 gallons) of water, and requires a piece of land the size of an iPad Mini.

In their new paper titled “The overlooked environmental footprint of increasing Internet use

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‘I’m Not Going to be Putting This in a Portfolio,’ Bernie Meme Photog Says


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One of the most widely published photos shot during the inauguration of Joe Biden this week doesn’t feature Biden at all, but rather Senator Bernie Sanders sitting in isolation while wearing a big coat and homemade mittens. In case you somehow missed it, the photo has taken on a life of its own as a viral Internet meme.

Freelance photojournalist Brendan Smialowski was documenting the event on Wednesday with his Nikon DSLR and telephoto lens when he captured the independent senator from Vermont sitting with his now-famous posture.

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‘I’m Not Going to be Putting This in a Portfolio,’ Bernie Meme Photog Says


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One of the most widely published photos shot during the inauguration of Joe Biden this week doesn’t feature Biden at all, but rather Senator Bernie Sanders sitting in isolation while wearing a big coat and homemade mittens. In case you somehow missed it, the photo has taken on a life of its own as a viral Internet meme.

Freelance photojournalist Brendan Smialowski was documenting the event on Wednesday with his Nikon DSLR and telephoto lens when he captured the independent senator from Vermont sitting with his now-famous posture.

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Joe Biden Is President but Bernie Sanders Remains Meme Lord


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Yesterday we said goodbye to 45 and hello to 46. And although the 2021 inauguration of President Joe Biden necessitated stricter security measures and a much smaller crowd than years past, some things remained the same: pictures still were taken, fashion was still discussed, celebrities still performed, and former presidents, first ladies and prominent political…

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UK May Require Geotagged Selfies to Enforce COVID Isolation


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The UK government is reportedly looking into enforcing COVID-19 quarantine by requiring people to shoot and send geotagged selfies at random times of the day.

The Sunday Times reports that UK officials are studying different tactics used by countries around the world to slow the spread of the coronavirus, and these include “quarantine hotels” (requiring arriving travelers to isolate at a hotel for two weeks) and “enhanced monitoring.”

One of the monitoring strategies under consideration is the kind that was rolled out by the Polish government, which is based on selfie photos and location data.

Under Poland’s Home Quarantine

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You Can Have Your Home Blurred for Privacy in Google Street View Photos


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Google Street View cameras have now captured over 170 billion photos from 10 million miles around the globe. But if you’re not comfortable with the fact that anyone can “visit” your home digitally, did you know you can request to have it blurred from public view?

Certain things in Google Street View (e.g. faces and license plates) are already automatically blurred out by AI. In order to further protect people’s privacy, Google also allows anyone to submit requests for blurring things out.

The simple process can be used to blur out faces or plates that were missed by AI,

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Statement Signed by 600+ Photography Professionals Demands Accountability from Magnum Photos


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A group of 647 photography students and professionals have together signed a letter demanding Magnum Photos actively participate in addressing sexual harassment in the industry, namely with regards to accusations made against its photographer David Alan Harvey.

The letter, published on January 8 and available to read in full here, is signed by a large group of photographers, students, curators, writers, academics, and other professionals in the photography industry from around the world. The group has called Magnum Photos to “actively participate in shifting the industry’s understanding of the challenges associated with addressing sexual harassment and abuses of power

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The Curious Society Wants to Print a New Photojournalism Magazine


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A few weeks ago, veteran photojournalist Kenneth Jarecke announced the creation of The Curious Society, a membership-based, quarterly print publication for contemporary photojournalism. While some might reflexively balk at starting a printed magazine in the digital age, Jarecke believes there is a market for people who want a tactile experience, and one that forces them…

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The Curious Society Wants to Print a New Photojournalism Magazine


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A few weeks ago, veteran photojournalist Kenneth Jarecke announced the creation of The Curious Society, a membership-based, quarterly print publication for contemporary photojournalism. While some might reflexively balk at starting a printed magazine in the digital age, Jarecke believes there is a market for people who want a tactile experience, and one that forces them…

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Twitter Users Thought the Name of This Capitol Rioter Was ‘Via Getty’


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After rioters stormed the US Capitol last week, one of the surreal photos that emerged showed a smiling man walking off with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s lectern in the Rotunda. Then things got even more bizarre: people began calling for “Via Getty” to be arrested for his actions.

Getty Images chief photographer Win McNamee was the man behind the now-infamous photo that was quickly published by news outlets around the world.

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The photo was then shared on Twitter by Politico Chief Washington Correspondent Ryan

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Twitter Users Thought the Name of This Capitol Rioter Was ‘Via Getty’


This post is by Michael Zhang from PetaPixel


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After rioters stormed the US Capitol last week, one of the surreal photos that emerged showed a smiling man walking off with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s lectern in the Rotunda. Then things got even more bizarre: people began calling for “Via Getty” to be arrested for his actions.

Getty Images chief photographer Win McNamee was the man behind the now-infamous photo that was quickly published by news outlets around the world.

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The photo was then shared on Twitter by Politico Chief Washington Correspondent Ryan

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Twitter Users Thought the Name of This Capitol Rioter Was ‘Via Getty’


This post is by Michael Zhang from PetaPixel


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After rioters stormed the US Capitol last week, one of the surreal photos that emerged showed a smiling man walking off with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s lectern in the Rotunda. Then things got even more bizarre: people began calling for “Via Getty” to be arrested for his actions.

Getty Images chief photographer Win McNamee was the man behind the now-infamous photo that was quickly published by news outlets around the world.

Embed from Getty Images

The photo was then shared on Twitter by Politico Chief Washington Correspondent Ryan

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Are Weddings with COVID Restrictions Worth It?


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It almost sounds like a cliché at this point to say it, but 2020 wasn’t easy for anyone and the wedding industry was hit particularly hard depending on where in the world you were.

Here in the UK, we’ve had several variations of restrictions, everything from as normal up until March, to not allowed at all and everything in between. I’ve had the joy of experiencing all of these, including having to photograph a wedding on the day that Boris Johnson announced our very first full national lockdown.

It was a very bleak outlook being self-employed. My job role changed

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Kamala Harris Vogue Cover Photo Spurs Outrage


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The iconic fashion magazine Vogue has come under fire over Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’s cover photo on its February issue. Critics are saying Harris, the first person of color to hold the high office, has been disrespected by whitewashing and putting her in Converse sneakers.

“Vice President-elect @KamalaHarris is our February cover star!” announced Vogue on Twitter Sunday morning in a congratulatory message.

Magnum Photos Promises More Investigations in Response to Harrowing Exposé


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Magnum Photos has continued to come under fire for its response to allegations of the treatment of women by one of its photographers, David Alan Harvey. Today the organization published a letter, promising to reveal its Code of Conduct and perform further investigation into allegations.

On December 21, 2020, The Columbia Journalism Review published a deep-dive exposé into Magnum Photos. Magnum had suspended Harvey from the organization for one year over what it cites as one anonymous case, a suspension that some viewed as lenient. But the piece argues that despite attempts to appear as a leader in the

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Magnum Photos Promises More Investigations in Response to Harrowing Exposé


This post is by Jaron Schneider from PetaPixel


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Magnum Photos has continued to come under fire for its response to allegations of the treatment of women by one of its photographers, David Alan Harvey. Today the organization published a letter, promising to reveal its Code of Conduct and perform further investigation into allegations.

On December 21, 2020, The Columbia Journalism Review published a deep-dive exposé into Magnum Photos. Magnum had suspended Harvey from the organization for one year over what it cites as one anonymous case, a suspension that some viewed as lenient. But the piece argues that despite attempts to appear as a leader in the

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Three Poems on Photography


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My name is Susan Jarvis Bryant and I love photography and poetry. I had immense fun combining my two passions to create these three poems. The Texas Coastal Plains, with the breathtaking beauty of wildlife and scenery it provides, has inspired me to pick up a camera and start capturing the images. I hope my poems convey that joy and I hope my joy is contagious.

Many eyes go through the meadow,
but few see the flowers in it —Ralph Waldo Emerson

Still

I aim and shoot with fierce alacrity
As artistry unfurls before my eyes
In all its

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Photographer Catches Magical Sunset Proposal… But it Was a Posed Shot


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Photographer Denise Cottin accidentally captured a magical moment. On the left side of the picture was a man on bended knee, proposing to his partner. The couple was perched on the top of high rocks in silhouette against a pink sky that was dissolving into yellow with the waves in the foreground catching the golden sunset’s glancing rays of light.

Added to this was a heart-shaped opening in the rock next to them for a very romantic setting.

Cottin, VP of Curriculum at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and a graduate of their photo program, aimed

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National Geographic’s ‘The Year in Pictures’, a First-of-its-Kind Retrospective


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Yes, 2020 was a crazy year, and National Geographic, the most respected magazine for photography, has compiled its unique glimpse of this year. The January 2021 issue, which is also The Year in Pictures for 2020, is divided into four segments: the year that tested us, the year that isolated us, the year that empowered us, and the year that hope endured.

Not all viruses lead to global pandemics. Some have evolved to our benefit. An ancient virus called HERV-K may protect human embryos from other viruses, according to Joanna Wysocka, a professor of both chemical and systems biology

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National Geographic’s ‘The Year in Pictures’, a First-of-its-Kind Retrospective


This post is by Phil Mistry from PetaPixel


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Yes, 2020 was a crazy year, and National Geographic, the most respected magazine for photography, has compiled its unique glimpse of this year. The January 2021 issue, which is also The Year in Pictures for 2020, is divided into four segments: the year that tested us, the year that isolated us, the year that empowered us, and the year that hope endured.

Not all viruses lead to global pandemics. Some have evolved to our benefit. An ancient virus called HERV-K may protect human embryos from other viruses, according to Joanna Wysocka, a professor of both chemical and systems biology

Continue reading “National Geographic’s ‘The Year in Pictures’, a First-of-its-Kind Retrospective”