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Getty Images has announced an… interesting partnership with the creators of the video game Gran Turismo. In light of the pandemic and the rise of eSports, the photo agency will begin using “world-class motorsports photographers” to capture “stunning in-game photography” from the FIA’s Gran Turismo Championships. In other words: Getty is now licensing video game
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If you ever receive a direct message on Instagram informing you that copyright infringement has been detected in your photos, beware: it may actually be a cleverly-disguised phishing scam. This particular scam was first reported by Fstoppers writer Andy Day, who received a copyright infringement message that was purportedly from The North Face Chile (@thenorthfacechile).
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This month photography, like everything else, has been dominated by the novel coronavirus and protests. Here are some of the stories and photos that did not make it into our regular coverage. Addressing Racism and Issues of Representation Through Photography –BJPCarrie Mae Weems, Dana Scruggs, Lola Flash, and Mark Sealy invite us to look and
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The US District Court for the Southern District of New York has re-opened the controversial copyright infringement lawsuit filed by photographer Stephanie Sinclair against the publication Mashable, who embedded one of her images through Instagram after she denied their request to license the photo for an article. The dispute stems from a 2016 article titled,
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Instagram is officially expanding its Commerce Eligibility Requirements, opening up the Instagram Shopping experience to smaller businesses, including “creators.” Photographers with a large enough following could stand to benefit in a bit way. The announcement was made on the Instagram Business blog, where the company explained why and how they’ll be expanding the requirements to
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Face Depixelizer is an amazing new AI-powered app that can take an ultra-low-res pixelated photo of a face and turn it into a realistic portrait photo. Created by Russian developer Denis Malimonov, the app utilizes the power of StyleGAN, which famously can generate realistic portraits of people who don’t exist. After taking in a pixel
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The folks over at WANDRD—the bag maker who burst onto the scene a five years ago with the PRVKE—are back with another blockbuster campaign on Kickstarter. Their latest backpack is called the FERNWEH: an “adventure bag” for photographers that tries to balance comfort, access and versatility. The FERNWEH represents WANDRD’s 7th Kickstarter campaign, and it
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An Ohio wedding photographer found herself in an awkward situation earlier this month when a couple she had been hired to work with demanded to be “relieved” from their contract, accusing her of being “unstable” for posting something in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. According to Insider, Cincinnati wedding photographer Shakira Rochelle was
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Automotive photographer Jack Schroeder and model Britni Sumida have filed a major lawsuit against car maker Volvo, accusing the automotive giant of doing significant damage to both of their careers by willfully using Schroeder’s images without permission, after he explicitly denied the company’s request. The story told by the plaintiffs is problematic for Volvo to
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[embedded content] PBS NewsHour aired this 7-minute Race Matters segment on the camera’s role over the past decades in not only documenting social movements but also shaping and shifting public perception. (Warning: This video contains violent and disturbing images.) “I see the camera as a visual diary,” NYU photography historian and curator Deborah Willis tells
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Yesterday, an employee in retailer B&H Photo‘s Human Resources department posted some controversial anti-Black Lives Matter content to his public social media accounts. Today, that employee has been “removed from his position.” This story hit our inbox earlier today, when a concerned B&H Photo employee reached out anonymously to share the following screenshots. The first
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