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Photography In The Recession: Can An Image Authentically Represent An Era?

Photography In The Recession: Can An Image Authentically Represent An Era? | Photography and society | Scoop.it
This is the seventh in an occasional series examining the recession's impact on culture, The Recessionary Arts. Find out more about the series here.
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The first picture won a prize and the second one became controversial

The first picture won a prize and the second one became controversial | Photography and society | Scoop.it
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A controversy has arisen on Sweden because of the Paul Hansen’s picture, which won in the Swedish Picture of the Year Awards 2011, in the picture we can see Fabienne, a 14 year old...
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Earthrise: How Astronauts Took the Most Important Photo in Space History

Earthrise: How Astronauts Took the Most Important Photo in Space History | Photography and society | Scoop.it
On Dec. 24, 1968—45 years ago this week—by what is essentially coincidence and fast thinking, one of the most iconic photographs in human history was taken: Earthrise over the Moon.
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The death of photography: are camera phones destroying an artform?

The death of photography: are camera phones destroying an artform? | Photography and society | Scoop.it
From presidential selfies to never-ending Instagram feeds, the world is now drowning in images. Celebrated photographers debate the impact of this mass democratisation on their craft
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How Teens Use Snapchat

How Teens Use Snapchat | Photography and society | Scoop.it
Snapchat just turned down $3 billion from Facebook. Who determines whether or not that was a good idea?
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Instagram Introduces A Whole New Way To Use The App

Instagram Introduces A Whole New Way To Use The App | Photography and society | Scoop.it
Instagram is jumping on the private messaging bandwagon.
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Want to remember an event? DON'T take photos of it

Want to remember an event? DON'T take photos of it | Photography and society | Scoop.it
Researchers from Connecticut asked students to recall what items in a museum looked like. Those who had taken photos struggled to describe the items in detail.
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Ever Wanted To Make A Person Forget They Had Cancer? Check Out This Brilliant Portrait Project | DIYPhotography.net

Ever Wanted To Make A Person Forget They Had Cancer? Check Out This Brilliant Portrait Project | DIYPhotography.net | Photography and society | Scoop.it
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Selfies Aren't Empowering. They're a Cry for Help.

Selfies Aren't Empowering. They're a Cry for Help. | Photography and society | Scoop.it
Much virtual ink has been spilled over the past few days over the Oxford Dictionary's choice of "selfie" for 2013 word of the year.
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Before And After Photos Show Exactly Why The Philippines Needs Your Help After Haiyan

Before And After Photos Show Exactly Why The Philippines Needs Your Help After Haiyan | Photography and society | Scoop.it
Aid continues to trickle into the Philippines as the island nation reels in the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan. Officials said Tuesday more than 1,700 people were confirmed dead, though that number is expected to rise.
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Canadian Photogs Now Officially Own the Copyright to All of Their Photos

Canadian Photogs Now Officially Own the Copyright to All of Their Photos | Photography and society | Scoop.it
A big win for photographers in Canada: as of today, you now officially own the copyright to all your photographs regardless of whether they were commission
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Photos Of Victorian London Show City's Dark Side

Photos Of Victorian London Show City's Dark Side | Photography and society | Scoop.it
A rare book up for auction this week has revealed haunting images of 19th century London, each demonstrating the squalor and hardship of the metropole's streets.
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In defense of funeral selfies

In defense of funeral selfies | Photography and society | Scoop.it
The phenomenon might seem proof of technology distancing us from our own humanity, but it's quite the opposite
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Biometric IRIS Digital Camera Uses Eye Movements to Take Pictures, Fits in Your Pocket | futuristic look

Biometric IRIS Digital Camera Uses Eye Movements to Take Pictures, Fits in Your Pocket | futuristic look | Photography and society | Scoop.it
Biometric IRIS Digital Camera Uses Eye Movements to Take Pictures, Fits in Your Pocket Most digital cameras require quite a bit of user interaction, the IRIS
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98-year-old photo negatives discovered in Antarctica

98-year-old photo negatives discovered in Antarctica | Photography and society | Scoop.it
In 1915, an ill-fated expedition known as the Ross Sea Party took to the New Zealand side of Antarctica to establish supply depots for explorers. After their ship broke loose from the moorings, the...
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I started buying the signs that homeless use to beg. Here's what happened

I started buying the signs that homeless use to beg. Here's what happened | Photography and society | Scoop.it
Andres Serrano for Creative Time Reports: I purchased 200 signs from homeless people in New York City. The collection tells the story of poverty in America and the world
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PDNPulse » AP Photo Chief Appeals to Public About White House Access. Will It Help?

PDNPulse » AP Photo Chief Appeals to Public About White House Access. Will It Help? | Photography and society | Scoop.it
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USA Today won’t publish handout photos from White House | Poynter.

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Obama’s Image Machine: Monopolistic Propaganda Funded by You

Obama’s Image Machine: Monopolistic Propaganda Funded by You | Photography and society | Scoop.it
News organizations protest White House restrictions on independent photo coverage.
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90% of People Have Only Taken a Photo with a Camera Phone in Their Lifetime?

90% of People Have Only Taken a Photo with a Camera Phone in Their Lifetime? | Photography and society | Scoop.it
As I was browsing my Twitter feed... the following infographic popped up.  Keeping in mind that infographics are created by marketing people most often, you have to take these facts with a grain of...
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Facial recognition, once a battlefield tool, lands in San Diego County | The Center for Investigative Reporting

Facial recognition, once a battlefield tool, lands in San Diego County | The Center for Investigative Reporting | Photography and society | Scoop.it
A little-known pilot program is putting facial recognition technology in the hands of law enforcement. For some, it represents a radical milestone in militarization on U.S. soil.
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Selfies at Funerals

Selfies at Funerals | Photography and society | Scoop.it
A new Tumblr compiles self-portraits taken at funerals and shared with the world. Here are a few, interspersed with more traditional efforts at celebrating life and publicly reflecting on mortality.
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