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Thai locals arrested over Rihanna Instagram photo

Thai locals arrested over Rihanna Instagram photo | Photography and society | Scoop.it
Two men in Thailand are in trouble with the law thanks to an Instagram photo posted by pop star Rihanna during her recent visit to the holiday island of Phuket.
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» Magazine’s ‘prettiest drive’ isn’t so pretty when you include the utility poles and lines JIMROMENESKO.COM

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Annie Leibovitz's portrait shoot of fashion designer Alexander Wang in the backstreets of New York | ISO 1200 Magazine | Photography Video blog for photographers

Annie Leibovitz's portrait shoot of fashion designer Alexander Wang in the backstreets of New York | ISO 1200 Magazine | Photography Video blog for photographers | Photography and society | Scoop.it
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Can Photojournalism Survive in the Instagram Era?

Can Photojournalism Survive in the Instagram Era? | Photography and society | Scoop.it
Renowned photography theorist Fred Ritchin has a simple message for those behind the camera: Innovate or die.
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Family albums fade as the young put only themselves in picture - Telegraph

Family albums fade as the young put only themselves in picture - Telegraph | Photography and society | Scoop.it
Traditional photo albums are dying out as young people now take more pictures of themselves than friends and family, a survey suggests.
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BBC Newsnight: Why do we photograph everything today? With Jay Watts, The Wanted and Hari Kunzru.

BBC Newsnight special - Cultural Commentator Stephen Smith explores memory today with Dr Jay Watts, Hari Kunzru and The Wanted. Why is it that if a big event...
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Short Film About Smartphone Overuse Is Smart, Poignant, Depressing

Short Film About Smartphone Overuse Is Smart, Poignant, Depressing | Photography and society | Scoop.it
Quintuple threat (actress/comedian/musician/tap dancer/awesome person) Charlene deGuzman stars in I Forgot My Phone -- a short film she wrote about life in these modern, soul-sucking, smartphone-saturated times.
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Why Your Instagram Feed Is Teeming With Terrible Sunset Photos

Why Your Instagram Feed Is Teeming With Terrible Sunset Photos | Photography and society | Scoop.it
When I signed up for an Instagram account last week, my colleagues told me what to expect. “Your feed will be 50 percent pictures of food, 25 percent selfies, and 25 percent sunsets,” they said.
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Ebony's 'We Are Trayvon' Covers

Ebony's 'We Are Trayvon' Covers | Photography and society | Scoop.it
Ebony magazine is doing its part to honor the life of Trayvon Martin; to keep the conversation about race in America alive; and to explore “Stand Your Ground” laws with a special edition of its September issue.
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Intriguing documentary tracks Afghan photojournalists covering their war-torn country

Intriguing documentary tracks Afghan photojournalists covering their war-torn country | Photography and society | Scoop.it
    If you still believe in the power of photojournalism you should consider funding a new documentary about Afghan photographers covering their war-torn, native country. The documentary, called
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High-End Stores Use Facial Recognition Tools To Spot VIPs : NPR

High-End Stores Use Facial Recognition Tools To Spot VIPs : NPR | Photography and society | Scoop.it
Some retailers have experimented with using signals from customers' smartphones to track them as they walk through a store. But a new facial recognition system is helping luxury shops give the VIP treatment as soon as big spenders walk in the door.
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Memories, Photographs, and the Human Brain

Memories, Photographs, and the Human Brain | Photography and society | Scoop.it
There has been a good deal written about the similarities of the camera to the eye as well as the computer to human memory. What I would like to do is clar
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Everyone saw the biracial Cheerios commercial, but kids saw it differently

Everyone saw the biracial Cheerios commercial, but kids saw it differently | Photography and society | Scoop.it
This video will restore your faith in the new generation.
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Photography’s Old White Guy Problem

Photography’s Old White Guy Problem | Photography and society | Scoop.it
Photographer Daniel Shea recently penned an op/ed on sexism in editorial photography that generated an important discussion about women in photography. It
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Images of the Vietnam War That Defined an Era

Images of the Vietnam War That Defined an Era | Photography and society | Scoop.it
A retrospective book and exhibitions highlight war photographs that turned the tide of public opinion.
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The Delicate Handling of Images of War

The Delicate Handling of Images of War | Photography and society | Scoop.it
Powerful photos, like a few related to the deadly crisis in Syria, require a balance between import and emotion.
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Benedict Cumberbatch, Celebrity, Diplomacy, and the Power of Photos

Benedict Cumberbatch, Celebrity, Diplomacy, and the Power of Photos | Photography and society | Scoop.it
The actor's recent stunt, in which he admonished celebrity photographers for not capturing "something important," suggests a misplaced faith in photography.
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'Selfie' Has Been Officially Added to the Oxford English Dictionary

'Selfie' Has Been Officially Added to the Oxford English Dictionary | Photography and society | Scoop.it
The Oxford English Dictionary is making headlines for its latest quarterly update, and it's not because it decided to loosen the definition of "literally"
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Photography Is the New Universal Language, and It's Changing Everything | Raw File | Wired.com

Photography Is the New Universal Language, and It's Changing Everything | Raw File | Wired.com | Photography and society | Scoop.it
For his book Photography Changes Everything, Marvin Heiferman spoke to experts in 3-D graphics, neurobiology, online dating, the commercial flower industry, global terrorism, giant pandas and snowflake structure to understand the infinite ways...
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What Does Your 'Selfie' Style Say About You? : NPR

What Does Your 'Selfie' Style Say About You? : NPR | Photography and society | Scoop.it
"Selfie" may be a new term, but self-portraiture is as old as photography. So what's our fascination with ourselves?
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These aerial dogfight photos from WWI are amazing fakes (and they’re about to be auctioned off)

These aerial dogfight photos from WWI are amazing fakes (and they’re about to be auctioned off) | Photography and society | Scoop.it
    As far as hoaxes go, these photos are some of the most spectacular fakes we've ever seen. They're purportedly shots of aerial combat from World War I, showing dogfights between British and German planes over Europe.
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Judge Dismisses Privacy Lawsuit Against "Voyeur" Artist Arne Svenson

Judge Dismisses Privacy Lawsuit Against "Voyeur" Artist Arne Svenson | Photography and society | Scoop.it
New York photographer Arne Svenson, who provoked controversy by photographing his neighbors through their apartment windows and exhibiting the images in a gallery, has fended off lawsuit for invasion of privacy.
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Here’s Why Instagram Is Even More Depressing than Facebook

Here’s Why Instagram Is Even More Depressing than Facebook | Photography and society | Scoop.it
It’s a truism that Facebook is the many-headed frenemy, the great underminer. We know this because science tells us so.
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Accidental Mysteries, 07.21.13: A Street Photographer of 19th Century London: Observatory: Design Observer Mobile

Accidental Mysteries, 07.21.13: A Street Photographer of 19th Century London: Observatory: Design Observer Mobile | Photography and society | Scoop.it
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How Do You Photograph A City's Bankruptcy? : NPR

How Do You Photograph A City's Bankruptcy? : NPR | Photography and society | Scoop.it
Before Detroit was Stockton, Calif. Kirk Crippens says you can't photograph bankruptcy, but that hasn't stopped him from trying.
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