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The world of photography is changing fast. Here are some recent highlights:
- The renowned photography company Kodak will stop making cameras. The shocking news means that the Rochester, New York-based corporation will stop making mass produced cameras, which it has been churning out since the 1880s. As recently as 2006, Kodak was one of the three biggest manufactures of digital cameras in the world, but by 2010 the company slid to the seventh spot. One of the reasons being cited for the decline of Kodak is the prevalence of good quality cameras in smartphones. Kodak’s leadership in the field is attested to by the fact that the oldest photography museum in the world, George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, is located in Rochester. Eastman was the founder of Kodak, then known as the Eastman Kodak Company and his home still houses part of the museum.
- Flickr is getting a facelift on February 28 (finally!)
- Gizmodo got an exclusive on the inner workings of Instagram. The iPhone-only app was, believe it or not, only started in October 2010 and currently has 15 million+ users worldwide.
- Pinterest is the fastest growing standalone site ever but their hardcore fans aren’t from the coasts but the middle of the country, go figure … then there’s that copyright theft problem they’re having … but wait, there’s a solution!
“Black infants in America are now more than twice as likely to die as white infants—11.3 per 1,000 black babies, compared with 4.9 per 1,000 white babies, according to the most recent government data—a racial disparity that is actually wider than in 1850, 15 years before the end of slavery, when most black women were…
he ownership of images has a long and nuanced legal history, which has evolved dramatically in recent years as cultural standards and photographic technologies have rapidly advanced
The show, which honors the 50th anniversary of an exhibition history once ignored, continues a series of projects documenting Wilmington’s contemporary art scene.
Renty and his daughter Delia. Renty was an enslaved African, kidnapped from the Congo, sold and forced into slave labor on the South Carolina plantation of B.F. Taylor
What is the relation between possessing a person, possessing their image, and dispossessing their progeny
As a scholar of African American history and photography whose work has focused on the status of violent images in museums and archives, I fully support the validity of Ms. Tamara Lanier’s claim and the amicus brief.
Two K-12 art teachers will each receive a $1,000 cash gift and an additional $500 to put toward classroom art supplies. Nominations are due October 31.
The daguerreotypes of Renty Taylor, Delia, Drana, Alfred, Jack, George Fassena, and Jem remained in an unused storage cabinet until 1975, when it was discovered by an employee of the Peabody Museum.
I am writing in support of the amicus curiae brief submitted by Professor Ariella Aïsha Azoulay of Brown University for the full restitution of the daguerreotypes of Renty Taylor and his daughter Delia, currently held by Harvard University, to their familial descendant, Tamara Lanier.
We cannot be indifferent to the long-lasting effects of photography. The photographs at the center of Lanier v. Harvard are relentless in making Renty and Delia Taylor work and perform as slaves. The pain inflicted on them has not ceased. Photography has the capacity to propagate harm, and we have the moral obligation to interrupt…