Every now and then, we take a look around the photo world on the web and round up news worthy of a visit with your morning coffee:
- Former Travel Photo Library boss Philip Enticknap has launched a new website to license his own Rights Managed images. Amongst the copious travel images, there is an extensive Malta collection (used by Air Malta) and there are also gardens & flower images.
- Your opinion counts! New survey for designers, graphic artists, image creators to study the efficacy of the DMCA Takedown Notice procedure. The US Copyright Office is working to conduct a survey of image rights holders and licensing professionals to gather information on recent experiences of copyright infringement. More info here: http://blog.digitalmedialicensing.org/?p=3238
- On the West Coast? LACMA and the Getty team up for “Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium” What hasn’t been said or observed about one of the most enduring and iconic photographers of the last century? Well how about the fact that in the last quarter century, Mapplethorpe’s legacy has gone from piñata for the right wing censors who forced the withdrawal of his National Endowment for the Arts grant, to being rehabilitated by two prestigious museums have teamed up for a large, extravagant exhibition to explore the genesis and maturity of Mapplethorpe’s 1970s and ’80s photographs.
- Portraits of Compassion: Celebrating ordinary people doing extraordinary things – An interview with Noe Montes, lead photographer of this project commissioned by the California Community Foundation. Learn about intentionality, impact and how photographers should approach documenting and community and creating new images of positivity.
- Ara Güler has been described as “Turkey’s only global artist.” A new documentary, recently premiered in Istanbul, charts how he spent a lifetime photographing the working class poor: http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/new-documentary-on-ara-guler-debuts-in-istanbul.aspx?PageID=238&NID=96429&NewsCatID=381
- Finally, how does a nine-year old shy country girl respond when approached to have her picture taken” especially when it’s a request made by legendary NY photographer turned Italian traveler Paul Strand: http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/mar/16/i-posed-for-paul-strand-the-day-the-great-photographer-walked-into-my-village-in-italy