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Getty & Pinterest Partner Up
Getty photographers wanting to get paid for their work that’s being pinned on Pinterest are about to have their chance. Pinterest has decided to put some of its recently gained $225 million towards a partnership with Getty Images, a collaboration that Getty is calling a “groundbreaking.” The exchange will look something like this: Getty provides Pinterest with metadata, Pinterest pays up, Getty, in turn, will give compensation to their photographers.
This is a first for Pinterest, which has previously offered ‘more traffic’ to partners rather than monetary compensation. Using PicScout image recognition, Getty Images will be able to identify their exclusive content on Pinterest, then using their API Connect they’ll provide relevant metadata for each image – including Getty Images photo credits, and where and when the image was shot. Pinterest is hoping for this meta data to make content more valuable and findable. (via TechCrunch)
AP Editors Ask Newspapers to Discontinue Using The White House’s Press Release Photos
Since Obama’s campaign in 2008, the Associated Press has been critical of the President’s photo policy, deeming it bad for modern journalism. The Daily Caller recently reviewed the criticism Obama has received throughout his Presidency regarding this policy, which refuses press real access to the White House. Since his inauguration, the AP has been invited to photograph the Oval Office twice.
At the AP Media Editors national conference in Indianapolis on Wednesday, AP executive editor Kathleen Carroll called out for what some might call a boycott – asking newspaper editors to discontinue using the White House’s press release photos. (Find out more at The Daily Caller)
Halloween Round Up: LA to NYC
The Los Angeles Times’ Framework and Huffington Post New York collected the best images of this year’s Halloween celebrations from their respective cities. Which city was the spookiest? We picked a few of our favorites:
Call for Submissions: Open Show
Open Show is a high-profile photography and film advocacy organization that hosts live events, providing the public with compelling photo work and the opportunity to interact directly with photographers, filmmakers and multimedia producers. With over 25,000 participants since its inception, its following has grown tremendously from its humble grass-roots beginnings. Their next up and coming show in New York centers around the theme Home and submissions to show work are due November 5th. Find out more about Open Show and submit today!
Peter Read Miller’s New Book on Sports Photography
For all the sports photographers out there – Peter Read Miller’s new book on Sports Photography was written for you. In this behind-the-scenes look, the 30-year Sports Illustrated veteran photographer takes you into the action of many of his most iconic shots, relating the stories behind the photos of some of the world’s greatest athletic events, including the Olympics and the Super Bowl. Get it here.