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You Win Some, You Lose Some
This week we heard two announcements from magazines Newsweek and New York Magazine. Some good news, some bad. We’ll go with the bad first: New York Magazine has been running weekly since it’s inception in 1968. By March of next year, the Magazine will begin being published bi-weekly, or 26 times a year rather than its original 42. While New York claims this new schedule will allow them to create a more “visually driven” magazine – we can’t help but feel a loss every time there is a cut back in print. (read more on New York Times)
On the brighter side, Newsweek, which has been out of print since last year, announced that they are planning on returning to its printed form by January or February of 2014. This statement was made by their new editor in chief, Jim Impoco, who was hired in September of this year. Seems that Mr. Impoco is already delivering on his original promise to “revitalize” the publication. The pub is going to financially rely more heavily on their subscribers, “It’s going to be a more subscription-based model, closer to what The Economist is compared to what Time magazine is,” Mr. Impoco told The New York Times. The Times also noted that Impoco would be expanding Newsweek’s international coverage – which we hope means more jobs for more photographers. (read more on New York Times)
AP Photographer David Guttenfelder’s CBS Interview
AP photog David Guttenfelder has been photographing North Korea since the country allowed the Associated Press to open a bureau within it 2 years ago. In this CBS interview, David discusses what life is like within the country, and how, depending on the viewer, his photographs can be interpreted completely differently. He also touches on how the country has slowly over the past two years, become more accustom to getting their photograph taken. Video below, and here:
Looking Back: Nelson Mandela’s Day of Release
This week and the months ahead, South Africa, and the world, will mourn the loss of the great leader Nelson Mandela. Time LightBox looks back on one of the most important days in South Africa’s history: when Mandela was released from prison, through the eyes of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Turnley.
David had spent 28 years documenting the struggle of apartheid in South Africa, and when he got word that only a handful of photographers would be invited to photograph Mandela’s release, he was determined that he would get the shot. He waited outside the prison for over 11 hours on February 11, 1990 to get the photograph of Mandela exiting, “fist in the air, holding Winnie’s hand, as roars sound around the world.” Read his personal account of photographing the President that day on Time’s Lightbox along with his images of an apartheid South Africa.
I Am Alaskan: Brian Adam’s New Book
PhotoShelter member and editorial photographer Brian Adams is releasing his new book I Am Alaskan. The book, a series of over 100 portraits, represents the breadth of diversity that exists in Alaska, from Sarah Palin to the skater community. Brian’s main goal was to crush stereotypes of “what an Alaskan looks like” he says: “the image most people conjure up is one of a face lost in a parka, surrounded by snow.” His intimate portraits reveal what Alaska’s way of life can look like. Learn more about the book here.
Organizing Your Photos with Lightroom 5: The DAM eBook Guide
This new eBook by Peter Krogh answers the photographer’s plea “just tell me what to do” when it comes to managing their photos within Lightroom. The book breaks down the Photo Library as three separate layers allowing for maximum efficiency in your workflow: storage, tagging, and projects.
This eBook neatly integrates text, screenshots, animated flowcharts and workflow videos in an easy-to-understand structure that allows you to build a secure Photo Library, and enhance your creative photographic editing. Learn more about the book and purchase The DAM eBook Guide here.