Friday Happy Hour: #occupyseattle, Photographer’s Groupon & New Launches

Friday Happy Hour: #occupyseattle, Photographer’s Groupon & New Launches

This week’s collection of several newsworthy photos and events from around the web:

Seattle photographer Elisa Sherman captures what has become a national protest popping up in various cities across the U.S. Below, the protests in Seattle on October 6.

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Photo by Elisa Sherman

Groupon for Photographers

As if you needed another daily deals site, Photo Dough at least makes its niche in the photography business. Every day features a new deal on things like professional photo editing tools and digital photo books. It’s an interesting idea and you might find some useful products, so consider checking it out.

Film screening featuring Bangladesh: A Climate Trap

Producer, director and photojournalist Ami Vitale has traveled to more than 75 countries over the course of her career. Her work has been featured in National Geographic, Newsweek, Time, Smithsonian and more. This month her film Bangladesh: A Climate Trip premiers at La Femme Film Festival on October 13. It captures the threatening situation in Bangladesh where melting glaciers and rising sea levels are forcing the country’s own “refugees” to move into the capital city’s squalid slums. Find out more and get your tickets here.


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Launch of American-Journal magazine

American-Journal magazine is a newly launched publication that strives to present compelling stories from throughout the U.S. The magazine’s contributors include several PhotoShelter members, and they’re accepting submissions for both writing and photography. If your work is focused on telling something about the people or places in America, consider submitting your work.

TIME [The Next Generation]

TIME is hosting a photography contest to find the best young photographers of 2011. Student photographers are encouraged to submit their work from October 17-26. The winner gets a cash prize of $2,500 and publication of their work in TIME’s blog LightBox. It’s an excellent opportunity for student photographers everywhere.


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