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Instagram Censors Photo of Fully Clothed Woman on Period, Causes Uproar

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Instagram sparked controversy this week after deleting this photograph of a woman lying on a bed with menstruation blood seen on her clothing and on her sheets. She’s now demanding to know why other more graphic or risqué photos are allowed on the service while images of a fully clothed woman on her period are not.
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Photographers Shooting in West Virginia Reportedly Harassed and Detained by ‘Mob’

Photographer Marisha Camp and her brother Jessie were recently passing through West Virginia on a nationwide tour for a documentary series when they were reportedly confronted by “a hostile mob.” The residents were suspicious of the photo taking and allegedly harassed and detained the duo until a trooper arrived and escorted the photographers from the scene.
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Buying or Selling Used Gear on Craigslist? Arrange the Meetup at a Police Station

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If you’re planning on buying or selling some camera gear with the help of Craigslist, here’s a simple tip: the lobby of your local police station is a safe place to arrange the meeting with the stranger.
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Matt Herron on His Iconic Photographs of the Selma to Montgomery Marches

50 years ago, civil rights photographer Matt Herron documented the Selma to Montgomery marches that highlighted racial injustices in the American South and helped to pass the Voting Rights Act that year. He ended up capturing one of the iconic photographs of the marches that remains recognizable to this day.

In the video above, Herron talks about photographing the march and how the iconic shot came about.

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Just the Lenses: The Great 200mm Shootout

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This ‘Just the Lenses’ article will take advantage of a Trioptics Imagemaster optical bench to compare lenses from different camera mounts with no camera involved. Why is that different? Because all other forms of testing (DxO, Imatest, or even photography) tests the camera-lens combination.
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Mirrored: Photos Show the Parallels of Two Cities on Opposite Sides of the Globe

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“Mirrored” is a photo project that was a collaboration between photographers Markus Andersen and Elif Suyabatmaz. It’s a series of diptychs showing daily life on opposite ends of the globe: Andersen is based out of Sydney, Australia, and Suyabatmaz is based out of Istanbul, Turkey. In each pair of images, the selected photos “mirror each other in both obvious and subtle ways.”
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An Automated Slide Film Scanner Built with LEGOs

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This is pretty impressive: photographer Pascal Kulcsar needed to digitize some old slide film left behind by his grandfather. Rather than purchase a film scanner, Kulcsar decided to combine his technical ingenuity and love for LEGOs to create a DIY slide film scanner using LEGO pieces.
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external Court Sustains Infringement Claim over Thomas Franklin’s 9/11 Photo —PDNOnline

sidebyside“…a Fox News production assistant used Google in September, 2013 to find an image commemorating the events of September 11, 2001. She selected an image that combined a cropped version of Franklin’s photograph with the iconic 1945 image of American soldiers raising a flag over Iwo Jima, by Joe Rosenthal.

The Fox News producer then posted the combined image, along with the word #neverforget, to a Facebook page promoting the Fox News program “Justice with Judge Jeanine.” North Jersey Media Group (NJMG), which owns the copyright to the Franklin image, demanded that Fox News take down the image. Fox News complied, but NJMG sued Fox News and Jeanine Pirro (aka Judge Jeanine) for copyright infringement a month later.”

 
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Pranksters Put Up Fake ‘Shot on iPhone 6′ Ads Next to Real Apple Billboards

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Apple recently launched a global advertising campaign touting the camera quality of the iPhone 6. As part of the campaign, the company put up billboards all over the world with its favorite photos captured by iPhone 6 users with the phone.

Two pranksters from the advertising industry recently decided to poke fun at the billboards by putting up their own fake “Shot on iPhone 6″ ads next to them.
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Woman Becomes a Instagram Celebrity by Sharing a Cheerier Side of Somalia

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Somalia is a country that doesn’t often get good press. Most headlines about it seem to focus on things like pirates, violence, and political unrest. With media organizations largely ignoring the happier aspects of the country, one woman is taking it upon herself to do so, becoming something of an Instagram celebrity along the way.
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