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California Lawyer Photoshopped Herself into Pics with Celebrities, Now Faces Suspension

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This is just… strange. California lawyer Svitlana Sangary has been found guilty of deceptive advertising and is now facing six months suspension and two and a half years probation after it was found that she was Photoshopping herself into images with celebrities and posting them on her website’s Publicity page. Read more…

Photographs that Challenge the Stereotype of the Absent Black Father

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If you trust the image painted by popular culture and the media at large, it’s easy to come to the assumption that African-American fatherhood is something of an oxymoron. The stereotype depicts black fathers as universally absent, uncaring or otherwise uninvolved.

But as with most stereotypes, it misses the mark. And photographer Zun Lee‘s powerful new book “Father Figure: Exploring Alternate Notions of Black Fatherhood” seeks to show the other side of the coin and challenge this generalization.
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This Backwards Video Sends an Anti-War Message That’s Impossible to Ignore

Words simply won’t do this ad justice, and that ought to be the beginning and end of this post. But just in case you need further encouragement to click play, or you’d like to find out more about this video, you can read on. Read more…

Biracial Woman Asks Photoshop Artists From 18 Countries to ‘Make Her Beautiful’

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Two months ago we shared with you the interesting experiment by journalist Esther Honing that involved taking one photograph and having people from 27 countries Photoshop it to end up with what they considered to be their countries definition of beautiful.

Fellow journalist and friend of Honig’s Priscilla Yuki Wilson wanted to try the same thing, and see how her biracial ethnicity would affect the outcome. Read more…

These Beers Display the Pantone Color of the Brew on the Can Itself

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Spanish creative agency Txaber has taken the art of craft beer brewing to its hipster epitome by using the Pantone Color Matching System to match the packaging of the beer with the equivalent Pantone Color. Read more…

The Canon M4 D Mark II: A Tactical Assault Camera That Isn’t Good for Street Photography

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Say hello to the Canon M4 D Mark II, the assault camera that shoots 10 shots per second and is equipped with a 100-400mm scope. The barrel is able to extend and retract, and offers stabilization features while in use.

This funny little arrangement was created by French photography studio KOEphotography and shared on its Facebook page.
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Comedian Convinces New Yorkers That He’s Brandon Stanton of ‘Humans of New York’

Photographer Brandon Stanton has one of the most popular photo projects going on right now in Humans of New York (HONY). Millions of people follow him through his site and through social media, and his photo book instantly became a #1 New York Times bestseller after it was published.

Comedian Tyler Fischer decided to capitalize on Stanton’s fame for his latest video. Walking around New York City wearing a baseball cap on his head and a DSLR around his neck, Fischer successfully convinced random strangers that he was Stanton shooting for HONY.
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TIME Sends War Photographer to Shoot Zombies in a Video Game

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Conflict photographer Ashley Gilbertson was recently sent into a very different war zone by TIME. Instead of capturing images of human versus human conflict in real life, Gilbertson was told to document the main characters in the video game The Last of Us Remastered.
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What if Sports Cameramen Were Allowed to Get as Close to the Action as They Wanted?

What if sports cameramen were allowed to get onto the pitch with athletes during games? What if super-telephoto lenses and remote camera weren’t around to help deliver up-close views of the action? The video above offers an look at what being a cameraman in that alternate universe might look like.

Basically, it’d look something like covering a war zone.
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College Math Textbook Recalled After Teacher Photo on Cover Found to be From Adult Film

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Bad things happen when you don’t source your photos properly, and a Thailand-based textbook company has learned that lesson the hard way. 2,000 textbooks are currently being recalled after it was revealed that one of the ‘teachers’ pictured on the front of the textbook is actually an adult film star.
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