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World Press Photo Reopens Investigation After New Accusation Emerges

Update: World Press Photo has decided to strip Troilo of his 1st place award.


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Things are getting messier and messier for World Press Photo. After investigating a 1st prize winner due to accusations of unethical staging, the prestigious contest defended the photographer this week and stood by its award decision (much to the dismay of many in the photojournalism industry).

There’s a new twist in the story, though: a new accusation is now being made against the photographer, causing WPP to reopen its investigation.
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A Getty Images Photo and an HP Laptop Wallpaper

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If you sell your photography as stock shots with royalty free licenses through services such as Getty Images, you need to be okay with buyers using the images in ways that seem disproportionate to the meager price they paid. That’s a lesson Turkish photographer Murat Koc learned this past week after discovering his photo used as a wallpaper on a newly launched laptop.
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Sony Unleashes Four New FE Lenses: A 28mm, 35mm, 90mm Macro, and 24-240mm

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Sony today announced four new full-frame lenses for its E-mount camera system today, bringing the total number of FE lenses to 11. The new lenses are: the 28mm f/2, 35mm f/1.4, 90mm f/2.8 macro, and 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3.
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Fox and Getty Team Up to Promote Movie with Stock Photos Featuring Vince Vaughn and Co.

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20th Century Fox has come up with an unusual way to promote its upcoming film Unfinished Business. Teaming up with Getty Images and its iStock service, the studio has created a series of generic-looking stock photos showing Vince Vaughn and his co-stars in a corporate atmosphere.
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Steven Spielberg to Direct Jennifer Lawrence in Biopic About War Photog Lynsey Addario

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If you’re a fan of both photography and major Hollywood movies, there’s an upcoming film to add to your “must watch” list. Steven Spielberg has signed on to direct a war photographer biopic with actress Jennifer Lawrence as photojournalist Lynsey Addario.

The film will be based on Addario’s new memoir It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War.
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Nikon Expanding Into Medical Devices with $400M Acquisition of Retinal Imaging Firm

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Last year Nikon announced that it had set aside $1.96 billion for mergers and acquisitions into new industries in order to diversity from the camera industry that had grown the 98-year-old company to greatness.

The Japanese company is now using a portion of that cash pile on its first major expansion purchase: a £259M (~$400M) acquisition of the Scottish retinal imaging firm Optos.
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Photographer Captures Weasel Riding on the Back of a Flying Woodpecker

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A photographer and birdwatcher in London has captured a strange and rare photo that has the Internet abuzz: an image showing a weasel riding on the back of a woodpecker as it flies through the air.
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The First Ever Photo Showing Light as Both a Particle and a Wave

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One of the strange properties of light is that it behaves as both a wave and a particle. Experiments over the years have confirmed both aspects, but none have succeeded in directly observing both natures at exactly the same time… until now.

Scientists in Switzerland have successfully captured the world’s first photograph showing light behaving simultaneously as both a particle and as a wave. In the image above, the top “slice” shows light behaving as a wave, while the particles can be seen in the slice below.
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Chinese Company Launches a $64 Competitor to the GoPro Hero with Beefier Specs

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If GoPro camera prices drop far below $100 in the future, you may have a Chinese company called Xiaomi to thank. Known for its popular smartphones that dominate the Chinese market, the company has launched a new product called the Yi Action Camera that aims to become the GoPro of China while costing just a fraction of the price.
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Lowepro Launches a High-End Collection of Camera Gear Luggage Called ‘Echelon’

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Lowepro is known for its extensive collection of sporty and durable camera bags, but one word that probably doesn’t come to mind when you think of the company is “luxury.” It wants to change that. Today Lowepro unleashed a new line of photo equipment luggage that “brings trusted protection to the discerning” photographer. It’s called Echelon.
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