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Teens Who Killed Photographer Get Three Years in Juvenile Detention

Two Ohio teens whose actions led to the death of a local photographer on Labor Day 2019 have plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter and been sentenced to three years in juvenile detention, bringing the sad story of Victoria Schafer's untimely death to some sort of conclusion.

TikTok Holocaust Trend is ‘Hurtful and Offensive’, Says Auschwitz Memorial

A new "Victims" or "Holocaust" or "Trauma Porn" trend has popped up on video sharing app TikTok that has prompted reactions ranging from outrage to disbelief. While the point of the trend seems to be educational, many people have called it out as offensive and tone-deaf at best, or disturbing and inhumane at worse.

72-Year-Old Woman Gored by Bison in Yellowstone While Taking Pictures

A 72-year-old woman was gored several times by a wild bison in Yellowstone National Park last week after she allegedly got within 10 feet of the animal "multiple times" in order to take its picture. The incident is under investigation, but the park is taking this opportunity to remind campers to always keep a safe distance when photographing wildlife.

Leica Store in SoHo Looted During Last Night’s Protests in NYC

If you see some suspiciously affordable Leica gear popping up on the used market in the coming days, take note: it may be the result of looting that took place in New York City's SoHo neighborhood during last night's protests sparked by the death of George Floyd.

VSCO Terminates One Third of Its Staff as Market Shifts ‘Overnight’

GoPro isn't the only company whose balance sheet has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. VSCO—the startup behind the photo sharing app and community of the same name—announced that it was forced to let go of nearly one third of its entire workforce as the market environment changed "overnight."

Stranger Things Fan Goes Viral for Not Knowing what a Darkroom Is

A young fan of the popular Netflix show Stranger Things earned a bit of Internet fame (or is it infamy?) this weekend when they asked a question about that strange "red room" in the show where Jonathan goes "to 'refine' his photos or something." In other words: a darkroom.

My Sad 500px Christmas Story

On December 22nd, I received an email from 500px saying that I sold a photo for $600. Obviously, I was thrilled -- it's nice to get something like this right before Christmas. Upon logging into my 500px account, I saw that there was another sale too for the same photo. The total from the two sales: $2,700.