Photography & Chill: What to Read, Watch, and Listen to This Weekend, January 26th 2019

What to Read

Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now — British Journal of Photography. An article about the Guggenheim’s year-long exhibit of Mapplethorpe’s work. The exhibit coincides with the 30th anniversary of Mapplethorpe’s death.

A World Silent — The Photographic Journal. A photo essay composed of mostly nude self portraits by half-deaf photographer Jesuuna. The images are an exploration of two months spent in Sweden, in a house that was “quiet and [she] felt completely free”

Is My Nikon to Your Canon Like My PC to Your Mac — FStoppers. Amusing, if nothing else.

Are You a Photographer or a FOMOgrapher: Part 1 — FStoppers. Interesting reading, especially if you find yourself following a lot of other photographers on social media.

The Great 400mm Teardown Comparison. Part II — The Sony 400mm f2.8G — LensRentals Blog. If you enjoyed Part I, the teardown of the Canon 400mm, you’ll probably like this.

How to Get Your Feature Film Streaming on Netflix — Videomaker

The Winners of Flickr’s Best Shot Competion — Flickr

What to Watch

Developing 4×5 at Home with B’s 4×5 Reel — Dave Rollans Films on Youtube. For the large format curious.
Street Photography: Documentary | Joel Meyerowitz 1981

If you want to travel back in time and see what street photography was like in 1981, check out the video above.

And Then There’s This

Fortnite Player Discovers Game Changing Heavy Shotgun Bug — Digital Trends

Photographer Banned from Artist’s Show and Clothing Company Shuts Down Due to Threats; We’re Sure There’s a Lesson In There Somewhere

Last week, FStoppers published a story about Dutch photographer J Salmeron’s copyright conflict with the band Arch Enemy and one of their sponsors, Thunderball Clothing–a small independent company based in Poland. Thunderball reposted an image of Salmeron’s without permission — by reposting it from the sponsored musician’s Instagram feed, not the photographer’s.

Today, FStoppers issued an update to the story. Apparently, the owner of Thunderball Clothing reached an agreement with Salmeron, but due to the intense amount of backlash from the public, has decided to shut down her company.

Both articles are worth reading. At The Photo Beat, we imagine that the opinions will vary widely across the spectrum of possible interpretations. However, there are certainly lessons to be learned here.

Photography and Chill: What to Read and Watch This Weekend — December 28, 2018

What to Read

Bruce Gilden on the Art of Street Photography and His Pursuit of Good Portraits — Wallpaper

How Peter Jackson Made WWI Footage Seem Astonishingly New — The New York Times

Diary of a Photojournalist: Alain Keler Discusses his Career and the Theme of Photography as Memory — Leica Camera Blog

In Defense of Documentaries as Journalism — Columbia Journalism Review

22 Predictions for Social Media in 2019 — The Verge

Rising Instagram Stars Are Posting Fake Sponsored Content — The Atlantic

What to Watch

Think More Shoot Less – The Ray Barbee Interview by Dave Rollans Films

Because It’s Cool

Ken Block’s GYMKHANA TEN: The Ultimate Tire Slaying Tour — The Hoonigans

Facebook Photo API Bug Exposes Millions of User’s Photos to Third Party Apps — Facebook Says It’s Fixed

Facebook notified developers that third party apps had access to a “broader set of photos than usual for 12 days between September 13 and September 25, 2018.”  Facebook believes 6.8 million users may have been affected and states up to 1,500 apps by 876 developers were affected. Facebook says the issue has been corrected. Additionally, the announcement states Facebook will roll out tools in the coming week to help developers who was impacted.  Finally, Facebook will notify users they think have been impacted and advise all users log into third party apps to “check which photos they have access to.”  Read the full Facebook announcement here