Just when you think we’re making huge progress towards equality, a stark reminder of how far we’ve yet to go emerges. Despite 126 years of publication at a rate of 12 issues per year, not one Vogue cover has been shot by a black photographer. If the rumors are true, Beyonce could be about to change that.
Articles written by Jack Alexander
A well-known Bangladeshi photographer has spoken out to insist he is the victim of “unwanted cruelty” after he was sacked and had violent force used against him, for taking a picture of a couple kissing. The image has been heavily condemned in the conservative Muslim-majority country and caused a social media backlash.
Last year, in what became one of the most widely circulated pieces of footage in recent history, National Geographic posted the now-infamous video of a starving polar bear, with the accompanying caption “[This is] what climate change is like.” The company has now addressed their wording, saying the situation “went too far.”
Instagram is a double-edged sword. While serving as a platform to get your work discovered by the masses, there’s no denying it has become saturated with the same clichéd photos. Now one Instagram account is highlighting the extent to which many photos posted to the platform are near-identical.
Photoshoots in public spaces are never without hurdles, particularly if they inadvertently involve members of the public. Case in point: the family whose wedding photo story is making headlines after they complained a female sunbather “ruined” their pictures after refusing to move out of shot.
A legal battle that erupted between a photographer and a Film Festival after the latter used a copyrighted photo has concluded with a federal court in Virginia, which ruled that taking an image from the Internet without permission for a commercial website can be considered fair use.