Kollabor8 “is an open digital image mutation collaboration, displayed like threads in a forum. Each link in the chain should be in some way a derivative of the previous image.”
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…. If I Shoot There Will Be Trouble, If I Don't It Will Be Double.
If you are a photographer – novice, amateur, professional staffer or freelancer, photographing on the subways can a dicey affair.
Alicia Wagner Calzada, president of the National Press Photographers Association, shares this video clip showing an altercation between a staff photographer and a New York City policeman who clearly does not know whether photographing in the subway system is permissible or not.
According to Calzada, “It illustrates a struggle that we are having with the right to take pictures in public places. As a bit of background, the NPPA (joined by several other groups) fought hard to block a proposal to ban photography on public transit in NY. It was defeated. But it appears they decided to enforce it anyway.”
If you are stopped by transit authorities or the police for photographing in the subway or train systems in and around New York City know that the law is on your side but it hasn't yet trickled down to those who enforce it.
If you are a photojournalist, are you to surrender to their directives to stop photographing? Or, are you prepared to challenge the officers and possibly get arrested ? As the photographer in the clip correctly states, most people will cease and desist rather than get arrested because no one wants to traverse the court system.
Ever wonder what the cost is for not telling the story? What kind of trouble will we be if all we are blanketed with is a sterile form of journalism – cleansed and approved by the authorities?
With profound apologies to The Clash for the title of this post.[Link sent in by John Laxmi]
Want a caricature of yourself or a family member – a perfect Valentine's Day, Father's Day, Mother's day gift?
Or, do you have any graphic design assignments, odd art jobs or design work including desktop publishing?
Arindam is the artist responsible for the Tiffinbox mascot you see on this website. When I hand out my business cards with the Tiffinbox logo I always receive a smile, then a compliment and then a chuckle. Arindam is great to work with and his creative vision is bound to impress you as well.
Photographer and multimedia producer, Shana Dressler, is looking for committed interns to work on various projects associated with her multimedia installation on the Ganesh Festival in Bombay which is in development. Interns are invited to help Shana prepare for a WNYC radio show on Ganesh music on March 31st, a slideshow at the United Nations in May and the preparation for a full scale installation which is in discussion with a New York museum.
Please contact Shana about this opportunity.
I just signed on to become a member of the VisualEditors.com online forum. It's an oasis of information. If you are involved in anything visual for a news publication, here is where you can iron out your thoughts, vent or otherwise discuss among peers, role models and mentors the ideas behind presenting your work or the work of others in the most elegant and useful manner.
“VizEds publishes industry news, coordinates education, reporting and training resources and enables interaction with journalists from around the world.”
This is the brainchild of Robert Motgomery, the news design editor at the Chicago Sun-Times and adjunct professor at the Medill Graduate School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
Career development is one of those ephemeral things that unfortunately gets shoved off onto the back burner. Big mistake, especially if you are an artist. It ought to be a life-long pursuit. And, I am no fan of the “starving” artist syndrome. There really shouldn't be any excuses for that to happen to any of us.
If you are in Philadelphia, or 100 miles from the City of Brotherly Love, for example, check out: The Center For Emerging Visual Artists.
Seek out similar organizations within your own neighborhood or state that supports visual artists. And if you know of any, please email me so that I can add them to this web site.