Pepperdine University: Pepperdine Libraries Adds Leigh Wiener and Frederick R. Weisman Museum Collections to Digital Collections

Pepperdine University: Pepperdine Libraries Adds Leigh Wiener and Frederick R. Weisman Museum Collections to Digital Collections. “Pepperdine Libraries has announced the addition of two new digital collections to its growing list of online resources. Scholars worldwide can now easily access photos from influential twentieth-century photographer Leigh Wiener and a selection of digitized artworks previously displayed at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art.”

British Library Endangered Archives: New online – April 2022

British Library Endangered Archives: New online – April 2022. “In this month’s round-up we have a collection of portrait photographs from Lima, Peru (EAP1234), and two collections from Sri Lanka, palm-leaf manuscripts from the Jaffna, Vanni, and Mannar districts (EAP1056), and Tamil Protestant records from the Jaffna Peninsula (EAP971). You can read more about each of the projects below and follow the links to see the catalogued records, digitised images, and project information.”

Asahi Shimbun: Volunteers turn battlefield photos into interactive map of Ukraine

Asahi Shimbun: Volunteers turn battlefield photos into interactive map of Ukraine. “Volunteers from around the world are working on a project initiated in Japan to visually map out the evolution of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. They are establishing the locations of photos that depict the ravages of the war and adding the images to an online 3-D map to visualize how the armed conflict has progressed over the past two months or so.” There’s a QR code at the top with other images from the article. That will take you to the map.

New Frame: South African history, through Rashid Lombard’s lens

New Frame: South African history, through Rashid Lombard’s lens. “A tragedy for many South African photographers is the disarray and neglect of their archives. This includes apartheid-era photographers who did not have the resources to preserve their collections. And once they are elderly or die, the responsibility falls to their families, who often don’t have the capacity to honour their archives either. Their legacies risk being lost forever. This makes the project that Lombard and his team are starting profoundly important. He has handed the custodianship of his complete archive to the University of the Western Cape (UWC), with the rights remaining with his family. He is also starting the three-year process of digitising his archive, planning to open a photography centre guided by his vision.”

South China Morning Post Magazine: Photo archive covers 25 years of change in Hong Kong, its 42,000 images the work of one man – artist and academic David Clarke

South China Morning Post Magazine: Photo archive covers 25 years of change in Hong Kong, its 42,000 images the work of one man – artist and academic David Clarke. “At the beginning of 1995, artist and academic David Clarke had a light-bulb moment: he would create a photography project over a five-year period. He got a bit carried away – the project ended up spanning 25 years…. The result, ‘Hong Kong in Transition’, a collection of more than 42,000 photos, is now available as a free-to-use archive hosted on the HKU art history department’s website.”

Herald Scotland: Fascinating trove of photographs shed light on a bygone era

Herald Scotland: Fascinating trove of photographs shed light on a bygone era. “More than 1,500 of Duncan [Macpherson]’s images have been gathered and stored in archives, recognised for the remarkable insight they offer into bygone days and regarded as being of national importance. Now, the collection has almost doubled in size, after the surprise discovery of even more images and, sparking particular excitement, a bundle of five reels of moving film thought to date from the 1920s.”

Update: Free account limit changes and enforcement start May 1, 2022. (Flickr Blog)

Flickr Blog: Update: Free account limit changes and enforcement start May 1, 2022.. “Last month we announced new limits for free accounts on Flickr to support our mission to create the safest, most inclusive global community for photography enthusiasts. Today we’re rolling up our sleeves and getting started with the hard work of making it happen. We’ll walk through what you can expect in the coming weeks, and offer all the resources we can along the way.”

CBC: Photographer digitizes hundreds of never-seen images of Inuit communities

CBC: Photographer digitizes hundreds of never-seen images of Inuit communities. “Photographer Jake Ootes is looking to connect Nunavummiut with more than 300 images he took while on tours with former [Northwest Territories] commissioner Stuart Hodgson between 1960 and the 1980s…. In 1964, with a 35 mm Pentax SLR in tow, Ootes had traveled to every Nunavut community with the territorial government as part of his work to spread information about government programs.”

Analytics India: Google unveils Phorhum; state-of-the-art in photorealistic 3D human reconstruction

Analytics India: Google unveils Phorhum; state-of-the-art in photorealistic 3D human reconstruction. “Google unveiled Phorhum, a photorealistic 3D human reconstruction that can greatly help online apparel shopping. Phorhum is a method to photo-realistically reconstruct a dressed person’s 3D geometry and appearance as photographed in a single RGB image. The produced 3D scan of the subject accurately resembles the visible body parts and includes plausible geometry and appearance of the non-visible parts.”

Lifehacker: How to Write Alt Text on Twitter That Doesn’t Suck

Lifehacker: How to Write Alt Text on Twitter That Doesn’t Suck. “Twitter has had the ability to add alt text to your images for years, but if you don’t use a screen reader, you probably weren’t able to read what anybody else’s alt text says. Recently, though, the ‘ALT’ icon began appearing in the corner of images, and now anyone can tap it to see the alt text for an image. So what is alt text, and what should you put there?”