Dance Magazine: You Can Now View More Than 10,000 Photos From Jack Mitchell’s Alvin Ailey Collection Online. “From 1961 to 1994, legendary photographer Jack Mitchell captured thousands of moments with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Now, this treasure trove of dance history is available to the public for viewing via the online archives of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.”
TechCrunch: Canva introduces video editing, has big plans for 2020. “Canva, the design company with nearly $250 million in funding, has today announced a variety of new features, including a video editing tool. The company has also announced Canva Apps, which allows developers and customers alike to build on top of Canva. Thus far, Dropbox, Google Drive, PhotoMosh and Instagram are already in the Canva Apps suite, with a total of 30 apps available at launch.”
Journalism .co .uk: LA Times posts historic images on a new Instagram account to engage younger news audience. “The US publisher is the largest and one of the oldest local newspapers in the country. To attract the audiences of tomorrow, it set up a new @latimesarchives Instagram account in October 2019, which posts archived black-and-white photos through the ages of the organisation.”
Lifehacker: Quickly Create Your Own Custom Emojis With This Website. “Emojis can be a fun addition to a tweet or messages, but something the right emoji doesn’t quite exist. Emoji Maker is a simple tool that can help.”
Express & Star: Second World War photos to be preserved in Express & Star online archive. “Hundreds of historic photographs dating back to the Second World War will be the next to be preserved for future generations as part of the Express & Star photo archive project.” There is already a substantial amount of content in the archive, which is why it gets filed under New instead of Around.
Neowin: You can now manually tag faces in Google Photos. “Google has started rolling out the ability to manually tag faces in Google Photos. Manual tagging will make it easier to manage your photo library and sort them according to people.”
The New York Times: When Instagram Killed the Tabloid Star. “Instagram gave us a new way of seeing celebrities, drawing us closer to them both physically and psychologically. The images that Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner post there may seem like extensions of their reality television empire, but television only works in one direction: We watch it. On Instagram, we look and we post. We watch other people, and we watch ourselves.”