Cumbria’s M6: Photo archive shows motorway at 50 (BBC)

BBC: Cumbria’s M6: Photo archive shows motorway at 50. “It is one of the highest stretches of motorway in the country, covering 36 miles (57.9km) between Lancaster and Penrith. The road, which incorporates the Lune Gorge, was opened on 23 October 1970. Photographs of the construction of the motorway, by John Laing Construction Ltd, have been preserved in a special Historic England archive.”

Digital Trends: Browse hundreds of images of Mars captured by ESA’s Mars Express webcam

Digital Trends: Browse hundreds of images of Mars captured by ESA’s Mars Express webcam. “If you’ve ever wanted to get a close-up look at Mars, the European Space Agency (ESA) has just released a treasure trove of images. Captured by the Visual Monitoring Camera (VMC) instrument onboard the Mars Express orbiter, these images come from data captured between 2007 and this year, in addition to observations of the release of the Beagle 2 lander in 2003.”

CNN: New Photoshop tool could help fight fake images

CNN: New Photoshop tool could help fight fake images. “Adobe’s popular photo-editing software has long been used to manipulate media, and as digital tools get better and better it’s becoming more difficult to tell what’s real from what’s Photoshopped. The company is trying to do something to fix this problem, which its software didn’t originate but helped propagate for decades (such as with this popular faked image of a shark swimming on a flooded freeway).”

Mashable: New web app lets you take Game Boy Camera-style pics and pretend it’s 1998

Mashable: New web app lets you take Game Boy Camera-style pics and pretend it’s 1998. “On Saturday a coder, animator, and electronic musician by the name of maple ‘mavica’ syrup published a free web app that lets anyone take Game Boy Camera-style photos with just their browser and a webcam. It’s super fun.”

Salina Post: Web-based AI program encourages users to submit photos of bees for IDs

Salina Post: Web-based AI program encourages users to submit photos of bees for IDs. “A Kansas State University researcher’s effort to develop an artificial intelligence tool for identifying bees has created quite a buzz already. Brian Spiesman, an assistant professor in K-State’s Department of Entomology, launched the website…earlier this year to relieve a backlog of information needed to help track trends in bee populations across the world.”

Sports Collectors Daily: Lelands Acquires Brown Brothers Photo Archive

Sports Collectors Daily: Lelands Acquires Brown Brothers Photo Archive. “A well-known photography archive, with roots in the early 20th century, has been acquired by Lelands. The company has acquired the archives of Brown Brothers, recognized as the most comprehensive American stock photo library covering events of the 20th century. Included are images of some of the most famous athletes in American history.”

BBC: Bradford Christopher Pratt photos show ‘side of life that disappeared’

BBC: Bradford Christopher Pratt photos show ‘side of life that disappeared’. “A Bradford boy’s pictures depicting ‘a side of life that has disappeared’ from the city have gone online. The exhibition, called Lad Wi’ Camera, shows the early photographs of Christopher Pratt, who was born in the city in 1888. He started to take pictures in about 1900 when he would have been aged 12.” Surprisingly good photography, especially for a early 20th century kid.

ICEYE: ICEYE Shares Nearly 18,000 Satellite Image Catalog Under Creative Commons License

ICEYE: ICEYE Shares Nearly 18,000 Satellite Image Catalog Under Creative Commons License. “Finnish New Space leader ICEYE today announced access to ICEYE’s Public Archive, containing nearly 18,000 images from ICEYE satellites. The ICEYE Public Archive includes radar imagery in various imaging modes taken with ICEYE’s SAR satellite constellation between mid-2019 and now. The ICEYE Public Archive consists of preview images from around the world, which are released under CC BY-NC 4.0 license, allowing for non-commercial use.”

The Calvert Journal: A digital photo archive shows everyday life in 20th-century Romania

The Calvert Journal: A digital photo archive shows everyday life in 20th-century Romania. “A curatorial collective has started to digitise one of Romania’s few historical photographic archives. The collection belongs to Mihai Oroveanu (1946-2013), an art historian and photographer who worked as the director of Romania’s National Museum of Contemporary Art between 2001-2013.”

The Getty: Getty Research Institute Presents 12 Sunsets, An Interactive Website Exploring 12 Years Of Ed Ruscha’s Photos Of Sunset Boulevard

The Getty: Getty Research Institute Presents 12 Sunsets, An Interactive Website Exploring 12 Years Of Ed Ruscha’s Photos Of Sunset Boulevard. “The website, designed by Stamen Design working with Getty Digital, allows users to ‘drive’ down Sunset Boulevard in 12 different years between 1965 and 2007, as well as to view, search, and compare the more than 65,000 photographs of this key urban artery.”

6 SqFt: Amazing archival photos show New York City in the 1940s and ’50s

6 SqFt: Amazing archival photos show New York City in the 1940s and ’50s. “Nonprofit advocacy and educational organization Village Preservation is well known for many things, one of which is its historic image archive. Their newest addition is the Jean Polacheck Collection, which dates largely from the 1940s through the mid-1950s, and includes scenes of Washington Square Park, the interior of clubs and restaurants, and other NYC street scenes.”

Northern Arizona University: Martin-Springer Institute’s new online exhibit shows World War II Europe from a GI’s view

Northern Arizona University: Martin-Springer Institute’s new online exhibit shows World War II Europe from a GI’s view. “James Kuykendall was an amateur photographer who documented his 1942-46 tour through southwest Germany and other Nazi-occupied territories in more than 500 pictures. The collection came to the Martin-Springer Institute after Carol Wittmeier, a physical therapist then living in California, heard that Kuykendall’s descendants were unsure of what to do with the photographs and were considering throwing them out.”

TechCrunch: Twitter may let users choose how to crop image previews after bias scrutiny

TechCrunch: Twitter may let users choose how to crop image previews after bias scrutiny. “In an interesting development in the wake of a bias controversy over its cropping algorithm, Twitter has said it’s considering giving users decision-making power over how tweet previews look, saying it wants to decrease its reliance on machine learning-based image cropping. Yes, you read that right. A tech company is affirming that automating certain decisions may not, in fact, be the smart thing to do — tacitly acknowledging that removing human agency can generate harm.”

UC Santa Cruz: UCSC publishes online collection of 10,000 photos documenting over a century of Santa Cruz history

UC Santa Cruz: UCSC publishes online collection of 10,000 photos documenting over a century of Santa Cruz history. “The University Library at UC Santa Cruz announced today the online publication of the Santa Cruz County Historic Photograph Collection. Consisting of more than 10,000 images, the collection documents over a century of Santa Cruz County history, featuring original photographs and copy prints from 1866 to 1995.”

Getty Iris: Archive of Venezuelan Intellectual and Photographer Alfredo Boulton Comes to the Getty Research Institute

Getty Iris: Archive of Venezuelan Intellectual and Photographer Alfredo Boulton Comes to the Getty Research Institute. “Photographer Alfredo Boulton, who lived from 1908 to 1995, was a champion of modern art in Latin America and a key intellectual in 20th-century Venezuela. An art critic, art historian, and photographer, he wrote more than 60 publications on the art and historiography of his country…. Newly acquired by the Getty Research Institute, the Boulton archive, ca. 1920-1995, contains his extensive correspondence with local and international artists, institutions, intellectuals, and collectors; his writings for magazines and newspapers, his research materials on pre-Hispanic art, colonial art, the iconography of independence leaders, and modern artists; and a complete vintage collection of his photographic production.”