Historical Lens: Preserving the photography of social documentarian Lewis Hine (University of Maryland Baltimore County)

University of Maryland Baltimore County: Historical Lens: Preserving the photography of social documentarian Lewis Hine . “The photographer Lewis Hine secured a place in history as a documentarian of early 20th century life, including a transformational investigation into the conditions for child laborers…. This year, the Special Collections team at UMBC’s Albin O. Kuhn Library received a Preservation Assistance Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support conservation of this groundbreaking collection.”

BBC: Aerial photographer’s England collection goes online

BBC: Aerial photographer’s England collection goes online. “Thousands of photographic negatives and prints, taken by a pioneering aerial photographer, are being made available to view for the first time. Harold Wingham, who hailed from the New Forest, took photos across south-west England between 1951 and 1963. Wingham used hand-held aerial reconnaissance cameras to produce images with excellent resolution.”

CSUSM: Photographer’s Donated Collection Helps Preserve History of Region

California State University San Marcos: Photographer’s Donated Collection Helps Preserve History of Region. “Thanks to the wisdom of [Bill] Dendle, the diligence of [Dan] Rios and the help of some history-loving friends, Rios’ life’s work as a photojournalist now belongs to the Cal State San Marcos library in perpetuity. Donated in 2018, the Dan Rios Papers, as the library’s Special Collections department has coined it, consists of an estimated one million images that were originally stashed in more than 40,000 envelopes and almost 200 boxes. The collection also contains large- and medium-format prints, contact sheets and hundreds of letters that Rios received over the years from readers who were affected by his photos.”

Behind the Lens: Two Million Photographs, One Passionate Historian (Thoroughbred Daily News)

Thoroughbred Daily News: Behind the Lens: Two Million Photographs, One Passionate Historian. “Two summers ago, when six-time Eclipse Award-winning photographer Barbara D. Livingston acquired the entire five-decade archive of noted 20th Century racetrack photographer Jim Raftery, she thought the hard part would be getting the 300 oversized boxes from Florida to New York in the middle of a pandemic.”

Government of Northwest Territories: NWT Archives launches 13,000 photographs by Bern Will Brown

Government of Northwest Territories, Canada: NWT Archives launches 13,000 photographs by Bern Will Brown. “The Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) is pleased to announce the public launch of more than 13,000 photographs by Bern Will Brown. The Northwest Territories (NWT) Archives collection consists of pictures showing northern life through Brown’s lens over decades of living in and travelling the territory.”

PetaPixel: Photographer Sues Google, Says YouTube Ignores Copyright Theft

PetaPixel: Photographer Sues Google, Says YouTube Ignores Copyright Theft. “A photographer has sued Google for copyright infringement alleging that YouTube failed to remove his unauthorized images from the website. The lawsuit was filed against Google, LLC by Doniger Burroughs on behalf of photographer Alexander Stross in the U.S. District Court for the Central Court California on June 28.”

NBC News: Photographer Naima Green is creating an archive of queer representation

NBC News: Photographer Naima Green is creating an archive of queer representation. “Green’s ongoing archival project, ‘Jewels From the Hinterland,’ features Black and brown people in urban green spaces. At work on the project since 2013, she wrote in a piece for The New York Times that she ‘wanted these photographs to assert and insert our presence in these tranquil landscapes, to interrupt the predominant narratives about people of color surrounded by urban decay. Beauty here is an entry point — it makes us stop and look, but it isn’t the whole story.’”

The Scotsman: Photographer gifts one million images that help tell the story of Scotland

The Scotsman: Photographer gifts one million images that help tell the story of Scotland . “Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert has gifted his work to St Andrews University, with the acquisition doubling its photographic archive which dates back to the first half of the 19th Century. Everyday moments of ordinary people and their environments regularly feature in his collection as do the realities of industry – from North Sea fishing to coal mining – as he searches for the stories of our times.”

Resnicow and Associates: Howard University Acquires Extensive Collection of Gordon Parks Photographs Spanning Five Decades

Resnicow and Associates: Howard University Acquires Extensive Collection of Gordon Parks Photographs Spanning Five Decades. “Howard University and The Gordon Parks Foundation today announced a historic acquisition of 252 photographs representing the arc of Gordon Parks’s career over five decades…. The Gordon Parks Legacy Collection, a combined gift and purchase, will be housed in the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center.”

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.”

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.”

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.”