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.”

Hack A Day: Drone Filming Chile’s Urban Bike Race Takes Some Fancy Radio Gear

Hack A Day: Drone Filming Chile’s Urban Bike Race Takes Some Fancy Radio Gear. “Drones have revolutionized the world of videography in perhaps the biggest way since the advent of digital hardware. They’re used to get shots that are impractical or entirely impossible to get by any other means. The [Dutch Drone Gods] specialize in such work. When it came to filming an urban mountain bike race in a dense Chilean city, they had to bust out some serious tricks.” An amazing 11-minute video with captions available; if you have any interest in drones or photography do yourself a favor and watch it. The last three minutes, where the drone follows a bike down the steep course, is unbelievable.

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.”

Man of Many: Spacecraft Captures Highest Ever Resolution Image of the Sun and it’s 83-Megapixels of Insanity

Man of Many: Spacecraft Captures Highest Ever Resolution Image of the Sun and it’s 83-Megapixels of Insanity . “We’re told not to stare at the sun, but in this case, please feast your eyes! The highest ever resolution image of the sun’s full disc has been snapped in all its life-giving glory and is 100% worthy of The Gram (Instagram, for all you space boomers). Whether you view it as gorgeous or oddly terrifying, this is one space photo that simply can’t be missed. Although we’ve posted a close-up image below, you’ll need to download the bigger version if you want to appreciate all the filaments and flares’ in detail.”

Outlook Traveller: The Lost Heer Project is an Instagram collective that aims to understand Punjab’s colonial history through the eyes of its women

Outlook Traveller: The Lost Heer Project is an Instagram collective that aims to understand Punjab’s colonial history through the eyes of its women . “In 2014, Harleen Singh, a Delhi-born Toronto-based engineer, spent four months in India interviewing witnesses of the 1947 partition. Over the next three years of collection of these testimonies, Singh, who belongs to a family of Partition refugees, realised the lack of female perspective in our mainstream narratives. This was the starting point for The Lost Heer Project (TLHP), an Instagram collective that aims to understand Punjab’s history through the eyes of women.”

PR Newswire: Celebrity Cruises Launches All-inclusive Campaign Featuring Work by World-renowned Photographer Annie Leibovitz and Others to Change the Faces in Travel Marketing (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: Celebrity Cruises Launches All-inclusive Campaign Featuring Work by World-renowned Photographer Annie Leibovitz and Others to Change the Faces in Travel Marketing (PRESS RELEASE). “Recognizing the need to improve the representation of all people who travel in marketing materials, the new-luxury cruise line has created both a new campaign and the world’s first free to use, ‘open source’ travel image library. The campaign and collection – ‘The All-Inclusive Photo Project’ (AIPP) – aims to start a movement, calling on travel companies to help address the lack of diversity in travel marketing imagery.”

Lewiston Tribune: Great Falls Tribune archives find a new home

Lewiston Tribune (Montana): Great Falls Tribune archives find a new home. “Elevator doors open up to the top floor of the History Museum in Great Falls, where overflow and large items not on display are stored, and an entire corner of the room was filled with recently acquired filing cabinets…. The History Museum recently acquired more than 20 filing cabinets filled with newspaper files and several boxes with photographs and photo negatives from the Great Falls Tribune in a massive effort to preserve the records after the Tribune building sale was finalized and everything needed to go.”