Flickr Blog: Announcing the winners of our 2019 Your Best Shot Contest. “We want to send a big thank you to everyone who participated in our Your Best Shot 2019 contest and helped make it a success! This year, over 17,000 photos were submitted and participation more than doubled.”
Fast Company: I’m a trans woman. Google Photos doesn’t know how to categorize me. “The world is full of traps like this for me, whether it’s the bouncer who looks at my driver’s license and demands a second ID before letting me into the bar, or the unchangeable email address that uses an old name. Trans people are constantly having to reckon with the fact that the world has no clear idea of who we are; either we’re the same as we used to be, and thus are called the wrong name or gender at every turn, or we’re different, a stranger to our friends and a threat to airport security. There’s no way to win.”
CNET: Take 3D photos on your iPhone or Android phone with this app. “Whether you have a new phone like the iPhone 11 or an older one like a Motorola Moto G6 or iPhone 6S, you can now take 3D photos with your camera. It’s all thanks to a new app called LucidPix. Instead of requiring a special accessory or two rear phone cameras, the app uses artificial intelligence (AI) to render 3D photos that will move as you tilt and pan your phone.”
iNews UK: Beaulieu makes 1m historic motoring images available to the public with new website. “Visitors to the new MPL website can browse through more than 120,000 colour images and more than one million black and white pictures covering everything from motorsport and supercars to commercial vehicles and the social history of motoring, plus promotional materials such as posters and brochures.” This is the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu.
BuzzFeed News: This New Instagram Account Is Dedicated To Capturing The Hilarious Fourth Wall Of People Taking Photos For Instagram. “The account features submissions from people who spot friends or professional photographers going out of their way to capture ‘impromptu’ photo shoots for the ‘gram. The result is a feed full of fun and dystopian moments of ~influencing~ in its raw form.”
Afloat Ireland: Dublin Port Steps In To Save Online Archive Of Historic Dock Workers Images . “Dublin Port has stepped in to save the extensive photographic images collection of the Dublin Dock Workers’ Preservation Society, writes Tom MacSweeney.”
University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Nebraska-led project digitizes 1960s activism artifacts. “Mention the 1960s, and a few things are top of mind — activism, war, counterculture, protests — and Roz Payne, a filmmaker, photographer and activist herself, was often in the center of it all. A member of the Newsreel Films collective, Payne chronicled the decade, following movements spanning the progressive spectrum, including Black Power, anti-war, gay rights, women’s liberation and Cuban Revolution among many others. Now, much of her work from the 1960s is available online, through the Roz Payne Sixties Archive, a project spearheaded by University of Nebraska–Lincoln historian Patrick Jones.