Reno Gazette Journal: Millions of images in RGJ photo archives now available to public through UNR library

Reno Gazette Journal: Millions of images in RGJ photo archives now available to public through UNR library. “The University Libraries has added the [Reno Gazette Journal]’s photo collection dating back to 1959. It is the largest publicly available collection of photographic documentation of the development and social history of the region. The unique visual resource consists of almost two million negatives compiled by at least 117 photographers through the decades.” Unfortunately only about 750 of the images are online in their entirety, but the metadata for an additional 350,000 images has been aggregated and made available as well.

National Science and Media Museum: National Science And Media Museum Collaborates With Google Arts & Culture To Unveil Newly Digitised Archive Images In Ai-powered Experiment

National Science and Media Museum: National Science And Media Museum Collaborates With Google Arts & Culture To Unveil Newly Digitised Archive Images In Ai-powered Experiment . “The National Science and Media Museum has collaborated with Google Arts & Culture to digitise nearly 100,000 new images from the Daily Herald Archive, part of the Science Museum Group Collection.”

Courier Journal: Courier Journal donates ‘priceless’ photo collection to University of Louisville

Courier Journal: Courier Journal donates ‘priceless’ photo collection to University of Louisville. “To ensure future generations can look back on defining moments in Louisville’s history, The Courier Journal is donating its library of an estimated 3 million photographs and negatives to the University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections.”

The Conversation: Social media provides flood of images of death and carnage from Ukraine war – and contributes to weaker journalism standards

The Conversation: Social media provides flood of images of death and carnage from Ukraine war – and contributes to weaker journalism standards. “Photos of civilians killed or injured in the Russia-Ukraine war are widespread, particularly online, both on social media and in professional news media. Editors have always published images of dead or suffering people during times of crisis, like wars and natural disasters. But the current crisis has delivered many more of these images, more widely published online, than ever before.”

The Mainichi: Exhibition of digitized wartime photos organized by Japan researchers to be held in NY

The Mainichi: Exhibition of digitized wartime photos organized by Japan researchers to be held in NY . “The “Wartime Photograph Archive” project features pictures taken overseas by Mainichi Shimbun correspondents during the war, combined into a digital archive that makes it easy to visually grasp conditions at the time while following correspondents’ footsteps. When finished, the collection will include over 60,000 photos taken in mainland China and Southeast Asia, ranging from the Second Sino-Japanese War to World War II. “

Ford Foundation: Ford, Mellon and MacArthur Foundations Transfer Sole Ownership of Historic Ebony and Jet Photo Archive to Getty and NMAAHC

Ford Foundation: Ford, Mellon and MacArthur Foundations Transfer Sole Ownership of Historic Ebony and Jet Photo Archive to Getty and NMAAHC . “A consortium comprising the Ford Foundation, the J. Paul Getty Trust, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the Smithsonian Institution, announced today the official transfer of ownership of the acclaimed Johnson Publishing Company (JPC) archive to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) and to the Getty Research Institute, a program of the Getty Trust.”

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.”

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.”

Springfield News-Leader: Federal grant expands library’s online photo collection of Ozarks’ life and history

Springfield News-Leader: Federal grant expands library’s online photo collection of Ozarks’ life and history. “A $10,000 federal grant is expanding the Springfield-Greene County Library’s online digital collection of photographs ‘vividly documenting a period of rapid change in Springfield and the Ozarks.’ Part of the digital collection ‘From the Darkroom,’ library staff will add 5,000 more digital images to the nearly 29,000 images already acquired. Those images originate from the Springfield News-Leader’s estimated 2.7 million photographs and negatives from 1945 to 2011.”

The Art Newspaper: New Twitter safety rules banning non-consensual imagery branded ‘a declaration of war against photojournalists’

The Art Newspaper: New Twitter safety rules banning non-consensual imagery branded ‘a declaration of war against photojournalists’ . “Members of the street photography community have reacted with concern at new rules published by Twitter that aim to stop malicious users from doxxing victims by declaring images will now only be publishable with the subject’s consent.”

Covid: Viral photo highlights challenges of vaccinating Amazon (BBC)

BBC: Covid: Viral photo highlights challenges of vaccinating Amazon. “A photo of an indigenous man carrying his father on his back to take a Covid-19 vaccine in the Brazilian Amazon has gone viral, and became a symbol of the complicated vaccination logistics in one of the world’s most remote areas. The photo taken by a doctor shows 24-year-old Tawy holding Wahu, 67, after both were given a vaccine dose. They had to walk for hours through the forest to reach the vaccination site.”

NPR: Intimate portraits of a hospital COVID unit from a photojournalist-turned-nurse

NPR: Intimate portraits of a hospital COVID unit from a photojournalist-turned-nurse. “To the frustration of health care workers, most new patients turning up at his hospital’s emergency room have not been vaccinated, he says. And as the nation braces for another deadly wave, this time due to the omicron variant, he expects the number of people seriously ill with COVID-19 to go up. With the permission of hospital officials, health care workers and COVID-19 patients, [Alan] Hawes began taking photos on his own time. Many of the images are showcased on the hospital’s Facebook page and have been featured in local news.”

Gawker: Pictures Disappear En Masse from G/O Media Posts

Gawker: Pictures Disappear En Masse from G/O Media Posts. “G/O Media — the parent company that runs 11 websites, including the former Gawker Media properties Gizmodo, Jalopnik, Deadspin, The A.V. Club, The Onion, and Jezebel — has removed images from articles published before 2019, sources have confirmed to Gawker. The removal took place without internal announcement — as one G/O employee put it: ‘We are still kind of flying blind.’”