Free to Use and Reuse: The Photographs of Bernard Gotfryd (Library of Congress)

Library of Congress: Free to Use and Reuse: The Photographs of Bernard Gotfryd. “In his work, you’ll find film stars such as Dustin Hoffman on the set of ‘Midnight Cowboy,’ novelists, painters, singers and songwriters, politicians at podiums and any number of passionate people at street protests. Gotfryd, who died in 2016 at the age of 92, left the bulk of his photographs to the Library and designated that his copyright should expire at his death.”

University of Maryland: Launch of the Diamondback Photos Digital Collection

University of Maryland Archives: Launch of the Diamondback Photos Digital Collection. “Users are able to search by term via the search box in the upper left corner. Users can also filter the collection by decade via the year range functionality in the left-hand column. The Diamondback photographs consist of images taken for UMD’s student newspaper, The Diamondback. Photographs include campus events, athletic games, and general campus life from the early 1970s to the late 1990s.”

Digital Camera World: Shutterstock nabs LIFE magazine photo archive from Getty

Digital Camera World: Shutterstock nabs LIFE magazine photo archive from Getty. “It was only last February that Getty Images announced it had added 75,000 images from The LIFE Picture Collection to GettyImages.com, and planned to add a further 400,000 Images between 2020 and 2025. Well, we’re not sure what happened there, but that’s clearly no longer the case. Because its rival Shutterstock has just announced an editorial partnership with media company Meredith Corporation to exclusively represent The LIFE Picture Collection.”

SF Weekly: San Francisco’s Musical Legacy Remembered

SF Weekly: San Francisco’s Musical Legacy Remembered. “It’s hard to choose a favorite among San Francisco photojournalist and diehard environmentalist Greg Gaar’s extraordinary collection of 1,114 concert photos — taken between 1972 and 1989 at venues across the Bay Area — through which icons of the city’s eclectic and vibrant music history live on.”

Associated Press: In 2020, AP photographers captured a world in distress

Associated Press: In 2020, AP photographers captured a world in distress. “A 64-year-old woman weeps, hugging her husband as he lay dying in the COVID-19 unit of a California hospital. A crowded refugee camp in Lesbos, Greece, engulfed in flames, disgorges a string of migrants fleeing this hell on Earth. Rain-swept protesters, enraged by the death of George Floyd in police custody, rail against the system and the heavens. This is the world that Associated Press photographers captured in 2020, a world beset by every sort of catastrophe — natural and unnatural disaster, violent and non-violent conflict.” These images are often violent and in at least one case show death.

WSBT: Thousands of historic photographs to be digitized in St. Joseph Co. Public Library project

WSBT: Thousands of historic photographs to be digitized in St. Joseph Co. Public Library project. “A monumental task is ahead for the St. Joseph County Public Library. Soon, it will begin to digitize thousands of old photo negatives. The pictures were taken by the South Bend Tribune over the course of 5 decades and the negatives were recently donated to the library. The library was awarded an $11,802 grant to digitize a portion of the photo negatives.”

New York Times: After Atomic Bombings, These Photographers Worked Under Mushroom Clouds

New York Times: After Atomic Bombings, These Photographers Worked Under Mushroom Clouds. “The idea of publishing in the United States images from the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings was first proposed to the University of Texas at Austin in 2017 by the Anti-Nuclear Photographers’ Movement of Japan, one of the organizations that have worked for decades to collect and preserve such photographs. The group was seeking an American publisher because it worried about rising tensions enveloping North Korea, Japan and the United States at the time, and it wanted to broadcast its antinuclear message to a wider audience. Through an intermediary, it approached the Texas university’s Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, whose collection includes photographs of the Vietnam War by the American photojournalist Eddie Adams….The center’s director, Don Carleton, said that while he initially worried that the Japanese group might use the project to ‘assign war guilt,’ it turned out […]

It’s Nice That: Truthmark is a photography database aiming to stop misuse in fake news

It’s Nice That: Truthmark is a photography database aiming to stop misuse in fake news. “Photographers can upload their images to the database, while retaining copyright, along with written documentation as to the context of the photograph. This is then encrypted together with all the information as one file. Journalists and members of the public who wish to check the authenticity of images can search the database and discover the origin of the photo in more detail than most existing image banks, including the specific context of what’s portrayed.”

Chicago Sun-Times: Lost and Found

Chicago Sun-Times: Lost and Found. “In December 2017, an executive from the Chicago History Museum opened a 30-by-30-foot storage locker in Dixon and found more than 225 containers inside it containing roughly 5 million negative frames from Chicago Sun-Times photographs…. [as of] Friday, 45,000 Sun-Times images are available for the public to view on the museum’s website, and archivists plan to add a few thousand images every month as they scan more negatives. People can purchase copies of these images online under a licensing deal between the Sun-Times and the museum.”

Coronavirus: Photographers’ children’s lives in lockdown (BBC)

BBC: Coronavirus: Photographers’ children’s lives in lockdown. “Unicef UK, a charity working for children in danger, has coordinated a photo-essay by their photographers, showing life in their households. Hundreds of millions of children have been affected by the lockdowns, with a potential negative impact on their education and mental wellbeing. The images, taken in March and April, show the constrained and resourceful way activities are being carried out in households, including home-schooling, exercise and playtime.”

In a pandemic, many photojournalists face an impossible choice: Stay safe or get out there to pay the bills? (Poynter)

Poynter: In a pandemic, many photojournalists face an impossible choice: Stay safe or get out there to pay the bills?. “Covering the coronavirus is scary. Journalists can make phone calls and send emails and FaceTime sources, but at some point, they have to do what reporters have done forever — get out of the office and go where the story is. But that’s also where the danger is. And no one exposes themselves to that danger more than photojournalists.”

Independent Ireland: Virtual show: Exhibition of best press photographs goes online

Independent Ireland: Virtual show: Exhibition of best press photographs goes online. “For the first time in 42 years, the renowned Press Photographers Association of Ireland’s (PPAI) Press Photographer of the Year exhibition will not embark on its nationwide tour, due to Covid-19 restrictions. But the emergency will not stop the public from being able to view some of the best photojournalism in the country – including Independent News and Media photographer Mark Condren’s stunning portrait of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, which won him the Press Photographer of the Year 2020 award.”

In Pictures: Coronavirus causes empty stadiums, cancelled matches (Al Jazeera)

Al Jazeera: In Pictures: Coronavirus causes empty stadiums, cancelled matches. “The coronavirus pandemic has shredded the global sporting calendar, with men’s tennis shut down for six weeks, top European football leagues placed on hold, the National Hockey League (NHL) in the United States suspended, Major League Baseball’s (MLB) opening day postponed and the Formula One season thrown into doubt with the cancellation of the opening Australian Grand Prix.”

AZCentral: Discover Arizona’s history with The Republic’s new retro Instagram

AZCentral: Discover Arizona’s history with The Republic’s new retro Instagram. “The Arizona Republic riffled through thousands of images in our photo library, and we’re sharing them with you through our new retro Instagram account… The account, which launched Friday in celebration of Arizona’s 108th birthday, highlights the characters, scenes and settings that have graced The Republic’s pages for nearly 130 years (yeah, we’ve been around a while).”