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).”

WTTW: History Museum Acquires 5 Million Photos from Chicago Sun-Times

WTTW: History Museum Acquires 5 Million Photos from Chicago Sun-Times. “Recently, the Chicago History Museum added five million photos to its collection through the acquisition of Chicago Sun-Times photographs spanning 75 years…. While the museum continues the enormous task of processing and cataloging the photos, it has so far made 1,000 of them available on its website.”

University of Kentucky: UK Libraries Makes 13,000+ Lexington Herald-Leader Images Available Online

University of Kentucky: UK Libraries Makes 13,000+ Lexington Herald-Leader Images Available Online. “This fall, the University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections Research Center launched a custom digital library for the John C. Wyatt Lexington Herald-Leader (LHL) photographs collection. The site provides access to more than 13,000 digitized images with advanced search features, location mapping, an integrated collection guide viewer and more.”