The College Post: Getty Images Offering $500,000 Toward HBCU Archive Digitization. “Getty Images will commit $500,000 to digitize the rich visual history of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The British-American visual media company will partner with philanthropic organization Stand Together to launch the ‘Getty Images Photo Archive Grants for HBCUs.’”
Vogue: 8 Brilliant Queer Photographers To Follow On Instagram. “As we once again take to the streets (Covid-19 restrictions permitting) for this year’s Pride celebrations to honour our LGBTQIA+ siblings, eight queer photographers share their hopes for the future, from the funding of trans healthcare to the building of new physical safe spaces.” Some of the images in the article would probably be considered NSFW.
Launched late last year and new-to-me, from NPR: The 400 Years Project Looks At Native American Identity Through The Native Lens . “‘The Mayflower and its aftermath has become the first and most culturally iconic story told to many young Americans about the country’s founding and initial relationships with Native people,’ says photographer Sarah Stacke. ‘But the stories they’re told of a golden age of friendship, new beginnings, and untouched wilderness, is a myth.’ Correcting those myths and looking at the evolution of Native American identity over the last 400 years is the mission of The 400 Years Project, a pictorial collection of Native American life. It includes original photo essays, text essays and a digital library of Native photographers from the mid-1800s to the present.”
UChicago News: How memorable is your photo? A new tool will give you a score. “Why are some photographs remembered and recognized, while others are quickly forgotten? University of Chicago researchers are leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning to search for an answer—and have developed a free tool that can predict how likely you are to remember a photo.”
CNET: Google Photos is ending unlimited free storage next week. Here’s what to know. “Google Photos will end its unlimited free storage policy for photos and videos next week. After June 1, any new photos and videos you upload will count toward the free 15GB of storage that comes with every Google account. But don’t worry: Any photos or videos you’ve uploaded before that day won’t be part of the cap. And Google has added a new free tool to help you manage your storage quota.” Thorough overview.
In honor of Super Moons, from Skies & Scopes: Best Astrophotography Apps (for brilliant night sky photography). “Having the best astrophotography apps on your smartphone or tablet can be a fantastic and inexpensive shortcut towards nailing a great shot of the night sky. The difference between taking a great astronomy photograph or not can often be external factors, such as finding the right location, waiting for optimal conditions, and timing it right. There are some great free (or cheap) apps available that can help your astrophotography.”
CNET: How to take your best ever photos with your iPhone or Android phone. “Regardless of the phone you have, CNET has been busy testing every feature of today’s phone cameras, and we’ve put together a whole range of how-to guides and tutorials that will take you through everything you need to start taking incredible images using just your phone.” A huge roundup of useful photography tutorials.
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.”
Android Central: Google Photos launches new storage management tool ahead of policy change. “Google Photos will soon enforce its new storage policy, which will no longer provide free storage for high-quality uploads for most users. To help ease the transition, Google is launching a new tool that will help users to manage their Google Photos storage to free up space. The new review tool in Google Photos will help sort the files that users may not want, taking up precious space. It will allow users to pull up blurry images or large files, taking up too much space from the free 15GB allotment.”