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Facial recognition's 'dirty little secret': Millions of online photos scraped without consent
Facial recognition can log you into your iPhone, track criminals through crowds and identify loyal customers in stores.

The technology — which is imperfect but improving rapidly — is based on algorithms that learn how to recognize human faces and the hundreds of ways in which each one is unique.

To do this well, the algorithms must be fed hundreds of thousands of images of a diverse array of faces. Increasingly, those photos are coming from the internet, where they’re swept up by the millions without the knowledge of the people who posted them, categorized by age, gender, skin tone and dozens of other metrics, and shared with researchers at universities and companies.
privacy  1984  photos  sociology  Social  Media  Corporation 
10 days ago by oripsolob
Photo series asks teens to edit photos until they're 'social media ready' - INSIDER
A photo series has shown the lengths some young people go to to edit their appearance before posting pictures on social media platforms like Instagram — and the results are pretty shocking.

The project, entitled Selfie Harm, saw renowned British photographer Rankin photograph 15 British teens aged 13-19.

The teens were then asked to spend five minutes editing the photo until they thought it looked "social media-ready."

The shots show not only how simple it is to change your appearance in a few minutes (thanks to the plethora of apps available nowadays), but also the pressure young people are under to look a certain way.
sociology  Social  Media  inequalities  gender  photos  editor 
6 weeks ago by oripsolob
Reimagining the Four Freedoms Archives | Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms
Project for students?

How might notions of freedom, as presented by Roosevelt and Rockwell during the World War II era, be reinterpreted for our times? What does freedom look like today? (MANY ARTISTIC RESPONSES FOLLOW)
art  photos  photography  history  WWII 
october 2018 by oripsolob
Nicholas Pinto
Street and documentary photography in Chicago
photos  photography  chicago  design 
july 2018 by oripsolob
Big Thief Capitalize on Critical Momentum with 'Capacity'
"Masterpiece is a photo of my mom and her two brothers," she explains. "She was probably about 16, give or take a year. My sister sent it to me and it just resonated with everybody. It was the right cover. On the back cover of Masterpiece, there are two little boys and one of them is on the cover of Capacity. That's my uncle Adam, and he was about 14. Both photos make me ask questions, and I like that feeling. I feel like a lot of the work is asking questions, rather than giving answers. They've been very generous and excited about being part of it. They're really important people in my life, so it's great to look at them on the albums."
bands  photos  art 
july 2018 by oripsolob
Therieau Art and Frame
Scanning services? Recommended by Andy at Transistor
photos  shopping 
june 2018 by oripsolob
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photos  shopping 
june 2018 by oripsolob
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Use Library of Congress links for high resolution TIFF
photos  history  chicago 
june 2018 by oripsolob
Scenes Unseen: The Summer of ’78 - The New York Times
The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project will be on view from May 3 – June 14, 2018.
photography  photos  Travel 
april 2018 by oripsolob
Swedish Cowboys & Syrian Refugees - On The Media - WNYC
In the middle of nowhere southern Sweden, there’s a popular Wild West theme park called High Chaparral, where Scandinavian tourists relive the action of the old American cowboy films. For over a year, the park served another function: a refugee camp for some 500 of the 163,000 migrants – many from Syria – who applied for asylum in Sweden in 2015.

That Syrians would find refuge here actually jibes with High Chaparral’s interpretation of the Old West, which emphasizes the new life that the frontier offered to beleaguered pioneers, and the community that was required to survive there. Americans tend to ignore this history, instead lionizing the gritty traits of the cowboy, the cultural basis for our obsession with rugged individualism.

OTM producer Micah Loewinger traveled to High Chaparral last summer, where he met Abood Alghzzawi, a Syrian asylum-seeker, who embarked on an incredible journey to the Wild West of Sweden. This piece explores how politicians seized the cowboy image to further their agendas, and how questioning the narrative of the Old West might influence immigration policy.
photos  NPR  radio  Podcast  race  history  west  mythology 
november 2017 by oripsolob
The Man Who Photographed Ghosts - The New York Times
Kafka: "Nothing can be so deceiving as a photograph"
Errol Morris:"[I]t's hard for me to imagine communication without deception. They go hand in hand."
photography  photos  mythology  Media  literacy  history 
november 2017 by oripsolob
theHUB
Login with Twitter for Photography on a Postcard
photos  Contest  photography 
august 2017 by oripsolob
Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Clem Albers & Francis Stewart's Censored Photographs of a WWII Japanese Internment Camp | Open Culture
Once the camps were built and the internees imprisoned, however, a massive propaganda effort began, not only the sell the camps as a necessary national security measure, but to portray them as idyllic villages where the patriotic internees patiently waited out the war by farming, playing baseball, making arts and crafts, running general stores, attending school, waving flags, and running newspapers.

Perhaps because of her refusal to sentimentalize the camps, or because of her left-wing politics and opposition to internment (both known before she was hired), Lange’s work was censored, not only through restricted access, but through the impoundment of over 800 photographs she took at 21 locations. Those photos were recently published in a book called Impounded: Dorothea Lange and the Censored Images of Japanese American Internment and hundreds of them are free to view online at the Densho Digital Repository’s Dorothea Lange Collection. The National Park Service’s collection features 16 pictures from Lange’s visit to Manzanar. At the NPS site, you’ll also find collections of photographs from that camp by Adams, Albers, and Stewart. Each, to one degree or another, faced a form of censorship in what they could photograph or whether their work would be shown at all. What most ordinary people saw at the time did not tell the whole story. For all practical purposes, writes Oberlin Library, “life at a Japanese internment camp was comparable to the life of a prisoner behind bars.”
WWII  mythology  prisons  photos  race  inequalities 
august 2017 by oripsolob
Ansel Adams's Photographs of Japanese-American Internment at Manzanar - About this Collection - Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (Library of Congress)
[NOTE: click View All or Collection Highlights]

For the first time, digital scans of both Adams's original negatives and his photographic prints appear side by side allowing viewers to see Adams's darkroom technique, in particular, how he cropped his prints.

Adams's Manzanar work is a departure from his signature style landscape photography. Although a majority of the more than 200 photographs are portraits, the images also include views of daily life, agricultural scenes, and sports and leisure activities (see Collection Highlights). When offering the collection to the Library in 1965, Adams said in a letter, "The purpose of my work was to show how these people, suffering under a great injustice, and loss of property, businesses and professions, had overcome the sense of defeat and dispair [sic] by building for themselves a vital community in an arid (but magnificent) environment....All in all, I think this Manzanar Collection is an important historical document, and I trust it can be put to good use."

Ansel Adams published a book in conjunction with a (highly controversial) photography exhibit at the MoMA during World War II. The book (and exhibit) was called Born Free and Equal: Photographs of the loyal Japanese-Americans at Manzanar Relocation Center, Inyo County, California. This book was burned and criticized by Americans and originals are now considered rare.
photos  photography  history  prisons  race  inequalities 
august 2017 by oripsolob
Michael Brown memorial to be replaced with plaque | Law and order | stltoday.com
In an interview after the news conference, Bell said the new memorial along Canfield will include the figure of a dove, and that Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden, had been involved with the planning. The metallic dove and the plaque will be embedded in the sidewalk
ferguson  photos 
august 2017 by oripsolob
PHOTOVILLE
Well over 20,000 images have been submitted to The Print Swap to date, and more than 1,000 winners have shared their work with one another. The Print Swap combines the convenience of the digital age with the timeless joy of physically collecting and displaying artwork, and we’re thrilled to announce that the first ever Print Swap exhibition will take place this summer at Photoville at Brooklyn Bridge Park, one of the largest annual photography events in the United States (and the largest in New York City).

Last year, over 83,000 visitors flocked to the waterfront at Brooklyn Bridge Park to visit the 70+ exhibitions on view in Photoville’s repurposed shipping containers, which are transformed each year into modular gallery spaces. From July 1st until August 28th, all new images submitted to The Print Swap will also be considered for the container exhibition at Photoville, which will be on view from September 13th to 24th, 2017. Around sixty images will be chosen, and the deadline is August 28.
photos  photography  Contest  2017 
july 2017 by oripsolob
Daniella Zalcman
Check out "Signs of your Identity"
art  photography  photos 
june 2017 by oripsolob
Getting Others Right - The New York Times
Sympathy is often not enough. It can be condescending. But taking on the identity of others, appropriating what is theirs, is invasive and frequently violent. I have heard appropriation defended on the grounds that we have a responsibility to tell one another’s stories and must be free to do so. This is a seductive but flawed argument. The responsibility toward other people’s stories is real and inescapable, but that doesn’t mean that appropriation is the way to satisfy that responsibility. In fact, the opposite is true: Telling the stories in which we are complicit outsiders has to be done with imagination and skepticism. It might require us not to give up our freedom, but to prioritize justice over freedom. It is not about taking something that belongs to someone else and making it serve you but rather about recognizing that history is brutal and unfinished and finding some way, within that recognition, to serve the dispossessed.
photography  photos  history  inequalities  race 
june 2017 by oripsolob
A Long-Lost Manuscript Contains a Searing Eyewitness Account of the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 | At the Smithsonian | Smithsonian
Tulsa Race Riot of 1920. "Sanctity of White Womanhood" elevator incident as a spark...looting African American homes, bombings, shootings, decapitations, etc.
race  history  video  photos 
june 2017 by oripsolob
Gordon Parks’ photos of segregation
The Restraints: Open and Hidden
"I picked up the camera because it was my choice of weapon against what I hated most about the universe: racism, intolerance, poverty"
race  photos  photography  history 
february 2017 by oripsolob
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