Getty Images (gettyimages) has made millions of images free and available to use! The world’s largest photo service now allows people to embed photos into their blog or website. Copyright infringement has been a huge problem for photographers with the development of popular social media platforms, such as Twitter and Tumblr. This move by Getty is a direct reaction to the problem of copyright infringement and basically allows anyone to use photos freely for non-commercial purposes.
“Photography has become so fundamental to the way we see that “photography” and “seeing” are becoming more and more synonymous.”—Travor Paglen in 'Is Photography Over?', blog ‘Still Searching’, Museum Winterthur. (via screendump-project)
“It’s about how we make, use and see photography on a daily basis. And that is something that is still ignored and by ignoring it we have devalued sophisticated photography. Photography is given away for free, it’s used to idealise and mythologise, to elevate and uphold entire industries. Music and fashion and news are powered by images, they couldn’t really exist without photography yet what really do they give back? How do they pay for it? The little bits that we here so much about, but most of it they get for free. I think by examining how the visual mythologies of the world are created and upheld, a more rounded view of photographic history will help explore exactly how photography works. And that will create a larger demand for more sophisticated and powerful photography. And there are people who are very obviously and clearly doing this already. What the comeuppance of a more sophisticated photography is is another question. And the answer to that question might not be good.”—Colin Pantall (via conscientious)
What distinguishes a selfie from an artist’s self-portrait?
The “selfie” is a part of modern day life now (and was named word of the year for 2013 by Oxford Dictionaries), but what distinguishes between a “selfie” and an artist’s self-portrait? Look at these amazing photos of various photographers’ self-portraits, and you will see the difference.
We invite students to submit a photo or drawing of something they’ve created. We want to see art, fashion, inventions, science, experiments, business ideas in action or anything that solves a problem or question in a creative way. Selections will be published online, at nytimes.com/edlife.
Student Tickets are $8. Bring your ID. To get to the MoMA from Pratt: Take the G to the L to Union Square, transfer to the 6. Get off at 51st St. MoMA will be on your left across the street, on the same block. Give yourself about an hour to be sure you’ll get there!