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17 February 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at digital photojournalism rules, Flickr's top 25 of 2014, Frances Thompson and Photoshop Week 2015.

  • Debating the Rules and Ethics of Digital Photojournalism reflects on the disqualified images in the recent World Press Photo competition. Maybe we need a new category, like Interpretive Photojournalism (where crops and even silhouettes are legal), although that sounds a little like Herb Gardner's "Creative Geography" from A Thousand Clowns.
  • Flickr has posted the Top 25 photos from 2014. "The photos were scored by looking at a combination of social and interactive elements, including how often the photo had been faved and viewed, among others."
  • Frances Thompson was the San Francisco public school photographer from 1901 to 1940. She used toys "as a calming tool" in her class portraits of San Francisco's racially diverse school population. Bob Bragman posts a gallery of her images he has collected and discusses her father's anti-Chinese immigration platform that led to his election to Congress.
  • CreativeLive is hosting Photoshop Week 2015 Feb. 23 to 28 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pacific. Via two channels, "the world's most inspiring photographers and retouchers will show you how they work their magic in Photoshop and Lightroom."

More to come...

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