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5 June 2020

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. This time we look at the protests, embodying emotions, mirrorless full frame, Roberts Camera reopening, German photography laws, emergency grants, state copyright immunity and attacks on journalists.

  • In American Protest: Images From the Past 24 Hours, Alan Taylor presents 26 photos of the demonstrations in Minneapolis, Orlando, New York, Denver, Boston, Seattle, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Oakland, Houston, Washington, D.C. and other cities.
  • London-based photographer Marcus Schaefer talks to Devid Gualandris about Embodying Emotions Through Photography. "There is a spectral nature in photography," Schaefer says. "It can have a dark, absorbing element to it -- something between life and afterlife. I am really fascinated by that and it very much goes in line with my fascination with the non-color 'black.'"
  • In Mirrorless Full Frame Today, Thom Hogan surveys the lay of the land with a few intriguing asides.
  • Just after his spring cleaning, Kevin Raber confessed, I Went to the Camera Store. But just to buy batteries and ink. And while he was there, he took a few shots of how Roberts Camera is reopening during the pandemic. A lot like your grocery store, it seems.
  • This treatise on Photography Laws in Germany was last update today.
  • The New York Foundation for the Arts has just updated its nationwide list of Emergency Grants for artists. Three pertain to photographers.
  • Carolyn Wright reports the Copyright Office Wants Feedback on State Sovereign Immunity for Copyright Infringement. It wants to know "the extent to which copyright owners are experiencing infringement by states without adequate remedies under state law."
  • 'I'm Getting Shot': Attacks on Journalists Surge in U.S. Protests looks at "some of 148 arrests or attacks on journalists in the U.S. between May 26 and June 2 recorded by the Guardian in collaboration with Bellingcat." Robert Mahoney, the deputy executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, noted:

"It's been shocking to all of us because of the scale of the violence. We've now recorded more than 300 press-freedom violations in the past week of which the majority are attacks, physical assaults and I hate to use the word unprecedented, but it is certainly something no one has seen probably since the 1960s when you had the civil rights movement and violent repression of protests in which journalists were also caught up.

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