Here are the top 5 news articles for Agencies and Photographers in week 17/2023
The 📸 Press Clipping by Fair Licensing | week 35 '23
Here are the top 5 news articles for Agencies and Photographers in week 35/2023
What's abuzz in the photography world this week?
1. Global Times
Chinese photo agency VCG faced backlash for demanding payment from astrophotographer Dai Jianfeng for 173 photos they wrongly claimed copyright over, which were the photographer's own images. This sparked copyright discussions. VCG argued they had the right to sell these images through Getty Images based on a chain of sales authorizations. Online support grew for Dai, exposing VCG's copyright overreach. Dai's contract nature with VCG remains unclear.
2. Digital Camera World
World Photography Day, celebrated every August 19, honors the invention of the Daguerreotype process by French photographer Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre in 1837. The French Academy of Sciences presented this breakthrough to the world on August 19, 1839. Initiated in 1991 by Indian photographer OP Sharma, the idea to commemorate this date gained unanimous support among photographers and organizations, marking the start of annual celebrations.
In 1826, photography's birth marked a transformative historical moment. By 1975, 15 billion photos existed. Remarkably, AI has matched that figure in just one year. AI's rise was gradual, but recently, it surged into the forefront, especially in image creation. Democratizes creativity, enabling skill development without complex tools, yet it also threatens human creators. Everypixel reports about 80% of images (approx. 12.59 billion) came from platforms like HuggingFace, Civitai, and GitHub.
In a CBS News interview, Ukrainian photographer Roman Pilpey shared his celebrated images and feelings. Despite being abroad when Putin's troops entered Ukraine, Pilpey returned to document the conflict. Beginning in Poland, he documented fleeing refugees and then portrayed poignant scenes in Ukraine. Beyond devastation, Pilpey's work shows life enduring amid conflict, highlighting Ukrainians' resilience and their pursuit of joy amidst crisis.
The winners of the Nature inFocus Photography Awards were unveiled at the Nature inFocus Festival held at Jayamahal Palace in Bangalore, India. The awarded photos capture captivating scenes, freezing distinctive instances in the natural realm while also highlighting vital conservation issues. Chosen from a vast pool of 24,000 submissions by 1,500 global photographers, the victors truly represent exceptional accomplishments in nature photography.
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