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The 📸 Press Clipping by Fair Licensing | week 52 '23

Here are the top 5 news articles for Agencies and Photographers in week 52/2023


What's abuzz in the photography world this week?


1. DIYPhotography

Photographer wins $6 Million in Copyright Infringement Case

Architecture photographer Scott Hargis recently won $6.3 million in a landmark copyright lawsuit against Pacifica Senior Living, a retirement home business, for the unauthorized use of his images. The jury found that all 43 images used without a license infringed on Hargis’ copyright. The jury awarded $150,000 per photograph, the highest amount allowed in the US legal system. Hargis had registered the images with the U.S. Copyright Office, strengthening his position.

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2. PetaPixel

Uber Eats allegedly AI-generating Images of Food and getting them wrong

Uber Eats is reportedly using AI to generate food images for restaurants without pictures on its app, leading to inaccuracies. In one case, a New York pizzeria's listing for a 'half buffalo chicken and half BBQ chicken pie' resulted in an AI-created image of a pastry pie, causing confusion. Users shared other instances of bizarre images on Uber Eats. Despite initial speculation suggesting the use of Lunchbox, Uber Eats later denied using AI for image creation.

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3. DesignTAXI

Zara Withdraws ‘Tone-deaf’ Visuals seemingly trivializing Gaza Conflict

Zara faces backlash and a boycott over a criticized advertising campaign deemed 'tone-deaf.' The campaign, featuring mannequins with missing limbs and statues in white body bags, stirred controversy for allegedly trivializing the conflict in Gaza. Zara removed the campaign from its website but retained it on social media. The parent company, Inditex, claimed the decision was part of a content update, emphasizing that the images were created before the recent conflict escalation.

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4. My Modern Met

Action-packed Winners of the 2023 Red Bull Illume Image Quest

Australian photographer Krystle Wright made history as the first female overall winner of the 17th Red Bull Illume Photography Contest. Her winning shot features climber Angela VanWiemeersch in Utah's Long Canyon. Additionally, nine other photographers were recognized in various categories. The winning images will be showcased in a unique exhibition in Sölden, Austria, on 2 x 2-meter outdoor lightboxes and will then travel to various locations worldwide.

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5. Fstoppers

Color of the Year announced for 2024: Should Photographers be using it?

In early December, Pantone, the global color standard, unveiled Peach Fuzz (Pantone 13-1023) as the 2024 Color of the Year. Selected for its subtle sensuality, it conveys messages of care, sharing, community, and collaboration. Creatives, including photographers in entertainment, fashion, and design, can leverage this trend to stay current in their work and impress clients, integrating this color into photoshoots, marketing materials, and online branding.

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