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Photograph of Finland’s Prime Minister Sparks Sexism Controversy

Finland’s Prime Minister, Sanna Marin, became the world’s youngest to assume the title last year at age 34. She has recently become the center of a controversy involving her attire in a photoshoot, with some arguing her blazer with nothing underneath was unbecoming of her office. According to Mari Paalosalo-Jussinmäki, the director of women’s media …

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The British Government is Looking for Its Own Version of Pete Souza

In a role that is open until October 22, the United Kingdom’s Cabinet Office is looking for a photographer to document and “promote the work of Ministers and the wider government visually.” The job involves international travel, constantly changing requirements, and frequent after-hours work. Given the success other high-profile government photographers like Pete Souza, it’s …

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Teens Who Killed Photographer Get Three Years in Juvenile Detention

Two Ohio teens whose actions led to the death of a local photographer on Labor Day 2019 have plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter and been sentenced to three years in juvenile detention, bringing the sad story of Victoria Schafer’s untimely death to some sort of conclusion. The incident took place on Monday, September 2nd, 2019. …

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Photographer ‘Devastated’ After Her Unsplash Photo Was Used in ‘Crass’ UK Ad Campaign

Atlanta photographer Krys Alex is speaking out after a portrait she took and posted to Unsplash was used in a controversial UK ad campaign. The government campaign has been widely criticized for discouraging and devaluing artists, and Alex says she’s “devastated” that her photo was at its core. First, some context. The ‘Cyber First’ ad …

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Microsoft’s New Image Captioning AI is More Accurate than Humans

AI researchers at Microsoft reached a major milestone this week: they managed to create a new “artificial intelligence system” that is, in many cases, actually better than a human at describing the contents of a photo. This could be a huge boon for blind and sight-impaired individuals who rely on screen readers and “alt text” …

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards Highlight Rare Animals

Selected from over 49,000 entries globally, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition sees some of the most spectacular images of animals in their natural habitat. This year’s winner, Sergey Gorshkov, took the top honors with his image of a Siberian tigress hugging an ancient Manchurian fir tree. Now in its 56th year, the Wildlife …

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