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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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Great Reads in Photography: October 11, 2020

Every Sunday, we bring together a collection of easy reading articles from analytical to how-to to photo-features in no particular order that did not make our regular daily coverage. Enjoy! Princess Amethyst, inspired by Rapunzel © Kahran/Regis Bethencourt (CreativeSoul) Five New Photographers Added to Famed Canon Explorers of Light Program  – The Dead Pixels Society Canon …

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UK Passport Photo Checker Shows Bias Against Dark-Skinned Women

According to an investigation by the BBC, women with darker skin are more than twice as likely to fail the automated United Kingdom passport rules than fair-skinned men when submitted online through the nation’s automated government checker. The United Kingdom offers an online service to submit your own images for use on passports, which would …

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