A Lens on the News

AP photo editor brings pictures and career in photojournalism to life

Associated Press photographer Santiago Lyon instructs Claire Higgins, editor of Northern Kentucky University’s student newspaper during a workshop. The workshop followed Lyon’s talk for NKU’s Six@Six Lecture Series. (Photo by NKU photographer Timothy Sofranko)?
By Mark Neikirk
Special to KyForward
Santiago Lyon?s day began on Nov. 16 with some disturbing news. An Associated Press photographer?s car had been struck by a rocket as Israeli and Hamas forces exchanged fire in the latest hostilities over Gaza. Fortunately, the photographer was out of his car when the rocket hit. He was uninjured aside from some ringing in his ears. Continue reading “A Lens on the News”

Creepshots and revenge porn: how paparazzi culture affects women

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Relentlessly pursued ? Sienna Miller: ?I would often find myself, at the age of 21, at midnight, running down a dark street on my own with 10 men chasing me.? Photograph: Exposure Photos.com/JTBB

The row over topless pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge continues. But Kate is not alone. Young women everywhere ? famous and non-famous ? are increasingly becoming victims of voyeurism in our internet age

On the popular website Reddit, where users submit and share content, a member of?a?forum called “creepshots” was handing out advice last week. His subject? How to photograph women surreptitiously. “Don’t be nervous,” he wrote. “If you are, you’ll stand out. Don’t hover too much, get your shot and move on if you can … You’ll look less like a creep if you have photos of things other than just hot chicks’ asses.” Continue reading “Creepshots and revenge porn: how paparazzi culture affects women”

Contemporary art and cultural clashes in kathmandu.

by Satish Sharma: Rotigraphy


“Artist advised to paint works that are pleasing …not satirical…socio political works can only be exhibited during gai jatra..?
Artist’s paintings should be self explanatory? “a picture should speak a 1000 words”.
Artists need to follow traditional parameters while painting religious iconography….modern interpretations will be considered blasphemous
The state can take action against artists if these guidelines are not observed”
Sangeeta Thapa on ?Facebook?quoting or paraphrasing the?official?’police’ reaction.
Watching the Kathmandu gallery episode unfold on social media is a fascinating eye opener . ?So much to learn ?so ?much to think about. so many spaces to open up. in the ?minds of artists and even their local audiences. Continue reading “Contemporary art and cultural clashes in kathmandu.”