Fotovisura is now accepting submissions for its 2014 Grant for Outstanding Personal Photography Project, which is divided into the main grant and the student grant. The grants are awarded to photographers who publish on the Fotovisura self-publishing platform. The application period will end on January 10, 2014. Read more information here.
The above images are from last year’s winner, “One Day in History,” a portrait series by Andrea Gjestvang about the survivors of the 2011 Utoya island massacre in Norway. Last year’s student winner was Sara Naomi Lewkowicz, who is also on the Reportage Emerging Talent roster.
(Credit: “One Day in History” by Andrea Gjestvang)
The FAA’s ruling is a little more complicated than all phones, all the time. Rather, they’ll be “allowing passengers to use their devices from gate to gate, including takeoff, taxiing and landing. Cellphone calls will still banned,” Bilton explained. “People will probably be asked to turn their gadgets to ‘airplane mode’ when they fly.”
But it is probably only a matter of time before the airlines and the FAA give up on regulating their customers’ gadget usage. They are on the wrong side of history. And someday soon, the term “airplane mode” will likely become a true anachronism.
Tumblr has been a bit slow in updating its app for iOS 7, lagging behind both Facebook and Twitter, but a new version released today finally adopts the new aesthetics and animations of Apple’s latest OS. Aside from new visual flourishes and faster performance, Tumblr is also iterating on its native iOS app with some useful new features. First, it will now autocomplete tags for your post after you’ve started typing. With the improved search Tumblr rolled out last month, tagging your content is more important than ever, and the company is trying to make that process quicker on iOS.
Documenting the Instagram Community with @technopaul’s “Instagram Is”
“In a culture immersed in technology, Instagram is reviving adventure, face to face community and real relationships. How can something so digital actually get people out from behind their devices into the analog world?”
When filmmaker Paul Tellefsen (@technopaul) was asked to make a trailer for a “fake movie” as an assignment in his senior year at UT Dallas, he decided to take a look at the community he’d fallen into through Instagram. After finishing the trailer, Paul felt he had to continue exploring this community and telling their stories, so his “fake” film became his senior capstone, and he set out on a trip across the United States to make his vision a reality. After months of filming, directing, editing and marketing, Instagram Is finally premiered last night.
Check out Paul’s short documentary to hear the experiences of people from across the Instagram community and the adventures they’ve shared.