Article: 5 Photoshop Hacks that Will TRANSFORM Your Portraits (VIDEO)

5 Photoshop Hacks that Will TRANSFORM Your Portraits (VIDEO) https://flip.it/anKG3u

Article: ‘Frightened To Death’: Cheerleader Speech Case Gives Supreme Court Pause

‘Frightened To Death’: Cheerleader Speech Case Gives Supreme Court Pause https://flip.it/QvHeE4

“Facing its biggest student speech case in a half century, the Supreme Court seemed to be looking for a narrow exit door on Wednesday.

At issue was whether schools may punish students for speech that occurs online and off campus but may affect school order.

The case has been billed as the most important student speech case since 1969. That landmark ruling came at the height of the Vietnam War. Mary Beth Tinker and four other students went to court after they were suspended for wearing black armbands to school to protest the war.

By a vote of 7-to-2 the high court ruled at the time for the first time that kids do have First Amendment free speech rights at school, unless school officials reasonably forecast it will cause disruptions.” – https://flip.it/QvHeE4

Article: How Do Photographs Reveal a History of Asian American Erasure?

How Do Photographs Reveal a History of Asian American Erasure? https://flip.it/A2Py8p

“A daguerreotype of a woman from the 1850s speaks to contested ideas of place, identity, and belonging—and offers urgent lessons for today.”

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“The art historian Sarah Lewis writes that American citizenship has long been a project of vision and justice. The absence of photographs of the Chinese men and women who helped build California speaks to contested ideas of place, identity, and belonging that continue to shape our collective image of America today. The consequences of this erasure is clear: immigrants have experienced nearly a century of citizenship denied, and Asians who identify as American still live with a deep sense of not belonging. Though the Chinese Exclusion Act was officially repealed in 1943, when the US and China became World War II allies, stringent quotas for Chinese immigration remained in place until 1965. Many Gen X and millennial Asian Americans, myself included, are the first in their families born in America. How do we engage with the democratic ideals of American society when we don’t even see ourselves represented in it?”  – https://aperture.org/editorial/how-do-photographs-reveal-a-history-of-asian-american-erasure/

Article: Master of photography Albert Watson reflects on his amazing 50 year career

Master of photography Albert Watson reflects on his amazing 50 year career https://flip.it/TQfqzY

Article: Great Reads in Photography: April 25, 2021

Great Reads in Photography: April 25, 2021 https://flip.it/N6_hFu

Portraits & Power

Why a Vogue Cover Created an Uproar Over Kamala Harris

“How can portraits convey authority? For thousands of years, rulers and would-be rulers have used portraits to assert their legitimacy, proclaim their power, and solidify their authority. Portraits could be especially important for a sovereign whose actual right to rule was questionable or contested.” – Art Through Time: A Global View

NYTimes: Your Loved Ones, and Eerie Tom Cruise Videos, Reanimate Unease With Deepfakes

Your Loved Ones, and Eerie Tom Cruise Videos, Reanimate Unease With Deepfakes https://nyti.ms/2OjN9Mb

Article: 2 Tools You NEED to Accurately Retouch Portraits & Other Detailed Images (VIDEO)

2 Tools You NEED to Accurately Retouch Portraits & Other Detailed Images (VIDEO) https://flip.it/K9jnDP

Article: Ways to Improve your Restaurant Photography » Creators Network

Ways to Improve your Restaurant Photography » Creators Network https://flip.it/1m4q.m

Maura Sullivan – Catalyst: Interviews

https://www.catalystinterviews.com/interviews/2021/2/maura-sullivan