Best of the ‘Net: Social Media Roundup for period ending 3/13


This “Best of the Net” ranges from how one photographer built his Instagram following to deliver his stories; Photoshop turning 25; and upcoming photo deadlines. Curated from ASMP NY’s Facebook feed.

Video: Ruddy Roye on Instagram, Storytelling, and Risking the “Angry Black Man” Label

from PDN Pulse
from PDN Pulse

Photographer Ruddy Roye has attracted 116,000 Instagram followers despite–or perhaps because of–his gritty, difficult subject matter and the long captions he posts to help humanize his subjects. Using Instagram largely as a tool of social activism, Roye draws attention to racial and economic injustice primarily in New York City, and often in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, where he lives. In this video, he explains how he found his Instagram voice, and discusses the professional risks he is taking by refusing to look away and remain silent.

What It’s Like To See 100 Million Colors

From New York Magazine
From New York Magazine

Fascinating interview of a tetrachromatic, a woman who sees more colors than normal, from New York Magazine:


Photoshop at 25: A Thriving Chameleon Adapts to an Instagram World

A look at the essential photography tool, and how Adobe is adapting it for the cloud and for other needs in the ever-changing photo world.

“The Burden of Dreams,” by Maggie Taylor, whose painterly, collage-heavy art relies strongly on Photoshop.

Upcoming photo deadlines

Aaron Siskind Foundation Invites Applications for 2015 Individual Photographer’s Fellowships

Photography, Expanded Lab by Brown Institute for Journalism, Magnum, Aperture

Apply for this free opportunity to be involved with Aperture and Magnum Photos, from the Brown Institute for Journalism

The Photography, Expanded Lab is comprised of a panel presentation, followed by a two-day intensive workshop. Selected participants are required to attend both the evening panel on Tuesday, April 28 and the two-day lab on Saturday & Sunday, May 2 – 3.

Proposals are due by 5pm EST on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

Lab admission is free. Travel and accommodation WILL NOT be provided.

Jason Gardner tells stories, using the framework of Visual Anthropology. He recently published A Flower in the Mouth, a book of photography and writing about the culture, music and rituals of Carnaval in Pernambuco, Brazil. Lincoln Center hosted an exhibition of his work as part of the Out of Doors Festival in July 2013. He is a board member, NY Chapter, of The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), and co-founder of creative networking community Toasted Almonds.

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