Best of the ‘Net: Social Media Roundup for week ending 1/24


This week’s “Best of the Net” is a mix of history, planning the year to come, a few photography deadlines to consider, and how a prominent photographer uses the power of social media to promote candid backstage celebrity portraits.


Robert Frank archives online by National Gallery

Launched by the National Gallery, the Robert Frank archives online allow people to view his contact sheets and other gems from his archive.

copyright Robert Frank
copyright Robert Frank

Interview with Photo Editor Karen Mullarkey

This two-part article on Medium is a fascinating interview with Karen Mullarkey, photo editor at Life, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, and Sports Illustrated.

Top 50 Photo workshops for 2015

Planning for 2015? Here’s a great list of 50 photo workshops this coming year, from Photoshelter:

photo courtesy Photoshelter

Ellen Von Unwerth Shoots Golden Globes via Instagram

ASMPNY Member Ellen Von Unwerth shoots Golden Globes backstage photos – and proceeded to completely blow up on Instagram and social media.

Ruth Wilson -- Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama, "The Affair" #goldenglobes (Photo by @ellenvonunwerth)
Ruth Wilson — Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama, “The Affair” #goldenglobes (Photo by @ellenvonunwerth)


Best Motion Picture, Drama, "Boyhood" #goldenglobes (Photo by @ellenvonunwerth)
Best Motion Picture, Drama, “Boyhood” #goldenglobes (Photo by @ellenvonunwerth)


Upcoming photo deadlines

Here are two upcoming photo submission deadlines you should know about: the Alexia Foundation and the NY Times Portfolio review.


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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