PBS’ Icon: Music Through The Lens is a new six-part docuseries about music photography produced and directed by Dick Carruthers that debuted this past Friday (7/16) and continues with its second episode this coming Friday (7/23). The synopsis reads:

Featuring irreverent interviews with some of the most famous music photographers, musicians, gallerists, music journalists and social commentators, ICON: MUSIC THROUGH THE LENS is an eye-opening thrill ride that captures what it was like on both sides of the camera when the most recognizable images in history were taken. Via studio portraits, record sleeves, coffee table books, along with magazine photo shoots, fine art, and images taken at live shows and exhibitions, viewers will learn about the origins of these enduring, iconic images and the future of music photography.

[…] Photographers interviewed include industry legends Jill Furmanovsky, Mick Rock, Danny Clinch, Michael Zagaris, Bruce Talamon, Kevin Westenberg, Terry O’Neill, Kevin Cummins,

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Corrie Zacharias, “A Mighty Fortress,” infrared photograph, 16×20 2018 Submitted photo

“The Permanent Photography Collection: Recent Acquisitions in the Stephen K. Halpert Photography Collection at UNE” exhibit opening will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, July 23, at the UNE Art Gallery on the Portland Campus. This omnibus exhibit will feature approximately 70 recently collected photographic works selected by Stephen Halpert, Curator of Photography, and steward of the Stephen K. Halpert Photography Collection at the college.

Visitors are welcome. Please mask if unvaccinated (or cautious) and social distancing is required for all.

The UNE Art Gallery on the Portland Campus will subsequently be open to all on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., with expanded hours to be announced. The gallery is located toward the back of the UNE campus at 716 Stevens Ave., Portland. For more information, contact Hilary at [email protected] or go online to library.une.edu/art-galleries.

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Every Sunday, we bring together a collection of easy-reading articles from analytical, to how-to, to photo features in no particular order that did not make our regular daily coverage. Enjoy!

Professor Makes Major Error in Banning Kit Lenses — Photofocus

A professor at a university in North Carolina has banned her editorial photography students from using kit lenses. These are the 18-55 mm (28-85mm equivalent approximately on full-frame cameras) lenses that come included with basic APS-C camera bodies.

The syllabus was recently shared on Reddit by a student in the class who wishes to remain anonymous. It sparked a lively discussion among photographers who largely disagree with the instructor’s point of view.

We connected with Kevin Ames, a Certified Professional Photographer by the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and holding their designation of Photographic Craftsman. Ames is the author of four books, including one of the first renowned “Dummies”

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“…I tried to find ways to cope with heartbreak and trauma,” Toronto-based photographer Hao Nguyen tells us. Hao is the winner for the healing category for the 2021 All Out Photography Awards. “Since it was difficult to express it on my own, I wanted to visualize healing through others…” The 2021 All Out Photography Awards offered a platform for photographers to express the issues confronted by the LGBTQ community. Just shy of 2,000 images were summited, and a range of industry experts selected the best of the bunch. Hao Nguyen is a Chinese-Vietnamese photographer. His take on the subject matter offered a sense of unity and came with a dose of creativity that any artist can enjoy. We caught up with Nguyen to see how life has been since receiving this fantastic recognition for his work.

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