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Japan's 'Insta-gran' finds fame with wacky selfies

Kumamoto - A madcap Japanese great-grandmother armed with a camera and an appetite for mischief has shot to fame for taking side-splitting selfies -- many of which appear to put her in harm's way.

Jerusalem Holocaust exhibition shows power, danger of pictures

Jerusalem - In the heart of Israel's Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, pictures glorifying Hitler and dehumanising Jews are displayed alongside harrowing images of Jewish ghettos and the liberation of death camps.

Daniel Mitchell talks future events, new photographic equipment Special

Multi-faceted Swiss photographer Daniel Mitchell chatted with Digital Journal about his upcoming sporting events for 2018, and he opened up about latest advances in technological and photographic equipment.

Op-Ed: Top 3 photographer interviews of 2017

Digital Journal ranks its Top 3 photographer interviews of 2017. These men have allowed us to follow them behind their lenses, and they opened up about the impact of technology in their work.

Cyclist who gave Trump the finger loses her job: report

Washington - Juli Briskman didn't think twice when she gave President Donald Trump the finger as his motorcade passed her while she was cycling on a road near his golf club.

Andrew Tyler Capetandes talks music, photography and modeling Special

Andrew Tyler Capetandes chatted with Digital Journal about his career in music and marketing, as well as his loves for photography and modeling.

Three Indian students crushed by train while taking selfies

New Delhi - Three college students were killed by an express train Tuesday while taking photos of themselves on a track in India, the country with the world's worst record for selfie deaths.

The battle for Mosul from behind the camera

Perpignan - Finalists in one of photojournalism's most prestigious awards competition came away with far more than pictures while covering the fight for Iraq's Mosul, the longest urban battle since Stalingrad.

Belgian Laurent Van der Stockt wins international photojournalism honour

Perpignan - Belgian photographer Laurent Van der Stockt was honoured Saturday at photojournalism's biggest annual festival for his coverage of the battle of Mosul in Iraq for the French daily Le Monde.

Fake Brazilian warzone 'photographer' duped BBC and others

Bras - He went by the name Eduardo Martins and portrayed himself as a Brazilian war photographer who worked for the UN, liked to help people and who had a fondness for surfing.

Daniel Mitchell discusses career in sports photography Special

Esteemed photographer Daniel Mitchell chatted with Digital Journal about his career in sports photography, as well as the digital transformation of photography industry.

Celebrated photo editor John Morris dies at 100

New York - John Morris, a celebrated US-born editor who commissioned and published some of the most iconic photographs of the 20th century, died in Paris on Friday, Magnum Photos said. He was 100.

Exhibition of AFP migrant crisis photos opens in Brussels

Brussels - An exhibition showcasing the work of Agence France-Presse photographers who have documented the hope and heartbreak of Europe's migration crisis opened in Brussels on Wednesday.

FBI releases 9/11 Pentagon photos

Washington - Never-seen photographs from the September 11, 2001 attack on the Pentagon released by the FBI this week show the massive devastation that faced first responders.

Cobain's last photographer turns his lens to African music

Dakar - Best known for taking the last professional images of Kurt Cobain before his suicide, French photographer Youri Lenquette's newest exhibition reveals an eye now firmly fixed on Africa's most vibrant musicians.

Google shrinks photo sizes by 35 percent

Google has announced a new open-source software project that can reduce the size of high-quality JPEG images by up to 35 percent. The development will let you save more photos on your phone's storage and help to speed up website load times.

Sistine chapel photographed in unprecedented detail

Vatican City - The famous frescoes of the Sistine Chapel, whose ceiling was painted by Michelangelo, can now be examined in minute detail thanks to an unprecedented photographic venture, the Vatican Museums have said.

Image of 'hatred of our times' wins World Press Photo

Den Haag - Brandishing a gun, his face contorted with rage, the shocking image of an off-duty Turkish policeman assassinating the Russian envoy to Turkey Monday won the prestigious World Press Photo Award.

Embryo photographer Lennart Nilsson dies at 94

Stockholm - Swedish photographer Lennart Nilsson, who shot to fame in the 1960s with photographs of human foetuses and embryos, died on Saturday at the age of 94, his family told TT news agency.

Milky Way: glimpses of a 'star factory' at work

Paris - The European Space Agency on Wednesday released stunning images of baby stars taking shape inside the Milky Way's Orion nebula.

Ethiopian photographer seeks new portrayal of Africa

Addis Ababa - Surrounded by untidy stacks of paper and abandoned half-empty coffee cups, photographer Aida Muluneh chain smokes cigarettes in her Addis Ababa office and rails against the negative portrayals of Africa by foreigners.

Google launches standalone app for your childhood photos

Google is launching a new app to help make it easier to scan and digitize your printed photos. On Tuesday, Google will launch PhotoScan, a standalone app that allows you to scan in print photos in a matter of seconds.

Paint, urine and (fake) blood: Russia conservatives attack art shows

Moscow - Heading to an exhibition of photographs of Ukrainian troops, Russian art lecturer Anton Belikov slipped a can of red paint into his pocket.

How far to go? Photographers divided over graphic war snaps

Bayeux - How far to go in terms of gore and shock value when covering conflict? Capturing violence on camera was hotly debated on the fringes of Bayeux, a major French photography festival.

Moscow gallery attack targets Ukrainian troop photos

Moscow - Dozens of pro-Kremlin activists have attacked a Moscow exhibition of photographs of Ukrainian forces in the separatist conflict, defacing images, tearing down signs and forcing its temporary closure, organisers said on Thursday.

'Child porn' row engulfs US photographer's Moscow show

Moscow - Pro-Kremlin activists who threw urine at pictures by US photographer Jock Sturges -- best known for nude images of adolescents and their families -- on Sunday forced its closure, a day after a government advisor condemned the images as "child pornograp...

Woman in famous WWII kiss photo dies at 92

Washington - The woman dramatically kissed by a sailor celebrating the end of World War II in an iconic photograph seen around the world has died, according to The New York Times. She was 92.

Photographer Tunick plans nude demo against Trump's 'hate'

Estanzuela - American photographer Spencer Tunick, famous for his pictures of huge crowds of naked people, is not a fan of Donald Trump.

Geneva rejects Turkish request to remove picture of slain teen

Ginebra - Authorities in Geneva on Tuesday rejected a Turkish request to remove an exhibition picture that blames President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the death of a Turkish teen injured during anti-government demonstrations.

Turkey asks Geneva to remove picture linking Erdogan to dead teen

Ginebra - Turkey has asked authorities in Geneva to remove an exhibition picture that blames President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the death of a Turkish teen injured during anti-government demonstrations, a Swiss official said Monday.
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Preston Manning Networking Conference 2013 Ottawa
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