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    Tuesday, 8 April, 2014 - 16:25
    Dear all, It has come to our attention that some Demotix photographers have been approached by websites claiming to be Demotix affiliates and/or "licensees", and in some cases, have been asked to bypass uploading to Demotix altogether in order to avoid "duplications". In one particular case, we discovered an "agency" had asked some of you to sign with them on the promise you would receive 50% of the revenue made on your photos, only for their agency to sign up with Demotix themselves, and...
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    Tuesday, 18 March, 2014 - 18:28
    Blog Post Via Corbis: Corbis contributor Nathan Benn shot for National Geographic Magazine from 1972-1991, documenting people and places far and near. In October 2013, Powerhouse Books published a collection of Benn’s images shot during those years, most of which were not published in the legendary magazine. This nostalgia evoking coffee-table book, selected by American Photo Magazine as one of the Best Photo Books of the Year (2013): Documentary, features images photographed in the Northeast,...
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    Wednesday, 18 December, 2013 - 21:51
    A Free Syrian Army soldier runs while being shot at by Assad's snipers in Aleppo, on Jan. 7, 2013. Olivier Voisin, 1974 - 2013 Demotix lost one its greatest in 2013. French photojournalist and Demotix contributor Olivier Voisin died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2013, from injuries in northern Syria. He was 38 years old. He never regained consciousness following an operation he underwent due to his injuries in the field. We are proud to have published his work, which was excellent and foretold greater...
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  • shout
    Thursday, 21 November, 2013 - 11:25
    The Demotix team is extremely happy to welcome the Disqus commenting service to our website! Disqus is featured on many major publications, such as CNN, Daily Telegraph and IGN and about 750,000 blogs and websites across the internet. Disqus is a blog comment hosting service for websites and online communities that uses a networked platform. It has 8 supported languages. We felt that Demotix stories and issues you produce deserve to be discussed by more than our strong community here, which is...
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    Thursday, 7 November, 2013 - 23:08
    One of Demotix contributor Mohammad Asad's images was named World Picture of the Day by The Independent. Mohammad has only been with us less than 1 year and has already 160 stories posted and has been published numerous times. Mohammad's profile can be viewed here: http://www.demotix.com/users/mohammad-asad/profile
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    Thursday, 24 October, 2013 - 22:54
    Blog Post Via Corbis: For years, Halloween has been steadily growing in popularity throughout the world. Americans alone are expected to spend nearly $10 billion on candy, costumes and decorations this year, with 71.5% of adults planning to celebrate in some way this month. It’s not just the US that’s taking part in the festivities. Halloween celebrations have been on the rise across much of Europe and Asia, with Great Britain experiencing a 700% rise in adult costume sales since 2009. The most...
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  • shout
    Tuesday, 8 October, 2013 - 17:35
    Bill Eppridge, 75, one of photography's best, died last week after sufferring a fall. Eppridge was most known for his historic imagery of Robert Kennedy's assassination. He was also noted for covering the Beatle's first appearance in the United States, Woodstock and Vietnam. In addition, his iconic Life photo essay, "Needle Park," ,about drug addicts in New York was the inspiration for the 1971 film, "Panic in Needle Park." Bill Eppridge was born March 20, 1938, in Buenos Aires, where his...
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  • shout
    Tuesday, 1 October, 2013 - 20:37
    In case you missed Demotix on Al Jazeera regarding how user-generated content is changing the face of the media, please take a look at the following video, which features interviews with our staff, and contributor Mahmoud Illean http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/listeningpost/2013/09/citizen-conten...
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  • shout
    Tuesday, 17 September, 2013 - 16:33
    U1221304INP by © Bettmann/CORBIS ( For full gallery go to http://blog.corbis.com/2013/green-cabinet-tumblr-resurrects-neverseenbef...) Blog Post Via Corbis: Recently, Corbis launched The Green Cabinet on Tumblr, where historic news images –most never seen before – can be viewed and appreciated by the public. Corbis has gone to great lengths to preserve and now share rare and beautiful images from the United Press International picture archive, some dating back to 1880. With more than 11...
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  • shout
    Tuesday, 13 August, 2013 - 17:46
    Blog Post Via Corbis: “A single face can tell an entire story.” So says Benjamin Benser, the Corbis director of photography for Europe and creator of this curiously fascinating reel of morphing facial features. Built using “Morph Age Pro” software, the reel was Benjamin’s effort to create an image display more playful and engaging than a classic slideshow. It was originally intended for Corbis to use internally, but Benjamin’s creation seemed worth sharing with other photography lovers....
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  • advice
    Fri, 06/06/2014 - 19:38
    Blog Post Via Corbis: Time-lapse cinematography is making leaps. Everyone has seen traditional time-lapse, where stationary cameras squeeze hours into seconds on screen. Recently, small motorized dollies have allowed for pans, tilts, and camera...
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  • tech
    Tue, 15/04/2014 - 16:52
    All of you have probably heard a lot about the OpenSSL "Heartbleed" bug in the last week or so and are by now really tired of websites saying you should reset your passwords. Sorry. But we have to ask you to reset your password on Demotix....
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  • shout
    Tue, 08/04/2014 - 16:25
    Dear all, It has come to our attention that some Demotix photographers have been approached by websites claiming to be Demotix affiliates and/or "licensees", and in some cases, have been asked to bypass uploading to Demotix altogether in order to...
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  • advice
    Fri, 06/06/2014 - 19:38
    Blog Post Via Corbis: Time-lapse cinematography is making leaps. Everyone has seen traditional time-lapse, where stationary cameras squeeze hours into seconds on screen. Recently, small motorized dollies have allowed for pans, tilts, and camera...
    386 Views
  • tech
    Tue, 15/04/2014 - 16:52
    All of you have probably heard a lot about the OpenSSL "Heartbleed" bug in the last week or so and are by now really tired of websites saying you should reset your passwords. Sorry. But we have to ask you to reset your password on Demotix....
    609 Views
  • shout
    Tue, 08/04/2014 - 16:25
    Dear all, It has come to our attention that some Demotix photographers have been approached by websites claiming to be Demotix affiliates and/or "licensees", and in some cases, have been asked to bypass uploading to Demotix altogether in order to...
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