BRIT CENSOR AGENCY BANNING ADS LIKE CRAZY (Huffington Post)
Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority, or ASA, must be getting tired lately. The ASA is cracking down on another sets of ads, this time for just being straight up “too sexy.”
The controversial Lynx deodorant ads, which star UK pinup girl Lucy Pinder, started appearing on major Internet sites in the UK recently. Just this month, the organization has banned the following spots from billboards and televisions: Dakota Fanning’s racy Marc Jacobs ad…A set of Drop Dead ads that featured a “too skinny” model…A Hailee Steinfeld ad that features the actress — GASP! — posing on railroad tracks.
CNN Digital is expanding its beat reporting with plans to launch five blogs focusing on photography, identity, education, innovation and technology. The effort is designed to build on the growing popularity of its blog network. In 2011, CNN’s blog network saw an increase in traffic by about 60 percent, with roughly 111 million page views accounting for 10% of CNN.com’s total traffic.
COMING SOON: OCCUPY WALL STREET, THE ART GALLERY (The Art Newspaper)
Did you know that the Occupy Wall Street movement has an Arts and Culture committee? It does, and that group is in discussions to find a indoor arts spaces to be used as a studio space, exhibition space, and for other programs. The Tea Party never thought of this, thank goodness.
WHAT’S TERRIBLY WRONG WOTH THE WORLD PRESS PHOTO COMPETITION (Photocritic International)
This year’s show and catalogue, though first-rate in terms of production values and presentation, struck me as the same-old-same-old, with the crises and the photographers having played the usual game of musical chairs, writes A.D. Coleman.
PHOTO APP LETS YOU EXPERIENCE WAR IN NEW WAY (Time Lightbox)
Condition ONE is now available for download in the iTunes app store. The app includes three short videos by veteran conflict photographer Patrick Chauvel. The user experience is unique – more akin to a video game than a television news story. But despite the lack of a strong narrative, you feel fully submerged in each video, guided by Chavel’s voice-over.
25 PHOTO GIFTS FOR UNDER $25 (DIY Photography)
You don’t need to spend mega dollars to expand your collection of photography gear. The list below is my attempt in creating a 25 items list, all under $25 that any photographer will be happy to receive as a present.
HOLIDAY GIFT IDEA No. 2: A MARILYN FUSION(ArtInfo)
Just in time to benefit from the Marilyn Monroe mania surrounding the new Michelle Williams film “My Week With Marilyn”—and, to a lesser extent, the recent Milk Gallery exhibition “Picturing Marilyn”—the new tome Norman Mailer, Bert Stern: Marilyn Monroe fuses text from Norman Mailer’s historic 1973 biography of the actress with Bert Stern’s photographs from a 1962 Vogue magazine shoot six weeks before her untimely death.