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Destination du Jour: Detroit

April 16, 2009

With its dying auto industry, abandoned neighborhoods and crumbling infrastructure, Detroit has become a symbol–verging on a cliche–of American decline. The visual drama is hard for photographers to resist. Several have already visited Detroit to document the ruins, and no doubt more will follow. If you’re thinking of going, here’s a quick round-up of some of the work that has already been done.

Bruce Gilden

Bruce Gilden - Click For Images

Ian Willms - Click For More Images

Ian Willms - Click For More Images

James Griffioen - Click For More

James Griffioen - Click For More

Destination du Jour: Detroit From PDNPulse.Com

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April Fool’s Roundup Camera Products

April 1, 2009


Fashionable new camera includes “Wink and Shoot Shutter” and “Digital X-Ray Vision.”

April Fool’s Roundup From PDN.Pulse.com

A Nikon Prankster’s Early April’s Fools Joke?

March 30, 2009

Ok, it’s Friday, so please have a laugh with us. Someone’s trying to sell this Nikon D23F prototype digital SLR on Craigslist in New York. (UPDATE: The original posting appears to have been removed.) The seller claims the camera is not going to be announced until 2012 but they work in Japan and grabbed two off the production line — one they’re keeping and one they’re selling for $10,200 (cash only). 😉

A Nikon Prankster’s Early April’s Fools Joke? – PDNPulse.com

GM Stops Paying Advances for Photo Shoots

March 16, 2009
© Jerry Avenaim

© Jerry Avenaim

General Motors has stopped paying advances to photographers who shoot its ads, according to a photographer who has done work for the car maker.

GM (through its ad agencies) has asked photographers to officially accept or reject a set of new payment terms. The new terms say GM will “typically” pay ad agencies within 60 to 75 days of an invoice, who will then pay the photographer (or “vendor”):

“VENDOR UNDERSTANDS THAT IT WILL BE PAID ON A SEQUENTIAL LIABILITY BASIS (AGENCY SHALL PAY VENDOR ONCE PAID BY GENERAL MOTORS) PURSUANT TO GENERAL MOTORS’ STANDARD PAYMENT TERMS AND THAT GENERAL MOTORS WILL TYPICALLY PAY AGENCY WITHIN 60-75 DAYS, PROVIDED VENDOR HAS SUBMITTED A PROPER INVOICE.”

The photographer who provided these details (on condition of anonymity) says some GM photos shoots pay $200,000 to $300,000, so the lack of an advance and a two-and-a-half month delay of payment is a big deal.

PDNPulse: GM Stops Paying Advances for Photo Shoots.