All posts tagged: Web

Blink aims to connect photographers with editors

Newspapers and magazines now have multiple outlets to fill online and in print, but the processes behind the scenes have not moved with the times. “I was page-one photo editor for The Wall Street Journal for six years,” says Matthew Craig, who left the newspaper in October to work full-time on Blink, the technology startup he founded. “During my time there, I was commissioning a lot of photographers – easily five a week – and our department dealt with a high volume of images. To make things worse, in the last 10 years, the media has gone through a lot of contracting. The pressure was to try to take a print product and make it digital; that meant that all of the developing power in these companies was put towards creating web content, with very little innovation in the thought process. In essence, we’re doing things in the same way we’ve done them in the past.” [bjp_ad_slot] Digital media has also created an ever-expanding appetite for video, adding another layer to the commissioning process and …


Spotlight: L’Oeil de la Photographie

L’Oeil de la Photographie went through several iterations in its short history. It started as La Lettre de la Photographie, before switching its name to Le Journal de la Photographie. It then was forced to shut down in August 2013, before rising from its ashes three months later as L’Oeil. “Last year, Le Journal had a business partner who owned 51% of the company,” says Jean-Jacques Naudet, the site’s founder and managing editor. “But that partner had financial issues, so he started delaying payments to our contributors. And one day, these payments stopped altogether. When you’re working with such a partner, there comes a point when enough is enough, especially since we had 36 contributors, so we made the decision in August last year to leave the site.” After receiving hundreds of emails and phone calls, says Naudet, “I thought we couldn’t just give up.” Backed by seven “godfathers and godmothers,” including Maja Hoffmann of the Luma Foundation, photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand, curator W.M. Hunt, and Philippe Gassmann of Picto, the site was revived under its new moniker: L’Oeil de …


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