News Recap: September 22, 2017

A weekly update of art world news.

Polaroid capture by T.Voekler, via Wikimedia Commons

Polaroid capture by T.Voekler, via Wikimedia Commons

Polaroid is Back
The rise of analog culture has revived Polaroid. The recently acquired camera company announced the release of a new instant camera, the OneStep 2, along with a new film, i-Type, and a new brand, Polaroid Originals. The Impossible Project bought the Polaroid brand and intellectual property in May, reviving the company and fueling instant culture. The Polariod OneStep 2 will be available in stores on October 16, 2017.
Read the full story (PetaPixel)

Museums Around the Globe Fight Trump’s Immigration Ban
The Guggenheim Museum, Association of Art Museum Directors, American Alliance of Museums, Association of Academic Museums and Galleries, the College Art Association, and 100 additional museums have come together to file documents to support the lawsuit against Trump’s immigration ban. The brief states, “Art and performances that often foster the tolerance and understanding needed to deter the kinds of conflict that the Order purports to be trying to prevent.” The documents have been filed in the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and Ninth Circuit to reinstate the prevention of the executive order from being enforced.
Read the full story (ArtNet News)

Nikon Under Fire for D850 Promo
The internet is out for Nikon this week after the camera company released the latest promotion for their new camera. Nikon invited 32 professional photographers from Australia, South Africa, Southeast Asia, and West Asia to test out the D850, and not one of them was a woman. Nikon has since issued an apology after the overwhelmingly negative response to the campaign, stating, “We want to thank the community for raising this and challenging us to do more to support the creative talent of our female photographer community. Enabling the creativity of our community sits at the very heart of Nikon and we will continue to keep improving on our innovation and our support for you.”
Read the full story (Hyperallergic)

MoMA Releases “New Photography” Artist List
The Museum of Modern Art announced the artist list for their 2018 survey of contemporary photography. Titled “Being: New Photography 2018”, the exhibition will include 17 photographers, including Shilpa Gupta, Harold Mendez, B. Ingrid Olsen, and Em Rooney. This edition of “New Photography” opens in March, 2018.
Read the full story (ArtNews)