Weekly recap of art-world news.
Lewis Baltz Dies at 69
One of the most significant photographers of the New Topographics movement, Lewis Baltz passed away in his home in Paris. Baltz, along with other members of the movement, broadened the definition of landscape photography.
Read the full story (Washington Post)
New Bill Could Keep Looted Syrian Antiquities Out of US
The Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property Act, introduced by congressman Eliot Engel will help prevent the import of stolen art, antiques, and artifacts from countries with political instability.
Read the full story (Hyperallergic)
GoPro to Manufacture Camera Drones
GoPro Inc. plans to expand its product line with multirotor helicopters outfitted with high-definition cameras. These drone-like devices will be controlled with smartphones and cost between $500-$1,000.
Read the full story (Wall Street Journal)
Selfies for Syrian Refugees
Magnum photographer Michael Christopher Brown spent one week in a Jordan refugee camp teaching Syrian teenagers how to use mobile phones to take and manipulate photographs. Read the full story (The Art Newspaper)