News Recap: March 13, 2015

Weekly recap of art-world news

"Jonathon Keats, Hong Kong, May 2012" by Christopher Adams - Own work. Licensed under CC BY 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons 

"Jonathon Keats, Hong Kong, May 2012" by Christopher Adams - Own work. Licensed under CC BY 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons 

Pinhole Camera to Make 1,000-Year-Long Exposure
Conceptual artist Jonathon Keats has undertaken a 1,000-year-long exposure of Tempe, AZ. The pinhole camera is installed in the sculpture garden of the Arizona State University Art Museum and will record the evolution of the city’s skyline. The university has scheduled an exhibition after the photograph is completed in the Spring of 3015.
Read the full story (Slate)

LA County to Pay Harassed Photographers $50K
A lawsuit against the LA County Sheriff’s Department was resolved in favor of three photographers who filed harassment charges through the ACLU. The photographers were harassed while photographing in public spaces and have been collectively awarded $50,000 in damages. Additionally, the LASD will undergo photography-related protocol training.
Read the full story (PDN Pulse)

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon Adds Hundreds of Women Artists to Database
Corresponding with International Women’s Day, a group of volunteers spent their Saturday updating and adding Wikipedia articles relating to art and feminism. Hosted at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, over 200 people added 334 new articles and expanded upon many others.
Read the full story (Hyperallergic)