A weekly recap of art world news.
Firefighters Attempt to Shoot Down Camera Drone with High Pressure Hoses
During a structure fire in New York, John Thompson used his camera drone to capture aerial shots of the blaze. After 12 minutes of the drone flying over the site, firefighters began to shoot their high-pressured fire hoses at the device. The drone, valued at $2,200 was damaged during the incident.
Read the full story (Slatter 911)
MoMA Acquires Over 600 August Sander Photographs
The Museum of Modern Art has acquired 619 photographic prints by German photographer August Sander. Sander is best known as a documentary and portrait photographer and for his 60-year series “People of the 20th Century.” This set, acquired from the Sander family, is a substantial addition to MoMA’s current collection of 80 Sander photographs.
Read the full story (New York Times)
Blacks Photo Retailer to Close Every Canadian Location
On August 8, the Canadian photography retailer Blacks will close all of its 59 stores located in Canada. The company cites losing business in its brick and mortar locations to online shopping as the reasons for closing. Stores closures will result in 485 store employees out of work.
Read the full story (Peta Pixel)
Magnum Photos Sells Prints That “Changed Everything”
From June 8 – June 12, Magnum Photo Agency is selling signed, square prints by over 50 Magnum photographers for $100 each in their online store. The cooperative’s members were asked to select “An image that changed everything” for the sale and submit an accompanying story.
Read more (Magnum Photos)