News Recap: February 3, 2017

A weekly recap of art world news.

Shealah Craighead with George W. Bush. Photo by Eric Draper via Wikimedia commons

Shealah Craighead with George W. Bush. Photo by Eric Draper via Wikimedia commons

Shealah Craighead Appointed Official White House Photographer
Former photographer for the Bush administration, Shealah Craighead, has accepted the position of Chief White House photographer. Craighead has previously worked as the photographer for Sarah Palin’s Vice Presidential campaign in 2008, the photo editor for Vice President Dick Cheney, and the personal photographer for former First Lady Laura Bush. Craighead will maintain the official White House Flickr account as part of her position.
Read the full story (PetaPixel)

500px Launches Photographer Directory
The popular photo sharing site, 500px, is launching a directory to connect professional photographers with potential clients. Boasting membership numbers of 49,000, directory members will be able to receive assignments from clients and are eligible to have their photographs included in Adobe’s Stock Premium collection of stock photographs.
Read the full story (Popular Photography)

Terry Cryer Dies at 82
Known for his pictures of jazz and blues legends in the late 1950s, Terry Cryer passed away at the age of 82. Born in Leeds, UK, Cryer joined the army at age 17 and produced identity cards for East African Pioneer Corps. Later purchasing a Rolleiflex and winning Kodak’s printer of the year six times. He met tuba player Bob Barclay in what would become Studio 20, and began photographing the bluesman who frequented the nightclub. After taking a job at the Associated Press, Cryer began photographing important events in the USSR, winning press awards and admiration from his peers.
Read the full story (The Guardian)