Nikon turned 100 years old today. It’s a huge milestone for a company that was born back on July 25th, 1917, as an optics company based in Tokyo, Japan. One century later, the company has become one of the world’s dominant and beloved brands in photography.
In a strange and unexpected turn, a new complaint filed by California’s US Attorney’s Office has resulted in Leonardo Dicaprio surrendering two paintings—a Picasso worth $3.2 million and a Basquiat worth $9 million. The story unfolding is a bizarre and sordid art scandal that also involves the Malaysian government and 23 bottles of Cristal for Lindsay Lohan.
Do Instagram photos shared by women get more likes than shots from men? A new study of over a million Instagrams suggests that on average, posts from women receive nearly five times more likes and comments than those from men The data comes from a study by Hopper HQ, an Instagram scheduling program, designed to help users determine how to get the most from their posts.
The Old South Meeting House is a historic church building at the corner of Milk and Washington Streets in the Downtown Crossing area of Boston, Massachusetts, built in 1729. It gained fame as the organizing point for the Boston Tea Party on December 16, 1773. Five thousand or more colonists gathered at the Meeting House, the largest building in Boston at the time
The church was completed in 1729, with its 183 ft. steeple. The congregation was gathered in 1669 when it broke off from First Church of Boston, a Congregationalist church founded by John Winthrop in 1630. The site was a gift of Mrs. Norton, widow of John Norton, pastor of the First Church in Boston. The church’s first pastor was Rev. Thomas Thatcher, a native of Salisbury, England. Thatcher was also a physician and is known for publishing the first medical tract in Massachusetts.
After the Boston Massacre in 1770, yearly anniversary meetings were held at the church until 1775, featuring speakers such as John Hancock and Dr. Joseph Warren. In 1773, 5,000 people met in the Meeting House to debate British taxation and, after the meeting, a group raided three tea ships anchored nearby in what became known as the Boston Tea Party.
In 1775, the British occupied the Meeting House due to its association with the Revolutionary cause. They gutted the building, filled it with dirt, and then used the interior to practice horse riding. They destroyed much of the interior and stole various items, including William Bradford’s Of Plymouth Plantation (1620), a unique Pilgrim manuscript hidden in Old South’s tower.
Old South Meeting House was almost destroyed in the Great Boston Fire of 1872, saved by the timely arrival of a fire engine from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, but the fire caused the city’s residential districts to shift toward the Back Bay, away from the church. The congregation then built a new church building (the “New” Old South Church at Copley Square) which remains its home to this day. The Old South congregation returns to Old South Meeting House for services in its ancestral home once a year, on the Sunday before Thanksgiving.
When we interviewed this year’s PDN’s 30 photographers, one comment came up often: Art school had not taught them the basics about how to run their own business, nor had it prepared them for just how challenging it can be to get a foothold in today’s competitive photo market.
In the profiles featured on PDNs30.com, they explain how they honed their styles and their business skills. Here, we share more of the valuable lessons they learned as they launched their careers. They emphasize the value of building a network of mentors and trusted peers, constant experimentation, and above all, perseverance.