Monday, April 24, 2017

Insta Banning Bots, Ignoring Critics, Big Brands Stealing Photos and More…

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A very interesting day in the photography world with a lot of buzz created over the weekend with Instagram shutting down a botting service, a big brand stealing a photographer's work (and copping a big backlash) and a piece of advice about what you consider from art critics. Grab a coffee and enjoy!

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