Words and Pictures by Angela Cappetta
Ballet unplugged. I was pleasantly surprised with a front page feature on Newsweek / The Daily Beast‘s innovative photography page called Picture Dep’t. Accordingly, I even got a smashing write up on the work. Enjoy it here.
The work is all medium format , shot with real black and white film, with a Fuji camera. Also, I used a Lumedyne flash as I shot this body of work. Mostly it was two solid years of me trying not to get kicked in the head.
Newsweek is an American weekly magazine founded in 1933.
Between 2008 and 2012, Newsweek experienced financial difficulties, leading to the cessation of print publication and a transition to all-digital format at the end of 2012. The print edition was relaunched in March 2014.
However, revenue declines prompted an August 2010 sale by owner The Washington Post Company to audio pioneer Sidney Harman. The purchase price was one dollar and an assumption of the magazine’s liabilities. Later that year, Newsweek merged with the news and opinion website The Daily Beast, forming The Newsweek Daily Beast Company.
Newsweek was jointly owned by the estate of Harman and the diversified American media and Internet company IAC. In 2013, IBT Media announced it acquired Newsweek from IAC; so, the acquisition included the Newsweek brand and its online publication, but did not include The Daily Beast. IBT Media rebranded itself as Newsweek Media Group in 2017, but, returned to IBT Media in 2018 after making Newsweek independent.