09/05/14 12:00pm
Clockwise from the top left: Madonna, TK, Bono and Brian Eno. Photos by Deborah Feingold (Shore Fire)

Clockwise from the top left: Madonna, Sam Rivers, Bono and Brian Eno. Photos by Deborah Feingold (Shore Fire)

Deborah Feingold will be at Rough Trade NYC, 64 N. 9th St., Sept. 8, 7 p.m., for a Q&A discussion with Anthony DeCurtis, followed by a book signing for Music

Unless you move within photography circles, Deborah Feingold may not be a name you recognize. Her photos are another story. Over the past 35 years, Feingold has shot some of the most iconic portraits of performers including Prince, Paul Simon, B.B. King, Questlove, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, R.E.M., Tina Turner, Pharrell, and Alicia Keys for outlets including Rolling Stone and the now-defunct Musician. (more…)

10/29/13 1:00pm
Tue November 5, 2013
Take a picture of some of the city's 29,000 acres of parks and public space and enter to win the NYC Park's #GoPark photo contest by Nov. 12. Photo: Daniel Broadhurst

Take a picture of some of the city’s 29,000 acres of parks and public space and enter to win the NYC Park’s #GoPark photo contest by Nov. 12. Photo: Daniel Broadhurst

Snap a few pictures next time you’re in the park and submit them to the city’s parks department to be entered into its #GoPark photo contest. The contest is open to everyone and meant to encourage us all to explore some of the city’s 29,000 acres of public parks and open space. You can submit photos via Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #GoPark or upload a photo here on Facebook. The winner is being announced Nov. 22, and their photo will be published on NYC Parks’ social media pages and website, as well as possibly be featured on some of the department’s merchandise. Entry for the contest ends one week from today on Nov. 12 at 5pm, so snap to it. 

10/14/13 2:00pm

Screen shot 2013-09-23 at 4.52.27 PM (2)Starting a blog or a site takes about five seconds these days—so long as you have an email and a password, there are dozens of places to set up virtual shop for free.

Gaining fans, followers, and traction—not to mention making money once you’ve built a solid readership—is a lot harder. What should your social media strategy be? What kinds of stories resonate most with readers? What are the secrets of a successful site?

We started a conference to answer these questions and more. On Wednesday, November 13, we’re holding our first Indie Media Camp at 501 Union in Gowanus, with the staff of your favorite blogs and sites.

Throughout the day, we’ll hear from the bloggers, editors, publishers, and marketing pros behind sites like Gothamist, Greenpointers, Refinery29, DesignSponge, The Awl and Eater, plus brands like Brooklyn Brewery, who’ll share their insights on everything from taking professional-quality photos, to pricing sponsored content, to the best uses for Facebook and Twitter. Whether you’re a blogger, a social media editor or an entrepreneur, we guarantee a day of learning, plus food, drink and networking.

Passes for the all-day conference are $99 until November 1, and $150 afterward, so get ’em early, and let us know you’re coming.

Indie Media Camp is presented with the help of our sponsors, MailChimp and Squarespace. Get in touch if you’d like to support IMC.

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