Photog Seeks $1 Billion from Getty for Copyright Infringement

Posted by on Wednesday July 27, 2016 | Copyright/Legal

Photographer Carol M. Highsmith has sued Getty Images for copyright infringement, alleging “gross misuse” of 18,755 of her photographs of Americana. She is seeking $1 billion in damages, an unusually high amount for a copyright infringement claim. Highsmith filed suit July 25 in federal court in New York, alleging that Getty and its subsidiaries have... More

Nikon Intros AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED

Posted by on Wednesday July 27, 2016 | Photo Gear

Nikon shooters looking for a super-fast, medium telephoto prime lens will have something new to grab hold of come August. Nikon’s newly announced AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED is the world’s first with an f/1.4, the company says,  The full frame (FX format) lens features an electromagnetic aperture control for consistent exposures during high speed... More

Lightroom Now Available on Apple TV

Posted by on Tuesday July 26, 2016 | Photo Gear

Couch potatoes rejoice: you can now browse your Lightroom images using an Apple TV. Adobe’s Lightroom for Apple TV app, which is available now for free, will work on 4th generation Apple TV set-top boxes and requires a Creative Cloud subscription. Once it’s loaded on your set, you can view images in a slideshow, stop... More

Josef Koudelka Documentary Film Offers Intimate Portrait of the Famed Photographer

Posted by on Monday July 25, 2016 | Fine Art, Photojournalism

What would it be like to assist Josef Koudelka? What could an assistant learn simply by observing and helping the legendary Czech photographer? Koudelka Shooting Holy Land, a new documentary film making its U.S. debut today at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (and showing again this Sunday, July 31), gives viewers an opportunity to... More

The History of Photography, As Told Through Stick Figures

Posted by on Friday July 22, 2016 | Fine Art, Fun

When Charles Woodard was in the history of photography class taught by Nick Muellner at Ithaca College, he sketched each masterpiece on a 4×6 flash card, to help him memorize the titles and dates for the final exam. His crude lines and stick figures are reductive, but also uncannily recognizable. The gallery Higher Pictures in... More

6 Photographers Named 2016 Aaron Siskind Fellowship Recipients

Posted by on Thursday July 21, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Six photographers have been awarded the 2016 Individual Photographer’s Fellowship (IPF) grants from the Aaron Siskind Foundation: Sam Contis of Oakland, CA Holly Lynton of Pioneer Valley, MA Raymond Meeks of Portland, OR RaMell Ross of Providence, RI A 2014 PDN’s 30, Bryan Schutmaat of Hilltop Lakes, TX Danny Wilcox Frazier of Iowa City, IA Offered to U.S. artists working in still photography and photography-based media, the... More

Survey: Why is the Editorial Market Unfair to Photographers?

Posted by on Wednesday July 20, 2016 | Business, Media

In the current editorial photography market, budgets are shrinking as contract terms become less favorable for photographers. As a follow-up to our story “What Lawyers See When They Look at Editorial Photography Contracts,” we surveyed photographers who shoot editorial assignments about the financial challenges of the editorial photography market. A total of 142 photographers responded.... More

Jessica Eve Rattner’s Photos of 80-Year-Old Neighbor Win $3,000 CDS Documentary Essay Prize

Posted by on Friday July 15, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Photographer Jessica Eve Rattner has been named the winner of the 2016 CDS Documentary Essay Prize in Photography, awarded by Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies (CDS). Rattner won for “House of Charm,” her project documenting the life of her neighbor, Lee, who is now 80 years old and has lived alone in in her... More