Archive for September 2010

MoMA’s New Photography 25 Opens; Includes Film For First Time

Posted by on Thursday September 30, 2010 | Fine Art

The Museum of Modern Art’s 25th annual New Photography exhibition opened yesterday, featuring the work of Roe Ethridge, Elad Lassry, Alex Prager and Amanda Ross-Ho. The exhibition, which each year highlights some of contemporary photography’s most interesting voices, includes short films by Lassry and Prager, the first films that have appeared in a New Photography... More

Videotaping of Police Activity Ruled Legal

Posted by on Wednesday September 29, 2010 | Uncategorized

A state court judge in Maryland has thrown out charges against a motorist for videotaping a police officer during a traffic stop, according to The Baltimore Sun. The judge said that as public officials, police have no reasonable expectation of privacy while carrying out their duty. Motorcyclist Anthony Graber had been charged with violating Maryland’s... More

Hachette Loses Round in Copyright Case

Posted by on Monday September 27, 2010 | Copyright/Legal

A federal district court in Florida has declined to throw out an infringement claim against Hachette Filipacchi Media for publishing a photo of a custom motorcycle from a press kit . The publisher asked the court to dismiss the case on fair use grounds, but the court ruled on September 21 that a fair use... More

Amid Rising Violence, Mexican Photog Wins Top Journalism Award

Posted by on Friday September 24, 2010 | Uncategorized

A Mexican photographer and an Argentinian writer have won the New Journalism CEMEX-FNPI Award, one of Latin America’s most coveted journalism awards, the AP reports. Mexican photographer Alejandro Cossio, who has documented Mexico’s drug war for the weekly magazine Zeta, won for a series of images that depicts the chilling violence of that war in... More

Photographer Wins $129K Against Pornographer

Posted by on Tuesday September 21, 2010 | Copyright/Legal

A young British fashion photographer has won $129,249 in damages against a pornographic movie distributor who used a self-portrait of the photographer as cover art for an X-rated DVD without permission. The award was for defamation, misappropriation for commercial purposes, and copyright infringement. Lara Jade Coton filed suit in Florida in 2007 against Robert Burge... More

Variations on a Theme: Ruins

Posted by on Tuesday September 21, 2010 | Fine Art

Are we in a Romantic revival? In the Romantic era of the late 18th and early 19th century, ruins were in fashion. Aristocrats taking the Grand Tour of Europe sought out sites of classical ruins. Once they returned home, they commissioned landscape architects to create fake ruins overgrown with ivy. These “follies,” as they were... More

Chase Jarvis Road Tests Video on Nikon D7000

Posted by on Monday September 20, 2010 | Uncategorized

Just this week, Nikon unveiled the new D700, a 16.2mp prosumer DSLR that can capture 1080p HD video. (See Dan Havlik’s Gear Guide report here.)  It replaces the popular D90, the first DSLR with HD video capabilities. Before the public launch, Nikon asked photographer and blogger Chase Jarvis  to shoot a short film testing the... More

Gunmen Kill News Photographer in Mexico

Posted by on Friday September 17, 2010 | Uncategorized

A 21-year-old newspaper photographer was killed and a second photographer was seriously injured when unidentified gunmen attacked them in a parking lot yesterday afternoon in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The victims, both staff photographers for Diaro de Juarez, were on their way to lunch when the gunmen approached their car and opened fire, according to AP... More