Archive for October 2010

PhotoPlus Seminar: Getting Your Photography Book Published

Posted by on Friday October 29, 2010 | Media

Darius Himes, publisher of Radius Books, told the audience at the “Publishing Your Photobook” seminar at PhotoPlus Expo that having an honest assessment of the potential audience for your photo book “is almost as important as doing the work.” Knowing who would want to buy a book of your photos helps you determine whether to... More

Photo Plus Panel Covers Magazines Today and How to Get Published in Them

Posted by on Friday October 29, 2010 | Business, Media

One of the central questions of the seminar “10 Things You Should Know About Magazine Publishing Today,” which took place yesterday afternoon at the PDN Photo Plus Expo in New York, was what exactly defines the term “magazine” in the current media marketplace? Moderator Michelle Dunn Marsh, co-publisher of Aperture magazine, put the question to... More

Sponsored Post: Capture the Solutions at PhotoPlus—With LaCie

Posted by on Wednesday October 27, 2010 | Events

This year, LaCie will be exhibiting its range of professional solutions at the PDN PhotoPlus International Conference and Expo at booth #479. LaCie’s external storage products have always been popular with photographers, and our new products are no exception. The LaCie 2big USB 3.0 is a great way to get capacity, speed, and security; it... More

Leibovitz’s Print Sales Not Helping Her Debt Troubles

Posted by on Tuesday October 26, 2010 | Celebrity, Fine Art

Annie Leibovitz has been trying to extract herself from a financial hole by offering master sets of 157 prints for more than $3 million each, but collectors are apparently balking, according to a recent story by John Gapper in the Financial Times. And at recent auctions, he reports, Leibovitz’s prints have been fetching less than... More

Quon Out As W Creative Director

Posted by on Friday October 22, 2010 | Media

According to an article on Daily Front Row, Jody Quon has resigned her post as W Magazine creative director just three issues into the re-launch of the magazine under the guidance of Stefano Tonchi. Sources at W told the fashion Web site that Quon’s split with W was by mutual decision, and that she would... More

TED Prize Winner Makes Really, Really Big Photos

Posted by on Wednesday October 20, 2010 | Photos In The News

The TED Conference has awarded its 2011 TED Prize to the street artist known as JR, who has plastered enormous photos on slums, industrial sites, office buildings and demolition sites in Brazil, Nigeria, Kenya, Cambodia, France, Spain, the US and elsewhere.  The  TED prize , awarded annually to an individual who exemplifies innovation, includes a... More

Deep in Debt, Hallmark Photo School President Faces Fraud Charges

Posted by on Tuesday October 19, 2010 | Fine Art

Our red flags went up last week when we received notice that some prints by Douglas Kirkland, Lynn Goldsmith, Michael Yamashita and others from the Hallmark Museum of Contemporary Photography collection will soon go on the auction block. The announcement came from Capital Recovery Group, acting on behalf of Peoples United Bank, of Springfield, Massachusetts.... More

Lessig Defends His Controversial Ideas About Copyright

Posted by on Monday October 18, 2010 | Copyright/Legal

Harvard law professor and Creative Commons co-founder Lawrence Lessig has responded on Huffington Post to the brouhaha over his call for copyright reform two weeks ago at the Vimeo festival in New York. As we reported here, Lessig  called on re-mix artists to push for changes in the law to make it easier to re-purpose,... More