Archive for December 2010

Sponsored Post: Massive Dev Chart App

Posted by on Wednesday December 15, 2010 | Uncategorized

Film Processing Timer for iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad The Massive Dev Chart app combines the world’s largest film development database from Digitaltruth Photo with an advanced multi-step timer, creating what is probably the best tool ever made for film development. Its smart and easy-to-use interface includes access to over 8,000 preset development times which... More

Davide Monteleone Wins 2011 Aftermath Grant

Posted by on Wednesday December 15, 2010 | Photojournalism

Davide Monteleone of Italy has won the $20,000 Aftermath Project Grant for his project “Red Thistle” The Northern Caucasus Journey.” The Aftermath Project, which supports documentary photo projects about regions that have experienced conflict, announced the winner and finalists for the grant on December 14. Monteleone was previously a finalist for the 2009 Aftermath Project... More

Is It a Photographer’s Fault We Don’t Know Where Jimmy Hoffa is Buried?

Posted by on Tuesday December 14, 2010 | Uncategorized

Best-selling biographer Kitty Kelley appeared on the NPR program called “On the Media” on Sunday to defend the art of unauthorized biographies. Host Bob Garfield asked her why people she interviews (those close to Nancy Reagan, Jacqueline Onassis, and Frank Sinatra, among Kelley’s other subjects) deny afterwards that they ever talked to her. Garfield also... More

Photo School President Fails to Answer Fraud Charges

Posted by on Monday December 13, 2010 | Uncategorized

A federal bankruptcy court has declared Hallmark Institute of Photography (HIP) president George J. Rosa III in default for failure to respond to a bank’s fraud claims against him. People’s United Bank of Springfield, Massachusetts sued Rosa in February 2010, alleging that he kept two set of books at HIP to hide assets from the... More

Foundation Accepting Applications for $1,000 Art Photo Grant

Posted by on Monday December 13, 2010 | Uncategorized

The Humble Arts Foundation is accepting applications for its New Photography Grant until Thursday, December 30, 2010. The $1,000 grant is given twice annually (fall and spring) to recognize “the strongest new proposal in contemporary art photography” submitted to the foundation. Previous winners include Kirsten Kay Thoen, Georg Parthen, and Christopher Colville, among others. Contestants... More

PDN Video Pick: Simon Biswas’s Portraits of Aging

Posted by on Monday December 13, 2010 | PDN Video Picks

In “Light of Day,” editorial and commercial portrait photographer Simon Biswas created video portraits of people in their 80s and 90s who reflect on their lives and on the process of aging. Biswas edited the video using Final Cut Pro. He recorded the audio interviews using a kit he assembled for about $750. Sound designer... More

Friday Fun: How A Picture Agency Worked, circa 1978

Posted by on Friday December 10, 2010 | Fun, Photojournalism

“Moving Stills” (1978) by Behnam Attar from David Burnett on Vimeo. Photojournalist David Burnett has posted on Vimeo “Moving Stills,” a film Behnam Attar made about the workings of the Contact Press Images photo agency in 1978. It has inspired both nostalgia and giggles here at PDN. The film is long and sometimes stilted but... More

AP Photog Grabs Sure-to-Be Iconic Image of Panicked Royals

Posted by on Friday December 10, 2010 | Uncategorized

Splashed across the front pages of today’s British newspapers is a picture of Prince Charles and Camilla, looking panic-stricken inside their car, as it came under attack by student protesters last night. AP’s Matt Dunham, who shot the image, told The Guardian newspaper how he got the shot. He explained that he had been in... More