TIME magazine’s new cover story looks at the life of Nobel Prize-winner Aung Sang Suu Kyi since Burma’s military regime released her from house arrest in November. TIME.com has a video interview with photographer Platon, who describes the lengths he and reporter Hannah Beech had to go to in order to meet with their subject inside Burma, where most foreign journalists have been banned. His tale involves disguises, a car chase, and a meeting with a woman who is revered as a heroine both inside her country and around the world.
Also on TIME.com you can see some of Platon’s color and black-and-white portraits of Suu Kyi.
Photographer Mathias Depardon, who was arrested and detained by Turkish police on May 8, has begun a hunger strike to protest his detention, Reuters and other news outlets report. Depardon, a French citizen based in Istanbul, was arrested while on assignment for National Geographic photographing in the town of Hasankeyf. An order for Depardon’s deportation... More ›
Photographers and filmmakers looking to partner with nonprofits shouldn’t count on funding from those organizations, a new survey of nonprofits by Blue Earth Alliance suggests. According to the survey, many nonprofits hire professional photographers infrequently, relying instead on images made by staff and volunteers, or on images donated by professional photographers. The survey was released... More ›
Yesterday, photographer Souvid Datta was accused of having manipulated a photo he took in 2013 at a brothel near Kolkata, by Photoshopping into his photo a a section of an iconic photo by Mary Ellen Mark. After the accusation was published yesterday on PetaPixel, editors at PDN reviewed the portfolio he submitted to PDN’s 30 which we... More ›