Archive for January 2011

PDN Video Picks: Bruce Davidson and Bob Dylan

Posted by on Friday January 28, 2011 | PDN Video Picks

Here is a trailer for the promotional video produced by Magnum Photos to promote Bob Dylan’s 2009 record, “Together Through Life.” When Dylan’s management contacted Magnum Photos about licensing an image from Bruce Davidson’s iconic “Brooklyn Gang” series for the cover of the CD, Magnum’s director of publishing, broadcast and film, Michael Shulman, pitched Dylan... More

Court Allows Son of Slain Photojournalist to Sue Iran

Posted by on Friday January 28, 2011 | Photojournalism

The son of a Canadian photojournalist who was tortured and killed in an Iranian prison in 2003 will be allowed to proceed with a $17 million claim against the government of Iran, the Montreal Gazette has reported. Stephan Hashemi, son of the murdered photojournalist Zahra Kazemi, filed suit against Iran, its supreme leader Ayatollah Sayyid... More

Aftermath Project Offering $65,000 In Grants for Special Projects on Sahrawi People

Posted by on Tuesday January 25, 2011 | Photojournalism

The Aftermath Project, an organization that awards money to photographers pursuing post-conflict documentary projects, announced a special $65,000 grant cycle funded by the Howard G. Buffet Foundation. Up to three grants totaling $65,000 will be awarded to photographers to fund stories about the Sahrawi, who are indigenous to a disputed section of the Western Sahara... More

Tim Hetherington Film Nominated for Oscar

Posted by on Tuesday January 25, 2011 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Events

“Restrepo,” the documentary co-directed and co-produced by photographer Tim Hetherington and writer Sebastian Junger, has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary. The nominations for the 2011 Oscars were announced this morning in Los Angeles. “Restrepo,” which tells the story of a platoon living and fighting in a forward operating base in Afghanistan’s... More

3 Photogs,3 Military Medevac Stories, 1 Blogosphere Ruckus

Posted by on Monday January 24, 2011 | Media, Photos In The News

The nearly simultaneous publication recently of three photo essays from Afghanistan in three different publications stirred up some partisan debate last week on Michael Shaw’s BagNews Notes blog. Shaw noted that the three award-winning photojournalists who shot the stories – James Nachtwey, published in Time; Tyler Hicks, published in The New York Times; and Louie... More

Doggy “Che” Greeting Card: A Crime Or a Parody?

Posted by on Monday January 24, 2011 | Copyright/Legal

The London Mail reports that a greeting card designer has been sued for distributing a card showing a dog dressed up to look like Che Guevara in the iconic image by Cuban photographer Alberto Korda. According to the newspaper, Korda’s daughter filed a copyright infringement claim in France against Takkoda, a British greeting card company... More

Entry Deadline for $5K CENTER Competition Approaching

Posted by on Friday January 21, 2011 | Events, Fine Art

January 27, 2011 is the entry deadline for CENTER‘s annual Project Competition, which recognizes documentary projects and fine-art series. The winner receives $5,000, an exhibition, publication in Fraction Magazine and admission to CENTER’s juried portfolio review, Review Santa Fe. Jurors for this year’s competition include Simon Baker, curator of photography at the Tate museums, Britian;... More

Eggleston Museum Proposed For Memphis

Posted by on Wednesday January 19, 2011 | Fine Art

A group of civic organizers are trying to raise $15 million to build a private museum in Memphis dedicated to native son, photographer William Eggleston. A report earlier this week in Memphis’ Commercial Appeal newspaper says the planned 15,000-square-foot museum may open in 2013. New York intellectual property attorney Mark Crosby is leading the development... More

PDN Video Pick: Jessica Dimmock’s First Feature to Debut at Slamdance

Posted by on Friday January 14, 2011 | PDN Video Picks

The feature film Without is a collaboration between writer/director Mark Jackson and photographer Jessica Dimmock, best known for her documentary series and book The Ninth Floor. Without, which Jackson and Dimmock co-produced, will be screened at the Slamdance 2011 film festival in Park City, Utah, on January 23 and 25. The film, which Dimmock says... More