Photographer Woody Marshall of the Macon, Georgia Telegraph was assaulted after at a state senator’s press conference last Thursday as he tried to photograph the senator leaving the building. Another reporter caught the incident on video:
State Senator Robert Brown held the three-minute press conference to respond to inflammatory statements he made about state Republicans to Macon TV station WMAZ earlier in the week. Afterward, Marshall ran for the doors to get more pictures of Brown as he was leaving when another man departing with the senator’s entourage stepped forward and attacked Marshall several times. The video shows the man pinning Marshall to the wall, and then a few seconds later rushing the photographer two more times and pushing him to the ground.
Marshall was interviewed by WMAZ after the incident. He was clearly shaken up, and appeared to be nursing a sore shoulder. During the interview, he raised his camera to show a police detective a photograph of his assailant.
Police later identified the assailant as Malik Brown. Robert Brown, the state senator, told WMAZ that he knew the man, but said the man was not a relative and was not on his staff. The state senator called the incident “unfortunate,” according to WMAZ.
Longtime Los Angeles Times photographer Ricardo DeAratanha has pleaded no contest earlier this week to resisting and obstructing police during the March funeral motorcade of former First Lady Nancy Reagan. The photographer was at the scene covering the funeral for the Times and was sitting in his car transmitting photos from his laptop when police—responding to a report... More ›
Clément Chéroux has been appointed senior curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), the museum announced today. Chéroux will begin his tenure at SFMOMA in early 2017. He succeeds Sandra Phillips, who after a thirty-year career with SFMOMA, will assume the newly created role of Emeritus Curator as of July 1, 2016.... More ›
A Palm Beach County jury has cleared diving equipment manufacturer Lamartek of wrongdoing in the 2010 drowning death of Wes Skiles, a renowned underwater photographer and cameraman, reports the Palm Beach Post. Skiles’s widow, Terri Skiles, filed suit in 2012 alleging that her husband had died because of faulty breathing apparatus manufactured by Lamartek. She... More ›