Archive for March 2011

Adolfa Peeling Potatoes (and 59 other unusable stock photos)

Posted by on Thursday March 31, 2011 | Fun

Stock agencies frequently boast about the size of their image collections. Just yesterday, in fact, a well-known agency announced that its collection had reached 23 million images. It’s impossible to know how many images make up the entire stock photo universe, but suffice it to say the number runs into the hundreds of millions, at... More

PDN Video Pick: Fall & Winter

Posted by on Thursday March 31, 2011 | PDN Video Picks

Fall and Winter Trailer from Matt Manderson on Vimeo. Photographer and filmmaker David Black, a member of the 2011 PDN’s 30, is part of the team producing a new documentary film, Fall & Winter, about the global environmental crisis. Through interviews with a wide range of experts, the film presents an “analysis of our failing... More

Freelance Photographer Killed in Iraq

Posted by on Wednesday March 30, 2011 | Photojournalism

Sabah al-Bazee, an Iraqi freelance photographer who has contributed to Reuters since 2004, was among 50 people who died yesterday in an attack on a government building in Tikrit, the wire service has reported. The 30-year-old photographer, who also worked as a cameraman for other news organizations, died along with the other victims after gunmen... More

Adam Dean: On Covering Japan’s Devastation

Posted by on Tuesday March 29, 2011 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

Adam Dean, a Beijing-based photojournalist represented by Panos Pictures, arrived in Japan roughly 20 hours after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that struck the northeastern coast of the country.  After he returned  home to Beijing  on March 26, Dean (one of the 2011 PDN 30 emerging photographers) answered our questions about the logistical challenges... More

Sygma Archive Update: Kiss Those Images Goodbye

Posted by on Wednesday March 23, 2011 | Photojournalism

Several weeks ago, a trustee in charge of millions of old news images in the Sygma archive tamped down rumors that the archive would be destroyed. That quieted the general outrage, and may have left photographers who still have images in the archive with some hope that they might be able to reclaim the images.... More

Libya Releases Three More Western Journalists

Posted by on Wednesday March 23, 2011 | Photojournalism

The Libyan government has released three more western journalists captured in the fighting between rebels and troops loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, according to an AFP report today. Getty Images photographer Joe Raedle, AFP photographer Roberto Schmidt, and AFP reporter Dave Clark rejoined other journalists at a hotel in Tripoli after their release earlier... More

Stock Photographers’ Advocacy Group SAA Shutting Down

Posted by on Tuesday March 22, 2011 | Business

The Stock Artists’ Alliance has informed its member photographers that it will be dissolving as a trade organization next month because “resources to keep [it] vital are diminishing.” SAA made the announcement today in a letter to members that was signed by former officers including Roy Hsu, David Sanger and Betsy Reid. SAA blames competitive... More

The Bang Bang Club Trailer Released on iTunes

Posted by on Tuesday March 22, 2011 | Photojournalism

On April 22 Tribeca Films will release “The Bang Bang Club,” a film based on the true story of conflict photographers Kevin Carter, Greg Marinovich, Ken Oosterbroek and Joao Silva, who worked in South Africa during the final years of apartheid. The film follows the four journalists through South Africa’s segregated townships as they document... More

Printing Resources Tumblr for Self-Publishers

Posted by on Monday March 21, 2011 | Fine Art

Los Angeles bookstore Ooga Booga has taken it upon themselves to compile a Tumblr page full of printing resources for self-publishers/independent publishers of artist’s books. The resources are all recommended by self-publishers and independent publishers who’ve used them. The site is searchable through categories that include geographical region and minimum print run. Check it out... More