Archive for March 2011

Getty, AFP Photogs Missing in Libya; 4 Times Journalists Released

Posted by on Monday March 21, 2011 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

Two photojournalists, Joe Raedle of Getty Images and Roberto Schmidt of Agence France-Presse, and reporter Dave Clark of AFP have been missing in Libya since Saturday, AFP reported Sunday. Clark and Schmidt told editors via email they were working with Raedle in the eastern Libyan city of Tobruk and were planning to meet with opponents... More

Photojournalist Killed in Yemen, CPJ Says

Posted by on Friday March 18, 2011 | Photojournalism

Photographer Jamal al-Sharaabi of Yemen’s independent weekly Al-Masdar was killed today when security forces in Yemen opened fire on anti-government demonstrators, the Committee to Protect Journalists has reported. Al-Shaarabi was among 44 people killed in the attack by security forces, and was the first confirmed media fatality in since demonstrations against the government began in... More

PDN Video Pick: Eugene Richards Interview on Time’s New Photo Blog

Posted by on Friday March 18, 2011 | PDN Video Picks, Photojournalism

This week, Time magazine unveiled its new photo blog, Lightbox. Edited by the magazine’s photo editors,  Lightbox highlights work by Time photographers, showcases  unseen wire images and gallery shows, and profiles photographers. In a video interview with Lightbox, documentary photographer Eugene Richards talks about the subjects of his award-winning book, War Is Personal, about 15... More

Libya Says It Will Release Times Journalists Today

Posted by on Friday March 18, 2011 | Photojournalism

Four New York Times journalists held since Tuesday by pro-Qaddafi forces in Libya will be released today, Libyan government officials have told the US State Department. The Libyan government says that the four journalists, who include photographers Lynsey Addario and Tyler Hicks, were arrested in Ajdabiya when the Libyan army swept into the rebel-controlled city.... More

Mitch Epstein Awarded $111K Prix Pictet

Posted by on Thursday March 17, 2011 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Fine Art

American photographer Mitch Epstein is the winner of the third annual Prix Pictet photography prize. Kofi Annan, Prix Pictet’s honorary president, announced the winner at a ceremony in Paris today. The award, which carries a 100,000 CHF ($111,298) prize, was created in 2008 by the Geneva-based private bank Pictet & Cie. It recognizes photographic work... More

Photo-J Crowd Funding Site Emphas.is Launched

Posted by on Thursday March 17, 2011 | Business, Photojournalism

Photojournalism crowd funding site Emphas.is has finally launched, providing photographers with another online venue for raising money directly from audiences to support their documentary projects. The Dublin-based site is also offering insurance plans to participating photojournalists under an agreement with Reporters Without Borders and a Canadian insurance company. Emphas.is uses the crowd funding model used... More

Lynsey Addario, Tyler Hicks Missing in Libya

Posted by on Wednesday March 16, 2011 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

Photographers Lynsey Addario and Tyler Hicks are among four New York Times journalists missing in Libya, The New York Times reported today. Also missing are reporter and videographer Stephen Farrell and Beirut bureau chief Anthony Shadid. According to a statement from the Times, editors last had contact with the journalists on Tuesday when they were... More

AP Settles Remaining Lawsuits Over ‘Hope’ Image

Posted by on Wednesday March 16, 2011 | Copyright/Legal, Photojournalism

The Associated Press says it has settled its copyright infringement claim against Obey Clothing and three of its big retail customers–Nordstrom’s, Urban Outfitters, and Zumiez Inc.–for sale and distributions of merchandise bearing the iconic ‘Hope’ image created by artist Shepard Fairey. “This settlement marks the final resolution of the disputes over our rights in the... More

Free PDN 30 Seminar Coming to Santa Monica, March 29

Posted by on Tuesday March 15, 2011 | Events

Santa Monica College will host a PDN 30 educational seminar on Tuesday March 29. “PDN 30: Strategies for the Young Working Photographer” will take place at Santa Monica College, Room HSS – 165 (Humanities and Social Science Building), 1900 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, California from 7:00 to 8:30pm; a reception with the panelists and sponsors... More

PDN Video Pick: Love Linda V Legs

Posted by on Tuesday March 15, 2011 | Fashion, PDN Video Picks

Untitled from KT Auleta on Vimeo. Photographer and filmmaker KT Auleta has directed films for numerous fashion clients. Auleta created this film, “Love Linda V Legs,” featuring Czech supermodel Linda Vojtova, for a recent exhibition devoted to the model’s career. In addition to fashion films for Nowness, Generra and The Row, Auleta also wrote and... More