The BBC reported this morning that photographer Guy Martin has been released from a hospital in Cornwall, where he has been recovering from serious shrapnel wounds he suffered in a grenade attack in Misrata, Libya on April 20.
Photographers Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros were killed in the same blast. Photographer Michael Christopher Brown of New York also was also injured in the attack, but his injuries were less severe than Martin’s and he was released from the hospital more than a month ago.
Martin suffered stomach and leg injuries, and was initially treated in Libya. Several days later he was transported to Malta for further treatment, and finally returned to the UK for treatment at the Royal Cornwall Hospital.
The BBC says that Martin’s girlfriend, journalist Polly Fields, reported that Martin had returned to his family’s home in Falmouth “and was doing well.”
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 ›