Archive for September 2011

Interactive Photo Display on Malnutrition: Coming to a City Near You

Posted by on Tuesday September 13, 2011 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

Commuters and shoppers passing through New York’s Union Square on Tuesday were presented with information on the fight against malnutrition in an unusual way: At an outdoor exhibit of photographs displayed around a field hospital set up by Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).  The photos, as wells as videos shown on monitors inside... More

9/11 Tributes in Photos

Posted by on Friday September 9, 2011 | Photos In The News

The September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City was the most photographed terrorist act — and perhaps the most photographed single news event– in history. Photography also played an important role in efforts to comprehend the grief, loss, and actions that followed.  On the tenth anniversary of the... More

World In Focus Contest: Deadline Is Tonight

Posted by on Thursday September 8, 2011 | Uncategorized

PDN‘s World in Focus contest closes tonight at midnight PST. You can win prizes, gear, and see you work featured in PDN and at PhotoPlus Expo. There are Professional and Amateur channels to enter:  www.worldinfocuscontest.com While you’re there, take a look at the latest entries: www.worldinfocuscontest.com/entries.shtml More

Cover of French Edition of Franzen Novel Appears to Rip Off Photog’s Book

Posted by on Wednesday September 7, 2011 | Copyright/Legal

The cover of the French edition of Jonathan Franzen’s bestselling novel Freedom bears more than a passing resemblance to Sanna Kannisto’s photo book Fieldwork, which was published earlier this year by Aperture. The similarity led Aperture publisher Lesley A. Martin to accuse the French publisher, Editions de l’Olivier, of creating a “copycat cover” via Twitter.... More

Agency Access Acquires AdBase, FoundFolios

Posted by on Wednesday September 7, 2011 | Business

Agency Access, a provider of self-promotion resources for photographers and illustrators, has announced the acquisition of its main competitor, AdBase, and the AdBase-owned portfolio site, FoundFolios. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Combining these companies has always been a vision of mine,” Agency Access president and CEO Keith Gentile said in a prepared statement.... More

Aperture Asks You: What Should We Be Looking At?

Posted by on Wednesday September 7, 2011 | Fine Art, Photojournalism

During the next week, the Aperture foundation will create a collaborative, crowd-sourced exhibition that seeks to answer the question: What should we be looking at? From today through September 17, Aperture is seeking in-person and online submissions for the exhibition. They are also holding a series of roundtable discussions, hosted by Wafaa Bilal, Melissa Harris,... More

ACLU: You Have Every Right to Photograph That Cop

Posted by on Wednesday September 7, 2011 | Photojournalism

Just in time for the 10th anniversary of 9-11, the ACLU has highlighted its “guide to photographers’ rights” with regard to taking photographs in public places, and dealing with law enforcement officials who may try to interfere. In a story posted on its web site today called “You have every right to photograph that cop,”... More

Print Sales, Web Site to Benefit Anton Hammerl’s Children

Posted by on Wednesday September 7, 2011 | Events, Photojournalism, Photos In The News

Friends of Anton Hammerl, the South African-born, London-based photographer and photo editor who was killed by pro-Qaddafi forces in Libya in April, have set up a Web site, www.friendsofanton.org,  to raise money for his three children. Tax deductible donations made to the site, which is sponsored by the non-profit Reporters Without Borders, will be used... More

Photog’s Climate Change Images On Display at Reagan National Airport

Posted by on Wednesday September 7, 2011 | Photojournalism

Travelers passing through Washington D.C.’s Reagan National Airport over the next year will be confronted with photographic evidence of climate change, thanks to the work of photographer Gary Braasch. A backlit billboard showing the retreat of Alaska’s Mendenhall Glacier, one of the country’s largest glaciers, was installed at the airport on August 30th. The diptych... More

Good Riddance to Burning Man?

Posted by on Friday September 2, 2011 | Events, Photojournalism

Organizers of the Burning Man festival at Black Rock City have effectively shut down photography at this year’s event, according to a lament on the San Francisco Chronicle web site. Rules for this year’s festival prohibit photographs of any people without signed model release forms, or pictures of the outlandish structures at the festival without... More