Archive for October 2011

PhotoPlus Seminar: Chris Buck on Launching, and Sustaining, Your Career

Posted by on Monday October 31, 2011 | Celebrity

There’s a consistent vision to Chris Buck’s photos, from his earliest portraits of musicians to his recent commercial and editorial work, including his cover photo of Michelle Bachmann for Newsweek. That’s because throughout his career, he’s taken photos for himself, Buck explained in his PhotoPlus Expo seminar, “Buck Naked: The Secrets Behind the Master Portrait... More

PPE Panel: Photogs Ignore Online Pub Opportunities at Their Own Peril

Posted by on Friday October 28, 2011 | Business, Copyright/Legal, Fine Art, Media, Social Media/Web

During a seminar titled “The New World of Online Magazines and Curator Web Sites” this afternoon at PDN PhotoPlus Expo, photographer Sophia Wallace posed a question to photographers who’ve been hesitant to harness the full power of the internet for fear that their work might be stolen: Should you be more afraid of image theft,... More

Lucie Awards Honor Lifetime Achievements

Posted by on Tuesday October 25, 2011 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

Eli Reed, Bill Eppridge, Dawoud Bey and Rich Clarkson were among the veteran photographers honored for their contributions to photography at the 2011 Lucie Awards, held October 24 in New York City. In accepting the award for Achievement in Photojournalism, Eppridge, who covered the Beatles’ arrival in America, Woodstock and Robert Kennedy’s presidential campaign and... More

PhotoPlus Expo Hosts Benefit for Japan Tsunami Relief

Posted by on Friday October 21, 2011 | Events

Harry Benson, Ron Haviv, Douglas Kirkland, Susan Meiselas, Doug Menuez, Corey Rich, Ryszard Horowitz and David Black  are among the photographers who have donated signed prints to the silent auction to be held Friday October 28 as part of the PhotoPlus Bash.   At the event, sponsored by Unique Photo and Fujifilm, guests can also purchase... More

Obituary: Rock and Roll Photographer Barry Feinstein, 80

Posted by on Thursday October 20, 2011 | Obituary

Barry Feinstein, who covered Bob Dylan’s 1966 tour after the musician went electric, and also photographed the covers of iconic albums by Dylan, Janis Joplin, George Harrison and Eric Clapton, died today at his home in Woodstock, New York, the AP reports. He was 80. His agent, Dave Brolan, told the AP that Feinstein had... More

Chris Hondros Fund Announces Fellowships, Grants, New Web Site

Posted by on Thursday October 20, 2011 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

The Chris Hondros Fund, a non-profit established by the late photojournalist’s fiance, Christina Piaia, with support from the Hondros Family, announced the launch of the Fund Web site today. Hondros was killed earlier this year in a rocket attack by Qaddafi forces in Misrata, Libya. The Fund, which will “support and advance photojournalists” also announced... More

Krisanne Johnson Wins 2011 W. Eugene Smith Grant

Posted by on Thursday October 20, 2011 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Photo: ©Krisanne Johnson Photographer Krisanne Johnson has been awarded the 2010 W. Eugene Smith Grant, a $30,000 prize, to support continuing work on “I Love You Real Fast,” a project she began in 2006. The project examines women coming of age in Swaziland, where rates of HIV/AIDS infection are among the highest in the world.... More

Leica Sells 44% Stake to Private Equity Firm Blackstone

Posted by on Wednesday October 19, 2011 | Business, Fine Art, Photojournalism

US-based private equity firm The Blackstone Group has reached an agreement to buy 44 percent of Leica Camera AG in a deal to be completed by the end of the year, Blackstone and ACM Projektentwicklung GmbH, Leica’s parent company, announced today. Blackrock investment funds will acquire the stake through a holding company, the announcement said.... More

What do you charge for editorial retouching, and how?

Posted by on Wednesday October 19, 2011 | Uncategorized

In our feature “Does Editorial Post-Production Cost Too Much?” which appears in the November issue of PDN, photographers, retouchers and photo editors weighed in. They offered their experiences about both how much photographers and retouchers charge editorial clients, but how they explain their fees to clients. “One of our biggest challenges is that the fees... More