Archive for November 2011

National Geographic Photographers Launch “Photo Society” Web Site

Posted by on Wednesday November 30, 2011 | Media, Photojournalism, Social Media/Web

The Photographer’s Advisory Board for National Geographic magazine has launched a new Web site to showcase the work of National Geographic photographers. Membership in the group, dubbed “The Photo Society,” is limited to photographers who’ve published at least one feature story in the magazine. The purpose of the group and their Web site is to... More

PDN Video Pick: Marco Grob’s Afghanistan Portraits

Posted by on Wednesday November 30, 2011 | PDN Video Picks

If you’ve read PDN‘s story on Marco Grob’s techniques for lighting and shooting portraits fast (see “How I Got That Shot: The 3-Minute Portrait” in our December issue) you may be curious to see Grob in action. This video shows Grob using his portable lighting set up and handheld Hassie to photograph survivors of landmines... More

$20,000 Aftermath Project Grant for 2012 Awarded to Andrew Lichtenstein

Posted by on Wednesday November 30, 2011 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

Photographer Andrew Lichtenstein has received a grant of $20,000 from The Aftermath Project, an organization that supports documentary photography that tells post-conflict stories. Lichtenstein received the grant, which is supported by the Foundation to Promote Open Society, for his work “American Memory,” a series of landscape photographs at historical sites of conflict around the United... More

Israel Apologizes to Lynsey Addario

Posted by on Monday November 28, 2011 | Photojournalism, Uncategorized

Israel’s Defense Ministry has apologized to photojournalist Lynsey Addario after soldiers subjected her to a humiliating strip search at a Gaza Strip checkpoint several weeks ago, according to an Associated Press report. The search occurred after Addario, who is pregnant, was forced to pass three times through an X-ray machine, despite the concerns she expressed... More

Getty Cuts Pay for Editorial Contributors

Posted by on Friday November 18, 2011 | Business

Getty has announced a take-it-or-leave-it rate cut for its editorial contributors under a new contract that specifies 35 percent royalties for all sales. Under current contracts that will soon expire, Getty pays photographers 50 percent for some sales, and 35 percent for others. Photographers who don’t sign the contract will be terminated when their current... More

Cartier-Bresson Photo Sets Record at Christie’s Auction in Paris

Posted by on Thursday November 17, 2011 | Events, Photojournalism

Christie’s took advantage of the interest surrounding Paris Photo last week by holding three auctions at their Paris auction house, one of which saw a photograph by Henri Cartier-Bresson fetch a record price for the photographer of $590,455. The record-breaking 1946 print of Derrière la Gare Saint-Lazare, Paris, 1932, the famous photograph of a man... More

Photogs Arrested in Raid on Occupy Protest at Zuccotti Park

Posted by on Wednesday November 16, 2011 | Photojournalism

Two photographers were among several journalists arrested in the vicinity of Zuccotti Park, where New York police cleared out Occupy Wall Street protesters early yesterday morning. Other journalists reported they were roughed up by police and kept at a distance, while TV news helicopters were prevented from covering the police raid on the park from... More