Archive for November 2011

Ad Banned in UK for Showing Super Skinny Model

Posted by on Friday November 11, 2011 | Fashion, Photo Manipulation

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in Britain has banned a fashion ad that shows a model who appears to be painfully underweight. Ironically, the model, whose upper arm circumference makes us think about malnutrition, appears in an ad for a clothing company called “Drop Dead.” The British advertising publication Campaign reports that the ASA said... More

Video Shows Oakland Police Shooting Photographer

Posted by on Tuesday November 8, 2011 | Photojournalism

Yesterday we posted a story suggesting that the police are under pressure to respect constitutional rights, now that so many people are photographing their activities (especially at protests.) But along comes this video of an Oakland policeman shooting the photographer for no obvious reason. The photographer, identified by the San Jose Mercury News as Oakland... More

Pictures of Photog’s Arrest Force Police Accountability

Posted by on Monday November 7, 2011 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

Once again, police officers have arrested a photographer doing her job–this time in Milwaukee–only to let her go a few hours later without charges. The summary round-up of journalists at street demonstrations is a form of intimidation, and rough injustice: It’s a convenient way of putting journalists out of commission for the duration of a... More

Photographer Stephen Ferry Awarded First Tim Hetherington Grant

Posted by on Monday November 7, 2011 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

Stephen Ferry has received the first-ever Tim Hetherington Grant, it was announced this morning. The grant was established to honor Hetherington, the photographer and filmmaker who was killed in Libya in April, 2011, and is administered by World Press Photo and Human Rights Watch with the support of Hetherington’s parents. For more on the grant... More

PDN Video Pick: That Thing Starlings Do

Posted by on Monday November 7, 2011 | PDN Video Picks

This video capturing the phenomenon known as murmuration — the astonishing cloud-like formations made by starlings– has been posted widely, but we can’t resist. Filmmaker and artist Sophie Windsor Clive was canoeing on the River Shannon in Ireland with a friend when they encountered the starling flock by chance.  The sight captured here on video... More

Long After Divorce, Groom Sues to Have Wedding Photos Recreated

Posted by on Thursday November 3, 2011 | Uncategorized

When a bride and groom are unhappy with their wedding photos, they sometimes demand a refund. Former groom Todd J. Remis is currently suing H&H Photographers, alleging breach of contract because the photographers missed the last 15 minutes of the ceremony and took lousy photos. Remis takes his claim even further: He has also demanded... More

Photographs Transform Former Steel Town

Posted by on Wednesday November 2, 2011 | Events, Fine Art

As manufacturing has disappeared from many American cities, old factories that once held heavy machinery have attracted artists and galleries, and many former sites of industry now host fledgling arts communities. In the former steel town of Bethlehem, PA, the non-profit group ArtsQuest has been celebrating the city’s art scene through its annual InVision Photo... More

Eros Hoagland Wins $20k Grant for Conflict Photogs

Posted by on Tuesday November 1, 2011 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

The Aftermath Project, a grant making organization focused on funding photojournalism covering post-conflict stories, recently awarded a special $20,000 grant to photographer Eros Hoagland, who will work on a personal project that explores how photographing conflicts has affected his own life. In the announcement of the award, Aftermath Project founder and director Sara Terry said:... More