Archive for February 2012

Remembering 13 Unsung Heroes of Photojournalism

Posted by on Wednesday February 29, 2012 | Photojournalism

News stories of the deaths in Syria of American reporter Marie Colvin and French photographer Remi Ochlik totaled in the thousands last week. That was followed by hundreds of stories yesterday about the rescue of British photographer Paul Conroy, who was injured in the same attack in Homs, Syria that killed Ochlik and Colvin. Lost... More

Apple Apps Have Access To Your Private Photos, Report Says

Posted by on Wednesday February 29, 2012 | Copyright/Legal

The New York Times‘ Bits blog published a report today suggesting that companies that make apps for Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch may have access to the photographs and videos you store on your devices. When apps ask permission to access a user’s location information and the user grants it, the app “can copy... More

Hey Conflict Photographers: Are You in the New HBO Series?

Posted by on Tuesday February 28, 2012 | Photojournalism

HBO, the premium cable network, has agreed to air a four-episode documentary series, “Witness,” about war photographers. The Hollywood Reporter says the documentaries, produced and directed by Michael Mann and David Frankham, will follow young photographers covering conflict in Mexico, Brazil, Uganda and Libya. Not yet announced, however, is who the featured photographers are. So... More

Injured Photographer Paul Conroy Smuggled Out of Syria

Posted by on Tuesday February 28, 2012 | Photojournalism

British photographer Paul Conroy, who was injured last week in an attack on a makeshift media center in Homs, Syria that killed two other journalists, has been smuggled to safety in Lebanon, the Associated Press reports. Syrian activists smuggled Conroy out last night. According to The Guardian, the activists came under attack while they were... More

AP’s Charles Dharapak Wins Photograph of the Year in “Eyes of History” Contest

Posted by on Monday February 27, 2012 | Photojournalism

Charles Dharapak of the Associated Press has been named Photographer of the Year in the still photography division of the 2012 “Eyes of History” contest, the White House News Photographers Association (WHNPA) has announced. Andrew Harnik of the Washington Times won the Political Photo of the Year award. In the new media division of the... More

PDN Photo Annual Deadline: Monday Feb. 27

Posted by on Friday February 24, 2012 | Awards/Contests/Grants

If, like us, you check the latest entries to the PDN Photo Annual regularly, you’ve seen that a tremendous volume of entries have come in today. In fact, the volume just in the last 5 hours has been huge.  So here’s the good news: The PDN Photo Annual Web site remains open for submissions through... More

Penelope Tree, Muse to Avedon, Models Again

Posted by on Friday February 24, 2012 | Fashion

Penelope Tree, who first modeled for Richard Avedon in 1966, is back, appearing in a new fashion campaign for Barney’s shot by Mario Sorrenti. This week’s installment of Who’s Shooting What has details on the campaign, the creative director behind it, and the other fashion personalities being featured. PDN Pulse would just add that at... More

Shepard Fairey Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges in AP Copyright Suit

Posted by on Friday February 24, 2012 | Copyright/Legal

Here’s a new installment in the long saga of AP’s copyright infringement suit against artist Shepard Fairey, creator of the Obama “Hope” poster. Fairey has plead guilty to a federal criminal charge for destroying documents, falsifying evidence “and other misconduct” in his civil litigation with Associated Press two years ago, the US District Attorney in... More

Arizona Considers Anti-Photoshop Law

Posted by on Thursday February 23, 2012 | Photo Manipulation

An Arizona legislator has introduced a bill to make it illegal to run print ads in the state that have been Photoshopped, unless viewers are notified that the image has been altered. The bill’s sponsor, state representative Katie Hobbs of Phoenix, told the Arizona Republic that she introduced the bill at the urging of the... More