Archive for March 2012

Police Intimidation Watch: Photog Agrees to Community Service for Trespassing on a Public Street

Posted by on Friday March 30, 2012 | Photojournalism

A freelance photographer arrested last fall while covering police action at the Occupy protest in Richmond, Virginia has reportedly agreed to complete 50 hours of community service in exchange for having prosecutors drop trespassing charges against him. Photographer Ian Graham was arrested while covering the removal of protesters by police last October 31, according to... More

Call for Entries: LUCEO Student Project Award

Posted by on Wednesday March 28, 2012 | Awards/Contests/Grants

The LUCEO Images photo collective have announced the call for entries for their third annual Student Project Award, which awards a full-time graduate or undergraduate student $1,000 to be used in the completion of a long-term photography project. The winner will be selected by a panel of judges led by AARP director of photography Michael... More

Police Intimidation Watch: Beating a Photojournalist on a Lisbon Street

Posted by on Friday March 23, 2012 | Photojournalism

In another horrific incident demonstrating police brutality toward photojournalists, even in Western democracies, a Portuguese policeman attacked AFP photographer Patricia Melo as she covered a general strike in Lisbon yesterday. Workers there were on strike to protest austerity measures imposed on Portugal as a condition of the $100 billion bailout provided to the country by... More

Ellen Degeneres Not Amused By Photog’s Billboard Stunt

Posted by on Wednesday March 21, 2012 | Celebrity, Copyright/Legal, Media

Television personality and talk show host Ellen Degeneres—and her show’s lawyers—were not amused by an Ohio freelance photographer’s recent publicity stunt, and their legal action has cost the photographer thousands of dollars. Photographer Madalyn Ruggiero created a small business by putting costumes on her dog, Denali, photographing him, then selling greeting cards bearing the images.... More

Police Intimidation Watch: Journalists Detained for Being Present at a Chicago News Event

Posted by on Wednesday March 21, 2012 | Photojournalism

Chicago police detained two journalists outside a hospital as they waited on a public sidewalk to interview the family of a young shooting victim, according to the Reporter’s Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP). In this video of the incident, the arresting officer says, “Your First Amendment rights can be terminated if you create... More

March Madness: David Leventi’s College Basketball Cathedrals

Posted by on Wednesday March 21, 2012 | Uncategorized

You don’t have to be caught up in the NCAA college basketball championship to appreciate David Leventi’s images of basketball arenas. Leventi, a Brooklyn-based photographer, was assigned to shoot some of the country’s oldest college basketball courts last fall for ESPN the Magazine. His images, all shot in available light using a 4×5 camera, capture... More

Israel Bans Use of Underweight Models

Posted by on Tuesday March 20, 2012 | Fashion

Israel has passed a law that bans the use of “underweight” models in advertising, and mandates that ads that are retouched to make models appear thinner must include a disclaimer. According to reports, a fashion photographer and model agent named Adi Barkan has helped promote the bill, which was introduced by Knesset member Rachel Adato.... More