Archive for March 2012

John Midgley’s Altered Image: Reasonable Caution, or Outrageous Censorship?

Posted by on Monday March 19, 2012 | Events, Fashion

Have the morality police chilled artistic expression, or does this image by John Midgley–which appears on an APA promo for a talk by the fashion and celebrity photographer–violate the standards of public decency without the alteration? Midgley is scheduled to give a talk called “Memory: Journey’s of Fiction and Fantasy” at the Apple Store at... More

Russell Brand Charged for Throwing Photog’s iPhone Through Window

Posted by on Friday March 16, 2012 | Celebrity, Fun, Photojournalism

New Orleans police charged actor Russell Brand yesterday with two misdemeanor counts of criminal damage to property for throwing a photographer’s iPhone through a window. Bail was set at $5,000 and Brand was sent on his way. Brand turned himself in after police issued a warrant for his arrest in response to photographer Timothy Jackson’s... More

PDN Video Pick: The Making of Martin’s Parr’s “Think of Finland”

Posted by on Friday March 16, 2012 | Fine Art, PDN Video Picks, Photojournalism

Last August, as legendary Magnum photographer Martin Parr traveled around Finland capturing the essence of that nation and its people, he had a camera crew tagging along as he searched for subjects and made his characteristically deadpan images. The result is a nine-minute documentary his fans are sure to appreciate called “Martin Parr–The Making of... More

PDN’s 30 Panel: Perspective and Persistence Key to Success for Young Photogs

Posted by on Thursday March 15, 2012 | Business, Events

At the first in a series of educational seminars organized as part of the 2012 PDN’s 30 programming, three photographers named to this year’s PDN’s 30 spoke about the importance of establishing and unique esthetic perspective, and about being persistent in creating and promoting new work to potential clients. The panel discussion at the School... More

Reuters Photographer Recounts Harrowing Trip Into Syria

Posted by on Thursday March 15, 2012 | Photojournalism

Reuters has posted photographer Zohra Bensemra’s nail-biting account of her recent five-day trip into Syria. With the help of Syrian activists, she slipped across the Turkish border to document the unrest near Idlib, which has come under attack by government forces in recent days. “In Libya, miles divided the warring parties. In Syria, enemies are... More

Russell Brand Faces Arrest for Destroying Photog’s iPhone as “Tribute” to Steve Jobs

Posted by on Thursday March 15, 2012 | Celebrity, Fun

Beware of iPhone wrecker Russell Brand. The actor (and ex-Mr. Katy Perry) is wanted by the New Orleans police for allegedly destroying the iPhone of paparazzo Timothy Jackson. According to news reports, Brand snatched Jackson’s iPhone and threw it through a window as the photographer was attempting to take a picture of him earlier this... More

PDN Video Picks: Jim Lo Scalzo’s Award-Winning Look at Salton Sea

Posted by on Thursday March 15, 2012 | Awards/Contests/Grants, PDN Video Picks

Photographer Jim Lo Scalzo’s funny/sad video “America’s Dead Sea” won third place in the World Press Photo Multimedia contest, announced this morning. Lo Scalzo manages to find a fresh perspective on the much photographed Salton Sea in the southern California desert. Intercutting his still photos and video footage with archival promotional films, Lo Scalzo’s three-and-a-half... More

Behind the Photo of Invisible Children’s Founders Posing with Guns

Posted by on Friday March 9, 2012 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

The Stop Kony2012 campaign video, which has now been viewed 55 million times on YouTube, has unleashed criticism about the video’s creators, followed by a backlash against the backlash. The video, created by the charity Invisible Children, calls for intervention to bring Ugandan rebel Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army, to justice. It... More