Archive for April 2012

2012 Guggenheim Fellowships Awarded to Ten Photographers

Posted by on Thursday April 12, 2012 | Awards/Contests/Grants

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has announced the winners of its 2012 Guggenheim Fellowships. The winners include ten photographers: Elizabeth B. Barret, Peter Bogardus, Stephen DiRado, Dornith Doherty, Douglas DuBois, Wendy Ewald, John Gossage, Bill Jacobson, Fazal Sheikh and Sara Terry. In addition, Peter Galassi, former curator of photography at the Museum of Modern... More

PDN Video Pick: Ian Ruhter’s Wet-Plate Obsession

Posted by on Wednesday April 11, 2012 | Fine Art, PDN Video Picks

Photographer Ian Ruhter has been creating one-of-a-kind landscapes using the vintage wet-plate collodion process, developed in the 19th century. He drives a mobile darkroom, fitted into a van, into beautiful locations and uses enormous metal plates to record the scene…or at least he tries. This video captures not only the technique he uses, but his... More

Does Homeland Security Target Journalists for Search and Seizure?

Posted by on Monday April 9, 2012 | Photojournalism

An article published yesterday by Salon.com’s Glenn Greenwald details the Department of Homeland Security’s repeated questioning and harassment of an American filmmaker when she has attempted to reenter the country after traveling overseas. According to Greewald’s article, award-winning documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras, who has released two films of a trilogy about the War on Terror,... More

Quincy Jones Denies Copyright Infringement Claim

Posted by on Monday April 9, 2012 | Celebrity, Copyright/Legal

Music producer Quincy Jones has filed court papers denying that he infringed photographer Michael D. Jones’s copyrights when he used a portrait (shown at right) the photographer had shot in 1995. The music producer says the photographer shot the disputed image on a work-for-hire basis, and therefore doesn’t own the copyright. Quincy Jones also says... More

Print Auction to Benefit Children of Anton Hammerl to be Held May 15 at Christie’s (Update)

Posted by on Friday April 6, 2012 | Events, Photojournalism

On May 15, 2012, Christie’s will hold an auction of photojournalism prints to benefit the children of Anton Hammerl. The South African-born photojournalist was killed while covering the conflict in Libya in April last year by forces loyal to Muammar Qaddafi. Hammerl was survived by his wife and three young children. Photographers who have donated... More

Quincy Jones Co-Defendant Denies Copyright Infringement Charges

Posted by on Thursday April 5, 2012 | Celebrity, Copyright/Legal

A co-defendant in the copyright infringement case against celebrity music producer Quincy Jones has denied the infringement claims, which were filed in February by Los Angeles photographer Michael D. Jones. Harman International, which allegedly used a portrait of Quincy Jones without the photographer’s permission to promote a line of its audio headphones, says that Michael... More