Archive for May 2012

Tools for Detecting Image Manipulation: Coming Soon

Posted by on Wednesday May 30, 2012 | Photo Manipulation

Imagine if there were a reliable tool for detecting manipulation and Photoshopping in photos that every photo desk or photo contest juror could use.  Manipulated photos could be screened from photojournalism contests before they cause a scandal, news photographers might be deterred from trying to punch up their images, and PDN Pulse might have fewer... More

Video Pick: William Wegman on Walking Canes and Dogs

Posted by on Wednesday May 23, 2012 | PDN Video Picks

Omhu, the design firm that makes stylish canes and other mobility aids, teamed with photographer William Wegman to produce a photo library and video that presents canes—and the mobility they provide—in a fun way. It features one of Wegman’s classic subjects, a Weimeraner, interacting with one of the canes, which are made using high-performance materials... More

Getty Images Preps for IPO?

Posted by on Tuesday May 22, 2012 | Business

Reuters reports that Getty Images, the largest stock photo agency, has retained Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase to evaluate the possibility of a sale or an initial public offering (IPO). According to a source cited by the Financial Times, a sale or IPO could value the company at $4 billion. Since 2008, the stock agency... More

Curator Deborah Willis to Judge 2012 CDS/Honickman First Book Prize

Posted by on Monday May 21, 2012 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Photo historian, professor and curator Deborah Willis will be the judge for this year’s CDS/Honickman First Book Prize, sponsored by The Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University and The Honickman Foundation. The winning photographer will receive a $3,000 grant and publication of a book of photographs, an exhibition at the Rubenstein Library Gallery... More

New York Photo Festival Opens in Compacted Format

Posted by on Thursday May 17, 2012 | Events

The New York Photo Festival 2012 opened on May 16 with shows assembled by four guest curators, and some nearby satellite shows. After three years in which shows took over multiple spaces in the Dumbo neighborhood in Brooklyn, this year the four-day festival has located most of the shows by its four guest curators in... More