Archive for May 2012

Police Intimidation Watch: Photogs Cleared of Charges in New York, Seattle

Posted by on Wednesday May 16, 2012 | Photojournalism

A student photographer has been cleared in court of disorderly conduct charges stemming from his arrest in New York City at the scene of an Occupy march in January, the Associated Press reports. Separately, prosecutors in Seattle decided to drop charges against a photographer arrested for allegedly assaulting a police officer there during May Day... More

Theft of South African Photog’s Work May Be Attempt to Silence Her

Posted by on Wednesday May 16, 2012 | Fine Art

Burglars broke into the Cape Town, South Africa, apartment of award-winning photographer Zanele Muholi and stole more than 20 external hard drives and other computer equipment, according to a report in the Cape Times. Muholi has documented the lives of black lesbians in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Uganda, and has received awards and recognition... More

Shutterstock IPO Prospectus Reveals Market Value of Stock Photos

Posted by on Wednesday May 16, 2012 | Business

Microstock photo agency Shutterstock has filed a business prospectus with the Securities and Exchange Commission, announcing its intention to sell shares through an initial public offering “as soon as practicable.” The filing sheds light on Shutterstock’s revenues, and the surprisingly low average price for the millions of photos in its database. The business prospectus is... More

The Art of the Steal: Warhol Didn’t Get Away With It. Why Should Richard Prince?

Posted by on Thursday May 10, 2012 | Copyright/Legal, Fine Art

As we’ve reported in our coverage of photographer Patrick Cariou’s infringement claim against Richard Prince, Prince and his defenders argue that appropriation art does little harm to individuals from whom appropriation artists steal their raw materials. Their implied question: Where would civilization be without the great works of appropriation artists like Andy Warhol and Robert... More

New Pinterest Credit Feature Does Little to Protect Pinterest Users

Posted by on Friday May 4, 2012 | Copyright/Legal, Social Media/Web

Several days ago, Pinterest announced a new feature that automatically credits and links back to content that Pinterest users re-post from Vimeo, YouTube, Behance and Flickr. The announcement was part of Pinterest’s campaign to counter perceptions that copyright infringement is part of its corporate DNA. But the announcement amounted to little more than window dressing,... More

International Center of Photography Names New Director to Succeed Hartshorn

Posted by on Thursday May 3, 2012 | Fine Art

The International Center of Photography (ICP) board of trustees today named Mark Robbins, dean of the School of Architecture at Syracuse University, as the new executive director of ICP. Robbins will succeed Willis E. “Buzz” Hartshorn, who announced last year he would be leaving his role for medical reasons. Before joining Syracuse, Robbins served as... More

Departing ICP Director Hartshorn Honored at 28th Annual ICP Infinity Awards

Posted by on Thursday May 3, 2012 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Fine Art, Photojournalism

The 28th Annual International Center of Photography Infinity Awards, held May 2 in New York City, paid tribute to its departing director, ICP director Willis E. “Buzz” Hartshorn, who last year announced he wanted to step down for medical reasons. Though Hartshorn will continue to work with ICP, this was his last Infinity Awards as... More