Archive for June 2012

Wedding Photog Might Sue for Copyright Infringement Over Anti-Gay Attack Ad

Posted by on Friday June 29, 2012 | Copyright/Legal, Photo Manipulation

Wedding photographer Kristina Hill says she’s contemplating legal action for copyright infringement against a Virginia-based group that has ripped off one of her images of a same-sex couple, and used it to create a political attack ad. The group, called Public Advocate of the United States, used an engagement photo of Hill’s showing her clients... More

Susan White Returns as Photo Director at Vanity Fair

Posted by on Tuesday June 26, 2012 | Uncategorized

Susan White is returning to her old job at Vanity Fair as the magazine’s photography director. She had left the position last fall to take a job as executive director of editorial licensing at Trunk Archive, the photo syndication agency.  In returning to Vanity Fair, she is replacing her replacement, Judith Puckett-Rinella, who has held ... More

Pulitzer Center Publishes First iBook with Photographer Greg Constantine

Posted by on Monday June 25, 2012 | Media, Photojournalism

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a non-profit organization that provides key support to photographers and writers working on long-term investigative journalism projects, made its first foray into digital book publishing late last week with the release of “In Search of Home,” an iBook about statelessness, featuring the photography of Greg Constantine and essays by... More

Harry Ransom Center Names New Chief Photo Curator

Posted by on Thursday June 21, 2012 | Fine Art

  The Harry Ransom Center, the humanities library at the University of Texas, has appointed Jessica S. McDonald to be its new chief curator of photography. McDonald is currently a curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. At the Ransom Center, McDonald will oversee the library’s photography collection, which includes about... More

Police Intimidation Watch: Deputies Rough Up Nevada News Photographer

Posted by on Wednesday June 20, 2012 | Photojournalism

Sheriff’s deputies in Nevada allegedly pushed a 60-year-old Reno Gazette-Journal photographer to the ground and shoved his face into some gravel, the newspaper has reported. The incident happened at the scene of a city fire. The deputies ended up citing the photographer for obstruction and resisting their orders. Tim Dunn,  a 21-year veteran of the... More

Auction to Benefit Chris Hondros Fund to be Held June 21

Posted by on Tuesday June 19, 2012 | Awards/Contests/Grants

A silent auction and cocktail reception will be held Thursday, June 21 in Manhattan  to benefit the grantmaking and fellowship programs of the Chris Hondros Fund. The fund, a non-profit organization, was established to honor the life and work of Chris Hondros, the award-winning Getty Images photographer killed in Libya in April 2011. It supports... More

Alec Baldwin Attacks Newspaper Photographer (Update)

Posted by on Tuesday June 19, 2012 | Celebrity

June 20, 2012: Mickey Osterreicher, general counsel for National Press Photographers Association, has weighed in on the incident, publishing an “Open Letter to Alec Baldwin.” Details below. Not that it’s news these days when a celebrity (or bodyguard of a celebrity) shoves, punches or tries to run over a photographer, but the Daily News has... More

The College Kid Whose Obama Photo Landed in The New Yorker

Posted by on Friday June 15, 2012 | Media

An article in the current issue of The New Yorker, about what President Obama might accomplish if elected to a second term, appears with a striking, double-page photo of the President standing alone and looking thoughtful. The photo was shot during the G8 summit last month by Luke Sharrett, a student at Western Kentucky University... More

The Ian Parry Scholarship: Deadline to Apply June 30

Posted by on Friday June 15, 2012 | Awards/Contests/Grants

The deadline to apply for the Ian Parry Scholarship 2012, which supports photography students and young photographers launching their careers, is June 30. The scholarship was created memory of Ian Parry, a photojournalist who died while on assignment for The Sunday Times in 1989. Longtime friend and photo editor Aidan Sullivan created the  Scholarship for... More

Police Intimidation Watch: Mannie Garcia Files $500K Lawsuit for Unlawful Arrest

Posted by on Thursday June 14, 2012 | Photojournalism

Veteran news photographer Mannie Garcia has sued several Montgomery County, Maryland police officers, alleging violation of his civil rights and physical and emotional suffering as a result of being “manhandled” and arrested without cause in June, 2011. Garcia is seeking $500,000 in compensatory damages, plus punitive damages to be determined. Garcia, who lost his White... More