Archive for June 2012

Photog Celebrates 30th B-day by Raising $30K for Charity

Posted by on Thursday June 14, 2012 | Fun, Social Media/Web

San Francisco-based photographer Lisa Wiseman has created an online photography project that she’s using to help raise $30,000 in 30 days for GLIDE, a San Francisco social services organization that provides food, healthcare and training to needy people. To raise the funds Wiseman, who has volunteered with GLIDE for several years, and a group of... More

MediaStorm Now Charging to View Its Stories

Posted by on Tuesday June 12, 2012 | Business, Photojournalism

Multimedia production company MediaStorm says it will start charging viewers $1.99 for access to each of its stories under a new system it calls Pay Per Story. “We have decided it is time to try a new model that transfers a minimal cost to the viewer,” company founder and executive producer Brian Storm said in... More

Look 3 Report: Alex Webb on His Creative Process, Kodachrome, and Magnum

Posted by on Sunday June 10, 2012 | Events, Photojournalism

Magnum photographer Alex Webb’s conversation with author and photography critic Geoff Dyer at the Look 3 photo festival provided a sweeping retrospective of Webb’s career, from his earliest black and white work through his development as a revered master of color photography on projects from Haiti to the US/Mexico Border, Florida, Cuba, and beyond. Throughout... More

Look 3 Report: Donna Ferrato on Philip Jones Griffiths, Don McCullin, and Complicated Relationships

Posted by on Saturday June 9, 2012 | Events, Photojournalism

Donna Ferrato brought a quick wit and joie de vivre to an onstage interview with NPR personality Alex Chadwick at the LOOK3 photo festival in Charlottesville on Friday afternoon. A unifying theme of their wide-ranging discussion was Ferrato’s belief in the life-affirming power of emotional intimacy and mutual respect that has informed her work and... More

Paris Photo Comes to Los Angeles April 2013

Posted by on Friday June 8, 2012 | Events, Fine Art

Californians: Have you ever wanted to attend Paris Photo, but couldn’t face the airfare, jet lag, or chance of a general strike?  Paris Photo, the international art fair, will launch its first event in the US next year. The organizers of Paris Photo, which is managed by Reed Expositions France, yesterday announced the creation of... More

Look3 Report: Stanley Greene on Luck, Film and Supporting Young Photographers

Posted by on Friday June 8, 2012 | Events, Photojournalism

With equal measures of grace, humor, wisdom, and humility, photojournalist Stanley Greene regaled a packed house with tales from his storied career at the LOOK3 festival in Charlottesville last night. Greene sat on stage at Charlottesville’s Paramount theater for a one-on-one interview with Jean-François Leroy, founder of the Visa pour L’Image photo festival in Perpignan,... More

NM Wedding Photogs Can’t Discriminate Against Same-Sex Couples, Court Confirms

Posted by on Wednesday June 6, 2012 | Uncategorized

New Mexico’s appeals court has confirmed that wedding photographers who refuse to shoot same-sex weddings violate the state’s anti-discrimination laws. New Mexico Court of Appeals judge Timothy L. Garcia affirmed two previous rulings that Elane Photography of Albuquerque violated the New Mexico Human Rights Act when they refused to photograph the wedding of a same-sex... More

The Most Tasteless Copyright Infringement Ever?

Posted by on Tuesday June 5, 2012 | Copyright/Legal

Copyright infringement is so commonplace these days, it’s hard to shock us, but this flyer posted around New York’s East Village managed to do it.  The flyers for Centaur Moving show copies of Don McCullin’s award-winning photo of a Turkish woman mourning her dead husband, killed in the civil war in Cyprus in 1964. What... More