Archive for August 2012

Self-Proclaimed Photo Montage Virtuoso Is Sued for Stealing Photos

Posted by on Monday August 13, 2012 | Copyright/Legal, Photo Manipulation

Muench Photography and Mountain Light Photography have filed a copyright infringement claim against a Las Vegas-based photomontage artist for unauthorized use of two of their photographs. The artist, Thomas Barbèy, creates surrealistic photomontages. According to his Tumblr page, he uses  images that he shoots on his travels all over the world. He claims inspiration from... More

Widow of Underwater Photog Wes Skiles Blames His Drowning on Defective Gear

Posted by on Thursday August 2, 2012 | Obituary, Photojournalism

UPDATE: On Friday, May 20, 2016, a Palm Beach County jury has cleared diving equipment manufacturer Lamartek of wrongdoing in the 2010 drowning death of Wes Skiles, a renowned underwater photographer and cameraman, reports the Palm Beach Post. Jurors found that Lamartek, which is also known as Dive Rite, was not responsible for Wes Skiles’s... More

Auto de Fe Offers $5,000 in Prizes for Inquisitive Photography

Posted by on Wednesday August 1, 2012 | Uncategorized

Auto de Fe, the iPad app-based journal of long-form photojournalism, has announced the Inquisitive Photography Prize fund, offering four prizes, totaling $5000, to photographers submitting proposals to the magazine. The winners will be announced in the summer of 2013, according to Jack Laurenson, Executive Editor of Auto de Fe. To be considered for one of... More