Archive for November 2012

Rangefinder Asks Photographers: What’s In Your Camera Bag?

Posted by on Thursday November 29, 2012 | Camera, Photo Gear

Are you ever curious to know what other photographers haul with them on assignments or when shooting for themselves? This month, Rangefinder, sister publication of PDN, asked several photographers to open up their camera bags and photograph the contents. The variety of gear they carry is interesting, naturally. We also got a kick out of... More

470 Photos Donated to SFMOMA: Arbus, Moriyama, Araki and More

Posted by on Wednesday November 28, 2012 | Fine Art

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) today announced it will receive gifts of 470 photos from three separate collections. They include a pledge of 26 photos by Diane Arbus, given by collector Jeffrey Fraenkel, owner of the Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco. The other gifts—from an anonymous donor and from the Kurenboh Collection... More

Sipa Press Files for Bankruptcy

Posted by on Tuesday November 27, 2012 | Business, Photojournalism

News photo agency Sipa Press has filed for bankruptcy in Paris, following the bankruptcy of its parent company in Germany in October. The fate of the photo agency–including the possibility of liquidation–will be decided by a French court on December 6, according to Le Journal de la Photographie. Sipa, which was founded in 1973 and... More

Deutsche Börse Announces Shortlist for 2013 Photography Prize

Posted by on Monday November 26, 2012 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Fine Art

The four finalists for the 2013 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize, which comes with a 30,000 pound (about $48,000 US) award, have been announced. They are: Mishka Henner, Cristina de Middel, Chris Killip and the duo of Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin. The prize honors a contemporary photographer who has made a significant contribution to the... More

Wedding & Portrait Photographers International Appoints Jason Groupp WPPI Director

Posted by on Tuesday November 20, 2012 | Business, Events

The Nielsen Photo Group, which owns PDN, has announced the appointment of Jason Groupp as the director of Wedding & Portrait Photographers International. We’d like to welcome Jason to the Nielsen Photo Group. For more information on the appointment, please see the press release below. PRESS RELEASE New York, NY (November 20, 2012) – Wedding... More

Aperture and Paris Photo Announce First PhotoBook Prize, PhotoBook of the Year

Posted by on Friday November 16, 2012 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Events, Fine Art

Paris Photo and the Aperture Foundation announced the winners of the first annual Paris Photo Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards today. The First PhotoBook Award went to Dutch photographer David Galjaard for his self-published book Concresco, about the remaining cold-war-era bunkers that dot the Albanian landscape. Open to all new bookmakers, the award includes a $10,000... More

California Anti-Paparazzi Law Fails First Court Challenge

Posted by on Thursday November 15, 2012 | Celebrity, Photojournalism

A California law meant to impose special penalties on the paparazzi for reckless driving has  been declared unconstitutional by a Los Angeles County superior court judge, according to several news reports. Judge Thomas Rubinson said the law was too broad when prosecutors invoked it against photographer Paul Raef. The paparazzo was charged with reckless driving... More

Sandy Fundraisers: Great Photographers Selling Prints For Sandy Relief (Updated)

Posted by on Wednesday November 14, 2012 | Events, Fine Art, Photojournalism, Social Media/Web

A print sale fundraiser for Hurricane Sandy relief featuring $50 prints of iPhone photographs from a great list of photographers will take place this Monday, November 19 at Foley Gallery in New York. Organized by Wyatt Gallery, Michael Foley, Ben Lowy and Ruddy Roye, and curated by Jun Lee, the show includes photos by Lowy,... More

The Failure in Crowd-Sourcing News Photos

Posted by on Wednesday November 14, 2012 | Media, Photojournalism

At a time of cost cutting for media budgets, lots of news organizations imagine that user-generated content can fill the void. But the recent failure of crowd-sourced news photos of Hurricane Sandy, and the shortage of coverage of other climate change-fueled disasters around the world, demonstrate how far we are from truly democratizing the medium... More

Retired AP Photographer Walt Zeboski Dies

Posted by on Wednesday November 14, 2012 | Obituary, Photojournalism

Retired Associated Press shooter Walt Zeboski, who photographed Ronald Reagan’s 1980 presidential campaign as well as many other people and events for the wire service, died at the age of 83 on Monday at his home in Sacramento, the AP reports. The cause of death was pneumonia. Zeboski joined the AP staff in 1966. Over... More