Archive for February 2013

David Alan Harvey Wins POYi’s Best Photo Book Prize

Posted by on Wednesday February 20, 2013 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

Magnum photographer David Alan Harvey has won Best Photography Book honors in the 2013 POYi competition. Harvey won for “(based on a true story),” an experimental book comprising a collection of images–part true, and part fictional–of a journey through Rio that “explode with color, heat, humidity, sex, more sex, danger, fear, chaos, more chaos,” according... More

Campaign to Prosecute Crimes Against Journalists Set to Launch

Posted by on Wednesday February 20, 2013 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

Aidan Sullivan of Getty Images, photojournalist Lynsey Addario, David Friend of Vanity Fair magazine and several others have announced their plans to launch a social media campaign to push for the prosecution of perpetrators of crimes against journalists. Called “A Day Without News?,” the campaign will launch on February 22, the anniversary of the deaths... More

Paolo Pellegrin named POYi Freelance Photographer of the Year

Posted by on Tuesday February 19, 2013 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

Magnum photographer Paolo Pellegrin has been named Freelance Photographer of the Year at the Picture of the Year International competition. Runners up were Tomas Munita, the second place winner, and third place winner Paolo Marchetti. Pellegrin’s portfolio of 50 images included selections from projects that mostly explore the wrenching consequences of economic hardship and political... More

Ezra Shaw Named POYi Sports Photographer of the Year

Posted by on Friday February 15, 2013 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

Ezra Shaw of Getty Images has been named Sports Photographer of the Year in the 70th annual Pictures of the Year International competition. His winning portfolio includes dramatic action and feature photos from a a wide range of sports: cycling, snow boarding, America’s Cup sailing, baseball, football, and the 2012 summer Olympics. Quinn Rooney of... More

Want to Guess What Will Win World Press Photo of the Year?

Posted by on Thursday February 14, 2013 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism, Photos In The News

The announcement of the World Press Photo of the Year 2012 winner is now less than 24 hours away. Speculation is ripe: Which international news story will be depicted in the photo that wins the top prize?  The conflict in Mali, or Syria? Protests against austerity measures in Greece? Political unrest in Egypt? Hurricane Sandy?... More

In Defense of “Ruin Porn”

Posted by on Wednesday February 13, 2013 | Fine Art, Photojournalism

As large swaths of Detroit fall to ruins, the city has attracted many documentary and fine-art photographers in recent years. Among them are Andrew Moore, Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre, and Bruce Gilden, to name just a few. Not far behind came the critics who have disparaged the work with a catchy label: Ruin Porn.... More

Guy Martin, CJ Chivers Give Testimony in Inquest Into Tim Hetherington’s Death

Posted by on Monday February 11, 2013 | Photojournalism

The Coroner’s Court in Westminster, UK, carrying out an inquest into the death of photographer Tim Hetherington concluded that his death was “unlawful,” The Independent reports.  The photojournalist and documentary-film maker died April 20, 2011 in a mortar attack in Misrata, Libya, where he was covering fighting between forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi... More

Paul Hansen of Dagens Nyheter Wins POYi Newspaper Photographer of the Year

Posted by on Monday February 11, 2013 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism, Photos In The News

© Paul Hansen/Dagens Nyheter Paul Hansen, photographer with the newspaper Dagens Nyheter of Sweden has been named the 2012 Newspaper Photographer of the year in the 70th Pictures of the Year International (POYi). Hansen was honored for a portfolio that included coverage of the conflict in Gaza and a series on individuals whose lives were... More

Associated Press Wins Top Portrait Prizes at POYi

Posted by on Friday February 8, 2013 | Photojournalism

Associated Press has picked up two first prize awards in the Portrait and Portrait Series categories of the 70th annual POYi competition. The wire service now has 5 first prize awards after three days of POYI judging. AP photographer Daniel Ochoa de Olza won top prize in the Portrait category for a very pirate-like image... More