Archive for April 2013

Paul Salveson Wins 2013 First Book Award

Posted by on Tuesday April 30, 2013 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Uncategorized

American photographer Paul Salveson has won the 2013 First Book Award for his project “Between the Shell,” a series of color images made through creative observation and arrangement of objects close at hand. The award, announced last week, is co-administered by MACK books and Britain’s National Media Museum. They will publish Salveson’s book later this... More

Kodak Turns Over Film Division to Its UK Pension Plan

Posted by on Monday April 29, 2013 | Business

Today Eastman Kodak Company announced the transfer of its Personalized Imaging and Document Imaging businesses to the UK-based Kodak Pension Plan (KPP), its largest creditor. The deal includes Kodak’s Film Capture and Paper & Output Systems divisions, among others, and will see KPP take over responsibility for the operation of Kodak’s film business. Kodak is... More

French Photog Could Go to Jail Over Topless Pictures

Posted by on Monday April 29, 2013 | Celebrity

A French magazine could be shut down and a photographer sent to jail over the publication last year of photographs of Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton, sunbathing while on vacation in France. The magazine, called Closer, published topless images of Middleton that were allegedly shot by photographer Valerie Suau. French authorities are... More

Alec Soth on Wandering, Storytelling and Robert Adams vs. Weegee

Posted by on Friday April 26, 2013 | Events, Fine Art

Last week at the Portland Art Museum as part of the 2013 Photolucida festivities, Alec Soth gave a lecture titled “From Here to There: Searching for Narrative in Photography.” The talk could have been titled “Searching for Narrative in Photography Lectures,” because Soth mostly allowed the audience to lead the way with questions, which he... More

Body of Newspaper Photographer Found in Saltillo, Mexico

Posted by on Friday April 26, 2013 | Photojournalism

Daniel Martinez Bazaldua, a photographer with the newspaper Vanguardia, was found dead yesterday in the northern Mexico City of Saltillo, the Associated Press reports. He had been missing since Tuesday, when he left the Vanguardia office in the afternoon. The bodies of Martinez Bazaldua, age 22, and another man identified as Julian Zamora, 23, were... More

Richard Prince Wins Appeal; Court Overturns Infringement Ruling

Posted by on Thursday April 25, 2013 | Copyright/Legal, Fine Art

A federal appeals court has ruled that artist Richard Prince did not infringe photographer Patrick Cariou’s copyrights by reproducing several dozen of Cariou’s images without permission. The appeals court said 25 out of 30 works by Prince at the center of the dispute made fair use of Cariou’s photographs. The decision reversed a lower court... More

Panasonic Announces DMC-G6 Micro Four-Thirds Body

Posted by on Wednesday April 24, 2013 | Uncategorized

Panasonic today announced its latest micro four-thirds camera body, the DMC-G6. It slots in between the GF6 and the GH3 in Panasonic’s lineup, a mid range body with some new features and a solid, if not class leading, feature set. G6 feature highlights: 16MP Live MOS sensor ISO 160-12,800 (extendable up to 25,600) 7 frames per... More

Fabio Bucciarelli Wins Robert Capa Gold Medal Award

Posted by on Wednesday April 24, 2013 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

Fabio Bucciarelli, who has covered the civil war in Syria for Agence France-Presse, has won the Robert Capa Gold Medal Award, the Overseas Press Club (OPC) has announced. Bucciarelli won the award for a portfolio of images titled “Battle to Death,” showing Free Syrian Army soldiers battling intensely against government forces in the streets of... More

Sangosti, Weatherwax Win BOP Photojournalist of the Year Honors

Posted by on Wednesday April 24, 2013 | Photojournalism

RJ Sangosti of The Denver Post and David Weatherwax of The Herald in Jasper, Indiana were named Photojournalists of the Year in the Best of Photojournalism (BOP) competition, the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) has announced. There are two winners because NPPA recognizes a winner for both larger and smaller markets. Sangosti won in the... More

Eggleston to Photo Community: Don’t Bother Me

Posted by on Tuesday April 23, 2013 | Fine Art, Fun

Reclusive photographer William Eggleston has deigned to take a few written questions from photographers, curators, and fans, and the questions, along with his responses, were published yesterday in British newspaper The Independent. Among those who posed questions were Martin Parr, Nina Berman, Alec Soth, Jason Evans, Tate Modern photo curator Simon Baker, and Brett Rogers,... More