Archive for April 2013

Video Pick: Thomas Dworzak’s Long View of the Caucasus

Posted by on Monday April 22, 2013 | PDN Video Picks, Photos In The News

Since the 1990s, Magnum photographer Thomas Dworzak has explored the volatile republics of the Northern Caucasus. It’s a region that’s now in the news because alleged Boston bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had ties there, but  Chechnya, Dagestan, Georgia and other republics of the Caucasus have long been a source of curiosity and geopolitical ambitions,... More

Boston Bombings Focus Attention on Caucasus, And Photo Projects on the Region

Posted by on Monday April 22, 2013 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

As investigations into the alleged Boston Marathon bombers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev focus on their connection to Chechnya and to the region of Dagestan, where Tamerlan spent time in January 2012, we’re once again looking at photographic studies of the North Caucusus. This volatile and troubled region may be little known to many Americans, but... More

Photographer Finally Takes Down Pictures of Bombing Suspect to Stop Theft

Posted by on Friday April 19, 2013 | Copyright/Legal, Photojournalism

Johannes Hirn, the former Boston University journalism student who shot a photo essay about one of the Boston bombing suspects, has removed the images from a PhotoShelter website and is referring licensing requests to Barcroft Media. The images, comprising a 2010 photo essay called “Will Box for Passport,” feature the so-called “black hat” Boston Marathon... More

Man Infringes Copyright to Profit from Boston Bombing

Posted by on Thursday April 18, 2013 | Copyright/Legal, Photojournalism

Intent on making a quick buck from the Boston Marathon bombing, a self-publisher allegedly offered an e-book full of stolen news photos for sale on Amazon.com, titled “The Boston Bombings First Photos.” The NPPA reported yesterday that the book, published by a man identified as Steve Goldstein, included more than 60 images used without permission... More

Adobe Launches Lightroom 5 Beta

Posted by on Tuesday April 16, 2013 | Uncategorized

Adobe has announced the release of the public “beta” version of Lightroom 5. From the Adobe Lightroom Journal blog post: The Lightroom team is proud to introduce the fifth major version of the product designed for and by photographers. It was 7 years ago when we introduced the very first public beta of Lightroom at... More

APA, NPPA Join Copyright Suit Against Google

Posted by on Monday April 15, 2013 | Copyright/Legal

American Photographic Artists (APA) and the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) announced today that they are joining an ongoing class action lawsuit against Google, alleging that the Google Books Search program is a violation of the copyrights of photographers and other visual artists. Under the Google Books Search program, Google has been working with several... More

Recap of the PDN’s 30: Strategies for Young Working Photogs Panel at SVA

Posted by on Friday April 12, 2013 | Events, Fashion, Fine Art, Uncategorized

During this week’s PDN’s 30 panel discussion at the School of Visual Arts Theatre, perseverance, personality and community emerged as common themes in the early careers of 2013 PDN’s 30 photographers Geordie Wood, Lisa Elmaleh and Bon Duke. PDN editor Holly Stuart Hughes moderated the panel, which also included Readers Digest photo director Rebecca Simpson... More