Archive for August 2013

Ruling on Wedding Photog’s Refusal of Same-Sex Couple Explains How Law Applies to Annie Leibovitz

Posted by on Wednesday August 28, 2013 | Business, Copyright/Legal

Last week, in their ruling that wedding photographers in New Mexico can’t refuse on moral or religious grounds to provide services to same-sex couples, the state supreme court justices were careful to note that state anti-discrimination law does not apply to commercial or fine-art photographers. The justices said the level of a wedding photographer’s artistry... More

Sony Announces Three E-mount Lenses and Two Cameras

Posted by on Tuesday August 27, 2013 | Uncategorized

  Sony has expanded its E-mount collection with a trio of new lenses: the Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* 16-70mm (24-105mm-equivalent), constant aperture f/4 zoom; the first G lens with an E-mount, the power-zoom 18-105mm, f/4 constant aperture lens; and an all-black verion of its 50mm, f/1.4 lens. Two new cameras announced today include the 16 megapixel, NEX-5T mirrorless camera, which is the first... More

Police Intimidation Watch: Cop Charged with Lying About a Photographer’s Arrest

Posted by on Tuesday August 27, 2013 | Photojournalism

A New York City police officer has been charged with felonies and misdemeanors for lying about why he arrested a freelance news photographer, according to a report in The New York Times. The officer, Michael Ackermann, claimed that he had arrested Robert Stolarik, a freelancer for The New York Times, because Stolarik had repeatedly flashed... More

Landscape Photographer Edward Burtynsky Explores Another Endangered Resource: Water

Posted by on Tuesday August 27, 2013 | Uncategorized

Edward Burtynsky, the photographer renowned for his monumental photographs that explore how human activity alters the landscape, has spent the last five years investigating our exploitation of a precious natural resource: Water. Spanning ten countries, “Water” may be his most ambitious project to date. “Over five years, I have explored water in various aspects; distress,... More

Fine-Art Photographer Zwelethu Mthethwa Faces Murder Trial August 26

Posted by on Friday August 23, 2013 | Fine Art

Zwelethu Mthethwa, the South African fine-art photographer, will go on trial on Monday, charged with murdering a woman on a street in a suburb of Cape Town, according to South Africa’s Mail & Guardian. Mthethwa was arrested May 5, accused of beating and kicking Noku­phila Kumalo to death. Die Burger, an Afrikaans-language newspaper, reported in... More

Freelance Photog’s Tale of Abduction By Syrian Rebels Serves As Warning

Posted by on Friday August 23, 2013 | Photojournalism

Today The New York Times published a story about a freelance photographer’s abduction and captivity in Syria. The tale should serve as a warning for photojournalists—particularly those who are inexperienced—who might be inclined to freelance in a war zone. Matthew Schrier was abducted in Aleppo on December 31, 2012, he told the Times, taken out... More

Photographer Gang-Raped in Mumbai

Posted by on Friday August 23, 2013 | Uncategorized

A photographer on assignment to document abandoned textile mills in the financial district of Mumbai was raped by five men on Thursday, the BBC reports. She is currently in stable condition after being treated for multiple injuries. A male colleague who was with her and also taking pictures at the time was assaulted and tied... More