Archive for November 2013

Color Photography Legend Saul Leiter Dies

Posted by on Thursday November 28, 2013 | Fine Art, Obituary

Artist Saul Leiter, who spent decades working in relative obscurity before his talents as a pioneering color photographer came to light, died Tuesday in New York City. He was 89 years old. An unassuming man who shunned attention, Leiter photographed on the streets of New York, mostly within a  few blocks of his East Village... More

Job Rankings Claim Dishwasher a Better Job than Photojournalist

Posted by on Tuesday November 26, 2013 | Business

Career-building website CareerCast.com has ranked the top 200 jobs, and “Photographer” and “Photojournalist” were ranked 172 and 188 respectively. According to the study, which factors in “physical demands, work environment, income, stress, and hiring outlook,” noted the Wall Street Journal, photojournalist ranks just above “corrections officer” and just below “dishwasher.” Photographers fare slightly better than... More

Sponsored Post: Interactive Portrait Studio Featuring Celebrity Photographer Mark Mann

Posted by on Monday November 25, 2013 | Uncategorized

Leica invites Art Basel attendees to be part of a living art exhibition on Thursday, December 5th. Celebrity photographer Mark Mann will be taking portraits of participants using the Leica S from 10am-4pm at Trendy Studios. The on-site printing of each image is supported by Image Pro International and print specialists Gady Alroy, of Art... More

Jury Awards Daniel Morel $1.2 Million in Damages from AFP, Getty Images

Posted by on Friday November 22, 2013 | Uncategorized

A jury has awarded photographer Daniel Morel $1.2 million in damages after deciding that Agence France-Presse (AFP) and Getty Images willfully violated his copyright. The award is the maximum amount of statutory damages possible under the law. AFP and Getty Images were also found liable for 16 violations of  the Digital Millenium Copyright Act. The verdict... More

After Closing Arguments, Verdict Expected Soon in Morel v. AFP and Getty Images

Posted by on Friday November 22, 2013 | Uncategorized

  The jury is expected to announce its verdict today in the trial to determine damages in the copyright infringement case  photographer Daniel Morel brought against Agence France-Presse and Getty Images, following yesterday’s closing arguments by lawyers for all sides in the case. The case began when Morel alerted AFP and Getty Images that they... More

Media Protest White House Limits on Photographers

Posted by on Thursday November 21, 2013 | Media, Photojournalism

More than three dozen news organizations and journalists’ trade associations have submitted a joint letter of protest to the Obama administration, charging it with denying the news media the right to photograph and videotape President Obama while he is performing his official duties. “We write to protest the limits on access currently barring photographers who... More

PDN Video: Bil Zelman on Shooting Portraits of Difficult Celebrity Subjects

Posted by on Wednesday November 20, 2013 | Celebrity, PDN Video Picks, Video

Photographer Bil Zelman: How to Shoot Portraits of Challenging Celebrities from PDNOnline on Vimeo. Celebrities can be skittish and uncooperative in front of a camera, so photographer Bil Zelman sometimes uses psychology to elicit a particular reaction for a compelling portrait. In this video, he describes how he calmed author Isabel Allende, who was self-conscious... More

ICP Appoints Mark Lubell New Executive Director

Posted by on Tuesday November 19, 2013 | Uncategorized

The board of trustees of the International Center of Photography (ICP) has named Mark Lubell to be its new executive director. He replaces Mark Robbins, who left the job as director of the museum and school after 19 months to become President and CEO of the American Academy in Rome. Lubell was Director of Magnum... More