Archive for January 2014

Photographer Fired by AP Says Decision Was Fair, But Process Wasn’t

Posted by on Monday January 27, 2014 | Photo Manipulation, Photojournalism

Freelancer Narciso Contreras, a talented war photographer who was cut off by Associated Press last week after he admitted he had Photoshopped a news photo, told PDN in an e-mail interview that he accepts his punishment, but said, “I’m critical when it comes to how the Industry handles the situation with individual photographers, especially when... More

HuffPost Ignoring PhotoJ Credits For Images of Kiev Clashes

Posted by on Thursday January 23, 2014 | Media, Photojournalism

Yesterday Huffington Post UK published “29 Incredible Pictures Of Kiev Transformed Into A Warzone,” but didn’t bother to caption or credit the images to the photojournalists who are risking personal harm to create them. (Oddly, another gallery published by the Huffington Post empire using some of the same images did include proper credits and captions.) Several... More

AP Severs Ties with Photographer Narciso Contreras Over Photoshopped Image

Posted by on Thursday January 23, 2014 | Photo Manipulation, Photojournalism

Associated Press (AP) has severed ties with freelance photographer Narciso Contreras for altering a news photograph he shot in Syria, the wire service has announced. Contreras was part of a team of AP photographers that shared the Pulitzer Prize last year for coverage of the Syrian civil war. AP reports that Contreras “recently told its... More

Cramped But Cool Studio Showcase: Show Us Where You Work

Posted by on Wednesday January 22, 2014 | Uncategorized

Is your studio or workspace tiny but convenient, space-challenged but stylish? Does it do double duty as garage, playroom, homework table and closet? If so, we hope you’ll let us share it on PDNPulse in this year’s Cramped But Cool Studio Showcase. In coordination with PDN’s Studio Issue, we’ll post images of selected submissions to... More

Sundance Film Festival New Frontier Program Highlights Photography

Posted by on Thursday January 16, 2014 | Events

Photography’s influence on contemporary art and society, and its use in multimedia storytelling, are on display this year at the Sundance Film Festival in the New Frontier program, which emphasizes “transmedia” storytelling. The film festival founded by Robert Redford, which opens today in Park City, Utah, and runs through January 26, is celebrating its 30th... More

Post-9/11 War Business Project Wins $20K Aftermath Project Grant for 2014

Posted by on Tuesday January 14, 2014 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

Italian photographer Luca Locatelli has won the $20,000 Aftermath Project Grant for his project “United Colours of War,” which looks at the increase in business connected to war following 9/11. The Aftermath Project also recognized several finalists, whose work will be included in War is Only Half the Story, the annual Aftermath Project publication: Philippe... More

Getty, AFP Appeal $1.2 Million Jury Verdict in Daniel Morel Case

Posted by on Monday January 13, 2014 | Copyright/Legal, Photojournalism

Getty Images and Agence France-Presse (AFP) have asked a federal district court to undo the $1.2 million jury verdict against them for willful infringement of photographer Daniel Morel’s copyrights, calling the verdict “a miscarriage of justice.” In a brief they submitted to the US District Court in Manhattan last week, the agencies argued that “no... More

Nat Geo Seminar: Danny Lyon Criticizes Media; Says How He Would Edit National Geographic

Posted by on Monday January 13, 2014 | Events, Photojournalism

Photojournalist Danny Lyon delivered a sharp critique of the media, explained the main goal of his career, and reminisced about his work on the civil rights movement, motorcycle gangs and Texas prisoners at a rare public appearance last week. Lyon was the headliner at the 2014 National Geographic Photography Seminar, a day-long event held January... More