Archive for February 2014

Facebook’s Teru Kuwayama on How To Use Social Media for Documentary Storytelling

Posted by on Friday February 28, 2014 | Media, Photojournalism, Social Media/Web

Long before he went to work for Facebook as the social media giant’s liaison to the photo community, photographer Teru Kuwuyama saw social media as a tool for photographers “to eliminate the gatekeepers and the editors, and to be our own operators,” he told a standing-room-only crowd at the Aperture Gallery in New York on... More

Sponsored Post: A Look at the Qualities of Light

Posted by on Thursday February 27, 2014 | Lighting

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Brent McDonald Named 2014 POYi Multimedia Photographer of the Year

Posted by on Wednesday February 26, 2014 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

Video journalist Brent McDonald of The New York Times has won 2014 Multimedia Photographer of the Year at the Pictures of the Year International competition, organizers have announced. He won for a portfolio that included a video called “A Deadly Dance” about a surge of heroin use in Portland, Maine; and a story about Christine... More

ICP Announces 2014 Infinity Award Winners

Posted by on Monday February 24, 2014 | Awards/Contests/Grants

The International Center of Photography (ICP) just released their list of 2014 Infinity Award Winners. ICP will give the 2014 Cornell Capa Lifetime Achievement Award to German-born South African photographer Jürgen Schadeberg, who is known for his depictions of Apartheid. ICP will also recognize James Welling for his contribution to fine-art photography, and photojournalists Stephanie... More

Who’s Winning at POYi? PDN Links to First Place Entries in Editing and Multimedia Categories

Posted by on Monday February 24, 2014 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

After naming Newspaper and Freelance Photographers of the Year and winners of various other categories during the past three weeks, the Pictures of the Year International competition continues to release results in other categories. Jurors have weighed entries for the Editing and Multimedia Division categories this past week. Here’s a round-up of winners in those... More

Cramped But Cool Studio: Sunny Dual-Photographer Studio in New Zealand

Posted by on Friday February 21, 2014 | Uncategorized

A&E Studio in Dunedin, in the province of Otago, New Zealand, houses photographers photographers Alex Lovell-Smith and Emily Hlavac Green. “Though it looks roomy, we pack in a lot here,” says Green (who also shot the photos). The “lot” includes “a custom-made desk complete with makeshift shelves for magazines, plus three backdrops, an art area,... More

Hartford Police Sued for Stopping Camera Drone, Chasing Photog Away

Posted by on Thursday February 20, 2014 | Photojournalism

A news photographer has sued the Hartford, Connecticut police department and two of its officers for forcing him to stop flying a camera-equipped drone over the scene of a police investigation. Photographer Pedro Rivera, who works for television station WFSB, was briefly detained for questioning and ordered to stop flying the remote-controlled drone over the... More

PDN Video: A Photographer’s Guide to the First Amendment and Dealing with Police Intimidation

Posted by on Thursday February 20, 2014 | PDN Video Picks, Photojournalism

Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, news photographers have been subject to police intimidation and arrest, as if photography is a crime. But federal law protects photography and photographers, as Mickey Osterreicher, general counsel to the National Press Photographers Association, explains in this video. The challenge for photographers is knowing how to assert your rights in... More