Archive for April 2014

Joanna Piotrowska Wins 2014 First Book Award

Posted by on Wednesday April 30, 2014 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Polish photographer Joanna Piotrowska has won the 2014 First Book Award for Frowst, a study of familial relationships through staged photographs, award sponsors announced today. Piotrowska’s project will be published this June by MACK Books, which co-administers the award with Britain’s National Media Museum. The First Book Award, now in its third year, is open... More

ICP Celebrates Infinity Award Winners (Recap and Video Links)

Posted by on Tuesday April 29, 2014 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Fashion, Fine Art, Photojournalism

Last night the International Center of Photography honored photographers working in photojournalism, fine-art and fashion at the 30th annual Infinity Awards. The awards were inaugurated in 1985 as a way to recognize outstanding achievements by photographers working in various genres within the medium. It was the first Infinity Awards ceremony for new ICP director Mark Lubell,... More

Exhibition in Bangladesh Remembers Garment Workers Who Died Tragically

Posted by on Thursday April 24, 2014 | Events, Fine Art, Photojournalism

A group exhibition currently open through the end of this week at the Pathshala South Asian Media Institute remembers the 1,134 garment workers who died on April 24, 2013 when Rana Plaza collapsed after years of neglect. The show, “1134—Lives Not Numbers,” was curated by Mahbubur Rahman and Munem Wasif, and includes contributions by photographers,... More

If Photography Is Not a Crime, When Will Police Get the Message?

Posted by on Thursday April 24, 2014 | Photojournalism

In February, just as the City of Baltimore was hammering out a legal settlement to end police interference with photographers, Baltimore police forcibly removed a Baltimore Sun photo editor from the scene of a shooting on a public street. That action underscored a seemingly intractable problem: getting the message to rank-and-file police officers that people... More

Video Pick: In Bed With Chanel

Posted by on Tuesday April 22, 2014 | Fashion, PDN Video Picks

Laurel Pantin in Chanel from Ann Street Studio on Vimeo. It’s not easy to create an engaging video, let alone a brief, engaging video. Jamie Back and Kevin Burg of Ann Street Studio recently did just that with this 15-second flick featuring Lucky Magazine market editor Laurel Pantin in a big white bed wearing colorful... More

Daniel Berehulak to Receive Getty Images & Chris Hondros Fund Award

Posted by on Tuesday April 22, 2014 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

Photojournalist Daniel Berehulak has been chosen the winner of the Getty Images & Chris Hondros Fund Award, the Chris Hondros Fund announced today. Berehulak, a photojournalist based in New Delhi, India, will receive a $20,000 prize to support his documentary work. Preston Gannaway, a US photographer, has been named a finalist for the award, and... More

Baltimore To Pay $250K for Videos Deleted by Police: A Vindication of Photographers’ Rights

Posted by on Thursday April 17, 2014 | Photojournalism

The City of Baltimore and its police department have agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a claim of unlawful seizure and destruction of cell phone videos that belonged to a citizen who allegedly recorded police arresting and beating another person. Police have admitted no wrongdoing, but agreed as part of the settlement to issue a... More