Archive for May 2014

Photojournalist and Translator Killed in Eastern Ukraine; 1 Photographer Injured in Mortar Attack

Posted by on Tuesday May 27, 2014 | Photojournalism

Italian photojournalist Andrea Rocchelli, and his Russian interpreter, Andrei Mironov, were killed May 25 by mortar fire near Slavyansk in the Eastern Ukraine, the Italian foreign ministry reported. They had been covering fighting between pro-Russian rebels and government forces in the region. William Roguelon, a French photojournalist who was  traveling with Rocchelli and Mironov, told... More

Advice From the Trenches for Graduating Photography Students

Posted by on Wednesday May 21, 2014 | Business, Fashion

Classes in photography can be a leg up to landing a job as an assistant or getting started in the photography business, but real-world experience often teaches practical lessons not taught in photo schools. What are the important lessons photographers didn’t learn in school, that photographers found themselves scrambling to make up after college?  We... More

German Photographer Michael Schmidt Awarded $112,500 Prix Pictet

Posted by on Wednesday May 21, 2014 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Michael Schmidt was awarded the fifth Prix Pictet, a photography prize worth $112,500, in a ceremony this evening at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The award is sponsored by Swiss wealth managers the Pictet Group. Schmidt was recognized for his long-term project “Lebensmittel,” translated as “food stuff,” which he made between 2006 and... More

Open Society, Smith Memorial Fund, Burn Magazine, Boulat Association Calling for Grant Applications

Posted by on Tuesday May 20, 2014 | Photojournalism

The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund,  Open Society Foundations, Association Pierre et Alexandra Boulat, and Burn Magazine are all soliciting applications for major photojournalism grants. Deadlines are fast approaching. The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund has issued its last call for entries for its $30,000 Grant in Humanistic Photography. There is a $50 application fee,... More

Wal-mart Sues Photographer’s Widow Claiming Copyright to Decades of Portraits of Walton Family

Posted by on Tuesday May 20, 2014 | Copyright/Legal

Wal-mart Stores Inc. and the Walton family, which owns the company, have filed suit to force the widow of an Arkansas portrait photographer to hand over all prints, negatives and proofs of Walton family members made between 1950 and 1994, Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and the Arkansas Times reports. The widow, who reportedly had... More

Photojournalist Camille Lepage, 26, “Murdered” in Central African Republic

Posted by on Tuesday May 13, 2014 | Uncategorized

Camille Lepage, a 26-year-old French photojournalist, has been killed in the Central African Republic, say reports from the Associated Press and Reuters. According to the Reuters report, citing a statement released today by French President Francois Hollande, Lepage’s body was found when French-affiliated soldiers stopped “a car driven by anti-balaka [Christian militia] groups, in the... More

New Free Web Service Claims to Offer Solution to Runaway Image Fakery

Posted by on Tuesday May 6, 2014 | Photo Manipulation, Social Media/Web

San Jose-based Fourandsix Technologies has announced plans to capitalize on “a growing distrust of manipulated images” with the launch of new forensic tool “to prove that hosted photos have not been modified with Photoshop or other tools,” according to a press release. The tool is available for free to individual users at izitru.com. A developer... More