Archive for June 2014

Photographer Wins $2,501 for Infringement in Anti-Gay Attack Ad Case

Posted by on Monday June 23, 2014 | Copyright/Legal

  Photographer Kristina Hill has won a $2,501 judgment for copyright infringement against Public Advocate of the United States, ending a federal case in Colorado over unauthorized political attack ads. The judgment was entered June 4 in the US District Court in Denver. Hill and her wedding photography clients, Brian Edwards and Thomas Privitere, sued... More

NY Times Highlights Instagrammer Working For Met, Other Institutions, For Free

Posted by on Wednesday June 18, 2014 | Business, Media, Social Media/Web

There was an article in the Art & Design section of the New York Times yesterday highlighting the social media photography that an Instagrammer, Dave Krugman, is doing for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The New York Public Library and other cultural institutions in exchange for special access. The article is full of language that suggests it’s... More

Suffolk County Pays $200K to Settle News Photographer’s Unlawful Arrest Claim

Posted by on Wednesday June 18, 2014 | Photojournalism

Suffolk County, New York  has agreed to pay freelance news videographer Philip Datz $200,000 to settle civil rights claims stemming from Datz’s unlawful arrest for recoding county police activity on a public street in 2011. In addition, the Suffolk County Police Department (SCPD) will institute an ongoing training program for its officers to safeguard “the... More

What We’re Following on Instagram This Week

Posted by on Tuesday June 17, 2014 | Photojournalism, Social Media/Web

Here’s what the @pdnonline folks are checking out this week on Instagram. Cengiz Yar, Jr @burndiary Burn, the online magazine for emerging photographers founded by David Alan Harvey, has been using Instagram to post photo essays: one photographer sharing photos from somewhere in the world for seven days. This week: Cengiz Yar, Jr., (@hfwh) posting... More

Todd Hido Shoots Fall 2014 Campaign For Victoria Beckham’s Fashion Line

Posted by on Thursday June 12, 2014 | Business, Fashion, Video

We never thought we’d mention Posh Spice and Todd Hido in the same sentence, but here goes: Victoria Beckham (previously known as pop singer Posh Spice) enlisted fine-art photographer Todd Hido to photograph ads her Fall 2014 collection of women’s fashion. The images of models wearing Beckham’s looks recall Hido’s fine-art photographs of women in... More

Obituary: Roger Mayne, Documentarian of London’s Post-War Working Class

Posted by on Monday June 9, 2014 | Obituary, Photojournalism

Roger Mayne, whose images of working class neighborhoods in London in the late 1950s established his reputation as an important post-war British photographer, died June 7th at the age of 85, according to a statement from Gitterman Gallery. The cause of death was a heart attack, the gallery says. Mayne began photographing working class youth... More

PDN Video Pick: Making Beautiful, Dramatic Video Portraits

Posted by on Friday June 6, 2014 | PDN Video Picks

At several Washington, DC schools, kids are interacting with infants as part of an innovative anti-bullying program, and Washington Post multimedia producer Brad Horn recently visited Maury Elementary school to shoot a story about it. Instead of approaching it as “a standard news story” with bright TV lighting and talking head administrators, Horn combined intimate... More