Archive for July 2014

Photographer Killed in Israeli Airstrike in Gaza (Update)

Posted by on Thursday July 31, 2014 | Obituary, Photojournalism

Rami Rayan, a photographer with the Palestine Network for Press and Media, was killed July 30 in an air strike by the Israeli Defense Forces in the Shuja’iya neighborhood of Gaza, Reporters Without Borders reports. Rayan’s network manager told Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) that the photographer was covering civilians shopping during what they thought... More

How Much Do Editorial Clients Pay? “Wiki” Gives Names and Fees

Posted by on Tuesday July 29, 2014 | Business, Photojournalism

Editorial clients are reluctant to publicize information about rates for photo assignments. But photographers need to know who pays what, in order to figure out which clients are worth shooting for, and to help them negotiate assignment fees. A Tumblr site called Who Pays Photographers? helps bridge the information gap with a wiki-inspired spreadsheet listing... More

Photographing Police Is Legal in Texas, Too, Judge Rules in First Amendment Case

Posted by on Monday July 28, 2014 | Uncategorized

A federal court judge in Texas has rejected an argument that the right to photograph or videotape police officers “is not recognized as a constitutional right,” clearing the way for a citizen’s civil rights claim against the City of Austin, its police chief, and various Austin police officers. “The First Amendment protects the right to... More

AP Photographer’s Killer Given Death Sentence in Kabul

Posted by on Thursday July 24, 2014 | Photojournalism

The Afghan police officer charged with killing Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding veteran AP correspondent Kathy Gannon last April has been sentenced to death by a panel of judges in Kabul, the Associated Press has reported. Niedringhaus and Gannon were traveling under the protection of Afghan forces with a convoy of election workers ... More

First Amendment Advocate Sues NYPD, NYC Over Right to Record Police Activity

Posted by on Monday July 21, 2014 | Uncategorized

A crusader for citizens’ rights to record police officers performing their duties in public has sued the City of New York and several police officers, seeking monetary damages for unlawful arrest, and a declaratory judgment in defense of citizens’ constitutional rights to record police without fear of intimidation or retribution. Plaintiff Debra Goodman asserts in... More

Chicago Photographer Murdered In Apparent Case of Mistaken Identity

Posted by on Monday July 14, 2014 | Obituary

Wil Lewis, a 28-year-old photographer, was shot and killed in broad daylight on Saturday afternoon as he waited for a bus in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, according to reports from the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune. Police have arrested a man in the shooting, charging him with first degree murder. Lewis’s father told... More

PDN Video: Mary Virginia Swanson on Selling Prints to Corporations

Posted by on Thursday July 10, 2014 | Business, Fine Art, PDN Video Picks

Mary Virginia Swanson on Selling Prints to Corporations from PDNOnline on Vimeo. The corporate market for fine art prints has expanded on two fronts, says art photography consultant Mary Virginia Swanson. Corporations and corporate art consultants are both big purchasers of art, including photographic prints, for the walls of hotels, healthcare facilities, office buildings, and... More