Archive for August 2014

Want to Buy a Drink for the Photographer Who Delivered James Foley’s Last Letter?

Posted by on Thursday August 28, 2014 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

After the murder of journalist James Foley by his captors in Syria, his parents released to the public their last communication from him. Because all of Foley’s letters were confiscated by his captors, he asked a fellow captive to commit to memory a letter for his family. Photojournalist Daniel Rye Ottosen (known professionally as Daniel... More

Upcoming Grant Deadlines for Emerging Photographers, Photojournalists and First Photo Books

Posted by on Tuesday August 26, 2014 | Uncategorized

Three major photography grants have rapidly approaching deadlines in early September: burn magazine’s Emerging Photographer Fund; the First Book Prize in Photography, offered by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and the Honickman Foundation in Philadelphia; and the Carmignac Foundation’s Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award. Burn magazine—curated by Magnum photographer David Alan Harvey—has extended... More

Free Seminar Alert: David McLain on 4K Video Workflow

Posted by on Tuesday August 26, 2014 | Events

(Sponsored) Come see why 4K video is quickly becoming the new standard in video capture and learn about workflow options at this free seminar being conducted by National Geographic veteran photographer & Sony Artisan of Imagery David McLain.  At this seminar (one of three at a day-long event), you’ll experience how McLain used the Sony... More

PDN Video: Gerd Ludwig on Why He’s Risked His Life at Chernobyl

Posted by on Friday August 22, 2014 | PDN Video Picks

In 1993, photographer Gerd Ludwig began documenting the consequences of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster while on assignment for National Geographic. “I got involved accidentally [while] covering a story about pollution in the [former] Soviet Union,” he says. “I was struck by the post-apocalyptic feel of the whole zone.” He ended up returning nine times... More

Yale Research Group Launches Fascinating Search Platform for 170k FSA-OWI Images

Posted by on Friday August 22, 2014 | Photojournalism

A group of researchers at Yale created “a web-based platform for organizing, searching, and visualizing the 170,000 photographs from 1935 to 1945 created by the United States Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information (FSA-OWI).” The platform, which they’re calling Photogrammar, allows people to use visual tools to search through the digitized photographs from... More

Has a Textbook Publisher Trampled Your Copyrights? There’s a Solution for That.

Posted by on Thursday August 21, 2014 | Copyright/Legal

Photographers and stock photo agencies have filed dozens of lawsuits against textbook publishers in recent years, alleging reproductions of photos the far exceed the limits of usage licenses. Courts have ruled in favor of photographers in many of the cases. Robert Frerck, for instance, won summary judgment this month on his copyright claims against Pearson... More

Aaron Siskind Foundation Announces 2014 Grant Recipients

Posted by on Wednesday August 20, 2014 | Awards/Contests/Grants

The Aaron Siskind Foundation announced the five winners of their 2014 Individual Photographer’s Fellowship grants yesterday. The grant recipients are Lucas Foglia, Curran Hatleberg, Gillian Laub, Peter van Agtmael and Tomas van Houtryve. Each of this year’s winners receives an $8,000 award. There were two rounds of judging for this year’s IPF grants. The first round... More

Getty Images Photographer Arrested While Covering Ferguson Protests

Posted by on Tuesday August 19, 2014 | Photojournalism

Getty Images photographer Scott Olson was arrested yesterday while on assignment in Ferguson, Missouri, where protests and clashes with police continue after the police shooting of a African-American teenager more than a week ago. Oslon has since been released, according to a Yahoo News report. Getty confirmed his arrest in a statement today from Pancho... More

Philly Paper Swaps Ferguson Riot Photo: Did It Do the Right Thing?

Posted by on Thursday August 14, 2014 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News, Social Media/Web

Reading a Philadelphia Magazine report about the decision by editors at the Philadelphia Daily News to change a cover photo in response to some outrage on social media left us wondering:  Did photo editors at the Philadelphia Daily News change their minds because they thought they’d made a mistake? Or did they change their minds... More