Archive for August 2014

Judge Upholds $1.2 Million Verdict in Morel v. AFP Copyright Case

Posted by on Thursday August 14, 2014 | Copyright/Legal, Photojournalism

A federal judge has upheld a $1.2 million jury award in favor of photographer Daniel Morel, after determining that there was sufficient evidence presented at the trial last year to support the verdict. Morel won $1.2 million in damages after a federal jury determined that Getty and AFP willfully violated his copyrights by uploading eight... More

AP Photographer Injured in Gaza Explosion that Killed Videojournalist, Translator

Posted by on Wednesday August 13, 2014 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

The Associated Press (AP) reports that video journalist Simone Camilli and translator Ali Shehda Abu Afash were killed this morning when an ordinance exploded in Gaza in the town of Beit Labiya. Hatem Moussa, an AP photographer was “badly injured” in the blast. AP spokesperson Paul Colford says, “Hatem is being treated for his injuries.”... More

Alejandro Cegarra Wins 2014 Ian Parry Scholarship

Posted by on Tuesday August 12, 2014 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Photographer Alejandro Cegarra, 24, has been awarded the 2014 Ian Parry Scholarship for “The Other Side of the Tower,” his project on people living illegally in the Tower of David, an unfinished skyscraper in Caracas, Venezuela.  Cegarra will receive 3,500 pounds (approximately $5,450 US) and equipment from Canon. He is also automatically named to the... More

Photographer Reported Missing in Eastern Ukraine

Posted by on Tuesday August 12, 2014 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

Andrei Stenin, a photojournalist for the Russian state agency Rossiya Segodnya (also called RIA Novosti) has been missing since August 5, when he last reported to his agency while covering the conflict between pro-Russian separatists and military forces supporting the Ukraine government near the cities of Donetsk and Sloviansk in eastern Ukraine. According to Committee... More

Shark Peak: When Anti-Cliché Photos Turn Out To Be Clichés

Posted by on Friday August 8, 2014 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

Mogadishu is to sharks carried on shoulders as Havana is to vintage sedans: No photographer who goes to that location can resist photographing the same photogenic subjects. Tristan McConnell (@t_mcconnell), a Nairobi-based foreign correspondent for GlobalPost, Monocle and the London Times, posted a comment on his Facebook page the other day that pointed out the... More

That Monkey Selfie: Who Owns The Copyright to It?

Posted by on Wednesday August 6, 2014 | Copyright/Legal

Wikimedia Commons and photographer David Slater appear to be headed for court over who owns the rights to a selfie shot by a macaque monkey that grabbed Slater’s camera. The photo went viral last week. The Telegraph now reports that Wikimedia, a collection of 22 million public domain images, has refused Slater’s demand to remove... More

Photogs Marcus Bleasdale, Steve Ringman Win Environmental Journalism Awards

Posted by on Tuesday August 5, 2014 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

The Society of Environmental Journalists announced their 2014 awards for reporting on the environment yesterday. Seattle Times staffer Steve Ringman and VII’s Marcus Bleasdale were among the honorees. Ringman was recognized for his work with writer Craig Allen Welch on “Sea Change: The Pacific’s Perilous Turn,” the Seattle Times‘ multi-part investigation of ocean acidification and... More