Archive for October 2014

Tumblr Photo Community Calls Out Sexist ‘Recommended Photogs’ List

Posted by on Wednesday October 22, 2014 | Uncategorized

Social blogging platform Tumblr boasts a robust community of professional photographers, some of whom have used the platform to raise issues of social equality in the photography business. Most recently a handful of photographers called out a quarterly French photography magazine, Selektor, for publishing a list of 100 photographers to follow on Tumblr that included... More

ASMP Names Tom Kennedy as New Executive Director

Posted by on Tuesday October 21, 2014 | Uncategorized

The board of directors of American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), the 70-year-old trade association for photographers, has named multimedia consultant and photo editor Tom Kennedy to be its new executive director. Kennedy, who was Alexia Chair Professor of Documentary Photography in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication at Syracuse University, has been working... More

Obituary: South African Photographer Thabiso Sekgala, 33

Posted by on Monday October 20, 2014 | Obituary

Thabiso Sekgala, whose images of the restricted homelands established under South Africa’s apartheid regime have been exhibited internationally, died October 15. Market Photo Workshop, the Johannesburg school where Sekgala studied, announced his death on October 17. The cause of death appears to be suicide, but a police investigation into his death is still being conducted,... More

LaToya Ruby Frazier Awarded United States Artists Fellowship

Posted by on Thursday October 16, 2014 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier is among the 34 people named United States Artists fellows for 2014. The awards, announced on October 13, 2014, come with an unrestricted prize worth $50,000. The “United States Artists” (USA) program is described as investing in “the fundamental value artists contribute to American society.” The organization is funded by individuals... More

Art Photos About Animals the Focus of Muybridge’s Horse Blog

Posted by on Thursday October 16, 2014 | Fine Art, Social Media/Web

Emma Kisiel’s blog, Muybridge’s Horse, features photography that explores the relationship between humans and animals. The collection includes the work of artists like Charlotte Dumas, Simen Johan, Chris Jordan, Lindsay Blatt and dozens of others, offering a wide-ranging look at the varied ways photographers and artists working in other media depict animals and the natural world.... More

2014 Eddie Adams Workshop Award Winners Announced

Posted by on Wednesday October 15, 2014 | Awards/Contests/Grants

The annual four-day Eddie Adams Workshop for emerging photographers ended Monday with presentations by students and announcements of awards. Winners included: Palestinian photojournalist Eman Mohammed, who received the $2,500 Chris Hondros Fund Award. Zack Wittman, a junior at Central Michigan University, recipient of the Nikon Award, including a Nikon D4S camera, three NIKKOR zoom lenses... More

Attention Photojournalists: Upcoming Grant and Prize Deadlines

Posted by on Wednesday October 15, 2014 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Looking for support for your visual journalism? Take note of these calls for entries. Tim Hetherington Grant A joint initiative of World Press Photo and Human Rights Watch, the Tim Hetherington Grant is a 20,000 euro prize awarded annually to a visual journalist. The grant is intended to help photographers and filmmakers finish ongoing projects... More

Founders of Everyday Feeds Launch @EverydayEverywhere, “Family of Man for the Modern Age”

Posted by on Tuesday October 7, 2014 | Media, Social Media/Web

Two years after photographer Peter DiCampo and writer Austin Merrill launched Everyday Africa to share images that defy stereotypes about the continent, the popular Instagram feed has spawned multiple imitations, including Everyday Asia, Everyday Middle East, Everyday Iran, Everyday Sri Lanka, and Everyday USA. Now photographers behind 11 of the feeds have launched @EverydayEverywhere and... More

Nature Photographer Quits Business, Blaming Copyright Piracy

Posted by on Monday October 6, 2014 | Business, Copyright/Legal

Photographers have complained plenty about online copyright infringement, but so far, the problem hasn’t driven many to quit the profession, or discontinue posting images online. Nature photographer Alex Wild says he’s had enough, though. In an essay titled “Bugging out: How rampant online piracy squashed one insect photographer,” Wild says infringement of his work has... More