Archive for February 2015

Artist Residency for Photographers of Color: Deadline February 28

Posted by on Monday February 23, 2015 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Fine Art

The artist-in-residency program at the Center for Photography at Woodstock supports artists of color working in the photographic arts who reside in the US. The residency comes with an honorarium, a stipend for food and travel, and access to the Center’s darkroom and assistants. Equally important, the AIR provides artists time to work on projects... More

Ed Kashi, Tim Matsui Win Top Multimedia Prizes at 2015 POYi

Posted by on Monday February 23, 2015 | Video

Ed Kashi has won Multimedia Photographer of the Year honors at the 2015 Pictures of the Year International competition for his project called Syria’s Lost Generation, while Tim Matsui won Documentary Project of the Year for The Long Night, a film he produced with MediaStorm about teenage prostitution. Winners of other categories in POYi’s Visual... More

Gerd Ludwig Wins POYi’s Best Photo Book of the Year Award

Posted by on Wednesday February 18, 2015 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

Gerd Ludwig has won the 2015 POYi Best Photo Book of the Year honors for The Long Shadow of Chernobyl, his book about the lingering environmental, social, and economic consequences of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster. The award, part of the Reportage Division of the POYi competition, was announced on the POYi web site. Ludwig’s... More

Should Photogs Disqualified from World Press Be Banned? Org Says No, For Now

Posted by on Wednesday February 18, 2015 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photo Manipulation

In the days since World Press Photo announced that 20 percent of the photographs they considered in the final rounds of the competition were disqualified for manipulation, many in the industry have called for WPP to release the offending images and make their standards more clear. In comments by jurors, WPP administrators and photographers published... More

Daniel Berehulak Wins Reportage Photographer of the Year at 2015 POYi Competition

Posted by on Tuesday February 17, 2015 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

Australian photographer Daniel Berehulak of Getty Images has won Photographer of the Year honors in the Reportage Division of the 72nd annual Pictures of the Year International (POYi) competition, which is currently underway at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Paul Hansen of Sweden and Daniel Rodrigues of Portugal were the first and second runners... More

UPDATE: You Be The Judge: Did Jessie Ware’s Music Video Infringe Asger Carlsen Photo?

Posted by on Friday February 13, 2015 | Copyright/Legal

Update: More than a month after we reported photographer Asger Carlsen’s complaint about the striking similarity between one of his images and an image used in a recent music video, we learned there’s been an update. Scroll down for details. Yesterday photographer Asger Carlsen called out director Christopher Sweeney and musician Jessie Ware for plagiarism.... More

Mads Nissen Wins World Press Photo of the Year Prize

Posted by on Thursday February 12, 2015 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism, Uncategorized

Danish photographer Mads Nissen of the daily newspaper Politiken has won the World Press Photo of the Year 2014 prize for an image showing a gay couple during an intimate moment in St. Petersburg, Russia. The image, which was part of the news coverage last year about rising discrimination and hate crimes attacks against lesbian,... More

Cameron Spencer Wins POYi Sports Photographer of the Year Honors

Posted by on Tuesday February 10, 2015 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism, Uncategorized

Photographer Cameron Spencer of Getty Images has been named Sports Photographer of the Year at the 2015 Pictures of the Year International competition, organizers announced today. His portfolio included a variety of dramatic sports action and feature images from a wide array of sporting events, including the 2014 Winter Olympics. Runners up for the award... More

Funding Your Long-Term Photo Project—Upcoming Award and Fellowship Deadlines

Posted by on Tuesday February 10, 2015 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

Two awards and a pair of reporting fellowships are currently seeking applications. The International Reporting Project at Johns Hopkins University is seeking applications for reporting fellowships on the topics of health/development and religion. IRP says that the fellowship awards will include “roundtrip air tickets to and from [fellows’] homes and destinations, but all other travel... More