Archive for March 2015

L.A. Pays $50k to Harassed Photogs, Agrees to Train Sheriff’s Deputies

Posted by on Friday March 6, 2015 | Copyright/Legal, Photojournalism

Los Angeles County has agreed to pay a $50,000 settlement and instruct sheriff’s deputies to respect First Amendment rights to photograph and record their activities, according to a statement released earlier this week by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the settlement on March 3,... More

DOJ Report Blasts Ferguson Police for First Amendment Violations

Posted by on Thursday March 5, 2015 | Photojournalism, Uncategorized

Ferguson, Missouri, police officers “frequently infringe on residents’ First Amendment rights, interfering with their right to record police activities and making enforcement decisions based on the content of individuals’ expression,” according to a report released yesterday by the US Department of Justice. The DOJ report, titled Investigation of the Ferguson Police Department (FPD), says “FPD... More

Controversial World Press Photo Winner Under New Scrutiny Today (Update)

Posted by on Tuesday March 3, 2015 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

Photographer Giovanni Troilo’s controversial prize-winning entry to the World Press Photo competition is under new scrutiny today because of reports that Troilo did not shoot one of the images where he said he shot it, according to Lars Boering, Managing Director of World Press Photo. Troilo had said his project, “The Dark Heart of Europe,”... More

Ukrainian Photojournalist Serhiy Nikolayev Killed During Ceasefire

Posted by on Tuesday March 3, 2015 | Photojournalism

Photojournalist Serhiy Nikolayev was killed Saturday by a mortar shell near the village of Pesky, Ukraine, Reuters reports. The wire agency cited online reports from Sevodnya—the Ukranian daily newspaper for whom Nikolayev was shooting—that there had been artillery fire directed at Pesky, which is northwest of the rebel-held city of Donetsk. Nikolayev had been on assignment... More

WPPI Panel: Photographers Test Canon’s 5DS and 5DSR

Posted by on Tuesday March 3, 2015 | Camera

Canon’s recent announcement of it new  50-megapixel 5Ds and 5Ds R cameras excited a lot of comments, and a lot of speculation. The cameras won’t be on the market until June, but at the WPPI trade show yesterday, attendees got to see sample images shot with the new cameras. Four photographers–all members of the Canon... More

PDN Video: Ruddy Roye on Instagram, Storytelling, and Risking the “Angry Black Man” Label

Posted by on Monday March 2, 2015 | PDN Video Picks, Photojournalism, Social Media/Web

Photographer Ruddy Roye has attracted 116,000 Instagram followers despite–or perhaps because of–his gritty, difficult subject matter and the long captions he posts to help humanize his subjects. Using Instagram largely as a tool of social activism, Roye draws attention to racial and economic injustice primarily in New York City, and often in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood... More

The New Gear from WPPI 2015

Posted by on Monday March 2, 2015 | Camera, Lighting, Photo Gear

  The WPPI Show kicked off this week in Las Vegas with a few new products. You can follow all the gear news from WPPI here. Here’s a look at some of the highlights: Nikon D7200 An update to the company’s D7100, the APS-C (DX format) camera boasts a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor with no optical... More