Archive for April 2015

Åsa Sjöström, Amirtharaj Stephen Win 6th Annual Activist Awards

Posted by on Wednesday April 15, 2015 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

Åsa Sjöström has won the $15,000 Activist Award for professional photographers, while Amirtharaj Stephen has won the $5,000 award for emerging photographers, Catchlight has announced. Formerly known as PhotoPhilanthropy, Catchlight sponsors the Activist Awards to recognize photographic excellence in service of NGOs addressing a variety of social issues. Sjöström’s winning essay, called The Secret Camps,... More

The Drones of NAB 2015

Posted by on Wednesday April 15, 2015 | Photo Gear

Flying cameras were big at NAB 2015. The show’s dedicated aerial pavilian played host to a frequently packed audience of onlookers straining their necks skyward as drone vendors flew their wares in an enclosed cage. Some are calling it “the drone rush.” Whatever you choose to call it, there will be plenty of air craft to choose... More

Tips for a Thriving Photo Business in the Insta-Era

Posted by on Tuesday April 14, 2015 | Business

Sponsored by Zenfolio   In the year 2000, a large framed print of a traditional family portrait was a photographer’s best seller. Fast forward to 2015, and things are a little different. Facebook and Instagram feeds have created an entirely new market because people enjoy the instant gratification of sharing photos online with family and... More

Arne Svenson Exonerated on Appeal in Privacy Invasion Case

Posted by on Friday April 10, 2015 | Copyright/Legal, Fine Art

A New York State appeals court court has upheld a lower court ruling that rejected privacy invasion claims against fine-art photographer Arne Svenson. But the court has also challenged the New York state legislature to consider legislation to prohibit what Svenson did: photograph his neighbors inside their apartments through their un-curtained windows. Svenson was sued... More

11 Photographers Win 2015 Guggenheim Fellowships

Posted by on Friday April 10, 2015 | Uncategorized

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has announced the recipients of their 2015 fellowship grants. Among the 175 scholars, scientists, mathematicians, and artists chosen from over 3,100 applications this year are 11 photographers. As Guggenheim Fellows, they receive grants of varying but undisclosed amounts to pursue a proposed project. The 2015 Guggenheim Fellows in photography... More

Photojournalist Andy Spyra Deported from Turkey on Allegations He’s a Jihadist

Posted by on Tuesday April 7, 2015 | Photojournalism

Photojournalist Andy Spyra was barred from entering Turkey on March 28 because Turkish authorities suspected he was an Islamic militant, according to press reports. Spyra, who was on assignment for Der Spiegel, was stopped at an Istanbul airport, searched, detained and deported to Germany the next day. While in Turkish custody, the German General Consulate... More

Revenues for Thomas Franklin’s 9/11 Image Top $1 Million

Posted by on Tuesday April 7, 2015 | Business, Copyright/Legal, Photojournalism

Thomas Franklin’s iconic 9/11 photograph has generated $1 million in revenues to date, according to court papers recently filed in connection with a copyright infringement claim over the photograph. It is unclear whether Franklin has benefited financially from the famous photo. The picture shows three firefighters raising the American flag over the site of World... More