Archive for May 2015

How Greg Constantine Keeps a Human Rights Story in the Public Eye, and the News Cycle

Posted by on Thursday May 14, 2015 | Media, Photojournalism

For more than a decade, photographer Greg Constantine has worked to document the lives of stateless people—people who have no nationality and are denied basic human rights—in places such as Sri Lanka, Kenya, Malaysia and Ukraine. Constantine has also photographed Burma’s Rohingya Muslims, hundreds of thousands of whom live as refugees in Bangladesh, who are... More

Federal Judge Sanctions City of Atlanta for Continuing to Violate Photographers’ Rights

Posted by on Thursday May 14, 2015 | Copyright/Legal, Photojournalism

In the wake of recent violations of news photographers’ rights by Atlanta police, a US federal court judge has held the City of Atlanta in contempt of a 2012 court order to reduce interference with citizens documenting police activity. US District court judge Steve Jones handed down the civil contempt ruling against the city yesterday,... More

PDN Video: Gillian Laub on Winning Over Reluctant Subjects to Film “Southern Rites”

Posted by on Wednesday May 13, 2015 | PDN Video Picks, Video

Gillian Laub: "Southern Rites" And The Challenges of Access from PDNOnline on Vimeo. In 2009, Gillian Laub’s story in The New York Times Magazine about segregated high school proms in Mount Vernon, Georgia, stirred national outrage, which finally forced the community to integrate the proms. Afterwards, Laub faced down the hostility and threats of locals... More

Andy Biggs Talks Shop About Moab’s New Juniper Baryta Rag

Posted by on Monday May 11, 2015 | Photo Gear

Sponsored by Moab Wildlife photographer Andy Biggs has a well-stamped passport. “I’ve been everywhere, man,” he says with a chuckle, listing his recent travel itinerary—including India, Tanzania, Utah, Botswana and Scotland—while noting that Africa is his “home turf” for dramatic wildlife and nature pictures. The Houston-based lensman’s travels have a dual purpose: He leads photo-workshop... More

Getty Images and Instagram Launch $10K Social Media Photo Grant

Posted by on Thursday May 7, 2015 | Photojournalism, Social Media/Web

Photographers who use Instagram to document and share stories of underrepresented communities are eligible for a new $10,000 grant announced today by Getty Images and Instagram. According to an announcement from Instagram, the judges will pick three winners based on “the existing body of work represented on their Instagram account, focusing on the quality of their... More

View the PDN Photo Annual 2015 Winners’ Gallery

Posted by on Wednesday May 6, 2015 | Awards/Contests/Grants

PDN is proud to present the winners of the 2015 Photo Annual. The online gallery is now live at www.pdnphotoannual.com/gallery/2015. The PDN Photo Annual, now in its 15th year, is a celebration of innovative work by photographers from all over the world. The 2015 competition drew thousands of entries in ten categories, including Advertising/Corporate Work,... More