Archive for July 2015

Panasonic GX8, FZ300 Deliver 4K Recording, Faster Processing While Company Eyes Focus-Free Future

Posted by on Thursday July 16, 2015 | Camera, Photo Gear

Panasonic continues to expand the number of 4K cameras in its arsenal with the introduction of the new GX8 and FZ300. Beyond the new models, Panasonic said it was prepping a Lytro-like “post focus” capability for its new cameras that would leverage 4K recording and touch screens to allow users to adjust the focus point... More

Pulitzer Center Announces $1 Million Fund for Multimedia Journalism Projects

Posted by on Monday July 13, 2015 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting has announced the Catalyst Fund, a new initiative that will support “as many as 40” multimedia journalism projects in the next two years with $1 million in grants made to journalists working with major news outlets. In addition to supporting the production of multimedia reportage, the Fund will also... More

JH Engström, Wiktoria Wojciechowska Win 2015 Leica Oskar Barnack Awards

Posted by on Friday July 10, 2015 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Swedish photographer JH Engström has been awarded the Leica Oskar Barnack 2015 Award, which comes with a 25,000 Euro prize, for “Tout Va Bien,” a project consisting of landscapes, portraits and diaristic snapshots. Engström’s award, announced this week at the Rencontres D’Arles in France, also includes a Leica M camera and lens. Wiktoria Wojciechowska, who... More

Shortlist for $105K Prix Pictet Announced

Posted by on Friday July 10, 2015 | Awards/Contests/Grants

The organizers of the Prix Pictet today announced the 12 photographers on the shortlist for the sixth cycle of the award, which was founded by Swiss private bank Pictet Group. At CHF 100,000 CHF ($105,487), the Prix Pictet is one of the richest prizes for photography. Each of the six cycles of the Prix Pictet... More

How to Kill Restrictive Concert Photography Contracts

Posted by on Thursday July 9, 2015 | Business, Celebrity, Copyright/Legal

It’s boom times for concert photographers who want to complain about the terms of their contract. Jason Seldon’s public letter to Taylor Swift drew huge interest from traditional media companies, followed by the public calling out of the Foo Fighters by the Washington City Paper. But, like a lot of online griping, the spilling of rage pixels rarely results in... More

Sotheby’s and eBay Partner to Make Rare Photo Prints Avail to Auction Site’s Audience

Posted by on Thursday July 9, 2015 | Fine Art

While people can bid in-person during the July 22 Sotheby’s auction, Contemporary Living—Photographs, Prints & Design, they’ll be competing with eBay users from all over the world for prints by the likes of Diane Arbus, Garry Winogrand, Sally Mann, Araki and many other greats. eBay users have had access to certain Sotheby’s auctions since the... More

Charles Harbutt’s Travelog: The Best Essay About Photography Ever Written?

Posted by on Wednesday July 8, 2015 | Media

When photographer and former Magnum president Charles Harbutt died on June 29, we called Alex Webb, one of the many photographers Harbutt mentored, for comment. Webb described Harbutt as “a remarkable teacher” who “thought about photography in interesting ways.” Webb also said that the introductory essay Harbutt wrote for his 1974 book, Travelog, “is one... More

Going Mobile: Light Creatively with Gear You Can Actually Carry

Posted by on Tuesday July 7, 2015 | Lighting, Photo Gear

Sponsored by ExpoImaging Packing and transporting location-lighting gear can take a toll on any photographer. As New York City-based freelance photographer Erik Valind explains, “When using bigger strobes and modifiers, the size and logistics of lugging gear around with you is often times enough of an excuse to leave everything at home.” Not one to... More

MoMA’s New Photography Show Expands, Explores “Ocean of Images”

Posted by on Wednesday July 1, 2015 | Fine Art

The Museum of Modern Art has announced that it has selected 19 photographers to be shown in the 2015 edition of its “New Photography” exhibition, opening in November.  The number of photographers in this year’s show is more than double the museum’s previous selections – and that’s appropriate, given that the subtitle of this year’s... More