Archive for August 2015

Zun Lee’s Polaroid Archive Preserves African-American Self-Representation

Posted by on Wednesday August 26, 2015 | Photojournalism

Photographer Zun Lee is dedicated to countering stereotypical, often negative views of the African-American family. While he was working on Father Figure, his book about African-American fathers, he stumbled on some old Polaroids that appeared to have fallen from a family photo album. He was intrigued to see how the Polaroids —”the Instagrams of their... More

What New Federal Trade Commission Guides Mean For Instagram Influencers

Posted by on Monday August 24, 2015 | Business, Social Media/Web, Uncategorized

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued new guidelines regarding paid endorsements that photographers should be aware of—especially if they’re being paid to promote products on their Instagram feeds. This summer the FTC updated Guides to Section 5 of the FTC Act to add guidelines about how “Instagram influencers” and bloggers should identify any company... More

Magnum Foundation Grants 2 Fellowships to Support Collaborative Documentary Projects

Posted by on Friday August 21, 2015 | Uncategorized

Magnum Foundation, the nonprofit arm of Magnum Photos, has announced the winners of a new fellowship supporting photographic projects that invite public participation. Magnum Foundation has partnered with the Brown Institute for Media Innovation at the Columbia School of Journalism to create the Photography, Expanded Fellowship, which will help photographers “collaborate with technologists to expand... More

5 Winners of 2015 Aaron Siskind Fellowships Named

Posted by on Wednesday August 19, 2015 | Uncategorized

The Aaron Siskind Foundation has announced the winners of its 2015 Individual Photographer’s Fellowship (IPF) grants on August 17. This year’s recipients are: Juan Arredondo of West Orange, NJ Amy Finkelstein of Takoma Park, MD Robyn Hasty of Brooklyn, NY Ed Kashi of Montclair, NJ Natalie Krick of Longmont, CO The first-round judges for this... More

Duggal Sees Future in High Res Digital C Prints

Posted by on Thursday August 13, 2015 | Fine Art

“Pick your favorite Pacific Island.” We’re staring at a small map attached to a enormous light box. Dangling from the box is a loupe, the kind jewelers use to scrutinize a diamond, and Ken Bledsoe, manager of fine art digital printing at Duggal is encouraging us to take a closer look. We do, pressing the... More

Suspect Arrested in Murder of Photojournalist Ruben Espinosa

Posted by on Wednesday August 12, 2015 | Photojournalism

Mexican authorities recently announced the arrest of a known criminal for the execution-style murder of photojournalist Ruben Espinosa and four others, according to reports by The Guardian and Al Jazeera. The killings occurred July 31 in a Mexico City apartment. Mexican prosecutor Rodolfo Rios Garza told reporters that the suspect, who reportedly has a criminal... More