Archive for January 2016

Burundi Releases Photojournalist Phil Moore Without Charge

Posted by on Friday January 29, 2016 | Media, Photojournalism

Authorities in Burundi have released photojournalist Phil Moore and Le Monde Africa bureau chief Jean Philippe Remy, French ambassador Gerrit Van Rossum told Agence France-Presse. The journalists were picked up in raids in Bujumbura on January 28 along with 15 other men, some of whom where deemed “armed criminals” by Burundi’s security ministry. Earlier today... More

Great Weekend Reads in Photography and Filmmaking

Posted by on Friday January 29, 2016 | Business, Photojournalism

“Think before you speak. Read before you think.” ― Fran Lebowitz Photojournalism and the Middle East – Lens Culture Keep it Simple: The Life of Magnum’s Dark Room Printer – Gup The Quandary of the Unreliable Narrator – Documentary.org Two Takes on Virtual Reality Filmmaking – Post The Master of All Photo Trades – Rangefinder How... More

Update: Photojournalist Phil Moore Arrested in Burundi

Posted by on Friday January 29, 2016 | Media, Photojournalism

British photojournalist Phil Moore was arrested early Thursday morning in a police raid in Bujumbura, Burundi, according to reports. 17 other people, including Le Monde Africa bureu chief Jean Philippe Remy, were also detained in raids that swept through two neighborhoods in the capital. “The two foreigners were arrested in the company of armed criminals,”... More

Update: Obama Administration Calls for Copyright Small Claims Courts, Embraces “Vibrant Fair Use”

Posted by on Thursday January 28, 2016 | Copyright/Legal

An Obama administration task force has come out in support of “a vibrant fair use space” that allows  “the broad range of remixes to thrive.” At the same time, the task force supports “effective licensing structures” and is calling for the “creation of a streamlined procedure for adjudicating small claims of copyright infringement.” The recommendations... More

Polaroid-Style Prints for a Modern Client

Posted by on Thursday January 28, 2016 | Photo Gear

Sponsored by Preservation & Creation In today’s digital photography market, the demand for printing, album and book making is still high. Print products have become more customized, allowing photographers to leave their own personal touch on keepsakes. Enter Preservation & Creation. – “I equate prints like these to listening to my favorite album on vinyl,”... More

Why Muslim Woman’s Suit Against AP for Hijab Photo Will Probably Fail

Posted by on Thursday January 28, 2016 | Photojournalism

A Muslim woman has sued Associated Press (AP) and photographer Mark Lennihan for unspecified damages over the unauthorized use her likeness, claiming violation of her civil rights. The case is a legal long shot, but if she wins, wire services and freelance photojournalists—at least in New York state—would have to get the consent of everyone... More

Olympus Aims at Street Shooters with New PEN-F

Posted by on Wednesday January 27, 2016 | Camera

Olympus debuted its first PEN-F in 1963. Quite a few things have changed in the intervening years but evidently our affection for knobs and dials is not one of them–at least if the 2016 edition of the PEN-F is anything to go by. Aimed at street shooters and rangefinder aficionados, the new PEN-F is loaded with... More

Breaking Down Quentin Tarantino’s Visual Style

Posted by on Tuesday January 26, 2016 | Video

During a PhotoPlus Expo panel on technology and social media, photographer and filmmaker Vincent Laforet noted how he’s grown less interested in the latest camera gear and far more interested in how great directors move their cameras. Developing a unique style, in other words, is no mean feat. In this eight minute video, The Film Guy breaks... More

Time Inc. Issues Amended Contract; Sports Illustrated Rescinds Assignments

Posted by on Monday January 25, 2016 | Business

Four long-time Sports Illustrated photographers who lost NFL assignments for refusing to sign Time Inc’s controversial photo agreement have been given a second chance to sign, according to a photographer who spoke to PDN on condition of anonymity. The photographers were reportedly sent new, revised contracts on Tuesday, January 19. The revision was in the... More