Archive for November 2016

Lessons from Deanne Fitzmaurice on Forming Relationships with Subjects

Posted by on Wednesday November 16, 2016 | Photojournalism

For over 13 years, Deanne Fitzmaurice has been photographing Saleh, an Iraqi boy who was severely injured in a grenade explosion at age nine. “I was around Saleh and his dad so much that they just forgot about me,” Fitzmaurice says. “What it taught me is that you have to build trust, build relationships, and then back off and capture moments that say something.” © Deanne Fitzmaurice

One important question has come up consistently throughout Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Deanne Fitzmaurice’s career: Can she remain objective while engaging with her subjects? “I come from a newspaper background which has a really strict policy about not getting involved with subjects—you could get fired. It’s all about credibility and our photographs being believable,” the... More

12 Photographers Named Finalists for $101K Prix Pictet Photography Award

Posted by on Friday November 11, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Migrants arrive by Turkish cruise boat near village of Skala, Lesbos island Greece, Monday November, 16, 2015. The Turkish boat owner delivered some 150 persons to the Greek coast and tried to escape back to Turkey, he was arrested later in Turkish waters. Photo © Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times.

Twelve photographers from across the world have been named to the shortlist for the Prix Pictet Photography Award, which was founded by Swiss private bank Pictet Group. One winner, to be announced at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London on May 4, 2017, will win CHF 100,000 (roughly $101,140). Each year, the Prix Pictet honors... More

Michael Christopher Brown, Gregory Halpern Win Paris Photo-Aperture Book Awards

Posted by on Friday November 11, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Michael Christopher Brown has won the $10,000 First PhotoBook Award from the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards. He won the prize, which is given for an outstanding first monograph, for his book Libyan Sugar (published by Twin Palms), which looks at the Magnum photographer’s experience covering the Libyan civil war. Gregory Halpern’s ZZYZX (published by... More

Why There’s No SD Card Slot in the New MacBook Pro

Posted by on Wednesday November 2, 2016 | Photo Gear

To say that Apple’s announcement of the new MacBook Pros was given a less-than-enthusiastic reception by the creative community is something of an understatement. Of particular ire is the decision to phase out an SD card slot. Speaking to the Independent, Apple’s senior VP Phil Schiller laid out the company’s rationale for why the slot had... More