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Unsplash CEO Tries to Justify Copyright Grab

Posted by on Friday August 11, 2017 | Business, Copyright/Legal

The co-founder and CEO of Unsplash, the photo-sharing platform that asks contributing photographers to grant free licenses to their images, attempted to justify the company’s terms of use in a blog post written last week. The post follows outrage by professional photographers, who blasted the company on social media. Unsplash’s terms are terrible for photographers,... More

A New Low: “Photo Community” Asks for (and Gets) Free Commercial License to Photos

Posted by on Monday July 17, 2017 | Business

  Yes, it’s finally happened. A “photo community” is asking contributors to go ahead and give up all rights to their images, including for commercial use. Unsplash, which aggregates photos “gifted by the world’s most generous community of photographers,” has written truly jaw-dropping Terms that encourage photographers to let anyone use their images for no... More

Canon Female Photojournalist Award, Other Prizes Announced by Visa Pour L’Image Fest

Posted by on Wednesday July 5, 2017 | Awards/Contests/Grants

The winners of the Canon Female Photojournalist Award, the International Committee of the Red Cross Humanitarian Visa d’or Award and the Pierre and Alexandra Boulat Grant have been announced. These, along with several other photojournalism awards and grants, will be presented in early September 2017 in Perpignan, France. The Canon Female Photojournalist Award of €8000... More

Q&A: Talking Digital Security for Journalists with Freedom of the Press Foundation’s Trevor Timm

Posted by on Thursday June 29, 2017 | Copyright/Legal

Photojournalists are now taking new measures to protect their data and their sources in the event of hacking, surveillance or seizure of their digital devices by border patrols, intelligence agencies or other, non-state actors. In PDN’s June issue we asked photojournalists how they secure their laptops, phones and cameras. The Freedom of the Press Foundation... More

Koudelka to Attend NY Premier of Documentary “Shooting Holy Land”

Posted by on Tuesday May 30, 2017 | Photojournalism

Koudelka in East Jerusalem © Gilad Baram
Koudelka in East Jerusalem © Gilad Baram

KOUDELKA: SHOOTING HOLY LAND | Official Trailer from Nowhere Films on Vimeo. “Koudelka—Shooting Holy Land,” a documentary film by Gilad Baram that follows legendary Czech photographer Josef Koudelka as he photographs in Israel and the West Bank, will have its New York debut on June 26 at Anthology Film Archives. Koudelka and Baram will be... More

Montana Photographer Sues Republican National Committee for Copyright Infringement

Posted by on Friday May 19, 2017 | Copyright/Legal

Erika Peterman's photograph of democrat Rob Quist, which she says was used without permission by the Republican National Committee.

Missoula, Montana-based photographer Erika Peterman is suing The Republican National Committee (RNC) for willful copyright infringement. The suit, filed in Montana District Court earlier this week, alleges the RNC used without permission a Peterman photograph of Rob Quist, the Democratic candidate in a special election to fill Montana’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.... More

Tara Donne’s Tips for Launching a Food, Travel and Lifestyle Photo Career

Posted by on Wednesday May 17, 2017 | Business

Tara Donne recording Rob Goodman's Making Ways podcast.
Tara Donne recording in Brooklyn, NY for Rob Goodman's Making Ways podcast. Photo © Rob Goodman

By Rob Goodman When Tara Donne left her career as a magazine photo editor for a life as a professional photographer, she had stockpiled a good amount of knowledge just from working in the industry. But nothing truly prepares you for the leap into freelancing. You need a little faith and a clear game plan... More

Reviewers from Nat Geo, Chronicle Books, Etherton Gallery on What Stood Out at the Photolucida Portfolio Reviews

Posted by on Tuesday May 16, 2017 | Fine Art

At the Photolucida portfolio reviews in Portland, OR last month, photographers shared their work with gallerists, curators, publishers, editors, writers and other reviewers over the course of four days. Each reviewer, myself included, met with 48 photographers for 20 minutes each. Interested to know what stood out to a few of my fellow reviewers, I... More

Art Wolfe on How He’s Been Able to Publish More Than 100 Books

Posted by on Monday May 15, 2017 | Business

In a lecture last weekend at the Blue Earth Alliance Collaborations for Cause conference in Seattle, nature and culture photographer Art Wolfe spoke about the strategies that have helped him publish more than 100 books in a career spanning five decades. Wolfe has traveled the world photographing endangered indigenous cultures, animals and natural landscapes, and... More