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Mathieu Asselin, Dayanita Singh Win 2017 Paris Photo-Aperture PhotoBook Prizes

Posted by on Thursday November 16, 2017 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Monsanto: A Photographic Investigation, by Mathieu Asselin.

Mathieu Asselin’s book Monsanto: A Photographic Investigation has won the $10,000 First PhotoBook Prize in the 2017 Paris Photo—Aperture Foundation PhotoBook awards. Published by Verlag Kettler and Acte Sud, the book combines original photos, old Monsanto ads and archival material about the pesticide manufacturer. Dayanita Singh won PhotoBook of the Year for Museum Bhavan, her... More

Photographer Kamaran Najm’s Friends Break Silence on His 2014 Kidnapping

Posted by on Tuesday November 14, 2017 | Photojournalism

Iraqi Kurdish photographer Kamaran Najm in December 2011. Photo © Sebastian Meyer
Iraqi Kurdish photographer, Kamaran Najm, on a walk in the mountains that make up the border between Iraq and Iran on December 6, 2011. Photo © Sebastian Meyer

Three years after photojournalist Kamaran Najm, co-founder of the Iraqi photo agency Metrography, was kidnapped in Iraq, his friends and colleagues have ended their media blackout and released information on his disappearance. Kamaran was abducted by ISIS militants on June 12, 2014, shortly after he was wounded while covering the fighting between ISIS and Kurdish... More

PhotoPlus Seminar Report: Using Instagram Wisely

Posted by on Thursday November 2, 2017 | Social Media/Web

Four photographers who have used Instagram to raise money, promote their work and land assignments explained how they curate their Instagram feeds during a seminar at PhotoPlus Expo. They also explained how they handle clients’ requests and expectations about sharing assignment images with their followers, and how they interact with their audiences. When outdoor photographer... More

PhotoPlus Expo Report: PDN’s 30 Photographers on the Importance of Relationships

Posted by on Monday October 30, 2017 | Business

At “PDN’s 30: Strategies for Launching and Building a Career in Today’s Market,” a seminar at PhotoPlus Expo, PDN’s 30 2017 photographers Cait Oppermann, Christina Holmes and Sasha Arutyunova, and Sony Artisan Christopher Lynch, spoke about how they launched and sustained their careers. Also on the panel was Bloomberg Businessweek deputy photo director Aeriel Brown, who... More

PhotoPlus Seminar Report: Building a Following in the Age of Distraction

Posted by on Saturday October 28, 2017 | Social Media/Web

Getting the attention of clients annoyed by phone calls, emails and pitches is a big challenge. In his seminar titled “Building Audience in the Age of Distraction,” PhotoShelter CEO Andrew Fingerman explained why those old methods of self-promotion no longer work, and what photographers should do instead. “Stop selling now. Start building an audience [on... More

Photog Terry Richardson Banned by Conde Nast, According to Leaked Email

Posted by on Tuesday October 24, 2017 | Copyright/Legal, Media

Conde Nast magazines have blacklisted photographer Terry Richardson because of numerous allegations he sexually assaulted and harassed models and stylists, according to a report in The Telegraph. The newspaper reports that an email circulated to Conde Nast magazines says the publishing company “would like to no longer work with the photographer.” In addition, any shoots... More

Pakistan’s UN Envoy Criticizes India, but Uses Gaza News Photo to Do It

Posted by on Wednesday September 27, 2017 | Photojournalism

Pakistan's Maleeha Lodhi holds Heidi Levine's photo.

When Pakistan’s envoy to the UN accused India of attacking civilians in the disputed region of Kashmir, she waved a photo she claimed showed the bruised face of Kashmiri girl who had been struck by fire from a pellet gun used by the Indian army. There was one problem: The photo was taken in Gaza,... More

No More Excuses: Diversify Launches Database of Photographers of Color

Posted by on Wednesday September 13, 2017 | Photojournalism, Social Media/Web

The home page of Diversify.Photo. A link to the complete database is available via email.

After five months of planning, Diversify Photo today launched a database of 340 photographers of color from around the U.S. Brent Lewis, senior photo editor at ESPN’s The Undefeated, told PDN in May that he and independent photo editor Andrea Wise had begun compiling the database to show photo editors, art buyers and other creatives... More

How Not to Shoot Paris Like a Tourist

Posted by on Wednesday September 13, 2017 | Social Media/Web

Paris photographer Alistair Wheeler seeks elevation.

Street photographer Alistair Wheeler has been living and shooting photos in Paris for five years. When he got bored shooting the typical vistas that tourists get, he decided to go low and go high to get a new perspective on the city. He headed down into the Metro and into abandoned buildings, and also began... More

What to Expect if You Plan to Cover Harvey’s Aftermath

Posted by on Thursday August 31, 2017 | Photojournalism

From The New York Times slide show: Alyssa Schukar's photo of Specialist Spc. Brandon Tooley wading through water to escort evacuees from an apartment complex in West Houston.

As journalists head to south Texas and Louisiana to cover the continuing floods and the damage from Hurricane Harvey, photographers who have been on the ground since the storm made landfall on Friday say they are managing with lack of gas, power and transportation, and using various communication methods to stay in touch with each... More