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Jessica Eve Rattner’s Photos of 80-Year-Old Neighbor Win $3,000 CDS Documentary Essay Prize

Posted by on Friday July 15, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Photographer Jessica Eve Rattner has been named the winner of the 2016 CDS Documentary Essay Prize in Photography, awarded by Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies (CDS). Rattner won for “House of Charm,” her project documenting the life of her neighbor, Lee, who is now 80 years old and has lived alone in in her... More

Obituary: Celebrity Photographer Bill Jones, 81

Posted by on Wednesday July 13, 2016 | Obituary

Bill Jones, who photographed black celebrities in Hollywood as well as Dr. Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela, died at his home in Los Angeles on June 25. The cause of death was dementia, The New York Times reports. A contributor to Ebony, Jet, The L.A. Watts Times and other publications, Jones was one of... More

Obituary: Photo Lab Owner Baldev Duggal, 78

Posted by on Friday July 1, 2016 | Obituary

Baldev Duggal.
Baldev Duggal, founder of the lab that became Duggal Digital Solutions.

Baldev Duggal, founder of the photo lab Duggal Color, which anchored New York City’s Photo District from the 1960s through 1990s, died at home June 29, according to a statement from his company, Duggal Visual Solutions. He was 78. Born in Jalandhar, India, Duggal arrived in New York City in 1957 with a student visa... More

LOOK3: Doug DuBois on Creating Images “Based on a True Story”

Posted by on Monday June 20, 2016 | Fine Art

Over the course of five summers, Doug DuBois photographed teenagers living in public housing in a small Irish city of Cobh, depicting scenes of the kids drinking, carousing and coping with the boredom and restlessness that characterizes the period between childhood and adulthood. Photos from the project, published in his book My Last Day at... More

Obituary: Advertising Photographer John Welzenbach, 64

Posted by on Friday May 6, 2016 | Obituary

John Welzenbach, a commercial photographer and a founder of the Chicago chapter of Advertising Photographers of America, died April 28 in Arlington Heights, Illinois. He was 64 Born in Port Huron, Michigan, Welzenbach attended the University of Michigan. He launched his studio, Welzenbach Productions in Chicago in 1974. His advertising clients included Hilton, Visa, Nestle,... More

David Bailey, Zanele Muholi Among Honorees at ICP Infinity Awards 2016

Posted by on Wednesday April 13, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants

  The International Center of Photography (ICP ) honored their 2016 Infinity Award winners at a gala in New York City on April 11. David Bailey, the fashion and portrait photographer, received the 2016 Infinity Award for Lifetime Achievement. The award for Documentary & Photojournalism went to South African photographer/activist Zanele Muholi. The Art award... More

POPCAP’16 Prize for Contemporary African Photography Winners Announced

Posted by on Wednesday March 9, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Nicolas Henry, Jason Larkin, Sabelo Mlangeni, Thom Pierce and Julia Runge have been named the winners of the POPCAP’16 Prize for Contemporary African Photography. The announcement was made March 6 by piclet.org, the online directory of photographers’ portfolios which organizes the juried prize. The prize honors series that were taken in an African country or... More

Obit: Environmental Photographer Gary Braasch Dies While Snorkeling on Great Barrier Reef

Posted by on Monday March 7, 2016 | Obituary

Gary Braasch, who had documented climate change, conservation and other environmental issues since 1974, died today while snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef. He was 70. Braasch’s death was reported by Reuters, which says the photographer was documenting the effect of climate change on the reef off the northeastern coast of Australia. The cause of... More