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Photography Products We Wish Someone Would Invent

Posted by on Tuesday January 28, 2014 | Photo Gear

For our January issue, which was dedicated to innovation, we asked some photographers: What innovation do you wish someone would invent? See their responses below and add your wishes in the comments. Udi Tirosh, editor of DIYPhotography.net Tirosh says cameras are evolving in ways that would have been unimaginable just a few years ago. “They... More

PPE 2103: Inside the Mind of a Photo Editor

Posted by on Tuesday October 29, 2013 | Uncategorized

Have you ever wondered what a photo editor actually does? At the 2013 PhotoPlus Expo panel “Photo Editing: A to Z” attendees got an inside look courtesy of two speakers: Elizabeth Krist of National Geographic and Bronwen Latimer of The Washington Post. The panel was broken up into short-form and long-form journalism topics, as the... More

PPE 2013: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Social Media

Posted by on Friday October 25, 2013 | Uncategorized

The theme of Thursday’s PhotoPlus Expo panel “Practicing Safe Social Media” seemed to be that social media is a necessary evil in today’s photography industry so photographers need to be smart about how they use it. The ASMP-sponsored panel had a variety of speakers who each brought a unique viewpoint to the discussion. Covering the... More

Russian Photographer Detained After Greenpeace Ship Boarded

Posted by on Friday September 27, 2013 | Photojournalism

Denis Sinyakov, a freelance photographer based in Moscow and represented by Redux Pictures, was among the 30 people detained by Russian authorities after they seized the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise. According to The New York Times, Russia’s Federal Security Service boarded the ship on Thursday, September 19, after two activists climbed an oil rig as... More

Inez and Vinoodh Launch Perfume Based on a Photo

Posted by on Monday September 9, 2013 | Fashion

Fashion photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin collaborated with the Swedish fragrance company Byredo on a perfume inspired by one of their own photos. In an interview on the Barneys New York blog The Window, van Lamsweerde said their fragrance, called 1996, is based on their photo Kirsten 1996. “Ben Gorham of Byredo created... More

PDN Video Pick: The Art of Portrait Photography

Posted by on Monday August 12, 2013 | PDN Video Picks

“The Art of Portrait Photography” is the latest episode for the PBS online video series Off Book, which focuses on people who contribute to different artistic mediums as well as Internet culture. In the eight-minute episode, four photographers talk about different aspects of shooting portrait photography: Matt Hoyle discusses The History of Portraiture; Bex Finch... More

Aaron Siskind Foundation Announces 6 Winners of 2013 Grants

Posted by on Monday June 24, 2013 | Awards/Contests/Grants

The Aaron Siskind Foundation has announced the winners of its 2013 Individual Photographer’s Fellowship (IPF) grants. The six recipients are documentary photographer Michelle Frankfurter of Takoma Park, Maryland; portrait photographer Wayne Lawrence of Brooklyn, New York; conceptual photographer Joshua Lutz of Katonah, New York; documentary photographer Justin Maxon of Eureka, California; fine-art photographer Jenny Riffle... More

Photographer Injured in Istanbul Protests

Posted by on Tuesday June 11, 2013 | Photojournalism

On Sunday, June 2, photojournalist Antonio Bolfo of Reportage by Getty was injured in Istanbul after police forces fired tear gas canisters into a crowd of protesters and press. Bolfo was in the Besiktas neighborhood, covering demonstrations, when one of the tear gas canisters struck and broke his leg. Bolfo says he and photojournalist Nicole... More