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Top PDNOnline Articles From the Past Week

Posted by on Monday June 26, 2017 | Fun, Media

Curious to know what the top-performing articles on PDNonline.com were from this past week? Let’s take a look: The Latest Tech Shaping the Photo Industry From foldable drones to artificial intelligence software, these are the photo innovations we’re excited about—and we’re glad to see you are too. How I Got That Shot: Creating Versatile Light... More

Obituary: Gary Friedman, LA Times Photographer, 62

Posted by on Friday June 16, 2017 | Obituary

Gary Friedman
Photo courtesy of The Los Angeles Times

Gary Friedman, a longtime Los Angeles Times photojournalist, died Wednesday after a fight with cancer, The Times reports. He was 62. During his career, Friedman photographed presidential elections, Olympic games and the aftermath of the 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City. He won a World Press Photo award in 1981 for his coverage of Yvonne and... More

Five Photographers Win the 2017 Contemporary African Photography Prize

Posted by on Tuesday June 13, 2017 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Georges Senga Image cap prize
© Georges Senga from the series "Cette Maison n'est pas à Vendre et à Vendre"

Girma Berta, Emmanuelle Andrianjafy, Georges Senga, Fethi Sahraoui and Lebohang Kganye are the winners of this year’s CAP Prize— the Contemporary African Photography Prize, awarded by the CAP Association. The award is given annually to five photographers whose work “engages with the African continent or its diaspora” and “encourage a rethinking of the image of... More

Obituary: Color Pioneer Marie Cosindas, 93

Posted by on Thursday June 1, 2017 | Obituary

Asparagus II, 1967 by Marie Cosindas
Asparagus II, 1967. © Estate of Marie Cosindas, courtesy of Bruce Silverstein Gallery, NY

Marie Cosindas, who earned fame and recognition in the 1960’s for her still lifes and color portraits, has died. She was 93, Art News reports. Born in Boston in 1923, Cosindas studied at the Modern School of Fashion Design in the 1950s and took drawing and painting classes at the Bostom Museum School. She later... More

Meridith Kohut Wins 2017 Getty Images Chris Hondros Fund Award

Posted by on Monday May 1, 2017 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Meridith Kohut
© Meridith Kohut for The New York Times

Venezuela-based photojournalist Meridith Kohut has won the sixth annual $20,000 Getty Images Chris Hondros Fund (CHF) Award for 2017. Non-profit news organization ProPublica has also won the first-ever Domestic Reporting Grant from the Chris Hondros Fund. The CHF award honors the work and celebrates the legacy of photojournalist Chris Hondros, who was killed in April 2011... More

Chris Court and Eater Win Top Photo Honors at 2017 James Beard Awards

Posted by on Wednesday April 26, 2017 | Awards/Contests/Grants

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From "Thrill Ride," produced by Eater, which took top honors in the Visual Storytelling category in the 2017 James Beard Awards.

The James Beard Foundation announced the winners of its annual media awards yesterday. Taste & Technique: Recipes to Elevate Your Home Cooking, photographed by Chris Court, won top honors in the Photography category. Eater was also honored with the Visual Storytelling award for its online story “Thrill Ride.” Vince Dixon reported the story and Mariya Pylayevwhich edited the videos. “Thrill... More

Frederik Buyckx Named Photographer of the Year in 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

Posted by on Thursday April 20, 2017 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Frederik Buyckx
© Frederik Buyckx, Belgium, 1st Place, Professional, Landscape, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

Belgian photographer Frederik Buyckx has won $25,000 as the prize for the Photographer of the Year nomination in the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards. Buyckx was also the first place winner in the Landscape category, one of the ten professional categories in the competition. According to the World Photography Organization, 127,098 entries were received in the Professional category. Buyckx, a freelance photographer,... More

Sinclair Wins $20K 2017 Anja Niedringhaus Award

Posted by on Thursday April 20, 2017 | Awards/Contests/Grants

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"Whenever I saw him, I hid. I hated to see him," Tahini (in pink) recalls of the early days of her marriage to Mated, when she was 6 and he was 25. The young wife posed for this portrait with former classmate Ghana, also a child bride, outside their mountain home in Hajji, Yemen, in 2010. There is currently no legal age of marriage in Yemen. Photo © Stephanie Sinclair

Stephanie Sinclair, a National Geographic photographer and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, has won the $20,000 2017 Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award from the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF). The prize, made possible by the Howard G. Buffet foundation, will be used to support Sinclair’s ongoing work, which includes projects focused on human rights and gender issues around the... More

Sarah Blesener Wins the $20K Alexia Foundation Professional Grant

Posted by on Wednesday April 12, 2017 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

© Sarah Blesener/Alexia Foundation

New York-based photographer Sarah Blesener has won the $20,000 Professional Grant from the Alexia Foundation for her series “Toy Soldiers,“ which documents youth patriotic clubs, education and summer camps in Russia. Blesener, a recent graduate of the International Center of Photography and recipient of the Alexia Student Award in 2016, will use the funds to photograph rising... More