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Top Gear News of 2016

Posted by on Thursday December 29, 2016 | Fun, Photo Gear

It was a busy year for photo gear technology, as PDN‘s Technology Editor Greg Scoblete can attest. Over the past 12 months, he’s reviewed and reported on advances in photo technology, giving readers the pros, cons, and unique features of new cameras, video equipment and lenses, advancements in storage capabilities and what the next iteration of... More

Ten Photojournalists Win $1K Grants from Yunghi Kim

Posted by on Tuesday December 27, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants

© Frank Fournier/ Contact Press Images.

Ten photographers have won $1,000 each as part of the 2016 Yunghi Grant. The Yunghi Grant, founded last year, is meant “to emphasize the importance of copyright registration [and] to give back to the profession of photojournalism,” according to photojournalist and grant founder Yunghi Kim. The 2016 recipients are: Frank Fournier Carol Guzy Amnon Gutman Derek Hudson Dania Maxwell Myriam... More

Top Photo News Stories of 2016

Posted by on Tuesday December 27, 2016 | Copyright/Legal, Media, Photos In The News

© Jessica Kourkounis/Getty

Copyright dispute, the continuing controversy over for-profit art schools, Richard Prince (again), First Amendment protections and the President-elect: We look back on the stories that attracted the most attention in 2016. 1- The President-Elect Objects to a News Photo Showing his Double Chin Just 59 days before the President-elect will take an oath to “preserve, protect... More

Poor, Larson and Shindelman Win $10K John Gutmann Photography Fellowship

Posted by on Tuesday November 29, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Volunteers Delivering X-Mas Packages to SHU 12.25.75 Mapped by Shakur Ross, 2013. Photo courtesy of John Gutmann Photography Fellowship Trust

Nigel Poor and photography collaborators Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman have each won $5,000 ($10,000 total) as part of the 2016 John Gutmann Photography Fellowship—an annual award given to emerging creative photographers. The award honors the late John Gutmann, a Bay Area photographer who captured everyday scenes of American life during the mid to late 1900’s.... More

Celebrating PDN’s 100,000 Facebook Fans

Posted by on Monday November 21, 2016 | Social Media/Web

Graphic by Sharon Ber for PDN

From all of us here at PDN, we’d like to give a huge thank you to our Facebook fans—now 100,000 strong—for your support of our brand and the photography community. Through Facebook, PDN has been able to bring you news and updates on photography. And in return, you’ve provided feedback, questions and some lively commentary that benefit us... More

Claudio Rasano Wins $16K Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

Posted by on Thursday November 17, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants

"Katlehong Matsenen, 2016" from the series "Similar Uniforms: We Refuse to Compare." © Claudio Rasano

Swiss-Italian photographer Claudio Rasano has won the 2016 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize for the photograph “Katlehong Matsenen 2016” from the series “Similar Uniforms: We Refuse to Compare.” The first place prize includes a £15,000 ($16,051 USD) cash prize and the portrait will also be featured in an exhibition of 57 works featuring all of the prize... More

Lessons from Deanne Fitzmaurice on Forming Relationships with Subjects

Posted by on Wednesday November 16, 2016 | Photojournalism

For over 13 years, Deanne Fitzmaurice has been photographing Saleh, an Iraqi boy who was severely injured in a grenade explosion at age nine. “I was around Saleh and his dad so much that they just forgot about me,” Fitzmaurice says. “What it taught me is that you have to build trust, build relationships, and then back off and capture moments that say something.” © Deanne Fitzmaurice

One important question has come up consistently throughout Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Deanne Fitzmaurice’s career: Can she remain objective while engaging with her subjects? “I come from a newspaper background which has a really strict policy about not getting involved with subjects—you could get fired. It’s all about credibility and our photographs being believable,” the... More

12 Photographers Named Finalists for $101K Prix Pictet Photography Award

Posted by on Friday November 11, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Migrants arrive by Turkish cruise boat near village of Skala, Lesbos island Greece, Monday November, 16, 2015. The Turkish boat owner delivered some 150 persons to the Greek coast and tried to escape back to Turkey, he was arrested later in Turkish waters. Photo © Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times.

Twelve photographers from across the world have been named to the shortlist for the Prix Pictet Photography Award, which was founded by Swiss private bank Pictet Group. One winner, to be announced at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London on May 4, 2017, will win CHF 100,000 (roughly $101,140). Each year, the Prix Pictet honors... More

Souvid Datta Wins $5K 2016 Visura Photojournalism Grant

Posted by on Tuesday October 25, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

Photo © Souvid Datta. From his long-term project 'Vanishing Girls of West Bengal'

Indian photographer Souvid Datta has been awarded the 2016 Visura Photojournalism Grant and a $5,000 cash prize to help support his long-term project “Vanishing Girls of West Bengal.” The project explores child sex trafficking and the socio-economic conditions that perpetuate it, as well as the challenges that NGOs face in tackling the issue.   Twelve additional photojournalists were... More

2016 Eddie Adams Award Winners Announced

Posted by on Wednesday October 12, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Nikon award winner Hilina Abebe. Photo © Eve Edelheit

The 29th annual Eddie Adams Workshop for emerging photographers in Jeffersonville, New York, ended Monday with presentations by students and announcements of awards. Winners included: Photographer Cesar Rodriguez of Mexico, who received the $2,500 Chris Hondros Fund Award. Hilina Abebe of Ethopia, who received the Nikon Award, which includes a Nikon D5 DSLR, three NIKKOR zoom lenses and... More