Obituary: Sports and Portrait Photographer Ozzie Sweet, 94

Posted by on Monday February 25, 2013 | Celebrity, Obituary

Ozzie Sweet, whose photographs have appeared on approximately 1,800 magazine covers, died on Wednesday, February 20, according to an obituary in The New York Times. He was 94 years old. Sweet started taking photographs after joining the Air Force at the start of World War II, and his “war-time” images frequently landed on the cover... More

Hillary Clinton Honors Photographer Carrie Mae Weems with State Dept. Medal

Posted by on Monday December 3, 2012 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Celebrity, Fine Art

Photographer Carrie Mae Weems received a State Department medal from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at a luncheon on Friday, November 30, at the State Department in Washington, D.C. Clinton honored Weems and four other artists—Jeff Koons, Cai Guo-Qiang, Shahzia Sikander and Kiki Smith—with the first U.S. Department of State Medals of Arts ever awarded.... More

California Anti-Paparazzi Law Fails First Court Challenge

Posted by on Thursday November 15, 2012 | Celebrity, Photojournalism

A California law meant to impose special penalties on the paparazzi for reckless driving has  been declared unconstitutional by a Los Angeles County superior court judge, according to several news reports. Judge Thomas Rubinson said the law was too broad when prosecutors invoked it against photographer Paul Raef. The paparazzo was charged with reckless driving... More

PPE 2012: On Making Compelling Portraits

Posted by on Monday October 29, 2012 | Celebrity, Fine Art

In the seminar “The Art and Business of Portraiture,” held during PhotoPlus Expo, portrait photographers Lydia Panas, Chris Buck, and Charlotte Dumas showed their work, primarily focusing on their fine art images, and described how they interact with their subjects to make compelling portraits. Gallerist Michael Foley of the Foley Gallery in New York moderated... More

Russell Brand Agrees to Community Service for Throwing Photog’s iPhone

Posted by on Friday July 27, 2012 | Celebrity

A Louisiana  judge has ordered actor Russell Brand to perform 20 hours of community service and pay $500 in court costs for throwing a photographer’s iPhone through a plate glass window last spring, the Associated Press has reported. The community service is not specified, but could involve “charitable work with people suffering from additictions,” according... More

Celebrity Smackdown II: Shirley Jones Consented to Red Carpet Images, Appeals Court Affirms

Posted by on Wednesday July 18, 2012 | Celebrity, Photojournalism

A federal appeals court has upheld a decision to dismiss a lawsuit against Corbis by actress Shirley Jones, who charged that the photo agency violated her rights of publicity by marketing images of her without permission. The appeals court also refused to vacate an award of attorney’s fees to Corbis totaling $357,533. The decision was... More

Alec Baldwin Attacks Newspaper Photographer (Update)

Posted by on Tuesday June 19, 2012 | Celebrity

June 20, 2012: Mickey Osterreicher, general counsel for National Press Photographers Association, has weighed in on the incident, publishing an “Open Letter to Alec Baldwin.” Details below. Not that it’s news these days when a celebrity (or bodyguard of a celebrity) shoves, punches or tries to run over a photographer, but the Daily News has... More