DKNY Atones for Unauthorized Usage by Donating $25K to Photog’s Community YMCA

Posted by on Monday February 25, 2013 | Business, Copyright/Legal, Fashion, Uncategorized

  When DKNY used several photographs by Brooklyn, New York-based street photographer Brandon Stanton in a display window without permission, Stanton took to social media to get the word out and ask the clothing company to donate to a local YMCA in his community, the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in Brooklyn. The multinational clothing company responded by... More

Obituary: Photographer Chayo Mata, 50

Posted by on Wednesday December 12, 2012 | Fashion, Obituary

Beauty and fashion photographer Chayo Mata, whose clients included All You, In Style, Lucky, Natori and Neiman Marcus, died November 27 in New York. She was 50. The cause of death was breast cancer, according to her longtime companion and business partner, Mauricio Soto. Born in San Antonio, Texas, Mata first learned photography from her... More

Vogue, Harper’s Magazine and The New York Times Magazine Win National Magazine Awards for Photography

Posted by on Friday May 4, 2012 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Fashion, Media, Photojournalism

Vogue won the prize for best overall use of photography at the 2012 National Magazine Awards, held in New York City last night. Given out by the American Society of Magazine Editors, the awards honor excellence in magazine editorial. Vogue beat out four other finalists in the category of Photography: GQ, Interview, National Geographic and... More

That New Book Smell

Posted by on Thursday April 19, 2012 | Celebrity, Fashion

When bibliophiles celebrate print they often talk about the weight or feel of paper, about color, binding, typeface, design… but scent? Leave it to print purists and publishers Gerhard Steidl and Karl Lagerfeld to pay attention to the often-overlooked, olfactory component of the print experience. It was Lagerfeld who first pointed out the scent of... More

Lawsuit Raises Questions About Francesco Scavullo’s Archives and Foundation

Posted by on Friday April 13, 2012 | Fashion

A lawsuit filed by a disgruntled business partner of late fashion and celebrity photographer Francesco Scavullo has cast a spotlight on a charitable foundation that he established prior to his death in 2004, raising questions about the condition of Scavullo’s archive and the foundation’s fulfillment of its obligations under Scavullo’s will. Court papers and IRS... More

Israel Bans Use of Underweight Models

Posted by on Tuesday March 20, 2012 | Fashion

Israel has passed a law that bans the use of “underweight” models in advertising, and mandates that ads that are retouched to make models appear thinner must include a disclaimer. According to reports, a fashion photographer and model agent named Adi Barkan has helped promote the bill, which was introduced by Knesset member Rachel Adato.... More

John Midgley’s Altered Image: Reasonable Caution, or Outrageous Censorship?

Posted by on Monday March 19, 2012 | Events, Fashion

Have the morality police chilled artistic expression, or does this image by John Midgley–which appears on an APA promo for a talk by the fashion and celebrity photographer–violate the standards of public decency without the alteration? Midgley is scheduled to give a talk called “Memory: Journey’s of Fiction and Fantasy” at the Apple Store at... More

Photo Editor Explains How Vintage Photos Lead the New York Times Onto Tumblr

Posted by on Thursday March 1, 2012 | Copyright/Legal, Fashion, Media, Photojournalism, Social Media/Web

Earlier this week The New York Times made its first foray onto Tumblr with The Lively Morgue, which showcases vintage photographs from the newspaper’s print archive, which is known as “the morgue” for reasons that aren’t entirely clear, according to the Times. “[Launching a Tumblr blog] made sense for a lot of reasons,” says deputy... More

Penelope Tree, Muse to Avedon, Models Again

Posted by on Friday February 24, 2012 | Fashion

Penelope Tree, who first modeled for Richard Avedon in 1966, is back, appearing in a new fashion campaign for Barney’s shot by Mario Sorrenti. This week’s installment of Who’s Shooting What has details on the campaign, the creative director behind it, and the other fashion personalities being featured. PDN Pulse would just add that at... More