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Charles Harbutt’s Travelog: The Best Essay About Photography Ever Written?

Posted by on Wednesday July 8, 2015 | Media

When photographer and former Magnum president Charles Harbutt died on June 29, we called Alex Webb, one of the many photographers Harbutt mentored, for comment. Webb described Harbutt as “a remarkable teacher” who “thought about photography in interesting ways.” Webb also said that the introductory essay Harbutt wrote for his 1974 book, Travelog, “is one... More

How Greg Constantine Keeps a Human Rights Story in the Public Eye, and the News Cycle

Posted by on Thursday May 14, 2015 | Media, Photojournalism

For more than a decade, photographer Greg Constantine has worked to document the lives of stateless people—people who have no nationality and are denied basic human rights—in places such as Sri Lanka, Kenya, Malaysia and Ukraine. Constantine has also photographed Burma’s Rohingya Muslims, hundreds of thousands of whom live as refugees in Bangladesh, who are... More

Marcus Bleasdale Wins 2014 Robert Capa Gold Medal

Posted by on Thursday April 30, 2015 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Media

Marcus Bleasdale has won the 2014 Robert Capa Gold Medal Award for his coverage of the religious violence in the Central African Republic, the Overseas Press Club (OPC) has announced. The images were made on assignment for Human Rights Watch, Foreign Policy and National Geographic. The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award is bestowed annually for the best foreign... More

Behind Cosmo UK’s Honor Killings Protest “Cover” Photograph

Posted by on Tuesday January 20, 2015 | Media

Last week a mock Cosmopolitan UK cover that sought to protest honor killings drew attention and praise online. Honor killing is a horrific practice in which family members kill one of their own, often a daughter, who is perceived to have brought shame on a family. The Cosmo UK mock cover depicts what appears to... More

New Instagram Feed Highlights Effects of Climate Change

Posted by on Wednesday January 7, 2015 | Media

An Instagram feed showcasing the work of photographers documenting the causes and effects of global climate change launched on January 1. Founded by Tokyo-based photographer James Whitlow Delano, @everydayclimagechange was inspired by the @everydayeverywhere feed, which presents selected images of daily life around the world, and will show how extreme weather and changes to the... More

PDNPulse: Top Stories of 2014

Posted by on Tuesday December 23, 2014 | Business, Copyright/Legal, Fine Art, Media, Photo Manipulation, Photojournalism, Social Media/Web

As another fascinating year in the world of professional photography comes to a close, we look back on the stories that drew the most interest from PDNPulse readers this year. From manipulated news photos, to photographers arrested for doing their jobs, to collaborative efforts between photographers and an interview with one of photography’s most influential... More

If that Kim Kardashian Photo Looks Familiar…

Posted by on Thursday November 13, 2014 | Media

One of the photos of Kim Kardashian that’s been circulating around (and around) social media since Paper Magazine released its latest issue inspired a sense of déjà vu in people familiar with the work of the photographer who took the image, Jean-Paul Goude. The outlandish shot is a re-hash of a concept and pose Goude... More

Forest Service Chief Says Journalists Don’t Need Permits to Photograph in National Forests

Posted by on Wednesday November 12, 2014 | Media, Photojournalism, Video

When the United States Forest Service released a vaguely worded directive that suggested journalists would have to pay up to $1500 for a permit to photograph or film in national forests, photographers and first amendment activists were alarmed. The controversial directive, issued as a draft in September, was first reported by The Oregonian newspaper. Following... More