Photojournalism

Josef Koudelka Documentary Film Offers Intimate Portrait of the Famed Photographer

Posted by on Monday July 25, 2016 | Fine Art, Photojournalism

What would it be like to assist Josef Koudelka? What could an assistant learn simply by observing and helping the legendary Czech photographer? Koudelka Shooting Holy Land, a new documentary film making its U.S. debut today at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (and showing again this Sunday, July 31), gives viewers an opportunity to... More

“Deliberate Attack” Killed Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik in Syria, Says Photographer Paul Conroy

Posted by on Tuesday July 12, 2016 | Copyright/Legal, Photojournalism

The sister of deceased American journalist Marie Colvin has filed a civil lawsuit in U.S. district court in Washington D.C. against the state of Syria, alleging that Colvin was deliberately targeted for extrajudicial killing by the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The 2012 artillery attack on a media center in Homs killed Colvin, 56,... More

LOOK3: Chris Morris on Shooting War, Fashion and Politics

Posted by on Thursday June 23, 2016 | Fashion, Photojournalism

The candid conversation between Christopher Morris and MaryAnne Golon at the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville, Viriginia, highlighted the varied paths Morris’s career has taken, from documenting conflict and politics to shooting fashion, and the struggles photographers face in a changing industry. Morris, a founding member of the VII photo agency and contract... More

Great Weekend Reads in Photography & Filmmaking

Posted by on Friday June 3, 2016 | Photojournalism

“The problem with a life spent reading is you know too much.” ― Josh Lanyon **** How We Trained Software to Judge Photography – Medium A Disturbing Trend in Photography – Neal Rantoul The Afterlife of Polaroid – The Nation What I Learned When My Photo Went Viral – Rangefinder VR Is Cool, But Is... More

Great Weekend Reads in Photography & Filmmaking

Posted by on Friday May 13, 2016 | Photojournalism

“Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.” ― John Locke **** Renting a Darkroom in Tokyo – Japan Camera Hunter How I Became the Subject of My Own Boston Bombing Photos – Bill Hoenk The International Center of Photography’s Brave New World – Christies... More

2016 Photography Pulitzers Go to The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and Thompson Reuters

Posted by on Monday April 18, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

Two photo teams have won Pulitzer Prizes for Breaking News Photography this year: one prize went to Mauricio Lima, Sergey Ponomarev, Tyler Hicks and Daniel Etter of The New York Times and the second went to the photography staff of Thompson Reuters. The Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography went to Jessica Rinaldi of The Boston Globe. The... More

How Winning a Pulitzer Changed Deanne Fitzmaurice’s Career

Posted by on Wednesday April 13, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

The 2016 Pulitzer Prize winners will be announced on Monday, April 18, marking the 100th awarding of the prizes since they were initiated in 1917. We recently asked photojournalist Deanne Fitzmaurice how winning the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography has affected her career. Now a contributor to Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine, National Geographic... More

Video Pick: Magnus Wennman Pushes Boundaries with “Fatima’s Drawings”

Posted by on Monday April 4, 2016 | PDN Video Picks, Photojournalism

FATIMA’S DRAWINGS from Magnus Wennman on Vimeo. Among three finalists for the World Press Photo short form multimedia prize is Magnus Wennman’s outstanding 5-1/2 minute video called “Fatima’s Drawings.” His “Where the Children Sleep” project was widely published last year, and “Fatima’s Drawings” is a continuation of his work documenting the plight of refugee children... More