Photojournalism

Civil Rights Photographer Bob Adelman: Interview by Photographer Matt Herron

Posted by on Monday March 21, 2016 | Obituary, Photojournalism

Civil Rights photographer Bob Adelman, who died over the weekend at the age of 85, was profiled recently in an essay titled “Shooting Civil Rights” by photographer Matt Herron. A friend and colleague of Adelman’s, and a fellow Civil Rights activist, Herron wrote the essay for a traveling exhibit called “This Light of Ours: Activist... More

“Make This Picture Invisible” – On the Consequences of Going Viral

Posted by on Friday March 18, 2016 | Photojournalism, Social Media/Web

Many photographers would like nothing more than for an image to go viral, spreading their work and name to the far corners of the Internet. For some, though, the experience is anything but thrilling. Photojournalist Nina Berman recounts her own viral experience with an image she took while working for People Magazine that ultimately won... More

Andrew Ellis, Casper Dalhoff, Stephen Dupont and National Geographic Win Top Awards in Late Round POYi Judging

Posted by on Monday February 29, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

Andrew Ellis of MediaStorm has won Multimedia Photographer of the Year honors at the 73rd anual Pictures of the Year International (POYi) competition, while National Geographic has won Documentary Project of the Year and the Angus McDougall Overall Excellence in Editing Award. Ellis submitted a portfolio that included stories about a farmer at risk of... More

Paolo Marchetti, Carolyn Van Houten and Al Bello Are Top POYi Winners So Far

Posted by on Monday February 22, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

Photographer Paolo Marchetti has won Reportage Photographer of the Year in the 73rd annual Picture of the Year International competition. His portfolio, selected as the winner over the weekend, includes stories about exploited and abused children around the world, and the industrial harvesting of animal hides for the fashion business. The latter project, called “The... More

Burundi Releases Photojournalist Phil Moore Without Charge

Posted by on Friday January 29, 2016 | Media, Photojournalism

Authorities in Burundi have released photojournalist Phil Moore and Le Monde Africa bureau chief Jean Philippe Remy, French ambassador Gerrit Van Rossum told Agence France-Presse. The journalists were picked up in raids in Bujumbura on January 28 along with 15 other men, some of whom where deemed “armed criminals” by Burundi’s security ministry. Earlier today... More

Great Weekend Reads in Photography and Filmmaking

Posted by on Friday January 29, 2016 | Business, Photojournalism

“Think before you speak. Read before you think.” ― Fran Lebowitz Photojournalism and the Middle East – Lens Culture Keep it Simple: The Life of Magnum’s Dark Room Printer – Gup The Quandary of the Unreliable Narrator – Documentary.org Two Takes on Virtual Reality Filmmaking – Post The Master of All Photo Trades – Rangefinder How... More

Update: Photojournalist Phil Moore Arrested in Burundi

Posted by on Friday January 29, 2016 | Media, Photojournalism

British photojournalist Phil Moore was arrested early Thursday morning in a police raid in Bujumbura, Burundi, according to reports. 17 other people, including Le Monde Africa bureu chief Jean Philippe Remy, were also detained in raids that swept through two neighborhoods in the capital. “The two foreigners were arrested in the company of armed criminals,”... More

Why Muslim Woman’s Suit Against AP for Hijab Photo Will Probably Fail

Posted by on Thursday January 28, 2016 | Photojournalism

A Muslim woman has sued Associated Press (AP) and photographer Mark Lennihan for unspecified damages over the unauthorized use her likeness, claiming violation of her civil rights. The case is a legal long shot, but if she wins, wire services and freelance photojournalists—at least in New York state—would have to get the consent of everyone... More

Nat Geo Seminar: Photographers Explain How they Reach New Audiences to Effect Change

Posted by on Wednesday January 20, 2016 | Events, Photojournalism

In his talk during the National Geographic Seminar on January 14, Louis Psihoyos, the photographer, filmmaker and conservation advocate, urged photojournalists and nature photographers in the audience to reach beyond magazine readers and look for new, ambitious ways to get their message in front of a wider audience. Psihoyos’s film Racing Extinction has been shown... More

Documentary Photographers: Contest Deadlines Approaching Fast

Posted by on Wednesday January 6, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

Winter is the height of the photojournalism contest season, and entry deadlines are fast approaching for a number of international competitions. Among them are: The World Press Photo entry deadline is January 13, although entrants must register by January 7. (Multimedia entries are due by  January 20.) There is no entry fee, but participants must... More