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

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 – Two Takes on Virtual Reality Filmmaking – Post The Master of All Photo Trades – Rangefinder How... More