Photojournalism

Lessons from Deanne Fitzmaurice on Forming Relationships with Subjects

Posted by on Wednesday November 16, 2016 | Photojournalism

For over 13 years, Deanne Fitzmaurice has been photographing Saleh, an Iraqi boy who was severely injured in a grenade explosion at age nine. “I was around Saleh and his dad so much that they just forgot about me,” Fitzmaurice says. “What it taught me is that you have to build trust, build relationships, and then back off and capture moments that say something.” © Deanne Fitzmaurice

One important question has come up consistently throughout Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Deanne Fitzmaurice’s career: Can she remain objective while engaging with her subjects? “I come from a newspaper background which has a really strict policy about not getting involved with subjects—you could get fired. It’s all about credibility and our photographs being believable,” the... More

World Press to Allow Staged and Manipulated Photos in New Contest

Posted by on Wednesday October 26, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photo Manipulation, Photojournalism

World Press Photo has announced that it will launch a new contest for “creative documentary photography.” With a nod to subjective and non-traditional forms of storytelling, the contest “will reward the most imaginative ways of telling stories available,” World Press said in its announcement. The contest, which has yet to be named, is slated to... More

Souvid Datta Wins $5K 2016 Visura Photojournalism Grant

Posted by on Tuesday October 25, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

Photo © Souvid Datta. From his long-term project 'Vanishing Girls of West Bengal'

Indian photographer Souvid Datta has been awarded the 2016 Visura Photojournalism Grant and a $5,000 cash prize to help support his long-term project “Vanishing Girls of West Bengal.” The project explores child sex trafficking and the socio-economic conditions that perpetuate it, as well as the challenges that NGOs face in tackling the issue.   Twelve additional photojournalists were... More

PhotoPlus Expo: Nicklen, Mittermeier on the Urgent Role of Conservation Photography

Posted by on Monday October 24, 2016 | Photojournalism

Photographers Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier, who were the keynote speakers at PhotoPlus Expo on Saturday, delivered an urgent message to the audience: Time is running out to save marine ecosystems and wildlife, and photography is vital for raising the alarm and changing the course of natural history. Nicklen and Mittermeier told captivating stories about... More

Photojournalist Jeroen Oerlemans Killed in Libya

Posted by on Monday October 3, 2016 | Obituary, Photojournalism

Dutch photojournalist Jeroen Oerlemans, 45, was killed in Sirte, Libya, on October 2 while on assignment for the Belgian magazine Knack and other publications, Al Jazeera reports.  His body was taken to Misrata, where a doctor reported that Oerlemans had been shot in the chest by a sniper for ISIS, which has been fighting for... More

Dotan Saguy’s Advice for Shooting Street Photography

Posted by on Friday September 2, 2016 | Photojournalism

©Dotan Saguy A former tech entrepreneur now pursuing photography as a second career, Dotan Saguy has gained notice for his project about the vitality, energy and spectacle of Venice Beach. National Geographic, ABC News, and others have published the work online, and Saguy, 46, has been invited to attend both the Missouri Photo Workshop and... More

Getty Images Awards $50,000 In Grants to Five Photojournalists

Posted by on Thursday September 1, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

© Jonathan Torgovnik.
Adam, 25, from Zambia, in the room he shares with four migrant workers in one of the derelict “hijacked” buildings that house African migrants in Johannesburg's inner city. © Jonathan Torgovnik.

Mary F. Calvert, Kirsten Luce, Katie Orlinsky, Sergey Ponomarev and Jonathan Torgovnik have each won a $10,000 grant from Getty Images through its annual Grants for Editorial Photography program. The program aims to  “showcase and support powerful and inspiring photojournalism projects,” says Getty Images, which announced the winners today. Ponomarev, based in Moscow, was recognized for his... More

Former National Geographic Editor Wilbur Garrett Dies at 85

Posted by on Wednesday August 17, 2016 | Obituary, Photojournalism

Wilbur “Bill” Garrett, who methodically raised the standards for photography at National Geographic and pushed for coverage of timely and sometimes controversial subjects during his tenure as editor in the 1980s, died at his home on August 13, National Geographic has reported. He was 85. Garrett began pushing for a more photojournalistic approach to Geographic... More

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